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A Picture of a Beautiful Child in the Image of God by Ben Loveday
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Well it started out as just another assignment. Finding beautiful children wandering around in the street was easy. The difficult bit was attaching the beard and trying to slip the robes over the head of the child. The child started screaming like some demented banchee, and it’s mother came running. Hurriedly they boarded the bus to escape from us, and there we were, left with nothing to shoot but the bus station platform.
Jesus, my gear carrying assistant, suggested that we leave the beard and robe in the shot lying on the platform, but we agreed it would be a useless intellectual piece of snobbery and symbolism that no one would understand.
Postscript:
Later back at the studio, Jesus asked me this question: “If god inhabits the whole Universe, which clearly has countless billions of species in it, why did he choose US to look like him.?” …don’t be stupid Jesus! And stop whinging about doing all this popularist photography- when we are famous and rich, we can go back to the arty stuff.
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Ben Loveday is a photographic artist based in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, with a focus on landscape, urban and conceptual photography.
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Comments

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

    Interesting . . .

  • Part of the commentary on the “Rhein II” debate……..a long story.

    – Ben Loveday

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Please add camera to this lovely image for the Lumix Lovers Group, thank you

  • Thanks Andrea- done

    – Ben Loveday

  • Peter Denniston
    Peter Dennistonabout 3 years ago

    Excellent image great sense of emptiness :)

  • Thanks Peter

    – Ben Loveday

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks Danica

    – Ben Loveday

  • Den McKervey
    Den McKerveyabout 3 years ago

    Love this, great pov and superb tones :)

  • Thanks Den

    – Ben Loveday

  • Esther  Moliné
    Esther Molinéabout 3 years ago

    brilliant shot, love it!

  • thanks Esther

    – Ben Loveday

  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespieabout 3 years ago

    Great light and sense of depth.

  • Thanks Ethna

    – Ben Loveday

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaalmost 3 years ago


    Excellent Image! 03/23/2012
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  • Many thanks Deborah!

    – Ben Loveday

  • Natasha  Perova
    Natasha Perovaalmost 2 years ago

    excellent work

  • Thanks for having a look Natasha! This is a picture + story work, so you have to read the description.

    – Ben Loveday

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