Dear Ninja & Trouble,
I have been following your blog for a long while - back when (I think) only Ninja managed the submissions. I adore the positive vibe I get every time I visit NN. It’s uplifting and inspiring. This is my first submission ever. Believe it or not, I have never submitted anything to any other tumblr.
What I want to illustrate with this picture is the idea that sex takes me out of the darkness and brings me into the light. In my opinion, sexuality is one of the deepest things in mankind. Nothing brightens and sweetens my life more than a good, intimate, and honest sexual encounter. Hearing my partner saying I’m needed and that I made her feel great makes me feel immortal. The romantic bond between a man and a woman - or just two lovers - is such a powerful experience. I’m proud of the result I got with this self-portrait, but I must confess I was a bit unsure about submitting it. I’m in my head a lot and I think too much… at certain point I was afraid of being misinterpreted and that female readers would find this picture scary instead of poetic. A man coming out of the dark may sound as something menacing. But, If this ever gets published, I’m sure it won’t take long to know what people think of it. And that’s just so exciting that makes me feel like locking myself up in my studio to make more art.
Thank you, dear Ninja & Trouble, for spreading the idea that sexuality is beautiful and something to be cherished. Keep up your excellent work and I wish you only the very best.
I enjoy a well done concept in a submission and you did a great job visually expressing your idea in this photo. I can see how your image can be taken in different ways but I think the poetic intention is the most clear. I’m also glad you specified the power and possibility of love between any two partners and how fulfilling it can be. Thanks for sharing your first submission here and being such a long time follower.