62 Poster Size photos of Anna K. by Dmitry Kurapov
Added January 19, 2006
Today we received this email from someone criticizing our series of Vaya posing with a snake: Gorgeous woman - obscured in most photos by the stupid snake. The snake is ok for a few photos. Why detract from a beautiful woman's body with the snake?
Our reply: How does the snake detract from her body? Or for that matter, how does clothing detract from a woman's body? Like clothing, the snake is meant to enhance her body, to attract our eye to certain places and to harmonize with her curves. What could be more curvy than a snake? If parts of her are obscured it's because she wished them obscured. Do you have more right to a woman's body than she has? Does she have to pose for your sake and not hers? Our photos are not meant to be anatomical illustrations. They are not meant for curious men who can't get a girlfriend and have never seen a woman naked. They are meant for men who have minds, imagination and values and admire women for theirs. They are for men who admire art and female beauty put to clever and artistic uses rather than just sexual stimulation. If a model wants to make an artistic statement, we admire her for her creativity and enthusiasm. And if she doesn't want to show something, we don't try to force her. We admire the whole woman, not just her body.