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Mihaela - Stool by kubowski Mihaela - Stool by kubowski
Model: ~mihaela-d
Assisting: ~WhitneyArnold

Update: Wow! Thank you to everyone who's looked, commented, favourited. I'm astounded by the reception. Please leave some kind words on Mihaela's page (~mihaela-d) because I just hold the camera. It's her talent that makes this a fantastic shot!

Daily Deviation: Holy wow! Most importantly thanks to Mihaela, and to ~semi234 for the suggestion and ^PorcelainPoet for the feature. Also thank you to everyone who's looked, commented, fave'd and just been part of the dA community in any way :)

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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-01-18
The suggester writes, "Mihaela - Stool by =kubowski demonstrates not only a well crafted technical piece, it also highlights ~mihaela-d, his model's exceptional catlike balance & flexibility." ( Suggested by semi234 and Featured by PorcelainPoet )
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The disturbing sense of disequilibrium and equilibrium together is astonishing: the innatural body and the natural facial expression, the routine and the unusual, the dramatic body pose and the quiet standing. The dualistic value of this incedible pic is supported also by the contrast between the vibrant colors of her shirt, jeans and skin and the sense of cold purity of the room, so empty and aseptyc. The symmetrical but a-symmetrical composition and the great use of lights perfectly stay together, and I can just look at this pic, breathless, think about the vision of the artist, appreciate the performance of the model and call it Art.
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:iconsyfisyko:
SyFiSyKo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
People as art ... this is beautiful. 
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:iconchinoise56:
chinoise56 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exquisite model and well captured! :clap:
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:iconghizbo:
Ghizbo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
How do people do this? Its freaky and amazing! lol I like it lol
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:iconthexw-i-t-c-hxmaster:
ThexW-I-T-C-HxMaster Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey have a nice shot.
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:icongraszlcristina:
GraszlCristina Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here: [link] :heart:
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:iconsampixie:
Sampixie Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great shot and holly shit muscle control and balance,
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:iconkassidikinders:
KassidiKinders Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunningly Beautiful.
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:icongrohsartig:
grohsARTig Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:O wow!!!
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:iconrebecca68:
REBECCA68 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
coooool
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:iconmiss-audaum-lovet:
Miss-Audaum-Lovet Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
i love the way her body looks
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:iconmikitfence:
mikitfence Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
This is awesome.
Mind if I use it as a reference?
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:iconmatsuri123:
Matsuri123 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
She's beautiful, and I lve her flexibility!!: )Great photo!!
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:iconsquirrelgirl15:
SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!
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:icondanieladai:
DanielaDai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow this is awesome!
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:iconmichaelpeterphotos:
michaelpeterphotos Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
wow flexible and strong. nice photo
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:iconjadeddreams69:
jadeddreams69 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011   Photographer
Someone is using this picture on a photobucket competition claiming it as their own photography. I highly doubt it is you...if it is...sorry...if not...here is the link.

[link]

They are using it under the "how flexible are you" contest.
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:iconshmooshko:
Shmooshko Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Did she fall on her face after this shot was taken? How is she balancing like that..?
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:iconkubowski:
kubowski Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Hehe. Not at all. She's a contortionist. Amazingly talented gal.
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:iconh-e-photography:
h-e-photography Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
incredible!
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:iconstratopharius:
stratopharius Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Your work has been featured here ~ :rose:
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:icondid-i-lose:
did-I-lose Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
:omg:
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:iconguivemaislipidei:
GuiveMaiSlipiDei Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
incredible what human body is capable of.
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:iconairaph:
Airaph Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student
gracious!
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:iconvivavidadesign:
VivaVidaDesign Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
I featured this here on my facebook page, hope you don`t mind! :)
[link]
love your work
I linked and gave your name please feel free to tag!
~VivaVidaDesign
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:iconthe-lady-blue:
The-Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Photographer
I hope you don't mind, I used this photo as reference for some sketches. You can see the end result here. If you don't want it let me know, I'll remove it.
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:icondeliciousdiagnosis:
DeliciousDiagnosis Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student General Artist
AWESOME.
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:iconanubis46:
anubis46 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Gorgeous... I find an amazing resemblance to my [link]
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:iconkitchengod:
Kitchengod Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
You caught that one just right, amazing!
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:iconover-reality:
Over-Reality Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Hi ! I really love this picture :+fav:
Could I, with your writing permission, post this picture on my blog [link]
I will do a link going to your profile on the title of the article where the photo will be posted.
Thanks :aww:
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:iconexploded-soda:
exploded-soda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
You are featured here [link] :heart: :giggle:
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:icondemyxrockz:
DeMyXrOcKz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wait... your model isnt being helped with the pose in this picture? shes doing all of that just by herself?! i thought there were strings attached!
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:iconkubowski:
kubowski Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
No, this is all her own talent :)
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
I come back to this one periodically. I wish I knew someone who could do stuff like this. The pressure on the small of her back must be pretty serious.

But I can tease you in revenge: this summer I'm scheduled to shoot kat-sui (katarina worthington) I'm hoping to get some of her aerials in slow-mo.
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:iconkubowski:
kubowski Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
That little "hitch" right at the center of her back is almost scary. But honestly watching her move from pose to pose is just stunning. Being a photographer, I've seen quite a few things; however, seeing her in certain poses still makes me forget my part of the 'job' at times.

I had a look at Kat-sui's MM page. She's a gorgeous gal as well as very talented. I'm expecting sheer brilliance from you both ;)
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:iconmjranum:
mjranum Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Are you ever going to shoot with her again? If so, let me know and I'll lend you my high-speed camera. :D
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:icononikuh:
Onikuh Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
...Ow.... hehe
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:iconkubowski:
kubowski Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
It's actually not painful at all. At least; not for her, oddly enough. :) Thanks for the comments!
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:iconthe-muse-of-orfeo:
the-muse-of-orfeo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
amazing shoot!! awesome work of the model and the photographer!
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:iconkubowski:
kubowski Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Much appreciated!
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:iconsaffron672:
Saffron672 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
This just a short note to let you know I've featured this piece in my journal for the latest entry. If interested, please visit and check out the other artists there too. If you would like the piece removed, please just let me know. Thank you!
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:iconkubowski:
kubowski Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Thank you so much. I don't mind in the slightest :)
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:iconcorpseart:
CorpseArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha sorry that looks so funny! Great work!
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:iconaelowyn:
Aelowyn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Beautifully done
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:icona-teinna:
A-teinna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured [link]
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:iconnonnahassan:
NonnaHassan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Student Artist
amazing shot
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:iconkathars1s:
Kathars1s Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Stunning shots!
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:iconelvazur:
Elvazur Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Mmh comfortable.
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:iconistunt4life:
istunt4life Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
woah this is an awesome shot! the pose looks like it hurt a little...still awesome though. :)
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:iconkubowski:
kubowski Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
:)
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:iconastraldreamer:
astraldreamer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you don't mind - I was so blown away by the pose in this photo I used it to draw the central figure in one of my works;
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Submitted on
April 12, 2009
Image Size
5.0 MB
Resolution
2667×3334
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Stats

Views
55,247 (1 today)
Favourites
3,545 (who?)
Comments
555

Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
1/320 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Mar 8, 2009, 1:25:44 PM