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No doubt I will alienate a lot of folks, but tats on a model don't work for me. In the photographs I'm fortunate enough to view here, as well as those I've taken myself, if a model has tattoos that's all I see. No matter how brilliant the composition, lighting, mise en scene, styling, costume, pose, the model's figure or expression, if she or he is tatted...that's what my eye is drawn to and it negates everything else. 

If I can't photoshop the tat out, I won't shoot. Not that I shoot models that much, and hence I've become selective, but I want the image to be a collaboration between me and the model, not the ink.

I sure appreciate self-expression (you ought to see the way I dress or play the saxophone lol), and piercings don't bother me unless they're disfiguring; call me old-school, but I want the viewer's eye to go where I imagine it should go, not straight to the tat.

Am I the only one with this focus problem? 

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richardwhisner
Richard
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I love favourites! What a spectacular way to create a textbook of wonderful art. Be it the photographer's composition, lighting, processing or mise en scene, or the model's pose, expression, costume or styling, everything I've thrown in my favourites has something grand I'm learning from, and for that I thank you!

I think it's a fair trade to make a thoughtful and perhaps helpful comment when favouriting an image, but I admit to drive-by favouriting more frequently than I like. Two reasons - either it's a visceral reaction to an image that requires more study before commenting, or just plain lack of time.

Either way, I'm glad you've given me the opportunity to look at your work.

Current Residence: Michigan
Favourite photographer: Eggleston, Newton
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Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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KurtKrueger Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fave!  

Don't forget to check out my other sites!

This is me:

deviantART:  
kurtkrueger.deviantart.com/?rn… (This is my largest - and most diverse - online portfolio)

tumblr:  kurtkrueger.tumblr.com/archive

PurplePort:  purpleport.com/portfolio/kurtk…

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/kurt.krueger.…

My Bookstore:

"LIPS"  www.blurb.com/b/3767749-lips  (I'm currently working on Volume 2 of this - and all models would be expected to participate in this project.  This is non-negotiable.)

... and something from my deep past: "The Face Of Hollywood"  www.blurb.com/b/3812833-the-fa…

Thanks - and see you on deviantART and tumblr!

~ Kurt

P.S.  If you send me your email address, I'll add you to my mailing list for when "The Book Of Amy" and other books are released!
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BikeBoyPunk Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there and thanks for the fave :+fav: it's most appreciated :)
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Kedori Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Always great to see when a talented photographer likes my work.  Thanks for adding "Dam(n)p Tension" to your favourites.  Glad you like it.
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Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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JeanLucMartinMMXV Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav😉
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Acuarela1962 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Thanks!!!
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Girlsboss Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the +fav follow me Nod



-Donate please-
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CuteAudra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  New member
Thanks for the watch.....and by the way....I am TAT free......LOL
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AileenLuib Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015   Photographer
Hiii Richard! Just dropping by to thank you for faving my photo! It means a lot to me! :hug:
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