Swine Flu - The look of the season

published in: Photography By Apostolos Mitsios, 16 November 2009

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photo © Brett Arthur

Miss Piggy is not the one to blame for the new strain of swine origin H1N1 virus but, as an ultimate style icon, she will always be a source of inspiration.  That’s what American photographer Brett Arthur thought and gathered some friends at home in order to explore the animal inside them and make some ironic portraits of Influenza A virus.  We don’t know if this is the look of the season, but it could perfectly be a part of a campaign to raise awareness of the virus.  And that’s because, with no intension to trivialize something as important as the flu pandemic, we at Yatzer definitely think that a little bit of humor can be the prefect antidote to mass media hysteria. Fear is the most contagious thing after all and this is the last thing that we would like to happen. No need to cry then piggy lovers, just wear your best smile and, taking the necessary precautions, go out at the streets!

photo © Brett Arthur

photo © Brett Arthur

photo © Brett Arthur

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    Elena | 2009-11-16 13:02:39

    I agree that humor is a very efficient way of coping with our problems and we also gain time in order to elaborate better on them. Nevertheless, I think that the picture would be more complete if the pigtails were added too! (aren't they cute?!)

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    Simon P. | 2010-04-08 21:11:21

    Very cute and funny noses I think. We should be all happy that swine flu virus has almost finished. Well, this dangerous virus has affected so many people and has spread in all over the world. Luckily, numbers of the H1N1 flu have decreased nationwide, but it hasn’t disappeared. I have read that local health departments don’t know what to expect this spring, and they say people shouldn’t drop their guards. For this reason I try to avoid to go to the public places and sometimes use swine flu masks. Anyway thanks a lot for the great stuff and I will be waiting for more great news from you in the future. Regards, Simon Patton

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