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for me, this combines a little bit of fashion photography and a bit of conceptual photography.

hmm, that's all this time.
addition: lipstick by Chanel - rouge noir set, nail polish by Rimmel 484 rabid ruby

she is Mari.
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Killme1998 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
you are like a criminal, cool, nop, yes, IDK
lady-sucralose Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011   Photographer
i simply love it
repitah Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010   Writer
I love her eyes, the color of her nails and lips... and the fact that she looks just like somebody... :)
virgem-suicida Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
An amazing photo .. lovely woman :aww:

AssPain Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005  Professional General Artist
Love the colours..
soaringwings Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2004
I love how the nail polish and lipstick seem to be the same color
DefiantImage Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
I have an idea this photo made me think of.. and I figured maybe you could do it since you're quite into the beauty of gore.

There's this movie called Idle Hands I don't know if you've ever heard of it or seen it but there's a part in it near the end where a severed hand (Concept : Idle hands are the Devil's play thing) Anyways this severed hand is in a school room sharpening the tips of it's fingers. Making them well.. sharp and pointy.

Okay here's my idea that I thought you might want to try out:

A beautiful girl much like that one up there using a severed finger sharpened and bloody. She uses this finger as though it were a tube of lipstick.. putting blood red lipstick on. And there can be the whole dripping blood effect as well.

If I had the funds to do that sort of picture I deffinately would. Sadly I don't and I was wondering if maybe you could put my idea into effect. Don't let it go to waste you know.

~ K A R L A
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004   Photographer
well if i ever feel like it, maybe i'll do it.

it doesn't take a lot of funds though, sounds to me like it takes a camera, fakeblood and photoshop. thank you for presenting the idea to me :)

DefiantImage Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
I have not fake blood nor do I have photoshop anymore -blushes- Your welcome. ^_^ Thanks for taking the time to read my suggestion.

cate-eye Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
i love the nail polish and i think i'll go an get some!
DarkVelvetXXX Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
really like. ;)
DyingSoul-yyy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2004
This pic hanted me...

Beautiful composition, simply gorgeous...

I love contrast between ruby nails and golden dress, the lipstick who join the finger...
lommo Featured By Owner May 26, 2004
Lovely. Love the way everything else exept really red "spots" are toned down, but yet so so so... :o
Great portrait with lil something more. Very nice. :omg: :worship: :target: :thumbsup: :)
Ashley-Q Featured By Owner May 2, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. The red make-up stands out wonderfully against her bleak skin tone, and the look in her eyes combined with her pose really give her a look of concentration. Awesome! :)

~ Ashley
throughrubyeyes Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004
This is lovely, very sensual.
h3wi3ntj4h Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2004
i think the color brings depth into this picture!
sarahsheepbaton Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004
wow this is amazing, it doesnt even look like a photograph
janebond Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004   Filmographer
shot and colours are awesome as usual... but the brownish frame is to much brown for the whole picture .. :)
dottiemaggie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2004
very beautiful :love: I have such a thing for red lipstick and red nailpolish..those both look utterly fantabulous and I feel this need to go out and get some of my own! darn my wallet and it's emptiness!!
But I htink most of all I'm loving the green of her eyes. It just really stands out for me. This is just so lovely :boogie:
getcarter Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2004   Photographer
wow, the quality of that shot is amazing, jen!
wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of a photograph I recently saw in the french "Photo" magazine.... They held a great international Photo contest, and a winner in one of the categories (I think the theme was "Rouge"-" Red";) was a shot quite simmilar in concept to this one...It showed a girl in B&W, with only a touch of red in her pupil... stranger still, that picture was shot by a Romanian...

