WEEK TWO ; The Human Body
Welcome to your first week of judging. This week you guys had to find a picture that showed how beautiful women of color are. I hope you all had fun this week! You guys already kicking it into high gear. Now let me please introduce the judges for you.
Donatella Versace ■ Maybe
Ellen Von Unwerth ■ MNM
Krislian Kardashian ■ Remcolovescookies.
Grace Coddington ■ Stevenacious
Willy Vanderperre ■ Poseidon
ALSO A JUDGE HAS SOMETHING TO TELL YOU ALL;
Before I give my judging, I want to make sure that everyone knows I'm not letting personal relationships and personal feelings get in the way of how I judge and score your photos. My perspective and point of view of judging is that I love high fashion and I look for your photos to meet a certain level of taste. Every judge is different. I'm allowed to enjoy that high fashion part of photos. Everyone's definitions of what good taste is might be different. All I ask is that you respect my opinion whether you think I'm wrong or right. That's not a lot to ask. It's nothing personal if I dislike your photo. You can dislike and hate on me all you want, at the end of the day, I'm still going to be as fair as possible to everyone.
ELLEN | I like this and think your body looks amazing but the one thing that kills this shot is your face. I think its just too squinty like you are trying to look for something. And I don't think that pout is very cute as well. But your body looks phenomenal
KRISLIAN | The pose is really cute and I love your body. Unique shot.
GRACE | I think out of all the sexier types of shots (there's something about a leather chair ), this is the best one so far. I like that it's full body, you can see her toes pointed which make her look super tall. Her neck is extended, her body is glowing, it all looks really good. This proves you can have a sexy photo without being too over the top and still having some depth as a substance to the photo. Well done.
ELLEN | This is exactly what I was looking for. Your body looks phenomenal. I love how we can see your muscles and how sculptured your body looks. Great Job!
KRISLIAN | This is sexy. I can totally see this in a magazine unlike some of your fellow competitors. You have a great body and the pose reminds me of The Olympics.
GRACE | This is one of my favorite photos this round. It perfectly demonstrates the beauty of the human form while still maintaining taste. This is fantastic. It's gorgeous, athletic, super fit, the pose is delightfully sporty. Excellent job this round!
ELLEN | Im on the fence with this look. On one hand I like the rawness this photo brings but her body doesnt look the best nor am I big fan of this pose. Overall I think you had a lot of competition to compete with this round and you fell short.
KRISLIAN | This is a really different picture from the rest, because it is really easy to go sexy (and Krislian knows that!) but you
went with a different approach and I think that that's really beautiful to think outside the box.
GRACE | THANK YOU. I could sit here all day and type lots of wonderful things about this photo. And I will. Her skin is so milky and pale, it's just delightful and it sets her apart from the other tan models. It shows diversity and that there's different kinds of beauty. I love the contrast in color between the hair and the skin. I love the pose, it exudes vulnerability. This is TASTEFUL naked fashion. Purely simply stunning.
ELLEN | What a fabulous shot! I am loving how your body looks. The angles are awesome too. They add to this photo. I tink you did a good job of showing of the body without being too sexy. (not that being sexy is bad at all.)
KRISLIAN | I don't think you are showing off your body in the best way possible. The pose is kind off weird and I don't like how your legs are positioned.
GRACE | So, I wish I could give you a hug. You know what you're doing. This is simply TO. MOTHER. ****ING. DIE. FOR. This makes me feel something, it makes me just get goosebumps. I love the coloring in this photo, too. The hair is stunning, but can we talk about the star of this photo? That JAWLINE!! The neck! The pose! I live for this. STUN-NING. This perfectly balances showing off the model's body and still keeping a certain taste level. This gets my first 10 of the season. Keep it up, cause YOU. ARE. SLAYING.
ELLEN | Compared to everyone elses submission this week I think this falls to the background. Its an okay shot. her body looks good yes but I just dont get any feeling from this photo. I just know you could have gone even further with this photo. Maybe a riskier pose?
