Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I did this for a photography assignment. However, I changed it a little. The assignment was to create a series of photos that tells a story or sequence. For the actual assignment, I was using the idea of Bulimia. First photo of the sequence was a picture of my beautiful roommate, Maren, staring in the mirror.. hating her body.. Second photo was a picture of her by the toilet.. hunched over and miserable looking. Third and final was this image. .. We made her make up look like her eyes had been sunk in. Didn't really turn out very good... Then had her suck in as much as possible.. which was difficult considering she is actually pretty buff, she works out a ton, so her abs would show. For this actual picture I used a little bit of photoshop to bring out her ribs and to slim down her stomach. Promise. . she's not that disgusting. Maren is a model and she is beautiful. She is nothing but sweet to me and I appreciate that. I had an awesome time doing this assignment. In critique everyone mentioned how.. we all bring up suicide, romance, sex, drugs, etc. in our photos.. but no one has ever touched base with eating disorders. That is exactly why I decided to create this image. Even though they consider this generation as an "obese" one, there are still girls out there who have major eating disorders. We need to acknowledge this. It's sad that one can acquire such a bad problem. Girls should focus more on how beautiful they are as a person, not their appearance. It's an issue that should be talked about and focused on at a young age.. and continued to be focused on. Everyone is beautiful on the inside and out.