While I appreciate where most people are coming from I would like to elaborate on this idea from the perspective of an Artistic Nude Model and give you some idea into why DA allows work like this AND give you some kick-butt examples of AWESOME UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL ARTISTIC NUDES THAT AREN'T BLURRY OR ICKY!!!
First of all, as long as it doesn't break policy or isn't art theft it isnt anyone's job here to decide what is art and what isn't! You may not like or appreciate something, but that does not mean it isn't valid or any less artistic!
While it can be frustrating to see a close up blurry shot, consider that all artists start out at some point. The image you are looking at in many cases is a self portrait taken by the model who may not know a lot about photography. WE ALL START AT THE BOTTOM. And just as there are pieces in the other galleries that may seem less artistic to some because they are so unrefined of course you're going to get it in the nude gallery just as much!
Some people are taking the photo for themselves, not you. As a model I know, it's hard to do something nude that has your face attached to it. I always wanted to push the barriers of my work and for me artistic nude seemed like a great outlet. My first images sucked. Then I modeled for someone and learned from them. Now I think my self portraits are reasonable. But you'll see in a lot of my images my face is obscured! Some people really want to explore personal growth within nude and don't have the courage to have their identity attached and that's ok. A photograph of their most intimate regions can tell so much and yet so little.
And hey, if you're closing your mind off and thinking DA shouldn't allow these shots... you're going to paint everything with the same brush and miss out on some great images!
I fully expect people to write that they are frustrated in the comments with these types of nudes but I really implore you to view the following thumbnails and consider what I have presented you
Nudes like this can be powerful both for the viewer, photographer, and model. They can be thought provoking, beautiful, pushing the boundaries ( a good artists job!), and even funny!
Here are some close up nude shots I've gathered that I've enjoyed! I hope you do too!
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So the next time you see a blurry obscured genital shot- offer the artist some thoughtful critique instead of complaining! Enjoy the process!