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Geisha II by PorcelainPoet Geisha II by PorcelainPoet
A collaboration with the amazing, :iconcorpsebride36: aka J-Chans Designs. This woman is amazingly talented. She designed the costume, the wig and did the makeup. :heart:

And the incredibly gorgeous model is Elizabeth Maiden (Model Mayhem#401472)

My first outdoor photo shoot in a long time at a very neat location. It's an old building near an industrial park near my house which burned down a year or so ago. What's left is a metal and concrete shell. It made for a great setting.

I give permission for *alt-couture to display this in the club gallery.

© Jessica Walker 2009 and all parties involved.
DO NOT STEAL this image!

This work will be available for purchase through my redbubble account, [link]
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I'm no photographer so forgive me if things I mention here are...well, silly! But I really like this photo and I saw the critique box so couldn't resist.

I'm absolutely in love with how vivid the colours are. The choice of angle and background are lovely too.

The red of her lips and flowers flows so well- compositionally, this aspect of the photo really makes it easy on the eyes and pleasing. I'm a big fan of using a small range of colours to aid in that.

Now the crits. I tend to like to dot point them so I don't get confusing and ramble.

+ The red strip under the flower on her right [viewer's left] shoulder is really distracting, as is the red at the top of her hair/further in the background. I understand the costume isn't yours but I thought I'd throw that in there anyway.

+ The background is a lovely colour. It works exceptionally well. But The different textures, I feel, take away from it. There is a lot of detail in the model's face and outfit, I personally think the background should be simple so the eye doesn't get lost in there.

+The lack of symmetry balance in this bothers me; feels there is too much red on the left side.

I hope that was useful! I really do love this, though. Exotically beautiful and a really unique twist on a popular fashion.

Now to go eat that soup I cooked...whoops. :lol:
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VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Vibrant and beautiful, the woman, the makeup and all around gorgeous :)
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Thank you :)
sinendrA Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
:D fabusS5%^
DiscoBl00dBath Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
This is stunning! WOW.
Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Amazing work. I love the vibrancy of colours in this photo, the exotic beauty of the model with just a hint of darkness. :heart:

As a way of saying thank you, I have featured this piece in my journal. I hope you don't mind. :rose:
systemicvoid Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Everything about this is amazing!
RunaDrudenhaus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Hello there!
You've been featured here! [link]
Thank you for your beautiful art!
SalutaciousMolita Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
just wow.
Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this fabulous piece of your art @ [link]
:pumpkin: :heart: :pumpkin:
Lex-Eleven Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
amazing styling! really fantastic image
Sliding-Panda Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
I really like this photograph. The characterisation and make up is excellent. The angle at which the photo was taken compliments girls beauty, I think it brings out her shiny eyes and simultaneously lets you show each and every detail of the outfit. :heart:
KalliaModel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wowwww!! incredible detail and color... freaking amazing capture. What an awesome collaboration.
Acid-PopTart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Oh sweetie! You guys really outdid yourself! :wow:

Kudos to everyone. One of the things I love about you, is that although you and I have that darker edge, you are never afraid to use colour. You seek to go for something deeper, you seek to tell stories, not just take a photo.

I hope one day our paths cross and we can work together!

Much love and success to you! :heart:
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Yes I'd love to work together! Thank you for the compliments! I really appreciate that. Indeed I do like to use color. There is definitely a way to use color, but still create darker work. ;)

Acid-PopTart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Ah exactly! You're one of the few that get it.

On the subject of colour, I get to try out my green wig tonight and I'm so damn happy to be shooting again!

We'll make our paths cross dammit! And it will epic! :D
fiathriel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Again, another beautiful photo, it must have been a pleasure to do this shoot!
quezado Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Amazing look, my dear!
DeViLAnGeLKyP Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely, incredible, aspiring... there are no words left to describe it..
the face jumps out from all that colorful and detailed background and clothings making it seem so unreal.. especially with the white and blue makeup it seems so fake...
question: did u edit in the henna drawings on her face?
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Nope, I didn't actually do very much editing
on this series. It came out so well. The makeup
has been untouched.
DeViLAnGeLKyP Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh cool!! it looks so clear on the skin, as if it's not even touching it.. unreal i tell u, unreal! ;)
Photographique-Noir Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
That make-up & outfit are just incredible! Those rich, rich colours! Awesome collaboration :)
vampireleniore Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
One or more of your works have been featured here:

voodoo-luver Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Whoah. o_o Amazing.
ketene Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
I love this, there's so much going on, it's so intensely colorful and there's so much to look at. Beautiful! =D
alt-couture Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Can you put the clubs' permission statement?
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Yeah sure, except I haven't done that for a lot of the stuff of mine you have put in the club...
is that bad? lol
alt-couture Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
That's why I haven't in a while. lol.
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Well I can go through what you have added and put the statement.
And if there's anything you ever want to add to the group,
just ask me and I'll put the permission statement.
alt-couture Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Thank you.
liseange Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Its a gorgeous photo, love all the colors :) Simply Amazing.
Xerces Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
fantastic details of the colours and make up here! the model looks incredible!
carbon-dreams Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
jawdropping, absolutely jawdropping :jawdrop:
LACYDRAWERS Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Writer
This is why I love DA.
ART that makes me aware
of the extreme talent
there is here.
The colours, emotion,
concept and the sheer
ability that is woven
into this and every piece.
The very essence that is
in each works, that tells
a story and brings to us
the pleasure of the view:bulletorange::bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletblue::bulletpurple::bulletpink::bulletblack::bulletred:
NathashahMMM Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
nebulosaT Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Truely stunning!!!
sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i love her Siouxsie Sioux eyebrow design. and i love the natural hodge-podge of all the colors, personally.
Elizabeth-May Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Oh, my god, Jessica, this is brilliant work! You should be so proud! :aww:
pinguino Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is SO beautiful! great job, everyone!
Pola-444 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
absolutely lovely. I love the variety of colors in this
SouthernMan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Awesome pic Jessica!! Long time no chat. Hope you're doing well!! :hug:
ExileFayt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow *O*
mona-innominata Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009   Writer
beautiful :rose:

visual poetry.
LAPoetry-n-Photo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:worship: This set is amazing! You guys are crazy creative! Great work. :heart:
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Aug 31, 2009, 1:01:19 PM