Friday, October 22, 2010

Picture Exercise (one of my favourite pics!)

titled: and they all believe it from JSO7M378This describes me in so many ways, it's unbelievable that someone else feels the same way. The title is stuck in my head, as is this image, and has been for quite a while.

What does it mean to you? Who do you think this girl is, and what's her story? How does the title affect you?

This is one of my most favourite pictures, isn't it yours?


C. N. Nevets said...

It's horrible, but it's trying to be and it does well. And the title is just brilliant.

Autumn Elizabeth said...

...I don't like it at all. It's someone who is really sad, and who needs help, but no one knows it because she always has a "happy face" on, and they all belive her "act". Personally, this is a depressing picture, and not worth looking at. But that's just my opinion.


Julia said...

Since my first reaction to anything terribly emotional comes with cynicism, here it is--

She wore waaayyy too much mascara.

@Autumn If she'd wanted to hide herself entirely, she would have used a full-sized piece of paper and not an index card.

I think that this is maybe more about keeping a smile on even when things get bad, even if it's only to get through the day. I've done that sometimes. It's a very important thing.

Rachael Harrie said...

Wow, there's so much emotion in this picture. I'm not even going to try to explain its meaning, but I definitely felt her pain when I looked at it. (I love so many of the pictures you put up on your blog Kirthi)!


Quinn said...

For once, I'm going to be different. I love the title and the concept of this, but I think it's just that ... a concept that some girl is trying to portray. I don't really buy the emotion in the picture the way I did with the others. It just seems too staged to me.

As for the concept, it's sad, but that's how society works. I don't know why I'm in such a cynical mood. Sorry. But, this is a two way street. You put on a fake smile. So you want people to believe it. Other people want to just get on with their day, so they'll believe what you show them.

I mean, when we ask "how are you?," we're not really interested in the answer. It's just a formality. Most people will say "fine" and move on. If someone actually did start going on about how they really are, they'd be breaking an unspoken social contract and it would get uncomfortable really fast because we don't want to deal with other people's problems.

Anonymous said...

Little dark and goth for me, but sometimes I feel the same way. =)