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from my series haunted:


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Critique by sigcalzettoni Dec 22, 2011, 2:15:27 AM
I am not able to write a professional critique, as i'm not a photographer and not yet a model.
But i'm a human being, and the only things i listen to when watching a shot, is my heart: if this heart is freaking out, beats and beats, and my eyes are wide open and my mouth is dry, then, i like the shot.
And this shot is simply amazing.
Great bw, great skin texture, so close and so real, and the white of the eyes... I simply love it, as most of her series.
This model is awsome, if i would have the patience to learn how to be a photographer, i'd choose her, no doubt.
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41 out of 55 deviants thought this was fair.

One of a splendid monochromatic portrait series, this piece has wonderful intensity. The contrast of deep shadows draws out the intensity of the subjects eyes, which are the focal point. Shallow depth of field enhances focus on the subject, and correctly uses the background shadows in a supporting role. Skin texture defines the subject wonderfully, as freckles, makeup and sweat give a reality to the face looking back at us. Imperfection is a mark of individuality and beauty...where fashion photographers may seek to minimize any blemish or any imperfection, the art photographer may use the skin as a statement of individuality and emotion to great effect. Design layout is spot on, the subject is confrontive in orientation, but anxious and defensive in expression... design dominates the frame of this powerfully expressive work, contrast is supportive, as is the focal a fault. I wonder if the artist could've made a stronger statement if the second eye had been in clearer focus? Were this a studio photograph, with a photographer AND a model, I would say this was a fault. An active photographer has control of depth of field through the viewfinder, and can capture the split-second glimpse... but as an individual artist, working with a camera and creative vision, and less immediate feedback, I would hesitate to be critical. The strength of the artist's work is in knowing what she is looking for and her talent for expression and spontaneity, that make it happen on both sides of the camera at the same time. The photograph has a freshness and vitality that put it in a category by itself. The starkness and directness of this photograph, and the series, represent the artists most significant works to date, in a career that still very young. I look forward to many more wonderful works.
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AAIvanoff Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
MrSawse Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
...I searched painkiller looking for Judas Priest and this came up... I'm scared
erogenesisCGI Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
wow. intense work!!! (and gorgeous face)
RyanRyzzo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Intense eyes.
maziak-ciut-inaczej Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm in love with your portraits ! Those eyes, stunning, absolutely amazing !
VZdrawART Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
GodaLoves Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These eyes are going to haunt me
Jonna99 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Shit, those eyes!! Although, that can be said about all of your works...
Mrlord88 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
DAMN!! one of the best close up shot ive ever seen. That photo has such an extend to it, cant describe.
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Those eyes!!!
pyro-pyscho Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
trumanlakequeen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
love the eyes!
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of Frodo XD
erikajobob Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
SKYEHORROR Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I clicked on a different photo from this series and thought it was a drawing, then clicked this and realized it wasn't. Stunning!!! I really love looking at people's eyes and this definitely captures the "haunted" feeling.
KHchick101 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love this pic. If my icon doesn't show it, I LOVE drawing eyes. I was wondering if I could pain your picture? Or at least use it for reference? 
erikajobob Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
In her bio she states you can draw/paint her photo, as long as you give her credit and send her a link to your work so she can see it :) I just drew this and posted a link to my drawing in the comments above!
KHchick101 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh thank goodness! Of course, I neglected to read her bio. Thanks for that!

KHchick101 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
*paint, not pain...:P
Alishay1993 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning work !!!! :)
WingedMidnight88 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Intense and stunning work.
zombieloverj Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I drew this picture here: [link]
Sabina2424 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I wonder if I can draw this photo in the future? Its so beauitful!!
stickfigures123 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
this is SO good... creepy, but good :)
Duplika-patissiere Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] esta persona esta cogiendo tu arte retocandolo y diciendo que son dibujos hechos por ella, lo encontre hace nada, al verlo pense, muy buen retato, lo ha dejado como el original, puesto que ya conocia tus fotos, luego me fijÚ mas y me di cuenta que es la misma foto pero retocada, ya que sus otras obras no tienen la misma calidad tecnica de dibujo como estas dos que tiene.
solo lo digo porque odio el robo de arte y te lo decia para que supieses que estan usando tu arte y modificandolo
Duplika-patissiere Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
perdon ya investigue, son originales
sketcherXD Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Drew it here: [link]
volotation Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
Hairfish Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can just stare at the eyes all day. such clarity an detailed.
BerlinPelicanMotion Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
grote-design Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
wow! such an incredible picture! and a beautiful model! i'm impressed!!!
Ardillas Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! just great - really powerful - fierce
nuhMe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Wow, the glaze in your eyes... I wonder, what is reflected in them?
rizeyrickoni65 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
the intensity is awesome in this photoshop. Great work
David-Python Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Eyes that drill into the soul
XRlS Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
[link] :iconplzhug:
I love your work!:iconflyingheartsplz:
DanCrystalis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing portrait!!!
JohnBelliniPH Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
12moony12 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional
This is disturbing..I don't like that.
sketcherXD Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you permit drawings of your photographs?
Sabretooth-X Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im amazed !!
CherieModel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
omg love it!
Fingerling09 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so intense.. like an animal.
TheAbstruse Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This is creepy, but in a really really pretty way. If that makes sense... I like it ^.^ you have a lotta talent!!
Jess-9000 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
This grabbed my attention the most out of your entire gallery. Really stunning! :heart:
The-Zombie-Cat Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man i love those eyes :D so expressive and shiny XD
faelet Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi. You do not have this photo [link] "painkiller" available as a print. Therefore, I cannot buy a high-quality version of it to use as a reference picture to draw it. If you don't want me to draw it I understand, but if you don't mind, I would REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY LIKE IT if you would enable it as a print [: or, give me some kind of formal copyright permission thing so I can print out a decent $4 one at walgreens. Thank you for your time, and sorry about spaming this message everywhere, Brittney Taylor.
Sh3ikha Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your eyes are so intense! Lovely!
bluesfrancais Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
oh my god. Oh my god. I love you.
VinnyBW Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
soul piercing
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Canon EOS 1000D
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1/100 second
Focal Length
50 mm
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Date Taken
May 3, 2011, 6:53:43 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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