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song of the siren by suzi9mm song of the siren by suzi9mm
always wanted to do one these wet hair-shots... i learned a lesson, it's not easy, especially without a spray bottle. eventually i just put a drop of water on the lower lip and focused on that and this was my last shot and my fav as well. i have this thing with mermaids, they are sirens, swim deep and then come to the surface and you cannot resist their call... sometimes i think they don't know they are drowning someone, and sometimes they know but don't care because it is what they are born to be like. i want to take plenty of shots inspired by them.

you might recognize the's `SeaFairy :)
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Vampyre6 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
just wow. it mesmerized me with its simplicity and the magnitude of stories it tells . just wow.
MusicaEleven Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
yeah, she just looks like a siren who's thirsty of revenge. great piece!
missesred1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
when i saw this picture a thousand different feelings rushed through me, I could almost smell the wet earth. This is summer a hot day cooled by a sudden heavy rainfall, I know that her expression isn't cheerfull but i felt a sence of peace within her. as if she is enjoying every drop of rain falling on her. oh and i love the fact that she is ginger and has freckles, adds a lot to the feel of the photo. good job =)
manders369 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
wonderful coloring!
NaDiOu-13 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Student General Artist
totally great...............
TheStny Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009   Artist
good shoot.
cujos-bite Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow she is absolutley gorgeous!! amazing stare also, Suzi you ALWAYS bring out the best in people!!!
kitzia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
great colours!
TheBrokenUnknownGirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
reminds me of nightwish the band and I love sirens
there very luring creatures
butterflypatterns Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
OMG! I love this! it reminds me of a book i read when i was younger called "ingo"
Rachael2009 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008   Photographer
WOW!!! you are very talented, your models are very good at portraying the characters that you envision. very powerful![link]
godofmyworld Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
I love this! I have a story that has a redheaded siren as the main character! This is perfect!
Dolore Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Well done. What lens are you using?
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007   Photographer
105mm sigma here i think
BlackPrince7 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
veeery beautiful. I saw this on the frontpage of "Isabel".
Really, I bought the book 'cause of the frontpage:D but it is a beautiful book, and so i have to thank you more than i did before ::D
RussianAviator Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Absolutely beautiful. I saw this photo as cover of Anna Stothard's book "Isabel"! ^^

Well... I'd like to thank you so much for each of your photos, I adore them and I always look at your gallery to see them again.
You have a great talent and an unique style!

p.s.: I drew a fanart of it, and I wanted to ask you if I could submit it here on Deviantart, linking you & Lia back, obviously.
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007   Photographer
thank you for the kind words

you can post it with the links
RussianAviator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Thank you (:
xueyen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007   Interface Designer

this reminds me the singer Tarja Turunen (former singer of Nighwish)

suzi9mm Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007   Photographer
hmm, interesting
CelestialSodaPop Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
"Isabel", by Anna Stothard *_*
elan-crux Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
she's electric
aptequis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007   Photographer
MY RED ONE!!!!!!!!!!!
xgoldenmoonx Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
so intense...
jesusxsaves Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
ungrunge Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
it could be because i just saw lady in the water for the first time last night... it could be because im a sucker for freckled translucence and fire for hair... whatever it is, im diggin it
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007   Photographer
coyotemissy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
very strong picture. and very nice close up. nice. :)
-toaster- Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
this is....
deathisyourart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
Her gaze... it's so intense. She's really beautiful!
iheartwillow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
this is great :)
TwelveStep Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Her expression is amazing.
DarkGoddess28 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I just can't help but love this picture.

She is beautiful and I think that you did a wonderful job with the wet hair photo.
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006   Photographer
thanks :)
electric-ace Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful! great work!
DropDeadSilence Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006   Writer
this is my favourite picture ever
I don't think she looks evil
she looks sorry
mizzcaseyc Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Student
absolutely beautiful :]
caspash13lds Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006   Photographer
i love how the water is coming off her bottom lip, its beautiful
TheMajesticCarnival Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
at the risk of this sounding like a stalker...i think this is a sexy picture...i like have really great talent at photography...
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006   Photographer
thank you for the comments :)
uglyappleblossom Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
beautifl girl.
iyari Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hee I really like her hair...

Sirens, actually, according to greek mythology, are creatures whose voices were so alluring that whenever sailors listened to it, they would do anything to get near them, perishing by crashing into the rocks the sirens sat on. If i'm not wrong the sirens then fed on their bodies... Traditionally, they have the head and breasts of a woman, and the body of an eagle or some other bird... Yeah, they were actually really awkward and funny looking, although the 'human' part of it were supposed to be beautiful i guess. Many old artists usually just drew the head of a woman on the body of a large bird... Anyway, no wonder they got turned into mermaids or whatever hahaha...

Anyway, just a little Greek mythology lesson for you.
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006   Photographer
stumbo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
Song To The Siren - Tim Buckley

Long afloat on shipless oceans
I did all my best to smile
'Til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle
And you sang
Sail to me
Sail to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am
Here I am
Waiting to hold you

Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you hare when I was fox?
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks,
For you sing,
"Touch me not,
touch me not,
come back tomorrow:
O my heart, O my heart shies from the sorrow";

I'm as puzzled as the newborn child
I am troubled at the tide: (I'm as riddled as the tide)
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or should I lie with Death my bride?
Hear me sing,
"Swim to me,
swim to me,
let me enfold you:
Here I am,
here I am,
waiting to hold you"
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006   Photographer
that's one of my fav songs :nod:
stumbo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
Mine too - got a warm space in my heart for both of the ill fated Buckleys, but 'Song to the Siren' is a real classic.

Ever heard the "This Mortal Coil" version? Liz Frazer of "The Cocteau Twins" does the vocals - different, but just as haunting and gorgeous as the original . . .
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006   Photographer
yea i actually listen to the TMC version rather than the original or other covers. most of all i like the version thats in the texas chainsaw massacre website tho.
ZBrando Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
nice angle, i like the model :)
cinecraft Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
UmeHoshi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
Reminds me of the poster for Lady of the Water, only yours is much more beautiful. :)
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Apr 30, 2006, 2:08:01 PM