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SR XT10522cropXn1400 by Gairm
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SR XT10276 edcrop1400 by Gairm
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SR XE21323 ed1200 by Gairm
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Cf18 XT16751 ed1400 by Gairm
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Cf18 XT16638 ed1400 by Gairm
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Cf18 XT16447 ed1400 by Gairm
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Cf18 XT16350 ed1400 by Gairm
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Cf18 XE26168 ed1400 by Gairm
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Cf18 XE26186 ed1400 by Gairm
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Cf18 FXE26101 ed1400 by Gairm
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133001 by jodeviant
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A by HelgaYork
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Chrissi Posing by rasmus-art
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The body II by taranisrod
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Polly by ViktorStinger
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V. Re-edited by adrian272727
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A Silent Winter Day by ArtofdanPhotography
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Waiting ... by tetorras71
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Annus Novus by Nostromo-Images
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Becky by Steve-Lease
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Challenge Accepted by TempusFugitDesign Challenge Accepted :icontempusfugitdesign:TempusFugitDesign 21 0 Only black and white by Dyxtreme Only black and white :icondyxtreme:Dyxtreme 40 1 Natrual Beauty by Dyxtreme
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SIR, yessss SIR! by MarcBergmann
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After work, circa 1967 by Real-Neil After work, circa 1967 :iconreal-neil:Real-Neil 46 4 A Gentle Haunting by stillphototheater A Gentle Haunting :iconstillphototheater:stillphototheater 11 0


I like this very much as a portrait. The setting being not-perfectly arranged and styled gives the image a natural look. Yes, it's a st...

This is a lovely nude portrait .. which I think is hard to achieve in itself .. there should be a sense above all that you are encounte...

by drkshp

beautiful girl looking introspective / reflective, beside a window .. one of the classic art nude subgenres, often produces very unexce...

It's that arms over the head pose thing again .. along with the hand framing the breast thing .. two nude / glamour genre things in one...

I sometimes struggle to explain why it is that photographing women helps me with my main work, which is writing about violence. But it does, and it has a lot to do with 'gaze' and male gaze in the sense that Laura Mulvey talks about it.

I am often working on ancient texts, including biblical texts, and I recently came across this in the story of Samuel's birth (Samuel the Israelite leader who anoints first Saul and then David to be king). Samuel inherits the leadership role in Israel from Eli, whose sons are identified as unfit to succeed their father not least because they abuse the women who come to make offerings at the place of worship where they officiate: "they slept with the women who served at the entrance of the tent of meeting".

Samuel's story starts with his mother, Hannah, who can't have children. She is praying to herself and Eli sees her:

Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s house. In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. .. Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard.

It's cinematic writing, visual storytelling. I wouldn't have seen that if I didn't work on screenplay and photography. I might have picked up on the repeated reference to the doorway into the place of worship, but I wouldn't have seen that juxtaposition of the shots: Hannah's mouth moving silently. Eli's watching eyes. The focus in the text on her mouth moving, and then the re-emphasis, on 'lips'. The Hebrew Bible tells stories with astonishing subtlety in a handful of sentences, and you could easily miss completely this picture of Eli himself as a sexual predator. Praise be for cinematographers and photographers and praise be above all for the women who consent to work with them.


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I am old enough to be under no illusions about my own mortallity.

I've published three collections of poetry with Faber & Faber, a novel, Zaire, with Dedalus, and social theory with Routledge.

I'm currently working on Violence in the Heart, a theology of violence for unbelievers, and The Blue Poppy, a YA novel set in 1840s China.

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Twitter: @Munross



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taranisrod Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Your gallery is gorgeous and inspiring! Thank you for your interest in our work :)
stillphototheater Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2018
Thank you for the favorite !
mojito70 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
By far, my most favorite photo stream... incredibly well done.
Gairm Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
thank you!
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Just a little feature ;-) covered way to blues


ChelseaJoModel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Thank you so much for the addition to your collection! <3 
mapok0024 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving 

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Behind the Chair by mapok0024
montycrusto Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018   Traditional Artist
thanks for watching! :omg:
stillphototheater Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
Thank you for the favorite !
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