Ok, RANDOM question.What do you think of anne geddes pictures? - page 2

Hello, This is random but I was looking at anne geddes calenders online. Anyway, I do think her pictures are visually nice but was surprised to see that some people find it cruel for the babies.... Read More

  1. by   Spidey's mom
    We have one of her photos in our L&D room . .the one with all the babies in the clay pots at a nursery.

    I don't like anything once it becomes ubiquitous. Pop culture drives me crazy.

    I agree with llg who said "As far as the "objectification" goes ... well ... isn't that true of any artform that uses human models? Artists have been using human models for thousands of years and it's not all bad. Art studies/expresses the human condition all the time, and the condition of being a baby is part of that general classification of subject matter."

    I do like the phrase "porn for pregnant people" hilarious though.

    steph
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from stevielynn
    I do like the phrase "porn for pregnant people" hilarious though.
    I think that "porn for pregnant people" phrase offends me more than the pictures themselves.
  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I think that "porn for pregnant people" phrase offends me more than the pictures themselves.
    I hate true pornography - True pornography degrades sexual intimacy. - I don't think the term used in this context means anything sexual. Just the addiction people get to beautiful babies without any context that it takes hard work and sacrifice to raise children. It isn't all a dream context . . . like other posters have mentioned regarding the women who continue to use illegal drugs while preggers and then give their children names like "Precious" and decorate the cribs with pictures of Jesus.

    I really don't think it was meant in the same way true pornography was meant.

    steph
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Dec 31, '04
  4. by   JVanRN
    Quote from stevielynn

    I really don't think it was meant in the same way true pornography was meant.

    steph

    It wasn't meant that way at all. Truthfully I do think some of her pics are cute. The ones with the babies all wrapped in body stocking or whatever are sort of wierd and creepy. And I don't belive she treats the babies badly. I just reffered to it as such because so many pregnant people I know just LOVE her. It's like she's obtained cult like status among some pregnant people and many of her other fans. It's kind of funny. If I offended anyone I'm sorry. I didn't mean to make it sound as though all pregant people are obsessed with Anne Geddes and have no concept of reality or liken pictures of babies with "that" kind of pornograpy. I do NOT think of her pictures that way. I guess just the general obesessiveness of her fans is annoying. Oh and the fact she paired up with Celine Dion. Celine Dion is annoying. Sings beautifully , but annoying just the same. Thanks everyone
    Last edit by jennyRNnicu on Dec 31, '04 : Reason: spelling
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I really don't think it was meant in the same way true pornography was meant.
    I'm sure it wasn't, but i still don't like it.
  6. by   JVanRN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I'm sure it wasn't, but i still don't like it.
    You are entitled to your opinion...and again if I offended anyone I'm sorry. Pornograpy can also be defined as any sort of sensational material...I meant it more in that context. (yes I know the primary definiton is the "other kind") I know you gotta kinda be careful of what you say. It was meant to be funny...not offensive. You don't like it...and I apploigize (spelling?)...let's just drop it there. I wasn't trying to make anyone mad.
    Last edit by jennyRNnicu on Dec 31, '04
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Never said i was mad (i wasn't), i just said what i thought of it.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from jennyRNnicu
    It wasn't meant that way at all. Truthfully I do think some of her pics are cute. The ones with the babies all wrapped in body stocking or whatever are sort of wierd and creepy. And I don't belive she treats the babies badly. I just reffered to it as such because so many pregnant people I know just LOVE her. It's like she's obtained cult like status among some pregnant people and many of her other fans. It's kind of funny. If I offended anyone I'm sorry. I didn't mean to make it sound as though all pregant people are obsessed with Anne Geddes and have no concept of reality or liken pictures of babies with "that" kind of pornograpy. I do NOT think of her pictures that way. I guess just the general obesessiveness of her fans is annoying. Oh and the fact she paired up with Celine Dion. Celine Dion is annoying. Sings beautifully , but annoying just the same. Thanks everyone
    Celine Dion IS annoying. And I don't like that "oversinging" style of singing.

    So, I'm with ya on this one.

    And I still think you made a good point with your "porn for pregnant people" statement.

    steph
  9. by   renerian
    I don't like them.....seem stupid to me but to each his own.

    renerian
  10. by   acgemt
    I love her pictures!! I got my annual calendar for the 3rd year in a row for christmas!!
  11. by   KRVRN
    I like some of them, but others are just a little too weird.
  12. by   NoCrumping
    Quote from canoehead
    I very much dislike them. Not that I have any reason to beleive that the babies are mistreated, but I don't like to see them used as objects. I also saw one picture of a premie in a man's hand that looked about 2lb. In all seriousness that baby was mcuh too small to be out of an isolette (or dead already). I have disliked those picturse ever since.
    A little extreme? For all you know, the pic could have been taken in an isolette, photography can make that happen, you know.
  13. by   z's playa
    In two words?......wierd looking.

    They remind me of burritos all wrapped up like that.

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