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October 14, 2005 1:45 PM   Subscribe

Friday Flash. NSFW. Mouse over and click. NSFW.
posted by fandango_matt (70 comments total)

 
I don't really find that fun. Why only women?
posted by Sharktattoo at 1:49 PM on October 14, 2005


Find the Hidden Man???
posted by squalor at 1:51 PM on October 14, 2005


Really beautiful, I thought.
posted by ori at 1:54 PM on October 14, 2005


I always wondered what women looked like without their clothes.
posted by palinode at 1:54 PM on October 14, 2005


I like the picture you see when you click em after a roll over. Yummmaaay.
posted by evilelvis at 1:55 PM on October 14, 2005


Find the Hidden Man???

Hidden?
posted by nthdegx at 1:58 PM on October 14, 2005


Fashion was different in 1992. It looks like the photographer recruited his models from the line at a Soul Asylum concert.
posted by fire&wings at 2:04 PM on October 14, 2005


BushFilter.
posted by soiled cowboy at 2:05 PM on October 14, 2005


That is awesome! Its amazing to me how some of them look quite frumpy clothed but naked they're quite beautiful. And the ones I thought would look the best naked don't.
posted by fenriq at 2:07 PM on October 14, 2005


I find it extremely interesting that the body shapes look so much more similar when nude than in clothing. It shows how well- or poorly-fitted clothing can drastically alter one's perceived shape.
posted by rhapsodie at 2:08 PM on October 14, 2005


Art-Pr0n is my second favorite kind of pr0n.
posted by signal at 2:08 PM on October 14, 2005


So this could be What Not to Wear if they wanted to take it to the extreme version?
posted by cavalier at 2:10 PM on October 14, 2005


Flash indeedy.
posted by Peter H at 2:17 PM on October 14, 2005


Some of them seem to have changed their hair quite drastically before being shot sans clothes.
posted by sveskemus at 2:18 PM on October 14, 2005


Is this link safe for work?
posted by Robot Johnny at 2:24 PM on October 14, 2005


Sure is. I just showed it to my boss.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:26 PM on October 14, 2005


It's like having x-ray glasses.
posted by S.C. at 2:29 PM on October 14, 2005


Yeah, cavalier — or just What Not To Wear for literalists, complete with before and after pictures.
posted by nebulawindphone at 2:31 PM on October 14, 2005


It looks like the photographer recruited his models from the line at a Soul Asylum concert.

Indeed. I love the chick with the "Blossom"-type sunflower hat.
posted by brundlefly at 2:32 PM on October 14, 2005


Woohoo - I just found out what happens when you click on em.
posted by Peter H at 2:44 PM on October 14, 2005


I hate how shit like this just perpetuates unrealistic body shape myths to other woman.
posted by Peter H at 2:47 PM on October 14, 2005


This was posted in a different form awhile back. Not in Flash, but static pics. Having trouble recalling the search terms... I may be back later with the link.
posted by edgeways at 2:51 PM on October 14, 2005


This, sans Flash, was posted about a year or two ago. I think it also had stats on the women.
posted by dobbs at 2:51 PM on October 14, 2005


What? Those women strike me as fairly normal body types. No really overweight women, but not being fat doesn't equate to unrealistic.
posted by Justinian at 2:52 PM on October 14, 2005


Very true fire&wings: so many high-rise blue jeans, so many giant belts- and blue jeans with the knees worn out? When was the last time you saw an adult wear jeans with the knees out?

How do you suppose the photographer found 59 women who are all the same height?
posted by Lord Kinbote at 2:53 PM on October 14, 2005


And where are the black women?
posted by Lord Kinbote at 2:54 PM on October 14, 2005


Holy crap, it would be nice if the author of this file upped the FPS of the movie. That 4/s is nearly killing my eyes.
posted by Imperfect at 2:58 PM on October 14, 2005


Non-white persons in general are conspicuously absent.

And is it me, or is there also a disproportionately high amount of pubic topiary action going on there?

Very cool overall though - and a sad commentary on our absurdly puritanical country that something so lovely and natural should be "NSFW!!!!!"
posted by MaxVonCretin at 2:59 PM on October 14, 2005


Oodles of thong tanlines, too.

I smell beach bunnies.
posted by MaxVonCretin at 3:02 PM on October 14, 2005


What? Those women strike me as fairly normal body types. No really overweight women, but not being fat doesn't equate to unrealistic.

I was being sarcastic!; all of these bodies are very realistic and most would be considered highly flawed by modern (false, howard stern show, E hollywood, US magazine, etc) standards.
posted by Peter H at 3:02 PM on October 14, 2005


This has been around for a number of years, and I believe perhaps even posted here in a different form/site. They were college students billed as average women or something. I think they are above average, and for the reason of who would be comfortable participating in this. More interesting would be what would they look like now, years later. What would any of us look like in college and then ten or more years later?
posted by caddis at 3:04 PM on October 14, 2005


Beautiful. Yes it's naked girls/women, but this is a dramatic art piece. It's really quite beautiful.

