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Ladies and Gentlemen of Castle Drachenfels,

it is time for a new episode of Meet the Artist.

Today we are going to meet a professional model from Norway, who is very well known for combining her young and fresh beauty with various dark and creative styles.

Please welcome: MalenaMorgwen

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Toshi81: Hello to you, dear Malena. Thank you very much for being with us today. Please introduce yourself to our readers.

Malena Morgwen: Hi, I’m Malena Morgwen, I’ve been modelling for almost five years now, and I’m also getting into photography as of recently.

Toshi81: Let's have a closer look at your gallery for a moment. The oldest photos you are presenting were taken in the year 2013. This clearly shows that you have started modelling at a very young age. How and when have you decided to become a model and what does modelling in general mean to you personally?

Malena Morgwen: Yes, I started modelling when I was 16! I’ve just always liked photography, beautiful women, and alternative styles. I’ve always had an interest in photography, I was even doing «photoshoots» on my own with my digital camera since I was around 11, even editing the photos. When I was 14 I fell in love with burlesque. A lot of burlesque dancers also do modelling, and I wanted to be like them. To me, modelling is about artistic expression, and to create something beautiful or interesting. I have a very creative mind and I love getting dressed up (or not dressed at all) and experiment with different styles.

Toshi81: You seem to be able to represent many different styles and roles. as well as powerful emotions. What kind of shootings do you like the most and which ones are the most challenging for you?

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Malena Morgwen: Thank you! Well, I like shoots where I can have fun with a photographer and try out new ideas. Most challenging might be doing certain facial expressions, or poses, as I’m not super flexible. Hanging from ropes is fun, but not the most comfortable! Wearing latex is the same!

Toshi81: Your gallery reveals that nudity is an important part of your work as an artist. We get to enjoy the bare beauty of your feminine body in quite a few artworks. Of course we love these impressions, but they still lead to a few more questions. Have you ever felt shy about your own body? Do you enjoy presenting yourself naturally, without clothes? What does nudity mean to you?

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Malena Morgwen: To me, bodies are beautiful, and sexuality is beautiful. I don’t find that there’s anything offensive or shameful about it. I was of course a bit nervous when I did my very first nude shoot, but you get used to it quickly. Today, I have no shyness about who sees me naked. I’m not really an exhibitionist, but nudity just feels very natural to me. And that’s why I’m so glad I started nude modelling – I no longer have to feel that shame or anxiety many are conditioned to feel about nudity. When I was younger I thought it would be the most embarrassing thing if someone saw more than they’re supposed to see, it’s so freeing to not be embarrassed anymore!

Toshi81: It's not just your unique look and your beauty, which makes your modelling so special. There is more! Some of your appearances look very challenging and sophisticated. You seem to be able to represent elegant grace, even while you are being kept bound in ropes or chains.

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Toshi81: What does it feel like to be tied up in front of the camera and what does bondage in art mean to you?

Malena Morgwen: Bondage is one of many forms of visual art, a medium of expression. I think it makes some very interesting and cool imagery. It can add a lot to an image. The times I’ve been tied up, it has been quite simple and not very painful or uncomfortable bondage. I was told by one photographer that I’m very good at getting out of restraints on my own, apparently I’m not the easiest to keep tied up!

Toshi81: Let us talk about the following artwork for a moment to describe the astonishing twists and emotions, that can be found in your photos.

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Toshi81: The spreader bar between your legs clearly shows that you are being kept as a prisoner in this fictional situation. The high heels and the lingerie support your feminine beauty, but they do also underline the fact, that you are supposed to serve with your female grace, just like a lovely little slavegirl.

But still, you seem to remain strong and confident in this situation. The way you are undressing clearly shows, that you are gaining power from the attention you are receiving and your facial expression appears to be wild and challenging. Excellent work! That's a thrilling composition.
How did you originally get to the idea to use bondage elements for such expressive art?

Malena Morgwen: I look up to so many models who do so many different styles of modelling, and many of them would do fetish styled shoots. I think the first fetish photos I saw were of Dita Von Teese, I even have her books «Dita Fetish Goddess» and «Fetish and the Art of the Teese», both of which contain plenty of bondage imagery. Her style has influenced me a lot!

Toshi81: This is really interesting! Even though your style is unique and very special, we can still compare your appearance to Dita von Teese, who is well known for being the most important representative of the so called "New Burlesque". Can you think of some other famous artists, who have also had a great influence on your personal art?

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Apart from other great models and Burlesque artists, where do you take your inspiration from? Are there books, movies or other media, which have had an influence on you and your style?

