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Flowers in December II by zemotion Flowers in December II by zemotion
For Phuong My Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Styling: Phuong My
Hair: Junya Nakashima
Makeup: Viktorija Bowers
Model: Kwak Ji Young @ Wilhelmina
Assistants: Ngoc Vu, Ernie Chang
Backdrop: Savage Universal

Flowers in December:

Motherland Chronicles:

Zhang Jingna
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Brilliant composition. Almost like a 2D Russian Icon without the religious connotations. Shades of Vermeer in the cloth of the dress. A very complete piece. Really like it. The addition of the rose works beautifully. Love the black background. Increases the impact of the colour and light in the foreground. The tilt of the head contrasts well with the Icon-like presentation of the image. It is a flat image in some ways but the drawing back of the head causes a visual confusion which gives energy to an image that might otherwise seem a bit static. Well done. A very thoughful piece. C.
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InCenter Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
Red-Wine80 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
Fantastic shot!
honeybabyboi Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Beautiful series. The matches between the flowers and the gowns are inspired.  This is my favorite of the bunch, because of the strength of the composition. (The sensuality of VI is lovely, but the crop of the model's hand is distracting.)

A model holding a long-stemmed flower as she stands facing the camera is a pose which almost demands a centered composition. It invites a comparison between flowering and the upright posture, which we may appreciate metaphorically, or as two aspects of a shared phenomenality.  I've never seen it so perfectly done as in this shot.  Here the model, the dress and the flower all conspire to convey a meaning.  The lush is balanced with the fragile, longing with decorum, and beneath it all there's an intensity that suggests it could all come undone.  A word perhaps, or something as subtle as a raised eyebrow, yet it remains for us enigmatic,  as it must, and the image becomes engaging.

Spatially, the flower is perfectly centered, and the ratio of the head to the stem is roughly the ratio of the model's head to her dress. The flower's hues at first seem to belong more to the dress than the model. (The fact that the flower doesn't rise above the decolletage strengthen's this association. It might function as a kind of corsage.)  The yellow and green intensify the golden hue of the dress in either direction.  The shades, however, ask us to see the rose as the model growing out of the dress, light above dark, in harmony with the spatial composition.  If we return to the hues, we can see upon closer inspection hints of pink in the center of the rose.  It does seem then to belong to the model as much as the dress.

The harmoniousness of the composition would be enough to set it apart.  What makes it exemplary of the sublime is the delicacy of its imperfections.  The model's posture isn't perfectly straight, just as the rose stem is slightly bent.  The wisps of hair are asymmetrical like the notch in the collar of the dress.  (I'm wondering if you lit her face with the golden ratio in mind. The balance of light and shadow overall is pleasing.)  I like that the model's left hand is leaflike, which draws attention to her right hand and its fingers, and the details of the rose, the little twisted leaves, the nodes where the thorns were removed: it all becomes more fascinating than we have any right to expect. Even the seams of the dress thrum with life, and although you don't show the anterior of the wrists, their tenderness is felt.

Briscott Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this . Would you let me try and draw it . Please
MissMplease Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Writer
I really adore your compositions, very pure and quite simple but full of emotions, strong. This model is incredible too.
augenweide Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
xVery Beautiful...:heart:...!!!
Aimiyuharmonia92 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Photographer
love it 
WhymeWhynot Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
she is a real beauty
Soulsilk Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
One of my favorite photos of yours! I love the colors, and I love her pose!
chemicalRed Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
zhangc Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
mun-wai Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wonderful! <3
the gold colors and the rose remind me of Belle from beauty and the beast :)
MoonwalkingSiren Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
punkmoxie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Writer
gorgeous work!
outis1970 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Lovely! Excellent colors and negative space.
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
nice costuming here.
NdrN Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Beautiful photo! Love 
Bernhardina Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
amerat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Photographer
Beautiful photo:heart:
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