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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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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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yiffo2 Featured By Owner 22 hours ago
PrincessNovaRose Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
valhaellah Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
woah, beautiful!
Rekrelle Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Beautifully captured
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.
nikkitoul3000 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww this looks sad :( But good art
xipheop Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  New member
If someone give me a llama, I will donate you a llama !
a-sthenic Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb! :)
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Wow, this looks incredible. :D
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. 
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!
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.
She sort of looks like an anthromorphic unicorn
tony2016 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015   General Artist
Yet the leitmotif requests much sensitivity -I think you have left a lot-. Not sure if she is really sitting in the window, if so is really good lighting (as ever through your gallery. Cangratulations for your awesome work indeed.
alexbrn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
arguably the most famous photo of :)
ORcaMAn001 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am responding a little late, but as I make these comments I am listening to "I would do anything for Love" (Meatloaf, an Old one I admit) but I vision this vision as part of that video, though it probably had nothing to do with this art piece, it brings a new aspect to a Thank you part of my own life
deep & painful but yet to this day one that I will always remember . . . .
the sign to me that is True art, you create something yet it brings life to others in different ways
joy, pain, but overall feelings, so in my for me this is not only a great piece its brings life back to someone that forgot something

Marvelous work & am only sad on one thing that I didn't find your work earlier
I will be looking more into your gallery

Thank you
Elsaicepony Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student 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
Mdmzll91 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful !
Lionsmight Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
It's a beautiful photo! I know this was years ago but I can't help but notice the similarity between the model that was used in this photo & a now very popular & famous pop singer. She looks like...Taylor Swift!?!?
Smoking122 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Love the photo
Object---Collector Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
I will never forget this inspiring work...;}
phillebovsky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Great work !
Techie8 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
"I forgot to feed the dog."
ZefanHu Featured By Owner 2 days ago
LpsNebula Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Interface Designer
AnimeGirl832 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Artist
Bunny Emoji-10 (Loved) [V1] 
sofiaqueen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Yurippi-Nakamura Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful I love the concept
Firecat15 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
How long has it been, 8 years, since this was posted? Still breathtaking.
LizaByte Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is breathtaking.
mantos Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
CODFANZ Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Congratulations for making the all time popular deviation 
zecle Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015   Digital Artist
i saw a white centaur girl at first.
lovebuggyk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! The photographer really captured emotion in this photo. It says so many words without really saying anything. I love this piece. Props to the photographer!
Yuzuru-Sasaki Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
What can I say? Is absolutely beatiful
susan-the-hedgehog1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely i love your photography
kaya205 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Wow wow wow it's breathtaking
MelodyLunar Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, and looking at the art and the name of it gives me the feels 
PureBoredomArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful
VladimirAlucard Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Very pretty
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Artist
Your fu kn kiddn me R I G H  T
I T/////P[OINJT>>>
kittyriffic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you freaking out about the pageviews and favorites? Yeah ik, I can't believe it either ;o;
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Artist
Im sorry.. im confused,,,
page views.... numbers...Not ART....
Yeah i measure...i watch 2 many people..

As for you.... Z...... Rock on.,..
kittyriffic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist I'M confused XD
You men this stuff right?
akaVal Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Clap Clap Clap 
JigabytesS Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
swaroop1947 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Great composition and a beautiful form and figure!!!
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