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This is a shot I took of a friend of mine many years ago. At the time she was so excited and her energy made the photographic process even more exciting for me than usual. She has always loved this first series of shots but had feared the judgment of others if they were ever to be posted online. Recently she has done much soul searching and is now a much more confident and secure woman. So it is exciting once again for me now to be able to share this image.

www.leapoffaith.com.au
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:iconrob-satanta-k:
Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sun kissed perfection
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:iconmatte1989:
matte1989 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Natural light is perfect with a subject as perfect, congratulations.
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:iconqigger:
qigger Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
My..My..My...lovely  thanks
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:iconorionshipworks:
OrionShipworks Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The hard straight lines of the window make a great backdrop for the soft flowing curves of the figure.
The lighting is extraordinary. I'm glad your friend has agreed to share this beautiful image.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Thanks very much. I find natural light to often be the most stimulating.
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Matsuura94Ryou Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a beatiful girl, I love those tits. Good photo :)
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TheHawkeyeStudio Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
you have got to post more of her body shots! 
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:iconpopandroid:
popandroid Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
wow:)
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:iconphotographerjomdq:
PhotographerJomdq Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Exc!
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:iconthelense123:
THELENSE123 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Fabulous shot, and a great feel from the delightful model, she could do some very artistic work.
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Alice2021 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Photographer
love this image, specially the "soul searching" she's done, please tell her I'm grateful for that gift she has given to herself & to us, by loving and accepting herself :)
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:icontonyr:
Tonyr Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I will link her now to your comment.
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:iconb13visuals:
b13visuals Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful catch of light!
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:iconsketchy208:
sketchy208 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
amazing light!
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:iconvenommwolf:
venommwolf Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful lighting..Beautiful model
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:iconandrewatmadja13:
andrewatmadja13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she should be confident!
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:iconfred27104:
fred27104 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Very good!
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:iconkrisbowen:
krisbowen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely model and great composition!
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:iconsomni-ferum:
somni-ferum Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Glad she changed her mind - beautiful capture and muse. Cheers!
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:iconmypreciuuss:
mypreciuuss Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice pose and nice model
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:iconhappyeugene:
HappyEugene Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
:love:
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S2Photography Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
Once again, another great shot. Absolutely love the natural lighting as always. Glad to hear that her confidence is building. Low self image, whether it's inner or outer is never fun to go through. Hopefully this means she is up for shooting some more with you.

Always excited for new images. So keep 'em coming Even if they are from the archives of older shoots.

Stu.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Hi Stu, the model has been working with me recently and some of her shots are in my gallery. She is starting to view her body and looks more as a gift to share with humility these days. Something to be proud of.
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:iconienkoron:
Ienkoron Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Stunning beauty brilliantly portrayed :)
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singularanomaly Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I'm glad your friend is now more secure and confident. She has every reason to be based on this shot.
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fbk-photofreak Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Photographer
great photo all round..and though her face isn't visible, it's clear that you're friend is indeed a beautiful woman..
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Very true, when she is in the mood she was this day her face and personality are very attractive.
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:iconfbk-photofreak:
fbk-photofreak Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Very true...it's very easy to see thus it's also equally easy to see why'd use her as a subject...

I look forward to any new work ^^
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:iconchemicalred:
chemicalRed Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Nice shot.
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:iconreturn666:
return666 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
TELL Her Love It
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4number4 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
great lighing! great pose! great model!
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marginal0 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Great pose indeed, though the picture itself seems to suggest contemplation rather than excitement (but I get that the same was chosen for other reasons).
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Samarai Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I have said it before - I will likely say it a thousand times more.
It never ceases to amaze me how women who look like this can be self-conscious about their looks and, for some strange reason, unsure of how others will perceive them.
I know the old adage about beauty being skin deep, too, but it is obvious that hers runs so much deeper. Glad she found her way to that knowledge.

As always, a great pic, my man.
My hat's off to the young lady.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
It is a combination of a range of things. One is that the looks doesn't heal the inner insecurity. Hence people who are insecure worry about how others perceive them. Nudity in society is judged very harshly by some and this was affecting the model's perception of her own nude shots. Also she has had many men lust after her and then use and abuse which has added to a less than grateful connection to her own looks. Could mention other things but the main point being that nudity, women, attraction ect are all aspects of society that are in great need of deeper attention. Thanks for your continued support of my photography.
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Samarai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Unfortunately, I can totally grok the fullness of what you're saying here. Seen a few women despoiled in much the same way. Never could understand what drives someone to go out of their way to destroy beauty, but there are a sadly large number of men in this world who cannot seem to resist the urge.

My best to her, in any event. And, if it matters, tell her you know of at least one other man who would, under different circumstances, cherish her. Small consolation, no doubt, but I cannot be that much of an anomaly.

And.. you're welcome, dude. You make it easy.
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n-l-e Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
great!
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:iconramgar21:
ramgar21 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Beautiful!!!!
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:iconmilo13200:
milo13200 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really like the pose.
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Xiong421 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
It makes me feel like this is one of those beautiful mornings where you don't know if your awake or still dreaming. This is amazing.
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Jan-K-Fotografie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent and beautiful work!
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elbaholic Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
awesome
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CorePhantom Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Beautiful shot m8ie :worship:
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snoogaloo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love your web site! really inspirational and can be such a gift to others who may need the help it can offer!
really nice of you! :thumbsup:
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Thanks very much. The website is something I am really passionate about.
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snoogaloo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can definitely see that. It really is so well put together and written! You've not only got photographic skills, but people skills, and some really good writing skills, too! :clap:
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Really appreciative of your feedback. Site has been out for many years now and don't get so much feedback.
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snoogaloo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
keep letting people know about it, and i am sure word will spread so that more people can get to see it, and take with them the wonderful advice you provide there! :)
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
exceptional, beauty, light and pose
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She's amazing. :wave:
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