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I Keep Trying To Photograph My Girlfriend But She Won’t Let Me
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I Keep Trying To Photograph My Girlfriend But She Won’t Let Me

I love my girlfriend, and I’m a photographer, so I love to take pictures of my girlfriend, right? Problem is, she hates it when I do: whenever I raise my camera and point it to her, she finds a way to hide her face.

So here’s a series of me trying to get a good shot of my girlfriend. And failing at it.

More info: mikaeltheimer.com

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JuanCosgayon
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your photos say so much about your girl without seeing her full face, she has a beautiful smile, nice eyes, she loves food and coffee, she's quirky and creative, and she likes teasing you. Great photos

nis
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even without seeing the face, its a nice serie !

AmandaPlimmer
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Turn her into a bride and she might oblige

SamWilson
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what does that have to do with not wanting to be photographed?

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BeckyDorricott
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I they capture her fun personality better any 'standard' portrait anyway! :oD Talented Photographer!!

Maamuu
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful pics! Keep ambushing her, sooner or later you'll take her by surprise.

Egle Bitinaite
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But if she doesn't want her face in the photos, that would be a violation of her privacy

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Savdat02
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fact that her face is not visible in any of the pictures adds its own kind of special mysterious and playful effect and I think that tha

EvelynFick
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think u managed to photograph her plenty

DiverDriver
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ha reminds me of a mickey mouse cartoon where a PANDA wouldn't let him get a picture! Too cool!

galkinam22
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think she actually posed for these pictures

SheenaUmphreys
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are so fun! You could take small portions of each photo, the parts of her face that is visible, and compIle them into one image to make her face and see how accurate you could make it. She seems sweet and silly, from these photos.

MerrandahWhitcomb
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I actually really love this series, its very interesting.

PaulaBalmer
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love these photographs on so many levels

ElaineMcNay
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great photos! Love the one where she kicks the snow :-D

PaparazSea
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol....making lemonade out of lemons :)

Pobin Rice
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice very nice... a multiple of narratives. Personal and touching. Well done

Logomachine
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Haha thats nice, its sad that we dont see her pretty face but even without it this shots are amazing! Such life :)

Teresa W-S
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My very fav is the one where she "kicks' the snow...great shot!!!

Go Cha
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't take my eyes of you ...???? wonderful pictures

SugarBoxStudios
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So annoying! I really want to see what she looks like! :-)

AshaD'Souza
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

these are some of the cutest, funniest photos i have seen. your GF is marvellous and has a great sense of humour.

OiartzGueti
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even if you can't see her face, the pictures are amazing.

LuoQian
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lol, I can so relate to this girl. I thought I look so awkward posing in front of the camera, so i like to look away or cover myself with stuff when someone's trying to take a random shot of me.

Morna
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are some very intimate portraits here, it's clear that she's at ease being around you. I love it! Favorites: #1, 6, 7, 10, 11.

CesarGrossmann
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Se doesn't want to be a subject. "Everything for you is a subject that you frame, compose, shot and expose. I'm not everything. You won't put my head on the wall, I won't subject, I'm not your subject, you don't own me." Something like this, I think...

SandraLuz
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But she is a great model, anyway.

ThorstenKahlert
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice photos but I'm not buying the story behind it. These photos are too well framed and composed to be 'failures'. I guess, the photographer found a really effective way to promote himself. But the photos really are beautiful nonetheless.

Fur
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the first picture but can't explain why.. Gives me kind of the Gorillaz feeling

DianneGlasner
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Daughter of Wilson, neighbor to Tim "the tool man" Taylor, I presume.

DianneGlasner
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Daughter of Tim the Toolman Taylor's next door neighbor, Wilson!

AgnesSenecal
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

J'adore c'est superbe et même si elle se cache cela fait une belle série de photos! oh combien je la comprend :)

PastelUnicorn
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol, I am the exact same! I don't like photos

AshTorosian
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's me when my friends try to take pictures of me XD

JoannaWagner
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some people, like me, hate having their picture taken. Why force the issue?

IrmarieRodriguez
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is what I do to my sister every time she tries to take pictures of me. :)

MohammadTavajjoh
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She's a girl to fall in love with !

Paul
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great stuff! Loved it all.

Arjan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She must be in the witness protection program.

stanleyscout
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Refreshing to see someone not wanting attention!

IoanaKnott
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome pictures, but they look really good composed, not just someone trying to dodge the camera. Good for her for making it? Still looks cool :D

SandyGambrell-Welter
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love that girl. You are going to find a lot of joy looking at those pictures throughout your life.

