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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...


*Edit: Updated with larger file now! :D

Photography/Art Direction: Zhang Jingna
Model: Sveta

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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 manicho 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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Krazy-Kriti Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
wow :)
laynesolo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice.. check my artworks too:

keep doin' great job!
Kay-March Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Beautiful work.
Koolgirman900 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
(Sorry. Don't read this if you don't believe in chain mail. I don't take risks.)
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
sodanyan40 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, Well I am dead
YalovaLee Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014   Interface Designer
Wow super girl 
NineFireStar Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Wow, very nice! I like the framing, I suppose my only question is what is holding that train up? :P I don't know if you want critique, but personally I would have included the same amount of wall on the right side of the window and something similar above it (if possible). Very nice anyhow.
PiercieShields Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The wall looks very rough. The light chiffon of the dress would be quick to stick to it (and probably rip without the direction of a photographer). And by having the light dress drape off to the lower left, it created a counter to the dark of the window at the top right. It gives the photograph a much needed balance :)
neekalunardance Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
still a favorite. I remember when this was first posted :)
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