Dear Trouble/Ninja - today just a simple salute from a happy Ninja aspirant… After a month full of hope and fear (never trust the customs, for any reason they hate me…) I finally received my first package with NNshirts.  It feels nice, the motif is beautiful - and you obviously can use it to cover the lower parts of your body, too :) And a Ninja surely needs a kind of uniform to be recognized by other Ninjas, doesn’t he? I hope Troubles Testimonials will come back soon to your shop - it surely would be my next buying! Best wishes - theunknownsearcher

I’m glad you got one of the limited shirts. The image on it is one of my favourite submissions so thanks for helping show it off, I hope wearing it helps you find other ninjas and like minded individuals. Thanks for the submission. 

Dear Trouble/Ninja - today just a simple salute from a happy Ninja aspirant… After a month full of hope and fear (never trust the customs, for any reason they hate me…) I finally received my first package with NNshirts.  It feels nice, the motif is beautiful - and you obviously can use it to cover the lower parts of your body, too :) And a Ninja surely needs a kind of uniform to be recognized by other Ninjas, doesn’t he? I hope Troubles Testimonials will come back soon to your shop - it surely would be my next buying! Best wishes - theunknownsearcher

I’m glad you got one of the limited shirts. The image on it is one of my favourite submissions so thanks for helping show it off, I hope wearing it helps you find other ninjas and like minded individuals. Thanks for the submission. 


N/T,
Long time follower, first time submitting. I recently got to have my first figure photo shoot, and got to see what I look like when it’s just me and the camera. It was an invigorating experience, and it’s been freeing to go back through the photos and see myself in this new light. I have to say, I it feels good to try new things, especially when you get to share it with others. Hope you’re having an awesome SS!

Congrats on trying something new, I’m happy it was such a positive experience for you. Photographing yourself nude is definitely a freeing feeling and in a way kind of forces you to reflect and be really honest and accepting with yourself and your body. Hope you get the chance to take more pictures and thanks for contributing. -Trouble

N/T,

Long time follower, first time submitting. I recently got to have my first figure photo shoot, and got to see what I look like when it’s just me and the camera. It was an invigorating experience, and it’s been freeing to go back through the photos and see myself in this new light. I have to say, I it feels good to try new things, especially when you get to share it with others. Hope you’re having an awesome SS!

Congrats on trying something new, I’m happy it was such a positive experience for you. Photographing yourself nude is definitely a freeing feeling and in a way kind of forces you to reflect and be really honest and accepting with yourself and your body. Hope you get the chance to take more pictures and thanks for contributing. 
-Trouble


Recently I drove solo eight hours south to the desert for a metaphysical gathering- found a scorpion as big as my hand in a church built by Frank Lloyd Wright, got intoxicated on juniper breezes, and danced under shooting stars. I listened to talks on reincarnation, dreams, telepathy, crop circles, and psychedelics in ancient civilizations. I slipped away for a sound bath at a place called the Integratron where a woman played twelve quartz crystal singing bowls in a geodesic dome rumored to have been designed by aliens. And finally, I poked into Joshua Tree proper and found myself wandering along the Hidden Valley trail. I slipped off the path and found a little spot to strip down and celebrate before making the long drive home. Sending this submission in tonight because tomorrow I’ll be headed out to Yosemite for a few days- I wouldn’t be surprised if I return with another postcard. Happy Equinox to you, Trouble, and all the ninjas out there!
-feastofrevelations

Holy. I’m a little bit speechless from your write up and the experiences you just described, what a trip! Geodesic Dome’s are so cool. Sounds like exactly the kind of Californian adventure I’d like to have one day. Definitely keep us posted on the future of your adventures. I imagine you’ll be bringing in the Fall Equinox in some spectacular way come Tuesday. Thanks for the well wishes and the glimpse into your own little slice of desert heaven in your submission. -Trouble

Recently I drove solo eight hours south to the desert for a metaphysical gathering- found a scorpion as big as my hand in a church built by Frank Lloyd Wright, got intoxicated on juniper breezes, and danced under shooting stars. I listened to talks on reincarnation, dreams, telepathy, crop circles, and psychedelics in ancient civilizations. I slipped away for a sound bath at a place called the Integratron where a woman played twelve quartz crystal singing bowls in a geodesic dome rumored to have been designed by aliens. And finally, I poked into Joshua Tree proper and found myself wandering along the Hidden Valley trail. I slipped off the path and found a little spot to strip down and celebrate before making the long drive home. Sending this submission in tonight because tomorrow I’ll be headed out to Yosemite for a few days- I wouldn’t be surprised if I return with another postcard. Happy Equinox to you, Trouble, and all the ninjas out there!

