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Interesting, unorthodox point of view, but it works wonderfully. What holds her gaze? Something threatening? Certainly there's a lot of...

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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
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
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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Fotomikos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the Fav! 
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tatehemlock Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much for the faves!!
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Malcolm21 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello,

Thanks so much for the +fav....
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Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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Kir-R Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for faving 
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k-d-art Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the Fav! :) (Smile)
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Kedori Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding "Jock, Straps, Chain, Leather" to your favourites.  Glad you like it.
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JACAC Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015

h e l l o . Richard:wave:

t h a n k . y o u . f o r . t h e . k i n d . :+fav: . =)

 

i . h o p e . m y . o t h e r . p h o t o s . a r e . a l s o . i n t e r e s t I n g

i f . y o u . g e t . t h e . c h a n c e . i . w o u l d . l o v e . t o . r e a d . a l s o . y o u r . c o m m e n t s

 

s m i l e . t h e . b e a u t y . o f . s p r i n g . i s . o u t s i d e . =)=)

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Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  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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