Woman Photographs Herself Receiving Strange Looks in Public
“I now reverse the gaze and record their reactions to me while I perform mundane tasks in public spaces. I seek out spaces that are visually interesting and geographically diverse. I try to place myself in compositions that contain feminine icons or advertisements. Otherwise, I position myself and the camera in a pool of people…and wait.
The images capture the gazer in a microsecond moment where they, for unknowable reasons, have a look on their face that questions my presence. Whether they are questioning my position in front of the lens or questioning my body size, the gazer appears to be visually troubled that I am in front of them.”
Photographer: Haley Morris-Cafiero
Project: Wait Watchers
Thought this was actually really cool and I’d share it with you guys! Takes a lot to get up there and do something like this. Love it!
this is such a fucking important project to me because i am constantly stared at in public in a negative way and turned into some disgusting object for the amusement of others and this is a peaceful way to confront those people
turning the spectators into the spectacle
I have a major issue with this project. As an overweight person, I KNOW I do get looked at. I KNOW I have been made fun of behind my back because of my weight. I have experiences these things, so I am not discounting the idea behind this.
However, seriously - if anyone, ANYONE (even a supermodel), set up a tripod camera by themselves in the middle of the very busy sidewalk to take a picture of themselves, I’d give them a dirty look too. “WTF, I’m walking here, why are you taking pictures of yourself in the middle of walking traffic?”
Not to mention a lot of these apparently “negative” looks just look like a candid of that person. I live with chronic “bitch face” so most candids of me look like I am super pissed or disgusted with the world.
Great idea for this project. However, not concrete proof, and does not prove anything to anyone. It opens an interesting discussion, maybe that was the main goal.
Happy 1 year Blogiversary!
I’ve had this blog about one year. It’s been wonderful. I started at about 232 lbs. I’ve lost 30 lbs this year. I felt annoyed I didn’t lose a lot more, but it’s 30 lbs off of my body. I’m still working on it. I’m just not sure how I feel about running this blog anymore. I started it to help me work through the origins of how I was taught to hate myself and my body. The memories, the people who taunted me, the boy who rejected me. I wanted to write them down for a sort of healing to occur. It has occurred to a great extent. I still have work to do.
I’d like to shift this blog from focusing on the negative memories from my past, to the positive memories as I shape my future. I realize that this may affect how my followers feel about my blog. I’m sure the past will come up at times, but I need to stop dwelling on the past hurts and rejections I’ve faced and figure out how to evolve and better myself :)
So - here we go - year 2 of the Fatgirlmemories blog.
What show is that that you keep posting gif sets of?
asked by Anonymous
My Mad Fat Diary - based off of a book, but made into a mini-series (though I hear they’re making it into a re-occurring thing!) The first season/series is available to watch on youtube! It’s a really great show.
Josh Hutcherson working out is the best fitspo ever
FALALALALALA — I CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF JOSH HUTCHERSON’S JAWLINE —-
(Source: magda-lennah, via kaliforniakelsey)
When I woke up this morning, my usually tight fitting claddagh ring I wear was beside me in my bed.
I then began to curse the weightloss gods because WTF MY HANDS ARE ALREADY SMALL WHY ARE THEY LOSING WEIGHT YET MY THIGHS ARE STILL THE SIZE OF THUNDER
I bought a Keurig, which is one of the most wonderful inventions in the world. You use these little flavored cups to make delicious hot beverages, if you’ve never used one…go do so!
Anyway, you can have a chai tea latte (that tastes pretty darn similar to a starbucks chai) for about 60 calories or so, hot coco for about 70, and hot apple cider for about 80. Delicious hot beverages for under 100 calories. WIN!
Obsessed with this show.
(Source: bbusterbluth, via size10plz)
Adam Hills destroys Joan Rivers for her Adele comments.
I dislike Joan RIvers. Adele is AMAZING. this really really pisses me off.
Anyone watched My Mad Fat Diary? It’s on youtube. SO FUNNY. and also my life.