What if everything you said was written down?
What if everyone knew the reason behind that frown?
What if every insult was tattooed,
So that we could see what a sorry really doesn’t remove.
What if you had no one to talk to today?
Or you ignored the one person who needed you to help in your way?
What if we talked about brains and not brawn,
Words instead of fashion sizes?
Introducing my latest photography project, ‘What do you see?’.
Inspired by how we, the media, magazines, articles, even online talk about ourselves, others and celebrities. The words that are used to define someone. Rather than intelligence, brains, words, actions, we are still being described by physical attributes and the fashions we wear.
Our sizes, looks, clothes, weight, used every day, all over the world to generate articles, photographs, discussions. What is good for the goose, is not good for the gander. Where one person will be complimented for their great weight loss one day, the same place could also write a negative article about too much weight loss to another person. It only takes a flick through what should be the news sections of the internet to see this happening. Yesterday I did a flick through the first page of one news start page, and found ‘gym-toned’, ‘wrong clothes’, ‘cosmetic surgery addiction’, ‘incredible bikini body’, ‘vision of beauty’, ‘extremely thin’. All of these being used as parts of titles, defining that person within one sentence.
I’ll be working through this project with all of the above in mind, hoping to create a reaction to what is now seen as an every day, normal part of our life. Professionally printed photographic prints of the images from this project will be available to order. At the end of the project, any models will also be available to buy. Your support for the project will also help others, keep your eyes peeled, as I will explain all later into the project.
For now, here’s the first sneak image from the project that was shared with the Facebook page last night –
Any questions or orders relating to the project, please contact us directly. We can be contacted on this website, by e-mail to – firstname.lastname@example.org , on the Facebook page Rose-Sky Journey Pieces Facebook page (external link) or Twitter @rsjourneypiece .
Looking forward to showing you all more of this project as it develops,
Rose-Sky Journey Pieces.
Photography – Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, May 2017.
Poetry – Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, May 2017.