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Gorgeous Geek by sifu Gorgeous Geek by sifu
Another old fave.

If I had to choose the most beautiful model I've ever worked with then the answer would be easy. It's the same one I've worked with the most (but alas not for too long a time now) : Kess - [link]

This was shot on the spur of the moment in between shoots.
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HybridStreetSoldier Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
This is fantastic...
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BluexWings Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
It's kind of funnny; Candid photos sometimes make the most striking. Great work!

(By the way, the last link in the description isn't working.)
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sifu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Cheers for the heads up...have to fix that.
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BluexWings Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
You're welcome. =) Sorry about the typo... The "n" key sort of sticks. =/
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Osper Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple and everyday things caught on film are often the most impressive. I like this.
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sifu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
There's nothing simple and everyday about this girl! ;)

(I know what you meant though) cheers,
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OatmealCookies Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
well that really captures a sense of beauty in a very real moment
a moment that wasn't staged but was natural
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Cabyrus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:omfg: she is beautiful!!!
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:iconsifu:
sifu Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional Photographer
That she is
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thehellsingcorp Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
It looks great, I love the hair. And what a beautiful model!

Please don't pay attention to assholes like szymon-mag. Obviously he doesn't know what he's talking about, to make random assumptions.

Don't get me wrong though, I would tell you if I didn't like some of your work. But I wouldn't make stupid assumptions about it (referring to the 'staged' comments).

Hopefully criticism just fuels you to become a greater photographer.
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sifu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
You shouldn't be so quick to anger and name call. All he did was explain what he didn't like about the shot, at my request I'll add. To him the shot looked staged, the fact that it actually wasn't staged is immaterial to his perception of it, a perception that I was interested in. All he did was be honest when I asked for an expansion of his "criticism" - and there's nothing whatsoever wrong with being honest. Mind you I know your heart was in the right place with this comment as you were just trying to make me feel better - but honestly I don't need it. Like I said I'm secure enough in my work not to get upset when someone has some criticism, and if you really would like to pursue art or photography as a career as you've suggested in the past I'd recommend you cultivate a similar mentality. Not everyone is going to like what you produce, what matters though is what YOU think of it - nobody else. However you can always learn from other peoples comments, and detailed criticism will always have more potential to learn from than gushing praise - don't be so quick to discount it.

Cheers :)
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thehellsingcorp Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Whether it angered you or not was, and is, out of the question. Granted, it was towards you, and was to make you feel somewhat better, I think. But it mostly angered me. About my own work, I encourage criticism, it doesn't make me angry, it makes me strive harder to achieve a certain amount of ';perfection' in my own mind. Again, the comments made by him angered ME, it is hard for me to see work that I love so much, be criticized, it hurts more to have your work put down, then mine.

I didn't like that he said it was 'staged.' He should have said it LOOKS staged. It's the assumptions that he makes, that make me mad.

Sorry, but I stand by my last comment, every word of what I said has significance in my mind.

I have lost sight on what I am commenting on. So I will tell you again, that I love this shot, and the beautiful model you used. It shows your artistic, and photographic skills to be able to take shots like this, on the fly, with no staging.
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Foxxen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent shot mate!
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:iconsofini:
sofini Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
good work, i like the colors, lighting and the effect with the difusion...
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CrimsonRoses Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
i love the lighting it has a really nice feel to it
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talsit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Yes, she's really good! And this shot is also really amazing.

Where is she now?
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sifu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
In Sydney & not modeling anymore.
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kaheksa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
very very nice :D
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SubterfugeMalaises Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I wanna touch her hair! Very pretty cheekbones!
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sifu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
You don't wanna touch that hair as it's plastic! (or whatever they make wigs out of, I'm a bloke so I don't know these things :P). But her real hair was fun to touch (& play with) and you are right, very pretty cheekbones, very pretty everything in fact...I miss her...
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SoErique Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
she is beautiful.
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Kankouri Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
pretty face
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xXRedAdmiralXx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
wow, that's something I haven't seen before. And she's beautiful. Great picture!
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mjcullen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
not an altogether dynamic picture the colors are great. i love how you make use of all those colors that she's wearing and the color of her laptop to make this sweet myriad of neon colors. pretty girl too!! :3
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sifu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hah, actually I didn't "make use" of any of these colours. It was a spur of the moment shot that just came together :)

Cheers
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SlivrDragon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
omg, i love the hair ^_^ fav
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szymon-mag Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
meh.
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sifu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Very articulate criticism, care to expand?
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szymon-mag Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
if you insist...

it's too... hmm... unreal. the lights, the colour, the pose, it all feels fake. i don't like this kind of reality distorition.

also i'm a big enemy of photos with fake girls. by 'fake' i mean girls with made hair, make up, special clothes, and lightening that only shows her good side. it's like telling: we only want to watch platstic, cute girls, and we don't have ugly ones on this planet. i don't like that, so i can't appreciate that photo.

the only exception is miss mosh : d
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sifu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
Funny you sat it's all unreal as nothing there was in the slightest way staged, it was actually a candid shot taken between sets as Kess was checking her email.
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szymon-mag Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
still i don't like it.
but it doesn't matter coz many other will like it.

cheers
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sifu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
It's quite obvious you don't like it. What intrigues me though is why you felt the need to point that out. I'm sure this site has millions of pieces of work on it that you don't like, but you don't feel the need to express it on them all I'm sure. Most people just flip to the next one when they see a shot they don't like, some people give constructive criticism and others will at times give a bad reaction when something in the work offends them.

For you to have a reaction that made you feel like expressing your distaste something must have struck a nerve of some kind. I'm curious what that may be...

btw I'm not in the least offended - I'm secure enough in my work...just curious.
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wishingstar16 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
People are allowed to express their opinions..the guy doesn't like the photo, and that's that.
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sifu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Of course people are allowed to express their opinions, and I am allowed to investigate further why they have certain opinions if I feel like it. I was curious what he disliked about it and so I asked him, and that's that.
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szymon-mag Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
like i said, it feels fake to me, even though it's a candid shot. maybe it was because of the models hair color. maybe the piercing. the whole thing doesn't feel natural.

normally i would ignore it, but i was in a bad mood probably. that's all.

i'm glad you're not offended. i do this almost-an-asshole thing sometimes, and very few people take it well.
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skill22586 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
she is stunning.
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cantropus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
awesome.....
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mcoker Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Great photo, awesome light
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j-nny Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
great great
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OfirAbe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
ha cool, good use of the light :)
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