Top 200 Photos: #143

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photo #143 is:
Day Two Hundred Ten:  Lust

Nearly everyone who does a 365 photo project ends up doing an interpretation of the Seven Deadly Sins. It tends to be really fun to figure out how to depict it. Most people never do the Seven Virtues. This was my depiction of Lust. I want to include here the text I have on the description on flickr.

“You’re so in love you could do some crazy stuff;
You’re so in lust that too much just ain’t enough;
You’re so insane that they might lock you up;
But, hey, you’re in luck ’cause it’s mad, mad love” – Mad Love by Sertab Erener and Demir Demirkan on Painted on Water

“Lust or lechery, is usually thought of as excessive thoughts or desires of a sexual nature. Aristotle’s criterion was excessive love of others, which therefore rendered love and devotion to God as secondary.

Giving in to lusts can lead to sexual or sociological compulsions and/or transgressions including (but not limited to) sexual addiction, fornication, adultery, bestiality, rape, perversion, and incest.” – from Wikipedia article on Seven Deadly Sins

It took a lot of photos and concepts to get to this photo for lust. Some were more PG and some were more R. It was hard to find a photo that held the right sense of lust without being something we’d be embarrassed to have other people see. Those of you who post photos naked or nearly naked – props to you for your courage.

Anyway, special thanks to Danielle for putting up with all the ideas and wardrobe changes and for helping me refine my ideas on this photo. Just one more to go on the 7 Deadly Sins.

Author: Eric Mesa

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