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Motherland Chronicles 9 - Portrait of Anna by zemotion Motherland Chronicles 9 - Portrait of Anna by zemotion
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Photography: Jingna Zhang
Stylist: Venetia Sng
Hair & Makeup: Dewi Mahoney
Model: Anna M @ Ave Management
Photo Assistants: Phyllicia Wang, Melvin Wong


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Looking at this photograph, I can see that this piece is definitely the more simpler ones out of your entire body of work. Although I enjoy your more complex pieces that provided the viewer more details and colors to indulge in, there a few things I like about this particular piece and an aspect or two could be placed into consideration to strengthen similar pieces like this one in the future.

The first thing I like about this piece is that your body is the same color as the background. This gives her head and hands a somewhat "floating" quality that intrigues the audience even though we know she is wearing a black colored garment. I also like the simplicity of the lighting. This kind of lighting really enhances the natural beauty of the model and allows the viewer to feel the authenticity of the photograph.

One thing I could like to mention that could possibly enhance the piece is to place the model slightly more the left of the photograph so it would be more asymmetrical in terms of composition. This will make the piece slightly more dramatic.

Conclusively, the audience may appreciate this beautiful piece in terms of simplicity and genuineness.
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Critique by Ronover Apr 4, 2013, 2:10:55 PM
Although I am in no way a professional photographer, I feel that my artistic knowledge can help critique this piece:

From what I can witness, this piece renders a simple and elegant portrait of the female model, shrouded by the darkness of her own dress and the background. Although it really pops the idea of a 'portrait', there seems to be no true elements of your usual photographs: a touch of Zemotion, if you will.

However the technique seems to be there: crisp edges, good focus, and fairly interesting framing. What is the message you intend to give? That is debatable, however the bigger question is can the model do more? Can you angle the photograph in a way that it does not resemble a simple awkward Elementary-School picture? I am not sure myself, as there is probably an infinite amount of possibilities.

In conclusion, this piece is truly a "Portrait". Beautiful, elegant, and crisp to the eyes. The dark and unsaturated colours bring some attention from afar; is she hiding from the darkness? Protecting herself? Is she a character of the dark?

I, Ronover, am pleased to witness this beautiful photograph.

Keep on going!
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2BeSolo Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
she s got a crazy charm Heart Heart Heart 
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sinan525 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
I used this image here:  sinan525.deviantart.com/art/th…    Thank you... 
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seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
She's so beautiful :)
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PlayerRAY01 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I did a pastel of this picture as a present for a friend's birthday, free of course! Would you like to see it? :)
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Loochi Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured in my Journal [link] :aww:
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Soulsilk Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Stunning
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greeksalada Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Gorgeous pic! :)
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Miyazu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
she is soooo beautiful
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:iconpapayacrazy:
PapayaCrazy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Photographer
Beautiful! :)
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful! Very classy
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ObscureSanctuary Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
This is lovely and just so simple that it's perfect
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jwb007 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
lovely shot, beautiful model
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nienkezijlstra Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
she is amazing!
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GoodnightMoon18 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
She has got to be one of the most woman I have ever seen! :heart:
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solarianfairy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I love how all your works looks so classical and elegant) :hear:
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Vibratum Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Great contrast ! :heart:
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:iconraspeire:
raspeire Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A beautiful piece. The model seems to engage with us. Really nice.
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hellheaven17 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very well-done. Thank you for putting this up, i will be putting this under my favorites.
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theRealJohnnyCanuck Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Gorgeous!
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avalanchepark Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
symphony in black - this one is really very nice
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lunskun Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she is very beautiful !
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IceAngel1234 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
♥ She's just gorgeous!
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asemharun Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty!
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DorianOrendain Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful portrait!
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AVRIAH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
so beautiful...<3
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BlueMoonScorpio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
she looks a lot like me!
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awww... beautiful AND studious
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chechikaa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
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RockerRainMarie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very mysterious and pretty!
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linelalune Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Marant, cela ressemble beaucoup à ce que j'ai posté il y a plus d'une semaine .... cette masse noire qui crée un effet très particulier laissant alors le sujet éclairé et plus clair, ce qui le rend nettement découpé et encore plus présent /....
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Alice2021 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Photographer
wow stunning image! love how you handle the hands, lovely!
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Roy02 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice :)
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jamieck Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
very beautiful picture :)
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kimo-rain Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
nice
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Kallonephile Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Very nice.
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:iconloochi:
Loochi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Every single picture you create is a piece of art. Simply wow.
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
fabulous work...:heart:...!!!
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Lilithmae1231 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, this is so pretty. Great shot!
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WhiteDance Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist
she is pretty)
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RoosterBlue Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning work! Your photography is such an inspiration, lady. :heart:
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Florinde Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
So beautiful :3
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leonblazefire Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Nice skin and very good facial expression. I just wonder if it is my monitor or the shadow is a bit hard to see, I wish I can see a bit more of the shadow from her clothes so that she doesn't appear to just melt into the darkness. Kool photo, love it.
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andersvolker Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It is again an individual portrait of a a beautiful but serious or well pious woman with the book as a symbol of their interests.
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Cantabiles Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Absolutely love how her clothes melt with the dark surrounding!
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DarkSilenceSyneria Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
It's so emotional! I love it!
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xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She reminds me a little of the actress who plays Sansa Stark in GofThrones =]
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evaniron Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Stunning- she looks like a thin version of Adele!
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EmpressofAndes Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice photo and beautiful girl! :love:
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ToGetHim Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
SO epic photo! Really amazing!
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