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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
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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
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:iconjsalv:
Thanks for the favourite.  Having someone who obviously puts thought in to what they click on choose my work means a lot.  Thanks again. :)
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Lady-Schnaps 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Many Thanks for the Fav :] 
Glad you like my picture :heart:
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jonbbarry Apr 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
It is truly a pleasure and I am glad you enjoy much of my images. If you enjoy all my images, then perhaps you would enjoy reading the stories behind these images. I am currently promoting two of my books on here "Six Weeks with Shelby" and "Sour Grapes". Shelby is about a six week journey between an 18 year old model and a 66 year old photographer and contains over 2,000 images. Sour Grapes is about my period of transition and the trials and tribulations I faced in light of the changing world of business photography. This book also features over 700 images. I guarantee you will like them. Below I have linked to you the books. There is a preview option on amazon that will let you view the first two chapters to see if you like them. Either way thank you for the kind words and I look forward to hearing from you in the future. :)

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Lady-Schnaps Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many Thanks for the Fav :] 
Glad you like my picture :heart:
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KelvinBurl Apr 9, 2014  New member Professional Photographer
Thank you for the Favorite :)
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Ultimate-Psycho Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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NyasiaEsylvester Apr 7, 2014  Professional
Thank you so much for the fave on the "couch set" make sure to like my fan page www.facebook.com/modelnyasiasy…
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drumpics Apr 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave.

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:icond4everbecca:
Thanks so much for adding me to your favorites:)  I really appreciate the support and hope you have a great upcoming weekend.
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:iconjacac:
h e l l o . Richard:wave:
t h a n k . y o u . f o r . t h e . k i n d . :+fav: . =)

i . h o p e . m y . o t h e r . p h o t o s . a r e . a l s o . i n t e r e s t I n g
i f . y o u . g e t . t h e . c h a n c e . i . w o u l d . l o v e . t o . r e a d . a l s o . y o u r . c o m m e n t s

s m i l e . s p r i n g . i s . o u t s i d e . =)=)
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