“Don’t get mad.. It’s just a postmodern thing.. “

June 30th, 2008 by Rebekka in Uncategorized

Ok.. so i get a fair bit of mail, thru my website and flickr.. most of it nice people telling me they appreciate what i’m doing w my camera, which i always appreciate hearing, but once in a while, i get stupid mail. The title of this post is taken from one such flickr mail i got this weekend, which went something like this:

“hey.. rebekka. I was wondering, if i sent you a nude picture of myself, would you send me one of yourself? Don’t get mad, it’s just a post-modern thing. ”

Yeah. Suppose throwing around some artsy phrases struck this person as a sure-fire way to get me naked and posing , for his viewing pleasure.. Maybe i should write him back and tell him he’s getting his genres confused, and that nude-picture swapping is more akin to neoclassicism. (altho it’s not, i’m just making that up) .  Just to get him thinking.  Maybe he’d end up at the library browsing thru art-history tomes, and would learn something useful, or at best,  learn some new phrases to toss around at parties.

But hey, can’t blame a guy for trying i guess.  ;)

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this is f*** brilliant…

love this plot – gonna use this for sure!


I think a good general rule (one this clown forgot) for internet communications is that if you wouldn’t ask it in person, don’t ask it via electronic means either.

You could do what I do when someone asks for a naked pic, do a little Googling and find yourself the most awful naked pic you can and send them that.

The web is full of nudity and porn and someone has to go asking for pictures? What the hell? And I think a lot of people misunderstand the difference between art and exploitative nudity.

I’d have sent him a baby picture of myself, then I’d take the picture he sent to me and make something embarassing and artsy out of it. Nothing too crazy, of course, just a postmodern thing.


ReindeerMan wrote on July 14th, 2008

A friend of mine is telling me you’re hot. Shall I believe him?

– The Reindeer Man

JoshuaCreative wrote on July 13th, 2010

I think you should reply with a craftily structured “Maybe” and have him send his photo first. Not because you want to see him, or care, or any other sane reason…

…simply because you can.

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