Anorexia. What We Really See!

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We’ve talked about it before. Only we touched their side of the mirror. Now let’s show them only our side of the story, what they’re showing us. It may be helpful, one day. Maybe.

Besides being aesthetically pleasing, photography is also morally triggering, sometimes. Such is the case with Ivonne Thein’s work. She’s touching issues of great concern both public and personal and even though I believe this is just a minor (borderline meaningless) attention sign, I feel concerned and writing about it because I care. Because we all care at some point, somewhere. For us. For our friends, our family, our children. Let’s keep them safe and healthy!

Now getting back to Ivonne Thein – I came to know her through her Thirty-Two Kilos series. That’s what you’ll see below. (the story continues with more images right after the jump, click here for the gallery!)

Ivonne Thein Thirty Two Kilos photo series

In an ocean of digitally manipulated images and distorted perceptions, it’s hard to point the right direction, however, Ivonne Thein’s photography can prove a helpful perspective in showing where the extremes are. Of course her images have been altered as well, and there’s no shame about it: just as they were manipulated, such is the vision of those concerned. Altered. Deformed. Bad brain photoshopping. Don’t miss the Proforma series as well, I made it part of the gallery! Also, feel free to check out Ivonne Thein’s website for more examples of her work. (via)

Ivonne Thein Thirty Two Kilos anorexia

Ivonne Thein Thirty Two Kilos anorexia series

Ivonne Thein Proforma plastic surgery

Ivonne Thein Proforma plastic surgery photography

Ivonne Thein Thirty Two Kilos 1 Ivonne Thein Thirty Two Kilos 2 Ivonne Thein Thirty Two Kilos 3

Ivonne Thein Proforma 1 Ivonne Thein Proforma 2 Ivonne Thein Proforma 3


#1 Dee on 06.02.10 at 7:02 pm

There is nothing aesthetically pleasing about these images. They glorify anorexia. This type of work isn’t art to me, and it shouldn’t be highlighted as art. It’s vile.

#2 Adriana on 11.23.10 at 9:18 pm

I think it is less meant to be aesthetically pleasing, but rather a sharp look at the perspective of a person wishing to look like this. I don’t think the artist is trying to glorify it, but rather expose it.

#3 Agingerella on 11.24.10 at 9:49 am

To Kpriss and Ellington and some others: no, I’ve not changed my name again!! ;)

#4 kpriss on 11.24.10 at 11:05 am

u sure? and what if you did? we love you anyway? :*

#5 Agingerella on 11.25.10 at 6:29 am

I lurv you too lovely! Now I’m off to the hairdresser. :) :*

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