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April 27, 2013
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D90
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May 11, 2012, 11:13:19 PM
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(Contains: nudity)
Photo: Furious Ideas Photography
Model: Shantia Veney
MUA: Makeup by Lizz
Hair: The House of Wade Lee


*Note: Regardless of the delivery of any information offered, it is my right to make art in any capacity. It can be controversial, it can be full of hate, it can be full of love, pink fairies and unicorns, or crosses, satan and Indians.

I can, in full knowledge of who "rightfully" wears and Indian headdress, make art with it.

Under no circumstances is this means for vulgarity or death threats.*

The gems so far from this series:

By ~mangaman013
"that white people should disappear? yeah"


By ~cyberocalypse
"RE-LEARN YOUR OWN CULTURE, WHITE HIPSTER BITCH!
REALIZE WHAT YOUR PEOPLE HAVE DONE AND CONTINUE TO DO!
INFORM YOURSELF ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PERPETUATION OF THIS, SATIRICAL, HYPER-SEXUALIZED, DISRESPECTFUL IMAGERY!
GO BACK WHERE YOUR PEOPLE CAME FROM AND LEARN SOME FUCKING ANTHROPOLOGY!"

"You are LITERALLY too fucking stupid to insult."


By ~feathernotdot
"So what makes you think that this is even remotely okay? And why are you getting any praise for this at all?"


Check out the other images, and if you have tons of time to kill the comment threads can be pretty entertaining :)



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:iconmetacharis:
Metacharis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
In the age where everyone is a modge podge of different races and cultural backgrounds, I no longer see the need to divide.  Can't someone just take one thing that is beautiful from another culture, and then use it in a beautiful way celebrating that objects beauty.  This is not racist in any way, shape, or form.  It is a culmination of someone's idea to use a traditional piece of Native American headdress and giving it's complexity (not one of those cheap pieces of crap that you find in some nick knack shop) a wonderful contrast of a nude pale skinned woman.  There is no longer a clear line of us and them.  It is a line that is now blurred into a wonderful rainbow of shared multiculturalism and racial identity.  Those that fight the hardest against that fact are the true racists that then use that card as they see fit to throw their ideas of purity on those that no longer see it as black and white, red and yellow.  They feel like if there is no purity that the culture dies instead of spreading and preserving it, and allowing it to stay alive in the minds of all.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
impressive
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Ambient-nightwatch Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
truly intriguing......... never seen so many overtly reverse racist comments.

@ cyberocalypse ... this sort of comment is exactly why minority classes of people get jumped all over. youve taken your personal grievances and splattered them all over a site for artists, and believe that your cause is the "right" one.
If you have such issues about "white" people...give back all the technology of ours you use and exploit, all things made by white culture..and go back to the way your ancestors lived. THAT...would be the right thing to do...anything else is merely hypocrisy on your part and acting the "victim".

@ feathernotdot. "People just scoffing at peoples beliefs and hiding under the guise of "art" and the internet" ..... really though???. I dont see this artist hiding anything she is doing , and certainly not behind the guise of art. Her work is displayed and used all over the place, not merely online...so that blows the internet theory too. She has backed up everything she has said , and stood her ground for the work she does , and creates. Not only is that art...thats an artist with a spine and personal integrity.

Art is art...always has been...always will. It is in the eye of the beholder and is always subjective. We all have the choice to like or dislike ....just as we all have the choice to ignore and move on.
this is an "artists " website ...not a political forum for haters and those who attack others.

Id choose to look at a pretty redhead with integrity over racists with "victim" mentality any day. As would 99.9999% of people on here.
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Skeletta Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
If there was a button for showing appreciation for a good comment, I'd be hitting it right now. Well said. :)
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:iconfeathernotdot:
feathernotdot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
I like how I'm a "gem" like I'm something to be laughed at. This is the whole reason this is an issue. People just scoffing at peoples beliefs and hiding under the guise of "art" and the internet. If things don't change then you're going to get a whole new generation that has nothing but contempt for the people who pushed them out of their lands, their homes, their way of life. I've been trying to be as civil as I possibly can in this matter. Screaming and telling people to fuck off or that they're a bitch will solve nothing but help divide and conquer.
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shauntiamodel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Not to be laughed at, just as a source of entertainment for those who enjoy the drama :)
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:iconfeathernotdot:
feathernotdot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
This isn't drama, it's someone who sees something being misrepresented by another culture. This isn't entertainment, it's demeaning. And if you want the art to be taken seriously then you're going to have to have serious conversations about the work that you're putting out. But you don't seem want to look at it that way.
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shauntiamodel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
My art is taken seriously. No matter what you, or others deem as misrepresented. :)

And I don't entertain the trolls. You're lucky to get any response at all.

