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Given 2013-12-10
:iconjust4curious:
Just4curious Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
MORE PERFECTION!!
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:iconglad2eatu:
glad2eatu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this the same photo....www.deviantart.com/art/Legs-45…
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:iconmarcbergmann:
MarcBergmann Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! I just send a message to dA and I am sure this (probably male) member will be completely removed very soon!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconmikevertx:
MikeVertx Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
she's a dream
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:iconfanfrye24:
FanFrye24 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love lighting concept in this photo. It produces some nice soft tones and a gentle contrast that makes the model stand out.
You've also done a wonderful job in capturing the expression and the posing is just exquisite. The angles really gives a sense
of a strong intimate setting that doesn't feel forced or limited. To me, I would have deepen the exposure just a little bit, maybe
just to see it as a silhouette lighting. Most times, shooting a model in front a door or window with the lighting being very harsh
I would have problems with because it washes out the subject. There are a few rare occasions where I see it work as a whole.
This is one of those times where it really works. Very lovely. Keep it up.
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Phostructor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I am commenting because this was posted in the :iconcrphotography: Comment Month folder

Technically this photo was executed very well; visually it makes no sense! The pose is awkward and unflattering, her expression is completely disengaged, and the hand is posed literally like a molded plastic doll’s hand!

So much technique and resources were applied to this shot, and so much more could be achieved with those elements! When you are try trying to use male fantasy tropes, they must be of primary interest in the photo. The most compelling point of interest is the action of the model “styling her hair”, which is emphasized by the visual framing of the bent arm. The cliché elements of lingerie, stockings and high heels are become quite secondary. Are we supposed to imagine this is a woman preparing for a night out? (Or even a night in?!)  The fact that she must brace herself against a door frame to hold the pose makes the scenario absurd, while flattening her buttock in a most uncomplimentary way.

The lighting and the styling is reminiscent of the best of Playboy magazine in the 60’s. If you look back at that era, you might see something like this, but what would make it successful is that the model would smile at the camera in tacit conspiratorial amusement. That would make it sexy, even if the scenario was absurd.

There is much in your gallery to admire, but this is not up to your best work.
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Seeraeuber Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations - a well deserved DD! The model is gorgeous :) :)

The framing with the door frame is a really nice idea! Unfortunately the door reflects a lot of light, causing a white-out in the background. But it also reflects light to the model :) One thing that might could've been better is the depth of field - a little bit higher depth of field, and the face and upper body would be perfectly sharp as well.

Keep on the good work! Cheers :)
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:iconatfan2:
ATFan2 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous. *-*
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
I love how you shot this!  It's perfectly in focus and composed wonderfully.  I do wish that maybe the background was a little more bright, because I find whatever is behind her is a little distracting.  Congrats on your DD!

:iconcrphotography: comment month
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:iconfalken02:
Falken02 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Outstanding beauty
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:iconrovesme:
Rovesme Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
what is the name of the model in the picture? Thank you
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:iconmarcbergmann:
MarcBergmann Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
you find her here:


but some pics may be restricted. She is from Germany.....
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:iconrovesme:
Rovesme Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Thanks a lot!
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:iconmarcbergmann:
MarcBergmann Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
you are welcome! If you need any help, just let me know!
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:iconrovesme:
Rovesme Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Many thanks
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:iconilovewolves05:
ilovewolves05 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Photographer
Her underwear isn't big enough ^^;
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:iconm-a-c-h-o:
m-a-c-h-o Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
B E A UuuuuuTifulllllllll,, Superbbbbbbbbbbb work ♥
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:iconmarcbergmann:
MarcBergmann Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
this girl is real indeed :) I shot her in July 2013 in front of my bathroom door...
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:iconidarkshadowi:
IDarkShadowI Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
For a second I though she was a 3D model... so perfect!
May I use your photo as reference for one of my works as a tribute for your work? I'll add your credits...
Keep it like that!
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:iconmarcbergmann:
MarcBergmann Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Sure, no problem :)
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:iconidarkshadowi:
IDarkShadowI Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'll let you know as soon I complete it! ;)
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:iconmarcbergmann:
MarcBergmann Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yes, please do so...
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:iconidarkshadowi:
IDarkShadowI Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for allowing me to use your photo... yuu really inspired me! hope you like it and thank you againBlinded by the Light by IDarkShadowI
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:iconmarcbergmann:
MarcBergmann Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
I definitely like it! Well done and congrats to your talent.

