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god said no by suzi9mm god said no by suzi9mm
the title was the carrying theme for this photograph.

if you can't tell, she's pregnant, and it appears as if god said "no"...

as far as i know nuns are not supposed to have sex so although i don't really blame god for miscarriages, there's a logic... also i don't believe in god so i really have nothing against his supposed presence. i know this might look like blasphemy to some, but i assure you that was not my intention. i have deliberately avoided religion succesfully so far for a couple of reasons but as i bought this nun costume for halloween i knew this was it, i absolutely have to use it for photos. so, i'm not making claims of god's deeds, just playing on beliefs and cliches as usual.

i cannot know what she is thinking but i assume she is caught by surprise and devastated and cannot comprehend why this is happening. if you wonder about the blood...i really shouldn't need to explain this but she was obviously standing when she started to bleed. hence the blood is along the thighs. and i use fakeblood, more info here [link]

the patient model was Maggie BB aka ` dottiemaggie :) it all began when i knew i wanted to use her legs for a photo.
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:iconmeow2puchiko:
Meow2puchiko Oct 5, 2012  Student General Artist
As a woman who cannot produce a child, this is a breathtaking image that can speak to a person more ways than one...
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:iconronyluna:
from someone thats misscarried. i think it represents it nicely. immortalizes what should not be forgotten.. for some reason someone said no somewhere along the line.
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:icondaddyslittlejanegirl:
Actually, it doesn't sound like blasphemy. It sounds like gibberish. If this photo was merely about a costume and a creative photo shoot, then most of the first paragraph is unnecessary. A disclaimer is fine, but make sure it stays relevant to the context. It's definitely helpful that you pointed out this was not meant as a religious statement, but you could have said so in fewer words.

I'm not here to lecture you on anything, I'm simply trying to give you some sound advice as a writer.
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:icondarkness-falls-gwen:
wow i cant believe im saying this, but i am offended, not that its a nun,[im agnostic] but because you chose to show a miscarriage. i dont care if you were meant to get pregnant or not, no person should ever have a picture immortalizing that moment. my sister had a miscarriage; it was singularily the most upsetting thing for her. this is just.....upsetting. i have no other word for it. im just surprised the model would be fine having this done, real or no.
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Fuffuster Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, what? People just shouldn't talk about miscarriages because some women have had miscarriages in the past? That's ridiculous.
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TheOn3LeftBehind Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So.. your experiences are biasing you against this photo. Don't be closed minded. This was made for a statement (as with most artists), not for shits and giggles. It's creativity, imagination, whatever the hell you want to call it. If you don't like it, ignore it.
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suzi9mm Oct 12, 2010   Photographer
yeah i suppose it would be better if it was never talked about, showed or represented? that would be called a taboo.

i dont think representing miscarriage does not devalue it, possibly opposite.

horrible and sad things happen in the world but photographing only flowers and candy doesnt really help, i think.
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Zeitfresser Jul 19, 2010  Student General Artist
very nice!
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:iconjjones153:
its a cool photo, all i want to state that some of your religious"beliefes" are mixing religions. lol
but no biggy-this picture is sweet-ass! and i love it.
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