May Meng  

Wonderland by May Meng

November 2019 - Wonderland

About the Image(s)

Deion: A broken languages to describe our utopia dreams.

Canon 5D markIV, 50mm, metering mode 2, F 1.6 T1/30, no post processing, original file.

3 comments posted

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi May, I find that when I make images for myself, I insert features, sometime small, that a viewer may not understand. That's the situation for me in looking at 'Wonderland'. I see a pretty girl overlayed with red (and white?) marking. The reason for these markings isn't reaching me. I'm longing to see this model with real human expression, not overlayed with crayon. While I have seen similar efforts for sale in the fine art world, I always wonder if and why someone would buy them. Sometimes our personal efforts work only for us. Karl Leck   Posted: 11/09/2019 10:56:22
May Meng   May Meng
Thanks for commenting, Karl! I think the connections are those yarns with her, the relationships of distant and broken words. I do it just for explaining my friends personal story, not for any so called commercial efforts, as I do understand some, while right now I feel , enjoy the processing more important, and why do we have to do photographs for others to understand or "Buy" it? For me, its more important to spend enough time to understand why we press the shutter, and develop the image. I do not like her expression in this , as if you push her to pose it, it will be more sad or looks like have more stories, while, honestly, fine art for me is not about sharing stories, more about just feelings. -Just some little thoughts of my image, and your comments are really precise and interesting as well! It could tell you are very experienced and please keeping commenting! Thanks Karl!
  Posted: 11/10/2019 20:09:18

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
My initial reaction to this image was that it was disturbing; I thought of the red marks on a beautiful woman as blood - and the practice that is called "cutting" where those with emotional issues release pain by creating painful incisions. I would urge anyone doing that to get counseling help. On further inspection, I see that the red is actually yarn, not crayon. So I am at a loss to understand the image, or the connection to the title "Wonderland"?   Posted: 11/11/2019 00:20:05


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