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Caption: Maria Eriksson
Copyright: James Fike
Uploaded: May 02, 2008
Credits:Maria Eriksson (Model)
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Bland Lipscomb

October 07, 2008 5:16pm

Good pose, good lighting – a skillfully crafted image. Well done!





Kristy Coleman

October 04, 2008 1:16am
Gorgeous


Edd Zack

October 03, 2008 4:52am
wow!


Cindrome

October 01, 2008 4:17pm
Classic image. Great work.


Michael White Photo

September 27, 2008 1:29am
I think this is my favorite (so far)


mariam03

May 29, 2008 12:05pm
Thanks so much for the comment! Your work is great and this one is my favorite!!


john knight

May 24, 2008 2:18am
Very nice lighting and composition! Gorgeous model!


mm display name

May 23, 2008 11:49pm
lovely :)


Personality Imaging

May 20, 2008 11:01pm
Now that's really fine art, and what a model!


_ _ _ _

May 16, 2008 1:27am
Beautiful!


Cesar Caro

May 13, 2008 10:36pm
As for favorites, it's between this one and the other nude on the chair (with the wine glass). This one here has the great simplicity of the background going for it, which separates the model nicely, but at the same time it's a lot of empty space there serving no ostensible function upper-right. The model looks gorgeous here, as this pose really flatters her body: knees, arms, shoulder, breast, buttocks, ankles. I feel like the particular seating she has here makes it seem a little uncomfortable, as her right hand and left leg are desperately trying to stabilize lest the weight on her right leg cause the stool to slip. Normally this wouldn't be a problem but it makes for the exceedingly sharp angle in the left knee, and for the uncomfortably large open space between the right arm and the back. It seems her right arm should either be a few inches closer to her buttocks or she should be seated a tiny bit back. Maybe this all this means that the stool is simply too high.

At any rate, it seems the right shoulder is being twisted back to give support, but the rest of the body is facing forward. there is no other torso in away from where the hips are pointing. This may also be why this seems a little awkward. if maybe her hips were rotated toward the camera say 15 degrees her leg would be higher up on the stool and she would have more support, and then there would be a natural twist stemming from the foot through the hip and then through the torso to the supporting arm, and the elevated arm would then be given more emphasis, as there would be a line in the center of the torso running into the left arm. Her neck could also then be turned a bit to give more dramatic effect.

All that aside, the exposure is good but I wish I could see more of her hair, and maybe a wider range of tone son her skin, though the muted gray does have its own charm. I think maybe if there were more tones in the skin, especially lighter ones, there would be greater contrast with the stool, and the stool would thereby become less important. then the stool would blend in more easily with the background by comparison, and the space upper right wouldn't be so unbalanced by all the structural activity lower-left. Then the model's body would form a lovely, twisting diagonal form running upper-left to lower-right.

At any rate, a captivating shot. Lots of subtle things to play with in this setup. I like.


Cesar Caro

May 13, 2008 3:08am
beautiful! more later.


Stephen Thorne

May 12, 2008 8:22pm
Gorgeous. Wow.


B Ellis Photography

May 12, 2008 9:23am
This just jumps off the page. Love the composition. Nice lighting. Very nicely done.


JESSICA CLAIRE

May 08, 2008 4:26pm
Well done


rich cirminello

May 08, 2008 1:37am
sorry, James, I had to leave another comment... this shot is THAT awesome...


Laurence Moan

May 07, 2008 11:01am
A Simple Classic.


Simone Onofri

May 07, 2008 1:14am
this is a gooood shot
i love the pose and love b&W


Shelly England

May 06, 2008 8:57am
Gorgeous image! Love the b&w


RA Photos

May 06, 2008 2:31am
Stunning black and white image.




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