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Motherland Chronicles 14 - Self Portrait in Water2 by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 14 - Self Portrait in Water2 by zemotion
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Photography/Model: Zhang Jingna
Assistant: Ngoc Vu

I'm going to miss my blue hair.

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:iconeloisesurlalune:
I love the flowers mixed with the skin, it looks so feminine. My own work is about mixing women to vegetal elements, so I like yours too ;) The blue hair, the pink make up and the face expression gives to the painting so kind of magic and strange beauty. It could be a human, a doll or some creature from an exotic planet ... The dark background gives some mystery and makes the light of the face even more striking but in a smooth, soft way. The whole painting evokes a feminine, mysterious, dark (but not gothic) and poetic atmosphere. Maybe the girl could be a spirit, a ghost, a creature from a fairytale... Your work is really beautiful, go on ... Eloise sur la Lune, between Nantes & Reunion Island, France
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I'm prefacing this by saying I'm not a photographer, so grain of salt there. Anyway, I adore the way you use color here, the blue from your hair really sticks out against the black and against your skin and just looks stunning. It helps that you're a stunning person as well, but the camera is able to capture all of that grace and life to show it to the audience. The flowers being bright also helps to offset the paleness of your skin and the vibrancy of the blue in your hair. I also really like that this is a self portrait from the Motherland Chronicles, it really fits with the other pieces by being a seemingly simple image that when looked at manages to provoke the audience into introspection. All of the photos from this set (and I've only seen the photos and a handful of the paintings) are engaging and lovely to look at and really just stunning.

If I had money I'd buy a print of this, it's that good. I guess the only downside would be that this piece if very much like many self-portraits in that its the subject alone in the dark essentially, which is amazing but not very original.
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MinorFiction Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You continue to amaze! Your work with color texture light and expression is...beyond my meager ability to proper justice to. The blue and white in your hair is simply breathtaking! The water is not a visible element but it brings an ethereal feel to this museum quality piece. You also chose your model very well. Her face and expression move the heart. A triumph. You are a professional artist and you work is...gloriously beautiful.   
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scar-dog Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
You are a work of art. Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.
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Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing self portrait Butterfly Bright-Lt-Blue - F2U! 
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jhadelapena Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:dalove:
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:iconaperfumesmelody:
aperfumesmelody Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Beautiful.
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:iconkaza-kaizen:
Kaza-kaizen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
beautiful shot
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:iconsepulcravo:
Sepulcravo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
ella es un paraíso... muy bonito
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:iconboykins:
BOYKINS Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey you've been featured in my da journal [link]
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:iconlone-n-bitter-ro:
Lone-n-Bitter-Ro Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Pretty awesome, from the hair to the pose, especially that shade of blue. Love it.
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:iconjamesjollay:
JamesJollay Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Photographer
This is one of my all time favorites out of all your work. Beautiful.
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:icondarknessrising13:
darknessrising13 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
This is just downright gorgeous!!! I love the coloring, the lighting, and...well...all of it!! :) Beautiful, stunning...
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Beautiful colours!
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:iconaimiyuharmonia92:
Aimiyuharmonia92 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Photographer
Love it
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:iconanubis-x:
anubis-x Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and truly imaginative, and I gotta say, love the frosted blue look to your hair, it gives you that gorgeous ethearial look!
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:iconkadddy:
Kadddy Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart::heart::heart::heart:Love it!:heart::heart::heart::heart:
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yardameus Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Always love your self-portraits. So beautiful and serene, in a very intrespective and melancholy way. Amazing.
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Caleb9849 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Just gorgeous.
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:iconhollycromerphoto:
HollyCromerPhoto Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
I love this series and all of your photographs, this one is one of my favorites :)
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yardameus Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I love all your photography, but I really love your self-portraits. Stirring yet peaceful. Amazing.
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:iconzemotion:
zemotion Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconyardameus:
yardameus Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Oops, double posted. That's how much I love it.
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shutter-fox Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Photographer
That's so pretty!

~f/d.c
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damoser Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
this is such an amazing set. i love the colors
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:iconsoulsilk:
Soulsilk Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Fabulous. I am loving the Motherland Chronicles!!
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:iconpiojilla:
Piojilla Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is more beautiful. This photo are in my favourites. Great job!
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:iconstoopsolo:
stoopsolo Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Beautiful, a lovely piece of work
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:iconandersvolker:
andersvolker Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I would like to know the dream of the model. It is happy and waiting for a bit of luck?
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Toyona Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awwh you'll change it?? I love your hair>< its such an awesome combo~~..oh right, this is the pic for which my cousin said that she's got a friend who looks alot like you XD
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
...Fantastic work!...:clap:
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:iconzhurskar:
zhurskar Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Marvelous! Love the lighting and color balance. Well done ;)
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:iconchevronchaise:
ChevronChaise Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this photo! The blue in your hair frames it well. Great capture.
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:iconelfvenartist:
Elfvenartist Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconmrmd53:
mrmd53 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Why not try Purple?
I agree the Blue is Lovely!
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Vivid-K Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh noes! Will you change your hair? :O I love it this way.

And just as always: amazing picture. :hug:
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Jirba Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
The eyebrows are tooooo perfect
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:iconpie-chrstn:
pie-chrstn Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! How did you do the eyebrows? O:
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:iconhayley--jade:
hayley--jade Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured! : [link] :hug:
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ThePillowGrabber Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the colour was done a while ago already, but I love your new hair. :heart:
Motherland Chronicles is a fantastic series so far and, this photograph, in particular, looks surreal.
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:iconexcalababe:
Excalababe Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are so beautiful...
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:iconnewbeginning2013:
newbeginning2013 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful:heart:
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
beautiful self portrait. it has a majectic and fantasy like feel at once. nice.
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:iconirislady:
Irislady Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This is gorgeous
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avalanchepark Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
:>)

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:iconscootie-chan:
Scootie-chan Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kirei...<3

There's just no words to sum up how beautiful this picture is~ :heart:
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:iconariadnese:
ariadnese Featured By Owner May 8, 2013   Photographer
This has to be one of my favorite pieces by you. And the model is stunning, I love the blue and white hair.
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JammyJen Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
haha she's the model.
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:iconariadnese:
ariadnese Featured By Owner May 8, 2013   Photographer
Lol I totally realized that after I read the description :p just didn't think someone could be such and amazing photographer AND model.
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:icondanarashidi:
DanaRashidi Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's too beautiful..
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onekhd Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cool
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:iconferriore:
ferriore Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This incredibly awesome!! Truly beautiful <3
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