Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre General Photography Talk 
Thread started 02 Jul 2014 (Wednesday) 21:06
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Thoughts on people using a cut off animals head in photos?

 
JeremyKPhoto
Goldmember
1,633 posts
Likes: 46
Joined Apr 2012
     
Jul 02, 2014 21:06 |  #1

So on a Facebook group that I am in someone posted portraits of people doing different poses with a real pigs head. It was covered in either real or fake blood and so were the people holding it. In one a person was holding a knife against it and another they were pretending it was their own head.

What do you guys think of images like this? For me, personally, kind of turned my stomach a bit.


5D Mark III / 70-200 2.8L IS II / 24-105L / 50 1.8 stm / Tamron 70-300 VC / Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
1Tanker
Goldmember
Avatar
4,470 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Jan 2011
Location: Swaying to the Symphony of Destruction
     
Jul 02, 2014 22:02 |  #2

I don't like it..and neither do i, of a guy standing over a dead bleeding moose/deer, etc(gun in hand). That said, to each their own.


Kel
Gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tzalman
Fatal attraction.
Avatar
13,482 posts
Likes: 199
Joined Apr 2005
Location: Gesher Haziv, Israel
     
Jul 03, 2014 03:48 |  #3

Good taste, intelligence or even common sense have never been criteria for membership in Facebook. In fact poor taste, stupidity and faulty judgement will help one blend in with the crowd. Substance abuse prior to posting will also help.


Elie / אלי

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Kolor-Pikker
Goldmember
2,790 posts
Likes: 59
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Moscow
     
Jul 03, 2014 03:55 |  #4

Ratjack wrote in post #17008409 (external link)
So on a Facebook group that I am in someone posted portraits of people doing different poses with a real pigs head. It was covered in either real or fake blood and so were the people holding it. In one a person was holding a knife against it and another they were pretending it was their own head.

What do you guys think of images like this? For me, personally, kind of turned my stomach a bit.

What's wrong with a pig's head, never been to a meat market before? In many countries pig heads are a regular commodity, so I'm not surprised if it were only a matter of time before someone took a photo like that, but I've seen dumber things.


5DmkII | 24-70 f/2.8L II | Pentax 645Z | 55/2.8 SDM | 120/4 Macro | 150/2.8 IF
I acquired an expensive camera so I can hang out in forums, annoy wedding photographers during formals and look down on P&S users... all the while telling people it's the photographer, not the camera.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Picture ­ North ­ Carolina
Gaaaaa! DOH!! Oops!
9,230 posts
Likes: 201
Joined Apr 2006
Location: North Carolina
     
Jul 03, 2014 05:22 |  #5

Kolor-Pikker wrote in post #17008854 (external link)
What's wrong with a pig's head, never been to a meat market before? I

This ^^^ Plus this:

Sooooo sick an tired of hypocrites. Ever had a piece of bacon in your mouth? At breakfast? On a bacon burger? If so, a pig got his head lopped off just for you.

Plus, the people behind it are brilliant - much more than you. You think you're the only ones talking about it? They're the subject of conversation plus getting follows, likes, and plus-one's everywhere. They're getting their name out there much more efficiently than losers who sit in forums and criticize others.

Yep, it's probably in bad taste. But brilliant self-promotion nonetheless.


Website (external link) |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
john ­ crossley
Goldmember
2,824 posts
Likes: 1036
Joined Nov 2009
     
Jul 03, 2014 06:04 |  #6

Picture North Carolina wrote in post #17008896 (external link)
This ^^^ Plus this:

Sooooo sick an tired of hypocrites. Ever had a piece of bacon in your mouth? At breakfast? On a bacon burger? If so, a pig got his head lopped off just for you.

Plus, the people behind it are brilliant - much more than you. You think you're the only ones talking about it? They're the subject of conversation plus getting follows, likes, and plus-one's everywhere. They're getting their name out there much more efficiently than losers who sit in forums and criticize others.

Yep, it's probably in bad taste. But brilliant self-promotion nonetheless.


There's a lot more to life than being liked on Facebook.

PS, what is Facebook?


I've just caught my wedding vegetables in the flange!!!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kf095
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,560 posts
Gallery: 13 photos
Likes: 306
Joined Dec 2009
Location: Canada, Ontario, Milton
     
Jul 03, 2014 07:57 as a reply to  @ john crossley's post |  #7

What is Flickr then...

Where are some naturmorts from past centuries with raw meat and dead animals, which are considered as art and are on display in museums.

But to me people who are posting dead bugs heads as huge staged layers macros and so called "street" photographers taking nothing but strangers heads, like old and disabled people are the same as pig heads dudes. Falls in between creepies with cameras and distasteful giftless photogs.


