Navel gazing

January 16, 2008

At various times some of our photographers and picture editors have talked about how the eyes, hands and even feet can be used as the subject of pictures. Now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the “middle way” – the human belly as a means of self expression.

 Brazil

Going one better than wearing his heart on his sleeve, this soccer fan has transformed his belly into the Brazilian national flag, shame about the chest hair. Ivan Alvarado .

 Biker

Gregarious biker, gsh, likes choppers, tattoos and beer. Laszlo Balogh.

Pregnant

I find this image really disturbing. It is one of a harrowing series showing life in an Argentine women’s prison where 273 female inmates, several of them pregnant, live with their 63 children who are allowed to remain with their mothers until they are four years old. Carolina Camps.

 Gordo

No paint or tattoos here, just a winnner in Spain’s El Gordo, ”the fat one”, lottery.  Perhaps with his winnings he’ll buy some underwear more appropriate for a well-fleshed lad. Miguel Vidal

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Funny… :-)
Yeah, I sure do hope he’ll dress more appropriately, at least according to his size.

Carolina’s picture is indeed disturbing. I can’t even begin to image how life must be like for the 63 children in that prison.

And the biker, he must love his beer to develop a gut like that!

Very interesting points delivered all the same. Tummies used as a canvas; a means of expression. Though interesting, it’s not flattering to the eye_the size of those bellies I mean.

Posted by Diana Ngila | Report as abusive

Okay so, where’s the “naval” reserve?

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