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(Contains: nudity)
Maybe I'll write him a story
And maybe I'll fall asleep in his arms.
Maybe I'll wake up lonely
and fall unawake again.
Laura Marling, Tap at My window

New series, Self portrait
This might only be temporary
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:iconbeaucyphre:
What I like most about this picture is the honesty and the innocence of it. It's the third one you uploaded in a new series, and like the sun rises, this beautiful flower rises up to the sun, too. It's your nature to do so, and Maybe is a natural evolution of your art as much as an evolution of yourself.
It' really more a self-portrait than an "artistic nude" (whatever that category means), and it's a picture that's not meant to tease. Maybe you really played hide and seek with us, and what we find...no, what I find is a beautiful young woman breaking some boundaries and becoming more and more herself. I think this is a testimony of courage and confidence, and you're just adorable.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
16 out of 17 deviants thought this was fair.

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Critique by BrownEyes-n-BlueEyes Nov 3, 2012, 8:34:12 AM
The nude model (well, okay, you) takes a virtual back seat to the wildflowers in the foreground, which is both an interesting compositional approach and a means of injecting a story. Had you been the primary focus, we'd have been presented with a less intriguing (although still enjoyable) image of a lovely naked girl in a meadow; now, we are given things to wonder:

Why is she there, and what is she thinking?
From whose vantage point, with the low camera angle, is she being watched?

The best photographs are those which engage deeper interactions than just the initial response to what our eyes perceive. This is one of those photographs. Even when looking away, part of me is still wondering things.

Beautiful!
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6 out of 6 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconrayrupnow:
RayRupnow Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You should be in front of the camera more often...
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:iconrayrupnow:
RayRupnow Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Such beauty!
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:iconfanartistik:
FanArtistik Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Really nice, I like the place. This picture looks so pretty, your expression is beautiful, like an angel.
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:icondkjart:
dkjart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
SUBLIME
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:iconsubotai1:
Subotai1 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Gorgeous shot - very 'dryadish'
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:iconaltair-e:
Altair-E Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are featured here ;-) [link]
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:iconsurrealreporter:
Surrealreporter Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Artist
no bra
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:iconaltair-e:
Altair-E Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely shot! Purity and beauty mix the colors! I love it!
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:iconthevise:
TheVise Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your an "Eve" in your own right. Picture is simply lovely.
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:iconmerkucjo89:
Merkucjo89 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
...
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:iconjuniolinderman:
juniolinderman Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Beautiful! I love your hair and the way you used it to add some modesty to the shot! Thanks for posting :)
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:iconfabianfucci:
fabianfucci Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Best shot. I can even see the wings! :)
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:iconenricobelmonte:
EnricoBelmonte Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
pure grace and beauty :star:
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:icontiger--photography:
Tiger--photography Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
stunningly beautiful :)
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:iconmarcusl76:
MarcusL76 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it. :)
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:iconjohnadam:
johnadam Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
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lovely
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:iconiypcm:
IYPCM Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
A more classic representation. Delicately presented.
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:iconsweetascandy111:
sweetascandy111 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
You are very beautiful!
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:iconrobert12:
ROBERT12 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
bellissima composizione e bellissima, sexy modella
baci per te
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:iconintentionndesire:
IntentionNDesire Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
goodness, how beautiful.
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:iconlothrian:
Lothrian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent, excellent picture. It has a subtlety and understatement to it that nude photography should have. So much that falls into that category is either deliberately or unwittingly pornography by another name, titillating rather than captivating. This is so very different - it is artistic, spot-on in its composition.
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:iconianmsquee:
ianmsquee Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Very Lovely! Great Work! :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconlisa-schneider:
Lisa-Schneider Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your wonderful work is featured here: [link] :heart:
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:iconcamerartus:
Camerartus Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is the best of the lot on the 'new' subject. What I've liked about your previous work is the intelligent use of color and DOF and the unique angles you use, but what I love the most is your imagination. Of your new series, this comes the closest.
I would like you to continue to use your feel for magic (a kind of Alice in Wonderland feel) in your photography...whatever subject you use.
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:iconhelen-carter:
Helen-Carter Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you :D
I'll try to be more magical in the future ;)
:huggle:
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:iconpippo0712:
pippo0712 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
really beautiful ^^ you look like eva in the garden of eden ;)
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:iconhelen-carter:
Helen-Carter Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Photographer
:giggle: thank you :D
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:icongioarturi:
GioArturi Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
You're adorable! So feminine and lovely! A delicate and intense portrait! :love: :w00t:
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:iconhelen-carter:
Helen-Carter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Photographer
:giggle:
thanks :D
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:iconfahadnaeem:
fahadnaeem Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice
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:iconhelen-carter:
Helen-Carter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Photographer
:huggle:
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:iconpqphotography:
pqphotography Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful my friend :hug: I like the leaves in your hair it really adds to the shot :clap:
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:iconhelen-carter:
Helen-Carter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you :hug:
the leaves were an accident, but maybe a happy one!
:love:
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:iconpqphotography:
pqphotography Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah they really added to the shot :love:
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Corazon777 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If someone gets better and better, sometime you call this person an artist, and I'm sure you are from now on. Your self-portrait isn't just beautiful, it's extraordinary because you managed to portray yourself nude in a way that every guy who intends to disrespect you must die from shame if he does. :heart: :heart:
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:iconhelen-carter:
Helen-Carter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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:iconbeaucyphre:
BeauCyphre Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Writer
What I like most about this picture is the honesty and the innocence of it. It's the third one you uploaded in a new series, and like the sun rises, this beautiful flower rises up to the sun, too. It's your nature to do so, and Maybe is a natural evolution of your art as much as an evolution of yourself.
It' really more a self-portrait than an "artistic nude" (whatever that category means), and it's a picture that's not meant to tease. Maybe you really played hide and seek with us, and what we find...no, what I find is a beautiful young woman breaking some boundaries and becoming more and more herself. I think this is a testimony of courage and confidence, and you're just adorable.
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:iconhelen-carter:
Helen-Carter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you :heart:
:love:
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:iconbeaucyphre:
BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Writer
:hug:
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:iconsshadowfflower:
SShadowFFlower Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Simply perfect!
Absolutely pretty!
Inevitably captivating!!
:heart::love::heart:
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:iconhelen-carter:
Helen-Carter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you :D
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SShadowFFlower Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Writer
:iconbigheartplz::iconaawplz::iconbigheartplz:
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l33tc4k3 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Awesome! Your work generally makes me want to try more self-portraiture, although I find it fairly difficult (and I'm not a very interesting subject, but yeah...).

