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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? 


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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MTL3 Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Photographer
Many thanks for the :+fav: :)
Lord-Storm Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Kedori Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding my photo "Leather Lounging" to your favourites.  I am glad that you like it enough to want to save it.
KurtKrueger Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fave!  

Don't forget to check out my other sites!

This is me:

deviantART:  (This is my largest - and most diverse - online portfolio)


ModelMayhem: (3 ports there.  Just follow the links under my name.)


My Bookstore:

"LIPS"  (I'm currently working on Volume 2 of this.)

... and something from my deep past: "The Face Of Hollywood"…

Thanks - and see you on deviantART and tumblr!

~ Kurt
Jett5N Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

thank you for adding my photo 'guitar' to your favourites

btw; she has tats too and I had to take some where the tats are visible, but I'll never like them 
Kedori Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding my photo "Jockstrap Close up" to your favourites.  I am glad that you like it enough to want to save it.
pushplayphotos Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  New member Professional Photographer
thank you again for the favorite
pushplayphotos Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  New member Professional Photographer
Thanks for the favorite!  Jen is truly one of a kind!
pin100 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the Fav 
Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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