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...there seems to be a problem with our room.

Don't you just HATE it when you check in to a hotel & they haven't thoroughly cleaned up behind the last occupants? Especially in the bathroom?? It's always important to grab your cell phone & snap a photo for proof that you're not responsible for the damage! :)

Model is Jaden Starr ([link]). More of Jaden can be found here.

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JeffSorrows Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is amazing. The towel is kind of throwing it off for me, maybe if it had some blood on it, or a reason to be there.. or maybe I'm not thinking this through well enough, but the look on her face shows a sense of terror, perfect for your imagery. Great work.
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slephoto Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No blood because she was drowned. That's why her face is slack. :D
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JeffSorrows Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha makes sense, I guess the killer just want to dry off quickly xD
Though you may want to just add a little editing to your pics, because the water is still, she must of been dead for a while now.. Meaning she should show signs of Hypoxia. Could be cyanosis on the lips, just a little blue or at least pale. The lighter the pigment of the skin the more blue it will appear.
Also the skin should be turning or turned pale, and if you want the feeling of being dead for a longer amount of time, add lividity, which is just blood settled to where gravity drags it to. First appears as light bruising, then giant dark bruising after many hours. After a day the bruising could turn black.
That's only if you really want to get sick like me though :P It's great work nonetheless, thanks for all your posts. Just so you know, I don't think there is anything wrong with your images. Trust me I couldn't get this kind of beauty in such the genre, so just adding my two cents: So, you can toss 'em as easily as I have advised them =]
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slephoto Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
By a long time I mean "more than 15 or 20 minutes."
BTW... that water ISN'T still. See the wave towards the corner of the tub just above her head? The ripples around it?
So she's JUST been drowned, the killer dried his arms & stepped away. No cyanosis yet.
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slephoto Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Only if she'd been dead a long time. You're looking at this like a long dead corpse, you'll see those things in some of my other images. It takes seconds to a few minutes at most for that volume of water to stop rippling.

I know all about cyanosis & blood pooling.

People keep trying to apply a single standard to how corpses look & forget they change over different periods, if she's newly dead NONE of the things you describe would occur. You're making assumptions that don't fit.
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JeffSorrows Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well that is very true, a lot of people get these things differently. I spent many hours watching my brother die slowly from cancer, he was looking healthier than me an hour before he passed. I stood by his cold lifeless body, until the rigor mortis set in, and the cyanosis was already showing within minutes of death. [The tumor pushed his heart down and stopped breathing instantly, so wasn't like he had trouble breathing to start the process.]
And from all the times I spent in the hospital with him (7-10 day/month) we would see a lot of people die, and they all had it. Also, I am a NR EMT-P and have seen this happen to even people who have been non-fully choking for < minute. And about the other pic, I was seeing it through my iPhone so didn't notice the water ripples sorry. But I do like your style, different than those who try to over do it. So as I stated before, it's just what I've seen and am use to, but don't worry about it, I still enjoy the images, and no need to take my advise.
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HeavyMetalFaerie Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Oh goodness, and how long did she hold her breath for THIS one? :D
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slephoto Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Truthfully she quit holding her breath ages ago. We had her embalmed, she's just a prop now.
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HeavyMetalFaerie Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Wonderful job on the embalming. Very lifelike! :D
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TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
:evillaugh: This horror photo has been included in the #FrightClub's Scary Summer news article.
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slephoto Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay! Thank you! :D
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Scarlet-Nokitsune Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Housekeeping, I fluff pillow?
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slephoto Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:rofl:
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ShmoogyC Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
That is so awesome.
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EatingMyOwnFears Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
excuse me, waiter, but there's a naked and tied girl in my soup.
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thedaemonspawn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
:lmao: I love the title and the description to go with this! I wonder... Would you let me use this in a manipulation to have a little bloody fun with it? :flirty: I see evil things when I look at this. :evillaugh:
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slephoto Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't mind some select projects with digital artists, let me send you a note :)
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BloodBite Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
sick! i love it :D
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slephoto Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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natteritual Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
:winner:
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slephoto Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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SnailsLoveTea Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
wow, creepy and creative. this is a different perspective on this kind of shot. i can respect that. kudos
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slephoto Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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SnailsLoveTea Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
very welcome :)
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist
I know that problem! and in the end you have to get rid of the corpse by yourself :shakefist: lol
really great capture, I totally love her expression...:)
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slephoto Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ty. :) We were shooting this literally in the dark, with a green-gelled strobe. I'd holler at my assistant to turn off the light, she'd go under, and I'd start firing blindly. We did it until she was really about to drown just HOPING some of them were good LOL.
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DraculeaRiccy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist
It's always funny to take photos if you have no idea if they will turn out good...especially when you don't see anything :D
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