Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Time to Take 1,000 Pictures

Young superstar Ariana Grande has earned the "diva" label lately for her session with a professional photographer.



This beautiful young girl has a well-publicized fixation with her left side, reportedly refusing to ever be photographed from her right side. Why? Possibly because her right side doesn't have a dimple.




Her left side does.



But the problem isn't the fact that she demands photographers only photograph one side of her face. The problem is that she reportedly made a scene during a photo session, repeatedly asking to see every picture that had been taken. After a while, she supposedly asked to change clothes and demanded all the photos he'd taken be erased. He refused and walked out. One of her people chased him down, insisting the photographer delete those photos.



The singer/former Nickelodeon star denied the incident, but I believe it. If you have been around a young girl recently, you'll believe it, too. Just agree to take a young girl's photo and you'll go through exactly what Ariana Grande's photographer went through.



You snap a picture. They ask to see it. They tell you to erase it and take another one. This can go on for hours unless you put a stop to it. Ariana Grande is simply the product of a "duck face" generation. A generation that knows exactly how to stand to make themselves look as skinny as possible. A Facebook friend called it the "butterfly pose." The arms are the wings...



This generation has learned to control their photos. But professional photographers aren't proud, patient moms or friends. They are in charge of the photo session. So unless Ariana wants to learn how to take professional selfies...



She is likely going to have to grow up and let her picture be taken like a real celebrity.



What do you think of the way girls take pictures today?

43 comments:

  1. I don't know who she is, but she sounds like a typical star, rather than an artist.

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  2. Didn't know that was happening, but I believe it. Think that goes back to kids being too obsessed with how they look. And the dangers of instant gratification. We didn't get to see our photos until the film came back, sometimes months later.

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  3. I had never heard of her till BB16. She seems super annoying, for sure! I often see the butterfly pose and duck face on FB. It's sad that girls waste so much time and energy on this nonsense.

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  4. I think it is insane how pictures are taken just like that and deleted. For me I have loved it but I also have to stop being so picky or I could find problems with all pictures...

    If you are going to be a celebrity, you will have to learn to accept any and all pictures... I don't want to be famous... xox

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  5. Silly girl . . . . maybe she will grow up one day. . . .although the dimple does look nice . . . cheers ~ Eddie :)

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  6. wow yes it's a lot. I think it's quite silly but well, only my opinion.

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  7. Bijoux--That's how I heard of her. Frankie Grande. Frankie's had some diva-like behavior himself. Supposedly when they went to the NFL game, he was ordering people to bring him coffee and he told everyone in the house he can't wait to get back to a hotel so someone will clean up after him. (They have staff at home who cooks and cleans for them.) Some people never really appreciate what they have--they just grow to expect that the world is here to wait on them.

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  8. I had never heard of this arrogant little girl before but dimple or not, I think she has a low self esteem of herself.

    If she only knew how ridiculous those duck face are she would opt to have her other side photographed instead. She live in a perpetual unfreedom by being so obsessed with only showing what she perceive to be her good side.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  9. First I even heard of her. All left sided photos sounds like it be a pain in the butt for any photographer. No one, if they still do, will want to even work with such a diva.

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  10. the decade we now live in is probably the worst decade ever in history - the immorality, the superficiality, the loss of all human values.... it is just horrible. 99% of today's music stars need a good slap...

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  11. Those Pictures ARE Beautiful. It’s amazing with the everyday ho hum, that if we open our eyes and explore, we’ll see such beauty.
    Thanks so much for sharing
    From Harry

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  12. For those who are interested, this is Ariana's hit song...was on the radio all summer. Note in the video, she's almost always shot from the left!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS1g8G_njx8

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  13. she's a cutie and knows how to work it. i'm glad i'm not famous in any way.

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  14. I've noticed all children love to see their picture. My daughter likes me to take pictures and then look at them, giggle, and take some more. I don't think the culture matters either, because when I was in the Dominican Republic, working with the kids at the orphanage, the thing they loved the most of was Polaroid camera I'd taken. And those kids were definitely not used to instant gratification.

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  15. Ridiculous. I see it all the time with the kids I teach at school. They are self-obsessed, and there is far too much emphasis put on the outward appearance when their inner beings are what need the work!

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  16. She's let fame go to her head, she'll most likely be the next Lindsey Lohan if she's not careful.

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  17. Never heard of her either. I don't like that poofy mouth thing she does. She wears too much makeup too. Okay, don't ask me because I'm in my 60s and what do I know about today's fashion.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  18. Sandee--That's called "Duck Face." It's something all the youngsters do while snapping selfies of themselves. I think it's supposed to show that they aren't taking themselves too seriously but I think they'll regret it someday when they realize hundreds of pictures of them doing that craziness are still floating around out there...

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  19. Having been brought up in the belief that beauty is skin deep it saddens me to think that under what many see as perfect packaging lurks a not so pretty individual.