Old Site (external link). M-E and ME blog (external link). Film Flickr (external link). my DigitaL and AnaLog Gear.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
rick_reno
Cream of the Crop
44,642 posts
Likes: 132
Joined Dec 2010
     
Jul 03, 2014 08:50 |  #8

I doubt the pig cares, so why should I?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mike_d
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,400 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 608
Joined Aug 2009
     
Jul 03, 2014 09:32 |  #9

This is a thing on FB now? Yep, I'm glad I never got into FB. So dumb.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
CyberDyneSystems
Admin (type T-2000)
Avatar
50,986 posts
Gallery: 184 photos
Likes: 7808
Joined Apr 2003
Location: Rhode Island USA
     
Jul 03, 2014 10:09 |  #10

Mmmmm Soused Hogs face. Delicious. Head cheese, Scrapple... yummy stuff.

Farm boy, and we ate every part.


GEAR LIST
CDS' HOT LINKS
Jake Hegnauer Photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
chauncey
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
9,696 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 462
Joined Jun 2007
Location: MI/CO
     
Jul 03, 2014 18:41 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #11

In fact poor taste, stupidity and faulty judgement will help one blend in with the crowd

Years ago, in a fit of rage from something I saw on the news, I told my kids I was gonna buy a gun and kill all the stupid people in the world.
They responded "Dad, they're aren't enough bullet's to do that"....from the wisdom of my children. ;)


The things you do for yourself die with you, the things you do for others live forever.
A man's worth should be judged, not when he basks in the sun, but how he faces the storm.

My stuff...http://1x.com/member/c​hauncey43 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Brain ­ Mechanic
Goldmember
Avatar
3,526 posts
Likes: 15
Joined Apr 2010
     
Jul 03, 2014 18:52 |  #12
bannedPermanent ban

Thats Facebook to you....its like a digital herpes...LOL! :D


Gear: a toothed wheel :p
"To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals" Michael Bassey Johnson
--Oscar--
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
EOS-Mike
Goldmember
Avatar
1,033 posts
Gallery: 30 photos
Likes: 217
Joined Oct 2013
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
     
Jul 03, 2014 22:30 |  #13

If you can't get their attention with talent, shock them instead.

That's the way I see this type of behavior.

People often say "wow" about Madonna and Howard Stern. What geniuses, right?

No. The way I see it is that we were doing the same, immature disgusting things with our friends during middle school (making sexual jokes, walking around in wedgie underwear to make friends laugh, farting in someone's face, etc.). The difference is that some people do it in public when they are adults (again, Howard Stern, Andrew Dice Clay...the list goes on) and crowds eat it up because they miss those immature days during the wild ride of puberty.

Some of us grew up and don't need to shock others to get attention.


Sony A7 III and some lenses

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Clean ­ Gene
Goldmember
1,014 posts
Joined Nov 2010
     
Jul 04, 2014 01:17 |  #14

Ratjack wrote in post #17008409 (external link)
So on a Facebook group that I am in someone posted portraits of people doing different poses with a real pigs head. It was covered in either real or fake blood and so were the people holding it. In one a person was holding a knife against it and another they were pretending it was their own head.

What do you guys think of images like this? For me, personally, kind of turned my stomach a bit.

A rule I like to follow is "don't talk about an image unless I've seen it." And that's being loose and sloppy. I really shouldn't be talking about an image unless I have it in front of me at the time (regardless of whether or not I've seen it before).

So...post or link to some examples, and maybe I'll have something to say. Otherwise, how the heck could I have a valid opinion?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
JeffreyG
"my bits and pieces are all hard"
Avatar
15,539 posts
Gallery: 42 photos
Likes: 608
Joined Jan 2007
Location: Detroit, MI
     
Jul 04, 2014 09:12 |  #15

Picture North Carolina wrote in post #17008896 (external link)
This ^^^ Plus this:

Sooooo sick an tired of hypocrites. Ever had a piece of bacon in your mouth? At breakfast? On a bacon burger? If so, a pig got his head lopped off just for you.

I have not seen the picture, but I think this short rant misses the point. There is a difference between eating an animal and playing with its carcass in a display of poor taste.

I've worked on farms and I know where meat comes from. Eating meat does not disqualify me from disliking people that mistreat animals, even after the animal is dead. The images sound tasteless to me.

Yep, it's probably in bad taste. But brilliant self-promotion nonetheless.

Class prefers to be tasteful over self-aggrandizement. But I guess that was the OP's point, that the images appear to be in bad taste.


My personal stuff:http://www.flickr.com/​photos/jngirbach/sets/ (external link)
I use a Canon 5DIII and a Sony A7rIII

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

6,991 views & 0 likes for this thread
Thoughts on people using a cut off animals head in photos?
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre General Photography Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is joejenkinsphotos
753 guests, 284 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.