I was recommending the show Battlestar Galactica to a friend yesterday…..
When I hear about all the violence in the world, groups like ISIS, senseless wars, domestic violence, hate, etc…. a speech from the opening episode of one of the best sic-fi shows ever made rings with a lot of truth…
"The Cylon War is long over, yet we must not forget the reasons why so many sacrificed so much in the cause of freedom. The cost of wearing the uniform can be high … [after looking at crowd] but sometimes it’s too high. You know, when we fought the Cylons, we did it to save ourselves from extinction. But we never answered the question, why? Why are we as a people worth saving? We still commit murder because of greed, spite, jealousy. And we still visit all of our sins upon our children. We refuse to accept the responsibility for anything that we’ve done. Like we did with the Cylons. We decided to play God, create life. When that life turned against us, we comforted ourselves in the knowledge that it really wasn’t our fault, not really. You cannot play God then wash your hands of the things that you’ve created. Sooner or later, the day comes when you can’t hide from the things that you’ve done anymore."
—Commander William Adama at the Decommissioning ceremony of the battlestar Galactica.
something I’ve noticed.
when super skinny girls model nude, it’s automatically considered art. But when you have a little meat on your bones and you model nude, it’s automatically considered “sexy” “trashy” or “revealing”.
ridiculous standards of society
It is ridiculous, and it astounds me how people look at nudity. It’s just another form of expression, craft, art and beauty, at least until it crosses that hazy line of selling and exploitation. But size has nothing to do with it.
As a photographer of nudes, I’m often amused, if not surprised, about the reaction I get from many other men when they bring it up. They revert to adolescent jokes, and I have to find a way to tell them that it’s not like that, and their attitudes demean both the models and the art that I create with the model.
I blame it on the out of control advertising , marketing and selling in our society.
How about we all grow up a bit?