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Inspiration by Tonyr Inspiration by Tonyr
This is another shot from one of my old calendars. The model Stacey is one of the more powerful personalities that I have used in the series. Amazing looks but an even more powerful inner self. These days I teach photography and one of the best pieces of advice I give is to connect with yourself and your subject at a deep level.

I believe that most humans are self absorbed. That we have been hurt and dis appointed in life and carry around emotional baggage. This baggage often comes out when people are faced with a camera. However when a model can let go of baggage and be fully present as who they really are the results are so empowering.

In this shot I beleive that Stacey is so free and in the moment. She is not concerned about the camera or for this moment life's struggles. Given that her inner sensitivity is so powerful when she is free and enjoying herself being in her presence is so inspiring. I am hoping that seeing and feeling this shot will inspire those who view it.

www.leapoffaith.com.au
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crescentsi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Very attractive woman.  Interesting writing regarding photography, which seems to contradict the concept of making commercial "chocolate box" images that lack personality, emotion and stimulating ideas.  However, I agree completely with the idea of allowing the personality to shine through. :-)

 

Simon

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Tonyr Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Thanks Simon, appreciate your comments.
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Warlord9 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
beautiful woman!
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55HotGirlLover33 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
She really is so relaxed - and so absolutely gorgeous. Such a wonderful shot
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roodaka777 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
i love her panties
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roni100 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
beautiful
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Marvsamune Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Artist
Nice!.... table surf, and the wall, and the quiksilver logo....er and the girl is ok
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jordanphoto89 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice abs ... like this one big time
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fotoheini Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student Photographer
Fantastic Smile and Modell...
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S3rij0 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Naturaly and Sexy!!!
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CrusaderKal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Perfect !!
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olafredland Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
I've always adored this pic.
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backerman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
nice abs.
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psangoesdown Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
great body !!
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ivan1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great,great abs
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Tifa-Amy-Lockheart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow,
That's one killer stomach :heart:
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MikeBrooklyn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Cute bellybutton on her.
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Ednei-Assis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
She's my girlfriend =]
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SubtleonDA Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Beautiful "implied" shot, excellent composition and amazing work by model, nice work
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LAPoetry-n-Photo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love a girl with abs! It seems to be an underappreciated beauty. And her smile is just radiant. Great capture!
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metamorphacilles Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
wow sexy ab's
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MikeMahle Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Love it. Her expression really makes it.
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karloxxx Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
OMG! perfect body !
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gemmillw Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Its fantastic to see what the connection you describe between a model's feelings and the image they project. This image compared with "Intimidating presence".
You provide wonderful commentary with your images. thankyou.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Thanks very much. Think this is a great image to compare with intimidating presence. Feel the tow are both powerful projections from Stacey but from different places.I am facinated by beauty and by how emotions affect how that beauty is felt.Very pleased you value the commentary as you do.
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Ziggyman Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
The background match jher top. Nice detail. ANd nice smile.
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OmegaAvatar Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i truely wish i lived closer to where you teach..
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Hi, Here is a link to some things I have written to help people from the classes. May help a little.

Best Wishes Tony.

[link]
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JayPhillips Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
lovely smile and such soft colors!
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wendellrubio Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Beautiful photography! Congratulations!
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zeroartdotse Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
:eyepopping:look at those abs, wtf...look at her, just perfect =)
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eigenwilliger Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
pure perfection
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Haarmany Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
She is stunning and your composition really pulls out how drmatic she is. Nice shot!
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tar-ik78 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I like how relaxed she looks, yet she still looks like she could kick my ass
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dimkatm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
boOOOOoh.. what a six pack.. baby, baby, next time please write your phone on Surfboard!!
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KAA-77 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LE-Photographer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
not really inspiring or something ... you got better ones in your portfolio
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bloodwrack Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
wow, what an incredible creature. you can just feel her aura beaming out.
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curray Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
ABS..
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Skassira Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
K I'll go to the gym noww... haha
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JerzeyJ Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Stacey is stunning in this shot, her smile is so free and infectious. I also like the blue in the wall playing off the blue in her shirt and eyes. Do you work with her anymore? I think the photos you've created with her are just amazing.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thanks for your words. I work with Stacey every now and then. She travels alot these days and I am not doing the calendars anymore.She is still in great shape though.
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JerzeyJ Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
It's funny how that one photo is one of the only pictures (I've seen) where she is smiling, humanizing her.
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lilcameragirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
nice sixpack :D
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MoelJoel Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I love this photograph, but the comment you made makes me appreciate this even more. What you say is indeed true; everyone's inner self shines through any lens they're under. I am someone who just started photography as a hobby, and seeing this makes me realize how important this concept is, not only for those whom my camera captures, but myself as well. Thanks for posting this. :)
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thanks for commenting. I think being self aware is perhaps the most important aspect of photography and life. We all carry such a range of emotions and thoughts. Really important as a photographer to go deep enough to present transparent images that are not protecting what we really feel.
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6131nokia Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
ABS : X X X
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seekeroftheholyspork Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
FRIGGIN RIPPED
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CatsTuxedo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree that she's got nice abdominals going on, but the arms could use some work :/ And maybe the pectorals, but I guess I'm just being picky.
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sbxjap Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
great composition... love the colors... her shirt even draws my eye to the colors in the background...

as for her abs? wow... lucky her.... I never even had a sixpack... isn't a keg better anyway? lol
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