Actually, I remember reading somewhere that it's not illegal by US law if it's just a nude photo, because then it's artistic expression obviously you must also have the minors consent and parents consent.
But take a picture or having a minor being portrayed in a sexual act or having them being perceived through sexually suggestive themes is ILLEGAL!!!!
Photography is a form of art, and must be respected as such. Obviously, porn is not tasteful art and I have a hard time considering it art at all. Love making on the other hand, is art.
I believe when it comes to something like what dlinkwit27 had described up above, it then is ok.
As well as what White Raven had described, it then is also ok.
Obviously, when I child is depicted in anything other then art, it is then agreed that it is wrong and illegal.
Remember that taking nude photos of someone is an art in it's own right. Art is a natural human need for expression of thoughts and emotions at a different level, usually one that the norm can not always understand.
In such a case, I do believe, that, taking nude photos of minors 14 to 17, is ok. And is deserving of respect if the photos are tasteful and are of true artistic expression through the beauty of the human body.
If, the nude models are expressed through inappropriate, untasteful, unexpressive as an artistic expression, and/or are portrayed in any sexually suggestive environment, then I believe that it is wrong, and I am fully against such things. Photos of sexual acts should only be portrayed using adult models because adult models are fully developed individuals, and I feel it to be extremely wrong
to portray undeveloped individuals to be in sexual acts that originally and naturally require someone to be fully developed in order to actually have sex. Usually minors are not mentally mature enough to make such decisions.
what about if a 16 year old and an 18 year old who are inlove? and make love? that's an entirely different subject/topic all together. But I will say this, If the minor is mentally mature enough to make such a decision as to make love, then all the power to them, and my respects to their love for each other and I hope there relationship lasts forever.
So, to disagree with art is almost to disagree with being human, it's like your being in-human while trying to argue about not having nude photos of minors. lol. Obviously that is only my opinion.
Well, that's my 2cents. my 2cents consisted of real facts mixed into my own beliefs about art.
Thanks for taking the time to read my reply.