Just leave my page and move on with your life :)
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feathernotdot Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
I'm not trolling though. Trolls don't mean what they say. Trolls are out there just to get a rise out of people. I'm actually being serious here. I'm trying to preserve what it means to be a Native American. There are so many misrepresentations throughout culture and pop culture in the United States and Canada. If I don't say anything in a respectful manner then you'll have a bunch of people who just want to yell and scream these things at you, throwing around curse words that demean their intent.
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Bushi357 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
You're not trolling?You're not trolling? Really? You're here blithering about being race insensitive, but your name is Feather-not-DOT? Meaning not a "Dot Indian". How fucking insensitive is that? Do you regularly address or refer to Asian Indians/ Hindi Folks as "Dots" or "Dot Indians"? Me thinks thou art hoist upon thyn own Petard young lady.
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feathernotdot Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
I say I'm indian and people ask what kind and so I have to differentiate between what kind. Not everyone wears a bindi, it's only a select few like not all Native Americans wear feathers. Increasingly I try and call myself Native American or even Alaskan indian. Sometimes I just call myself an indian. It's just to differentiate for people who want to ask the question.
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Bushi357 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Like sand nigger, wog, or wetback. Just to make sure people know you're different. You're no different from any other casual racist. If whitey says it, its bad. If you say it it's okay...
Your excuse is ill devised, ill thought out, and blatantly racist to millions of asian indians. Blatantly.
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shauntiamodel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
I have plenty of people who yell and scream everything at me, vulgarity or no.

I am fully aware of who traditionally wears a Native American headdress, and I am sorry but it will not change the fact that these pictures are fantastic pieces of art and I will not be taking them down.
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:iconbushi357:
Bushi357 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Look at who you are answering! LOOK!
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Crow-Head Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
The image is absolutely beautiful.

That being said I just hope you do have proper knowledge and respect for the origins of that headdress and you don't see it as just a prop.
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shauntiamodel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you, and I am fully aware.
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Crow-Head Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Alright then :D You photograph beautifully
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shauntiamodel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks again :)
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archseer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
ah, never thought one could find that form of entertainment here :D

thanks for sharing :)
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shauntiamodel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Of course :)
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:iconskeletta:
Skeletta Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
There will always be people in this world ready to put others down for one reason or another.Its a shame, because if they took all that energy and rage and channeled it into an artform or trade of their own they would be able to get very far. Instead they waste their own and other peoples time with useless negativity and petty envy. Don't let them scare you away, pettiness is not worth your time anyway. I would report them for abusive behavior though if thats possible here. Because some people need to learn to express critisism, dislike and opinions in a more mature way before they confront other people with their personal views. Just keep doing what you're great at. :)
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shauntiamodel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Other people have been reporting them. I let them hate and argue as much as they'd like. It brings publicity to my page, and a majority of people will enjoy the photo. :)

I agree with you whole heartedly and thank you!
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wetdryvac Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Cor, the play of light and shadow on this one: Yep, this series has pretty much convinced me I need to study softer lighting approaches more. Thank-you.
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shauntiamodel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
:) Glad it inspired you to do so. And happy you enjoyed them so.
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Rystefn Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I think I would have cropped this one differently, but I can see the merits of the way it was done. In any case, it's still a lovely image. Thanks for sharing.
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shauntiamodel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
I can see what you mean :) I like it though
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ascu75 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I am reminded of the quote 'Battle of wits with an unarmed person' the same old drum keeps banging on and in my mind unfairly your art is fantastic KEEP IT UP
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:iconshauntiamodel:
shauntiamodel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hahaha it's been fun messing with the stupid ones. they get so angry :P

And thank you
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Photographer
I think some people really should refrain from commenting or being on some sites at times...


but yeah, love the series and this one is awesome too :D
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shauntiamodel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh yes, but if they open their mouths, it's an open invitation to tease them :P
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:iconjatsby:
jatsby Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
This is true!
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013   Photographer
True yeah :giggle:
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Kelsev Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student
I don't see whats wrong with this. I think these images are beautiful and in a way could be seen as a way of appreciating native american art and clothing.. I don't know why people would find this offensive. Keep posting these images and do what you love, because I like them.
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shauntiamodel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconkelsev:
Kelsev Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student
Oh and for those who do find it offensive, thats fine. Explain yourself and give constructive criticism... I don't see how hating on this girl would help anything. Try treating everyone with love and kindness...
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