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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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Check out my artbook project :iconmotherlandchronicles: for more fantasy artworks!

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

Included in regular and limited editions of Something Beautiful, as well as my Postcard Collection.


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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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420 out of 437 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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283 out of 300 deviants thought this was fair.

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Prettygirls44 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  New Deviant
Very beautiful, your are very talented
ArchEmperor Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
JoannaHashim Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVEYHERE Featured By Owner 6 days ago
That's a great pic
elenartphotography Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful job!!
pyratelass Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I think it sucks that people pay to be on the front page. This has been the first thing I see on deviant art in a long time and I'm tired of seeing it.
RieyTails Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Student Artist
Very beautiful, also sad because she seems lonely :( but great photography :D
Stoneheart69 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
this is me
KangTengri Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015   Photographer
Your work is featured here
elenartphotography Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful. Love it !!!Heart 
ravisingh5 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  New Deviant
MakeArtZH Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  New Deviant
Love it!
MasonKronik Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
Sucks ass you're all dumb
Lirrena Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice photo. It's great when even photography can remind you of something. The description helps a lot, of course. 
sxc1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Can you all laugh at me kissing ass please and favourite it
KlareneChanteuse Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! is it ok if I can use this as a reference please?
RoseOfADifferentKind Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cry everytime
LarenaRaphajelle Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful picture and a beautiful description
aandongeng Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
pretty cool

please check my galery…
firegiant3 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Absolutely beautiful picture! Hauntingly sexy while still being tasteful!
MsValentines Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It looks so fascinating *Free Icon/Emote* Surprised Pusheen 
xr201 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Jaz00 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Mangamax97 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Student Filmographer
Sarvian Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
beautttiiiiiiiiiiiful,toucccching ----------and--------------------dooooooooooooont make me cry.
Adaptainer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  New Deviant
Very beautiful.
Sleepy-Sheep-Studios Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
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takomaru Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Even though your body of work is so extense; love the mood of this one; great lighting with the Profotos I imagine...lovely...takomaru
CartoonyKat Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
that's beautiful i can really feel the emotions of it
AccioPumpkin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Blind-Desyre Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Beautiful, desolate sadness, that equals fairytale forgotten, lost and buried.
jacky9998 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
WalterKarsemeijer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
I'd like to see some other works of art get a chance once in a while. 
BlackSheepHaven Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
I do wish deviantart had a rotating rating system (kinda like reddit does, though maybe with a randomizer for high rated pieces, in a mass gallery)... I did like this was the first time I saw it, but I'm beginning to resent it a bit now.
WalterKarsemeijer Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
I think it displays all the time because of my settings. (view most popular of all time)
IKKEENJIJ Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
zvoehi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
the emotions in the picture are beautiful!
LEGEND634 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please donate me scroll down for more info…
SEMPERFIBC Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Sparkling--leemade Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful *.*
C0ren71n Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Very nice !
Halweg Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great Photos!
XxToxicfangxX Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
why is this on the front page every time I log on? Is there something wrong or is this just super mega popular?
RotRubin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably b/c you have it set to most popular of all time, and this photo is the most viewed & faved item on deviantart. c:
BlackSheepHaven Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Ohhh, that makes sense I guess. But the giant flaw with this is that being first one seen every time the site is opened (it is beautiful, don't get me wrong) it will only contribute to the popularity of this one piece, and not be entirely fair to others... is anyone trying to find a more fair solution for this or...?
RotRubin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's the gist of it. And no there is a solution, but it's entirely up to the user. Essentially on the top bar it's set to 'browse' and Browse is automatically set to 'most popular of all time' (on the left, where the original search bar is located). You can change it to 'What's hot' or 'undiscovered' and well as 'daily deviations' (all on top) or on the left to 'newest' (which tbh I don't recommend) and 'popular 8 hours', etc

Most popular of all time is essentially a landing or a splash page, just to show the best dA has to offer so to speak, it's up to the user to customize and make more stuff available to them, if that makes sense ^ ^;;;
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