Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
My Little Trooper 1 by Cyril-Helnwein My Little Trooper 1 by Cyril-Helnwein
This was taken on a short break from a shoot, while the model was fixing make up. Haven't uploaded here in a while, so just a little something to show I'm still alive! :-)
Add a Comment:
 
:icontrevtrev44:
Trevtrev44 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Artist
That has got to be the most adorable Aryan girl I've ever seen.

Reply
:icon7raben:
7Raben Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist
no blue eyes...no true aryan ^^

cute girl...but the hat has so much negative symbolic...
Reply
:iconfastcat777:
fastcat777 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist

nice hat :)

 

 

Reply
:icondragos-sulgheru:
Dragos-Sulgheru Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
She has the smile of victory on her face... Innocence, after all, has won and that hat is her trophy! (when scalping is not possible, taking their hats is a good option) ;)
I make you my compliments for this wonderful portrait!
I guess it's true: an apple never falls far from the tree. :) Keep on like that and ignore the ignorance!

Dragos
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ah, it was more of a silly snapshot than a deep and meaningful image... but thank you! :)
Reply
:icondragos-sulgheru:
Dragos-Sulgheru Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Next month I will finish my Economics exams and I would like to make a portrait using this image as a reference. I will post it on DA only with your permission, of course. Otherwise I'll keep it for myself :) It's a beautiful photo and your daughter (I presume) has a really nice expression. :)
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Sure go ahead. Good luck with it!
Reply
:iconaliotm:
AliOtm Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
it's not an irony.
it's not an art.
it's simply a very bad taste.

Dear Cyril, please watch the following video.

I'm pretty sure you'll understand why such subject can NOT be categorized as art under any circumstances.

[link]
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
I am very aware of history and have seen this footage many times. But if you don't see the irony in this image, then ignore it and move on.
Reply
:iconvudumunk:
VuduMunk Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hahaha. adorable!
Reply
:iconhkruger:
HKruger Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
beautiful pic
Reply
:iconskoochydis:
skoochydis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Sieg Heil
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
I think you got your history wrong - Germany lost the war, there was no Sieg.
Reply
:icondawnhammer88:
Dawnhammer88 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Haha...she's going to grow up to kick some ass I bet...
Reply
:iconmissdarkweaver:
missdarkweaver Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
This is daring and beautiful. She's adorable.
Reply
:iconfrauleinvampyria:
FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Cute. :)
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
merci
Reply
:icon6mina9:
6mina9 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
I really like it! It's a daring contrast, yet I suppose most or some people are offended by it, since they don't really get that art isn't only about beauty, but also about inviting the viewer to the wonderful world of "brain usage", while looking at something disturbing that actually isn't disturbing (like this adorable little girl - she's got the most adorable eyes!).

I've read the other comments and by looking at some of their origin's it's no wonder that they get all snarky on you... some just love to nourish and cherish their hate.
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Glad you got the point! :-)
Reply
:iconryuukaminari:
ryuukaminari Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Artist
probably the cutest facist in the world... just kidding...
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
If there were such a thing...
Reply
:iconnekrocodile-izumi:
Nekrocodile-IZUMI Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just cute :3
Reply
:iconfocus1983:
Focus1983 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Great pic! i love it! :D
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :-)
Reply
:iconyesstoss:
yesstoss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
I think its a beautiful hat with beautiful symbols. She SHOULD wear it to school.
Reply
:iconmysko:
Mysko Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Great contrast.

Wow, why so much butt hurt in the comments?
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I totally understand why people get upset about it, but yes- they should look a little further before jumping to conclusions.
Reply
:iconnopf:
nopf Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
i neither like kids nor nazis....but there are worser pics considering racism...
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Good thing I wasn't trying to make the worsestest pic then!
Reply
:iconpscycobaltolover110:
PscycoBaltoLover110 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
aw, cute kid
Reply
:iconadi82:
adi82 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
There is thin limit between art that stand for idealism to bad-taste provocation.
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Honestly, everyone is entitled to their own opinion - that some won't like the snapshot, think it's in bad taste or even "the sharpest obscenity ever witnessed on dA", doesn't bother me one bit. Yes, it's a Nazi symbol, yes it's an innocent child, yes Hitler was evil, yes there are hundreds of other photos with kids wearing silly hats or whatever. So what? It does not make me, the child, or anyone else a racist or Nazi. Even Walt Disney made a film about Hitler/Nazis using a duck...
Reply
:iconkojii-helnwein:
Kojii-Helnwein Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
I think of all the children Cyril could have photographed THIS child is the one that will grow to fully understand the irony AND history, given the culture and education she has already enjoyed and will continue with.

