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The grim butcher - Yerevan, Armenia

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We can weave many tales, stories or fantasies in our minds based on a single image. It doesn't matter whether the form is moving or still, as in this photo. I look at this and feel such brute and primal force. I encountered this male specimen in the Armenian market, and immediately chills began to creep through my veins. Internal dissonance was incited by his eyes, which penetrated in a violent and harsh manner. It probably didn't help that he was standing over dead carcasses, with knives and other butcher equipment directly behind.

I don't like this type of alpha male, with some over-bearing presence, hunting me down with predatory eyes, creating a sense that I could be his next victim. Yet for others, these traits are the pure embodiment of "masculinity."

What do you think about this photo? Does it create internal harmony or discord?


Jun. 21st, 2017 05:49 pm (UTC)
eyes don't lie
Jun. 21st, 2017 05:58 pm (UTC)
Usually, they do not lie. But there are always exceptions. :))
Jun. 21st, 2017 06:14 pm (UTC)
The eyes of the watcher do lie.
"On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur".
So, if you look inside the eyes (=the mirror of the soul) of someone and use your heart and not the eyes, you will always find the truth. Haha.
Jun. 21st, 2017 06:27 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a good strategy! :)


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