But I am still a man who enjoys a picture of a happily nude woman. One day, a few years ago, an internet buddy posted a picture of a gorgeous lady, a "normal" woman, a bit padded in the same places that my wife is padded. Smiling at the camera, she honestly looked like she was happy with being photographed. THIS was something new!
So I tracked down the source of the photo, and discovered Domai.com. A very happy discovery!
Based in Europe, Domai.Com was founded in 1996 by Eolake Stobblehouse, photographer, bon vivant, artist, and a man whose fight to bring tasteful nudes to the general public took many paths during his long and adventurous life. The bottom line is that he has succeeded in creating a business based on beauty, art, and the appreciation of a woman's natural elegance.
Dozens of photographers in countries all over the world contribute clear high resolution photographs of... women. Not models, not "perfect", not abused, not porn, not sexual. Just. Beautiful. Nudes.
Eollake admits to having a message. If you look through his well designed web site, you'll find out a lot about the man behind the camera, his goals and dreams. But his message is important. Eolake writes:
"And what message is that? Actually, there are more than one.
Looking is good
Beauty is important
Nudity is natural
"They are easiest understood in reverse order. The least important (but still important) is "nudity is natural". This is also a message which is being well disseminated by Nudist groups all over the world. So I will limit myself on this issue to saying that if the state in which we come from the hand of the Creator is an evil one, then mankind is truly in a bad spot."
"The second most important message of DOMAI is "beauty is important". This is perhaps a slightly more unusual message. Artists and experts in art through history have said this in various forms. Now, it is rather obvious to anybody that we need food, water, and shelter to survive. Slightly less obvious is it that we need friends, work, and a purpose in life. And much less obvious is it that we need beauty. And yet, if you look at how people live, everybody on the Earth (except perhaps those who live in the utmost poverty) will have arranged things with some beauty, according to their taste. They will have at least a few pictures on the walls which they like. So even at the low level starting where starvation is no longer a daily issue, beauty enters as something important. And DOMAI simply specializes in the kind of beauty found in the design of Woman."