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Motherland Chronicles 10 - Crow

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Photography: Jingna Zhang
Stylist: Sansyrae St.Martin @ Plutino Group
Hair & Makeup: Vanessa Jarman @ Page One Management
Model: Natasha Yaroslava @ Ford
Photo Assistants: Warren Hrycum, Jeremiah Clark

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Ronover's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Motherland Chronicles: Crow

Interesting. Very interesting. As with some of your previous pieces, this take of what I assume is a Crow is quite powerful. The shot takes advantage of the model's facial structure and intensity; it sort of reminds me of Charlize Theron in "Snow White & The Huntsman". Furthermore, such angle gives a sense of devious suspicion to those who want to see her; overall a dark and intense piece.

Now for some critiques, in which I will comment on the model's face: from what I can see, she seems to have this odd saturation on her nose and her forehead -- not sure what that is, but it seems a bit distraction to the dark tone of the piece.

Moreover, although I love the focus of the face from the contrast, the costume seems lost in the photograph. Perhaps some light to reveal the details of the feathering or the whole gown itself.

Also, notice how the intense darkness flattens her, other than her head, which makes it pretty much makes the model look beheaded. I feel that some dimension will improve the photograph a bit more.

Overall, an interesting piece. Is it the best? Personally, I do not think so, as per my critique. But ultimately, a good photograph. Keep going Zemotion!
Blue-Anima's avatar
Exquisite facial structure, captivating gaze, excellent use of light and contrast. A great collaboration between model and photographer. :) 
thedrumergirl's avatar
This photo is so awesome, I love it.
It was inspiration for two pictures i made. May I submit them on Deviantart?
One is older and the other one I did today. ^.^
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just stumbled over your wonderful gallery and this photography of yours...
and I was like... mhmmm I already saw this

well someone was inspired enough of your work it seems

Untitled-1 by hoooook
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Hi there, your artwork has been featured in Feature this No#3
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KelseyWilliams's avatar
Absolutely stunning!
Mitia-Arcturus's avatar
Very beautyful drawing...:heart:...!!!
blanket86's avatar
This is so amazing. I love this style. Congratulations!
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Badass. That is all.
Koppo's avatar
awesome contrast.
ChevronChaise's avatar
This is a beautiful photo overall, but I wish the black values weren't so dark. I feel like some detail is getting lost. I would like to see a little more detail in the feathers around her face. I think it would act as a lovely frame.
great power in this , the expression and the setting created with the garment and background framing it
agnieszkakryspin's avatar
excellent! her deep look could kill..
RJTrinket's avatar
She has strong masculine independent air about her, I thought she was a man in lipstick. RJ
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Amazing work by all of you.
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Increible imagennnnnnnnnnnnn ;p
marcelobordones's avatar
oooh ... looks like a beautiful painting ... excellent work
J00se's avatar
Absolutely in love with this model.
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