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Portraits of sleeping parents-to-be capture the most unguarded, intimate moments
The Daily Mail ^ | 24 September 2013 | DENI KIRKOVA

Posted on 09/24/2013 4:30:03 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

One photographer has captured her pregnant friends - and complete strangers - asleep in their homes for 'Waiting', a project exploring growing families. 'A couple of years ago, I suddenly noticed that almost all my friends were about to become mothers and father,' says Jana Romanova, 29, from St Petersburg, Russia. 'I wasn't really ready for this unexpected change in my life, because I couldn't imagine it without spontaneous travels and night talks about our amazing future,' she explains. Jana decided documenting the process might help her make sense of it.

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1 posted on 09/24/2013 4:30:03 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

creepy


2 posted on 09/24/2013 4:31:48 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: MinorityRepublican

Little too much skin for me, but I love the one of the couple on the twin bed. I knew a couple that slept that way for some 10+ years. They’ve been married well over 30 years by now; maybe they still do.


3 posted on 09/24/2013 4:34:50 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Weird, just weird. And what’s with the ladies and their teddy bears?


4 posted on 09/24/2013 4:37:43 PM PDT by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: mlizzy

I was expecting them to throw in the token “gay” couple. But then I saw that these were Russians, which explains why there aren’t any.....They kinda frown on that kind of stuff.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 4:37:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

Yep, there are some pictures that should not be taken...this is but a half dozen of those.


6 posted on 09/24/2013 4:39:33 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Does anyone else detect some narcissist thought here? This girl is noticing that many of her female friends are going to be mothers. She is unprepared for this change in her life. The change is not that she herself is becoming a mother, but that her friends being mothers will put an end to carefree single young adult late night time together with her friends.

And she wants to take photos to document this, and to make sense out of all of it.

A process which has been going on from the beginning of time, namely marriage and starting families, has thrown this girl off balance. She really has no understanding of any of this??? I am really confused at her reaction to the disruption in her life caused by her friends becoming mothers.


7 posted on 09/24/2013 4:44:23 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: MinorityRepublican

I live in California and it’s nice to see one man, one woman and no gays!


8 posted on 09/24/2013 4:45:46 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: MinorityRepublican

I don’t see anything artistic about the majority of these photos. In most you cannot even tell the woman is pregnant. And, they’re a bunch of slobs for the most part.


9 posted on 09/24/2013 4:45:54 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: GeronL

I don’t know what’s creepier...that a photographer would shoot these, or that people would pose for them. (Or that there are people who would look at them and declare them “art.”)


10 posted on 09/24/2013 4:46:56 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: dfwgator

-lol-, that’s true... :)


11 posted on 09/24/2013 4:47:31 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Looks like those beds are all either 1) mattresses on the floor, pull-out sofa beds, or twin beds.

And rather than dedicated bedrooms, the beds all look like they are in a general room such as a living room.


12 posted on 09/24/2013 4:47:55 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cyber Liberty

I agree


13 posted on 09/24/2013 4:48:37 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: informavoracious

They’re not slobs, just Russian.


14 posted on 09/24/2013 4:48:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ouderkirk

They probably get much worse


15 posted on 09/24/2013 4:50:06 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: MinorityRepublican

Are there no Queen or King size beds in the UK?


16 posted on 09/24/2013 4:56:19 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: 9YearLurker

The lousy conditions are part of what happens when one lives in a communist country I suppose. No money for a decent place. The messiness may also be another aspect of it in some cases, ingrained in your mind is the thought that “the government will take care of it”. What I find interesting is that amidst the poor conditions, they still are bringing a child into the world. (Just like people do all around the world, and in worse conditions than this.) And in doing so, they say “I have hope.”

That, or they’re just stupid.


17 posted on 09/24/2013 4:56:55 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Don’t people want to keep anything private anymore?


18 posted on 09/24/2013 4:57:19 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Dudesky! Beware of the midnight thumb!


19 posted on 09/24/2013 4:57:48 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: MinorityRepublican

Intimate moments???

I don’t get it. It’s pictures of a bunch of people sleeping.


20 posted on 09/24/2013 5:02:21 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: GeronL

I suspect, not half as creepy as documenting the bed habits of the Democrats.


21 posted on 09/24/2013 5:04:16 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Hardraade

That would be more sick than creepy


22 posted on 09/24/2013 5:05:59 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 21twelve

The kiddos will also be blessed with both mother and father.


23 posted on 09/24/2013 5:17:17 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: MinorityRepublican
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"Citizen, there's enough room in this flat for three families!"
Depressing. I see living quarters in the former Soviet Union are about the same as they were...in the Soviet Union. Lot of Sovs sleeping on day beds in "multipurpose rooms" these days. ;
24 posted on 09/24/2013 5:18:56 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Post of the thread. Spot-on analysis, Dilbert.


25 posted on 09/24/2013 5:19:11 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: PGR88

It’s Russia. They got rid of their Kings & Queens in 1917. *rimshot*


26 posted on 09/24/2013 5:25:08 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: 21twelve; PGR88

Being Russia, the apartments/homes are typically much smaller so I think the messiness of the rooms and smallness of the beds are due to no space.


27 posted on 09/24/2013 5:31:17 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: 9YearLurker
From the interwebs:

“In August, the birth rate in Russia reached the highest monthly level since the demographic programme started to be implemented, Minister of Labour and Social Security Maxim Topilin said.”

Too bad it has to have a “programme” to accomplish it. Although I read where after Gorbachev their were large leaps in alcoholism reform, so I suppose that may play a part as well.

28 posted on 09/24/2013 5:51:01 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: GeronL

I think Obamacare just got an idea for a new intitiative........


29 posted on 09/24/2013 6:00:07 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: informavoracious

I suspect you’re missing the point...


30 posted on 09/24/2013 6:06:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (<P>Money flows to Washingto Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I guess I should stop complaining about my king-size bed being too small.

I’m 5’18” (6’6” for those in rio linda)


31 posted on 09/24/2013 6:08:55 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: blackdog

yuck


32 posted on 09/24/2013 6:22:42 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GOPJ

And the point is?


33 posted on 09/24/2013 6:23:07 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

My husband would probably refuse to sleep in a bed with most of those sheet patterns. What about just plain single tone or tone on tone sheets or a simple stripe?


34 posted on 09/24/2013 6:58:42 PM PDT by randita
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To: informavoracious
European young people aren't having enough children to keep their cultures alive... it's a form of cultural suicide. Putin's trying to reverse that trend... the pictures tell that story also...

In two hundred years there won't be enough people speaking German to maintain the German language.

What was once the most natural thing in the world - young people falling in love and having children - is now an oddity. That's the story of the pictures...

And yeah, the pictures aren't 'artistic'... in the classic sense.

35 posted on 09/24/2013 7:55:50 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: GOPJ

You make very good points. New life is to be celebrated. Blessings to them all.


36 posted on 09/24/2013 11:15:33 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’m with you. What is there to make sense of, and how do pictures of sleeping people help her make sense of the fact that her friends are going to be parents?


37 posted on 09/25/2013 12:25:43 PM PDT by radiohead
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To: radiohead

Thanks for seeing my point. I see yours too. How do unflattering photos of people sleeping give any insight into marriage and family life? This whole subject is too strange.

I guess you have to be childless, and want to always be childless, to have this lack of understanding about the fact that people get married and have families.


38 posted on 09/25/2013 12:37:27 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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