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Post time 2014-9-7 09:52:21 |Display all floors
Some no-talent photographers will do anything for attention to further their hopes of making money.
This is the capitalist side of art.
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Apporpriate or not, both of the fashion comapny and photographer win, it caused a controversy, it caused a sensation, they win.
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Post time 2014-9-7 12:51:40 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2014-9-7 09:52
Some no-talent photographers will do anything for attention to further their hopes of making money.
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Robert. You don't know much about professional photography and advertising do you?

The photographer in fashion shoots such as this works at the direction of the advertising agency who create the advert and it's conception, storyline etc as well as overseeing the actual shoot.  

On a purely technical level the work is competent enough, the lighting is fine as is the exposure of each image.  On a conceptual level the portrayal of rape in a bus is obscene however it will get tongues a-wagging and while it may blow back in the companies face it will probably long term live up to the maxim that any publicity, even bad publicity is good for sales.   

What makes this particularly terrible is that it's an Indian agency and advert, aimed at the local market. India already has a bad reputation for rape and violence against women.  Though the reported rape numbers are low compared to the west it's been demonstrated via other studies that the real rape rate is far higher than in Europe, the USA or most of S/E Asia.  This advert acts as reinforcement that it's okay to molest women.  Not a great message is it?

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Ratfink Post time: 2014-9-6 20:51
Robert. You don't know much about professional photography and advertising do you?

The photograph ...

You don't know much about art do you.
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This post was edited by Ratfink at 2014-9-8 07:12
robert237 Post time: 2014-9-8 03:26
You don't know much about art do you.

Well Robert I see your back to trolling. What I know or don't know about art is none of your business.  Nice try at getting a rouse but no prize.  Begone back to your cave troll, we adults are discussing matters beyond your ken.
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Ratfink Post time: 2014-9-7 14:59
Well Robert I see your back to trolling. What I know or don't know about art is none of your busine ...

Who's trolling? You don't know much about photography either.
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