KRISLIAN | Very interesting pose and your body is #sick, so I love this a lot.
GRACE | I like this, but it just needs something to take it to the next level. If Gisele would've extended her neck, it would've taken it there. The pose is just okay. It's borderline boring to me, but I like the wave of her hair, keeps some interest. Her cheekbones look amazing. Not bad, but I'm not moved. Thought you did better last week. Bring back the ferocity.
ELLEN | While I do love this picture my one fault i that is only shows half the body. But other than that this photo slays. Everything about this is beautiful.
KRISLIAN | I really like this photograph, but I am really bummed out that this isn't a full body shot because you would have gotten even more points from me.I love the pose though and your boobs look amazing.
GRACE | I'm on the fence with this one. Edita is one of my favorite models. This isn't a bad photo by any means, it's actually pretty I think. Edita is an insanely gorgeous girl. But this photo just doesn't make me jump out of my skin for excitement. The rib cage protruding out is a little gross, but that's to be expected a little with the pose she's doing. Also I guess I'm the taste police today. This doesn't cross the taste line, it just blurs it a bit. On one hand, I absolutely love that the photo is black and white, I love that you can see the little beads of water on her body, that simplicity makes it sexy (a la Abercrombie & Fitch) without being too much. On the other hand, the pose and the body positioning is a little suggestive. I think in terms of the challenge criteria, I see more sexuality rather than letting the natural human form be observed in all its beauty.
ELLEN | This is cute but I have the same problem that I had with Gisele's photo. Its too simple. There isnt anything about this photo that is catching my eye. And your facial expression is a little dead.
KRISLIAN | I am indifferent towards this picture. I'm not really into it. I would masturbate to this, but as a fashion photograph I don't think so.
GRACE | As much as this turns me on, I'm afraid it's a little too over the bad taste line. His body looks good, delicious in fact. Abs for days, he looks super fit and that's all great! But maybe if the model had angled his legs so it was showing just enough and not too much, this would get a better score from me. This could pass as a still from a porno. Just remember to keep the taste in the shots you choose.
ELLEN | YAS MAMA. This is everything I want and more. Wow. I am speechless. Your body looks amazing. I dont are that this might be deemed "too sexy" (if that even is a thing.) I think its still classy and such an interesting shot. The arch in your back is amazing too. Adds to the structure of your body. I live for this look.
KRISLIAN | This is a really cool shot and your body looks really good in this.
GRACE | I will echo what I said about the other photos with the arched back pose. I think it crosses the line in terms of taste. Her body looks stunning, especially her face and jawline. The fishnet is cool and adds some interest. Overall, this is just okay for me.
ELLEN | This misses the mark for me. I dont think this is what I really asked for. You are hiding your body with those lights. Its putting the focus on the lights rather than her body.
KRISLIAN | It is hard to see your body when there are so many other things going around you, with the lights and stuff.
I'm not a fan of it.
GRACE | This is so visually interesting. It ticks the criteria of showing off the model's body. The way the lights are on her all strappylike adds to the sex appeal but this still keeps the taste. At the end of the day, though, I think I will remember the colors in this photo, not Iselin. All in all this is a good shot.
ELLEN | Best picture of the week. This is by far perfection. Your body looks amazing. This is what I wanted from the photoshoot this week. You are showing off the beauty of a womans body. And you even took a risk with that jacket. Just a great job overall.
KRISLIAN | Your boobs are probably some of the most gorgeous boobs I have ever seen. I really like the sand in this picture
and even though you threw on a jacket it is not distracting me from your body.
GRACE | This is very sensual. The coloring of this photo is really cool. It's sorta desaturated/muted which I love. It helps tone things down a bit. I want to say that this is a little on the line of being too GQ, but I think it's just the size of her breasts. She looks amazing, don't get me wrong. Her body is voluptuous (perhaps ironically my favorite thing about your submission, some curves on a girl is refreshing to see!) and her face looks stunning. It would be cool to see a bit more fashion in this, but overall not bad at all!
