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I DO NOT sell nude or fetish shots.

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 21, 2014, 6:43 AM
Since I get these kind of requests pretty much every day I thought it was time to make a little entry about this.
I consider myself an artist, not a fetishmodel (I know, I wear latex every now and then as well as corsets and high heels but I think they still cover everything and are just shiny, sparkly and pretty.). I like to wear clothes. I never did nudes and am not interested in it at all, even if it seems that some guys want to pay for it to have it in their "private collection".
Seriously. I like to earn my money with shooting pretty dresses and other things but I definitely won't sell any saucy photos to total strangers.

I don't even like to check my notes here any more because nearly all the messages are about commissioned (fetish-)photos, way too many details about the sexlife of people I never talked to before or dating requests. This is really annoying and every week I think I should just deactivate my account...
(Well, but I won't, no worries.  ...at least not yet)

Oh and by the way! I am NOT looking for (money-)slaves, dates or guys who want to skype with me. Not even if you are super rich! I barely have free time and if I have any I don't want to spend it talking to guys who just want to date me because they like my photos and think that "your boobs are so big <3 <3" is a good compliment to start with.
Also I don't want to see any photos of you being all nude and sexy and full of ... stuff. It is really nice that you think you would brighten up my day by sending me these things but personally I think one should at least ask first or have a proper conversation. Wich we definitely won't have if it is about this theme. In fact you might rather end up on my blocking list, especially if you are trying that twice.

Thanks for understanding.

Now back to normal life. Have a nice day everyone :)

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megatron888 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
i want the lea bikini
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Pantstrovich Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   General Artist
Another thing I wanted to point out, because I'm sure some think that because you dress in a certain ways in some of your photoshoots, that you are "asking for" this kind of treatment. I just wanted to say that it doesn't matter if you are butt-naked - you are still a person, and they should treat you like it and show some respect!
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Pantstrovich Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   General Artist
I'm sorry you get treated like meat like this. I get the same treatment once people find out what I look like. It makes me afraid to do any modelling (or even go outside sometimes, because I get harassed that badly), even though I'd like to. It's so gross that strange men will send women pictures of their penises without being asked for it. I can't imagine what goes on in their heads; they must be really stupid! Argh, if only we could put them in our shoes for a little while.

Anyway, I hope you'll continue making art and not let them scare you off. Hopefully being clear that this behaviour is very unwanted will deter some of them. Good luck!
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Okamifenris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Als ich mich damals angemeldet habe, war dA für mich eine ehrfurchtgebietende Plattform, auf der so viele talentierte Menschen sich treffen konnten, um gegenseitig ihre Arbeit auszutauschen und ich hatte wirklich Angst, dass meine Arbeit, egal ob Fotografien, Zeichnungen oder Texte viel zu schlecht sein könnten, um hierher zu passen.
Inzwischen finde ich beim stöbern aber so viele Fotos, die eindeutig nicht auf dA gehören, sondern maximal auf eine Photodumping-Seite ... und ich bin nicht der einzige, der das so sieht.
Gut, wo fängt Kunst an, wo hört sie auf, das ist schwer zu definieren und ich will mich nicht erdreisten, darüber zu urteilen. Aber ich glaube schon, dass man sagen kann, dass dA über die Jahre versumpft ist und deswegen eben auch Klientel hier ist, bei dem man eben nur ungern auf der Watchlist steht.
Und für was sind die dA-Richtlinien da, wenn sie einfach ignoriert werden? Gibt es keine Möglichkeit zumindest in den PNs einen Schimpfwortfilter einzubauen, um gerade solche furchtbar belastenden Nachrichten
herauszufiltern? Sind Premium-Member hier, die sich da auskennen?

Ich für meinen Teil ehre jeden Künstler hier für seine einzigartigen Talente und finde, es ist eine Schande, dass man sich überhaupt rechtfertigen muss, für das, was man hier tut.
Gleichsam ist es aber auch eine Wohltat, zu sehen, dass so viele Künstler hier zusammenhalten und sich gegenseitig Mut zusprechen!

Esmeralda, wir alle lieben und respektieren dich und deine Arbeit! Lass dich nicht unterkriegen!
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BlackRoomPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I apologize for my gender...sadly it's a similar story with many of the models I know.  And as a photographer who shoots some fetish, I regularly have to delete inappropriate comments and block the offenders.  (I recommend you do the same - block and report, don't respond or engage directly.)

