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Journal Entry: Wed Aug 31, 2016, 4:18 AM
Once again, which ones do you prefer, and why?
I like to read your reasons, it's just interesting, but it also helps me to improve as model!


Philipp Morozov

South London by NinaSever  A ghost from my future by NinaSever 

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South London by NinaSever



Donatas Zazirksas

Summer in London by NinaSever  I'll keep an eye on you by NinaSever 
Static by NinaSever  A different person by NinaSever


Emmett Green

What I am by NinaSever  Translucid by NinaSever  Translucid by NinaSever

Must be the season of the witch by NinaSever  Absence by NinaSever 

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Waterthoughts by NinaSever


On my own by NinaSever


Kriz Barvsson 

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The day before the storm by NinaSever
 

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The day before the storm by NinaSever


Really me and really you by NinaSever

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GlfDvlFCL Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2016
I'm a particular fan of LINES and LIGHTING. What intrigues me the most about you (besides the fact that I love, love, LOVE your red hair...) is how you incorporate such beautiful and intricate lines with such subtle facial expression!  Of the photos you have chosen for this critique, a perfect example of lines and expression is "Waterthoughts." The converging lines of your arms, mirrored by the same convergence of your hair, both at gentle angles, contrast (while at the same time complementing) the curves in your face, lips and eyebrows.

But my favorites of this collection are Emmett Green's "The day before the storm!" You are so good at deep thoughtful expression!  Both photos again have lines contrasted by your soft curves.  Absolutely beautiful!!  What I would love to see more of is your very slight smile with closed lips.  This is partially shown in "Really me and really you." I know that smiling is not your preference, and I totally respect and appreciate that.  It's just a pose that, with one corner of your mouth pulled to a wry subtle smile, I think would be such a huge and pleasant contrast to the more sullen look that you do so extremely well.
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NinaSever Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you for your comment!! Such interesting thoughts.
I love Emmett's pictures too :) Simple background, just me being me. Some mystery added by his magic analogue camera.
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Macinaca Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
I especially like "On my own" and " South London" because I think those backgrounds are the most flattering for your skin tone. I also like that you are running your fingers through your hair in "South London" with the one strand falling gently over your face. There's just something I love about women running their fingers through their hair. Mmmm. I think the downward glance, or eyes closed, or looking into the distance, but not directly at the camera, are best for most models in general.
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NinaSever Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you for commenting!
Women do many simple sensual things, it's nice when there is somebody who appreciates without getting odd ahaha
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Macinaca Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
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darquiel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I'll keep an eye on you

Because the color tone looks amazing.
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NinaSever Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Artist
:) thank you
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fletch69ad Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
the last image, by Kriz Barvsson.  Its the only one where you have an interesting expression on your face.
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CorSecAgent Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
For the Philipp Morozov set, I like the light in #1 and #3 and the poses in all three shots are good but the only one that does it for me, artistically speaking, is the last one. Normally I wouldn't go for a photo with so much empty space but there is a geometric symmetry to the shot that I really like. And that strand of hair hanging subtly in front of your face and body really adds depth to the photo.

As to the Donatas Zazirksas set, all four photos have a decent compositional or light balance. The light and shadow dynamic in shots #1 and #3 are particularly good. So speaking technically, most of these shots are quite well done. And I like how your eyes stand out where they are displayed. They might just be your second best feature, dominated only by your hair, of course. ;-) Apart from that, I think the last shot has an interesting color scheme but, honestly, none of these really pop for me.

Where it concerns the Emmett Green collection, again, all good, or at least decent, from a compositional standpoint, and the consistent lighting scheme in the first six is great. Artistically, though, the first three don't really do anything for me. The hands shot just feels awkward and the leg shots feel incomplete. For the sitting leg shot, I would have framed the lower body more and de-emphasized the upper torso. For the raised legs shot, I would have brought the lower edge of the photo down to show more of the thighs. Of the next three, I think the poses are good and the emotion comes through well but only the last one does anything for me. If the light were a little warmer, I would say it could stand against any classic oil painting of the chiaroscuro style. So, shot #6 is definitely my favorite. As for the very last photo, the pose is nice and the color in the background is interesting but it feels like a test shot more than anything else.

Lastly, I believe I've seen all the Kriz Barvsson shots before and I think they are all great in terms of the lighting choices even though the lighting does something different in each. Compositionally speaking, #2 and #3 are spot on whereas #1 just doesn't work for me. It might have been better to move you a little to the left of the shot. All three shots are very good at conveying the differing emotions. In that sense I think #2 is my favorite because it has a sensual softness about it. #3 is a close second but for other reasons. I think what really sells #3 for me is your dress sense. It has a smart playfulness about it. I do like the sense of contemplation in #1 but again, overall the shot doesn't do it for me.

I hope that helps you. :-)
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NinaSever Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you for your technical perspective on this, as model it really matters to me :)
Your compliment on my hair is also sweet, it's not even a real feature... as I dye it and I cut it short several months ago. But I'll take the one about the eyes, at least the eyes are not changeable nor fickle. 
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CorSecAgent Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes I can go overboard with my assessments such that people get annoyed, so it's nice to have your acceptance in this regard. I mean, some artists have egos that wont allow for such an in-depth critique.

I'll let you in on a secret, I have a thing for redheads and your hair is the reason I started watching you, so don't knock it if you can help it. It's allowed me to appreciate your skill as a model even more, so be nice to your hair... ;-)
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NinaSever Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Professional Artist
that's good :) and thank you

But it just hair and it changes, so I'm glad that you can appreciate my modelling skills, as you call them, as well
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freya50 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
I prefer "On My Own" as the contrast in color of the greenish background accentuates the color of your hair in a fascinating way.  I also like the melancholy pose. :thumbsup:
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NinaSever Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Artist
W the melancholy :D
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Nhlaqgor Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I like the colorful Kriz Barvsson series. It has a certain adventurous feel in it, i can't really put it into words.
It is also the most down to earth from all of them IMO.

But I think the Emmett Green series is the most magical one. It has a somehow dream like (almost surreal) feel in it.
It's very minimalistic but uses lighting and shapes in a very effective way.
Very inspiring.
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NinaSever Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Artist
It's my fave too!!
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fotomademoiselle Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
So I prefer the sections of Donatas Zazirksas and Kriz Barvsson. Zazirksas captures an overly artistic feel in the photos, in my opinion. They are extremely emotive but also done in a way that makes me as a viewer feel like I can relate. And Barvsson captures the essence of "female" without being sexual. The lighting is perfect, as well as a creative location.
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NinaSever Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Artist
Interesting point of view, photographically and humanly speaking, thank you!
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Richard-M-Williams Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know very little about photography but for me Kriz Barvsson's are the strongest. I like the lighting and the use of locations creates a greater emotional resonance for me.
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NinaSever Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Artist
I'm glad you like them! Thank you!
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Richard-M-Williams Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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James-Is-James Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the ones where your full face and jawline are exposed - these emphasize your individual uniqueness.
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NinaSever Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Artist
Oh, thank you so much!
Think that for many years I hated that part of me
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James-Is-James Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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ErosDionysus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm leaning on three of these in particular. Two of Phillip Morozov's (A ghost from my future and South London, and I'll keep an eye on you. Trying to look at it from the modeling perspective as best I can. You're very expressive, particularly in your eyes. But something few can do is pull that off with the minimal *physical* expression you manage. A slight change in your facial expression seems to convey emotion very effectively
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NinaSever Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you!
I am glad that I am able to transmit something
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