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Swan Lake (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)



A tragic story of how even in death, love prevails.


Finesmith 2012 Photographer of the Year Skip Staheli <3


I wanted to bring this back to the front because it won Finesmith Photographer of the Year (Skip) and I wanted to say Thank You to Skip for making this picture and all the many we have done together this year. You are an incredible artist dear friend! This wasn't an entry into Finesmith Muse, this is one of the pics I like to call "Art for Art's Sake" and it actually took such a long time to style (about 3 weeks). Ms. Yula gave me the head piece Black Swan and I just had to give it a try. I went through so many earrings and necklaces before picking the Valeria piece. Every time I styled, there was something not right so I would go back to just wearing the headpiece and dreaming. I am a very visual learner. From there I went through tons of tattoo layers and settled on these three for the final print, the black lips from L.Fauna, Eye makeup from Shyms, and the dots from Nuuna and CCD for the nails. Congrats Skip, your prize was well earned because you made the pic exactly what I dreamed it to be and you of all people, know how demanding a Lil Cao I can be. <33

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Taken on December 12, 2011