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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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Kinoman Featured By Owner 1 day ago
MASCH-ARTDesign Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Super Picture, good work:) (Smile)
HowlingBeak Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
LukeWhitford Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Student Photographer
Expression of raw emotion
fatbagfatbag2 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Love it
Serendipity1889 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
DavidVSGoliath Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
I love it
Eiliestl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that dress for sell?
ShawnQuintero Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Seriously, love it!😊 would love to feature your work in our "Female Empowerment Project" 😊 check out for all the details and to submit something that would best represent you while also celebrating woman! 😊

Keep making art that makes a difference!
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
Warning to all members of the site
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Repeatedly sent to the site administration is not responding with me
esztervaly Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
MagdaC-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!! :iconloveloveplz:
mdaemiid Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
great work +++
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Your question
SHUFORD Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is soOOooo awesome of a pic really! =)
djtecnec Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
It feels like looking into a dream, Great Photo!
Neinnonay Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ironscopics Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow ! really beautiful
PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Aha, I KNEW I had seen this somewhere before in the past, and when you said 'Forever Slave' I realized. :p

Personally, I would be honoured for them to feature my art in that way, but without consent and for them to actually make money by stealing art is the wrong way to go.

But moving along to why I visited this deviation.. An excellent job well done! :heart:
Randomanarchy Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
i would not mind getting photography lessons from you ~
Beto1-1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Magnificent! I would like your permission to (try) draw from this photo. It is very likely I will not match the beauty and energy depicted but I want to give it a try. Thanks. Humberto
kpza Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
tlargo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it
tlargo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow I like it
tlargo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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SuperPotatoYus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks like she's underwater
SuperPotatoYus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-drawn to redemption by the grace in his eyes
I love this idea
epichalofreak Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
READ OR DIE TONIGHT AT 10:35 ... ... P.M .9 years ago ...a person named jerry got dared to sleep in a house that was believed haunted. The .. Nextday his friends waited for him outside the house.... ..... ..... .... They had to go inside and search for him. They went through every room exept the attic. He wasn't supposed to sleep there. He was supposed to sleep in the living room they went to the attic. Hey saw Jerry's corpse and they just left because they were scared. But that night they all died because of their friend. He killed them all for making him sleep in that house if you don't send this to 11 comments you will die tonight by Jerry. Example 1: A man named Stewart read this and didn't believe it. He shut off his computer and went through his day. That night while he was in bed he heard something outside of his door. He got up to look. And now he's dead. Example 2: A girl named Haley Read this in the morning and she got scared but she didn't send it. She wanted to now if it was true. She went to school (She was only 13 years old) and that night she died. If you don't post this on 11 comments tonight jerry will 'visit' you his isn't fake. Apparently, if you you copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minuets you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either get kissed or asked out, if you brake this chain you will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. In the next 53 minuets someone will say I love you
lynchkidme Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nycu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
So beautiful!
smallworld84 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This is impressive. Reminds me of the girl at the oracle from the 300 Spartans movie.
sil-simple Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
It feels like chinese ghost story. I love how fabric transparently flows. It has this gently, soft, and cool feel. Beautiful!
SyaraSirene Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful.. Just gorgeous..
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