Sinful Sunday Weekly Round-up 394
Welcome to this weeks round-up and before I introduce my guest this week here is your last reminder for the November prompt weekend which is this Sunday!
Kinky and Perky’s Top 5 Pics of Week
As with everything in my life, I have been overthinking this weekly round-up like I’m choosing the Booker shortlist. But I also think it’s good to scrutinise the way you judge imagery – to interrogate your aesthetic. For example, do I mentally “reward” contributors who have gone to a fantastic location – or is that letting the scenery do the work in place of an idea? Do I prefer the simple home compositions, reportage snaps that capture an ordinary charm or does that mean that they haven’t made the effort? Because making a selection means you DO have to judge and that is hard in a community that strives hard not to be judgemental.
So in the end, I decided to go with my guts, or maybe a bit lower. What were the images that managed to circumnavigate my overactive brain and produce a reaction. A catch of breath or widening of the eyes. Or a smile in recognition of a witty composition. In short, they were:
This image just leapt off the screen when I saw it for so many obvious reasons: shibari with ruby ribbons matching the nails, the plug. But the sheer drama of the pose and angle heightens the already high sexiness.
I chuckled when I saw SubMissy had apologised for her goosebumps, because they make the image for me: the absolute human clarity of her skin vs the ethereal fantasy shape of the angel as the image recedes. Enchanting.
This is a perfect blend of abstraction and explicitness – I love how it challenges your brain to try to fill in the gaps created by hair and shadows. The intrigue draws the viewer in. Because the implied is ALWAYS hotter.
I loved this shot because it’s all about tensions between opposites: the soft, dark, warm flesh and the cold, hard white tiles; the curve of a woman’s body and the geometric straight lines; the idealised form of the smooth fleshed leg and the sharp focused soon-to-be-gone hair; the ideal and reality. And subtly done.
This made me laugh out loud but it’s also more than just a fun pic: the soft glow of the light creates such a beautiful shapes and bonus points for a new take on Halloween.
As ever, hats off for everyone who took part because it really isn’t about winning. It’s using what your mama gave you to raise a smile and make someone’s week. And what could be a nicer aim than that?