Gripping, powerful and yet delicate. Not delicate like a flower, but of the soul. A picture is worth a 1000 words and sometimes words are not enough and this photo seems to have a silent story untold. The lighting is dramatic and captivating, as are the tones, especially around the eyes. This forces the view to be instantaneously pulled into the picture, nay, the subject. Once you are drawn there you notice the slight stern look and wonder, what is this intensity, what is the model thinking. The eye flow works beautifully, however I would have made better use of the rule of thirds, but then you're a better photographer than me .
amandamitraniFeatured By OwnerOct 1, 2012Hobbyist Photographer
the lighting and her forehead lines make her look like a man at first glance, especially with the buzzed hair. if the lines werent there, the photo would be just as dramatic and captivating, but she would look more feminine to the eye. you can see shes been through a life of much trauma, and through all the tattoos and heavy eye makeup, you can see that shes still a woman who wants to be loved and cared for, just like any other woman. "i may look different, and i may have a different past than you, but i still want to be held and kissed by someone who loves me"
again, my photoshop services are still open, free of charge. although i may take a quick screenshot and put it in photoshop just to see what she would look like with no lines, as well as practice my skills, but i will NOT be posting, uploading, or saving it anywhere, because i difinitely have no rights to this wonderful photo.