Sunday, September 6, 2009

Asparagus transformation

Anything this phallic is fraught with symbolic complications.

I used this for my post on Midnight Sun's blog for my Tipsy Tuesday column. The post was about the restorative power of asparagus extracts on hangovers.  Sam Sessa very cleverly gave the post the headline "The Asparagus Drip", you know, like an IV drip, plus it goes with the photo. I processed the photo to give it a kind of magical aura. The last thing I wanted to do was give any additional sexual nuance. Boring purple background becomes spectacular burst of energy in the process.

Consider what happens when I take the same photo and rotate it to give a more, urr, virile angle.  It's practically impossible to deal with a single spear of asparagus without it being sexual.  Example, that's just weird:

If you want to get even weirder here's another treatment:

It matters where you put the light flare.

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