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Going through archives to update agents with hi-res. Really like this uncropped version used for Harper's Bazaar Vietnam's 1st anniversary issue cover. Featuring Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van. ♥

Harper's Bazaar Vietnam, July 2012

Photography: Zhang Jingna
Styling: Phuong My
Hair: Cường Hoàn Lệ
Makeup: Valerie Vonprisk
Model: Ngo Thanh Van

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The first thought I had when looking at this image was "magazine cover". Sure enough when I read the description it was in fact a shot for a cover.

It's composition is well suited for magazine media, your main subject is bold, beautiful and in the centre of the frame leaving plenty of room for the usual magazine clutter font. There is even enough head room for a bold magazine title. If it weren't for a magazine, I'd say there was too much head room.

What I enjoy best in this image is all that extra space around the subject. The cluster of flowers are well organized to the dainty white flower that is the model. The lighting is soft and kind of hazy, adding a dream like effect. The strong light from the window pouring in is just what the flowers need to bloom so tenaciously in the frame.

Though surrounding a model with flowers is nothing new, I find this image refreshing. You can't quite tell if the flowers are real or artificial. In the end, it doesn't really matter because there is so much fauna that it makes the image so overly romantic that you just get lost in the pure boldness of the shot.

I'm not a fan of the dress the model is wearing, but that's not the point. It's a bold, delicate, and just plain luxurious gown, matching the cool looking personality that is the model. I don't know the model either, but this image is enough to make me at least want to pick up the magazine and see who she is.
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8 out of 8 deviants thought this was fair.

It's a big honor for me to have an oportonety to write my opinion on such a fine work, of an artist I admire and follow for a long time.

This work really pops up in many ways, with a classic touch of flower theme all around from the flower jars to the sofa and the model's dress. It contains a good amount of passion and sexy touch by the legs exposure and model's look and calm body language. Also, the natural look of the furniture is a great base for such picture.
The picture has one more interesting thing to catch the eye of - a group of flowers near the model's legs, which adds something to think about - some isolated flowers on the ground when all the rest are properly made.
For all of that I chose to give 5 stars on Vision and Originality. This picture shows a great setup from the whole crew, which is very noticeable.

I have no much to say about the Technique of this picture, because it's very noticeable to see there are a lot of profession work in here in posing, frame building and lighting use. Yet I can point a few things to have a notice about.
The lighting and color are good and deliver a special atmosphere to the watcher, getting to stay on the picture more then a few seconds, like a rich paint. But I feel it has too bright tone in the model area, which makes her blend-in the whole picture instead of pop her out more.
I had a bit hard hand on that with a 4 stars but it's the little things to get the most, as I feel it.

For the Impact and sum up my critique I only have a few words to say -

When watching this picture, it feels and smells like a rich royal garden in it's elegant aspect.
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WangJundu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ok, more likely your boyfriend
WangJundu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Did you just recently lose one of your dear family members?
AnastasiaSav Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
lilrainbowchaser Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This is really stunning!
KieuMy97 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ngô Thanh Vân!
AnneaGoewin Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
You've been featured: [link]
MikiyoOo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This got featured here -> [link] <3
7oran Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Piimocial Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous :)
gabrielhaynes Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
The composition of this piece is jaw dropping. It also inspires me to take more chances
e-uphoria Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Photographer
you have been featured here [link] :star:
deer-o Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Photographer
AMAZING setting!
Isalovesphotography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
just awesome... i wish i could be possible to do such things but i could not even buy so many flowers :aww:
Anastasia-Mask-Photo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
simply amazing
graphicsurge Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
THis has a great 70's feel to it~
CinnamonStewart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Photographer
This is absolutely stunning!! Amazing photograph!
ASlovesLisa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   General Artist
This really inspire me :)
ANJELL23 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
rosebin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
so nice ^__^.
PhilK5 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Western women have lost the ability to be feminine because they've allowed themselves to be brainwashed by man haters and lesbians. As a result, if you want femininity, look east. Butchness resides in the west.
LarissaLoyd Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
ray-ray-ray Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
BirdFoxWolf Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Such a fan of your work. Would love to pose for you one day! :heart:
convallie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is her dress made with flowers too ?
alexandra-petcu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Photographer
i love the composition!
EnternalSaga Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
im vietnamese and im so proud of it, thank you!!!
zemotion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
evikted Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So gorgeous!
MelissaGriffin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow,this Is breath taking.I adore It!!! :D
malaugusto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Photographer
This gorgeous work has been featured here: People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 37.
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM!

NashCity Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
CM-DixieDesign Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! :dalove:
IIOANA-DOUBLEYE Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
still not enough flowers
AliciaLoriGatica Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Writer
Natashafaithz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
This is stunning! Classy, classy. And the shoes - to die for!
Kirraleisasexybeast Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
i love this so so so so so so much
KelseyWilliams Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an absolutely stunning photograph. I love the soft lighting-it really makes you take the whole photo in all at once, which is wonderful.
CierraWinkelmann Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAAAZZZZING !!! :eyepopping:
Moon-Flower4022 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOW! That's so amazing! <3
TheMaxxy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
At first I thought this was a painting, or a photomanipulation, or both.

Well done Madam. That is amazing.
Poshu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Are those flowers all over the dress?

I can't help but wonder if she crushed the blossoms on the back when she sat down. Unless they are silk.

Either way this photo looks like it was really hard to set up. I love it.
yuminouu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Really good job ! I don't know why but i think it's perfect picture for a parfum's advertissement ^^
KingOfOdonata Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Wow, almost setting.
ScratchPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohh. my.
AAph0t0graphy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats a dream come true :x
Crash-Box Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Dies* This is sooo beautiful.
sameksebastian Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
MiwakoMymy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!
SheikTheGeek Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
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