A faultless image is considered a PICTURE PERFECT. Well defined photos (you named it!) or something (that you perfectly captured) which almost give the same comfort you felt when looking at the real things.
PIERCE BROSNAN & STEPHANIE ZIMBALIST
PIERCE BROSNAN & STEPHANIE ZIMBALIST
The only reason I followed this TV drama series about a couple of detectives, 'Remington Steele' (1982-1987) was because Stephanie Zimbalist & her sexy neck! Since the show ended, I tried to find any other American actress (even local) who can make her neck the center of my attraction, none until Angeline Jolie caught my attention with her lips (but that's not the point here!). The combination of this 2 of a kind has made the series an overnight hit. It has given a successful start for Pierce Brosnan on his first attempt as a TV actor, overshadowed the already established TV actress, Stephanie Zimbalist. But what audience saw on screen were a perfect couple & every demand for the show was to see them play more romantic scenes. Yet even to the final season nothing up to the request for they were just PICTURE PERFECT.
Anything that you capture in reality can turn into picture perfect and that includes taking picture of 2 persons that look perfect together, on and off screen. Even in a group photo, 2 persons who perfectly look adorable together in the picture will make the group photo meant like for both of them instead of everyone else. So what is the big deal when 2 persons become a faultless image of PICTURE PERFECT? It is a big deal! Because it may leads to a lot of misunderstandings, that in the end what so perfect isn't really perfect at all in real life.
DAVID DUCHOVNY & GILLIAN ANDERSON
'THE X-FILES' TV drama series (1993-2002) was never a missed show for me. I love the genre they tackled, paranormal. But what's more interesting to me was the chemistry between the two main casts here; the solid team. Especially how Agent Mulder really cares for Agent Scully although there was no sign of them romantically involved. Until it had became chapters of request from fans. Tabloids were digging of any possibilities that they were off screen lovers, but none of them admit. The romantic rumors dismissed once Gillian married Clyde Klotz (The X-Files Assistant Art Director) on 1994, followed by David married Tea Leoni (an actress) on 1997. But fans kept loving them as couple on screen. Until it has become a bore when for so many years, Agent Mulder & Scully were not intimate. But the release of 'I Want to Believe' (2008), fans request fulfilled when there's a scene of them kissing intimately. Yet the kissing scene was the only romantic moment in the movie that really frustrated fans around the world... once they quit the show, no other new duo agents could replace their perfection on screen. Yet who could blame them for they were only PICTURE PERFECT.
When I was a little kid, my late mother always advised me to be alert with the person next to me when took group or duo photos. Make sure whoever was next to me in the picture won't misled anyone about us. She didn't want me to suffer imperfection by other people's perception upon what is surreal that might hurt my feeling in long term. She also said it is also to protect the privacy of people who was standing next to me in the picture for we'll never know the negativity it might attracts!
AMITABH BACHCHAN & REKHA
In 1980s, they were the most popular movie couple of Bollywood. Almost every movie they acted together topped the box-office chart. Even my late mother was charmed by their perfection together, but I didn't saw that (coz I was busy preparing for my first love... haha!). All I saw was a pretty lady, Rekha who held a beauty that inspired me to use her charm as my reference for practice in drawing. But as I watched more of movies of them together, I came to understood that they were perfect together on screen. Which then they also meant to be perfect off screen if not because Amitabh was already married to Jaya when he met Rekha. So what's real can be a reality when exactly it was still surreal unless faithfulness untied. In the end, Amitabh decided to save his marriage & they acted in their last movie together joined by Amitabh's wife, Jaya called 'Silsila' (1981). Sometimes when people said we look perfect together in the picture, the thought of making it perfect in real life will linger. Fate we believe, although PICTURE PERFECT can be very skeptical to be considered as a sign of MFEO.
That was why, none of my photos so far involved anyone very personal to me or romantically involved. That's include my parent (I only had a few photos of my mother and me while I was still a baby/little kid plus a photo with my father when I was a teenager). The principal since then has become so adhere to me that it causes me photo-phobic when it comes to group or duo photos. Yet it won't be so phobic when it comes to my best friends that I have long known or my fans, as long I know how to distance myself or put an act during photo shoots that will not suffer misconception once you see the result.
CHOW YUEN FATT & DO DO CHENG
Do Do Cheng is my favourite Canto-Pop actress. She made me rushed to sit in front of TV whenever she was on aired. It was not about her beauty, but her charisma & personality. She's so purely entertaining to watch in whatever character she was in, even her ghost character. Yet, I adored her when she's around Chow Yuen Fatt because they had charms whenever together. But frantically, Do Do Cheng was herself originally & she had no plan of giving up herself to someone else. So she maybe a babe on screen & Chow Yuen Fatt's PICTURE PERFECT, but she has no intention on any perfect relationship. Having bestfriend as partner was her way & that's different to Chow Yuen Fatt. But the fans knew, everytime Chow Yuen Fatt & Do Do Cheng came together on screen, the fame will sure rise to super-stardom, fame of a PICTURE PERFECT!
If in real life you have become the blame of a few broken relationships, you'll only end up being a person with full fences when it comes to connection with another being, start with the image together. I don't care if they accused me for being too over-act, diva-like or overly self-centered. But they haven't experience being a male with extra aura of attraction, and I know better so does who has been close to me for so many years. My security is to protect others though I have to bare the pain of silly accusations. At least it worth my conscience to protect others legal privacy through a photo.
