First of a triptych! Ever since MLC #1 I'd been hoping to photograph the large masks from Casin dei Nobili I saw in Venice. I'm so glad to be given the chance to work with these pieces of art. Thank you so much Valentina!
Also Motherland Chronicles 6 months!! Hooray.
Photography: Zhang Jingna
Hair: Junya Nakashima
Makeup: Viktorija Bowers
Model: Germaine Persinger
Photo Assistants: Ngoc Vu, Ernie Chang, Tiffany Liu
Mask by Casin dei Nobili
© Zhang Jingna
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And so eerily captivating!
Her stance and how the material is moving makes it look as if you've summoned her from another world which adds another layer of eerie.
At first I thought it was maybe something to do with Gods and Goddesses because, from the thumbnail, she reminded me of the Goddess Kali with the mask/headdress and the blue-ish hue to the overall image but especially the body paint.
Something I'm not too keen on, is the way her hair her positioned. I think it probably has blown that way but the way it crosses over her chest takes away from the streamline curve of her body and also, where a strand comes over the top of the material, by her hand. The material has quite a contrast, being so much paler and the hair seems to break up the natural flow. But maybe it's just me on that.
The lighting is perfect. The way it catches just enough of her hair to show you that it's there is and as if it is almost an extension to the material is lovely.
Overall, this is a terrific image and the series in which it's part of is equally beautiful.
That said, I'll continue watching to see what you do in the future.
Anyway that said I do appreciate the comment and it did make me review the pictures a little more closely, thanks!
Regardless, your work is worthy of being called art, without a doubt. Thank you for your consideration and feedback.
It's awesome! You did a great job.