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I can't dance by ForlornTreasures
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On Hands and Knees for You. by AndrewMannPhoto
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I can't dance by ForlornTreasures
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I like this very much as a portrait. The setting being not-perfectly arranged and styled gives the image a natural look. Yes, it's a st...


This is a lovely nude portrait .. which I think is hard to achieve in itself .. there should be a sense above all that you are encounte...

by drkshp

beautiful girl looking introspective / reflective, beside a window .. one of the classic art nude subgenres, often produces very unexce...


It's that arms over the head pose thing again .. along with the hand framing the breast thing .. two nude / glamour genre things in one...

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Somewhere in the last while I passed 1000 watchers. I'm sorry I haven't been able to respond to comments so much lately .. much medical and suchlike crap and general .. life. I do watch out for comments and appreciate them all, and on the darker days they are often the thing that lifts me. Thank you, for the watches, faves and comments.
I sometimes struggle to explain, to myself as much as to anyone else, why it is that photographing women helps me with my main work, which is writing about violence. But it does, and it has a lot to do with 'gaze' and male gaze in the sense that Laura Mulvey talks about it.

I am often working on ancient texts, including biblical texts, and I recently came across this in the story of Samuel's birth (Samuel the Israelite leader who anoints first Saul and then David to be king). Samuel inherits the leadership role in Israel from Eli, whose sons are identified as unfit to succeed their father not least because they abuse the women who come to make offerings at the place of worship where they officiate: "they slept with the women who served at the entrance of the tent of meeting".

Samuel's story starts with his mother, Hannah, who can't have children. She is praying to herself and Eli sees her:

Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s house. In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. .. Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard.

It's cinematic writing, visual storytelling. I wouldn't have seen that if I didn't work on screenplay and photography. I might have picked up on the repeated reference to the doorway into the place of worship, but I wouldn't have seen that juxtaposition of the shots: Hannah's mouth moving silently. Eli's watching eyes. The focus in the text on her mouth moving, and then the re-emphasis, on 'lips'. The Hebrew Bible tells stories with astonishing subtlety in a handful of sentences, and you could easily miss completely this picture of Eli himself as a sexual predator. Praise be for cinematographers and photographers and praise be above all for the women who consent to work with them.

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Gairm
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I am old enough to be under no illusions about my own mortallity.

I've published three collections of poetry with Faber & Faber, a novel, Zaire, with Dedalus, and social theory with Routledge.

I'm currently working on Violence in the Heart, a theology of violence for unbelievers, and The Blue Poppy, a YA novel set in 1840s China.

archive site, photography: www.harrysmart.net/photo/photo…

archive site, writing: www.harrysmart.net/write/writi…

Twitter: @Munross

Purpleport: purpleport.com/portfolio/gairm…
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Iroiseorient Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017
Thank you for your visit and :+fav:ing my work!
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2forArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
thxs a lot for the watch
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2forArt Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
thxs for adding us to yr favourites
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Darthsandr Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faves! :)
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LePtitLoup Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
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Iroiseorient Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Thank you for your visit and :+fav:ing my work again!
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jeffdu91 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017   Photographer
Thank you for your visit and your message.
Congratulations for your work. Great !!!!
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amerat Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Student Photographer
Thanks for the fav :)
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martiuk Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Photographer
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8-) :flaguk:
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VelvetTouches Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Thank you so much for the watch and the favourites. I feel honoured.
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