ELLEN | This is good the more I look at it I think you just played it a bit safe this week. Candice is a gorgeous girl and I know you could have gone with something more. Relying on her beauty too much.
KRISLIAN | You have a great body and I think the pose is great and you show off your body in an excellent way. Really good job this week.
GRACE | I love the pose, it looks like she's mid-dance. Body, jawline, the little finger pointed looks nice. All really cool things. And you know what? I love how simple this is. I'm actually really glad that you sent this, it shows you listen to what the judges say. I loved the simplicity and elegance of your shot last round and you sent in something equally simple and beautiful and straight to the point. Good on ya, keep it up.
ELLEN | This is beautiful. I cant believe you were one of two that choose a model of color. Her skin is just radiant in this picture. Her body is great. I love your expression as well. Just a beautiful photo.
KRISLIAN | I really like this picture because you have a beautiful chocolate body and a great face. The pose is great and it's a nice setting,
GRACE | It's clear that you're a sexy type of photographer. Our taste differs, and that's okay. It doesn't make either one of us more right or wrong. I'm allowed to dislike it, but I can't criticize you for having your own viewpoint. I've been criticized for having my own viewpoint. Neither is fair. However, I will point out that others submitted more tasteful nude pictures that were still really sexy. I think the arched back pose and where her hand is, this is where you start to get in trouble in terms of taste. The model looks sexy and has a nice body, so you slayed in that aspect. I don't think you have to sacrifice your preference for sex in photos. You can meet the challenge criteria and still be sexy without verging on being pornographic. Just try to work on that.
ELLEN | The more I look at this the more I dislike it. There bodies just dont look that great. I love that you showed off both the male and female body but it just doesnt show enough of the body very well.
KRISLIAN | This picture is okay, but I wish we could have gotten a little more from you than your just back and butt.
GRACE | I like this a lot, the hair looks so glamorous. This is tasteful. The positioning of everything in this photo is exquisite. The way the arm has this delicate/angular quality and the jawline... sharp as ****. Love it! Miles better than your submission last week, in my opinion.
ELLEN | This is painfully dull. I actual forgot about your photo amoungst the group of people. If you want to go with a simplistic route the photo better be FLAWLESS because that is all you are going off. But this is just dull. Her body is okay. That face is a blah. Step it up next week.
KRISLIAN | I like this, but the arms could have been positioned better because now you look like an amputee.
GRACE | This is just okay for me. There's something missing from this photo. Or maybe the sombrero is distracting. I think if it hadn't been for that, I would've liked this more. It just looks out of place. But her body is so tall and toned and I like what she's doing with her arms. Not bad.
ELLEN | Her body looks very weird in this photo. Im not sure if I like it or not. Also im not digging the face too much as well. (not to mention your nipples look very weird as well. but thats nothing you can change.)
KRISLIAN | Overall a good picture, but your hamburger nipples bother the **** out of me.
GRACE | OThe only thing I don't like about this is that you look like you only have one arm. Otherwise, I really love the coloring of this photo. It's super summery and sexy without being pornographic. The taste lines are so blurry with this challenge. But her body looks good here. I love that you always bring high fashion into your photos. Keep it up!!
ELLEN | This is an example of something I didnt want. This looks more like a pornography photo than an editorial. And I just think the quality of this photo is just lacking. You look like an amatuer photographer and this competition is only for the elite.
KRISLIAN | This is an awful shot. There are many other models that you could have chosen with better pics to choose from
and you come with this? I hate that we only get to see your back and this does not look like
something out of a fashion magazine but rather a porn.
GRACE | I don't know if I get this. I suppose instinct tells me to criticize you for not showing the face, but really, the more I think about it, this is a near perfect submission for the challenge at hand. If we're talking body, you got a perfect one. It's muscular, nice and fit. It would've been nice to see maybe a profile pose so we could see some of your abs/pecs/etc. This is a silent stunner. Good job. You're two for two!