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Stock contest: Inspiration 3 by Sinned-angel-stock Stock contest: Inspiration 3 by Sinned-angel-stock
So my inspiration was: [link]

I love the whole white on white thing...pale hair, pale skin, snow...it is just a striking image. Now...I have a really twisted thought process and my train of thought has a tendency to jump all over the place, so saddle up and try to keep up.

I thought: I'd love to do this.
I have darker hair than this.
That's okay, I can use corn starch.
I've always wanted to do a "messy" picture. I normally shy away from them because my health is poor and stock takes a lot out of me. Cleaning up camera equipment is hard enough after a couple hours of contorting, jumping, adjusting, etc, that I don't want extra mess to have to clean up. And since this contest was about getting out of your box, I thought, now's the best time.
So I dumped about a cup of corn starch on my head and viola.

Originally I was going to move all those toys, but then I thought -- hell! Use it! And I became a broken doll. Not exactly out of my comfort zone in terms of concept, but definitely in execution.

This is for this contest: [link]
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BONBON-O Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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Travelerwanderer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I love the concept for this piece. I also love the pale skin on a white background like snow and such, and I think that your complexion would work beautifully with this.

Sadly I don't think this picture fully expressed what you were trying to do. I can't see the corn starch at all and the broken doll concept seams a little held back with modesty. My daughters dolls are very limp and would fall back against the back of the create that your in.

If you're concerned with nudity I think that you could have used a different pose to get the same limp form, I also think that showing your face with some make-up or such to make you look like a clay doll would help.

I do think that this is a great start on the concept, and that it just needs to be expanded more. You're a beautiful model and I've seen some amazing things that you've done in the past. I appreciate your stock, have you ever thought of doing more art photographs?
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Sinned-angel-stock Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
I wanted to keep this one in because of the thought process it showed. The first of these three images was very much more a literal interpretation, even a copy, of the inspiration image. Inspiration doesn't always show in the finished product, and as I was shooting, my concept eventually shifted. Thus the strange, track-jumping train of thought disclaimer.

Art photography is...hit or miss for me. I don't do any kind of art out of emotion, and it is never my intent to inspire an emotion. I really just like pretty things; depth of field, color, contrast, composition, movement. I like things that are interesting looking. It isn't that I have a problem with these things, I like seeing others' art photography, but I just can't do it myself. I can't put myself out there like that, emotionally. I would feel like the natural judging that happens when you put anything on the internet would tear me to pieces. I'm just too sensitive to criticism.
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Travelerwanderer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I understand completely. After years of making art professionally you'd think that I would be used to people completely tearing me down about what I've provided. Sometimes it works out other times it doesn't. Now that I make art on a national level I get torn down by people critiquing pieces that they don't even know I made.

I do like your thought process, and that's why I was wondering why you don't produce more. You seem to invest yourself in thinking the pieces out completely. Now I know. So please keep producing what you enjoy!
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Sinned-angel-stock Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Honestly, my thought process is totally spontaneous. Especially when it comes to my photography, I have a tendency to start with something and end up with something completely different. Over the years I've been behind the camera, I've learned to give myself a general idea and then just go with it. Inevitably whatever I end up with is better than what I started with. But I'm still young, I'm still learning and trying to find myself in all this.
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Travelerwanderer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I think they call that creativity. You know, where one thought leads to another? You might think it's spontaneous, but once you start to sit down and examine what you're doing, why you're doing it, and how it turns out, you'll be amazed at how logical it all turns out to be. It just doesn't make since to a lot of other people.

Like I used this fabric, but it has to have red in the image because the last time I saw this twill the guy was wearing red high tops and his girlfriend had a pony tail so that's why we're using the saddle.

See, it all makes perfect since!
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Sinned-angel-stock Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
:P Oddly enough, that does make sense.
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Travelerwanderer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
See art photography all the way! I'm going back to sculpting now.
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