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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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kschenk Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Artist
thanks for the fave
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Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the fav'  :)
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RickB500 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for faving :-)
Please have a look at my books:
rickb500.deviantart.com/galler…
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MTL3 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017   Photographer
Many thanks for :+fav: :)
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MichaelWilliamAustin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thanks for more faves:)
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MichaelWilliamAustin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thanks for more faves:)
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MichaelWilliamAustin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the faves:)
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MissNickyX Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for adding me to your favourites by MissNickyX  
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Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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KurtKrueger Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fave!

This is me:

deviantART: kurtkrueger.deviantart.com/?rn…

tumblr: KurtKrueger.tumblr.com

FetLife:
fetlife.com/users/904326

My Bookstore:

"The Erotic Adventures Of Amy"
The Deluxe Version: 12x12 inches (30x30 cm), hardbound:
www.blurb.com/b/7201623-the-er…

The more affordable Mid-Sized version: 7x7 inches (18x18 cm), hard bound:
www.blurb.com/b/7231188-the-er…

eBook: (only 86 pages are viewable in the preview):
www.blurb.com/ebooks/585718-th…

"LIPS" www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail…

... 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
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