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Ngo Thanh Van by zemotion Ngo Thanh Van by zemotion
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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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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:iconwangjundu:
Ok, more likely your boyfriend
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:iconwangjundu:
Did you just recently lose one of your dear family members?
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:iconanastasiasav:
<font><font>очень-очень!!!молодец</font></font>
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:iconlilrainbowchaser:
This is really stunning!
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KieuMy97 May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ngô Thanh Vân!
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AnneaGoewin May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovelyyyy!!!!
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:icongryffgirl:
You've been featured: [link]
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MikiyoOo Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This got featured here -> [link] <3
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:icon7oran:
Beautiful..)
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Piimocial Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous :)
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