Did you notice a pattern in professional photos that show a man and woman in love? See if you know what I’m talking about in this example:
That’s a fine couple, may they make many huWhyte Babiez together. I believe the woman in that photo is Viivi Suominen, European pageant runner-up from Finland.
Question: What could have made that photo more true to romantic love?
Answer: Natural sexual polarity.
Explanation: She could have been directed by the photographer to look up adoringly at her man while he — calm and cocksure — looks at us through the camera’s eye.
Reverse-polarity is the norm in contemporary depictions of sexual intimacy. It’s an observation I made a while ago and to test it, I web-searched variations on relevant key words “couples photo,” “man woman love,” “woman adores man,” and similar. What did I find?
- The woman triumphantly eye-fucking the camera (isn’t she supposed to be doing that to him?), the man lost in her labyrinths such as in this blood-curdling shot:
Squaaaaawk! cries the bird of prey. Or like in this distressing pic:
Other combinations included:
- Both looking into the distance
- Both looking at each other
But I did not find one single professional photo that showed a man looking at the camera, with her adoringly gazing up at him.
Do we live in a loveless time, or is it just the art directors?
As goes the eternal truth, the next generation can set things right.