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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

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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400 out of 413 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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takomaru Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
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 3 days ago  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
cayixobatu Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  New Deviant

Your work has been featured HERE

WalterKarsemeijer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
I'd like to see some other works of art get a chance once in a while. 
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  New Deviant 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:
THEBanana316 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ethereal. Really, just gorgeous.
SupportiveBunny Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  New Deviant
MISTERALEXS Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
HNalley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
I love this,,,just beautiful!
Evil-Evan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  New Deviant
how is this shit the most popular piece?
Cometpluto Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist
I know, right?
Bountybreeder Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  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 Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist
I don't think its shit, I just don't quite get why this is so popular.
Bountybreeder Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I was talking about the original writer of it.
Cometpluto Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Oh, Ok
RaihaMoon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :)
Leon-Arkibak Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
hot damn this is still number 1 eh
HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015   Photographer
SEVIR04 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
This is absolutely mesmerizing 
PicassoEnigma Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Congrats Miss! This is the most popular deviation of all time!
RosieGirlStar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist how is this the most popular dev of all time?!?! -________-
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is not. Only have more pageviews that the real first one
Varenich Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  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 Aug 31, 2015  New Deviant Student 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 Student 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.
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