Posts tagged Photo
A Thousand Words: Sharon Tate by Terry O'Neill

In this new, reasonably regular, series, we’re going to look at some of the photographs that have affected me over the years.  The old adage “A picture paints/is worth a thousand words” is going to be our dictum.  Over the course of a thousand words, we’ll tell the story of the image, the photographer and the subject and try to add a bit of depth to the image.  The first is Sharon Tate by Terry O'Neill

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The Selfie - A Rant And A Plea

When I Googled Selfie tonight, I get not one but TWO new stories about people shooting themselves while taking a "gun selfie" (is that really a thing?) and Kim Kardashian celebrating 45 million people who have nothing better to do, by posting on Instagram a selfie of her boobs.  Then there are links to various "sexy selfie" sites (that's totally a thing, apperently) and, among other things, a rather convincing 2013 article from on the very good The Atlantic site which posits Selfies Are Art.  In the article, it talks about the main Feminist arguments over the selfie as empowering and/or oppressive.  It is an interesting think piece that shows the debate over the genre itself.  Me?  I hate the damn things.  Here is why.

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