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Best Spam Comment in an Inane World Goes to…..

Deborah Wolfe Asheville Commercial Photographer
The person whose URL was linked to an interior design and 3D modeling service…..whatever that may be. In any event, this clearly brilliant fart knocker marketing expert wrote:

“Its like you read my thoughts! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I feel that you could do with a few % to drive the message house a little bit, however other than that, this is wonderful blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.”

If only I could figure out to get a “few % to drive the message house”.

Wow. It’s as if they almost speak English. It doesn’t sound at all like they outsourced that little part of their world-domination-marketing-plan or possibly spoke into a voice synthesizer type of apparatus, like say……SIRI or anything. Not that I’m trying to drive home a point.

Yeah. Ahem. Not so much.

Dead Women: The New Porn

Photographs That Disturb Me

There is a rather famous quote that goes something like this, “Opinions are like a**holes…everybody’s got one.”

Without further ado, here’s mine.

I don’t like photographs that depict women as dead.

Especially FASHION photos.

As a matter of fact, they make my blood boil. It further infuriates and confounds me that women go along with this most blatant example of obvious misogyny by either posing for the photographs OR by creating these images themselves.

It seems, at least in fashion and certain parts of India, that the only thing better than a super skinny, barely post pubescent female is a DEAD female.

Disclaimers and caveats.

The two photographs I am featuring in this post were taken by a young, female photographer that I greatly admire. Her name is Zhang Jingna and you can find her website here. She has incredible lighting skills and unique visual ideas. I follow her on Flickr and do not intend to stop.

I am not singling her out. She is but one in a sea of photographers and models who participate in this genre –  Guy Bourdin and Izima Kaoru spring to mind. Nor am I suggesting that Ms. Jingna is in any way responsible for the fate of young women, or anyone else for that matter. Her photographs merely illustrate my point.

Dead Women - The New Porn

Photograph by Zhang Jingna - From A Beautiful Death photo spread in Filler Magazine


Last Day to Win $1200 in Photography Products

Wake up, Smell the Coffee, Buy the Book and Grab the Prizes!

Digital Photography School ebook Photo Nuts and POST

Today is IT. G Day. Because after midnight tonight, it’s GONE. Nothing but the wind and crickets tomorrow morning.

What ARE you talking about woman?

Oh, you want it simple? Then stand back.

You have until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (February 21, US Eastern Time) to do the following:

  • Buy the book. WHAT book? Photo Nuts and POST.
  • Keep $10 in your pocket.
  • Qualify to win $1200 in GREAT STUFF

Why should I buy the book?[…]

Only 3 More Days to Win $1200 in Photography Products

Buy Photo Nuts and POST by February 21 and qualify to win BIG.

If you have a problem with buying a FANTASTIC ebook loaded with tons of photography post processing information, at a reduced price AND having a chance to win things like cameras and computers, then you should just skip this post and move on to more productive things.

Like making arrangements for your Grand European Tour or chumming it up with Kate and Wills over high tea.

But if you’re like me, and you’re just sitting around navel surfing and looking for spare change in the sofa always happy to learn more, get better and possibly win fabulous PRIZES (insert my best Bob Barker voice here), then you’ll want to read on.

Photo Nuts and Post Ebook


New Digital Photography Ebook and Chance to Win $1200 in Products

Photo Nuts and POST: A Guide to Post Processing

The folks over at Digital Photography School have just released another in their already exemplary line of digital photography ebooks.

This one, Photo Nuts and POST: A Guide to Post Processing, is an extremely in depth and detailed tour around the back end of the photographic process.

View it as an under-the-hood manual, that will guide you through the many and myriad who-what-when-where-and-whys of photo post processing.

Digital Photography School Photo Nuts and Post Ebook

Why you should order it now.

  • It’s a seriously good book.
  • You will save 33% off the cover price through February 21, 2012.
  • You will qualify to win $1200 in products.[…]

Studio Lighting for Dolls and Other Small Objects

Interview with Kenya Mason

Phenomenal lighting from the tiniest of studios…and perhaps the beginning of a new interview series.

I love Flickr. It is one of my favorite avoid-what-I-really-need-to-be-doing distractions.

I love great lighting too, and get really excited when I see well lit, carefully crafted images.

Insomnia can be your friend.

Occasionally sleep eludes me and I seek the solace of beautiful imagery.

That was a really poetic way to say when I’m whacked out of my mind due to not being able to sleep, I wander the house in a daze late into the night and in between peeping thru the neighbor’s windows and shooting cheese down my gullet from an aerosol can, I do a little web surfing.

It was just such an occasional in which I stumbled across the Flickr photo stream of one Kenya Mason aka aneky43251.

Studio Lighting for Dolls and Small Objects

I'll Be Out In Five - Copyright © Kenya Mason - All Rights Reserved.


Best Spam Comment of the Week

Perhaps I should start a new series…..

“Rattling informative and superb complex body part of content, now that’s user pleasant.”

User pleasant.

Consider it added to my vernacular.