Or we could let girls wear the kind of make up that they want...or we could also realize that this is art and not necessarily a depiction of how girls actually wear their make-up...just a suggestion from a girl who thinks this picture is beautiful.
Hmm, I get what you're saying about letting girls wear what they want. I also get that this is art. This picture is indeed beautiful. However, take your dish with a dash of salt.
A lot of damage is done especially with under-confident youths being influenced by stuff they might not fully understand. Do you really think that a baby girl born in a sterile environment bereft of external stimuli will want to dress up the way some do? Remember, these are scientific times we are living in and it's about time we start living as a species (i.e. recognizing imperfections as nature's beauty) and not as the higher life we've been told we are.
If I'm out of order, I apologize, but I find it heartbreaking to see people focus more on their physical appearance than anything else.
Well honestly, I really don't see how this picture is going to encourage young girls to focus on physical appearance more than anything else does. You say these are scientific times, but I have to disagree...sadly, to me, these are materialistic times. Importance is put on beauty and visuals more than anything else. I don't think a picture like this is going to hurt anyone anymore than turning on the TV or picking up a magazine will. I am a Christian, and so I do believe we are a higher species than animals and plants and whatnot (and I'm not getting into a Christianity debate, so please don't try to get me into one)...however, I understand your point of seeing imperfections as nature's beauty...or in my belief, God's creation. However, I think if a girl wants to put on make up and look nicer for herself, there's no problem with that. What matters is that she's not ashamed of what's under the make up. And I think this picture is purposely over-exaggerated. I don't know anyone who would wear that make up in real life. And if they did, yeah, maybe there would be something wrong with that...but just putting on normal make up I don't see a problem with. The point of make up should not be to cover up natural beauty, but to bring it out, to enhance it. In my opinion, anyway. Sorry if I'm making no sense, my words are getting a bit jumbled.
I can appreciate if you're passionate about it. I get all jumbly too!! Surely if you tamper with what God gave you, that's a bit of sin? You're basically saying "Fuck you God, I'm not happy with how you made me." I appreciate the 'additive' approach, as opposed to the 'subtractive' that my last reply might of detailed. Meh, Crocodiles for Niles on that one. Happiness doesn't come from outside, happiness comes from within. If you're happy with yourself, you're happy with yourself. Self-hate is circular and so is self love. I constantly remind myself that I am wonderful and that I could be a lot worse. But I'm a little hypocrite 'cos even I wear hair wax. 100% Vegan, of course I'd be a skinhead if my parents took me for what I wanted to be.
I wasn't talking about this picture in the main. I wouldn't be that closed sighted.
Well to me, if you look at it as a sin, you have to take into account things like clothing as well. God made us with the bodies we have, so wouldn't it be a sin to cover up those bodies? Also things like earrings...God didn't make us with holes in our ears, so is it a sin to give ourselves some? The Bible, at least in my studies on the subject, says that putting on clothes and earrings and such is fine...so long as you don't make it your main focus. Your life shouldn't revolve around how you look.
I don't understand what your talking about with additive and subtractive and Niles and crocodiles. O_o
I understand what you're saying with self-hate and self-love...but when I put on make up, I don't do it because "I don't like the way I look and this will make me look nicer". I do it because I just genuinely like the way I look with it on. Not that I don't like how I look without it. I like myself both ways...it's just fun for me, honestly. Trying out new things, seeing how I look in different ways. I suppose it's become a type of personal art for me. I just enjoy experimenting. I do understand your reasoning completely, however.
Glad we're reading from the same library! Crocodiles for Niles = Horses for Courses!!
Understand your reasoning too!!
BTW. I'm not a Christian, but I do believe in God. He's not a man in the sky with a joystick. God is part of the programming code of the universe. For me, anyway. I suppose I identify as Spiritualist Agnostic.
Absolutely gorgeous! The lighting and coloring is just perfect... One critique, if I may, is that you can kind of see the glue on the false eyelashes...might just be me or my personal taste or something. Fantastic work!