Okay mass populace of people on the internet with opinions, I’m looking for some quick feedback. The question:
Is the photo of the roadkill cat too gruesome to include in my photo book of NYC? It will be noted in the caption that it is roadkill, if that makes any difference.
Pros: It adds to/informs the the everyday environment of living here, albeit an ugly one. I see kitty roadkill fairly often in Brooklyn (along with rats, pigeons, squirrels, etc), so it is an unavoidable and disturbing part of the landscape. Sometimes living here is pretty unpleasant, and this is a representation of that. Even if you HATE it, that visceral reaction makes it worth something.
Cons: It’s just too gross and will overshadow a lot of the other images and commentaries in the book. It has no aesthetic or redeeming value as an image, even when paired with “Igor Floor.”
Please chime in in the comments. Thanks!