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  20. Interesting that they can be that protective of how they're photographed, but spread all kinds of personal information on social media. Guess I don't get it, but that's because I'm old and don't have to.

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  21. Teenage girls and their selfies are SO annoying. I'm over it.

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  22. I have no idea who that child is, but she'd better get over herself.

    Love,
    Janie

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  23. This is so so sad. Our society is so focused on appearances...what an unhealthy message this sends!

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  24. Is she one of the idiots who took nudie shots and now they were "leaked"? I'd ask her if she ever heard of Claudette Colbert-lol-probably not:) She is an old actress who only wanted to be photographed on the one side and she would paint her one side of her face green to make sure it was done. Elizabeth Taylor was shooting in Russia once (I think Russia) and had to have a certain meal every day but it had to come from California. Cost thousands to be shipped-stars! I would ask her if she ever heard of them and she will say NO. At which point I would tell her "welcome to celebrity". I am sick of these poses. The one leg out, hand on the hips, give a slight pout then mosey all about:)I miss Cher and the 70's outfits when some were really bad and they didn't stand all the same. When is plastic, anorexic, vapid head, attention-seeking, botoxed Barbie coming out-hand on hip of course:)

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  25. The Selfie phenomenon is QUITE ANNOYING...
    I remember a time when the camera had a 'spool' and the 'negatives' still had to be developed in a dark room at the photo lab.
    Deleting photos? You had to wait until you picked up the photos from the shop and then had a look at the entire batch - the good, the bad & the ugly! LOL

    And ditto C.Lee's comment: "...they can be that protective of how they're photographed, but spread all kinds of personal information on social media."
    Go figure!

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  26. What an annoying, self-obsessed little creature!

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  27. Sigh. I recently read that the French call selfies 'braggies'. Which they are. Perhaps she will learn...

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  28. Amazing how instant gratification of seeing the picture right away has turned into instant horrific diva. I don't get the insanity or obsession with selfies. However after being pregnant with twins, I'm about to go look up that butterfly pose, like right now. Family pics and all LOL.

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  29. I barely recognized the name, but whoever she is, she'd better save her money. The day will come when photographers won't want any pictures of her.

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  30. I hate being photographed so I don't get it. lol I've never taken a selfie and I don't think about poses when I am in a picture. I'd never survive in Hollywood. ;)

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  31. I think she needs to conform to what the photographers want in the line of pictures if she wants to continue working. While I don't like getting my picture taken, I would never treat a photographer the way she was treating that one.

    betty

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  32. The only reason I know who she is, is because of watching Big Brother. I can't stand her music and it doesn't surprise me at all about the attitude after seeing her brother's awful attitude on the show.

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  33. I think we live in a selfie obsessed society. Like, seriously. People are so worried about their image that they spend more time perfecting their photos than actually thinking about their future! And if this is true about Ariana Grande, then no matter how talented she is, she won't last long in her industry.

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  34. Sigh... Celebrity. They think it makes them something special. And the people around them perpetuate the myth. When I see stuff like this, it makes me think, "The French Revolution happened for a reason..."

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  35. Why am I not surprised to read this? And my lord- selfies! One of the main reasons Facebook drives me nuts...

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  36. I'm tired of selfies. On Instagram I've unfollowed several people who post several selfies every hour. One girl went crazy posting over a hundred a day, flooding my feed.

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  37. I think there's too much interest in oneself these days among young people; how one looks, what one has, and so on. This kind of attitude is so silly that it's becoming so annoying.

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  38. We have some young ladies in our family who I don't get to see in person very often, but I can see them on social media. The "duck face" drives me up the wall. It is so annoying, and frankly, if you're worried about how you look - that ain't getting it, sisters.

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  40. I am sad to read this...I loved her character Kat on Victorious. My daughter and I would laugh about how silly she was. I like her music too. I wish she would be bit more modest, but I guess that's not the way of the superstar world. My girl is not selfie obsessed, thank goodness. It will be fun to notice the left-side thing as we watch Ariana - because I don't think she is going anywhere anytime soon. Maybe this will serve as a wake up call that she'd better behave and stop acting like such a diva!

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  41. As a teacher of 8th grade, 12-13 year old girls, I can definitely believe this! I've never heard of going to such extreme lengths for random, fun pictures, but would feel confident asking any of my female students what is the best pose for looking thinner, or which "side" of mine is best, or whatever. And they'd tell me, oh man!

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  42. wow I can't tell you how much I love this post! I'm sort of fascinated with celebs and their behavior and I too believe this story. But you're completely right--teens (and hell, even me) are so used to snapping a photo and deleting it. I hate having my picture taken and will take a hundred before settling on one or two I'm semi-happy with...yet when I read this story the other day on some gossip site all I kept thinking of was "what a brat"...I think you're right-- Teens-turned-stars need to learn photographers have a job to do. It's not selfie session hour. It's time to be professional.

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