A Debate in One Sitting

Photographer Robert Nethery and art director Juliet Jernigan met this incredible girl the night before these pictures were taken. They shot her against projections of slides taken by Juliet’s dad, who was a sort of year book photographer for a tennis camp in Texas in the 1970′s. The results of their collaboration can be seen here. Click “Read More” for additional images.


  1. Posted May 11, 2010 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    I dunno. The nudity feels facile, self-indulgent, exploitative. With specks of the possessing and/or hints of the by-now antiquated & lecherous male-gaze. The side pose is blatant in this regard, done so we can appreciate and/or get off and or provide cattle-commentary on her perked nipples?

    There is no art-direction in plastering a woman up against a wall without any thought–pardon the redundancy–for “her thoughts,” “her individual feelings,” “her sensientness,” and how any or all of these can be or should be portrayed. In this condition, this woman “with thoughts” is objectified in a manner that cheapens and gimmicks the terrific idea of old tennis memories.

    I beg your pardon for the harshness.

  2. Gemma
    Posted May 22, 2010 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    I don’t think there is any art to this. Anyone can photograph a naked girl standing in a projection and I’ve seen it done a lot better and a lot more artistically.
    The girl is beautiful, the slide images are nice, the overall effect is bland.

  3. Dan Myers
    Posted May 24, 2010 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    This is nice, yet not nearly as creative as the concept could have been. The girl depicted here seems at least to be acting a bit sad as if she is reflecting on missing someone from the past such as a family member or memories of being younger. This almost looks like she was forced to do this shoot as a part of a sorority initiation, & she could definitely have shown some more excitement, emotion, & been more authoritative with her expressions.

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