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The Perfect Body? WARNING: This is all a BIG FAT STINKING LIE!
The Perfect Body? WARNING: This is all a BIG FAT STINKING LIE!

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Challenge: Propaganda (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-5050Z
Location: On the floor of my room
Date: Nov 18, 2003
Aperture: 1:2.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Fashion, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2003

This was my first pre-thought, staged photo, so it had to be special (in my mind, at least). As for representation, I wanted to take a photo that reflected the obscene notions that young people tend to have about "the perfect body". I wanted to express how it is force fed to us, the perception of beauty in society, especially when most photos we see in magazines are "touched up" in digital software programs.

Place: 25 out of 133
Avg (all users): 5.7679
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.4857
Avg (non-participants): 5.8961
Views since voting: 2055
Votes: 224
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/26/2003 11:35:02 AM
I think this is the most appropriate Propaganda photo. They make trillions of $$$ feeding this to women. Total propaganda.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/25/2003 06:14:02 PM
excellent composition
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11/23/2003 06:51:45 PM
true that
11/21/2003 09:19:54 AM
A very true and strong message, good work
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11/21/2003 12:07:41 AM
Ahhhh my GOD, soo freakin' true. This is the shitty, produced beauty, so generic, and so dull, it should only belong on the rediculous materialistic magazines these kind of images already come prepackaged in. I like the messege.
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11/20/2003 11:22:57 PM
Hmm, they look pretty good to me. :)
11/20/2003 09:30:19 PM
Nice collage. Gets your meaning across well. Lighting is done nicely so as to not have flares. 7 -danny
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11/19/2003 10:15:24 PM
You said it.
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11/19/2003 12:18:08 PM
A message to young girls. One of the biggest propaganda's of our times. Just pictures of magazines doe not do enough. Maybe need a young girl sitting looking at these.
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11/19/2003 10:12:06 AM
Nice idea, but shooting others photos isn't as creative as shooting someone like me overwieght or slim like my wife or similar.
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11/19/2003 06:23:19 AM
somehow.. this imaged appealed to me, could be the overall colour scheme, could be the overall collage feel. I like it.
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11/19/2003 02:02:31 AM
Very,very good.
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11/19/2003 01:35:10 AM
I liked your topic, I liked the way you chose to set it up, and I really liked that message in the bottome right corner... I thought that that statement on the photo really complemented your title well. Very nice job.
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