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Forgotten Fairytales by zemotion Forgotten Fairytales by zemotion
she believed and held on
to everything that was once promised,

everything that would be,
fading away...


Photography: Zhang Jingna
Model: Sveta

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My other works:
Motherland Chronicles #43 - Dreaming by zemotionMotherland Chronicles #52 - The Death of Eurydice by zemotionMotherland Chronicles #23 - Dive by zemotionMotherland Chronicles #4 - The Waiting by zemotionMotherland Chronicles #44 - Germaine II by zemotionCelosia. by zemotion

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Given 2007-07-11
Forgotten Fairytales by `zemotion - Is an amazing piece of art. A beautiful composition and the overall mood really caught my eye. This artists gallery is very inspiring and filled with beautiful works.Thank you for sharing. ( Suggested by mauricioestrella and Featured by hellfirediva )
Very beautiful and interesting piece. Its truly intriguing as how the girl ends up in this state of sadness. Was she betrayed? Or perhaps her beloved passed away at the night of her wedding?

The models pose, the debris and the coloring, all contribute to a very sad and lonesome atmosphere. The models' feelings are amplified passing to the photograph viewer her desperation, her dashed hopes, and of course the lingering question of why she is so sad.

The framing is masterfully chosen to create a perfect balance while feigning asymmetry. I really like the placement of the model up, while filling the empty space with her wedding gown.

Truly perfect! :)
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379 out of 391 deviants thought this was fair.

Critique by Umarachnea Nov 13, 2009, 2:37:43 AM
A haunting image, beautifully done. The concept of the series, is very nice, and what's more interesting, is your approach.

Where the hair should be, it has been replaced with the dress.

The lighting, color tones, textures and model's pose and expression have been beautifully crafted together. The framing of the window towards the upper right adds to the whole Rapunzel feel.

The attention to details at the bottom of the shot give this strange aura.

I do however, wish the feet were not cut off, and that the background within the window was darker (the non black area). I find them to be a wee bit distracting from an otherwise overwhelming shot.

It's a shame the window is not higher, to completely remove the model from the center (not that it affects the photo, just a personal preference).

I am a bit late in confirming what already many have said:
Wonderful Job... :thumbsup: bravo!
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253 out of 265 deviants thought this was fair.

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Evil-Evan Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
how is this shit the most popular piece?
Cometpluto Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist
I know, right?
Bountybreeder Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This 'shit' is interesting, beautiful, amazing and mysterious, you might not think so, but most people love it because it is really good. You could have a different taste in art, but no need to call it shit!
Cometpluto Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist
I don't think its shit, I just don't quite get why this is so popular.
RaihaMoon Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :)
Leon-Arkibak Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
hot damn this is still number 1 eh
HimitsuUK Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Photographer
SEVIR04 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
This is absolutely mesmerizing 
PicassoEnigma Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Congrats Miss! This is the most popular deviation of all time!
RosieGirlStar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist how is this the most popular dev of all time?!?! -________-
SomeOrdinaryArtist Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, a picture paints a thousand words as they say. This deviation clearly shows a vast arrange of emotions shown through the textures, pose, and lighting. It's a very beautiful deviation that does deserve the attention and favorites that it's getting. People very much like this deviation, therefore it's one of the most popular ones. So maybe, instead of complaining and questioning the popularity of certain art, you should enjoy it like everyone else.
RosieGirlStar Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am. Its cool art tho.
lgirisu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
this is still better than half the shit in your favorites
RosieGirlStar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
ayman13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
nah she is right is good but aint like THE BEST GOOD really dafuq?
quentilli Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  New Deviant
возвращаем 2007
animaniac102 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SteveHeggen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As it's the most popular deviation from all the time... It's difficult to write something else that: congratulation. 
Anyway, it's very beautiful.
Fuchsworld Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
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NotTooFarFallenAngel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bride escaping? :)
pohatudude Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
that picture is really pretty
Pumpchikin77646 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I couldnt resist commenting on this! i see this every day and i find it so beautiful that it reminded me of a fairy tale
Lovemaster10 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
needs more guy fieri
Yamakio Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loovylee Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
simply-lexi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wow..
Papasez Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Fantastic use of textures and that pose is just perfect. Kudos, that's a beautiful picture.
XxIcyMizuxX Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It is a wonderous piece indeed. The message reminds me alot of the movie "Corpse Bribe" I so love the setting that takes place.
FrankoBald Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  New Deviant
Not every princess finds her prince.. :/
amy-octaputer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Nice!!!!  <3
w8mart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Amazing work !
SincerelyJamie Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist
Very Nice!
Maxtron9000 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats on the new most popular deviation!
andrew-henry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
NotTooFarFallenAngel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great one, is this a wedding dress?
alejandroluisi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Nice feeling
moljames Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  New Deviant Professional Interface Designer
FlakyEspurrPin144 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
missmouse06 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental
hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in you
DesignerTJP Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
"...but Lo, when the famished deprived young beauty finished nibbling her last piece of slightly molded bread, her dashing Lover quietly appeared at the humble entrance gate.

Our Hero, Don Tiepolo, took off his blood stained war weary Gauntlet and pinches our surprised Maiden's cheeks, who suddenly fainted at the dream sight of the young man she'd waited on for so long."

My oh my! What a lovely photographic piece of Art you've done!

Your contrast of colors really brings out the young girl who is feeling so hopeless. Your work made me think of Dutch Painter, Johannes Vermeer
[… ]. He too used a cool grey palette of Northern European Hemispheric colors to invoke mood and character.

I'm not too worried about the Damsel in distress' stricken and imposed disposition for very long. I'm a Dancer, and if I saw this long haired woman in a Hollywood Nightclub, I know how to cheer her up.

Thanks for creating such a beautiful Muse and creative inspiration for The World!
HansGlock Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Beautiful night mare.
BBMcKenzie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
Nukeshi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Amazing. 
xelianthought Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Bayyouna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
marijeberting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
GAJR01BAS0BFF Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Aura-Light Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is like ever after high
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