Malena Morgwen: There are so many models I look up to! Some of my favourites that do bondage and fetish style shoots are Dani Divine, Marie Devilreux, Masuimi Max, Mosh, Starfucked, Miss Miranda. A new favorite I discovered recently is Miss Bliss, who is actually a dominatrix, but she does a lot of modelling work in bondage! Other models and photographers are where most of my inspiration comes from, but I really like history and sometimes find inspiration in that, or music or fashion.

Toshi81: Now I would like to ask you about your interaction with the Deviantart community. Are you happy with the feedback your are receiving here? Do you get a lot of mail from your fans and do you always answer them? What kind of comments do you enjoy very much?

Malena Morgwen: I am very happy for every comment, favorite and watch I get! I appreciate that people see and like my work, and it’s interesting to hear what people think about it (unless they’re being rude, which isn’t often thankfully). I get some messages and I always try to reply, but because of my autism it’s difficult for me to keep track of messages and reply quickly. I’m also not super active on deviantart, I don’t log in every day like I do on facebook and instagram.

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Toshi81: What are your future plans as a model and as a photographer? Are you going to have live appearances in the future, like being an artist of a Burlesque Show?

Malena Morgwen: I’ll be continuing modelling like I’m doing now, and hopefully I’ll meet more great photographers. I’m getting more into photography and will focus a lot on practising and getting more experience. I’ll mostly be photographing myself in the beginning, but in the future I’d love to photograph other people too! My vision is to one day photograph people in many different styles, where I can make women (and men, and all kinds of people really) feel beautiful, awesome, confident and safe. I want to make people happy by giving them awesome photos of themselves. As for burlesque, I put that dream aside for now and found that I’d rather focus on modelling and photography. But I think there’s a chance that in the future, maybe I’ll find a way to express myself through performance. I’m not sure yet.

Toshi81: I know that you love to inspire people with your amazing art, making people dream and fantasize about female grace. You have done that to us really often and that's exactly why you are a great Star of this Deviantart group. But now we would like to take you into our world of fantasy for just a moment.

Please imagine the fictional world of Castle Drachenfels, which is a medieval place, full of mystical characters, evil creatures and brave warriors. Drachenfels represents an independent territory, surrounded by different kingdoms, with the Castle itself being the central point of this anarchic area. The Castle is the one and only prison for women throughout all Kingdoms. Captured Princesses are being sent there, as well Criminals or enslaved Dancers.

What would you be, if you were a character of Drachenfels? Don't worry! Of course it is just for the fun of it. You could leave the world of Drachenfels at any time and come back whenever you like. ;)

Malena Morgwen: Hmm, it’s a difficult question, I think I’d probably be captured for doing some kind of mischief! Or maybe I’d be some kind of spy or rogue who helps the captured women!

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Toshi81: Last but not least, please say a few words to your fans out there.

Malena Morgwen: Thank you so much for all the support, thank you for reading the interview, and I hope you also like what I have in store in the future!



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Declined Art - Why does it happen

Greetings everyone!

Thanks for sharing your art with us. This group can only exist because of lovely artists, who come here to share their amazing art with the group.

We appreciate that!

But still, a part of the artworks sent to us, get declined.
Why does this happen?


First of all:

This group is mainly about high quality BDSM photography.
That's why we have got six folders about photography and only one folder about 3D art, drawings and paintings.

This means 3D art, drawings and paintings will much more likely get declined than photos.


Secondly:

This group has got very special standards for artworks. And that's exactly the reason why people come here.
Maybe that's even the reason why you have come here to watch or contribute art.

Being on this group does NOT make your art any worse or better, though. There are many different groups on Deviantart and I am sure that everyone can find a suitable group for any kind of art or special interest.

Please respect our policy and our work just the way we respect yours.

Please do not abuse the commentary section to post your art anyway, if it gets declined for any reason.

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:iconchrism-erotic:
ChrisM-Erotic Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the request, much appreciated :)
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SkySamurai83 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Does this group accept hand drawn artworks?
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SerumSeven Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
any reason i was declined ? is it not the stuff you are looking for ?

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emarukk Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you and salute. This is very high quality group and if my test render is accepted I havd to be humble.
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AlainetAtsuko Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Student Photographer
Anybody here? No, I disagree! 
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Jocoboclips Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Professional Photographer
Request accepted. Have fun!
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FueledbypartII Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the rquest Iglad you like ^^

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paradox-10 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
On skype waiting for instructions. Search andrewparadox@hotmail.co.uk. send a message and I will reply immediately
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jsmar666 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Toshi, I have an image I submitted thats been pending for 1 day and 9 hours. Could you please either accept it or reject it? :-)
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