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Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 5 December 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

...somewhere along the line the drain cover got knocked out of place and the water was draining out. Because of all of the suds - we didn't notice until the water reached the level of the jets and suddenly we had soapy jet-streams flying through the bubbles. It was exciting!

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SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Another superb image from the series, Stephen. Something interesting to me personally, and just an observation that may well be completely isolated, but To my eyes, the series turns from the playful and fun of earlier shots to something more 'artistic' when the eyes and brain detect a hint of breast or nipple. It alters the conception of the photograph, in my mind...... That probably makes no sense at all, but I guess what I'm saying is that it now becomes slightly more sexual, as though I, the viewer am being a little voyeuristic.

An excellent shot that really makes me think, and counters the balance between playful soap suds and artistic edge.

5 Dec 2009 6:38am

@SOUL AFLAME: Your comment and observation makes a great deal of sense, Paul. It is consistent with what the fine art nude has stood for historically. The female form is the powerful connection all humans share in the representation of life itself. As representation - the female nude in art evokes fragile, vulnerable, and receptive - against the male form - aggressive, dominant, projective. I suggest that the response you experienced is encoded in us.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

I find the shot a little cheeky and a bit fun !!

5 Dec 2009 11:25am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Nice serie Stephen

5 Dec 2009 12:28pm

laurent from 93, France

still a good bubble serie ***********

5 Dec 2009 12:50pm

Marcie from United States

These are such fun!! Love this!!

5 Dec 2009 1:17pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Wonderful, Stephen. An image that manages to be naughty but nice at the same time. Good clean fun.

5 Dec 2009 1:38pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

very fun series. nice concept.

5 Dec 2009 1:48pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

For some reason I have this sudden urge to go take a bubble bath. Great series!

5 Dec 2009 2:03pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

another great shot in this series......and soul aflame gave us something to ponder!!

5 Dec 2009 2:29pm

@Susan: Thank you (I Love your Love image today) - you might want to read my response to soul aflame - I'd be interested in your thoughts.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice one. I like this point of view

5 Dec 2009 4:54pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I would agree with everything you've said, but would like to add 'strong' to your fragile, vulnerable, and receptive description.........

5 Dec 2009 7:48pm

@Susan: Mmm, it looks as though I opened myself to this. As an ardent feminist and humanist - so would I. My limited point was the traditional and historic representation of the nude in art.

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

very cool photo sequence. Nice arrangement of the foam today :) seriously great pics!

5 Dec 2009 7:58pm

k@ from Paris, France

The birth of the woman of Milk !

5 Dec 2009 8:13pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A fitting addition to your earlier playful suggestions of something more; it's here.

5 Dec 2009 11:07pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

tremendous! so much to see here - great imagery, feeling and punch!

6 Dec 2009 1:10am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

This one is a great shot!!!

6 Dec 2009 6:53am

jpdm from Pignans, France

one more great shot, quite different from the ones before, here is more sensuality with that lovely tit out of soap, the girl looks frozen as suds look like being in movment, i love that contrast, perfect pic, 5 stars

6 Dec 2009 9:46am