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Gypsy Stone II by amayamua Gypsy Stone II by amayamua
EDIT: So apparently this photo is creating a lot of attention due to people thinking I'm being racist. I am sorry that some of you feel that way. I did not style this shoot, I just did the makeup. However, these headdresses are not traditional and not sacred , they are made in Bali and are actually for sale here where I live, by the boutique that this shoot was for. And I am not being racist calling the picture "Gypsy Stone", that is the name of the boutique. It saddens me that some of you are so against this, as many of you have stated, it's like telling anyone other than a Christian, that they can't where a crucifix, but you see it in common fashion on a regular basis. Obviously we were not trying to make a bad statement about Native Americans, if anything we are trying to show beauty. So I apologise to those of you who disagree with this image. For those who wrote kind words, thank you so much, it's very appreciated : )

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Makeup I did a while back for a boutique called Gypsy Stone.

Photography: Lizz Pennings
Makeup Artist: Me
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gregchapin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great photo.

I think it's interesting that people are so tolerant of so many things and a photo like this can set them off. To me, It really proves one thing. People are crazy.

I wouldn't waste any time trying to explain it to those who want to shake things up. Half of them are probably pretending to be mad to get a response from you.
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amayamua Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha that's true : )
Thanks for the kind words.
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gregchapin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Dont mention it... there's got to be a voice of reason somewhere. Not everyone should be crazy at the same time.
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fernandoenamorado Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
shes hot as hell! beautiful and creative :D
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SheRRy7100 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely !
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amayamua Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks ^u^
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AmandaMo1127 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to thank the artist that uploaded this pic, once again for being so patient with all of our debating. I have certainly contributed to the controversy, and have garnered some pretty harsh words as a response to my opinion. And yes, they are words that offend me. but I'm not going to go on a crusade, to place my offense on a pedestal. Instead I will give credit to the uploader, and then leave this comment section alone.

I have more important things to do, than argue against people who call me racist, bigot, cruel, and other horrible things, when I KNOW that's not what I am. I don't need the world to mold around me, to know what I am, who I am. Just like the NA community doesn't need the world to mold around them either. In that regard, we are equal, and that's how it should be.

:heart: to Amayamua. You deserve it for putting up with loud mouths like me. :hug:
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amayamua Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, I didn't mind, it was nice to have someone see the situation from my point of view. And I think a lot of people commenting are American, so to them it probably is a big deal, but in Australia it is not unusual to see the head pieces being sold in shops or used in photographs. I suppose to Americans it is the same way we think of the Aboriginal community in Australia, we aren't allowed to produce art in their style (all the lil dots and things), but I'm not about to tell someone in America off if they use it... Anyhow, I don't mind people sending their hate comments now, I was upset at first because I was unaware that people cared about that sort of thing, but now that I've seen how many people instantly start calling me racist and bantering "my" photography, without bothering to read the description, which tells me they are just looking to start fights on here without any real cause. I have read enough hate comments now and the image still remains, so obviously no matter how many people send they aren't making much of a difference, I just skim past those ones. The only difference that will be made if I keep getting these remarks is the comments turned off, which I don't want to have to do, but we'll see. Thanks for your support anyway AmandaMo1127 : )
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AmandaMo1127 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :thanks:
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Vespayik Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Still cultural appropriation, still disrespectful to Native American culture. Nope nope nopity nope, no wonder this got so much attention.
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