the way to spoiled dreams

When I edited this I imagined I was looking at a canvas, and in true painter form I went at the image with a digital paint brush...the result of which is slightly lost here in this sharpened tiny version, but there nonetheless. I have such a good time with images like this...dark surroundings, a light subject, simple yet a spiral of details for the eye to rest on.


What I mean to say is, I very much enjoyed creating this. I'm feeling creatively energized again and ready to conquer new concepts and push my ideas further.


I shot this in 4 different parts stitched together so that I could get very close to the subject in order to create shallower depth of field...that really helps me get a neutral background.


Does anyone else feel like Sunday is the perfect day to create something big and magical? I always feel that way...that it is the perfect day for creating props and shooting something elaborate. I'm going to do that today with white paint and an umbrella.


Model: Olivia Clemens


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  • Sammie Caine 4y

    Such an emotional, moving image... Wow.
  • Emma Reid 4y

    oh my word, this is great, that tear, brilliant!
  • Rob Woodcox 4y

    really incredible, and I love the highlighted features!
  • Kat Twickenham 4y

    I am utterly in love with this! It's got the eerie atmosphere and quality of a Romantic painting, mysterious, lovely and tragic...
  • Luiza Rich 4y

    Wow wow woweeee! You are just an amazing Photographer!
  • elzclements; 4y

    This is beautiful - reminds me of Rennaissance paintings! So you captured the canvas-like aspect (:
    I love her stance/pose.
    And her surname is similar to mine :D
  • Leila Amat Ortega 4y

    I feel very identified with this photo. To see it has done me the most bearable day.
  • SpaceShoe [Learning to live with the crisis] 4y

    Like a Klimt painting. I can feel the innosence, the torture of a girl becoming a woman and falling in love.
  • iancrane. 4y

    You are magnificent.
  • Suzanne 4y

    Outstanding photo and how you transformed it is marvelous!!
  • Kaytee Callahan 4y

    this is beyond my words. so much emotion. <3
  • Joanna Woźniak 4y

    totally love this portrait!
  • Photo--Graphy 4y

    Very cute ! Lovely shot !
  • Eva Sz 4y

    Your work is just too beautiful to justify...
  • Gorka Goitia 4y

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! (((((((((L))))))))))
  • Aurangzaib Khan 4y

    amazing amazing work ! loved it ...
  • siljelouiseh 4y

    Wow, fantastic!
  • Nancy 3y

    I LOVE this!!! So amazing and beautiful! Incredible work! : )
  • spoonfullasugar 3y

    I love your work !!!
  • Caroline Beresford 2y

    I wish I knew how to do edits like these. Wonderful.
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Taken on March 2, 2011
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