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Tragic Youth by ParenthesisX Tragic Youth by ParenthesisX
Model: Michelle Antoinette

In a recent trip to San Diego I met this stunning woman. She made such an impact on my life in such a brief meeting. She is someone I will never forget.
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xxDreamDealerxx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Your piece has been featured on my profile page~!
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Yasuki-Konno Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Oh just sweet to see your photography back again! :tighthug:

The composition, concept and model altogether are perfectly matched; Michelle herself is an amazing amalgam of Punk-Goth, 80s styling & "scene" gal within varying violet tones; how she works fringed locks with dreads make for a tumultuous sea of hair. Also that space-printed off-shoulder tee-shirt blends a surreal "interdimensional" feel over round curves hinted in her shoulderline and anchored with a lacy thick strap. :star::heart::star:

Her blow of tobacco smoke is captured at the right second, the thickness having a gravity and complimenting a sense of introspect. And the fact that you used a downward perspective angle only makes this stronger with focus on eyelashes giving it a illusion of "closed" eyes (which is normally associated with sleep or inner-thought). And nice job with slightly blurring the background for focusing effect. :star:

It's great to hear that she left an influence on you both artwise and in life which is captured well here. There's many emotions felt alongside an eclectic blending of styles. Simply Stellar!
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Porcelina-9 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful <3
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ViolentReactionInc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice colors in that one! I like her hair and the scene.
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eXticey Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm always so happy to see stuff from you.
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Interesting photograph and POV.
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viscid2007 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the contrast of the bright purples with the wood...nice framing... And yeah, one of those pictures with a story to tell...
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