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Notes Photo June 15, 2012

"Victim of Beauty": Glamour of Violence (Once Again)

Given the dismal commonness of images like these, the only thing “cutting edge” about them is the cuts that are left on the edges of the models’ skin.

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Notes Photo September 18, 2006

Fashion Of The Times

Courtesy of this livejournal community, we have access to the fashion spread from September's Vogue Italia.  One person who wrote me described the images as evoking rape fantasies and, conversely, the expression of female power.  Well, I think that misses the point.  What we have here is a very...

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