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Dear Media, ... by Pinkmango77 Dear Media, ... by Pinkmango77

Dear Media,

please stop telling us how we are supposed to look like, what we are supposed to eat and how to best lose weight.
We are fine the way we are.
By the way, you are the reason why so many people struggle and have a wrong body image ... Maybe you can think things over before you put so many people in this situation.

Thank you.









A shot from my 365 days project. Please have a look here: [link]










VIEW but DON'T STEAL!!

MY WORK IS NOT TO BE REPRODUCED, MANIPULATED, COPIED OR USED ANYWHERE WITHOUT MY WRITTEN CONSENT. THIS PICTURE IS COPYRIGHT PROTECTED.
Copyright Katharina Foesel 2005-2008


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psychogirl4 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional Artist
OMG Thanks 4 doing that, is amazing
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the-photographicpoet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hello,

You have been featured in the Raising Awareness - Weighing Up Art news article. This article is to raise awareness about the perception of weight and beauty.

If you could please support this article I would be most grateful, and thank you very much for taking the time to share your beautiful art work.

Sammie
:rose:
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AliceinMadworld Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
I totally agree with you =/
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:iconschattenroseschatten:
sehr gute arbeit - und auch ein sehr guter text unter dem bild!
es ist unglaublich wie sehr einen die medien manipulieren und wie sich der blick auf das gewicht "verschieben" kann: normalgewichtige frauen kommen einem dick vor, weil man in den werbungen etc. nur noch magere frauen sieht...
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SunlitDreams Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I love the message. Great work!
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ohgloryx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
its not the typical picture with that measuring prop thing. lol
i love it! <33
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GaaSakuForEver Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
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FINALLY. Some encouragement to teenagers, that we can just be ourselves!
Now. If they'd only put that on TV; that would just mess up the whole world, wouldn't it?
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alex-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
your amazing work has been featured here: [link] :sun:
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aceeME Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
you creations was great!!
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nwa2009 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Hi I really loved your picture, I'm starting a website about responsable weight control, we are from Mexico and we feel some things must be said. We wrote an article in how media influences your body image and I belive your work describes exactly what we are trying to say. I would really like to use it for our website if you are ok with this. Thanks a lot and I'll wait for your answer
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Pinkmango77 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009   Photographer
hello there!

thank you so much for your message! I'm glad that you like my picture and could use it for your website..i think this is a very important topic so i think it is awesome that you try to make people aware of this topic.
you can use my picture as long as you give me credit (eiter please give me credit by putting my name under the picture - Katharina Fösel - or linking to my deviantart page!)

please also give me a link to the article when you are done :D

thank you very much,

kath
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TheEternalSpectator Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Nicely putted, love the idea, love the way it came out :D
Cheers
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DiSPLAYY Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009   Photographer
great idea!
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TheRealKugelfischi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
yeah great idea, and great text
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TORiZZLEx94 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
i agree 10,000%.
i love this idea. :D
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horselover1272 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Great capture, great message, love it!
:star:
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Culturesafari Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
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da stimme ich dir mal wieder absolut zu.
finde ich gut, wie du kritik in deiner kunst ausdrückst!
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discodoener Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Klare Ansage, die mir sehr gefällt :heart:
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BIZARROSER Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
NOT, THANKS TO YOU FOR DOING REALLY SATIATE, THAT NOT NECESSARILY HAS TO BE NICE TO PLEASE, BUT IT TRANSMITS SOMETHING AND I RESPECT IT AND ESTIMATE IT, THANKS TO YOU... :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
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BIZARROSER Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
NO, THANKS YOU FOR DOING REAL ART, ART THAT SAYD SOMETHING AND NOT NECESSARILY IT HAS TO BE NICE TO PLEASE, BUT TRANSMITS SOMETHING AND I RESPECT IT AND ESTIMATE IT, THANKS TO YOU :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
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ya7obeelk Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Gorgeous capture
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JustLikePoison Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
great my dear.
A wonderful message...
:hug: must :+fav:, you always have wonderful ideas!
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musicangel071 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Featured:

[link]


:heart:
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:iconnanath:
nanath Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
this pic is my inspiration!! :D :D look at here! this pic being my inspiration there! :D look at here [link]
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qdstudios Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008   Interface Designer
now thats something that everyone should think abt.... i know ppl who had died thru intentional starvation..
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punisherz786 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
GREAT CONCEPT.....

