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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
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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JACAC Featured By Owner 3 days ago

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 . t h e . h o t . b e a u t y . o f . s u m m e r . i s . o u t s i d e . =)=)

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Gil-w2-sixfifty Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Hello Richard !! Thanks a lot for fav !
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kentzyn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
is a spectacular page
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: _Morning_Kegel_Stretch_ 
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Ultimate-Psycho Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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alissatim Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Photographer
Richard, thank you for the fave! :aww:
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Mejah123 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
many thanks for your faving.....Let Me See 
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Mejah123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
thnx 4 the faving.....King of hearts- Emote 
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Erydrin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav !
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Fotomikos Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the Fav! 
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