You can see much higher resolution of 59,000 naked women on the internet. But this really resonates with me.
posted by Ynoxas at 3:17 PM on October 14, 2005


posted by Imperfect Holy crap, it would be nice if the author of this file upped the FPS of the movie. That 4/s is nearly killing my eyes.

The closer you bring your mouse to the center, the slower it goes, to the point where it will pause on the image of your choice.

Not that I paused any of them to stare, mind you--I was just testing the interface.
posted by fandango_matt at 3:22 PM on October 14, 2005


caddis - yeah, they've been around for ages. The series of pictures is called "Human Anatomy Pictures for Artists" and/or "Female Anatomy Photos" by photographer Akira Gomi.
[!NSFW!link1!NSFW!link2!NSFW!]
The complete set also answers the question "Where are the [non-European] women?" The links are to more than 64 pics of nude females, did I mention they're not safe for work?
posted by Zack_Replica at 3:29 PM on October 14, 2005


signal, ok I'll bite, what's your favorite?
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:41 PM on October 14, 2005


You can definitely tell who among those decided to get the inexpensive boob jobs.
posted by clevershark at 4:05 PM on October 14, 2005


Very well done.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:14 PM on October 14, 2005


Didn't show me any girl parts that I wasn't aware existed.
posted by Citizen Premier at 4:25 PM on October 14, 2005


When was the last time you saw an adult wear jeans with the knees out?

Tuesday, I think. In a grocery store. She was probably in her 50's or 60's.
posted by Foosnark at 4:48 PM on October 14, 2005


How comes I'm seeing naked women on the internets and they're not performing blowjobs?
posted by FieldingGoodney at 5:06 PM on October 14, 2005


I found the majority of these women disgustingly thin. This ain't the average woman I know.
posted by TheGoldenOne at 5:09 PM on October 14, 2005


BrotherCaine writes 'signal, ok I'll bite, what's your favorite?'

Advertising, natch.
posted by signal at 5:30 PM on October 14, 2005


I like seeing a variety of naked women.
posted by semmi at 5:34 PM on October 14, 2005


These pictures really reminded me of a great coffee table book I once saw and subsequently bought for a gift: Naked New York. It features a series of New Yorkers of all ages, races and sizes, first clothed, then naked. It's quite the conversation starter, and is part of a series featuring people from Los Angeles and London.
posted by Officeslacker at 5:50 PM on October 14, 2005


I found the majority of these women disgustingly thin. This ain't the average woman I know.

Hmmmmm, take a trip to Asia. You'll realise these women aren't "thin" - just pretty normal.
posted by FieldingGoodney at 6:07 PM on October 14, 2005


They're all hourglass shaped. Weird.
posted by hopeless romantique at 6:12 PM on October 14, 2005


I only clicked on that link for the articles, honest.
posted by Ritchie at 6:34 PM on October 14, 2005


Is it just me, or are the naked images, on the average, considerably less happy than the clothed ones?
posted by JHarris at 7:05 PM on October 14, 2005


Hmmmmm, take a trip to Asia. You'll realise these women aren't "thin" - just pretty normal.

These women aren't Asian. You know that, right?
posted by jimmy at 7:45 PM on October 14, 2005


JHarris, looks to me like the faces don't change at all. Creepily so.

The hair, on the other hand, is often styled quite differently.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:54 PM on October 14, 2005


i never get tired of seeing this series ad nausea online.
posted by naxosaxur at 7:57 PM on October 14, 2005


Cute. Real women in all their glorious variety. Now let's see one for men.

Also: please don't shave pubic hair. Pubic hair is good.
posted by Decani at 9:34 PM on October 14, 2005


Decani, you want mine?
posted by pmbuko at 10:31 PM on October 14, 2005


I counted 3 tattoos.
posted by carsonb at 10:58 PM on October 14, 2005


I counted 3 tattoos.
posted by carsonb at 12:58 AM CST on October 15 [!]


You need to count again then. I'm just sayin'.

Decani: Couldn't disagree more, and that "preference" is from long before teh intarweb. In fact, the porn I grew up with the women all had their pubic hair. But, to each their own. Most styles seemed to be well represented except completely shaven.
posted by Ynoxas at 12:42 AM on October 15, 2005


Hum. I dunno, I found the parade of blank face gals posed like paper dolls a bit creepy to be honest. And true, they are more "average" than your typical airbrushed models, but there really isn't that much variety in body shapes.

Maybe it's just the interface in the main link that rubs me the wrong way. I prefer they way the photo's are presented in Zack_Replica first link, as reference pictures.
posted by kosher_jenny at 1:41 AM on October 15, 2005


Hmmmmm, take a trip to Asia. You'll realise these women aren't "thin" - just pretty normal.

