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July 17, 2013
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(Contains: nudity)
Model: :iconolga-bellemorte:
MUA & Hair: Dasha Dukhnovskaja
Retouch: :iconbigbad-red:
Stock: DreamsTime / Shutterstock / DepositePhotos
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You've only listed one model, of course and they do look kind of similar ( :D ) so I am going to assume this is also a comment on the effect of smoking on a body (and that also explains the nude model, not that she needs explaining!). In which case the ecstasy of the recipient and the domination of the mistress take on new roles since one is clearly the slave and the other clearly the metaphor for the cigar itself. The elegant packaging of the mistress reflects the illusion of "cool, calm, composed, sophisticated" that smoking purports to deliver and yet there is a severe look on her face that says this is done with a purpose other than the benefit of the ashtray herself, however much pleasure she derives from taking the garbage in.

So this photo works on basically every level: it's well composed and technically very proficient (especially as a piece of post-production) with only the ash itself looking less than utterly "present" in the picture (to me anyway). It's also eye-catching because of the models clothing or lack thereof and the overt poses which echo modern social trends with the current zeitgeist for "50 Shades..." and all such thrills. and then, subtly (or not, YMMV) the message abot smoking concerning domination, subjugation, damage done and even possibly the commentary on the motives of the tobacco industry lift this to a whole new level.

This is a picture to be applauded for it's inventiveness and mastery - well done.
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Deckel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
crazy concept, but well done! like it very much
HASHB Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Eye Catching...

ulltraz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic job!!!Love 
catatc Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist
I stumbled upon this and I'm so glad i did. I'm not sure why this stands out as such an amazing and captivating piece but it really does! Stunning.
MadPumpkin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredibly beautiful. Amazing models and perfect symbolic piece.
drigulch Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
The manner of the Mistress and her subjugate totally make the scene compelling. The posture and expression of the cigar brandishing Beauty are cool, calm, collected and completely in command. She goes about her business with ease and certitude that her charge is entirely in her hands. The ash assimilating lady has a body language and expression of divinely sourced euphoria. As if her role as the enslaved is a spiritual cause and release for her. The ash is administered as if a High Priestess in a temple is serving a sacrament. It is accepted as if the apostle is receiving a communion. Power play with all the energy of church. 
ShayneOtheDead Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
n-l-e Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
grzesznica Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Great idea for a pic.
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