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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...


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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Jett5N Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer

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

have a nice weekend
Jett5N Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
hi Richard

thanks for adding my photo 'pool 9' to your favourites

Alembiclynx Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2016  Professional Photographer
Jett5N Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
hello Richard

thanks for adding my photo 'pool 6' to your favourites

Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
icarolajn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the fav, Richard! :D
HoremWeb Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015   Photographer

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 and :iconhoremweb: want to thank you the faves! :D
Elfyah Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav:.
Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Bblythe369 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the Fav.
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