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Strike a girly pose, II 
17th-Jan-2012 11:56 am
Remember when I sent you over to see Jim Hines's blog? Here's a woman who tried it as well, along with her photos and narrative: Men's Versus Women's Poses.
17th-Jan-2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
I totally get the points they're making about ladyposes vs dudeposes (ladyposes are supposed to be about the hawt bods, dudeposes about competence, and that sucks), but I guess I don't get all the kvetching about how much cramping and how hard it is to hold most of those poses. While they do look kinda unnatural, they're not terribly difficult, and I don't think I'm more flexible than most. I just don't get it, I guess.
18th-Jan-2012 12:18 am (UTC)
My one thought about holding the poses...a couple (especially the one with the swords and the teeny bit of butt crack) look like they are supposed to be in the middle of an action. People can do all sorts of cool stuff in motion that they can't do statically. IMO, in photo shoots, if the artist or photographer wants a particular action pose, they have you do the bloody action and they catch it with a high shutter speed. It isn't like this is painting from a live model.

I'm in agreement with you that I find most, if not all, of the poses that are obviously static doable.

This commentary is aside from the competent man poses vs. sexy chick pose argument, which I agree sucks. I've posed with a sword over my shoulders before and I did not feel demeaned or weak. It was a form of posturing and intimidation, implying competence beyond the need to hold a steady guard. And, yes, there was the sexy aspect to it. (Again, photo shoot != reality.)
18th-Jan-2012 12:27 am (UTC)
Honestly, I think most modern uses for swords involve sexy. ;) But yeah, when I think about most of the awesome shots I have of me with my swords, they're mid-motion shots.
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