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Legitimation Crisis - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Legitimation Crisis
From J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition (1969)--
Elements of an Orgasm. (1) Her ungainly transit across the passenger seat through the nearside door; (2) the conjunction of aluminized gutter trim with the volumes of her thighs; (3) the crushing of her left breast by the door pillar, its self-extension as she swung her legs on to the sandy floor; (4) the overlay of her knees and the metal door flank; (5) the ellipsoid erasure of dust as her hip brushed the nearside fender; (6) the hard transept of the door mechanism within the absolute erosion of the landscape;

(7) her movement distorted in the projecting carapace of the radiator assembly; (8) the conjunction of the median surface of her thighs with the arch of the motor bridge, the contrast of smooth epithelium and corrugated concrete; (9) her weak ankles in the soft ash; 10) the pressure of her right hand on the chromium trim of the inboard headlamp; (11) the sweat forming a damp canopy on the cleavage of her blouse-- the entire landscape expired within this irrigated trench; (12) the just and rake of her pubis as she moved into the driving seat; (13) the junction of her thighs and the steering assembly; (14) the movements of her fingers across the chromium-tipped instrument heads.

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xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: December 20th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
that photo is great.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 21st, 2006 12:47 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks! It means a lot, coming from you. I took the photo for that effect. But the reflection of flesh -- my flesh -- still perplexes me. It feels "off" somehow, in an interesting and productive way.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: December 22nd, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This photo reminds me of the reflection images I took for my final photography project in college. Although, I have to say this one is better than any of the ones I took :-). Really nice.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 24th, 2006 09:07 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks! I missed this comment until now, for some reason. I'm a big fan of reflection shots, as you may already have gathered.
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