i would normally just shrug this sort of thing off, but it's been bothering me lately so i'm just going to dive in. it's irritating to me that because i'm a model in this image you think it's ok to critique my body piece by piece. i deal with bullshit like this a lot. for some reason people seem to think that once you pose in some pictures, your appearance and body type automatically turn into a product open to critique like a fuckin steak being judged by a picky food critic. i do this to express myself and hopefully evoke something deeper within the viewer. not to have my limbs held to some weird subjective standard. thanks.
i agree and disagree wth you. i feel that as a model you open yourself to criticism and must accept that yuou will recieve it regardless of whether you ask for it or not. at the same time i cant help but feel that it's a bit unfair for people to not only throw there opnion where not required but also to judge someone negatively when their only intention is to express themselves or to evoke some emotion.
this is one of the only media i can think of where a piece is too often criticized by the vehicle that was used to create it. on a very personal level at that. i find it upsetting that this is what this is what people think is acceptable. i've worked as a model for over 3 1/2 years now...and one thing i can tell you i've noticed is that far more people outside the industry criticize and hold models to their wonky standards than do photographers. and it's almost always from people that i know would never say or even notice these things in a real life situation. somehow people think that once it's an image, somehow it's a free ticket to schadenfreude via all the harsh criticism they can muster. i work incredibly hard to stay in the shape that i'm in and put everything i have into making a photo happen. having it reduced it something as trivial and superficial as the way my tits or legs look feels equivalent to if someone overlooked some grand painting and saw it mostly important to criticize the brushes that were used...not what was done with them.
the quality of your work is so high that i take it for granted. i had to pause myself and look harder to realize how innovative this photo really is. what i like most is the tour-la-force use of your usual strengths: lighting, and artifice.