TJOctober
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminiscent, of the Photographer Follows Wife Around the World Series https://www.boredpanda.com/photographer-follows-his-girlfriend-around-the-world-murad-osmann/

JoaWarndorff
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amusing in a sweet, aesthetic, and pretty cool series :) There's a museum in the Netherlands (MOTI - Museum Of The Image) that keeps an online exhibition called Image Hunters, which is dedicated to just these kinds of series (there's some really awesome ones among them too). If you REALLY want to piss of your girlfriend, I suspect they might be interested :P and how many guys can say they love their girlfriend so much they put her in a museum? (idea is explained here: https://beeldjagers.org/about-image-hunter/?lang=en)

MiaMissTake
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good that there are at least a few people who are not so in love with pictures of themselves. And maybe she knew you would post them on the internet, so it was smart of her not letting you take pics of her

MiaMissTake
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good that there are at least a few people who are not so in love with pictures of themselves. And maybe she knew you would post them on the internet, so it was smart of her not letting you take pics of her ;)

Michellequehl
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a cutie I think it was a great way to complement her I love the gallery

KTTrondsen
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really enjoyed this, very cute actually not being able to see her face

Weezy
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your girlfriend is wonderfully hilarious. Great photos, great muse. Very cool.

Weezy
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your girlfriend is wonderfully hilarious. Great photos, great muse. Too cute.

AnaRitaMartins
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love to see more photographs of this heartwarming series :)

MargaritaMavromichalis
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think she did you a favor!!! Some of these images are really great, keep shooting her! great series.

MargaritaMavromichalis
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think she did you a favor!!! Some of these images are really great, keep shooting her !!! :-)

MunizaTariq
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think these are carefully posed for photographs and there's nothing spontaneous about them. Some people are so simple they'll eat whatever is fed to them!

Rogue
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So friggin what? they are still great. Don't be such a sourpuss.

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ProkritiRoy
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

who'd want to be photographed if this is the result! Wnderful...

LauraCanfield
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She herself can not fully appreciate the beauty you see in her.But the rest of us can, it's not that she does not feel beautiful it's just she is not the shove it in your face kind of girl. I love these photos I think she handled your attempts to capture her perfectly in her own way.

Rism
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hahahaha cute couple

RainbowMeg
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Adorable!! The snow one is my favorite! :)

PaulinaSkoneczna
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The one with the cat is great. She's got beautiful eye :-)

TimFéchier
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

could you tell us what camera/equipement do you use??

lilmissl
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this so much. Sweet!

AnieSienkiewicz
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am fascinated by this French vegan cookbook she's holding. :)

CristinaPoncea
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I never liked to be photographed,I can totally relate to her.

AlejandraDeOlivera
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The pics came out surprisingly GOOD! Spontaneous, you know? And her hiding her face is interesting.

AnitaSwain
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

good pics.. but i think some of them are posed and shes actually letting U.. i mean who walks in a bathroom with a camera when someone is taking a bath ??

LukaSoare
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

me and my boyfriend walk in on each other in the bathroom all the time, it's not odd at all :P

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Aine
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bonjour à un autre québécois! :D

Ambuchieku Romero
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well... she's probably shy... it's kinda awkward coz u know his a photographer...meaning he has a queer eye for his subjects. Being his subject u have that pressure that the photos should look good. And she don't like that... She'd rather do crazy stunts. ????

hhjones43
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, she has nice legs....

Korrigan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just curious... So she's a vegan wearing leather boots ?

LauraBeth
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If she actually hates it, stop!! It's cruel and abusive to disrespect someone's boundaries.

SheenaUmphreys
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Judging by her expressions in these photos she doesn't appear to feel abused or disrespected.

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GeorgiaBarnard
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If she doesn't want to be photographed, you should respect that. Your photos are beautiful but find a willing subject. You should not be getting praise for disregarding your partner's wishes.

Kira
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I see your point but I think she is also kidding around too. Plus her face isn't really in any of them.

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Will0007
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Guess you can dump any kind of photos on here.

brucewestfall
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I call bogus. My wife HATES being photographed, but nothing so pitiful as this. My vote : Fake. If I am wrong, my sincere apologies, sir.

ValerieLessard
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"i keep trying to photograph my girlfriend but she won't let me.."...then don't

grotesk
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Are you really her boyfriend? Are you a stalker?

grotesk
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Are your really her boyfriend? Are you a stalker?

KateFavor
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd sure hate it if somebody tried photographing me all the time, especially if I didn't want them to. Whatever happened to privacy?

TemourHusban
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

am pretty sure that each girl who commented the same is single with her attitude, she's having fun, he sees how beautiful she is while she does not... i hope your kind stays always away from good guys, you ruin people with your negativity.

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TinyDynamine
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm surprised she hasn't left you yet. If she doesn't like it, leave her in peace.

CherylFontaine
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So stop trying, take a picture of someone else's girlfriend.

MilenaPurple
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If she hates it so much you shuld leave her alone, it´s called free will, people own their right to their own face, love means also respect. I at least you asked her if she can be published.

RobynScott
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So stop doing it if she doesn't want to be photographed. If you loved her you wouldn't keep imposing your wants on her despite her telling you she doesn't want this. Just swap the words "camera" and "photographing" for "penis" and "fucking"..........

AnyaSimon
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Are you comparing taking photos to rape?

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BarbaraEmanuele
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If someone doesn't want to be photographed, you must respect that. Someday she may change her mind, but until then, leave her alone.

IreneMcIver
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's obviously a sort of game between them. If she were seriously trying to avoid being photographed the photos would be very different! I have a handsome son who usually pulls silly faces to tease me when I point my camera at him. When he actually wanted a decent photo of himself for something serious, I didn't have any suitable ones so he had to pose for a new one.

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