Quote Originally Posted by bruce terry View Post
else). But once in a great while a picture has EMOTION AND CONTEXT, the subject (or subjects) BELONG in their surroundings, and everything is right ... and if supremely well-executed, it's art, and it's humanity, like everything else.
Agreed. Pictures (especially photographs) of bodies can somehow be about what's best in humanity or about what's worst. It can be something positive, and uplifting, (beauty, desire, sensuality, connection, empathy, even humour) or it can be reduced to the mechanical stuff, but in such a way that it often seems more to do with emotions like hatred and fear, funnily enough not only hatred of the subject but also the viewer.