The image is still in my gallery, but here for those not subscribed...Attachment 63139
Though I opt not to take the survey, I am willing to allow anyone to post anything they deem appropriate to the forum as long as it adheres to forum rules. After all, I have the ability to decide if I want to view it or not, and even after viewing something I have the ability to not return to it if it offends me. I neither will comment nor complain, merely ignore if I don't like it.
An interesting image. I don't underestand the problem.
More respectful than YouTube, Facebook, Imgur, and Flickr, too. Probably less-respectful than the secret by-invitation-only message board for archbishops, cardinals, and popes the Vatican will be setting up in a few years, though.
For the record, although I am not the person in question (I'm not a 'she'), I did voice a single line of public support for her position. That support was rooted in some very personal life experiences of mine. I chose to voice the more complete details of those experiences offline. My concerns were listened to sincerely, and after a series of back-and-forth PMs that constituted a very open and pleasant conversation, a common understanding was reached. That is how it should be.
I found Stone to a very approachable and easy to converse with individual. He has a very open mind. He's very willing to listen. There is no reason for the 'she' in question not to approach her misgivings regarding him in exactly the same way as I did, if she has not already done so.
And if she hasn't, I would respectfully counsel her to try it.
Posted a theological discussion of the fact that one of my recent models asked me what film was because she didn't know and had never really experienced it and I only posted it as a theology of our changing times and perception of photography, she had really only experienced digital in any adult fashion, maybe as a kid there were film cameras but her parents probably loaded them, anyway I had asked what people thought, and got a lot of negative responses referring to the model as ignorant, I didn't agree but didn't really stop all the heckling much and only slightly defended her, and then this image was posted and the thought was put forth that I don't share any empathy with the models I shoot and that I don't care about them or their feelings. Which is not at all true, but that's really the basics of the whole thing.