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Behind the scenes: blog.zhangjingna.com/2013/02/m…

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Hair: Linh Nguyen
Makeup: Wendy Karcher
Model: Yana Shmaylova/Marilyn NY
Photo assistants: Tony Li, Deborah Baik



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This is an amazing piece from the mask to the slump of the (bare) shoulder. I saw this and felt some grip on my stomach for this woman. But the emotion seems to get lost in the mask too, which made me sad to see that such a beautiful piece could take away from another. Her hair also seemed to take from the impact and visuality of this picture. I wish that there was some type of knowledge that could be included into this image, but I what is in front of my eyes does not disappoint me. I really like this and hope to see more from you and your creativity.
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A brief critique, as I am very busy....
The mixture of the mask, the feathers and the wind-swept hairstyle is very evocative, depicting a unusual bird/human animalism. Nonetheless, I feel that the sadness and isolation of the model (by some grand anonymity) are more important and more visually potent than the animalistic qualities of the work. The photograph works well, but the fact that the you cannot see beyond the shoulder of the model does create a visual ambiguity. Should the human/bird be in flight (or a pose suggesting flight?) or crossing the sea alone (black and white may indicate a sea bird)? The black background also leaves the viewer guessing at the meaning of the work.

So, a little puzzling... Perhaps we should see more of the model or view her from the bottom of the neck upwards which would frame her face and hair? But, nevertheless an attractive and moody shot depicting animalism, femininity and lonliness.

:-)
Simon
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Gazlan-Sahmeiy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Hug +fav Heart :happybounce: thxo
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Hannah-Rebecca Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Sorry, but i could't resist. Your concept wouldn't get out of my head, so i made this: hannah-rebecca.deviantart.com/… 
I hope you like it. 
If not i will delete it immediately :)

Your art is stunning and simply breathtaking.
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Karin-Art Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've used your idea :heart: I hope you'll like it :happybounce: [link] :hug:
Have a nice day! :)
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iatesantaforlunch Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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ember-snow Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Contrary to what a previous deviant said, I think the blue looks beautiful against the blond hair. And the mask is gorgeous--doesn't look cheap at all. This is a beautiful photo. :)
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HeartOfDeath Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
this is fantastic
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uqbar1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
IMHO, the various elements that go into the composition and presentation of this image do not seem to have much coherence. The pale blue color combined with the blond hair is very discordant, but not in an interesting way.. The mask looks cheap, and the model is posing as though she is clueless...as though she's just waiting until the shutter is released so she can take off the costuming. Now others might think this is a wonderful image. If it makes you feel good to read positive responses go right ahead.
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DarkReigns Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Masks always give this mysterious feel to the person who's wearing one. But this is different - it feels like this woman is not wearing a mask but actually is showing herself from the inside.
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
So Beautiful...:heart:...!!!
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:iconvillenueve:
Villenueve Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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tinaateurface Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Photographer
Hi, just letting you know that I've shared your art on Quality Captured [link]. Thanks so much for putting out amazing artwork!
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tinaateurface Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Hi, just letting you know that I've shared your art on Quality Captured [link]. Thanks so much for putting out amazing artwork!
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Zunelky Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Photographer
Hi, you've been featured here! [link]
:heart:
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:icongreynomore:
greynomore Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Beautiful<3
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Pemfrendo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Looks amazing
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:iconecash30:
ecash30 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I fux wit it!
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Akshobhyia Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work !
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:iconmorphine-girl:
morphine-girl Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is absolutely stunning
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Almatheya-Andra Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
featured here:[link]
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zydrius32 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Love that look... :blushes:
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WontDieACopy71 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good Lord, this is gorgeous. All aspects of this photo are so striking... I found myself just starting for a few moments. The soft definitions of her curls mixed with the hard details of the mask are really amazing. And, the dark background just makes everything stand out. Such a gorgeous photograph! :heart:
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csimondsphotography Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Beautiful.
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Kaza-kaizen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
cool
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Kryseis-Art Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful work is featured here : [link]
:glomp: :love:
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Bushaqua Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Loved it:D
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sae85 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Crazy hair, like Michelle Pfeiffer's as Selina Kyle from Batman Return. Lovely work, as always~
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Just amazing :love:
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:iconpokeyart:
PokeyArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Just one word : beautiful ...
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011Art Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
This great artwork is in my "February Favorites" Journal - [link] - Keep up the good work!
Oo.:boing:.oO
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CasheeFoo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Beautiful... :heart:
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tuxsuti Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, just beautiful!
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Sweet-Suki Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is has such impact. In fact, it's like I can hear the sound of a porcelain vase crash and shatter as I look at this picture. The mask stands out so much, it takes a moment to realize that it's attached to a body as well. I really like how the model's eyes didn't show through the holes. It almost seems like it's remorseful. The spread of her hair and the feathers on the mask looks like a bird about to take off in flight. It's very beautiful. It makes me hold my breath in fear of breaking the moment and in patience to see what may happen next.
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Vail-Combat-Irtis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Who made the mask? I'd like to see more of her/his works. :)
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:iconwhu-wei:
whu-wei Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
lovely :)
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:iconvmpnproudofit:
Vmpnproudofit Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Can I make the mask? I'm asking for permission to borrow the pattern. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE?
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:iconsonods:
sonods Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So inspirational!
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:iconmasacchi:
Masacchi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
This is beautiful!
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TornadoMetVolcano Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3
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anyluz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hermosa
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PensiveGiraffe Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
I absolutely LOVE this! Beautiful! :heart:
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is insanely cool, very nice work!
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alybabyy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Nice pic ;)
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Wellspring-Station Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing work once more, the makeup and accessories are very beautiful.
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:iconpain-au-chocolat:
pain-au-chocolat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, love the retouch!
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Gloworm99 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very amazing and beautiful. I love it. Just looking at it and I feel like there's much more depth to it :)
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ValentinaWhite Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Just beautiful. Great shot, as always! :heart:
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punkyitz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:bulletred:Beautiful shot!
Looks like the mask from 'Eyes Wide Shut'. I've seen it in other photographs.
Can you tell me what it is?
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