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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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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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Rozina Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :hug:
DarkMPhotography Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Photographer
Thanks for the fav,i really appreciate it. :hug:
Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
MAGNYFI Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the fave:happybounce: :happybounce: 
Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the fav' :)
Csipesz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave!
KurtKrueger Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
I agree with your comments about tattoos 100%  They simply disgust me.

But thanks for the fave!  

And 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
Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
dultra Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Hey big thanks for FAVing
guinever87 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
thanks for faving :-)
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