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E.V. Bubbles III by ashleyspurlin

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


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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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 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
dultra Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Hey big thanks for FAVing
guinever87 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
thanks for faving :-)
grabraeuber68 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot for the fav...last year..;) (Wink)
darekn31 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
MAGNYFI Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the fave, and very nice work:happybounce: :happybounce: 
LAFModel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the favorite!  You have some beautiful work! :D 
Loopol Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: on

Moonlight swim by Loopol
Kedori Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding my "Magritte Undressed" photo to your favourites.  I am glad you like it enough to want to save it.
bobafiet Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the faves!!Trophy 
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