-feastofrevelations

Holy. I’m a little bit speechless from your write up and the experiences you just described, what a trip! Geodesic Dome’s are so cool. Sounds like exactly the kind of Californian adventure I’d like to have one day. Definitely keep us posted on the future of your adventures. I imagine you’ll be bringing in the Fall Equinox in some spectacular way come Tuesday. Thanks for the well wishes and the glimpse into your own little slice of desert heaven in your submission. 
-Trouble


Here is a photo for your SS art gallery.
I noticed that I was casting a shadow on the background, so I worked with it so that my shadow was reaching out to me.
— Ex Doubts

You captured a really interesting perspective, I’m glad you were paying attention to the details and found the shadow to share with us. 

Here is a photo for your SS art gallery.

I noticed that I was casting a shadow on the background, so I worked with it so that my shadow was reaching out to me.

Ex Doubts

You captured a really interesting perspective, I’m glad you were paying attention to the details and found the shadow to share with us. 


I’m a bit of an exhibitionist. I just love being naked. I had went for a hike through the forest and rested on the rocks overlooking a waterfall. The sun was out and I decided to soak it all in. Just me, just nature, being free.

That sounds like a really wonderful time and it makes me happy to hear of ninjas living their life this way. I love how in your submission the speckled grains in the dark shadows of under your legs kind of look like a starry night sky. It almost tricks the eyes into reading your photograph as a collage at first glance. Very cool. -Trouble

I’m a bit of an exhibitionist. I just love being naked. I had went for a hike through the forest and rested on the rocks overlooking a waterfall. The sun was out and I decided to soak it all in. Just me, just nature, being free.

That sounds like a really wonderful time and it makes me happy to hear of ninjas living their life this way. I love how in your submission the speckled grains in the dark shadows of under your legs kind of look like a starry night sky. It almost tricks the eyes into reading your photograph as a collage at first glance. Very cool. 
-Trouble


Hi Trouble and Ninja! I am following you for a long time and you both are such a inspiration for me. This is my second submission. I take this picture on a beach in Greece where I used to swim every morning, when the sun is still low and there are no people around and the sea is so calm and welcome. When I see it, the atmosphere  and the emotion reminds me of the sculpture called Dying Slave by the great Michelangelo. It was never ”dying” for me - I always imagine him as fully relaxed and a little bit naughty, aware of his own power, just like I felt that morning. Of course I cannot compete the beauty of this genius piece of art but as your blog art give inspiration :)

When it comes to making great art, you’re looking in the right place. And finding artist like Michelangelo to look up to can lead to a life time of inspiration. Keep researching and practising and thanks for sharing your submission with us. 

Hi Trouble and Ninja!
 I am following you for a long time and you both are such a inspiration for me. This is my second submission. I take this picture on a beach in Greece where I used to swim every morning, when the sun is still low and there are no people around and the sea is so calm and welcome. When I see it, the atmosphere  and the emotion reminds me of the sculpture called Dying Slave by the great Michelangelo. It was never ”dying” for me - I always imagine him as fully relaxed and a little bit naughty, aware of his own power, just like I felt that morning. Of course I cannot compete the beauty of this genius piece of art but as
 your blog art give inspiration :)

When it comes to making great art, you’re looking in the right place. And finding artist like Michelangelo to look up to can lead to a life time of inspiration. Keep researching and practising and thanks for sharing your submission with us. 


