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11 February 2009 @ 10:26 pm
Two requests...  
Hi everyone. I'm asking for help on two related quests. One is locating a picture that I think was on the cover of a National Geographic sometime between 2000 and 2006. The other is convincing one of the many wonderful artists in the FMA fandom to pose Roy and Riza in an "Amestrian version" of that picture.

The original picture was in the National Geographic magazine, and I'm fairly sure it appeared between 2000 and 2006, though I could be way off. If it wasn't on the cover, it was definitely prominent in an article about a desert people--the Bedouins, maybe the Tuareg, not sure. The picture, in any case, is of a woman with a lined face, hugging a man from behind. She has her arms wrapped around his ribs and reaching up his chest, and her face--eyes closed and expression one of profound love--tucked against his back. He's standing straight, not openly acknowledging the hug, staring off into the distance--but as I remember it, there was a sense to him that with his wife there, he was complete.

It's an image I like for itself--the expression on the woman's face is so...cherishing and trusting, while the man is strong and protective, among other things--and I think would be glorious done for Riza and Roy.

I don't have any old National Geogs, though. I saw the picture way back when I was still living with my parents--who had YEARS of old National Geographics lying around. Help, anyone?
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
mfelizandymfelizandy on February 13th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
That's why I think it was after 2000...
...because I have the National Geogs on CD, from the beginning up through 2000, and I've been able to rummage around the National Geog site back to about 2006 (it's a very user-unfriendly site, when it comes to the search function), but there's an irritating gap. It was such a wonderful picture, and I'm fairly sure it was on the cover...but it was long enough ago that my memory might have mixed things up.

The search continues...
Grygongrygon on February 13th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Re: That's why I think it was after 2000...
Another thing to try- surely there are a few nat.geo. communities here on lj. Join them and describe the picture.

If you find it, let me know as I might be interested in undertaking this! I've been googling for you still, but no luck.