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The fallen angel rises...

Photography/direction/styling: Zhang Jingna
Model: Pauline

Image collected in my photobook: Something Beautiful.

I designed and sewed the dress, it was shot before and not inspired by 300 the movie.
There were some 20meters or so of chiffon and tulle, many hours of sewing, unpicking, resewing involved.
Hope you enjoy. <3

Yes, I am aware that Forever Slave ripped this image. I'd already sent a cease and desist but I haven't gone further with the legal proceedings because I just don't have time and money and energy to deal with this right now. I promise I will one day.

More of this dress in the Forgotten Fairytales series:


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Simply great!

I like the soft light that seem to give the model a glow, combined with the motion blur in the hair, it gives a very soft feel altogether. The diagonal composition from the corner fits the motion of her har perfectly, and is crossed by the angle in her arm. I am also a big fan of the colorchoice, the desaturated, almost black and white feel add to the soft mood of the picture.

The only negative point I can add is that her face feels too obscured by her hair, in combination with the lighting that blows out parts of her cheek and nose.
A minor detail, that doesn't affect the overall feel in the photo, which is magnificent.
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Critique by Elspeth-Innle Nov 5, 2009, 5:57:41 PM
A brillient shot!

I love how this shot has a light and dark feel to it, the shaded edges give it aa nice touch to. The idea was fairly original and i have not seen any other deviation that has taken this angle. I like how she is holding her hands out which makes her look like she's falling but still seems peacefull. I think it would have looked better if the hands looked more defined as they are slightly blury, also i think it would have looked nice in a full body picture with the girl leaning back while on her toes but this shot still has a good feel to it. I like the colour pallet, how the greys and whites stand out nicely against the white - dark edged background. Having the eyes closed was a good idea but i think it would look just as good with the eyes wide open with shock, over all i have no major problem with this peice and think that all of these favourites are well deserved.
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Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a gorgeous photo and model :)
pathwaytobliss Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
why so... so... sooooOOOooo... soooooo @.@ ..:iconsobeautifulplz:
DuaneWyatt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
really fascinating stuff, you inspire me x
LateNightMasquerade Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Photographer
I love the effect of the billowy dress and the way the model has her head tilted back with her eyes closed makes it even more dramatic. I love how the colors of this picture are very neutral. When I look at this picture I feel calm and I just enjoy the beauty of it. Magnificent job. 
RazvanCorneliuss Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shoot :love: 
Sweet-Syrup Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the best!!!
murderinslowmotion Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
This is so beautiful!
MonePhotos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
flow-image Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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