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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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Darthsandr Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faves!
mikebp Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thank you for faving! M :) (Smile) 
LidiaVives Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Photographer

thx for the fav!! :D <3

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Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Kedori Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding "Calvin Klein Trapped Hands" to your favourites.  I am glad that you like it that much.
SwanHimeLovesYou Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  New member Student Artist
Thanks for the fav ^.~
Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the new fav' :)
Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
JIMCAREYPHOTOGRAPHY Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
I really appreciate you coming by and showing some love to my work :)
sepixxx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks for the +fav ! :D (Big Grin)  
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