She takes after her father. She'll get it with an open mind and understanding.

I'm pretty positive she won't regret being "drafted". And I say that with a mother's certainty. :)
Reply
:iconvaldlordi:
ValdLordi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Adorable
Reply
:iconblasterkid:
Blasterkid Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
...I like the pics and I think if you understand more about the artist, you might not be so quick to judge...
Reply
:iconliv-thequeen:
Liv-thequeen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Oh please man. Its a hat. People get so worked up over it.Its a gorgeous gorgeous pic.
Reply
:iconshikee:
shikee Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Pure beautiful shot~ Love it.
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks. :-)
Reply
:icondeepvision:
deepvision Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
If I recall my history correctly, that cap was worn by the Totenkopfverband (Death's Head League), a part of the Waffen (armed) SS that ran the death camps for the 'final solution to the Jewish problem'. These camps were responsible for the deaths of an estimated 18 million people, roughly 4 to 6.5 million of them Jewish. Virtually all peoples were among the dead, including Germans and an estimated 3.5 million Russian POWs. The Totenkopfverband and other units also killed populations where they found them 'in the field' (i.e. Babi Yar). To place an emblem of a group that made places where it smelled of cooking meat and rained human ash on the head of a smiling, innocent child is simply the sharpest obscenity I've ever witnessed on DeviantART.
Reply
:iconyesstoss:
yesstoss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Oh you believe that tale...
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
I'm actually not sure if this is a Waffen-SS or an Allgemeine-SS cap, but a quick google images search seems to indicate it's the Allgemeine-SS.

And I totally agree with you that what the Nazis (SS or not) did was atrocious, inhumane and disgusting.

That this pic may not be easy to look at for some people is quite understandable, and not everyone will get the irony I intended. I don't think I can agree with your opinion of it being the sharpest obscenity on dA - have a look around a bit and you will actually find quite a bit of porn.

In fact, I find reality and present events quite a bit more disturbing than any artwork could ever be. Children being sold as slaves to the sex industry, forced onto front lines as soldiers and so on is still an ever present occurrence in today's modern world.

Besides, should art not also serve to remind us of the mistakes in the past so that we may learn for the future?
Reply
:iconyesstoss:
yesstoss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Don't cave in.
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Dumbass.
Reply
:icondeepvision:
deepvision Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Thank you for your thoughtful response to my comment. About your points:


Obscenity need not, and indeed is not, for thoughtful persons, limited to sexual expression. You yourself have cited an excellent example (child soldiers). For myself, I find it a standing menace to human peace and welfare that so many would prefer so many species of violence to even the most benevolent of sexual expressions...

About children being used...

I doubt very seriously that your young model could EVER know enough about the history being portrayed to give informed consent to her image being used this way, and I only hope she does not live to regret being 'drafted' in this manner (the 'obscenity' element I was referring to)...

About your last point...

Yes, absolutely, but NO cause can be so noble as to justify ANY means in it's pursuit.

Peace and God bless. :nod:
Reply
:iconyesstoss:
yesstoss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Sieg Heil!
Reply
:iconhadcorp:
Hadcorp Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree for the historic recall Deepvision.
The thing is that we don't know if cyril knows it was a cap from the waffen ss (death commando). In fact, art does not have frontiers... but if we do not explain the meanings of a such situation, it can be disturbing for some people. When an actor plays the role of a nazi, it doesn't mean he's one of them (hopefully lol)
I am not chocked, but I hope that the little girl knows a little bit about this part of the history.

Nice pic anyway, the kind of contrast of the girl/ awful cap
Reply
:iconyesstoss:
yesstoss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Its a beautiful cap. No contrast at all.
Reply
:icondeepvision:
deepvision Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
With respect...Art DOES have frontiers: post a picture of child pornography, i.e., and you'll find THAT out with swift and indelible force. And even if this were not so, the artist STILL should, IMO, answer to the best counsels of his conscience, for with such power of eloquence comes responsibility... doubtless, in her last days, Leni Reifenstahl would have agreed...
Reply
:iconyesstoss:
yesstoss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
why don't you can your pseudo-eloquent banter.
Reply
:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
So you're saying child pornography falls under the category or art??? Man, you are either very sick or have no clue of what you're talking about. And this is no nazi propaganda movie, and we're not in the 1930s so please don't throw any more accusations or assumptions at me.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
August 24, 2009
Image Size
53.9 KB
Resolution
467×700
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
5,059 (1 today)
Favourites
114 (who?)
Comments
68

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×