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« on: February 23, 2010, 18:45 »
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Alamy says "No glamour" -- yet a search of "nude" shows a ton of nudes. What's going on?


« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 23:54 »
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I have not looked at the nudes on Alamy, but there is a ton of difference between an art nude and a playboy style shot. Generally when people refer to glamor, they are speaking of the playboy genre of nude imagery

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 06:10 »
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I didn't imagine "glamour" would be playboy-style nude. 

« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 09:02 »
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For me glamour would be lots of models wandering down catwalks in fancy dresses, or hundreds of portraits of beautiful men or women. All well and good, but they won't sell like that. Put them all in business clothes then you're talking.

On an aside, by some modern day miracle, Alamy sold a pic of mine for just over $1000 dollars today - it's my highest ever single sale for advertising, and was of a snowy mountain range.

Really, the oddest things sell...

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 10:26 »
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Wow, must have been one glamourous mountain range! If you google "glamour photography" you get many "boudoir" shots (and not my boudoir, I wear flannel).

« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010, 15:55 »
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I can imagine sexy images as glamour, but not erotic images.  I don't see anything glamorous about playboy-style shots, just degrading. 

« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010, 18:47 »
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I can imagine sexy images as glamour, but not erotic images.  I don't see anything glamorous about playboy-style shots, just degrading. 

@Madelaide, perhaps Playboy on Brazil is more risque than the USA version which as always been pretty mild.

In any case, its really a problem of semantics.
Glamour photography in the USA has been a code-word for shooting nudes since the 1950s.
Whereas the magazine sold here called "Glamour" is a fashion magazine and not a nude image to be found anywhere.


 

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