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Accuracy

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 5, 2014, 10:06 PM

A recent critic expressed disapproval of my “Intense Anubis” photo. He maintained that Egyptians are Caucasian, & that my blackened appearance was a misrepresentation. For my Anubis series of photos, I have both lightened & darkened my skin (with the darker deviations receiving the most positive feedback). I’m not vying for historical authenticity; in fact, my portrayals are imaginative works of fiction.

 

As I see it, portrayals are forms of appreciation & creativity, regardless of ethnical accuracy. It would be ridiculous for me to admonish a cosplayer who isn’t Japanese if they portrayed – let’s say – Light Yagami. To that end, I wouldn’t criticize a model if their body type or gender didn’t align with a preexisting character they saw fit to portray.

 

I rather suspect my detractor was either a troll, or someone genuinely influenced by racial insecurities. Either way, I won’t be discouraged by any naysayer.  



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Onyx-Philomel
Civa
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
"I'm a creature of masks and obscurity; hence, in my gallery my face is covered in full or in part. Perhaps – I don't know – I'm after the overused effect of mystery. . ."

Current Residence: Tartarus.
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AnotherFaceStudio Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
And oh snap, it's you. We've seen your photos for Merimask - love your work!
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Onyx-Philomel Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly.

Perhaps in the future I'll model for you. :horns:
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Thanks for the favorite!
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You're welcome. :horns:
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Thanks for the fav!
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Onyx-Philomel Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome. :skull:
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LadyBayne Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
appreciation for the fav. 
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You're welcome. :horns:
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thank you :heart:
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