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Samantha_T


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Challenge: In the Style of Cindy Sherman (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Mar 10, 2016
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2016

Jason had a business dinner to attend, and Carly was in bed by 7pm, so instead of making dinner, cleaning the living room of toys, and washing bottles for the next day, I decided I wanted to participate in this one! :)

I had been looking at her work for the last week trying to make sense of it. I noticed the self portraits immediately and was most drawn to those. After looking through as many as I could find...to me it seemed like Cindy was going for an archetypal look at women stereotypes. I saw the overly tanned, track-suit wearing ex-beauty queen, the crazy cat lady, the white, privelaged PTA mom, and the granola-loving hippie who hasn't worn a bra in 20 years, among some others. I thought they were interesting...not necessarily beautiful, but interesting. As far as my interpretation, I was limited on time and prop gathering since I started this only 3 hours before the deadline, but I knew I had a ton of makeup to work with and some wigs...so I came up with what I think would be washed-up party girl. Maybe? Haha! I kept struggling with it because making myself look OLDER is not something I love to do.

Thanks for the comments and votes! :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 30
Avg (all users): 7.4754
Avg (commenters): 8.3000
Avg (participants): 7.7000
Avg (non-participants): 7.3659
Views since voting: 1200
Views during voting: 209
Votes: 61
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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03/20/2016 10:31:19 PM
Huge congrats! best wishes for you and your beautiful family!
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03/20/2016 10:13:33 PM
I really like this a lot. Very indicative of Cindy Sherman IMHO. Those colors and the expression are just awesome. Well done and congrats.
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03/20/2016 08:47:49 PM
Oops! Double post!

Message edited by author 2016-03-20 20:48:30.
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03/20/2016 08:47:41 PM
Congrats! I always love your photos!
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03/18/2016 08:46:24 PM
Looking old? I think you failed that at! Too gorgeous to look old. :)

Huge congrats on the blue! And on #2! (I was wondering... :)
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03/18/2016 06:25:02 PM
The return of the wig and the cig!!

Congrats.
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03/18/2016 05:48:46 PM
Originally posted by Samantha_T:

Originally posted by snaffles:

wish that there was just the slightest trail of smoke either from the mouth or from the ciggy, and lipstick on the filter...I have a hard time buying this without details like that.


Trust me I wanted to!! :) I couldn't do it under the advanced editing ruleset though. I would have had to draw it in...and we all know how much people hate me drawing things in. ;)

I don't smoke so it was a fake cig, haha!


An incense stick hidden behind the fake cig - or even taped to it - would have added some smoke without it being cigarette smoke (I hate it too). Anyhow just my .002 cents worth as usual :-)
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03/18/2016 04:30:04 PM
Congrats, Samantha!
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03/18/2016 04:28:35 PM
Congratulations on a superb effort! It was a rare 10 from me.
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03/18/2016 04:25:20 PM
Fab! Congrats!
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03/18/2016 01:29:38 PM
Brilliant! Congrats.
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03/18/2016 10:51:06 AM
Originally posted by Tiberius:

i missed you! well done

How's the baby?


She is doing well! She is 8 months, today actually. It's crazy how fast the time goes. She is such a happy little thing. We got very lucky. :)

In a crazy turn of events....and something you may have seen already.....we are expecting a second one in August! Definitely was not our plan, but nature decided it had it's own plans for us! :)
03/18/2016 10:49:30 AM
Originally posted by snaffles:

wish that there was just the slightest trail of smoke either from the mouth or from the ciggy, and lipstick on the filter...I have a hard time buying this without details like that.


Trust me I wanted to!! :) I couldn't do it under the advanced editing ruleset though. I would have had to draw it in...and we all know how much people hate me drawing things in. ;)

I don't smoke so it was a fake cig, haha!
03/18/2016 04:58:02 AM
Congratulations on your Blue - Great response to the challenge.
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03/18/2016 01:26:05 AM
Congrats on the blue Samantha! I'm glad your family "cooperated" so you had some time to get this done :)
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03/18/2016 12:02:35 AM
i missed you! well done

How's the baby?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2016 10:36:13 PM
Beautifully done.
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03/17/2016 11:46:33 AM
Nicely done.
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03/15/2016 01:07:54 PM
Perfect display of Cindy's work. Great job.
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03/13/2016 09:42:46 PM
9 from me
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03/12/2016 02:36:27 PM
wish that there was just the slightest trail of smoke either from the mouth or from the ciggy, and lipstick on the filter...I have a hard time buying this without details like that.
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03/11/2016 10:32:50 PM
Superb portrait I give 9
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03/11/2016 10:08:53 PM
Nailed it, I give 9
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03/11/2016 09:52:14 PM
Samantha ?
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03/11/2016 05:23:14 PM
I think you nailed it, little bit strange and quirky with a good pose and look, processing and background look like her style as well.
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03/11/2016 12:03:52 PM
Samantha! You've gone red!
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03/11/2016 09:20:49 AM
Very nice.
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03/11/2016 06:42:25 AM
Very well done! Reminiscent of Cindy's work.
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