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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...


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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 )
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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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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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w8mart Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Amazing work !
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:iconsincerelyjamie:
SincerelyJamie Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist
Very Nice!
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:iconmaxtron9000:
Maxtron9000 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats on the new most popular deviation!
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:iconandrew-henry:
andrew-henry Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
outstanding 
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:iconnottoofarfallenangel:
NotTooFarFallenAngel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great one, is this a wedding dress?
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:iconalejandroluisi:
alejandroluisi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Nice feeling
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:iconmoljames:
moljames Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  New Deviant Professional Interface Designer
Amazing.
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:iconflakyespurrpin144:
FlakyEspurrPin144 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
2 MILLION VIEWS. WOW.
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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
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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
[ commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil… ]. 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!
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:iconhansglock:
HansGlock Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Beautiful night mare.
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:iconbbmckenzie:
BBMcKenzie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconnukeshi:
Nukeshi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Amazing. 
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Impressive. 
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:iconbayyouna:
Bayyouna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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:iconmarijeberting:
marijeberting Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  New Deviant
Wonderful
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:icongajr01bas0bff:
GAJR01BAS0BFF Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Nice
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:iconaura-light:
Aura-Light Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is like ever after high
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:iconaestro1215:
Aestro1215 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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:iconnatureva:
natureva Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  New Deviant
Beautiful and creative!!! Great work.
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:iconach11es:
Ach11es Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Huhh?
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:iconvelociraptor-goddess:
lovely artwork
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:icondavidvsgoliath:
DavidVSGoliath Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Fantastic
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:iconmateyc:
Mateyc Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nossa. *-*
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
wow so moving
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:iconxxyukiko111xx:
xXYukiko111Xx Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WARNING IF YOU STOP READING YOU WILL DIE TONIGHT. Hi im Mike. Im 11 years old but im dead now, I had no friends…
If you do not post this to 20 pictures you will die tonight at exactly 11:59pm.
DONT BELIEVE ME?

A guy named Jake read this and laughed later that night I took a knife
out of his kitchen and stabbed him to death. You dont wanna be Jake do
you?

A girl named Sandra read this and only posted it to 10 pictures
SILLY
GIRL SHES ONLY 11 BUT OH WELL. That day she saw me and ran to her
grandmas house…She asked her could she use the bathroom…but guess what I
was already there
Shes now in a coma.

A smart guy named Phill read this and posted it to 20 pictures because he was scared... The next morning he won the lottery
And his Girlfriend accepted his marrige.

0 pictures-Death
10 pics-Coma
20-Pics somthing good will happen. TIC TOC OMG TRY THIS!!!!!!!!!!! IT REALLY WORKS
YOU HAVE TO READ THE WHOLE THING OR IT WON'T WORK!!!
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snowy16445 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ooh, pretty!
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:iconrtyson49:
rtyson49 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
"her dress is getting dirty"
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:icongetout06:
GetOut06 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its amazing! fantastic colours
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:iconyancalai:
Yancalai Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW
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:iconahrolkah:
Ahrolkah Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i dont get it
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:iconlazerdragon12:
lazerdragon12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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 your room

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:iconbunnu-mi:
bunnu-mi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SERIOUSLY. STOP CHAIN MAIL. IT'S NOT REAL.
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:iconcrimsonbreeze:
CrimsonBreeze Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
this is beautiful!
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:iconninjadebbie:
ninjadebbie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! The titel exactly discribes the picture :)
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:icongodslove21:
godslove21 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
amazing !!
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:iconyiffo2:
yiffo2 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Wtf?
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:iconprincessnovarose:
PrincessNovaRose Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh.
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:iconvalhaellah:
valhaellah Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
woah, beautiful!
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:iconrekrelle:
Rekrelle Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Beautifully captured
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:icontigerlilywarior:
This picture reminds me of the song "If I had a heart" by Fever Ray, specifically the 2nd refrain (starting 2:02 mins in).

The song reflects upon hurt and loss and is both haunting and ethereal. Like this picture.
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:iconnikkitoul3000:
nikkitoul3000 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww this looks sad :( But good art
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:iconxipheop:
xipheop Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
If someone give me a llama, I will donate you a llama !
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:icona-sthenic:
a-sthenic Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb! :)
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:iconbluerosekelly:
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Wow, this looks incredible. :D
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:iconoreon-la:
Oreon-la Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. and I have to say, it kinda reminds me of silent hill too. has that look/feel to it. 
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:iconmitherl:
Mitherl Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just want to say, real quick (I'm supposed to be doing something else, but you know how dA draws you in) that I love the desperation shown here. The absolute feel of emotion is amazing. I love it!
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:iconskyeravenhelliquinn:
SkyeRavenHelliquinn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very deep and heartfelt photograph you have here. Love the contrast of the dress with the dismal background.
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