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Motherland Chronicles #20 - Lily II

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This was pretty fun. Unbelievable that we're at week 20 now!!!

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Photography: Zhang Jingna
Hair: Junya Nakashima
Makeup: Gregg Brockington
Model: Lily Olsen-Ecker
Photo Assistant: Ngoc Vu
Head piece and choker from JuleeMClark

Motherland Chronicles:
Motherland Chronicles #19 - Lily by zemotion Motherland Chronicles #18 - Julia by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 12 - Winter's Rose by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 7 - Self Portrait in Water by zemotion Motherland Chronicles #4 - The Waiting by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 2 - Winterland Fairytales by zemotion

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sorchasfire's avatar
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i love this piece.

the lost and found edges are just terrific. truly accents her ethereal nature. at the same time she is very solid and grounded.

you have played with so many opposites in this photo. she's so white, she seems dead yet her expression is very powerful and alive. she's so stiff yet her hair is full of movement. she seems "icy" (her whiteness and her stiffness) yet she is also "fiery" (the movement in her hair and the intensity of her expression).

there is so much grace here also. the curled hand, the curve of her cheek bone, her neck and the slight dip in her head.

her flower really intrigues me. is it dead? what does it mean to her? took me awhile to find it so it was a nice surprise.

i'm not sure if i like the circle or not but no biggie- that's just me. i love the red lips and her make up. i would have popped the color in her eyes but again that's something i do, may not be your thing.
cinemaniacojean's avatar
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I first want to say, that you work is really impressing and some of your pieces take my breath, but I dare say that I'm afraid this one didn't,
I like the shock of the black against her "whiteness" which is enchanting, but I think you didn't go far enough,
there is almost no collor, so I think you could be more extreme in the white, anyway the combination here is fantastic, and her hair is just perfect,
the circle make it look like some kind of tree for me.
the model is beautiful, and I like the red mouth (I would prefer black)...
well, your work here (even if not my favorite) is as good as always...
phoenix-muse's avatar
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Absolutely stunning from the shoulder up. Very inspiring. I love the flower-thing being help up in front of her, but the image has little of interest below the shoulder level besides the flower. I feel like it would be better were the body turned toward the front more, or even if her body was facing away and she was looking over her shoulder.

Love the lighting, the makeup, the jewelry, the hair, all of that stuff is really awesome. I feel like the eye paint could possibly be a more flattering shape, but I couldn't say exactly what the shape is.
Morlante666's avatar
The MOON! Fantastic!
BEEINGYOU's avatar
i'm obsessed!!
JustinGedak's avatar
Absolutely amazing work. I love it!
NosferatuTrait's avatar
I like it the way that it is... iridescent quality of the skin is great.  I understand your use of light and composition.  I think that for a photo that is almost monochromatic, there are many colors in this image.  The one thing that popped out the most is the black.  It's not black is it?  For some reason, I can't help but to think it's a really dark brown, or purple. Is it just me?
wind-swept's avatar
you never fail to impress. :rose:
shallowknight's avatar
amazing connection.
djbridget's avatar
this is bloody awesome
AnaArtAM's avatar
Gorche's avatar
Great choice of model
91einJ's avatar
Perfect! Your ideas is so exiting!
mothfly's avatar
amazing. she's like a white flame...
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qimaera's avatar
This is beautiful and all the Motherland Chronicles pieces. If I was to look for a Yoshitaka Amano illustration made into flesh, this would be it. And don't get me wrong, I am not saying your work is like his or his like yours at all, but this has that haunting, otherworldly feel. Her gaze is just perfect, capture at the right perfect moment and the hair just like so...perfect my friend. 
LFantasy's avatar
very beautiful, reminds me of art nouveau posters :)
punkmoxie's avatar

this was the first piece of your work that I saw, and I admit I am now a fan!

You do stunning work!

Ionela19's avatar
I love this shot! First thing i thought when I say it was that she (more specific her hair) represented chaos in perfect world (represented by the circle).  Great lighting, great make up, great job!
Riku-Noiro's avatar
reminds me on yoshitaka amano
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