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Motherland Chronicles #26 - Euphrosyne by zemotion Motherland Chronicles #26 - Euphrosyne by zemotion
For the Motherland Chronicles project :iconmotherlandchronicles: (Follow us on Facebook!)

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

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Zhang Jingna
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Beautiful work!
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.
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janosch1956 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
KatiraMoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Your photos are some of the best I've seen here on dA. :)
HawthornSword Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing. It just captures you so you can't look away at all. It reminds me of Shinichi Maruyama's KUSHO series.
eroltekcan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
bedustreetart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
so beautiful
Sunemous Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
OMG! It's so wonderful *_*
Clampigirl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one reminds me of the Zora people from The Legend of Zelda series. :heart:
betweenbirches Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This shot/character reminds me of Guillermo del Toro's work a bit. Good grief, this is haunting and exquisite.
mynameisToby Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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