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Redemption

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The fallen angel rises...

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Photography/direction/styling: Zhang Jingna
Model: Pauline

💥 Print: www.zhangjingna.com/store/rede…


I designed and sewed the dress, it was shot before and not inspired by 300 the movie. There were some 20meters or so of chiffon and tulle, many hours of sewing, unpicking, resewing involved. Hope you enjoy. <3

More of this dress in the Forgotten Fairytales series:
Forgotten Fairytales by zemotion Forgotten Fairytales II by zemotion
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It seems like there is wind blowing up from the ground. The girl is looking up to the sky, eyes closed, seeking for redemption as she faces the sky, searching the clouds for a hope, for a light, for a god. All she wants is to be free. and the wind blew around her, kindda like a sign from the god or the powers above, that she soon will get her hope/release. But the worldly troubles (the cloth) is holding her down. It's very beautiful, and so much depth. and the dress is really nice <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> Definitely worth every single once of effort.
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I love how the background darkens towards the edges; it gives the impression that the model is emitting light. The picture holds allot of emotion and atmosphere, and the dark hair contrasts well against the ivory clothing.

The picture has an almost dreamlike quality about it, it is blurred a little and the clothes seem to blend into the background.

She seems to be falling, but gently so, as her eyes are closed but she is holding some of her clothes as if to stop herself from falling. The blurred hair and clothes billowing around her add to this effect.

It is a very pure picture, and caught my eye.
Overall, very elegant shot, well done. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
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This photo almost looks black and white. Her expression and pose is beautiful and her dress looks lovely. The background is plain so that it doesn't take away from the image itself. The flow of the hair and fabric makes it look as if it is moving in the photo itself. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> I love it. One tip though is to make the hair a little less in her face. Other than that, two thumbs up! Good job and I can't wait to see more! You're photography never ceases to amaze me! Oh and did I mention I WANT THAT DRESS! I love it. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
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Good job! You're definitely a fair critic. :D
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thankies!
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Not a problem, man. :D
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*woman xD
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WAIT WHAT. Hahaha. I thought you were a dude! My bad, dude......tte. <_> DERP
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Its okay. Its a common misconception with me xD
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I'll try to give you a fresh take, but there are a lot of comments and critiques.

First minor problems, the model looks a bit bloated, however this is what she's wearing and the way she's posed. Unlike some, I find the almost blurred aspect of the piece elegant and charming, it give's it a softness and the model's hair is very capturing.

She really looks like a fallen angel, and the white material floating around her adds to the illusion of falling.

Overall the piece is quite good, and the feeling that it gives is very powerful and stunning.
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thats a tunnel vision perspective! Look around every once and a while it'll do you some good.
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Ok. I gave my opinion, whatever.
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what, just because she doesn't have a flat stomach, it's bad?

You bitch.
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No. I am an overweight person myself, I was just saying that the way that the model is posed doesn't elongate her the way that it could, and that's mostly fault of the clothing. I'm sure she has a very flat stomach and she's a beautiful woman, but it's just the way that's she posed giving her the effect of being bloated.

Now as for the "you bitch" part, there was no need for that, I gave a critique that the artist marked as fair, so what is the point of calling me a bitch?
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Why does someone need to have a flat stomach to be beautiful? Stop being an asshole.
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I did not say she needed to have a flat stomach to be beautiful, I didn't say anything like that. I just said that the model looked bloated and that probably wasn't the artists intention... I didn't say she was any less beautiful because she didn't have a "flat" stomach.
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Then you shouldn't have judged her on it.
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I will say this once and once only, I never judged the model, I judged the photo and judged the pose. I DID NOT JUDGE THE MODEL. But I'm done. So have a nice freaking day.
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Yeah I'm with :iconlulubloo96: on this one...

...just putting that out there.
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Simply gorgeous.

I'll try to say what other's haven't- but then, this piece has a lot to say about it. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

The softness of this picture is amazing. I love the flowing hair, the flowing materials...

The effect of her rising up into the light is amazing, and definitely fits the title. I love, though, how her hair and extensions of her dress seem to be falling, just like she was started to be 'redeemed' after a long fall into darkness... <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

Your model is perfect. She's totally bought into the picture- her tilted post, her face pointed upwards, as if expectantly waiting to be completely rid of this darkness... beautiful. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

Your use of vignetting is great. Without any sort of set, you're able to capture that she truly is arising out of darkness surrounding her, and perhaps even carries some of the light.

Gorgeous, beautiful job. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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When I saw this picture, I thought: wow!. it is perfect. You've really got the feel of the picture. It's almost as real as you are there and can take in the silk, which she is in.
you've also got the right light and colors in the image. Well done.
I love how her years fly up like that. And it almost looks like smoke (silk, which she keeps in some locations) and it makes the picture even more special.

The hand of the image is very important. It may be the car to feel alive and ah no sense.
The picture is absolutely perfect in my opinion. So you get full marks from me. Very clever.
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Wow, I like how the pose seems to go with the word "redemption" as it certainly looks like they're asking for forgiveness from some towering presence, as the upwinds would suggest.

I like how her eyes are closed and the slightly open mouth give the feel that something is perhaps emerging from her, or perhaps being absorbed. Also, the dress is very well designed and I like how the whole picture is basically one color scheme. Everything comes together quite nicely.

Overall, it is an outstanding piece and I'm sure you must be very proud of what you have accomplished here.
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This picture at first glance reaches into the depths of your soul. The emotional intent is easily conveyed by the models pose and expression. The white dress easily transcends "Redemption" in to another realm altogether.
This photo easily makes you think where am I going now that I have been freed. As though she has risen and now reaching for what the world has to give her. As if she is reaching out to take your hand, to lead the way to where you are going. One certainly looking at this photo would not feel lost, but inspired to go for something better. To reach and be freed. Completely Amazing!
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This is simply amazing and very original! The title “Redemption” suits the picture perfectly wherein by theological means, redemption is an element of salvation that broadly tells the deliverance from sin and freedom from captivity. In my own opinion on how I see the picture it is very clear that the expression is pure and the model transcends dramatically to a dimension that is serene and holy. The hair compliments the dress, it’s like gravity acting on an opposite direction and the hand gestures together with eyes closed is like contemplating a prayer from the heart and soul. What a brilliant mind Ms. Zhang Jingna. You inspire me <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
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