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Flow by Saju90 Flow by Saju90
Marco Benedetti - www.art-photography.ch
France 2013
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Not my first Saju90 critique, nor will it be my last. Her work is generally fabulous and beyond reproach and I enjoy it thoroughly.

That said, there are occasional missteps. Not to say, necessarily, that this particular photograph qualifies, but there are certain elements I found...jarring.

First of all, I must speak of the Vision and Originality of this piece. I can totally see what the artist(s) was trying to do here - combining a still shot with a model-movement shot in one frame is a very original idea and the vision it takes to come up with the concept is quite good. With different execution, this might be a great technique. I really think the high-contrast monochromatic scheme is brilliant here. Saju's body has a lot of dynamism, allowing for very subtle chiaroscuro effects along her abdomen in particular.

Now, on to the other part :P While the idea is there, I think the execution suffers. The technique is not solidly done in such a way that it looks different from, say, the model controlling a sneeze mid-shot. If her face was as crisply focused as her core, with the hair the only dynamic and blurred portion, this might have worked better.

Overall, I think it's a great idea with lackluster execution. As an experiment, it is a success. Now to refine it!

Luck to you, and beautiful work as always.

-Michael
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zenasylum Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
First Off I Love It!!!! The Choice Of Clothing Mixed With The Pearls, And How sexy her hair is - It's Just Perfection, Love The Lighting, And Her Pose Is Perfect - Sensual, Without Being To Sexy! Great Job!
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MorrisCat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Glorious!
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Coldwave-Enigma Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Photographer
Beautiful motion.
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Tapedispenser Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice photo, although I feel the kinda blurry/out of focus near head is disturbing an otherwise great shot.
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racerman56 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Another beautiful shot...
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timnaas Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Stunning as usual!
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