Feeling a bit ill?

Recently I’ve become obsessed by the images of nurses. It seems like a lot of men like the image of this caring, sexy young woman that only wants to please the “patient”. To me nurses are very scary. They carry needles, know everything about drugs and when you’re not nice to them, they try to kill you by pushing a pillow in your face (and I’m too sick to escape). But maybe I’ve watched too many Hitchcock movies……

The following pics show all kinds of nurses. 


The friendly nurse who cares about your health by offering sigarettes (?)


Nurse in working gear.


Pretty / cute / sweet nurses (does anybody know what movie this pic comes from?)


 Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) from the 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  Nurse ratched has become the stereotype of  the cold, sadistic tyrant nurse.


Nurse from hell: Daryl Hannah as Elle Driver in Kill Bill (2003).


My favourite nurse: Shirley Manson in the  Garbage video for Bleed Like Me (2005), directed by Sophie Muller. Using nurse Ratched as a starting point, Manson’s character was created from a mix of 1950s European nurse in costume, and evoking Helmut Newton’s “strong yet vulnerable” photography subjects in her make-up.


The Louis Vuitton Spring 2008 collection. For this collection Marc Jacobs was inspired by the American painter and photographer Richard Prince.


Richard Prince’s Nurse painting was used on the Sonic Youth album Sonic Nurse (2004).


For his paintings of nurses Richard Prince was inspired by the covers and titles of inexpensive novels that were commonly sold at newspaper stands and delis. They were cheap and trashy entertainment, and according to Prince the reflection of what the American people want. Each nurse is distinguished by a personalized name such as Surfer Nurse, Naughty Nurse, Millionaire Nurse, and Dude Ranch Nurse…………

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