I loved this shot, has a retro air coming from the soft focus, hairstyle model and even pubic hair, which is a reinterpretation of the style of the 60/70. The softness of the light takes us back to a dream atmosphere of putting the shot only in the category of fine art, without losing anything of sensuality. As for the composition, the position of the model and respect the rule of thirds makes this piece a masterpiece in this regard. It's the kind of image that works well both alone and in a series. I to would see easily on a gallery wall next to other great works. Congratulations.
The softness of the edges are just remarkable. it almost gives a flat surface to the entire piece yet there is a fullness of the natural volume within it. And what a great model. The photo like this doesn't happen with anyone. It's a great privilege to have seen such fine art. She's beautiful.
I understand your point, and I apologize for the uncouth way in which I tried to make my own, but I'm very much disturbed by the widespread glorification of thin-to-the-point-of-unhealthy. Regardless of whether this particular model attempts to maintain this low body weight or whether it's a natural state for her, it's unhealthy, plain and simple. She needs to gain weight. And we as a culture need to stop pretending that being dangerously underweight is beautiful.
I don't think that is the proper way to express concern, and what is healthy varies greatly between each person. Some thinner people even struggle to gain weight. Regardless it is her body, and if she is happy with it she has every right to be without some stranger online expressing "concern" by telling her she should eat. That implies that she doesn't eat already, and it is disrespectful.
Because a lot of people don't realize that and assume that every thin girl out there is barfing or starving herself. I see "she should eat a sandwich" every time a girl is thin. And it is not up to you to decide if some one is "too thin" or not. Worry about your own body and and not hers. If she is happy with herself that is all that matters.
Redshift000Featured By OwnerAug 15, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
I did worry about my own body and recovered from anorexia. Now it makes me sad to see other girls who might be suffering as much as I did. But you're right, it is not my place to say, and it's not as if anyone would listen to me anyway, so I wish you and her all the best
I am sorry you had to go through that. I feel like women can't win with their bodies. (I can't speak for guys as I am not one) but I know that women of all shapes and sizes always tend to be told they are too this, or too that. If some one is thin they have an eating disorder, if they are fat they are lazy and eat nothing but mcdonalds, if they are muscular they look too manly, etc. I wish you the best as well.
I like the lightning, but the best this about this is the way that the moment the model smiles is captured in what appears to be a very spontaneous way. Lovely girl, a gorgeous smile and a most delightful mole...well done artist and model.