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Outside influences project Fashion edition 2 by Harpyimages Outside influences project Fashion edition 2 by Harpyimages
Ok, so not everyone is going to like these..

The idea of the outside influences project is to play on the stereotypes about how the media effects children..some of them are..touchy subjects..
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Given 2014-08-24
Harpyimages portrays a truly powerful message in her project on stereotypes and the effect that media has on children. Not only thought-provoking, Outside influences project Fashion edition 2 raises a sensitive, controversial point that many of us should acknowledge. ( Suggested by TimeDevoursALL and Featured by 3wyl )
Tiancum Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so powerful!! ugh! so sad that society is this way! this poster should be everywhere.
raro Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great concept. really.
mimikascraftroom Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Powerful, brilliant photo! Congratulations!
Moodlight14 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 28, 2014
Wow! what a sad reality of the truth here, the corrupt media again brainwashing young minds into a "false unobtainable" Photoshopped fashion world! :(

Our "true identity" has been stolen before our very eyes!
Abrechnung Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm just able to smile melancholic.
I once thought, that would be the best for me too.
and i'm not even fat, just 3-4 kilos over the "Ideal Weight".
Fortunately i've learned it. 
That' sick.Nod 
Harpyimages Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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..…
jessmicheline33 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  New member
i was wondering if i could use this image on my blog? i will credit you of course, i am currently writing a piece on body image and this photo is so powerful. 
brassteeth Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so much win. (The art, not the stereotype. :lol:

:+favlove: Congrats on a marvelously well earned DD!
DFSergent Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
This is so hard to look at....but, I know that's the point.

Thanks for making and posting this.
AliceFlame Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Just letting you knoww
Harpyimages Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
appreciated, thank you
WolfLady Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Omg! This is one of the most powerfull pictures I have ever seen. Love it! Great work!
TheSilentRunner Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sucks that I see this all over and nobody is giving you credit. It is a wonderful piece. 
DianaRiceArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This wonderful piece of art has been found here :…

I have asked them to give you credit, being the owner of this art. :)
Darkwrath016 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
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.
Moodlight14 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Who said they see a weak minded person? :/
ai-no-tsubasa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lady-Aikyo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Nice work!
LeRoyBreeze Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Very powerful!
I love your mind!
Perfection! In my book.
leoajax Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
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...
alexclaude1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Man, did you know this image got stolen all around the web and nobody is crediting you????

I just googled search it because someone posted it on their facbeook page and was wondering who it was from.…
Harpyimages Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sadly yes, I think my cease and desist copy n paste is going to have to work overtime..
If you DO see it about..and it isnt credited, a link to my DA would be bloody marvelous
oCrystal Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone re-posted this to imgur:
It made the front page XD
Harpyimages Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Imma gunna have to don my tin hat..bets are there will be more than a little roasting o.O
I didnt ever think it would have this kind of..'notoriety'? its bloody weird..
oCrystal Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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^
eclpise8dream Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Very powerful & sad. 
Sk8terChild Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This hit me hard... really hard.

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."
TomRiddlesBride19 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg...i feel so sorry for you..maybe if you're older and grow up things change! :) just don't be so sad about these girls..that's All fishing for compliments..

I'm overweighted and i'll devently want to exchange with you..
I'm really really sorry for you :,(

Wish you best luck and that you gain more weight ;)
TomRiddlesBride19 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh i did mean "i'll devently don't want to exchange with you"
Erynnsilver Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
warkentien2 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
brutal [hats off]
badasstatguy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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.

Thank you!
Harpyimages Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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 :)
tatatototiti Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2014
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).
PorcelainMalice Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
Harpyimages Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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..
Trippy4U Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Congrats...fine work :clap:
dragonfuture Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So powerful.
N4tsu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely powerful and beautiful! This, indeed is what ART really needs to be, it has to have a message! I love this!!
JellyBN Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this piece of art is amazingly awesome!
I actually thought it is a painting with the sharp edges. Overall it's really powerful!

Mangoredchile Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist
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.
DWDStock Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
A very powerful piece...
artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very scary.  But a true depiction of the agony we suffer because we are made to feel less than perfect.  Congrats on the DD.  Well deserved!
JuReam Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
powerful image.Clap 
JaimeGervais Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That was me as a kid. wow. surreal. Great job. 
CeceliaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Touchy but true.  Just shown in a much more vivid way.
It's about the same thing metaphorically speaking... just more attention grabbing.

Very well done.
Gravitykeepsmehere Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, I really like this. Great work. 
Cityneon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
oh, amazing work!


Tumblr blog

AlexaMilne Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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