Dear Ninja,
Since apparently I’m the only one in my family who can’t draw I had to pull all the digital art  tricks to make myself into a piece of art.
fpr1

Very clever submission, I didn’t even think to suggest people make digital art, but maybe your submission will encourage some photoshop handy spectators out there to try their hand at creating something for Submission Sunday art week as well. -Trouble

Dear Ninja,

Since apparently I’m the only one in my family who can’t draw I had to pull all the digital art  tricks to make myself into a piece of art.

fpr1

Very clever submission, I didn’t even think to suggest people make digital art, but maybe your submission will encourage some photoshop handy spectators out there to try their hand at creating something for Submission Sunday art week as well. 
-Trouble


Wonderlust Photoworks (Editing courtesy of Alveoli Photography) - Desolate Elements II (2014)
There’s a zen proverb that runs somewhere along the lines of comparing yourself to someone else is like sticking your head in a bucket of glue.
I constantly offer this advice to others; but rarely heed it myself.
The last two years have been very difficult for me. Trauma, loss and angst compounded by unemployment and persistent health problems. During this time, creativity—the only thing in my life that has presented consistent refuge—has been limited to thinking the work I’m trying to make doesn’t matter. I get stuck in this self-defeating-Orson-Welles-made-Citizen-Kane-at-26/Arundathi-Roy-wrote-The-God-of-Small-Things-at-28-what-have-I-done-of-any-consequence loop.
I’m always so focused on how precious little time humans have and as a result I focus on trying to make everything count to the fullest. It’s not a bad way to live so long as you give yourself permission to make mistakes. Mistakes are how you learn + grow emotionally, spiritually and artistically. I forget that so often…
The above is a frame from a video I shot several months ago. I don’t like shooting video—I’m an analog snob—but desperate times, desperate measures. The video itself was a disaster and I haven’t looked at it since I shot it. But when I saw that this weeks theme was ‘art’, I searched desperately for something to submit. Re-watching the awful video, this one frame jumped out at me so with the a little help from Alveoli Photography to clean it up I decided to share it as a reminder to myself and others that showing up is just as if not more important than having a devastating aesthetic sensibility.

Sometimes we have to create many things to get one thing we are happy with, and it this case it seems like you captured hundreds or thousands of frames for your video and found one frame you were happy with. I think in the end it was definitely worth it, and I’m glad you put in the time to find the right moment and thanks for sharing it with us. 

Wonderlust Photoworks (Editing courtesy of Alveoli Photography) - Desolate Elements II (2014)

There’s a zen proverb that runs somewhere along the lines of comparing yourself to someone else is like sticking your head in a bucket of glue.

I constantly offer this advice to others; but rarely heed it myself.

The last two years have been very difficult for me. Trauma, loss and angst compounded by unemployment and persistent health problems. During this time, creativity—the only thing in my life that has presented consistent refuge—has been limited to thinking the work I’m trying to make doesn’t matter. I get stuck in this self-defeating-Orson-Welles-made-Citizen-Kane-at-26/Arundathi-Roy-wrote-The-God-of-Small-Things-at-28-what-have-I-done-of-any-consequence loop.

I’m always so focused on how precious little time humans have and as a result I focus on trying to make everything count to the fullest. It’s not a bad way to live so long as you give yourself permission to make mistakes. Mistakes are how you learn + grow emotionally, spiritually and artistically. I forget that so often…

The above is a frame from a video I shot several months ago. I don’t like shooting video—I’m an analog snob—but desperate times, desperate measures. The video itself was a disaster and I haven’t looked at it since I shot it. But when I saw that this weeks theme was ‘art’, I searched desperately for something to submit. Re-watching the awful video, this one frame jumped out at me so with the a little help from Alveoli Photography to clean it up I decided to share it as a reminder to myself and others that showing up is just as if not more important than having a devastating aesthetic sensibility.

Sometimes we have to create many things to get one thing we are happy with, and it this case it seems like you captured hundreds or thousands of frames for your video and found one frame you were happy with. I think in the end it was definitely worth it, and I’m glad you put in the time to find the right moment and thanks for sharing it with us. 


Hi Ninja & Trouble
As my background is in Art/Design but mainly work in the digital format, I really wanted to create something. Recently I’ve gone back to the hands on approach but I’ve lacked the drive and inspiration to create anything. I torn up number of pieces of paper and canvases and just smeared the chalk on myself in frustration. So I thought I’d make my picture in to an art piece.
dirtysuperhero

Everything about this photo really works well together, and I’m glad you included the story of what inspired you to cover your body with chalk. I think choosing a flat white background is the most important part of really making this submission look and feel like a piece of art. It makes every little hair and detail on your body stand out so much more. Thanks for the effort and taking part is SS today. 

