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Motherland Chronicles #45 - Rusalka

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Photography: Zhang Jingna zemotion
Hair: Junya Nakashima Hair
Makeup: Gregg Brockington Makeup
Model: Germaine Persinger
Photo Assistants: Ngoc Vu, Bitna Kim, Tiffany Liu
Necklace & Body Chain: *harlequinromantique

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Tenkamchi-Sama's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I am honestly glad I came across this Picture.
I thought it was a drawing/painting at first, but then I saw, it is a Photo.
I'm absolutely certain, there has been some photomanipulation on it, but it does absolutely help the entire thing.

The composition, I love a lot.
I like how the flowers kinda seem to grow up, from the bottom, and the further it goes up, the more unorganized it looks. At first it irked me a little, but thinking about it, and especially with the title, it began to give me the idea of water.

Rusalka in russian is a mermaid. I know that, for my mother tongue is russian. I've grown up with russian cartoons and fairytales.

I got the thought of her, jumping into the water. Like the flowers represent the flow the water would have, being stirred up by the body, as her feet push through the surface, and at the top, where the water will be the most turbulent, the flowers mirror that disorder.
So that absolutely goes with the theme for me.

About the model...
She is absolutely gorgeous. I like this natural-supernatural beauty she has.
She has subtle make up, but it looks perfectly natural. Even the dark lip looks, like it has to be there.

That neck piece is also incredibly beautiful. It has an organic look, especially the thin chain pieces, that kinda flow with her body shape, they just put so much movement into this static picture.

Furthermore, her expression.
I know the Hans Christian Andersen (?) fairytale, of the little mermaid, deciding to give up her family in the ocean, because she fell for a human.

She looks really thoughtful, melancholic. Almost as though she is about to cry. And it absolutely works with the - I'll call it story-layers this picture has - because you can absolutely imagine her, in this field of flowers, rethinking her decision, on becoming a human. Especially knowing the outcome of the fairytale, where she ends up dying for her love.

I could possibly go on for ever, but I think, my critique did it's job, on describing the thoughts I got on this. Also, any person looking at this, even after reading this critique should still be able to keep enjoying this picture on a personal level.

Thank you for reading this!
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This is absolutely beautiful! Your work is so inspiring! 
SadnessFemBoy2016's avatar
Beautiful it reminds of Ophelia from one of Shakespeare 
rhunel's avatar
Wow!  Gorgeous!!
DITRIN's avatar
Exquisite! The series is so moving. ;)
mecastillo1987's avatar
Simply beautiful 😌
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SerafinAdele's avatar
Beautiful! Great composition and use of colour.
TheHiddenDandy's avatar
Wow! Amazing!
The editing is incredible
onrie07's avatar
woww, I'm speechless =) beautiful work!
arinadream's avatar
it is not easy to put into words the emotions it evokes this image, it is beautiful!Heart Heart Heart 
willowindawn's avatar
Why no boob ^_^ ?
Laplum's avatar
oh i love it............
Marazul45's avatar
Very,very beautiful!!!:clap:
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Hug beautiful work
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