Oh, we notice makeup. And as a photographer of women for about 15 years I've learned a few things about makeup and wardrobe. I remember being on the elevator with a young woman years ago. My head was down, as this is what a person who is on their own (not with a friend) does when in that situation. I noticed her shoes and said, "Those are really great Mary Janes." She looked a little shocked at first then said with a laugh, "I'm surprised that you even know what Mary Janes are! Are you a shoe salesman?"
I find it interesting that people that do any form of Art have an eye for detail and that they are more observint of their suroundings. You can give ten people a camera and let them al take pictures in the same suroundings, but the Artist will be the one that can find the moment or just the right object to capture, I admire that. I love photography and one day when I am all grown up and have the time would love to do a cours in photography. I for one found this post very interesting and refreshing
I have a theory that if you hypersexualize anything enough, you can get a man to want to have sex with it. The eroticization of transgender persons comes to mind, as does children-- as a matter of fact, I have to wonder how many convicted pedophiles aren't actually wired to be pedophiles but are wired to want to have sex with anything that has makeup and a sexy pose. Even this:
This is an animated anthropomorphic zebra. The Hyena-swine in me looks intently, but the Sayer of the Law in me kicks down the door and cries "Not to go on all fours, that is the law! Are we not men?!"