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Published: Tuesday 3rd of November 2009 06:45:11 PM
John Yes, somewhat of a departure from your regular style, but beautiful none the less. Best, Michael
The first thing that came to my mind is Jack Nicholson's (to nurse Ratchet) classical "Where do you suppose she lives?". I'd love to get in front of my lens. Seems she's all geared up for the approaching winter. Did I forget to say "Well done" ?
John. Just beautiful. Best regards. Alberto
I agree with you completely, John, that her grace is what makes this work. As I look it again, though, I am trying to understand why. Where does her grace show up in the photograph? Is it the way she is standing? I notice there is a curve in the way she is standing that is probably not natural and I think that makes a big difference. If she were standing straight, it would not be the same photograph. Of course, her facial expression helps a lot. I am curious as to how much thought you put into this sort of thing. Does she just move continually and you shoot or do you have them hold poses and move things a bit here and there? Were there shots similar to this that just didn't work? I experimented a bit with this myself and while I think i can shoot a nice pic of a barn (they rarely move), it really gave me an appreciation for just how good you are at this.
Wow! Interesting girl / shot. Different from your style. Well done.
Wow Robert, how on earth did you do that, I had to enlarge the original photo by 250 times to see what you mean ..! The model coloured the final picture, it's possible, don't see why though .. or could it just be a highlight, there are others too .. hmm, is that why people are saying incidentally that there is a difference in style .. amazing ! In a couple of older postings, I showed some shots in which she created the background, frames (of herself) within a frame .. I mentioned it at the time. .. many thanks for passing by, John
John, Beautiful image and model, as always, you're work is a wonderful combination of expressive models and good lighting. One comment: you have either "Photo-shopped" her right upper labial region, or it appears that way. If the latter, is the case, you might want to "Photo-shop-out" the square pale pixel in that region. It's a distraction. Rob
This image is completely different from your 'usual' style. nice capture.
John, The eyes make the image. The cap and the earrings bring my eye to her eyes a little faster than otherwise. The slight shadow on her face enhances the somewhat dramatic facial expression and the very soft light contributes to this "mood". The completely empty background takes away all distraction. This, to me, is the significant difference between this and most of your other work. A beautiful image, my compliments to you both. Jim Phelps
Was it your idea for her to wear the cap? The color it adds to the image is very effective, very feminine.
John, The only reason I caught it (and I had to blow it up too) was because of the cross-lighting and the monotonal background. As many have pointed out, this photo is not your usual style of work. I agree with others, also, that cropping the pink cap is a bit too severe. All this is offered in the understanding that I can't come close to your quality of photography. Consider the attached. It draws out the eyes and model's enigmatic expression. Rob
Thank you all .. Bill, you are right of course, my photos are rarely that straightforward. However, the model carries it off with exceptional grace and poise, and somehow I feel that makes it acceptable.
Agree that this is really excellent. The slight tension in the model's expression is very effective, as is the almost monochrome color palette. The pastel crayon look works perfectly for this kind of image.
Thanks Bill .. it's very hard to answer really, because every shot is in a way unique. I don't think there are any preconceived ideas, eiher in the planning or adjustment to each take. I would say two factors of importance come into play. the first is to share the right osmosis with the model, and the second is to recognize what may look right when it is. So yes, you are right, I move around a lot, the models too, but what is captured by the camera is when the two of you are in unison. You won't get much response out of a barn, but a model will share in your enthusiasm and devotion if she believes it's true .. :-) Sure, some shots in this series were useless, but admittedly several more were very sweet too ..
Hi John, I have to say that I've come back to this image a few times because it does strike me, as it does others, that it is somehow a bit different from your normal style. But somehow I couldn't express why. Looking at it this time it struck me that a large part of your style is to show a model in an environment, but here we have, a ...model,.. So it's a portrait of a person, an almost full length portrait but none the less a capture of the person herself. So I looked at it in that type of context and it is very good, the comfort the model shows and the ease of her pose show the rapport with you and the choice of a completely clean background to allow concentration on her is excellent. The shadows and tones add to the modelling of the model's form and the hat adds a lovely bit of "eccentricity". Really good solid work John, I really like this one. Congratulations to you and to her. My compliments, Bill
Great work, John. Absolutely striking and I love the skin tones. I think there are two reasons why people think this seems so different from your usual style. First, you don't have that many shots against an unadorned background or without at least a piece of furniture around. Second, most of your photographs do not depict a vagina so blatently. It seems like the pose or the lighting usually obscures things somewhat. Not a criticism at all. Whether I like that or not depends completely upon the photograph and in this shot, it works wonderfully.
Can't see the attachment unfortunately Robert. Thank you though, and the others too, for the attention given to this image .. there are a couple of others taken during this series which I may post too, but though I appreciate the honesty of a portrait such as this with no distractions, and this young lady has the authenticity to get away with it, in general I continue to feel more at ease with having my models blend into the environment. In a sense, it is for me a way of enhancing the intimacy without invading the privacy of the subject.
Portrait of a young mady ..