Objectify, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

This photocomposite combines a bouquet of flowers with the torso of a model in the vase. The model’s eyes are seen as flower petals beneath the flower arrangement.

I used Photoshop’s Liquefy filter to bend the torso so it fit in the vase.

My intention was to create a surreal but superficially plausible image, different in subject but similar in spirit to my Winter’s Bride.

This entry was posted in Bemusements, Photography.


  1. splynda May 19, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    Are you going through a midlife crisis? The female form is so much more than a vase! Show a male’s reproductive organs in such a fashion and a photographer I once viewed as creative will again have my respect.

  2. Harold Davis May 19, 2010 at 9:43 am #


    (1) I am not going through a midlife crisis. Here’s a story I wrote a while back about not going through a midlife crisis.

    (2) The female form is indeed much more than a vase. One of the most beautiful things to photograph in the known universe, I have a great deal of love, respect and reverence for the female form.

    (3) I have absolutely no interest in photographing human sexual organs either male or female (note there are none in this image). The sexual organs of flowers, however, are another matter.

    (4) The image is titled “Objectify.” Obviously, I am aware that this image does exactly that to female body parts, and is itself an ironical reference to our society’s practice of objectifying and fetishizing specific portions of women’s bodies. Clearly, the irony was lost on you.

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