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Photographer

Dark Shadows

Posts: 2269

Miami, Florida, US

Images by MR wrote:
Shoot...

I'm going to choose this image because it's your best image. What makes it your best image is that it gets straight to the point, No BS, no distractions, no gimmicks, no superfluous elements.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/10 … 970d07.jpg

Oct 29 12 08:50 pm Link

Photographer

Dark Shadows

Posts: 2269

Miami, Florida, US

Matt Ratley wrote:
I'm curious about this thread. Count me me!

I think the 'couple image' is the most natural looking image in your portfolio, especially the expression of the female model. I have sort of a built in (strong) bias against very intimate boy-girl images, but it's your best image, so that's what I'm going to choose even if it's not to my particular taste.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … be1510.jpg

Oct 29 12 09:05 pm Link

Photographer

DAN CRUIKSHANK

Posts: 1786

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dark Shadows wrote:

When you're at your best, your images have a very cinematic and film-like quality to them. At your worst, it's more like cookie-cutter glamour.

Do more of the cinematic ones(my suggestion). If you want to continue doing glam (I know on MM there is a lot of love and demand for glam), take more risks so that your shots really stand out.

Cinematic feel:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 5b2a87.jpg

ya, still trying to figure out my lighter stuff smile

Oct 29 12 09:12 pm Link

Photographer

CUSH

Posts: 20

Los Angeles, California, US

I think I know, but I'd like to see.

Oct 29 12 09:14 pm Link

Model

Sierra McKenzie

Posts: 711

Seattle, Washington, US

: D

Oct 29 12 09:15 pm Link

Photographer

Ed Woodson Photography

Posts: 2644

Savannah, Georgia, US

I'll play......

Oct 29 12 09:15 pm Link

Model

Isabella55

Posts: 152

West Hollywood, California, US

Dark Shadows wrote:
Pretty = In the short term a lot of people will appreciate it, but over time the concept can become 'dated' as it's replaced by the new(er) notion of what's aesthetically pleasing or 'beautiful'. Like an actress that in her era was considered a rare beauty, but when you look back you don't see what it is that made her special.


Memorable = At first it's possible that few people will appreciate it. Maybe it's not the most aesthetically flattering piece, but because of a strong message or mood, or some other intangible element, it tends to 'grow' on you over time until it becomes one of your favorites.


I am a person with an unusual brand of taste. I prefer interesting or unique photos over pretty photos. Post here and I will tell you what I believe is your most unique or interesting or memorable piece.

What an intelligent concept, I'd be honored.

Oct 29 12 09:31 pm Link

Photographer

Dark Shadows

Posts: 2269

Miami, Florida, US

Jensen Cole wrote:
Im very curious.

In my (strictly personal) opinion, the style of many of the images in your portfolio are all wrong. You do not take a bigger girl and try to shoot her in a style that is typically shot with 22 year old 'hard body' glam models. There are other styles that can be utilized that I believe (and know) would yield a lot more interesting results.

However, that's not my call or the purpose of this thread and I do commend your attitude and the fact that you had the courage to pursue modeling.

With that said, I'm going to choose this photo:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … d99d39.jpg

Oct 29 12 09:31 pm Link

Photographer

Dark Shadows

Posts: 2269

Miami, Florida, US

George Ruge wrote:
I can almost guess, but, have a go!

By far your best images are all portraits. I'm going to choose this one in particular because it has a certain hypnotic quality to it and because it's different (and being different stands out!). It actually reminds me of something Avedon might have done, although I would have cropped it a bit more tightly.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 5cd063.jpg

Oct 29 12 09:39 pm Link

Photographer

Dark Shadows

Posts: 2269

Miami, Florida, US

Klarrissa wrote:
I'll play, thanks in advance!

I see a lot of 'glimmer and glitz' in many of your images. Heavily retouched skin, stylish clothes, vibrant colors, contorted fashion poses. In my opinion, those are all things that become 'dated' fairly quickly.

If you've read a few of my past responses, you will know that I am 'huge' on images with a very natural look and expression, and that's why I'm choosing this image in particular. I think this is not the 'model' that was photographed, I think this is the real you, and that's something that will never become dated.

(I'm referring to the photo on the right)
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/10 … 3edbd6.jpg

Oct 29 12 09:58 pm Link

Photographer

Dark Shadows

Posts: 2269

Miami, Florida, US

OWD LA wrote:
I think I know, but I'd like to see.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 9b16f4.jpg

So did you get it right? It looks like something Newton would have done.

Oct 29 12 10:05 pm Link

Photographer

Dark Shadows

Posts: 2269

Miami, Florida, US

Sierra McKenzie wrote:
: D

In your book there are a few interesting examples, but I'm going to go with this one because it's eye-catching, unusual, and simple. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. It's true!

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/11 … 285e69.jpg

Oct 29 12 10:10 pm Link

Photographer

Dark Shadows

Posts: 2269

Miami, Florida, US

Ed Woodson Photography wrote:
I'll play......

What is she doing there? What is she looking at? What is she thinking about? I don't know, but I wondered all those things, and that's why I selected this photo:

18+
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … c3a314.jpg

Oct 29 12 10:14 pm Link

Photographer

Dark Shadows

Posts: 2269

Miami, Florida, US

Isabella55 wrote:
What an intelligent concept, I'd be honored.

Darling, you're going to need more photos in your book. You have 5 photos currently up, and out of those, 3 are from the same shoot.

I'm going to choose this one. Only because it's a full length image and as a photographer I always want to see a full length image of the person I'm going to be working with. Get some more images up soon.

Oct 29 12 10:19 pm Link

Photographer

Dark Shadows

Posts: 2269

Miami, Florida, US

All done. Yay!

Oct 29 12 10:19 pm Link

Model

Isabella55

Posts: 152

West Hollywood, California, US

Yes, was just playing for fun.

Oct 29 12 10:21 pm Link

Photographer

Tracy Zabriskie

Posts: 41

Los Angeles, California, US

Go Houston

Oct 29 12 10:21 pm Link

Model

Miroslava Svoboda

Posts: 555

Seattle, Washington, US

Would love to find out.

Oct 29 12 10:25 pm Link

Photographer

Images by MR

Posts: 7777

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Images by MR wrote:
Shoot...

Dark Shadows wrote:
I'm going to choose this image because it's your best image. What makes it your best image is that it gets straight to the point, No BS, no distractions, no gimmicks, no superfluous elements.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/10 … 970d07.jpg

Thank you smile

Oct 30 12 12:02 am Link

Photographer

CUSH

Posts: 20

Los Angeles, California, US

Dark Shadows wrote:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 9b16f4.jpg

So did you get it right? It looks like something Newton would have done.

I did not, but I'll take the compliment.

Oct 30 12 08:29 am Link