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Milk: it does a body good
October 8, 2013 12:06 PM   Subscribe

Do you like classic pin-up girls? Do you like milk? London based photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz put the two together in these mind-boggling high speed photos featuring dresses made of milk.
posted by jess (38 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
no, i do not like milk. well, hold on a minute... i now like milk.
posted by rude.boy at 12:24 PM on October 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


I cannot even begin to comprehend even the simple physics that went into making those splash patterns.
posted by jess at 12:26 PM on October 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


unghh
posted by Teakettle at 12:30 PM on October 8, 2013


I have a VERY hard time believing photoshopping was not involved. Especially on the girl with the shorts. How may thousands of times would they have to be drenched for the one perfect shot (and no bucket in the shot)? Skeptical.
posted by EnterTheStory at 12:39 PM on October 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


Not thousands, hundreds - From TFA: "While none of the milk is illustrated, it is created from layering splashes from hundreds of individual photographs."

Better pictures at the artist's page NSFW
posted by achrise at 12:46 PM on October 8, 2013 [9 favorites]


milk of human behindness
posted by orme at 1:04 PM on October 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


Thank you, Metafilter. I have finally found my fetish.
posted by SPrintF at 1:06 PM on October 8, 2013 [7 favorites]


need a new label: NSFLI (Not Safe For Lactose Intolerant)
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:15 PM on October 8, 2013


I have a VERY hard time believing photoshopping was not involved.

Well, I think you're right, but it doesn't say otherwise. It says none of the milk was illustrated. I suspect that, if nothing else, photoshop must be used to correct for minute changes in the model's position between all the different individual photos. It's probably also used to blend the images of milk, but I'm not as sure of that.

Still, very striking!
posted by Edgewise at 1:17 PM on October 8, 2013


This is a fascinating effect that I find completely revolting.
posted by poe at 1:18 PM on October 8, 2013 [20 favorites]


While none of the milk is illustrated, it is created from layering splashes from hundreds of individual photographs.

Somewhere, a herd of cows who can talk are saying, "We were working all year for that?"
posted by XMLicious at 1:29 PM on October 8, 2013 [9 favorites]


This is some kind of violation of Rule 34, but I can't quite figure out the details.
posted by odinsdream at 1:31 PM on October 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Those models look cold.
posted by gingerest at 1:37 PM on October 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


"Do you like classic pin-up girls?"

Yes. Sadly, these girls are not classic. They are too thin and too tall.

Really... they could all use some milk.
posted by markkraft at 1:53 PM on October 8, 2013 [7 favorites]


Yes. Sadly, these girls are not classic. They are too thin and too tall.

I dunno, they do look a lot like the original Vargas pin-ups. A lot of those trended towards unnaturally tall and leggy.
posted by Edgewise at 2:01 PM on October 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Technically amazing, but it does bother me when such an effect is used... and then used again and again and again - the novelty is lost very quickly. This guy clearly loves throwing milk on naked girls.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 2:25 PM on October 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


From a technical standpoint color me impressed. Very awesome.
posted by stubbehtail at 2:34 PM on October 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hot lights and lots of milk...all I can think is that the smell must have been revolting.
posted by kewb at 2:46 PM on October 8, 2013 [14 favorites]


it does bother me when such an effect is used... and then used again and again and again

pun about 'milking it'
posted by resurrexit at 2:52 PM on October 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dat acidophilus.
posted by ShutterBun at 3:32 PM on October 8, 2013 [10 favorites]


I was sitting at the keyboard for a while trying to think of something snarky or punny to say about this, but, honestly, I just think it's freaking cool. You go, Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz! Well done, that man!
posted by bluejayway at 3:33 PM on October 8, 2013


wow
posted by grubi at 3:34 PM on October 8, 2013


You didn't warn me I would not be safe for work. (Pardon me while I place my fedora over my crotch.)
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 3:42 PM on October 8, 2013


Cool idea and technique, models not really pinuppy enough.
posted by signal at 3:49 PM on October 8, 2013


Goodness me, soft-porny photographers really are being stretched to come up with something new, aren't they? I suppose props are in order because there doesn't seem to be a single photo of man in any of the porny shots, even on his website, but I can't help thinking people would be less rhapsodic if it was just the regular, old-fashioned, air-brushy soft porn that dominates 500px et al - which, technical work aside, is all this really is. Not a lot of artistic merit there, I feel.
posted by smoke at 3:54 PM on October 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


You know what would go really well with milk? Celery.
posted by user92371 at 3:56 PM on October 8, 2013 [16 favorites]


Just...no. I don't care how special the technique is - this is entirely unnecessary on so many levels.
posted by freya_lamb at 3:57 PM on October 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


user92371, it's just cruel to post that without the link.
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard at 4:24 PM on October 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


XMLicious, cows work faster than that. Producing 7 to 10 times the milk that a calf would require.Over the last fifty years, dairy farming has become more intensive to increase the amount of milk produced by each cow. The Holstein-Friesian, the type of dairy cow most common in the UK, Europe and the USA has been bred to produce very high yields of milk. Around 22 litres per day is typical in the UK. The average yield in the US is even higher at over 30 litres per day. Milk production per cow has more than doubled in the past 40 years. If they were producing just enough to feed their calves, as nature intended, this would be about 3 or 4 litres a day.
posted by asok at 4:46 PM on October 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Source: http://www.ciwf.org.uk/farm_animals/cows/dairy_cows/default.aspx
posted by asok at 4:51 PM on October 8, 2013


This is some kind of violation of Rule 34, but I can't quite figure out the details.

I think you mean "supporting data point of", but it's definitely 34 related.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 7:11 PM on October 8, 2013


I will always love this Annie Liebowitz portrait of Whoopi Goldberg.
posted by carmicha at 8:42 PM on October 8, 2013


I will always love this Annie Liebowitz portrait of Whoopi Goldberg.

Looks like the artist was a fan of Jack Kirby's comics
posted by EnterTheStory at 9:40 PM on October 8, 2013


asok, I guess it depends on whether it's hundreds of photos to make a single image, or to make all of the images he's produced. If, say, it takes 200 photos to make one image, and each photo involves hurling one 4-liter bucket of milk at a model, then making ten photos requires 400 days' output from one American cow by your numbers - more than a year's worth, with herd sizes beginning at 5 cows according to the same page. In addition to the two galleries of photos available on his web site he's advertising "Premium 2-Days Milk Workshop" events - you can attend this weekend if you're in Switzerland! Doesn't say whether it's BYOM, though.

Possibly, the amount of milk a photographer can waste has also increased during the last 50 years.
posted by XMLicious at 9:46 PM on October 8, 2013


Photographer comes up with yet another way to objectify women. How lovely.

Commentors on Metafilter decide to mention how much better the models would be if only they conformed more closely to the commentor's particular ideal of feminine beauty. How delightful.

Objectification is not the best of the web.
posted by MexicanYenta at 11:49 PM on October 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


This man was weaned early.
posted by MuffinMan at 12:21 AM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Objectification is not the best of the web.

These photos are pretty great. I'm not sure objectifying women is really the point here, either. There are better ways to go about doing that. Ones that involve much less milk and photoshop. I don't think "naked" women instantly implies objectification.

Complaints the women are too skinny, on the other hand, are indeed stupid. And predictable. MetaFilter is often a parody of itself.
posted by chunking express at 7:08 AM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


This guy clearly loves throwing milk on naked girls.

Stop judging me.
posted by bongo_x at 12:12 PM on October 9, 2013


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