365/203 - Demented Beauty

Okay. Okay. So I'm really happy with the turnout of this photo! Your comments, favorites, and feedback would be really helpful!



So many thanks to Christine Watson, and David Pollinger for helping me! They were my models for this photo!


Christine dove not once, but twice into a muddy creek, not knowing what was lurking in the depths so that her hair and dress would appear wet and tattered looking. We all had mud over our feet and up our legs, because of a heavy rain storm we had the day before.


David is my other model, and arguably the star of this photo. He's those creatures, or beings covered in cheesecloth. Cheesecloth does not smell like cheese, but when covered in rank, smelly,creek-water-mud...it smells...A LOT. He let me cover him in the wet, disgusting muddy fabric and moved from spot to spot for a good hour while I took various shots.


Also thanks to Norm and his girlfriend Cara. Norm was our designated Frog wrangler. There were HUNDREDS of little baby frogs around us. I fear that I may have stepped on one before I noticed them all... Cara helped blow orange powder paint in the air, but I didn't end up using it in the photo. :(


This is my entry for Brooke Shaden's contest. :)

It's a surreal/conceptual look on Alice in Wonderland. I really hope that you all enjoy this.




September 27th, 2011 Re-uploaded with new color corrections.




Thank you everyone! This was explored! :D



UPDATE: August 6th, 2011

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Taken on September 27, 2011