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The Milk Bath Portrait and How it Changed Everything

Posted On: Jun 11, 2018   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

The Milk Bath Portrait and How it Changed Everything

Through his most famous character's lips, Arthur Conan Doyle once lamented “There is nothing new under the sun.” But he was wrong. Because I recently saw a photograph that was so utterly unique and awe-inspiring that it instantly froze the Lucky Charms-laden spoon that had been traveling toward my waiting craw. I'd just seen my first milk bath portrait, and never again would I be the same.
A quick Google search brought me to a promised land of photographic delight ; milk bath portraits stretched as far as the eye could see. Babies in milk baths. Women in milk baths. Hairy-chested men in milk baths. Everywhere, it seemed, people were laying in milk.
None of this was weird at all.
I scrambled for my phone and smashed the Instagram icon. Yes. Here too, in this most hallowed ground of high concept photography, this gallery of true art, did I find them. Milk bath photos. Entire hashtags devoted to the milkiest of baths. Tears welled in my eyes and, with a fluttering of lashes, a single...

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