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Photography: Zhang Jingna
Model: Chiaki Oshima
Photo Assistants: Abby Lim, Chris Wolf

© Zhang Jingna
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What is perhaps the most remarkable thing about this particular shot is the amount of detail and expression that was captured in such a simple pose. Everything--down to the contrasting colors on the kimono, the elaborate design on the kimono, the carefully place hair decorations, the makeup--all help bring that awe-inspiring light onto the model.

The only thing that I can remark on that could need improvement is the lack of boldness. Everything about this picture shows an intrinsic richness, but because the overall toning are so light, that bold flare that comes when you push the darks tones in both the foreground and background is lost. This photo will make heads turn without a doubt, but I think that if had pushed the dark tones just a bit more, it would have sent a stronger message to your viewers.

Regardless, this piece of work is remarkable--but then I expect nothing less coming from you! =)
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Well, this is quite remarkable to begin with! The overall color palette works beautifully and gives off the sense of serenity and the autumn feeling, both eloquently framed by the girl's expression and stance. Likewise, all the rest of the little details in the make-up, accessories and kimono give off a dreamy and aristocratic attribute to the piece that resonates strongly the era and theme you are striving for.
The only thing that I think could have worked more potently is maybe a less saturated bgr, or at least a bigger difference in tone value between fore and back-ground; since all the colors are closely related in both fore and back-ground, this seems to make the picture somewhat essentially devoid of depth.
(I would love a close up on the girl's face and part of the umbrella from this photo-shoot btw.)
Other than that though, I really think it's another exquisite example of your work. And I also hope this helps some. Well done! ^^
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bettydelmas Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful ! :)
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rukibunny Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful.
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JaiiWo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
If I could dress like this everyday, I think I most certainly would! The red parasol completes her kimono.
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EmilieJade2627 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jolie ^^
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KatiraMoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing kimono. I'm in love with this shot, it's beautiful. :meow:
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:iconrala030:
rala030 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
美~~~
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:iconswaptrick:
Swaptrick Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous.
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TaliannaMau Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
So overwhelmingly beautiful!
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LandOstock Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
i might actually buy this! i want this on my wall...
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Yenneferx Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your photo has been feature. Look at my profile, please.
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:iconbornfreak:
BornFreak Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Just like Akira Kurosawa's dreams! :la:
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:iconflyleaf777:
flyleaf777 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Beautiful Geisha
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melusineistross Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent !
light, composition.. more please :)
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:iconja-nee:
Ja-nee Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
This-is-fuking-awesome O.O
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:iconchinnychinwen:
chinnychinwen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your works are absolutely breathtaking!!!
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:iconpiimocial:
Piimocial Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like woman in Kimono :)
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shaeduzarts Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
stunning
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SweetSweetCherryPie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Beautiful!
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devine-consciousness Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
i wish american women knew how to wear make up like this beautiful women
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:iconbrandywoods:
BrandyWoods Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lovely!
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redtears90 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love love love love love
the culture and how the she marrys perfectly with the scene magical
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Itsuko97 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artist
This is so beautiful. I love all of the emotion. She looks lost in thought, almost grim. I love her attire, and the burst of color in the umbrella. I love the background, it looks like it has just rained and adds to the mood. I love the flowers in her hair and her lipstick. This entire piece is lovely. If I could change one thing, I would make her a little less centered and I might put more of the background into the picture. This is lovely. :)
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Yenneferx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beutiful, she is so delicate:) amazing:)
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LazyIRO Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful! i always loved and love the japanese kimono :'3
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LarissaLoyd Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
She is gorgeous~!
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hermiko Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beautifully done, gorgeous model and kimono
*Hermi-kô***
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rocknjade77 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow this is absolutely stunning~!
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Rosaceae-mira Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student
That's great!!!
Beautiful composition and color matching!

That kimono may cost a fortune!
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SmallPreciousThings Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
She looks sad...
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Lotusbitch Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Beautiful :love:
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Aghorishaivite Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Writer
AMAZING
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jbpetals Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, her kimono is cute.
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photographsoflife Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful :heart:
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MoonyStrak Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Nice!
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Loochi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, dear!! I've just featured you on my Journal :D
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jonathanshummingbird Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I must draw this!!!!!!!! You're photos rock my face off! I need to go pick it up and stitch it back on now. =)
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7oran Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Beautiful.:)
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IreneSavona Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I really love the colors throughout the picture. They complement each other well. The variety of texture and detail is also very pleasing! Well done.
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NaIniE Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Dear,
You have been featured here : [link]
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hyuuga-eji000 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
this looks amazing?!
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Torn-2-Shreds Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
stunning beauty... I love the designs on kimonos
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Lourens1989 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
very nice
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mariellephoto Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I Love it
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:iconshwaaves:
shwaaves Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student General Artist
love it
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:iconisyde83:
Isyde83 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
lovely *_*
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:iconendjiegoh:
endjiegoh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Photographer
from where you got the kimono?? O_O
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intended-ice Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Gorgeous kimono! :heart:
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