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Announcing the Winners of the first Nerve Amateur Photo Contest:

It’s hard to think of something less
sexy than sitting down with America’s
leading financial newspaper. And so after deciding on the theme for last
month’s photo contest — Sexiest Photo of Someone(s) Reading The Wall Street
Journal
— we were concerned that we had given Nerve readers an impossible
chore. It turns out we had nothing to worry about. Soon after we announced
the contest, the creative, sexy photos came pouring in. One entry is
of a woman bathing amid cut-up strips of the Journal; another depicts a
woman reading quietly, seemingly unbothered by the penis jutting through the
center of her newspaper. A number of the photos involved men and women
writhing on the floor among open newspapers. Still others went with BDSM
scenarios: the models bound at the wrists, the Journal clenched tight between
their teeth.

We turned the selection process over to a team of three
distinguished judges: George Pitts, directory of photography at Vibe
magazine; Naomi Harris, a freelancer whose work has appeared in The New York
Times Magazine
and Newsweek, and Nerve’s new photo editor,
who recently finished a three-year stint at The New Yorker.

Pitts tended to favor the photos that were unabashedly sexy, but
surprised everyone with his fondness for a photo of two cats embracing one
another atop a copy of the Journal. Naomi Harris and Whitney
both
admired the photos that had a natural, “bedroom” sexiness. In the end, the
judges settled on a photo that was both homey and hot.

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1st
Place: Mel Taylor


Asked
why he chosen Mel Taylor’s photo of a woman on her hands and knees
for first place, George Pitts summed it up in one sentence: “The
photo nails male desire.”




2nd
Place: Anonymous


Our photo editor on our second-place pick: “I like this photo because it’s
so intimate. I think the light is beautiful. Seems like maybe it
was made this guy’s lover, so there’s a lot of affection in the
picture.”




3rd
Place: Anonymous


Although
she hated the model’s ugly shoes, Naomi Harris said that she loved
the element of risk-taking involved in this shot.




Honorable
Mention:



click
here to enter this month’s contest


(must have a FREE
Nerve Membership
)
click
here to check out this month’s entries!


(must be a Nerve Premium
Subscriber
)
click here to see all the uncensored entries to the contest

(must be a Nerve Premium
Subscriber
)
The Nerve Amateur Photo Contest
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