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Mr Waffles

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what the fuck is the story about that milk pic? i wanna know. the "thing" freaks me out everytime..

It was somebody's photography project. He took the puppet and then just made a series of pictures where it interacted in scenes with normal people. I'm not clear on the exact details but the other photos in the series, while also disturbing, seems less.....obscene.

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If you think Charlie White is good for shock value, you're going to like Peter Joel-Witkin

from his Wiki

Witkin claims that his vision and sensibility were initiated by an episode he witnessed when he was just a small child, a car accident that occurred in front of his house in which a little girl was decapitated.

"It happened on a Sunday when my mother was escorting my twin brother and me down the steps of the tenement where we lived. We were going to church. While walking down the hallway to the entrance of the building, we heard an incredible crash mixed with screaming and cries for help. The accident involved three cars, all with families in them. Somehow, in the confusion, I was no longer holding my mother's hand. At the place where I stood at the curb, I could see something rolling from one of the overturned cars. It stopped at the curb where I stood. It was the head of a little girl. I bent down to touch the face, to speak to it -- but before I could touch it someone carried me away."

His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses (or pieces of them), and various outsiders such as dwarfs, transsexuals, hermaphrodites, and physically deformed people. His complex tableaux often recall religious episodes or famous classical paintings. Because of the transgressive nature of the contents of his pictures, his works have been labeled exploitative and have sometimes shocked public opinion. His art was often marginalized because of this challenging aspect.


another good artist is Zdzislaw Beksinski, but I'll save that for another post.

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i have a friend that passes out at the sight of amputated limbz and/or rape scenes. He also passed out once due to unrelated causes, and fell right on top of me at a rolling stones concert. He weighs like 275 lbs. unga bunga.

I'd say the entire movie Irreversible would fit into this category.

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