=D
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LupineQueen13 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
What a strong visual. Great way to get your point across.
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nanath Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
i do the stupid thing to lose my weight..
it's really killing me sometime..
hahaha..
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mwkira Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008   Digital Artist
AWESOME!!
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niko-likes Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
hey .. looks like you got some impressions from :icongnato: .. or at least you can get many more ;-))

keep it up
;-)
Nik
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Konohafox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
i love it and i totally agree the media gives the impression we should all have a models body when in truth very few have a "model" body but models are the abnormal ones in life not everyone can be that skinny

people just need to realize this and accept it :)
people need to learn to love what is there not what they think should be there
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oOlilkittyOo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
I love statements like this. :)
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cullen-passion Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
i absolutely adore this picture!
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Patchwork-Hoodie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
This is extremely true. As a girl who wishes she could gain weight, watching all the girls who wish they could lose weight is really tough.
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confused-equine Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent concept, wonderfully executed. :)
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Dutch-Assassin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
we listen to the media because we believe any thing we see on T.V.
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justINCONSISTANT Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
perhaps someone was more right than they ever knew when they said, 'god is in the tv.' people believe tv because they are too lazy to think for themselves and they refuse to just enjoy their own lives they have to learn about the reason 'britney' missed her last court appearance. (why on earth are we on first name basis with these people??) even more so what difference does it makes in anyones lives? im not saying tv is bad, its just abused and taken far too seriously.
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Dutch-Assassin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
T.V. is like religion, we all need some thing to believe in and as human we can't think for ourselves. we need guide lines to follow in life and the media give us those guide lines. if we want to look good and there is no one telling us how to look good then we would all be walking around naked or wearing very bad clothes
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justINCONSISTANT Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
true guide lines are a good idea. well as far as religion is concerned anyway. dont kill dont steal good stuff right there. but:
"You are not your bank account
You are not the clothes you wear
You are not the contents of your wallet

You are not your bowel cancer
You are not your grand latte
You are not the car you drive
You are not your fucking khakis"

this is your life. not mtvs. not covergirls. not your friends. parents etc. the only exception is your children.

and when you say then you would be walkin around in bad clothes, what makes clothes bad? well, its all of the above. :) its up to you and you alone to determine for yourself how you want to look and dress. thats why people make fun of others because they arent whats 'cool'. and so what? i mean seriously what difference does it make? youre not going to make it to heaven if you have nikes or not. people arent going to say when i die, "yeah he was an ass but he sure had some cool pants!"

i can go on but i think you get the point im trying to make... haha.
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Dutch-Assassin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
bad clothes are the ones that smell bad and has holes in them. you may not wear what one group sees as cool but i'm sure you wear stuff that another group sees as cool so in the end your still listening to the media one way or another. yes it's not good to full listen to the media and let it control your life but in the end you won't able to do any thing if you don't listen to any thing that the media says. the media tells us to wear clothe look smart stay healthy go to school become successful. if you went and do every thing the media told you not to you would get very far in life and in fact you would die an early death
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justINCONSISTANT Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
haha excellent point. everything you do has already been done. and its not all bad what the media says, plenty of nice health tips. stinky clothes are unpleasant to be around i cant help that. but does it make them any less of a person? i doubt gandhi smelled amazing. i dont recall many pictures seeing him wearing a business suit. (if any). and on the other hand im sure hitler dressed nicely all the time. basically clothes and appearance do not define you. actions do. you can be successful at anything you put your heart into. (good or evil). so whats so wrong about just basing a decision off of your own thoughts and how it feels. i mean you take your first drag off of a cigarette and youll cough. because youre breathing in smoke. and most the time it tastes terrible. i dont need to read the side of a cigarette box to know that its not the most healthy thing to do. its common sense which alot of people seem to look for in the news and magazines. im not saying disregard the media, im saying let it be a guide rather than a rule book. but who am i to say any of this really? i think alot of people are happy living that way. (id hope they were happy anyway) its a personal decision really.. and speaking of gandhi he said one of the most profound things ive ever heard.
'be the change you wish to see in the world'
thats all anyone ever can do. i do and wear exactly as i want. im completely happy. :D
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Dutch-Assassin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
the media is like religion. you can listen to every word it says and fallow them with full detail and belief or you can use it as a guide to help you threw life. so in the end as much as we hate to admit it but some people need the media like other need religion.

I'm not a religious person and i don't give a rats ass about the media but i use both rules as guides to help me threw life
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justINCONSISTANT Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
nice work!! and hey done forget about the news media!! theyre just as bad.. (i did a photo on it titled, lieslies_cognitiveDISSONANCE) also maybe people need to start thinking for/ being themselves. and its also very strange how the ';proper' image has changed so much. marilyn monroe was a size twelve. 12! and that wasnt too long ago. i could only imagine what the future will bring if we dont stop this now...
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TOOLaree Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is a beautiful image with a beautiful statement!

I struggle with weight issues, and have all my life, and it has taken a beautiful husband, and a lot of contemplation to realize that i deserve love just the way i am! Love, from myself and from others..

Im so glad to see artists talking about these issues and spreading such a positive message!

Kudos to you!! :heart:
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OLoboCanta Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
amen, sister.


this is a great piece!
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silverangel38 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
So so true.
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CharlieCo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
I feel you on this. All I want from the media is truth and a little less their opinion.
I say this all the time.
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femketje Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
great work!
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alsebka Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Student
Mal wieder eine sehr sehr schöne und ausdrucksstarke arbeit von dir :) :clap:
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gabrysiowa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I hate these all anorectic actors and models, it makes me feel awful :(
I want to start 365 project too. Whatya think about it ;)?
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