Model sadness...

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Model sadness...
May 10, 2013

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In reply to pspentax, May 10, 2013

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?

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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?

Yes Klaus you are right,

She is my daughter and have paited herself and love to take pictures... but i try to tell her to don´t emitate the grown ups

I catch this exactly moment for put people thinking... how fast the kids are trying to be grown ups in this madness society.

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http://arts.guardian.co.uk/pictures/0,,1830504,00.html

"Photographer Jill Greenberg has whipped up a storm of controversy with her new exhibition, End Times. The pictures in the show, for which she deliberately provoked tearful outbursts from children by taking away lollipops she had just given them, have been described by some as tantamount to child abuse."

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http://arts.guardian.co.uk/pictures/0,,1830504,00.html

"Photographer Jill Greenberg has whipped up a storm of controversy with her new exhibition, End Times. The pictures in the show, for which she deliberately provoked tearful outbursts from children by taking away lollipops she had just given them, have been described by some as tantamount to child abuse."

The cause or her sadness was i stopped taking pictures of her, she can´t stop taking pictures

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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.

Yes.

And the framing is too tight.... (it is croppped within an inch of its life!)

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Barrie Davis wrote:

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.

Yes.

Thank you.

And the framing is too tight.... (it is croppped within an inch of its life!)

That is very much open for discussion IMHO. I think the crop emphasizes the sinister mood of the picture.

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In reply to pspentax, May 12, 2013

Bravo to the model ! and yes the photog did capture a very unique image too.

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Klaus dk wrote:

Barrie Davis wrote:

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.

Yes.

Thank you.

And the framing is too tight.... (it is croppped within an inch of its life!)

That is very much open for discussion IMHO. I think the crop emphasizes the sinister mood of the picture.

To be sinister it needs to be darker.... (IMHO)

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Barrie Davis wrote:

Klaus dk wrote:

Barrie Davis wrote:

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.

Yes.

Thank you.

And the framing is too tight.... (it is croppped within an inch of its life!)

That is very much open for discussion IMHO. I think the crop emphasizes the sinister mood of the picture.

To be sinister it needs to be darker.... (IMHO)

The finer nuances of the adjective in question may have escaped me. English is not my first language. It could also be, that sinister does nor necessarily imply darkness.

My point was that the tight crop adds a touch of claustrophobia to the image. The girl is unhappy, smeared in listick unsuitable for her age and has nowhere to go.

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I think the image is fine technically.

It very much reminds me of Jill Greenberg's work which bothers me.

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Ummm.... when a 'prima-donna' pouts it shows the little girl inside?

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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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Fave Photog wrote:

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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In an ideal world your interpretation is the only one. Unfortunately, the world is different. I am relieved the background story was much more innocent than my imagination.

I will readily admit I have a dirty mind, albeit under control. I will also claim that in this respect I am quite average, hence my opening post.

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WOMAN: I sense great vulnerability. A man-child crying out for love, an innocent orphan in the post-modern world.

MAN: I see a parasite, a sexually depraved miscreant who is seeking to gratify only his basest and most immediate urges.

WOMAN: Dirty and unattractive, yet I detect a nobility of attitude, an unwavering loyalty, much like the Saint Bernard.

MAN: But note the eyes. He is a creature barely hanging on to existence, like a cockroach clinging to a sewer grate.

WOMAN: His struggle is man's struggle. He lifts my spirit!

MAN: He is a loathsome, offensive brute -- yet I can't look away.

WOMAN: He transcends time and space.

MAN: He sickens me.

WOMAN: I love it!

MAN: Me too!

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Thank you guys for this discussionthat i was searching for

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