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    A Lady of The Leland

    This is from a yesterday's shoot. I am blessed with the best support crew
    The Leland Hotel is one of the weirdest places in Detroit. Some floors look like a bomb went off there. Yet the place is full of both guests and long-term tenants...
    Contax 645/P25, 3.5/55, Broncolor C80


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    And it is a lovely set. Up to your usual standards!
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    Re: A Lady of The Leland

    thanks bob!

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    Good to see you touring and posting again Irakly, beautiful and timely image!

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    Re: A Lady of The Leland

    Excellent!

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    Re: A Lady of The Leland

    I'm trying to process the elements and understand why each item is there. Where is Hans Albert (inside joke from DPReview) when I need him.

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    Re: A Lady of The Leland

    The lighting is excellent and the treatment that you have given it seems in keeping with the scene. I'm troubled by the camera angle because it makes her hips and stomach look (big) out of proportion, and that area keeps drawing my eye to it.

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    Re: A Lady of The Leland

    Quote Originally Posted by irakly View Post
    The Leland Hotel is one of the weirdest places in Detroit. Some floors look like a bomb went off there.
    Which perhaps explains why I immediately thought of Miss Havisham when I saw the pic.
    Sláinte

    Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I'm trying to process the elements and understand why each item is there. Where is Hans Albert (inside joke from DPReview) when I need him.
    Please Terry, keep him THERE....

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    Re: A Lady of The Leland

    Hey Irakly,
    Tres Cooool...with a Touch of Noir

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    Re: A Lady of The Leland

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    Hey Irakly,
    Tres Cooool...with a Touch of Noir
    I was thinking a somewhat overdressed sequel to "Belle de jour" (Bunuel, Deneuve).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I'm trying to process the elements and understand why each item is there. Where is Hans Albert (inside joke from DPReview) when I need him.


    At your service, madam.
    My idea: this is Marie Antoinette. She was married in 1770, but had to wait for seven years – a visit of her brother reminded her husband – until her marriage was finally consummated. In this image she expresses her readiness to consummate marriage; her doffed shoes signal privacy, and the puppet prince on the chair refers to the principal purpose of her being there: to produce an heir to the throne. But why is she fully dressed, not a tad nude and seductive? Maybe, the image wants to show her in the frustraiting long wait, or, secondly, that she is to produce – unemotionally – an heir to the throne, as the dauphine, and nothing else. Anyway, as a photo of Irakly, this is an alienating, boosting aspect.

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    Re: A Lady of The Leland

    Hans, you never cease to amaze me

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    Quote Originally Posted by irakly View Post
    Hans, you never cease to amaze me
    I only try to reach YOUR level of crazyness.

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