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Intimidating Presence by Tonyr Intimidating Presence by Tonyr
I have used the model in this pic many times over the years in my photography business. She has also played a very important part in my life in general. We have been friends for around 10 years and she is as powerful emotionally as anyone I know. Her physical appearance is very unique and in this shot perhaps even intimidating in it's appearance of strength.

Dependant upon her mood her aura or personality can also be very intimidating. Whilst I trust Stacey and believe that she would do anything for me often I have felt emotionally intimidated by her. However when she is in her comfort zone and relaxed she is one of the most gentle and empowering people I have ever had the pleasure to spend time with.

I think her looks also mirror her moods at times. In this shot to me she looks like a warrior of sorts. Very focassed and determined and strong. At other times she can look so warm and open and the epitamy of empowered and graceful beauty.

Think in society we are so used to judging books by their covers. That we can become very quick to judge a person on appearances especially if the appearance is physically strong or physically beautiful. In my photography career I am continually learning that some of the most beautiful and strongest looking people have emotional power that mirrors their physical. Thus they may appear strong and confident but at times can feel very vulnerable. In these times their physical can be a mask to protect them.
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wufus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
ooooooooooooooooo omg
BewitchingBard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uuggghh fuck you dA
Ask-wiscosin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow... I wish I was that pretty and strong
Ares777 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
I rarely comment picture on dA but what else can I do, a great shot mixing strength and beauty with a nice angle and beautiful eyes looking. I would love one day to be able to paint/draw such a powerful model and bring it to a more powerful edge by composition and artistic choices ;)
If you have more photo of her it would be so awesome.
wajahatzaidi110 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Artist
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SimCityPlayer4Ever Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Pedo alert!
BewitchingBard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
vel700 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
So damn sexy, - being fit is way sexier than super models
ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
great job
Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How cool is it that you have friends that you share this kind of relationship with?
Warlord9 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Smokin hott!
Markmate Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
so fittt
bunko555 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Strength and beauty. The door to a thousand fantasies. Remarkable as the model's body is, it's her face that holds your gaze. Not your typical cheesecake.
Tonyr Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Couldn't agree more. Stacey has a powerful presence that is very inspiring.
DrenTheLiar Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, all around.
sigel81 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
nice model great shape
Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
cesar3dg Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
you dont fool me, thats a valkirie
GourmetPrince Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not really feeling the title.
fotoheini Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Photographer
So Amazing the Pose and the Angle...
dinaminzer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
marginal0 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Your comments are always very informative and insightful. In my experience they also ring true lots of time. I feel like I can almost see a bit of your history in her eyes.
Tonyr Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Thanks for your continued support of my work.
pjs1998 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
While she does have an amazingly fit physique I get the impression of her strength from her eyes. The angle you shot this at really highlights her expression.
Tonyr Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Yes I believe that Stacey's most powerful source is her soul. However like most of us her experiences in life have cast doubt over this source of strength.
blckbaron Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Stunning. Strong.
Shulkie Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
She's beautiful and very mesmerizing to look at:wow: Very fit and athletic build. Her breasts and facial features are perfect:love:
n-l-e Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
JerzeyJ Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I am not sure if you still work with Stacy, but I would guess not often. At least not often enough. The images you have captured are some of the finest of Stacy, and on the flip side those photos are some of your finest. I get a feeling of a somewhat challenging relationship, but I think that chemistry led to some powerful and captivating images. It would be great to see the two of you working together again.
Tonyr Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Very perceptive comments.I still have contact with Stacey but have not photographed her for a long time. Most of our work was for my calendars which I do not do anymore. Also my passion is art nude which is something Stacey is not open to doing. Do agree however that my shots of her are amongst my most powerful.You are also right about the challenging nature of the relationship. Whilst we are deeply connected we do look at life from very different perspectives at times.
opiumtraum Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
There is an interesting remove between experience & an image. She's stunningly beautiful, but a photo can't quite capture the experience of a decade long relationship & all the emotion that's gone into it & been gleaned from it.
razoremblem Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
If only the breast were real -_-
ignus117 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
When I look at this picture, the eyes mostly, I see incredible inner strength. She's beautiful. Great job.
firshania Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Her physical appearance is unique? Almost all the girls in ads looks like that (not saying that it's bad, but she is not unique. At least, in this shot). Don't feel intimidate either. I think her pose and the angle make her look like she is appealing us, asking us to watch her and maybe ... more. Her position his very open. Her arms are away, she put both her chest and butt out, she keeps her hair out of her face. She is not looking at us wich gives us the opportunity to look at her body revealed without being intimidate by her.

I'm sorry, it's an interesting picture, but it doesn't reflect what you describe of her. I don't feel her personnality. She just looks like another blonde girl in a bikini. However, she looks like a great model. I'm sure she can bring a lot of energy and personnality if you don't just try to show her body. She has amazing face features that could express so much more.
Tonyr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Appreciate the depth of your response and you could be right with what you suggest. However I disagree with you and believe that there is a definite unique energy and look to Stacey in this shot.Having said this much of what I refer to about intimidation was as much on a personal relationship level than just the shot.
firshania Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
With the title and the description, I had the impression that the intimidating presence was what you were trying to express in this piece.

But it's also just my point of view. Thank you for not being mad at me :XD:
Tonyr Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Thats cool. I find it hard sometimes to use words that give my true feeling.I try not to get mad and even if I do then look into why I am getting hurt. Suppose with my art I am so passionate about it that I do get sensitive at times.
firshania Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
I said that because a lot of person would have hate me for my comment (even if it wasn't suppose to be mean at all). I didn't feel you were angry (but I feel you don't agree with me, wich is normal since I critique your art). Our creations are like our baby, I know it's not always easy to take critiques or talk with people who doesn't understand what we did the way we perceive it.
Tonyr Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Think that disagreeing is part of communication. If more people were open to communication we would likely have far less conflict and dis agreements in life. This is especially true with creatives. We feel and think deeper than most and can easily not be understood.
mdk187fda Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
cool model..........
lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
I dont see anything intimidating about this picture. on the contrary its quite inviting.
Ziggyman Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Impressive presence, I would say. Interesting your last words. Make things about them. ANd are something to keep in mind.
VanessaLake Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I'm loving the crop/angle <3
And what a gorgeous woman...she's got serious body karate!
nbusse Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
muscle, determination, steady look in her eyes... darn she has presence. Most men would be intimidated by her at first, I can understand why.
Nice photo, my compliments to both.
1prudence Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
a nicely muscular woman is soo sexy. :)
oceandrew Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
When I look at her eyes the rest of her appears buff and super muscular even though she's "just" well toned. Interesting affect or image she can project. Good capture.
javierreyes92 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
wow she is hot
Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful model!
The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
An excellent interpretation in both words and image... she has an incredible aura and presence and it is diplayed powerfully in this photo! :nod:

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sgall89 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
its a great picture men!
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