there’s a facebook photography group i am in. someone shared this HuffPo article: People Called These Photos Of An Artist’s Daughter ‘Pornographic.’ And This Was His Response.
here was my comment:
i find i cannot help but to think about the perception of others more when i am out and about with just my daughter. and that irritates me.
America seems to love extremes. we sell motorcycles with woman in bikinis and then bitch about how there is too much sex on TV. we witch hunt for anyone that is perceived to go against the Puritan/Victorian ideals of sex, but then consume/produce more porn than any nation. we were taught that acts of sex were dirty and disgusting and should only be shared with people we love. we blindly foster a rape culture all while calling a virgin woman a prude or a sexually active woman a slut.
we are so repressed and oppressed that we can only see sex and the human body and gender and reproduction and physical intimacy through a lens of shame. i wish i could cite my source on this, but i read an article that said that cultures that are the most open about nudity (all ages and genders) have the lowest rates of sex crimes.
and the hypocrisy that really chaps my ass: we see Facebook gregariously displaying images and videos of gut churning violence but instantly squashing side-boob during breastfeeding. we are so “protective” of our children with sex and nudity in the media but are blasé about their exposure to violence. i have three kids, ages 12 and under. i am FAR more comfortable with them accidentally seeing a sex scene on TV than if they see a beheading, knowing that such an image will haunt them forever. i can explain sex and love making to them. i cannot explain why humans kill each other.
Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.–
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Me trying to listen to anyone speak about anything, ever
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hey kids, when you grow up and get a job in an office and go to meetings, this is what you will look like when the power of the coffee starts to fade.
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Apparently it’s not socially acceptable for a man to invite another man out just for coffee or to go out for a meal, in case it’s perceived as a date. Like it’s fine if you wanna go to the pub and drink beer and have a chat but make it non-alcoholic and suddenly you’re not straight anymore? You can go to the cinema together but ONLY if it’s an action movie. You guys can’t even just go shopping with each other. Oh masculinity, so fragile, so strange.
Photographer Lassi Rautiainen recently captured the profound partnership between a she-wolf and a brown bear in the wilds of northern Finland. For days, he witnessed the strange pair meet every evening to share food after a hard day of hunting. No one knows when or how this relationship was formed, “but it is certain that by now each of them needs the other.” - Source