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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 PsyViper and Featured by 3wyl )
MichelleLeRainbow Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
It's a sad but horrible truth, children learn from film and mass media what is "right", "wrong" or "acceptable" in life. Parents don't educate their children anymore. They grow up thinking life is a magazine picture and a TV show... They learn about love, sex, social behaviour from Hollywood make-believe films and think women look like those you see in the glamour magazines. Men expect to find a girlfriend like that. They don't realize that it's all fake, well most of it. Women don't have perfect skin like that, or look like that in real life. You don't lose weight over night by drinking a pill, or build a body of athletic proportion by watching the TV or drinking a few milkshakes.
People, and specially children today, are totally out of touch with what is real. They want everything for nothing, don't want to work for something and everything is INSTANT GRATIFICATION.
This is a very powerful message...scary yes, because it is TRUE.
DAGAIZM Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand what is the meaning of this image,still is difficult for me to imagen asking little girl to do this pic!
The images of models sipposed to inspire,not only to wear new trend,but to be healthy, and that is reflected in the image of the body...
I know the real meaning behind it, is that it took too far,and girls are not doing healthy just to look better,so it got out of the hand...
But honestly,obesity in childchod is almost always fault of the parents!... If they would look little bit them selfs at those images,maby they would spare them child unhappy thoughts! Some fat families dont even know how to cook veges!
So I stand for both sides and both sides I criticized...
Eric-was-here Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016
re-requesting for my groups.
Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
great picture, very strong
deviantneves Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Nice but take care with this little girl for her dont cute herself alone at home
DarkAerix Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Nice, amazing work
CassiusTain Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very grim and powerful image. great work
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Very powerful image! Beautifully done! 
SarahCatNergiz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Applause Applause 1 Timon -  Applause Applaud fella (Reactions) 
Aoibhnait Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
(Rabbit tho) I agreeeeee
SarahCatNergiz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Big Fool Emoji-28 (High Five YES) [V4] 
VALEOONE Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
cool idea !
Akyura44 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Holy crap, very powerful! 
CantHelpButDaydream Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This hurts me
Sapphire-industries Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
that's depressing 
esalazioneHg Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work
Lothrian Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I have to commend you on this image:  it is immensely powerful; probably one of the most powerful images I've seen on deviantART in the four and a half years I've been on here.  It is hard to look at, because the truth of it is so simple; there is absolutely no mistaking the message the image is trying to convey.
thechosenfish Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
A picture says a thousand words, it portrays the idea very well, piercing a very sensitive truth in ourselves, stirring up extremely powerful emotions. Well done!
LostElegy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well can't blame her or a child for wanting to cut off the ugly part ex fat, we americans especially are fatter then ever because the majority of poor diets of cheap fast/fried food, which isnt so cheap in the long run cause of health care....
The media shows women as beautiful and thin, but those women keep healthy diets and exercise consistantly.
children still bully as much as ever, so a chubby child woud havea higher chance to be targeted for that as well....
there is nothing explict or sexual about this so any comment that doesn't understand this piece is just immature...and doesn't see the real problem here. -.-;
deactivated1 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gross. Why would you take a picture of a naked little girl attempting self harm. Is this even aloud on DeviantART?
Akyura44 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student General Artist
:lol: This has got to be the most retarded comment I've seen in a while.
Totoro-Draws Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Harpyimages Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, firstly, she isnt naked and her hair covers her chest area.
Secondly I would refer to to my blog post here…
dvcomk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
EtoAno Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The media doesn't cause the problem.

Do you think the children wouldn't want to be slimmer, if there wasn't attention to those girls in the medias, but if they saw a slim girl in the street?

It is just reality, not stereotypes.
Reality of the fact, that fragile is beautiful.
As well as flower is more beautiful than mushroom.
But is it caused by many photos of flowers we see around us? No.
Harpyimages Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Perhaps this would explain my thoughts more clearly..…
The idea was the hypocrisy of the medias reaction to the perceived effects of itself on children.
EtoAno Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, so is it a caricature on how media tell us, that children DO react this way on them, which really doesn't solve the problem of children being sensitive...?
Is it meant to show this paradox?
Harpyimages Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It was originally intended just to highlight the hypocrisy of the media in how it reports on the perceived effects of itself, so, the media does have a strong bias as to what it projects as an 'ideal' but that it will on the other hand, report in a sensational way as to the effects of its own influence....

If anything, originally, the image was meant to be a pictoral 'sensational headline' an image, rather than words?
Its only a single image from the 'fashion' set, the others being more  almost aggressive and confrontational in her expression...more challenging..
The other sets for the whole'outside influences' project are meant to do a similar thing, to caricature the situation in an over the top extreme way, in the same way the media has a habit of reporting?
EtoAno Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I searched it up. The pictures are funny :)

Ok, I still think that the desire to be slimmer is ... natural.

But some other stereotypes (big boobs, makeup, blond curly hair, making representative from ONE person (Emma Watson was talking about that somewhere - love her) are disgusting.

That is one of the reasons btw, why I like Japanese culture, because they don't have that much stereotypes (maybe of cuteness) and can appreciate... more types.

But I don't sence this pressure (of media s.t.) that much since the time I (I think) avoided it, and started to look behind the curtains.

I think the real cure to this is just trying to see the truth and going deeper...

