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i’ve tagged this “tribute” but in fact the images made independently of each other – my painting “i-nazi” below produced for the homage to another exhibition last year (as well as for “girls war” of course) – and the above is risa in her halloween attire from last year – risa is a model principally connected with katie the store, a sweet lolita fashion brand – the above photos are in fact atypical of her innocent soft focus (world-apart-from-trevor-brown) world – but apparently she’s been following my work for some time – and this week has been posting a number of “girls war” images on her instagram – including “i-nazi” which elicited comments pointing out the resemblance to her (a slight insult? – risa is far prettier!) – this painting actually her favorite she wrote on her blog today
related post: nazis are sexy
this “crass animation” was made as a birthday present for me me me – tho my birthday was 10th august and she slightly failed to meet the deadline, ho hum! – ironically she finished it on her own birthday, today! – kongrats, kuddles and kisses gea!!
below: inspiration source
as i said before, i really didn’t like my own painting, so i think this reinterpretation is actually better than the original! – the model is mila kan, a russian girl, and photo is by david salisbury
in her own words: “…I recently had a photoshoot with my friend Gary Crozier who is a pretty good photographer. He takes pictures of his models and makes them look like broken dolls…” – and post-hoc asks if okay to use my work (which of course it always is for these homage photos!) and if okay for gary to upload on his site (here!) – again no objection, it’s more his work than mine : )
and in related news:
manga “nerd”/translator simon lundstrom (last mentioned here) has been acquitted of child pornography charges in a swedish supreme court ruling
This is an important victory for free expression and for manga. The Swedish Supreme Court has correctly drawn the boundary that governments have a compelling interest in prosecuting criminal behavior, not ideas or expression. Child pornography is an abhorrent crime because real people are harmed, and the creation, distribution and possession of that content are criminal behaviors that contribute to creating victims. Today’s ruling that drawings of an imaginative nature where no victim is created cannot be child pornography is clear-minded and will hopefully provide guidance here in the United States and around the world when similar cases arise in the future.