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  1. geolarson2
    09-20-2008 05:08 AM
    geolarson2
    Hey Rob, I read Danielle's post about that person you once upon a time helped who has now come back to take some cheap jabs at you. For the record, and from everything I read before joining, and since I joined, it seems like a lot of sour grapes. I don;t know the content of what this person is saying, nor do I care. If he's got a problem, he should deal with it himself. I assume this is some "anti-porn" crusader or some such, you know, the type who go on and on about what is moral and what isn't. This is coming from someone who once considered seriously entering theology: what is immoral, what is a "sin" is not being who you are. If Danielle is comfortable taking her clothes off, if Lia is comfortable taking her clothes off, if anyone is comfortable taking their clothes off to work collaboratively with you, a photo & video ARTIST, then so be it. Every gentlewoman who emials or calls you or writes you wanting to be an FTV girl has made her own decision. She's considered the consequences and the benefits and this is something that they CHOSE to do. I respect them for it. I also respect those gentlewomen who chose not to pose, or to only go so far in their shoots. We all have our limits as to what is acceptable to us as individuals. So be it. That's free will. That's what real freedom is, what liberty means. I personally have had a love-hate relationship with porn or erotica or whatever you want to call it. The first movies I saw were Deep Throat (hated it) and Behind the Green Door (still fascinated by it after over 2 decades). I come from a more conservative background, politically and theologically. I broke with organized politics as well as organized religion when, for me, they proved not to have all the answers they claimed. What I saw was a handful of people with vastly inflated egos trying to foist their beliefs on others, largely through blackmail (to quote Gomer Pyle, "You're going to Hell for that!"; for others it means you're a RINO or a DINO--that's "Republican--or Democrat--In Name Only"). There's more than one way at looking at life, or anything else for that matter. I belive that so long as you are not holding a gun to anyone's head, and no one is holding one to yours, so long as you are following what you believe to be right for you, regardless of the BS someone else tries to lay on you, then you're doing good. A sin, from everything I distilled from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Jainism, Buddhism, Hindu, and so on, is where you bury who you are to conform to something you do not believe in. That's living a lie, in other words. Are you living a lie? If you look inside yourself and the answer's no, then great, keep working; if the answer is yes, then maybe you do need to take a step back and reassess. I've taken several steps back in my life and each time I found I wasn't being who I am inside; and after making some adjustments, I usually found myself cowering down and submitting to what my family believe, even though I know in my heart it is wrong. So from my perspective as someone who has tread that fine line between "moral" and "immoral" who has on the one hand a powerful superego that's always in conflict with my libido, for you, Danielle, Lia, and everyone else to find it within themselves to really set themselves free through your work it is simply and powerfully amazing to me. I am envious, not just because you get to work with so many lovely gentlewomen, but because you have this tremendous chance to create something that it honest in the extreme with those women. A wise guy I once worked with had a saying that may come in handy here: "consider the source and rise above it." I don't know who this guy is, nor do I care to, but what Danielle wrote in her entry earlier infuriated me, and that's not so good for many reasons. This is, last time I checked, still the United States, and the last time I checked our founders jotted down some important principles, sometimes ideas that took generations to see come to fruition, some still works in progress. I am humbled by their capacity to look eight generations into the future and see a world of possibilities--sure they may not have seen FTVGirls, but then again, Ben Franklin might (he did attend the Hell-fire Club in England once or twice from what I read :0)--with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness leading them. You make people happy, the gentlewomen seem happy, and it seems to me from the emails we exchanged before I came to this board that, while you've gone so long without a day off, the work drives you and makes you happy. And isn't something we all wish for, for ourselves and our loved ones? Anyway, that's just my over-thought, over-long take on things. And if you need it, tell me and I'll make them an offer they can't refuse (read that last as Vito, grazie, paisan). I used to get crap from people about some of the people I have in my family tree database, chiefly the porn stars, Playmates and a few others, and one of the more experienced researchers I've worked with told me about this neat thing--the delete button and spam filter. If all else fails, there is that at least. Cheers, maestro Rob!
  2. Ryan
    09-20-2008 03:51 AM
    Ryan
    Rob,

    I was just on the ol' Alison Angel message board (I ended up renewing my subscription for one more month so I could get that final update and complete my collection - yes, despite everything that went down!) and some newcomer to the board posted a very strange message you should probably see. That'll be the last time I visit that board, though - this one has taken its place and then some.
  3. geolarson2
    09-15-2008 04:31 PM
    geolarson2
    Hi ya, Rob,

    I guess I misread something, or maybe I was remembering something I'd seen written elsewhere, but Danielle brought it to my attention. Somewhere in my posts I said you were married. Sorry. I thought you were, but I guess I was wrong, so I wanted to extend my apologies for my whoops. Please insert sheepish smiley face here, foot in mouth and all. Cheers--

    no problem... I was almost married once, but never been married
  4. Ryan
    09-15-2008 01:00 AM
    Ryan
    Hey, Rob. Got a couple questions for ya.

    1) Is "Pretty Silver Accessories" the final Alison Angel update? My subscription's about to expire.

    there is one more update left
    and

    2) Will there be FTV Cash promotional material for DanielleFTV.com in the coming months? Even though it's a free site, I think promoting it with free-hosted galleries, etc. would be a great way to bring attention to both the site and the board. And, to make it profitable for both your company and webmasters, there could be links to FTV and Lia 19 on the galleries as well.

    Chris of FTVcash theoretically will do some freesite promoting, though I know that most affiliates won't care since there is no money to be made
  5. geolarson2
    09-13-2008 11:08 PM
    geolarson2
    Hi there, Rob--

    I assume you're out busy working, maybe even with Danielle, but I'd added a couple threads to the FTV section of the forum, and right after I logged off, it occurred to me: the way you work is very reminiscent to that of Edward Weston. I remember reading a long time ago about how Weston worked versus how Ansel Adams worked. Ansel was a very scientific photographer, taking all sorts of measurements, adjusting and readjusting his lenses, aperture settings, &c., calculating just the right time of day to shoot and so on. Weston had a different approach. When he was looking for that perfect picture of a pepper, he came back to a pepper he left out day after day until it was just right and he got the shot he was looking for. Likewise, when he was working with Charis Wilson, he stepped back and photographed her as she moved, not directing her, but rather looking for something she did that caught his eye. There was maybe a bit more of an organic approach on the part of Weston. I know when I go out to shoot sunsets, &c., I'm usually just looking for what happens--heck, its not like I can tell the sun where to go down, or the sky which shade of indigo to turn here or magenta there, can I? There's a fluidity to your approach that is I think more respectful towards the gentlewomen you photograph and video, such that what may be "pornographic" when presented by someone else, with the way you work it is purely natural, and how can that be bad? Just a few semi-random thoughts. Thanks again & cheers--

    geo
  6. captnjack
    09-13-2008 08:04 PM
    captnjack
    Sorry about the hot link picture post! My bad...
  7. captnjack
    09-13-2008 08:02 PM
    captnjack
    Where is the FtV section?
  8. geolarson2
    09-13-2008 05:23 AM
    geolarson2
    Hi ya, Rob--

    I took your suggestion and came on over here. I figured, while I'm downloading Alexa's video, why not take a look around and see what I could see. Its kind of neat, actually, so thanks for the heads up. Cheers--

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