Thank you for your answers!
dvcomk Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You are doing it wrong, it's all about eating less. People use to work hard on fitness to get a slim body and make this kind of photo like spoiled child who owns everything making drama won't help much.
Harpyimages Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You have lost me I am afraid? The concept was to play on media stereotypes and perceptions .....
As for the comment about eating less,yes you are goes a long way for many..but the child in the image isn't overweight..that was very much part of the concept idea,that 'she' feels she is ..?

Unless you are of course referring to myself..all 120lbs soaking wet of me...
dvcomk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a girlfriend that is very out of slim standard...
Actualy, I am not..
But I don't like sometimes the way it is treated by media.
Nowdays, to sell produtcts, brands says: DO WHATEVER YOU WANT! BUY MY BRAND!
So... overweight is not good for health, for heart... and for self estimate.
Treat well own body trying to keep it as much beautiful as possible is good for people and they should learn it since they are kid to get used to keep itself in good shape!
But some selfish mothers that had been lazy try to input on they daughter's mind that beauty don't exist and they must to be fat and happy, obviously that this kind of behaviour will have only one victm, the child that will grow and become frustrated.
There is NO beauty standard as people says... a woman can be chubby and sexy... tall and sexy, short and sexy... but they must at least treat themselves with a minimum of care (beeing sincerly)
No mother will change the world to understand her laziness and her daughter (unless many try to do that)... It's easy and better educate kids to live on real world and get the best of it.
I'm a man.... different to a woman i had other challenges.. like be watched with a very hi-level of obligations... that can be really stressful, someimes impossible to stand... and I had three choices:
1 - Hope the world changes
2 - Learn to deal with that and accept
3 - Jump on the wild among others and try to imput my personality as a lion and win as much as I can.
(I think I mexed option 2 and 3) But this stuff of cry and lament because of what others think was not an option for me.. and I think for the others shouldn't as well.
But this is just my humble unique opinion about archive happiness ;)
Have a nice day.
Harpyimages Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Again I am not sure I fully understand you...
The trying to keep healthy I understand and agree with,whatever body shape you may be..but this image was a mockery of the media's hypocrisy and part of a larger series of sets of images based around that..
The project was a collaboration with my daughter,for no other reason than we felt it one we wanted to shoot,no ideas of changing the world or others perceptions on that..just our own 'take' on talks we had had?
dvcomk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I had think a lot about that on last years, world is peculiar...
Some people want to say that beauty don't exist and it's all social standards, but it's not just that easy...
Beauty exist and it's a tallent... easier than fight against that is learn how to accept it.
I love music and I really dreamed about to be a musician but I have no talent for that.  Although I had try hard (really hard) to play instruments it was really hard for me to play like a Pro. And then I look for videos of 4 years old child plaing way better than me and I say: "IT IS NOT FAIR!!!" Why people don't like my limited way of playing? So I had the oportunity to just hate good musicians and try to obligate people to accept my way of playing saying it's not bad but different.
It would be harder and full of frustration.
Better than this was just accept the fact it's not for me, but this is not sad if I learn to ADMIRE music. Today I love to see others playing and I don't feel envy or opressed.
I think it's the same with beauty (because i had same problem). I didn't born beautiful according to brazilian standards (where i live)... but instead to fight with that I can admire beauty and it's what I do, I am a photographer and i always photograph beautiful people and i enjoy it. Actually i don´t need to be beautiful for the world but just for one person (my girlfriend) and this is quite easy... (to be beautiful to everyone would be hard and impossible).
So, I don't like when people say some things about beauty standard because many people just was born on that standard by lucky and they sometimes have only that advantage in life... while others are not beautiful but can be smart, have dozen gifts, rich, simpathic, or many other things...
The world don't have just standards for beauty but for many things.
Some people born with the tallent of making money and this is very important, but most of people don't have this tallent, should all them be comunist or just learn to live on the same world full of differences? Actualy most of countries where people comit suicide are the richest countries so sometimes a tallent comes with a curse as well.
About your photo, I saw a few overreaction about media. I work too with advertisement and if I have to deal with a model, I preffer a beautiful model, no one obligates me, no one tell me to do that, there is no common conspirance, I just preffer to use a beautiful landscape with a beautiful house with a beautiful dog with a beautiful meal and don't be forced to ruin it all with an ugly person. That's not media evil.. .but just the behaviour anyone would have of try to make things as better as possible, because if I workd with a model I want she is a very proffessional with her body (that is her tool) not someone who don't give a shit for my work and want to use my job for prostests or other things.
I don't say your photo is bad, not at all, that's very interessant.. but it made me say my opinion that perhaps it's not the STANDARD OPINION OF NOWDAYS that could be much more accepted.
Had you think about that? I feel pressure of media and people to accept this idea as well and it's not easy for me to have my own opinion about this subject.
if you check the coments, perhaps my comment is the only one that don't supports you... should I cry for that and claim others support me or just behave nice with others opinion? Not just beauty have a standard, EVERYTHING on society have standars we must to live with and we do. That's what I am trying to say.
My real dream would be to have tallent to be a football (soccer) player, like Neymar or Pelé... or have a body like He-Man... or have super powers like Superman... but men don't use to cry for that things. I just like He-Man when I was kid and Aryton Senna and Pelé, Neymar without freak out for what media says about them...
They all are on the top so they are models for the rest.. this doesn't mean I need to be EQUAL or BETTER, but just have a model to have a point of comparison and this is not bad........... at all. It's just a referece. The problem is on the people who get mad because Media talk about them all the time.
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
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!
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