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Model and Make-up: Kate
Photography and PP: me

If you will destroy the magic behind the big girl and the small door just take a look at the end of this comment XD

Featured in PhotographyMonthly Issue 100!
September 2009 ( [link] )

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And for all of you who asked me:
"how the hell get she inside?"
The answer: we removed the bottom from the cage before.


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How fantastic, great idea in itself! I can't imagion the amount of preparation you put into this.

The biggest critique I have is how dark the overall image seems when I feel it could do much better with brighter, colours on the girl, while still having the grass just as dull as it is now. Perhaps the use of some equipment like a spotlight or reflector could have helped here; adding contrast between the model and her surroundings.

Another aspect of the image is that the eye looks at the model then moves upwards to the top of the bird cage and continues to the wheat in the background, and not back again as you would hope. To prevent this I suggest a gradual blur through a lower f-stop setting or a photoshop edit on the wheat at the top of the frame and perhaps a gradual darkening of the green tone.
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I never feel comfortable critiquing works of photography as I know absolutely NOTHING about the technical aspects of the art and can offer no advice whatsoever on how to improve an already good photograph.

I can, however, judge fairly well those elements which are common to all visual arts and this particular photograph is particularly memorable because of those elements.

The first, concept is the most obvious. I absolutely LOVE the realization of this concept of a girl in a gilded cage as it speaks directly against those insecure people who feel the need to entrap a beautiful woman "for her own good." Whether it's an overprotective father or a jealous lover, it's most often men who imprison women in this manner, and while they inevitably convince themselves that they do it out of love, it is most often out of their own insecurities that they do it. It's a self-centered belief and the woman can only suffer from this kind of treatment.

The composition is also splendid and the natural setting suggests that even in wide-open spaces such a woman is never truly free. The slight tilt of the cage might possibly point to the likely struggle against her limits, while the open cage door indicates that the insecurities forced upon her make her apprehensive about encountering the imagined dangers in the outside world.

Lastly, the model is absolutely beautiful (and has GREAT legs) goes along perfectly with the notion of a beauty which must be caged by an insecure lover. Her alluring posture points to her likely function as a sexual plaything which is often the reason which leads to captivity as well as the insecurities suffered by her captor.

In all this is a wonderful photograph. The concept, the composition the use of color and the beautiful model all work to make this one of my favorite photos of all!
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DoodleBe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah did she get out ok?? I would feel terrified in there! great photo though!!
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KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
as easy as she get in^^
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:icondistortedsmile:
DistortedSmile Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcommunityrelations:

Featured ----> [link] :+favlove:

:love:
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KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
thx a lot
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:iconslahoot:
Slahoot Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Inventive, fun and sexy!
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:iconkiarablackphotograph:
KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconanata-no-akuyu:
anata-no-akuyu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
In my opinion one of the best photos I have ever seen in my life !!
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KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
vielen Dank! Das hör ich gern^^
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:iconnikpix:
NikPix Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Amazing shot :) .. I'm wondering how she went in and is she out ? ... great flexibility :)

Very nice :)
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:iconkiarablackphotograph:
KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
thx a lot. Very easy: the cage has no bottom
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:iconnikpix:
NikPix Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
hmm ..clever ! .. magician's cage :)
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:iconkiarablackphotograph:
KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
right^^
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:iconprettyflour:
prettyflour Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal.


[link]
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:iconkiarablackphotograph:
KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much
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:iconerickdavid:
erickdavid Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I guess I should say this photo is quite captivating.

Wonderful shot!
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:iconkiarablackphotograph:
KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconsistematicterror:
sistematicterror Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
lovely idea :D
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:iconpillowbox:
Pillowbox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is sooo nice!
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:iconterrific-tampax:
Terrific-Tampax Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
woah! That is so cool!
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:iconkortizol:
kortizol Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
lovely idea :D
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:iconrafaelfernandes:
rafaelfernandes Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
This deviation was featured at #votre-charme's Fetish Collection.
Feel free to check it out at this [link] and leave a comment.

Keep up the good work.

:iconvotre-charme:
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:iconkiarablackphotograph:
KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconpromandis:
Promandis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
P.S. How the hell did you get her in there???!!!
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:iconkiarablackphotograph:
KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Take a look at the Description
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:iconpromandis:
Promandis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Please dont take offense to this cause i really like the picture! but at first glance when i saw it i thought someone killed a prostitute and shoved her in a cage. Im not saying the model looks like a prostitute more that is has to do with the shoes, make up and the showing of a lot of skin. The more i look at the picture though i really really like it.
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KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconaurelie91:
Aurelie91 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
[link]

Featured in my new journal :love:
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:iconkiarablackphotograph:
KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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:iconbeatricecoffee:
BeatriceCoffee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
stunning!
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:iconcaptainchibi:
CaptainChibi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here along with more wonderful art.
[link]
:iconlaplz:
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:iconkiarablackphotograph:
KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconaxxis262:
axxis262 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
well done!
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:iconloselips-sinkships:
loselips-sinkships Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
0___0 shit that's in alot of groups! nice pic
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:icondressedinviolence:
dressedinviolence Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010   Photographer
Featured here
[link]

:D
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KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
thx
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:icontimi15:
Timi15 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
love it
<3
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:iconcarlosphotography:
Carlosphotography Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
i really like this photograph, i want a birdcage now haha
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:iconallieweasley:
allieweasley Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student General Artist
You've been featured. ;) [link]
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:iconkiarablackphotograph:
KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much
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:iconcaseywaseywasabear:
caseywaseywasabear Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
This is a great shot. Where on earth did you get that cage?
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:iconkiarablackphotograph:
KiaraBlackPhotograph Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
It is Kates
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:iconmamorel:
mamorel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
wonderful concept. very lovely shot.
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:iconlightrayphotography:
LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I find this cute and amusing.
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:iconselenaart:
Selenaart Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Excellent!!!
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:iconimagesbyandrew:
ImagesByAndrew Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Still love this image!
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TakeMeToAnotherPlace Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Your work has been featured here [link] Be sure to let me know what you think, thanks for submitting.
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