The Ballerina - NSFW
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    The Ballerina - NSFW

    by Busiboy » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:45 pm

    I had the pleasure of shooting a Ballerina the other afternoon.

    Here are some reworks of that.

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    IMG_2804 by Ornate patesco, on Flickr

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    IMG_2938 by Ornate patesco, on Flickr

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    IMG_2963 by Ornate patesco, on Flickr

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    IMG_2976 by Ornate patesco, on Flickr

    More here

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/patesco/se ... 178383520/
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    Re: The Ballerina - NSFW

    by beeb » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:49 pm

    :shock: Feeling slightly hypontised right about now! Lighting and poses are great Scott. She is a creature of beauty too...
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    Re: The Ballerina - NSFW

    by W G » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:16 am

    I have serious doubts about the front arm in the third. Looks like a mutation.

    And, as a general observation of the entire set (on Flickr), I wonder if there is a mismatch between the style of lighting, posing and effect, and the style of the model's hair and tattoos.

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    Re: The Ballerina - NSFW

    by Busiboy » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:56 pm

    Walter,

    I thought you'd pick that.

    I'm finding that there are less and less models without tattoos, piercingly, shaved heads and the like and if they are devoid or body mods and extreme haircuts then you have to see if they have any talent for what I a trying to shoot.

    So with that in mind I gave up a little while ago trying to find the "perfect" model for a motif, instead I get an idea, or find a model that works with an idea I've had and shoot a theme and a model.

    As a part of this process it is almost a documentary theory in that I am trying to show the disconnect in this between the traditional, preconceived ideals of a ballerina with what dance students and ballerinas are today.

    Jess is studying dance at uni, quite accomplished in a number of styles, obviously ballet one of her favourites from the tattoo.

    Thanks for the comments so far.
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    Re: The Ballerina - NSFW

    by Busiboy » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:58 pm

    Oh and the arm, I'd have to agree, I love the lines on the torso so much I missed the arm.

    I think I had a Better version, I'll check when I get home.
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