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"I know this is going to cause trouble, but to me women had much more power earlier on, like in the forties and the fifties - and it was more of a hidden power. It wasn't as obvious as it is today. My ideal of a woman was this noble, ethereal, special creature that a man could never be. They were delicate, graceful, beautiful, to be adored. And now they have decided to come down to the man's world, to sort of compete in a man's world, to be a participant in that world, to be equal to him in every way and they have lost that romance to me - this kind of mystical or mysterious quality. They were definitely on a pedestal for me. They were better than men, they were different than men. They were these special creatures."

- Rodney Smith



© Rodney Smith

Bernadette, side view, black background, 1995
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