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Girlfriend - Passion by IanStruckhoff Girlfriend - Passion by IanStruckhoff
February 28th, 2009
Model: Caracal (*theadacat)
MUA: Caracal (*theadacat)
Photographer: Me (=ian-x)

Production Note: Less photoshop than you think. Everything cool was achieved in camera. Only blanket saturation/exposure changes, no spot edits-- and the diffusion is real.

Please full-view for the full impact.


NOTE: The model received a Daily Deviation for her upload of this image. Thanks to ^RockstarVanity for taking my suggestion.
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:iconsoramidori:
So what you said about critiques helping you figure out what works and what doesn't gave me an idea, so I went back to your gallery and tried to find an image I really didn't like. It was harder than I thought. However, I kept coming back to this one. Now I realize this image has recieved a DD and is pretty popular, but I'll just put in my 2 cents here.

I'm sure you knew you were playing with a very cliched concept, but I'm impressed nevertheless because you still put your own twist on it. That being said, lets start with the title.

The first time I saw it I thought, "the title doesn't match the image." And no matter how I look at it now, I stall can't match the two up in any non-demented way. This is because, 1. the expression on her face doesn't speak of passion, it screams of agony, 2. plastic and blood in any combination just don't equate to passion in my mind, 3. even if this were hardcore sex behind the curtain I don't think it would involve this much blood if it were passionate. I'll refrain from making a serial killer joke here.

Anyway, as hard as I try my mind just can't conjure up a scenario where blood and a plastic sheet and a screaming girl would make for a passionate night out. Actually, the model's face always reminds me of a ghost. So maybe she died a passionate death at the hands of her jealousy-fueled lover.

But I must say that the lighting was (once again) genius and I do like the hand in silhouette. So even though the shot is fresher and more interesting than most in this category I still find it exaggerated and very cliche.

Vision: :star::star::star::star: because even though it's cliche I think it was very well thought out and executed.

Originality: :star: self-explanatory.

Technique: :star::star::star::star::star: because you still managed to make it your own and put a twist on it.

Impact: :star: because there's already so many out there like this that while it may inspire some it won't make an impact on the "genre."
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lightninGGG Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome .GREAT
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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lightninGGG Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcome
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:iconihateyellow:
IHateYellow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simple, balanced, and says everything in one frame. Love it!
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asdfghjkl-noodles Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Awesome! :D
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnekowarriorluna:
nekowarriorluna Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
luv it <3
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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dragonflame15 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
freaky but....i love it!!! :)
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks!
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dragonflame15 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
np ^^
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San627pep Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Love this one. o-o
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsan627pep:
San627pep Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
No problem. :)
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Just a quick message to inform you that your piece has been featured in the A, B, C's of Horror under the letter "Y". Y is for Yell, after all.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Y is for Yay!
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lol yay :)
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:iconpsyartista9:
Psyartista9 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student General Artist
:iconcrazy-plz: "no - don't go . . . me loves you!"
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
;)
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:iconrobby-designs:
robby-designs Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
phenomenal - love it!
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconrobby-designs:
robby-designs Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
My pleasure - that is one mad piccy.
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apneatique Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
I LOVE IT :O
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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nonnihil Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You have been featured in this news article here:
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool. Cliche as it might be, it's still executed well and is quite creepy.
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IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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miketakespictures Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Very cool one, like from a Hitchcock film, very good idea. So you didn´t use any editing for that?? :thumbsup: :)
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
There was a tiny bit of "film" level post-processing, but not retouching or manual/spot edits.
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miketakespictures Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Cool, with a great result! :)
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:iconofgermanblood:
OfGermanBlood Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Student Photographer
I really love this shot
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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CharleneApril Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
WOW! Freaks me out! I want to help that person! AHHH! Love this none-the-less!
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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justan0therstar Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
i used your photo here
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thanks! :)
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
My work is not stock. This is art theft, and I have reported your piece. Please remove it, and delete any copies you have. You do not have permission to modify my artworks, so what you did was illegal.
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debronzes Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
amazing work
love it
nice color angle and concept
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconnodwolf:
nodwolf Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this picture, and your model sent me to ask you if I may use this as my desktop.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you for asking. When my photos are available as a download, as this one is, you are welcome to use them for download.

Every now and then, when I have time, I go through and make some of the popular ones available as wallpapers in several resolutions. (There are quite a few of these in my gallery.)
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nodwolf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I see! Well, thank you!
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Er.. I meant "When they are available for download, you are welcome to use them for WALLPAPERS" heh
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:iconnodwolf:
nodwolf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand :) I'll be keeping a look out :)
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I was going to try to critique this, but I just can't.
Why do I feel as if I've seen this before on a larger scale?
Anyways, the full view impact is phenomenal. Scares the hell out of me because I can't see what's going on at all back there...:thumbsup:
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IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
You may have seen another image in this series (both the model and I posted a lot)-- or maybe it's just because we played with a pretty clichéd idea. heheh.

Anyhow, I am glad you like our take on it. :)
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hum...wasn't this a Daily Deviation?
I read down a bit on your site and thought I saw that.
I swear! I've seen it...not another image, this one. Hehe.
Either way, it's freaking phenomenal. Reminds me a bit of Psycho....
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
heheh-- I meant to mention that too. Another reason you may have seen it. I updated the description to mention that.
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
There we go. All cleared up now :)

:thumbsup:
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist
intense...and beautiful too...I love it
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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