It seems the anonymity of the internet allows people to drop all pretense of morals, etiquette, and socially acceptable behavior.  I can only hope you or others in your situation do not allow this small but disproportionately vocal segment of the online community to alter what you wish to do, online or off.  Your work is absolutely gorgeous.
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Armondikov Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
It's 2014 and people still do this... 
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paws4thot Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Well, I agree with downunderrob and NervousReality . I'd like to make one observation though. Latex fetishism can involve a model who is literally covered from their neck down in skin-tight rubber so it's possible (maybe not likely, but possible) that some fetishists are just looking for "private collection" shots like la-esmeralda.deviantart.com#/a… but without the boots and metal trim details.
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BlackRoomPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
For what it's worth, fetishism can include anything.  Some fetishists may find full-on Victorian attire to be exciting.  You never know.
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paws4thot Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
That's very true. However, I was hoping to make the point that doing private fetish work does not necessarily include doing anything that la-esmeralda has not already published as work that she will do.
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BigLoader69 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I would have to say that you should really just ignore your notes. I'm really not to surprised that people ask such things. They also must not be paying much attention to your stuff that you posts.
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Calssara Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh I get the same terrible messages :(((!
My block list of people on DA is already super long v.v
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gatorbackradial Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry you are having trouble with the idiots and lesser folk who ply the internet looking to spoil the nice and wonderful things for the rest of us. I look forward to seeing your pics and journal entries in my inbox whenever they are posted and enjoy them for what they are, which is exactly what you state they are, art. Don't let the trolls get you down.
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aarontyree Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
I helped a friend of mine set up her online presence. Before removing myself from her comment stream, I had a good dose of learning what its like to be beautiful, and involved in modelling. It seems if you are beautiful, and enjoy the artistry of modeling, there is some segment of the population that somehow interprets that as a right to badger you to get naked for their amusement. Its an odd phenomenon.
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Taka67 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I don't quite get people sometimes: "hurr hurr, you're hot, here's a pic of my junk." In what universe would anyone respond in a favorable fashion towards that?
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i rarely do stop to answer journals, though i read most, but i can´t help myself to write you and tell you that you do a great job modelling(one of the best i might say), which is the main reason i follow you. there is a whole bunch of models here posting their jobs and looking for other people to work or collaborate with...i feel there is also a whole bunch of people that doesn´t even understand that this is a place to share, collaborate, help and admire everyones art. having said that i think your art is awesooome! you should keep working and sharing, because it will make you a better and more known model! we all receive strange requests, in my particular case i receive a lot ( i mean a lot) of requests of women asking me to draw them naked,and not only naked, but showing eveyrthing,and not only that but i even received a request to draw a girl;she was making the request, of drawing her having sex...i sometimes when i see their photos, is hard for me to admitt, but i feel somewhat embarrased,hehe...

but i keep on and think is good practice...you should be able to put somewhere that you don´t do this and this and ask for respect so that noone continues...well you know.

good luck and keep the great work!Love 
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AtiusTirawa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Sehr schöne Ansage an all die Penis Artisten da draußen...!!
Ich als ein Verehrer deiner wunderbaren Arbeit bin stolz auf Dich!
Es ist heute ein leichtes sich als Künstler auf unzähligen Plattformen anzubieten...Dank dem World Wide Web. Aber genauso ist es ein leichtes von irgendwelchen Spinnern mit nur einem Klick kontaktiert zu werden...ob man will oder nicht.

Mach weiter mit deiner wunderbaren und abwechslungsreichen Arbeit, ich wünsche Dir dafür Kraft
die dazu nötig ist...auch wenn es ab und zu schwer fällt.

Ganz herzliche Grüße aus Berlin und Alles erdenklich Gute für Dich!
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Butterflow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Mein Gott, was ist das hier? DA ist nicht Facebook, sondern eine Seite, auf der es um alle möglichen Arten von Kunst geht. Ich verstehe manche einfach Leute nicht. Zumal kein einziges deiner Bilder auch nur annähernd darauf schließen lässt, dass du für solche Deals zu haben bist.

Tut mir echt Leid, dass du dich mit so etwas herumschlagen musst. Es wäre schade, dich wegen dieser Leute irgendwann gehen zu sehen, aber ich könnte es auch verstehen. :(


(Oh, darf ich überhaupt "du" sagen?! Ups. :blush:)
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emeraldnetty Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That just so uncool of people. :/ I enjoy your photos because of the artistic quality and diverse themes. You are so super talented! It's as shame that people mistreat that art with thier "fetishes." I hope you keep up with your photography because it's stunning work. :) hopefully, your journal entry will make those fetish people off your back and stop with being annoying. Good luck! Hug Love 
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Eddyfying Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
And that is why I befriended you! Style and class!
Love Clap 
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la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think it would be fair to say that I can understand where both sides are coming from. Your side is very clear, fair and should be respected and understood. Meanwhile on the other side, people looking in without any previous knowledge of you could take things the wrong way; what with the latex, heels, etc. And it's good to put this sort of thing out there right away and for everyone to see otherwise you will just continue to be spammed with annoyances such as you've been receiving.

I hope with this information out there thing will get a bit better and comments will be a bit more to your liking. Also I'd recommend adding some of this information to your profile page as the current info you have isn't really strict enough in that regards. Anyway, that's it for me; have a nice day too. :)
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la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
Still I think people shouldn't send any penis pics without a warning, for example. Some things are just bad manners and I wonder why those people find me over and over again^^
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I didn't realize it went that far. In that case yeah, definitely should not be going that far. I guess some guys need some better male role models or something.
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
whoa I'm sorry you get those types of messages, it surely must be annoying to say the very least.
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OiMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am sorry you get so many requests and notes like this. I rarely receive any communications here but I'd rather receive none than a bunch of off color stuff like that. I can see how that would get old fast.
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NervousReality Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good for you! Clap  I agree with Rob, I understand the want, you are very beautiful, but to bombard you with requests such as those is beyond understanding, are people really naive enough to believe those would work? Apparently! Please do not deactivate your accounts.... EVER! Love   You have some of the best pictures and stock on this site. Keep up the wonderful work, and always stick to your values and principles. You have an avid supporter here.
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downunderrob Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Well said. Respect.
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danielag82 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Irgendwie sind da draussen zu viele Irre :( 
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la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Oh ja... ^^
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Sombrisio Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Laß Sie nicht an Dich ran. Es gibt auch eine Masse Normalos, die einfach nur schöne Bilder sehen wollen.
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downunderrob Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Miss Esmeralda, I can't fault peoples tastes for wanting Nude shots of you, but I'am surprised that these same people haven't worked out yet, that if you wanted to do Nudes.We'd see some here.And I'am more than a little disappointed that certain people think it's always a question of money. So do not fret over human weakness, but take strength and comfort in the knowledge that to your admirers, DA would be a lesser place without you.Respect to you, Dear Lady.
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la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for your lovely words :)
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downunderrob Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
You are most welcome Miss Esmeralda.
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