Also it doesn't appear to be totally chucking it down in this picture... How... Is this possible...
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:iconhelen-carter:
Helen-Carter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Photographer
you don't have to be an interesting subject to take a good self, you just need to 'feel' it :D
I'd love to see some self's from you :)
also, Ikr sometimes it's sunny in england! :o
:huggle:
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:iconl33tc4k3:
l33tc4k3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Haha, weeeeeeeeeeell... I guess if anything ever comes to mind I'll give it a shot. :)

Man this weather huh? After I posted that we actually had a bit of really crazy warm sunshine for a little while before we had what felt like a solid month of heavy rainfall... Oh England.
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red-naxela-eckl Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow - these are some great photos Helen. I like some of Laura Marling's music as well :P

Not quite your usual style but it's great that you listened to your fans :)

I hope you did this somewhere discreet :P lol

:huggle:
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:iconhelen-carter:
Helen-Carter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks :D
I did it in my (quite overlooked) back garden...fairly discreetly! :hmm:
I felt like trying something new, the poll was just a way of seeing if posting was a good idea :)
:hug:
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:iconxcho20:
xcho20 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
so you actually did listen to the poll results:)
IMHO,- not your style. i mean the shot looks really fascinating, lights and colors - all so very natural.
but it's just not your usual poetic style.
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:iconhelen-carter:
Helen-Carter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Photographer
I would have shot the photos anyway, but I decided to take a risk and post them (glad I did) :)
I just felt like trying something new, change things around a bit, sticking to the same style all the time isn't really the way to grow
:hug:
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GabrielBB Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Beautiful, sweet, pretty Helen
Perfect, sweet body
Hugs and kisses


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