These women aren't Asian. You know that, right?


Haha! Good one....

You knew I was just highlighting the difference between what different regions of the world consider to be thin....right?
posted by FieldingGoodney at 2:55 AM on October 15, 2005


kosher_jenny - yes the interface is bad, and no there's not much in the variety of body shapes. When I was originally looking for a series of models to draw from, and now too, I find most of these refreshing to reference as they look human, and not generic. Some have a bit more butt or hips going on than the usual Vogue thing... I think that that's why I find them refreshing and 'human', and ultimately more attractive than the starved models that appear in the latest fashion mags. I'm going out on a limb here and saying that there should also be included women who would be concidered "fat" (and, wow are those quotes loaded) by contemporary standards because they make up as large a section of the general population as anyone else and are equally as 'attractive' and 'photogenic'.
Hot girls are HOT, no matter what they look like, and from what I've read there are more than a few MeFites that agree. There needs to be more studies that include these and more, different types in their scope.
IMHO, natch.
posted by Zack_Replica at 3:16 AM on October 15, 2005


Actually, d'you know what? Screw the "going out on a limb" thing. _There_should_be_. Yah. That's it.
posted by Zack_Replica at 3:29 AM on October 15, 2005


To summarize Mefites' feedback: we want more pictures of fat black men.
posted by surrendering monkey at 3:31 AM on October 15, 2005


These women are all in their mid-twenties, at most. That's the peak of ripeness for most women and men.
posted by recurve at 4:05 AM on October 15, 2005


MaxVonCretin writes "And is it me, or is there also a disproportionately high amount of pubic topiary action going on there?"

Have you actually seen "normal" women naked, outside of strip clubs and porn?
posted by clevershark at 9:21 AM on October 15, 2005


A lot of these women aren't the same height and that's what make some of them look a bit gaunt.
posted by atomicmedia at 9:25 AM on October 15, 2005


It's a shame that porn has evidently turned off a lot of women to trimming back a bit. You'd think that with the resulting marathon "face the nation" sessions, it would be a lot more popular.
posted by Scoo at 9:47 AM on October 15, 2005


I think every last one of them is just lovely. :)

As far as the body types and height, there is some photographic trickery going on. The background color and texture makes it somewhat more difficult to see the real outlines of the bodies; if the bg was black or white you'd notice the variation in shape a lot more. That said, it's true that there are no obese women.

Height-wise, the images are just scaled so all the women are the same height relative to each other, again a conscious artistic choice, it artificially reduces the perceived variations. You can tell their height differs by looking at the size of their heads relative to the bodies, and get a better idea of the true variation, which is probably as much as 8 inches, the normal range for women, most of whom are between 5' and 5' 8".

A couple years ago I took a week's vacation at a partly-nudist resort on a tropical island, and I said what the hell and stayed on the nude side. Everyone was naked, and after about 10 minutes I realized that I thought everyone looked natural and comfortable and attractive, even the people with what today are considered unattractive bodies. After that experience I just think pretty much everyone looks better naked, and as evidenced in this piece the variations just don't make anywhere near as much difference sans clothing.

This guy's name is French or something close to it; perhaps the reason for the relative non-diversity is because of where he was recruiting the women? I don't really know the history of this work so I'm just asking. Some places are just not as diverse as NY, LA, Paris, etc. At my job we use (among others) a web resource for nude body photos, both men and women, for building 3D characters; the site is based in the Czech Republic, and pretty much every model is not only Caucasian, but also Slavic or Nordic.
posted by zoogleplex at 11:28 AM on October 15, 2005


Ah, I see. The Flash artist took all these from Akira Gomi's pix. So the non-diversity is by choice.
posted by zoogleplex at 11:54 AM on October 15, 2005


Is it just me, or are the naked images, on the average, considerably less happy than the clothed ones?

Weird, I noticed the same thing. Some women who were happily smiling in their clothed shots were blank-faced when nude. I didn't notice the reverse, though.
posted by mkhall at 12:53 PM on October 15, 2005


That is awesome! Its amazing to me how some of them look quite frumpy clothed but naked they're quite beautiful. And the ones I thought would look the best naked don't.

vs.

I just think pretty much everyone looks better naked

Yeah, not me. Some people look better with clothes on; some off. The inability to guess which is which is interesting. Were I still a teen, I would consider this flash piece necessary training!
posted by dreamsign at 12:56 AM on October 16, 2005


Very cool overall though - and a sad commentary on our absurdly puritanical country that something so lovely and natural should be "NSFW!!!!!"

Agreed on both points. Although I do agree with Elaine Benes - all women have beautiful bodies. Men's bodies are more utilitarian, like a jeep.
posted by Smedleyman at 3:36 AM on October 16, 2005


You know what? After seeing that, I think a lot of women are jeeps too.
posted by The Monkey at 4:54 PM on October 16, 2005


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