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Wk 1 - Jodi Cobb

 Artist: Jodi Cobb  Country/Year: Japan 1995: Publication: Women Photographers at National Geographic Description: Sealed lips symbolise the enigmatic beauty of the Japanese geisha

Ive always been fascinated by Japanese culture.  I find it so delicate, intentional and thoughtful.  It is a country in which i would love to spend my time in soaking up all its traditions and history.  I love the contrasts and similarities that it has with my own culture by way of symbolic ritualisms, the respect for people and nature and the richness of history told though stories and songs. 

This photo instantly drew my attention because of the richness of the red lips.  The deep colour soaked into every curve of the lip reflects this idea of intention and thoughtfulness.  I think of an ideal or persona which the subject must play- the lipstick outline smaller fuller lips, portraying a picture of what is beautiful.

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