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Challenge: Free Study 2008-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Location: Studio Laugavegur, Iceland
Date: Dec 8, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2008

This is Pattra Sriyanonge an actress, makeup is done by Eva Hrönn. I always really liked the movie poster for the movie "Memoirs of a geisha" and when Pattra was up for modeling for a photoshoot in that genre I called up Eva to do the makeup since Henný was preoccupied with exams in December.

We did a whole lot of setups, started out with traditional geisha makeup, did headshots, shoulder and waist shots, changed clothes a few times. Then in the very end we did a punk verision of a geisha, messed up the hair and makeup and she wore all black clothes and started jumping around and acting all crazy. Eva Hrönn got the idea to use these "blood tears" that she got somewhere but they ruin the makeup obviously so we did that as the very last part of this photoshoot.

I really like the outcome and especially the effect the "blood tears" had on the eyes. The original shot is cropped, was almost a waist shot but fortunately if you use a 21 megapixel camera and a prime lens this would come out good even in large prints despite being about 1/4 of the original frame, I almost never crop that heavily.

Statistics
Place: 51 out of 407
Avg (all users): 6.2571
Avg (commenters): 6.7895
Avg (participants): 6.0855
Avg (non-participants): 6.6034
Views since voting: 1749
Views during voting: 370
Votes: 175
Comments: 24
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/14/2009 12:20:58 PM
Really striking shot - nice make-up and processing.
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01/14/2009 09:48:06 AM
what the heck is coming from her eyes??????? thats kinda weird
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01/08/2009 10:05:23 PM
I love these kind of photographs. It looks like a drawing :)
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01/08/2009 01:50:17 AM
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superb high key composition, dramatic and intriguing
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01/08/2009 01:39:36 AM
Very under rated. This was an amazing shot.
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01/07/2009 11:34:39 PM
wow..amazing picture! 10
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01/07/2009 09:20:08 PM
Love this. Interesting idea pulled off well that transmit the emotion of the title, in a dark sort of way.
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01/06/2009 09:08:31 PM
Very emotional shot, you did a wonderful job on her makeup and the pp. Great facial expression as well not to mention your lovely model.
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01/06/2009 11:59:57 AM
I like the graphical quality of this very much but the black tears feel overdone
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01/06/2009 08:20:40 AM
7 - Weird but/and I like it. Even stronger with a tighter crop at the bottom in my opinion.. but your call, not mine.
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01/05/2009 02:48:37 AM
Not a pretty picture, but an interesting one.
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01/04/2009 06:19:26 AM
I love this portrait. Super processing.
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01/03/2009 10:33:03 PM
Really nice execution of a concept from start to finish.
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01/03/2009 08:07:02 PM
nice
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01/03/2009 01:11:31 PM
to harsh, don't like the placement of the tears...more to the corner of the eyes...
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01/03/2009 06:58:56 AM
awesome face and make up...the tears are powerful
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01/03/2009 01:41:36 AM
Love it, artistic contrast that pops
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01/02/2009 03:18:39 PM
WOW great shot, love the black
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01/02/2009 01:10:36 PM
Reminds me of the one girl on Heros tv show! Very cool!
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01/01/2009 11:10:52 AM
Interesting. I'm a sucker for high contrast.
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01/01/2009 08:24:24 AM
Interesting portrait!
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01/01/2009 07:44:04 AM
Individual style
A nit-pic: Her hair looks brown in the lower half of the frame Maybe you could desaturate it to blend more with the style.
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01/01/2009 12:24:04 AM
An aresting photo ... stopped me dead in my tracks. Well done but will likely appeal to a narrow set of tastes.
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01/01/2009 12:18:28 AM
Not my taste personally as far as the motif but outstanding technical quality - well done.
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