Finding stuff like this titled 'society is ugly' taken after this one went viral is a mix of..aww bless, thank you..and wft though o.O Linked, since I dont want to use it without her permission as such..
To those people who are saying that they see a weak minded child let me just inform you of one thing: She's a child. Children are very impressionable. A child's brain is still developing and will continue to develop for quite some time. It's only natural that she (and I'm not just limiting this to little girls) wishes to copy whatever she sees. And that's something that all of us, whether we are five or sixty five- are guilty of.
Man, this picture is amazing, not only on photography, but even better on content, such a perfect approach on stereotypes and social pressure... I just put it on my whatsapp profile, hope you don't mind... So crude... So real...
Eh alot of the more awful comments got negative downvotes (meaning they are basically placed into a negative unhappy comments section) alot of it is actually positive and basically what was shared here on DA ^^ This picture is one of my new found personal favorites from when it got the DD, huge surprise when I saw it on imgur this morning and I commented linking it back here ^u^
I'm practically a twig, not because I wanted to be, but I was just born like that. I don't eat a lot because I'm never that hungry, and the fact that I take medication to help me with my ADD (side effects of course including lowered appetite), does not help. It made me develop this habit for a period of time where if I gain just a tiny bit of body fat in a short period of time, I freak out, thinking that if I change at this pace, I'll become huge in no time, so I end up eating even less until it goes away. I'm very weak, smaller than average for my age group, and I normally wish I can be like everybody else. The girls at my old school would always be jealous of me and be like "OMG YOU SO SKINNY B PROUD OF ET. SU MANY GERLS WISH THAY CUN HAV UR BOD. I IS SU FAT I WAN 2 B LIEK U. Y U NO APRECIATE UR BOD?" even though most of them are average weight, height, etc. In my mind, I would always respond "Says the bloody hypocrite who can't appreciate their own perfectly healthy body. I think you would regret saying that once you try walking in my tiny shoes for a freaking day."
Well, I recently saw this image on facebook and had to track the artist down to let you know, in case you didn't already, that you are a genius. The message is horrible and disturbing but the image is still beautiful. That makes it all the more effective in its horror. IT's beautiful, on all levels.
I was so blown away by this image that I posted it on my Facebook. I apologize that I did not ask you first (after reading your journal today), however, I did credit you as the photographer. In just a few days it has been shared over 5600 times, and the message has been well received. One girl messaged me and told me that this expressed what she has not been able to put into words about how she has felt most of her life. Her desperation to feel beautiful according to society's "norms" has led her to suffer from body image dismorphia and eating disorders. It was reported for nudity, reviewed, and not removed, thankfully. If there is an issue and you would like to remove it from FB I will reluctantly do so.
I doubt that I would ask you to remove it, you at least credited me (many havent)..and given how it seems many are relating/feeling/reacting to it I am hoping that in some tiny way its helped a few, even to just realise they were not alone in their thoughts. A link to your facebook would be nice though, so I could see
I never, never, never, never, NEVER know a girl, child or adult, who say: "I feel bad, because I see a girl more beautyfull than me in a magasin". You know so much people that feel that to feel the need to make this picture?? And, why you always do this kind of pictures with girls? Why you don't take a boy with an comic book? (superman, batman, spiderman, ironman)??? a hero with big muscles, so powerfull (even in the name you feel inferior: "super" man), you think is a good influences for boys? I HATE feminists with her one-direction-narrow-vision. Sorry for my english.
...(personnaly for me is not a problem superman or girls magazines, because they are not symbols, only entertainement).
I dont think its something most people would even admit. Yes, it makes some feel bad and self conscious to extreme. However, just because they dont say it outloud, doesnt mean its absolutely isnt so. Most people seem to express this in some sort of way without actually openly admitting it. Thats likely WHY you dont know any girl, child or adult that 'say' that. Because most people dont.
The only reasn I did not use a boy, was because I dont have a son to work with, had I , then I would have shot a concept along these lines with him.. Its certainly not a feminist issue, more that I have four daughters and no sons. and as for knowing many people who felt like this image portrays, yes, sadly I know way to many..and given how open and honest people have been in the comments so far, they are not the only ones..
Absolutely powerful. You deserve a DD and then some for this. Having struggled with my own body image issues for years, I can honestly tell you that I've contemplated doing just this so many times. I am all too familiar with human anatomy and what goes where as far as fat is concerned. This combined with a scene from 'The ABC's of Death' really speaks volumes for me personally. Well done again.