Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jun, 2007 08:52 am
I am totally in agreement with Soz on this one--i have never understood or liked the idea in advertising (or any other form of media expression) of portraying people as dead or injured. (Don't like images of bloody or bruised people).
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jun, 2007 09:00 am
I don't like it either -- and don't get it at all.

I understand that in advertising sometimes you need a shocking image to stand out but why anyone would want a portrait of them playing dead is beyond me.

I'll add that I also hated the "heroin chic" trend from the late 80s - the hollow eyed strung out look always gave me the heebie-jeebies.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jun, 2007 09:02 am
Yeah - or the heroin addict! Blech.
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jun, 2007 05:52 pm
sozobe wrote:
Article on this in the NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/10/fashion/weddings/10trash.html

I didn't like the whole "model as dead body" there any more than I do in regular fashion photography:

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/06/08/fashion/trash.2.jpg....


I think this one is supposed to evoke Ophelia from Hamlet.
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old europe
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jun, 2007 09:00 am
Huh. That one reminded me of Kylie Minogue, in that video with Nick Cave, "Where The Wild Roses Grow"......

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/KylieMinogueWhereTheWildRosesGrowVideo.jpg

Here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRMe5H9WKpM


I really, really liked it...... But..... It's a bit different when we're talking about wedding pictures, eh?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jun, 2007 10:58 am
I thought of Ophelia too, could be the source of both.

They're both too scantily dressed though, need big billowing robes.
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Clara10
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jun, 2007 10:24 pm
Well i don't t like the photographs either. I mean those in which the person seems to be dead.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 18 Dec, 2010 04:10 am
@boomerang,
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/1639/sept1001tf2.jpg

It sure seems to suggest the groom is super hung and feeling a little passionate.

All wedding stuff bores me to tears of excruciating boredom.

At least that one's funny...like the images of towers and trains going into tunnels to allude to sex!!!!

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weddingdressesparty
 
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Reply Thu 23 Feb, 2012 11:35 pm
Marriage gauze is beautiful or in the dress of dress or beautiful and beautiful photos
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Nana7
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jul, 2012 08:38 am
@CalamityJane,
I also like this one, much wild.
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