Model sadness...

Started May 10, 2013 | Photos thread
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In reply to Klaus dk, May 13, 2013

Klaus dk wrote:

This is a very strong and disquiting picture. Technically it is very good, emotionally I find it saddening, maybe because I read more into it than it actually says.

The lipstick sends me off on a sexual tangent, discrepant to the child's age. If that is the story you are trying to tell, it works disconcertingly well.

I hope there is another story behind the picture?

I see nothing sexual about this image at all.

I see a young girl, just like young girls the world over, who wants to be just like her mommy.  And no one will be able to convince this young girl that she didn't do the best job ever in applying the lipstick, or that she doesn't look exactly like mommy.  And no one should try, either.

The actual reason behind her sadness is adorable, and speaks, in part, to the genetic difference between males and females.

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