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Dec 05, 2016 11:17 |  #16

It definitely seems to be a step away from your car photos...so if someone is following you for that they might not be into self harm photos...also giving more of a story to he post could help...just writing "sometimes we all need a release" with a slashed up arm, doesnt convey that it happened a while ago, and you are currently fine...but putting a few sentences about it could


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Dec 05, 2016 11:32 |  #17

I, too, looked over the images, and while disturbing (regardless of now in way in the past), I probably wouldn't remove them if that's what you are documenting. However, it might be a good idea to include a statement with each shot that says, "Yes, me. Yes, I am doing much better and these images are from quite a long time ago.". I don't see anything wrong with friend being concerned about your well being, assuming they are truly a friend. But I would be clear on what you are posting.


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Dec 06, 2016 00:58 |  #18

1. Facebook is not an art gallery. Don't expect it or it's users to act/react in the same way as an art gallery/gallery visitors.
2. If you post images that are potentially controversial/shocking and very different from your normal style, it is understandable that your normal audience my be alarmed/concerned. You might avoid that issue if you set up a separate page for work that focuses on social/personal issues.
3. Facebook isn't your livingroom. It's a public space and people entering it may have many different reactions.

I'm not in any way saying you should alter your work but maybe FB isn't the best venue.


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