Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Mall Window Late At Night

I think perhaps its more human than just American that sex is used to sell. Personally I think its a gorgeous image in its own right. Advertising is full of gorgeous images. Is it amoral to sell jeans this way - implying that there will be some sort of relationship between buying these jeans and having that body? Does it matter?

6 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

Wow. I am all for appreciating the male form, but that is sort of gross. :)

12:11 PM  
Blogger Louz said...

Its right next to a mall entrance. Thousands of people walk by it. Janet Jackson accidently shows the nipple of one breast at a football game and there's huge outrage. Its hard to say not just where we draw the lines but why??

12:29 PM  
Blogger Randy said...

Louz I agree with you about the image. Bruce Weber is one of my favorite photographers. I think he is one of the master of the human form. Not to mention he has a cute dog!

2:08 PM  
Blogger kostas said...

Every people imagine that they are on the ad image!Like the fashion industry,all the women imagine they are slim and take the clothes!

11:54 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

buying it will perhaps motivate us to develop that six pacs?
anyway, i like the ad. its not over selling sex .

1:49 AM  
Blogger Louz said...

When I thought about it, I realized that really what the photo is selling is a kind of casual arrogance. He might be saying (if he had a head) "Yeah I'm half naked. So?" A kind of unselfconscious sensuality. Like James Dean if he didn't care what we thought of him. At least that's what I thought while I was at my crappy job yesterday.

I think it is an image that probably does offend a fair number of people. It is close to the edge of what most people (in the US) consider acceptable in public. But really you can't not look at it. It just captures your eyes.

And I am just jazzed that someone knew who took the photo. Gotta go look up Bruce Webber (and his dog) on the net.

1:48 PM  

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