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I had mentioned to nightmare somewhere earlier on, I believe that the "protect the model movement", is all due to a fantasy. This fantasy is emotional. I believe many photographers become emotionally attached ( I am making a very clear distinction between ATTACHED and not attracted ) to the model one way or another. Why? I don't think the why is that important and there are probably too many reasons why.
Photographers feel models in their pictures are perfect, and in fact, in their mind, models become perfect, models as in the person, and here lies the problem. The xmm is so beautiful, eyes so big, smiles so cute, so bubbly, so sweet ..... How can we, critics, dare to comment negatively on perfections.
From the standpoint of a photographer, or an artist, the model, once transferred in real life onto a picture, as Mattlock had so succinctly put, from 3 dimensional to 2 dimensional, the model ceased to become a person, with blood and feeling, but is merely an object. Do we have a problem criticizing an object? I don't think that is a problem at all.