...anyway, your picture has a more 1950s look to it, a feeling accentuated by the frame...not a deffinite :+fav:, but certainly a very good photograph...
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2004   Photographer
i bough the recent issue of Photo as someone recommended it, there is a rouge section but i don't see anything similar there...maybe it was the previous issue then.

thank you for teh thoughts on this one :)

psychodoughbee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2004
I can't see it properly, but I guess by what I am able to see that her dress is something. -wink wink-
bretto Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2004
Gorgeous . . . the lipstick smear is a great touch
vulpul Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2004  Professional General Artist
we have a big outdoor print in our country these days with an ad for a chocolate brand. The shot is a close-up on her lips with a finger smudging the chocolate lips on the lower-left side of the image. =P almost monochrome but with a slight hue towards chocolate. :D

So... get back to work!
saint0421 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004
strong lookin model .. smudge gets me: im a slight perfectionist so its a kinda urge to fix it! ... but i think thats what u were trying to do in the picture. (damn u lol)
curlyfreaq Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004
I love how her skin and eyes were captured, very nice. The nails and lips match beautifully. Very beautiful shot. :)
BloodFairy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004
You are a pretty talented photographer, indeed!!
mrhide Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004
beautiful picture. I love its simplicity, i'm not even sure about the lipstick detail. It reminds me of old portrait of actresses.

Simply beautiful :)
akyra Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004
love the tones of this, how the green eyes and the red lips stand the fuck out from the skin...

you do such a wonderful job with minimal color. :D
darkchevy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004
its a nice shot, i like the nail polish and lipstick, but you kinda lose her face once you go past the lips...but thats just me, and you might have been going for that when you took it...
its still pretty good though!
Black-Shadow51 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004

First off the thing that sticks out at me the most is the vibrancy of the lipstick/nails, and her eyes, set on the almost sepia tone photo, the colours just jump out so much it's very stricking. Model is yet another beautiful woman, with stunning facial expressions, she also looks very sophisticated. Amazing light source, great reflection on the nails. I love this photo I also think it'd make an awesome print. :+fav:
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004   Photographer
print will be available hopefully when you're readin this already....

glad u like the phot :)

Black-Shadow51 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004
Awesome to the wishlist it goes.

Speaking of which did you ever solve the problem with payment you were having?
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004   Photographer
well i'm still working on it...the payment i mean. but i shall solve it one way or another :nod:

and thank you :)

vampyra69 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004
i love the eyes1 to me it is all about the eyes!
brown-eyed-girl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004
the lips are awesome
ladymorgana Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004  Professional Photographer
she looks like liv taylor :)

I love the intensifity of the reds with the sepia tone :)
tetsuogz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
Wow! That is a very highly detailed photograph you couldn't otherwise appreciate unless in full view. The eyes, the skin, the lips and the are all beautifully detailed. I also like the overall glossy color of it. Nice work as usual.
echomrg Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm always mesmerized by the level of detail in your picture.
you manage to make every single liltte thing stand out.
and to make them not look like defects or imperfections but more like small pieces of a huge puzzle...
sometimes i feel i could get lost in details looking at your pictures...

switch01 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
i love how you've made the reds stand out, very expressive and beautiful :)
BlackCarrionRose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004  Professional Photographer
I love the red standing out, it's beautiful.
Pu2la Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
wow, stunning as usual,
great lighting, nice colours i like the affect of the reds against the pale colours and neautralness [heh i made a word] of her. it even makes her eyes stand out,
excellent Job.
SluTgArdeN Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
simple but so lovely
DogDate Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
usually I dunt comment on anything that has this many comments but
silence-is-sexy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
Lovely. This doesn't scream "JEN" like a lot of them do... it more whispers it. But I LOVE it.

IndinaMarie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
maybe, the nail polish and the lipstick should match? that could create a cool effect...

i really likes it!
snottyangst Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
when i see ur photos i always wonder why that red atract me so much :confused:


lovely pic :D
shes gorgeous :aww:
dexter-crowley Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
absolutly beautiful photography... i especially love the light reflections on the nails and the color of her eyes... great pic! :D
shai-tainthekitty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
her eyes are very poignant and the red is just plain lovely ^_^ tis beautiful
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February 1, 2004
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Canon EOS 10D
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Date Taken
Jan 29, 2004, 8:44:56 PM