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Kate 4 by zemotion Kate 4 by zemotion
From one of the shoots I did in New York~!

This super sweet girl opened Jean Paul Gaultier's show last season and is in the current issue of Dazed & Confused. So happy for her! :love:

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Styling: Donald Hicks
Hair: Charlie Taylor
Makeup: Mischa Shahzada
Model: Kate Kondas/MC2
Photo Assistant: Arissa Ha



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I would say first that I saw the other photos from that shooting, and I chose this one to make a critique because it is simply my favorite.

All begin with the begining, so let's see how the top of the photo is made. One color : the blue sky...what best background could we find than what the nature gives us ?
Then, another color : the hair, black and shaped as a wind flow of this flawless sky. This gives a great contrast, the model is identified and the background too, the artists are on their chairs.
I slip my glance to the fac of the model, who is a truely beauty.
Eyes closed, porcelain skin, mouth gently opened like if she was whispering.
Good contrast with the sky thanks to the light perfectly mastered.
It gives me the impression the model is kissing the sky with all her love.

My eyes are going down and see that metal piece all around the neck, reflecting some buildings, roofs or others, but not the photographer or the rest of the team : great performance.
This piece is really important to the rest of the composition because it brings light and reflects which sculpt the model's face. I see in that a sort of corset glowing for the neck, maintaining and giving this pose to the model.

I go down and look at the bottom of the photo. The first thing catching my eyes is this huge contrast between the model's arm, the dress and the background.
The arm is quite interesting because they've got the same color than the face, so clear, so smouth and a bit cold someway ; it insists on the natural of the model for me (not too much make up and a cood utilisation of a reflector).
The dress is made with a fabric reflecting all what is around...and still not the photographer ! There is also a great contrast with the background. The background itself is rather dark, so is it working with that black dress ?
Yes and rather very well ! Good choice of the lens explain that.

So to summarize, there is a good control of the light, the lens, the colors and the place. Personally, I like it but, some people could find the photo too cold because of its porcelain blue orientation of the colors.

On one word : bravo
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MQdsGER Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
me gusta esta lindo
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CHARLESWHELLENS Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Stunning
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LadyStarDustxx Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
amazing
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Flane-kanja Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning. There is something discreet and futuristically technological looking about this - she's definitely an android :)
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shutter-fox Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Photographer
Great work, as always. :]

~f/D.C
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spirosk-photography Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Photographer
Very nice series!
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pjcvdpol Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
wow
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MitraBebop Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
How does the skin look so marble white?
Is it the makeup, lighting, or a combination?
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xlandar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I would have a hard time with these fashion pieces... all the reflections of everything around
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Miyazu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lovelyyy!!
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