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Photo & Retouch: Hartmut Nörenberg
Model: Steffi Zoch

© Hartmut Nörenberg || Hart-Worx
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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 :D.
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Delya-de-Gur Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! she is beautiful!
pitsforlife Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely love this shot. It's so beautiful and very inspiring! I also really like her tattoos.
RoseNoireAntique Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
... very beautiful ... very inspired ...
amandamitrani Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist 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.
AnyLuck Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
The lighting used is stunning. It's a gorgeous and powerful emotive portrait.
Hart-Worx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!
Jack-Nobre Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work :) Excellent work on the black and white. Really very nice light work as well. Rembrant style with a rim light, beautifully done.
mpz28 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
nicely done :)
redblue07 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Beautiful image & model.
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