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Noir I by FlexDreams Noir I by FlexDreams
Models: Anatoliy Elgert, Edie Karimova, Julya Shaparenko, Rina Rimskih
Clothes & Style: :iconkseniia-popova:
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Given 2012-01-09
Noir I by *Flex-Flex ( Featured by pullingcandy )
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Reminds me of Caravaggio. Chiaroscuro, quiet and romanticized faces, but powerful imagery, even the compositions. Except, Caravaggio had the figures in his paintings acting more dramatically, as opposed to just standing there. Here, i do get a since of pieta even though characters are not the same. Good use of light. Good background. Many "out in the woods" photographs do not work well, simply because people photograph the forest instead of using the forest as a background and as a setting, like you have so wonderfully done here.

I just wish there was more commentary about the storyline of the photograph, what was going through your mind. Many artists these days just post a photo and leave it at that. I find it really impersonal and disappointing. I think that it is important to give commentary to a photo instead of relying on the viewers insight. You should want to guide them in the right direction or else they will aimless wander around, looking for inferences out of nothing. However, that is just my personal opinion aside from the crit, and it will not be added into the final rating.

Retouching looks good. I am curious to see it up close, but far away, it looks good. The male looks edited very perfectly, questionably too much, but to the point that he looks innocent with perfect skin of a baby. So it works. I fear for his life, haha.

I can see the tree in the background with the same angle as the man's body. Either a happy mistake or you have an excellent eye. Either way, I commend you on this.
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tareking Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I adore the drama on it
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SophisticatedLadyM Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Artist
Outstanding beautiful work !
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:iconkittie1984:
Kittie1984 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Amazing.
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:iconbutterface93:
Butterface93 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Oooh. Nice.
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:icontrinefina:
trinefina Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i like it so much !1
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:iconzemotion:
zemotion Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow love this, beautiful.
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:iconahalteke:
Ahalteke Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is he so sexy? I don't know :C He doesn't seem to be purposely sexy...
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CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what is the story behind this series of images? Have you documented it somewhere?
They are executed skillfully and the subdued palette with the touches of bright, almost primary colour, is lovely. Did you make all three at the same time, or work on them one at a time? Your consistent technique across all three is masterful.
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thedollcollector Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Can't get this image out of my brain...
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FunKy-bUdhA Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi there,

Your stunning work has been featured in our
Collective Fashion Feature "Dec 2011 - Jan 2012"
[link]

cheers :ahoy:

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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
thx!
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:iconfunky-budha:
FunKy-bUdhA Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
You should also check out the polls and vote for the best fashion shot :)
Cheers :ahoy:
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The January, 2012 Horror/Macabre Daily Deviation round up has been posted. You've been featured, and you can find you're amazing work HERE.
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
:boogie:
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:iconstaceys:
StaceyS Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012   General Artist
This is really original and striking! :)
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:iconunbearable-lightness:
Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Your lovely work has been moved to our

BEST-OF gallery [link]


:iconvotre-charme:
#votre-charme
l'art d'aimer le corps
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
thx!!!
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:iconianvicknair:
ianvicknair Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well done. i like the mood in here. i first thought of jesus. well done
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:iconaoimery:
aoimery Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
so vogue, love it!
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134522 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
the womans on the lefts dress goes nicely with the fallen leafs
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:iconjamesledgerconcepts:
JamesLedgerConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic job!
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MYSFYT4LYF Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow what an elegant piece luv it! great job cheers!
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:iconziggyspet:
ziggyspet Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
gorgeous!!! you're photography is fierce!
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:iconpandoralewis:
PandoraLewis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! :wow:
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:iconiororeject:
iOroReject Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
one word. WOAH.
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:iconchainbreaks:
chainbreaks Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
beautiful. :)
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on the DD! :iconbwavoplz:

-Scarlet
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
thx!
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:iconflying-glove:
Flying-Glove Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Reminds me of a renaissance painting. Lovely.
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
:aww:
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:iconfeyalbino:
FeyAlbino Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
A wonderful throwback with modernity.
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:iconibluecoral:
IBlueCoral Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You see these kind of compositions in paintings from the 15th and 16th century.
It's got this mysterious/magical feeling to it.
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FlexDreams Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
:blush:
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igaboo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Reminds me of Caravaggio. Chiaroscuro, quiet and romanticized faces, but powerful imagery, even the compositions. Except, Caravaggio had the figures in his paintings acting more dramatically, as opposed to just standing here. Here, i do get a since of pieta even though characters are not the same.

Very classic. Love the use of light, and I wish there was more commentary about the storyline of the photograph. Retouching looks good. I am curious to see it up close, but far away, it looks good. The male looks edited very perfectly, almost innocently. I fear for his life, haha.

Good work!
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
oh... it was my first dark fashion shooting with Ksenia Popova in Kiev... it was her idea.
we plan to move to Kiev and shoot more in april.
thx for feedback)
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AntoineWillaeys Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional
congratulations, you and your wife are an amazing couple.. very very creative :)
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
:blush:
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dharmavan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
what a composition.. i love the slack pose of your male model. great arrangement!
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:iconjjneeps:
JJNeeps Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
ooh neat. It's like a twist of the three mary's at the cross....or something. hehe.
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:iconkhiria:
Khiria Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Photographer
this is great!
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:iconsateessa:
sateessa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Нраааавится *__*
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
:aww:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
This is awesome! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconchipiri:
chipiri Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
THESE are some photogenic ghosts! Interesting scene and good use of props/background!
I love it!
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ShastinaHell-N Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
прикольно, они его потом съедят?)
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
неа) потом он их повесит... кстати надо выложить)
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ShastinaHell-N Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ой, они просто на него так плотоядно смотрят, что неудивительно))
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
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:iconshastinahell-n:
ShastinaHell-N Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
замечательно))
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Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Congratulations on your Daily Deviation! It has been featured here [link]

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#Art-Express
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