Friday, July 27, 2012

Thank you but no, Ms. Geddes

Seriously? This premature baby should be in a hospital, not a shoe.
According to Wikipedia, Anne Geddes is an Australian-born photographer, clothing designer and businesswoman who now lives and works in New Zealand. She is known for her stylized depictions of babies and motherhood. Typical images show babies or young children dressed as fairies and fairytale creatures, flowers, or small animals.

She has described herself as "a baby freak."

Yes, Virginia, she is a freak.

Now before you go nuts, I will say she is very artistic.  But her photos are creepy as hell.

I don't like babies posed in various positions with a assortment of set props stacked around them.  It's just unnatural and the babies often look, well, less than alive.

Why can't she just prop the kid up with some pillows and take the picture already?

Was Anne at a dinner party one evening when someone nonchalantly said, "Baby pictures are so boring, I wish someone would be more creative and lay a sleeping baby on a pile of old shoes.  It would be so refreshing"?

I seriously doubt it.

And while I'm ranting, what parent in their right mind would allow this sort of non-sense in the first place?  Child protective services are asleep at the shutter on this one.

I'm sure she's a perfectly wonderful woman and we can see, aside from her choice of subject matter, that she is an accomplished photographer.  How about taking some picture of trees, or a boat on the ocean?

Ms. Geddes has made millions off this baby-balanced-on-a-beachball shenanigan. Which makes me mad.

Why didn't I think of it?

Hijinks and shenanigans galore can be found at

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