April 2nd, 2003

cea pro choice

_____________________[PRO] body talk


Body talk
By Rose Aidin
FT.com site; Mar 28, 2003

"Divine decadence darling," explained Liza Minelli's character Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Her time was pre-war Berlin and her subject, her lurid green nail polish, but the moment for up-front self-expression through body adornment is here again – only now it includes tattoos, piercings and performance art.

This month Tate Modern is mounting a four-day programme of non-stop performance art. And throughout May, Selfridges will be exploring the body in almost fetishistic detail with its Body Craze promotion, intended to examine every possible aspect of body adornment, improvement and stimulation. "We want to entertain people, but also to challenge them, explains Suzanne Tide-Frater, head of creative direction at Selfridges. "All the elements of Body Craze come back to the idea that the body is the vehicle that expresses what we are inside."

So Body Craze will include performance art, fashion, face and body make-up, tattooing, body adornment, piercing and even an aphrodisiac food bar. The basement over-18s area will push boundaries further with Betony Vernon’s erotic jewellery, feathers and leather belts that hang from the neck, and Sh!, the Hoxton-based women’s erotic emporium.

A craze that started five years ago with Madonna’s Mehndi henna-painted hands, body art has evolved from spiritual (a testament to the star’s newfound love of yoga) to shocking.

"There’s a decadence to body adornment," admits J Maskrey, whose long-lasting skin jewellery has embellished the flesh of the bling-bling set, including P Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, and Kylie Minogue. Maskrey started her career as a make-up artist and was at the forefront of skin jewellery when she launched her range five years ago. Now she’s moved on from small tattoo-like designs to more outrageous creations such as nipple covers. “You can place body jewellery anywhere and be secretive,” she says.

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не перестаю удивляться, какое у них хорошее слово получилось. в нём и от содомии есть, и от садомазохизма, с привкусом соды... и от кодла, и от кадила...

и всё это - по соседству с магометовыми звездами.

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[PER] LA Times photographer dismissed after altering photo from Iraq

LA Times photographer dismissed after altering photo from Iraq

The Los Angeles Times said Wednesday it fired a photographer for altering a front page photo of a British soldier and a group of Iraqi civilians.

In an editor's note in Wednesday editions, the Times said photographer Brian Walski acknowledged in a phone call from Iraq that he had used a computer to combine elements of two photos to improve the composition.

Journalism ethics forbid changing the content of news photographs, and it is specifically barred in the newspaper's policy.

The two photos, taken moments apart, showed a British soldier directing Iraqi civilians to protect themselves from possible Iraqi fire on the outskirts of Basra. Only after the altered photo appeared Monday did editors notice that some civilians in the background appeared twice, the Times said.