Hi Ninja & Trouble

As my background is in Art/Design but mainly work in the digital format, I really wanted to create something. Recently I’ve gone back to the hands on approach but I’ve lacked the drive and inspiration to create anything. I torn up number of pieces of paper and canvases and just smeared the chalk on myself in frustration. So I thought I’d make my picture in to an art piece.

dirtysuperhero

Everything about this photo really works well together, and I’m glad you included the story of what inspired you to cover your body with chalk. I think choosing a flat white background is the most important part of really making this submission look and feel like a piece of art. It makes every little hair and detail on your body stand out so much more. Thanks for the effort and taking part is SS today. 


Hello Trouble and Ninja! My inspiration for this weeks submission sunday is the work of the austrian painter Egon Schiele (1890-1918). The figures in his paitings and drawings are of incredible beauty and touching vulnerability at the same time… In my opinion, if you show yourself, you expose yourself to a certain part of your outside world. You may be vulnerable at that point, but you also show that you are strong and in the best case that you stand above the narrow-mindedness of certain unkind or hateful people… I dedicate this picture to a wonderful woman I’ve met here on tumblr. She is a wonderful person and I’m sure you also would adore her if she would submit to you and your wonderful site one day. Best wishes - theunknownsearcher

I’ve always admired Egon Schiele’s work so it’s really nice to see another ninja paying tribute to it during art week. I’m sure the woman you’ve met will be really flattered to see your dedication as well. One artistic touch that I noticed immediately about your submission is the fact that all the books on your shelf have been turned around, which I really like the aesthetic of. The different tones of white, yellow, and tan from the pages pick up on the tones in your skin and those used in Schiele’s piece really nicely. Thanks for your contribution to art week. -Trouble

Hello Trouble and Ninja! My inspiration for this weeks submission sunday is the work of the austrian painter Egon Schiele (1890-1918). The figures in his paitings and drawings are of incredible beauty and touching vulnerability at the same time… In my opinion, if you show yourself, you expose yourself to a certain part of your outside world. You may be vulnerable at that point, but you also show that you are strong and in the best case that you stand above the narrow-mindedness of certain unkind or hateful people… I dedicate this picture to a wonderful woman I’ve met here on tumblr. She is a wonderful person and I’m sure you also would adore her if she would submit to you and your wonderful site one day. Best wishes - theunknownsearcher

I’ve always admired Egon Schiele’s work so it’s really nice to see another ninja paying tribute to it during art week. I’m sure the woman you’ve met will be really flattered to see your dedication as well. One artistic touch that I noticed immediately about your submission is the fact that all the books on your shelf have been turned around, which I really like the aesthetic of. The different tones of white, yellow, and tan from the pages pick up on the tones in your skin and those used in Schiele’s piece really nicely. Thanks for your contribution to art week. 
-Trouble


Ninja and Trouble,
This week I decided a tribute to A Sleepy Lioness would be appropriate. I tried to best synthesize what I felt her blog was all about: art, intellect and the human body. I probably didn’t do it as well as it can be done, but I offer this one up anyways.

For this submission I’m sure of two things, Miss Lioness will definitely see this submission and she’ll also appreciate your effort. I know we are all surprised to see her step away from her on line persona, but I would not be surprised to still see her fingerprint and more still appear on Submission Sunday and all over the body positive community. 

Ninja and Trouble,

This week I decided a tribute to A Sleepy Lioness would be appropriate. I tried to best synthesize what I felt her blog was all about: art, intellect and the human body. I probably didn’t do it as well as it can be done, but I offer this one up anyways.

For this submission I’m sure of two things, Miss Lioness will definitely see this submission and she’ll also appreciate your effort. I know we are all surprised to see her step away from her on line persona, but I would not be surprised to still see her fingerprint and more still appear on Submission Sunday and all over the body positive community. 


N&T!
This photo was taken during my last week of summer break. Since me (and all other students) always have to clear the studio before break, I had to drag this huge painting I did all the way back home, which was quite a pain. But I figured, since I have it at home now, I might as well put it to good use! Finally a different backdrop than what I normally have available. Combine it with some natural light, and of course my body; this is the result. Hopefully you like it!
lovethenakedlife

I think this is a great example of how much an interesting background can add to s naked photograph. Maybe next time you can add some similar paint to your body to really try and blend in. Remember next week is ‘Art’ week for Submission Sunday and I know Trouble has some high hopes for all of you, and I can’t wait to see what you and the rest of the ninjas will share. 

N&T!

