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02-11-11, 10:13 AM
J A Mortram
Join Date: Apr 2011
As for being rude... cause and effect. If you think saying 'what the ???????' and 'nice shoes' or 'I don't know what to think?' are reasonable comments deserving of a reasonable answer that's just great... I however find it very insulting... not to me but the person within the images.
If you genuinely want to learn more about the project visit this link, as it's what I am trying to do more of or visit my website where everything is described...
All I do is make portraits with people in my local community, for example these portraits of Julie, who has to deal with stereo types, pre conceptions and judgements forced upon her every day... she finds some solace with her birds, that she has tamed and forged a great relationship with.
If it was a topless woman on the sofa or an old man holding the bird the reaction to these images would have been markedly different and for me that's a huge problem.
I met Julie a few weeks ago, she works in local charity shop, as I was walking back home from photographing someone else in a certain street we bumped into each other and she asked me what I was up to, I explained and asked if she would like to be involved.
Since then, like with most all of my subjects we've become friends.
Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling.
If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.
Don McCullin : Nuff said!
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