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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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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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Girlsboss Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the +fav follow me Nod

-Donate please-
CuteAudra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  New member
Thanks for the watch.....and by the way....I am TAT free......LOL
AileenLuib Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015   Photographer
Hiii Richard! Just dropping by to thank you for faving my photo! It means a lot to me! :hug:
NafX Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Thanks for the +fav!!!  :)
Csipesz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the fav!!!
darkknight1986 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the favs
SequinXHale Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  New member
Thanks for the fave! :D (Big Grin)
Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Dark-Indigo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks 4 faving Quiet... by Dark-Indigo ...:)
Darthsandr Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faves!
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