I really love this dress, but it is rather difficult to pose in a flattering way. 😅
For the LARPers around: this is not only a pretty dress, it is the evening gown I wear with my Ventrue Neonate Maria von Hassel when she participates in social events.
Model+MuA: Mircalla Tepez
Photographer+Edit: Photodesign Josef Kristof
This may be over-analyzing the photo... but, what caught my eye (besides how amazingly stunning and breathtaking you look) is the choice to put you in front of the wall where the horizontal lines begin.
Did you see/do you remember in "The Matrix" movies when the camera pulls away from the characters in the matrix and then the lines appear in the image that indicate the camera was looking at the scene through a CRT monitor? Those lines remind me of that.
I imagine this image panning or sliding the left to the other "non-Matrix" side, and then we'd see you in jeans and t-shirt talking to someone or just casually smiling (rare though that is here on dA)... that the horizontal lines represent the world in which you are "in character" and the other side is the you the audience doesn't normally see.
So, I'm a hobbyist writer, and I can write a whole short story or poem based on one image or idea... so this interpretation is most likely all in my head... but I thought I'd share.
P.S. That cannot be an easy pose to hold, so kudos for pulling it off so well!
Oh my god! Thank you so very much for that elaborated and well thought comment!
I totally love your whole idea, what you are reading into the picture!
That is pretty much what I love the most about my hobby: If my photos invoce vibes of a certaine concept, a faint idea or even a short story in the beholder's mind I am all over the moon!
Well, I remember the Matrix, even though I have to admit it didn't cross my own mind when we took those pictures. I see where you are coming from, so I just want to add only one small detail: Even in casual every day life I prefer skirts (especially vintage pencilskirts or ankle long skirts out of some light, flowy fabric) and wear almost never jeans. They just are sooo uncomfortable to me!
And... you are actually right, I very rarely smile on my photos. That is because I don't like fake smiles and on a photo set in action, I rarely caught a mood (or are working on a topic..) that causes an honest laugh - or where that laugh would be appreciated in the final tone of the photo... ^^
So the few ones captured in my galery are authentic, at least...
I just have to loosen up a bit if I want to do my upcoming project justice... need to at least faintly smile for my cosplay idea...^^
Thank you for the kudos, I definately have to return this favor to you for letting me know about your amazing idea. Should you ever turn that idea into some story, please let me know!
As a fellow writer and studied master of arts with a degree in history and letters I really have a soft spot for stories in all their forms!
Have an amazing day, dear, and enjoy your upcoming weekend to the fulles!
Thank you for taking the time to respond. It does mean a lot to me. I haven't come up with a story for this picture yet, but I have posted something new if you have the time...