This photo was taken during my last week of summer break. Since me (and all other students) always have to clear the studio before break, I had to drag this huge painting I did all the way back home, which was quite a pain. But I figured, since I have it at home now, I might as well put it to good use! Finally a different backdrop than what I normally have available. Combine it with some natural light, and of course my body; this is the result. Hopefully you like it!

lovethenakedlife

I think this is a great example of how much an interesting background can add to s naked photograph. Maybe next time you can add some similar paint to your body to really try and blend in. Remember next week is ‘Art’ week for Submission Sunday and I know Trouble has some high hopes for all of you, and I can’t wait to see what you and the rest of the ninjas will share. 


Hey Ninja and Trouble, I am here again. First I want to say that I love the experience of post a personal photo and show a small piece of my mind.
In this one I want to show my tiredness, this year is being so hard to me, I’m studying so hard (actually I don’t know why I am here hahaha) but I need to relax and I don’t know other way than take pic of myself in the place that I most appreciate in a hard day, my bed.
I’m sure that I’m not the only one in this word who are tired. But I think doing things that we like help us to carry on in hard moments. Our mind needs to be light to think in the right decisions which aren’t easy of course.
In my last photo I talked about thought and now I’m saying to canalize they and mix with your body, because we are not just a mind and not just a body. We have needs also psichologycals, also physicals, so we have to equilibrate both to not enter in hard moments even with changes in life that we can’t control. I’m looking for this balance but is not a easy thing, we need to control ourselfs and know who we are.
Thanx all,
tumanges-dail

I think this gentleman said more than I’ll ever need to, and I’m glad your exploring your thoughts and your body and having fun playing with your body, the camera and lighting. 

Hey Ninja and Trouble, I am here again. First I want to say that I love the experience of post a personal photo and show a small piece of my mind.

In this one I want to show my tiredness, this year is being so hard to me, I’m studying so hard (actually I don’t know why I am here hahaha) but I need to relax and I don’t know other way than take pic of myself in the place that I most appreciate in a hard day, my bed.

I’m sure that I’m not the only one in this word who are tired. But I think doing things that we like help us to carry on in hard moments. Our mind needs to be light to think in the right decisions which aren’t easy of course.

In my last photo I talked about thought and now I’m saying to canalize they and mix with your body, because we are not just a mind and not just a body. We have needs also psichologycals, also physicals, so we have to equilibrate both to not enter in hard moments even with changes in life that we can’t control. I’m looking for this balance but is not a easy thing, we need to control ourselfs and know who we are.

Thanx all,

tumanges-dail

I think this gentleman said more than I’ll ever need to, and I’m glad your exploring your thoughts and your body and having fun playing with your body, the camera and lighting. 


Hi! I woke up and I saw the shadows on the wall so I think that I make some pictures. It’s not easy to make good pictures, but it’s very interesting and funny to play with lights & shadows and to find nice positions. I hope you like it. Have a nice day. :)

If SS helps people notice and appreciate shadows I think it’s done a good thing. I’m glad you found some inspiration and thanks for sharing your submission. 

Hi! I woke up and I saw the shadows on the wall so I think that I make some pictures. It’s not easy to make good pictures, but it’s very interesting and funny to play with lights & shadows and to find nice positions.
I hope you like it. Have a nice day. :)

If SS helps people notice and appreciate shadows I think it’s done a good thing. I’m glad you found some inspiration and thanks for sharing your submission. 


Hi Ninja,
I started my internship for uni this week and even though the job is really cool I don’t know how people do it. I think I’m just not made to wake up early and work eight hours. There are already plans to found a state where you can just be lazy all day. Everyone is welcome to join.
fpr1

I’m one of those people too, I was never able to do the regular 8 hour a day job I found it very defeating and difficult. I think you captured the reluctance of getting up and how relaxing, comfortable and beautiful just laying in bed can be. Thanks for the submission and I hope that state becomes a reality and you get to live there. 

Hi Ninja,

I started my internship for uni this week and even though the job is really cool I don’t know how people do it. I think I’m just not made to wake up early and work eight hours. There are already plans to found a state where you can just be lazy all day. Everyone is welcome to join.

fpr1

I’m one of those people too, I was never able to do the regular 8 hour a day job I found it very defeating and difficult. I think you captured the reluctance of getting up and how relaxing, comfortable and beautiful just laying in bed can be. Thanks for the submission and I hope that state becomes a reality and you get to live there.