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Trophy Wife

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A 'trophy wife' by most definitions is a woman that a man marries who is good looking but lacks substance and intelligence. I would call that a negative concept because we have enough historical evidence to know that a relationship based on looks alone is flawed.

This image has a similar theme to my previous image, Skin Deep, in which I've attempted to portray another negative human trait in an eye catching way. Why I've concentrated on negative concepts, I don't know. It may sound strange to you but even my conscience self sometimes stays outside of the creative loop.
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Because the vast majority of my work portrays physically beautiful women, you may think that I see physical beauty as important attribute in real life and that I may want a 'trophy wife' in the future. In reality though, beauty, that lacks substance underneath it, looks good on the shelf but it inevitably collects dust (and wrinkles) over time. I am much more interested in the things that stand the test of time.

Model: Natasha Semenova - Moscow, Russia

:bulletblue: High quality print: www.theuntappedsource.com/deta…

:bulletblue: Favorite comment to date: I love the meaning behind this. Your explanation of the piece is very moving. I'm glad that not all men out there are shallow and want trophy wives. TracyWong
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greenhuntingcat's avatar

Trophies do not last. Over time (as you said) they fall.

Nice wheat in her hair.

bwofficer's avatar
Very inventive!
HunterBmx's avatar
i have been looking at your work and i love it. is there a possibility to make tutorials?
the gold series is fantastic
PrinceApoIIo's avatar
It's a wonderful picture, and it's amazing, but I can't help thinking...


I've truely seen everything.
BoudiccaAmat's avatar
fabulous concept ....and so well illustrated
DreadedOne131's avatar
That's another way of seeing a woman as an object :P
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SavvyRed's avatar
I absolutely love this!  When I first saw it, I wasn't quite sure if you meant a trophy wife as the perfect woman or as a satire against it.  I've seen a lot of idealized representations of women in deviantART, and it's rare that I see anything with such great talent, symbolism, and feminism at the same time.  Kudos!
The-Beauty-With-In's avatar
she looks abit like the actress who plays in 'the hunting game', name escapes me atm (oh so tired *yawn*) really great concept and beautiful work

Curia-DD's avatar
wow thats amazing...!!!!
Aibo2's avatar
Great work and yes it's quite a stupid idea to go on looks alone, in my book looks comes quite down the list. Before I say anything more I better :iconhumlaplz:
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callielouw's avatar
1st prize must go to YOU i think
misterdoe's avatar
:wow: amazing work! :+fav:
AriaDreamGirl's avatar
well said and great execution!
AriaDreamGirl's avatar
well said, great gallery!
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Queen-In-Wonderland's avatar
Really clever concept! I love this. Its really very brilliant.
I can see why you aren't after a trophy wife, though. I, too, find that while looks are a nice thing to have, other things mattter much more.
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