Marc Bergmann
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:iconidarkshadowi:
IDarkShadowI Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to thank you for the inspiration!
hope I can find another photo that inspire me as much as this one...

Thank you again!
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e-x3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
:)
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:iconscifilicious:
scifilicious Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Artist
its deff. not the light thats blinding
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:iconrunswitharmour:
runswitharmour Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
SHE IS A HEART STOPPER
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:iconsaaally:
Saaally Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
yay another woman being reducet to sex appeal \o/
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:iconexillior:
Exillior Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Being reduced to sex appeal? I'm rather baffled by your comment. What do you mean? To me women can have sex appeal but are clearly still people. I'd like to think that I shouldn't dress in an ugly and retiring way to be a person instead of being "reduced to sex appeal".
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Saaally Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
dressing ugly or pretty, provocative or not, has nothing to do with how this picture portrays women and the message it's sending the audience.[ and she's not wearing clothes so that is not the point at all]
i'm just talking about the picture. the absolute epidemic of pictures such as this keep reinforcing the already vastly accepted notion that women's worth lies in sex appeal. search for 'woman' or 'women' or any female name. you'll get naked women being sexy and only sexy. now type 'fine art'
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SoNotYourAverageGirl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I agree with Saaally here. If you had a daughter or sister that was doing this, then it would still be art right? :/
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Saaally Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
thank you for the support! Nowadays people seem to think everything is always fine no matter what, no matter how it affects other people, it seems like daring to say something may be harmful is the worst thing one could possibly do. and that notion is just absurd and scary. people feel the need to abide to everything now otherwise they're being, i dunno, prude or boring? bs :/
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Exillior Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure I understand the comparison you make with typing "woman" or "fine art", because surely a woman being "reduced" to being a fine art object is no better?

I still don't understand though how this photo reinforces or in any way tells us that women's worth lies only in sex appeal. To me there is a woman in this photo, and she has sex appeal. I don't understand how one negates the other.
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Saaally Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I told you to search for those words because you'd only get women being sexualised as a result. this shows how society perceives women. as sex objects. i wish this was bullshit
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:iconexillior:
Exillior Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think we're on two different wavelengths here. I get what you're saying about the culture of objectification but I have a specific question about this photo: to me yes this woman has sex appeal but there is also clearly a woman here. Does showing her to have sex appeal automatically mean she's no longer a person? Or is there something else here that to you makes her no longer a person?
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Saaally Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
thanks for clarifying!
Answering your question: to me the picture only shows sex appeal. like, i don't see a meaningful expression in her face, not even her gesture, nothing can be said about her, what she's wearing has no personality either and only adds up to sex appeal, i can barely see her eyes, and she looks very photoshoped. that's why, to me, this is not very different from the zillions of pictures that portray women as objects [tough it's not as objectifying as it gets! don't get me wrong] it pisses me the hell off how people [not you but people in general] cannot for death of themselves manage to use a female in a photography for meaning and subject, without exploiting her body sexually.
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Exillior Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see how she isn't bringing to the table what you're asking for, but revealing her personality, and being a person, are two different things. I still don't really understand how her showing only her sex appeal, and not her personality, makes her stop being a human being. Her sex appeal is part of her. I'm curious - would you say any photo portraying somebody's sex appeal is okay?
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She is a vision!!!!
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:iconidlemind79:
Idlemind79 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
It's scary that I have to check the category to see whats real and whats CGI these days
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Eninaj27 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, those legs, how long are they? And people say anime legs are unnatural long :) Must be hard to find trousers for her.
Very pretty!
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:iconpowerman2000:
powerman2000 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
YUM !
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:iconlord-storm:
Lord-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
 Am blinded by her natural beauty
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:iconravensluvu:
RavensLuvU Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty that is not natural... or are you being sarcastic?
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:iconlord-storm:
Lord-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
No certainly not i am old skool 40 year old + gent say what i mean but i might ask you same. A compliment is a compliment hope you accept it as it was truly meant :-(
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chsehd41 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
What a stunning and exquisitely set up photo of a gorgeous woman.
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Jok3rElite Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Who dat??????? ;)
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
and again with these pictures...she looks creepy. 
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