It is a well known fact that if you have the talent for musical instrument, particularly piano, you’d be able to impress girls. Or at least, that’s what I believe to be so. I insist piano is the key to “seducing women,” or just about any human being and I may be right about this – thanks to the countless viral YouTube videos pertaining to piano playing person. While having this notion ingrained in me, I never knew, nor believe a man could “seduce women,” let alone impress any with his skills in hitting the shutter. But that never stop one person by the name of Goldmund from writing a book relating to this topic which he (or was it a she?) inappropriately titled An Introduction to Camera Game: How to Seduce Women Through Photography (Robert Brown, ASIN B00WLA6VD2).
Yep. That’s exactly the title of the 90-page book published by publisher Robert Brown which, btw, is a publisher which I have never in my life heard of. The book was originally published in 2015, but because of its title and possibly the ‘dangerous’ sexist content, it have never ceased to receive the flak from the Internet. But really, what is the book exactly about, you ask? Well, here’s the official description as posted on Amazon:
“Photography is an art that is as enriching as it is seductive. It can open up new ways of looking at the world, train you to become more social, and create opportunities to meet an endless amount of attractive women. This guide will: Suggest the proper equipment needed to get started. Teach you techniques to become proficient using a camera. Explain different ‘projects’ that will make it easy for you to approach girls on the street and get them excited to be involved in your photos. Include tips on how to easily set up dates and seduce the women you meet. And much more… If you are interested at all in photography and meeting women, An Introduction to Camera Game is the best place to get started.”
As you can see, it is not even remotely appropriate to the revered art of photography, more so when there have been countless reports of sexism and sexual abuses in the world of photography. Seriously, what went through the head of this Goldmund is beyond us. Anyways, with the title and the description, it is of little surprise that it engaged the Internet which results in the book getting a 1.5 star out 5 star rating on Amazon. But I am not going to have a full on judgement here until I have read the book (which I am not going to, btw). I am giving this Goldmund a benefit of the doubt that he/she harbor not ill intentions. Perhaps, it is just some cheesy, taste-less humor with respect photography and stab at the numerous scandals this has embroiled in.
Having said that, normally I would leverage on Amazon to supplement the income of this blog, but for this once, I am not going to. But for the record, I am not going to all PC and make myself look like the white knight here. I simply don’t have the wish to infuriate anyone further.
Image and screen grab: Amazon.