BRAD PITT & JENNIFER ANNISTON
When I heard Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston got married, I never saw it as remarkable & so did most of their fans. Hollywood thought it was rare! For it was like a marriage to prove you're wrong for whatever subject you want to prove. It was like an experiment marriage, a DIY vow. They were not even PICTURE PERFECT though we have to admit that they are both gorgeous people. Maybe this was what they wanted to prove, they didn't have to look perfect together to be perfect for each other. Wrong! I was never proud of seeing Brad Pitt chose Jennifer Aniston, or either way. Every time I saw them romantically together on tabloids, I wonder if that was exactly love of a sibling... "I love my sister so much that I wed her!" said Brad Pitt. Thank goodness their marriage failed & Jennifer should stop dating Brad's impersonation! 2 of a kind, brother & sister don't fit to claim themselves as PICTURE PERFECT, a family does. Say what U like about me being wrong, but Angeline Jolie has saved Jennifer for the best! Jennifer needs to finally wake up & learn from Gywneth Paltrow that the man can only be tame by a Queen of Exotic Beauty.
Being too careful won't always so careful until you forgot what's perfect by pair in real life, can mystically generate a picture perfect by the duo even in group photos. Then I started to hear my friends talked, asked and even wanted to know the extra miles about my pair. When it happened I got extra phobic that caused me to spill lies in denying what supposed to be true, and warned anyone who hold other pictures of us together from being publicly exposed. But my only mistake was I took the charged by myself without mutual conscience of the other perfect. In the end, the PICTURE PERFECT is no more but my legal fault to protect other people's personal life being betrayed.
SO REAL #01
MADDOX & ANGELINA JOLIE
MADDOX & ANGELINA JOLIE
Angeline Jolie was never seen by public as easily captured by men. She controlled her world, she owned her life & she did what she wanted to do! She swore, she hated & she even drugged herself. She even showed her rebellious act by carving many tattoos on her beautiful skin. She was pictured as a perfect beauty that was bound to be broken forever. She was even predicted to end up like Marilyn Monroe or a supermodel she portrayed in the TV movie 'Gia' (1998). But Angeline Jolie is not the type of star who lives up to other people's negative perception. She does what she thought what makes her happy when her heart told her so. That was when she found her first true love, a Cambodian baby boy on 10th. March 2002 whom she named Maddox Chivan. She believed her heart when she looked in the eyes of the 7 months old Asian boy. Since then whatever negativity on press about them, every time their photo together was released publicly, people can't wait to see the pair with so much charm as PICTURE PERFECT. They have prove at least being together, will make others happy too. I'm happy when Maddox & Angie look happy together... ^_^
SO REAL #02
BRAD PITT & ANGELINE JOLIE
The movie 'Mr. & Mr. Smith' (2005) has garnered unexpected box-office hit in spite of bad critiques. I even thought the movie's storyline was a cliche. But the pair of Angeline Jolie & Brad Pitt made me want to watch the movie again & again. If not because Angie was so much devoted to Maddox & at the same time was busy arranged custody to have Zahara from Ethiopia, while Brad was legally married to Jennifer, I wished this Smithens really came out real off screen. Something about them on screen told me Brad really had the right potential to tame the wild Angie. Was it the character of Mr. Smith? No, it was about Brad himself that would be able bend the tough Angie, which is now proven right. The only way to get through Angie is not to fake your heart for any reason, as true love happens without reason. Because Angie is the perfect symptom of any child raised by a mother abandoned by a perfect husband! So Hollywood finally proves not everyone in it fell for stardom, Brangelina does it perfectly pictured! What's next? Only reasons will break them down, but how could you break them with reasons when they don't listen to your negativity? So shut up haters... Brad & Angie are seriously PICTURE PERFECT for real!
There you go of how PICTURE PERFECT will judged you 'good', surreal in reality unless when you're not being so careful with it. Next time do remember, it takes two of a kind to be perfect in photo... but be warned, don't easily get amuse by it for real.
LETS BE REAL
MATT DAMON & BEN AFFLECK
They are distant cousins, they are perfectly together & their chemistry when you saw them connected on screen during interviews or winning the Academy Awards for 'Good Will Hunting' deserved them quite a speculation as gay. Funny thing was they didn't freaked out or even say no to such speculation. They praised each others like lovers do yet they still dated chicks! Most importantly, whatever people say about their chemistry together, I have no doubt they are deeply in love but sexually, girls taste better for them. So guys out there, if you happen to meet a guy that is completely make you inspired & working together make people think you are gay because of the PICTURE PERFECT, terminate the profitable friendship is like closing main door to a better future. The fact is the onlookers just unlikely fascinated by your aura together for the envy factor, but they are amuse by the chemistry & wish to see more. Yet true happiness is not either you are gay or straight, it's about making it right for the PICTURE PERFECT. Look at Ben & Matt in the picture, weren't they adorable in pair? Ok... pass!
Maybe it's true, what makes a PICTURE PERFECT for 2 of a kind is really love. Maybe too many reasons caused them failed to make perfect in real life. So whoever caught a photo of 2 persons that came perfect together in the picture, maybe there is love sparked between them. Like capture ghost in photos, I bet this is how we capture love in the same way... maybe surreal.