The Body Beautiful

In recent months I have been thinking about doing a series of Photographs using the subject line “Tasteful Naturally”. The concept would be to take the ordinary woman of any age and size and take pictures of them in a natural (nude or semi-nude) but tasteful pose.

This morning on the Today Show they did an interview with Jes Baker. Jes is the blogger ( that wrote an open letter to Mike Jefferies, the CEO of Abercombie & Fitch, criticizing his, and the stores, views regarding Plus Size Women. Jes Baker is a size 22 and with few exceptions none of the clothes at A&F would fit her.

On the blog posing of her letter to Jefferies are a number of pictures she and a model posed in depicting sexually provocative shots. ( These are perfect example of the type of poses I had in mind for my series.

Other similar shot are at

Jes, I want to thank you for coming out and bringing attention to the subject that one doesn’t have to be a size 0 model to be able to pose for sexy shots and most importantly to bring out into the open a conversation that real woman have curves.

It has also encouraged me to move along with my idea of ‘Tasteful Naturally’.

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