Subscriber Koke-dera Posted September 26, 2014 Subscriber Share Posted September 26, 2014 So, here's what I'll say - you know the background of the people in the picture - father and son and that they love each other, and you can always come back to that. But, and Larry please stand up in an interview and hit me like a drum if I'm off the mark, three other things 1) it echoes the cover of Boy that was treated as both an image of innocence and a sexual image 2) honesty - if "Sleep Like a Baby Tonight" is about paedophile priests, this reflects that idea as well -- you can bury that idea for whatever reason but burying it is part of the problem is it not? if you can't talk about the image honestly as representing that, how are survivors ever supposed to, so they can seek help if needed? 3) my immediate impression is that it is similar to Maplethorpe (cam - maybe you can do an art page on him?) who faced controversy over his photographs that in some ways came down to is it some form of perversion? or is it love? you might note that Maplethorpe was a friend of Patti Smith and photographed her for her album covers (including the one with the Sinatra pose), and, of course, she won the National Book Award for Just Kids - her tale of growing up with him, which I'd suggest people seek out. "For art sings of God, and ultimately belongs to him" - Patti Smith Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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