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This shot is a very magical one for me. The model is one of my favourites and she was so at peace in this shot. The child is her own and their shared joy was very evident.

To view my new 2009 online calendar please go to [link] Have 2 versions due to the fluctuating exchange rates.

Each calendar features art nude imagery combined with empowered thoughts. I believe that the female nude can be so empowering if it is presented with style , passion and grace.
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:iconmr-pink-rose:
Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
Beautiful photo, and a very sweet moment!
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:iconabstractart5:
abstractart5 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
Lovely photo and lovely thoughts.
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:iconcsp-media:
csp-media Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Photographer
A truly magnificent image!
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:iconc-blaze21:
C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
So Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconneedit700:
needit700 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Not that it matters t me but are her breasts natural? They look so high and firm.
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:icondreamer902:
dreamer902 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
beautiful
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:iconpetra-bee:
petra-bee Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
of  your many beautiful photos, this is perhaps the most beautiful, both because the photo is so well constructed and because you have caught the most remarkable moment of pure beauty. It has sensuality and motherhood and pure love all rolled together - quite the most extraordinary photo. I hope you keep coming back to it and enjoying it. 
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Thanks Petra. I remember the model sending me an email saying that this photo made her feel really inspired. Think it is because her natural essence is present when the camera clicked.
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Professional
sweet job
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:iconedwardv17:
Edwardv17 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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:iconkaslito:
Kaslito Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
:clap:
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:iconscbhurta:
SCBHurta Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Photographer
Beautiful image.
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:iconbigskyphotoart259:
BigSkyPhotoArt259 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an EXQUISITE photo image ! ! !   I LOVE any photo with such subjects to them.  It's just so NATURAL looking and Beautiful !  You are indeed a very accomplished photographer with a marvelous eye for Beauty !
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:iconobiservando:
ObiSerVando Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
I tell you this: There is never a time when I am not with you; never a moment when I am not “ready.”
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I am always with you, even unto the end of time.
Yet I will not impose My will on you—ever.
I choose your highest good for you, but above that, I choose your will for you. And this is the surest measure of love.
When I want for you what you want for you, then I truly love you. When I want for you what I want for you, then I am loving Me, through you.
So, too, by the same measure, can you determine whether others love you, and whether you truly love others. For love chooses naught for itself, but only seeks to make possible the choices of the beloved other.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Is this from Coversations with God. If not seems to have a very similar sentiment which is great.
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:iconobiservando:
ObiSerVando Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
yes, from Coversations with God :-)
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:icongothold:
gothold Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
The love is very evident in this photo! Wonderful job here.
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:iconpapag-art:
PapaG-art Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconkaguyo:
Kaguyo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
So sweet, you can see her joy !
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:iconfrostlancer001:
Frostlancer001 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Are there more pictures of her alone?
She seems to have a wonderful body and a beautiful face.
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:icontonyr:
Tonyr Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Thanks for your comments on my work. I am pretty sure that these are the only ones online. Haven't done any shoots with Marietta for many years.
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:iconbaxxx68:
baxxx68 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Thats just Brilliant.. well done
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:iconrenaisangel:
RenaisAngel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This is very magical. It shows love is feeling. Wonderful shot!
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:iconskyboy1:
skyboy1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Great shot! Thanks for sharing
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:iconredetzke:
redetzke Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You captured the essence of the human in nature. The light sculpts them so well and I agree with title - the love of a mother and child is pure joy. I would only wish you pulled back a bit more. 

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darthmordis Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute as hell and quite simply beautiful.
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:iconsomni-ferum:
somni-ferum Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wonderful image Tony - just perfect!
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:icon70ponycg:
70ponycg Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Such a powerful, loving image. The taboo of the woman is nude is lost the the love she is showing for her child.
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:iconjennasartwork:
jennasartwork Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
This image spoke to me, it is very powerful. As a woman I can relate to the maternal emotion, it is a beautiful feeling and this image reflects that :)
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:iconmandokitty:
Mandokitty Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
beautyfull! 
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:iconssherer:
ssherer Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I don't think there are enough words to describe how powerful this image is!!! Excellent... Just so Excellent!!!
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:iconibo007:
ibo007 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
agree 100%
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:iconwobutaise:
wobutaise Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
托起的是希望
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:iconkenliano:
Kenliano Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think this is a very powerful shot. Wow.
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:iconsemper-iuvenis:
semper-iuvenis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Photographer
Hey there! You have been featured here: [link] :love:
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sdpartwork Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
This is such a beautiful photo. Both beings in their natural state is just gorgeous.
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Caveman1a Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Let Me Say That I Love This Shot! :)

However, the laws are so strict in the U.S. about child porn that I’m afraid to add it to my favorites. :(

When I was a child 40+ years ago- it was common for parents and grand parents to take innocent nudes of their children and grandchildren....Now one will do jail time over something like that here! :(
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I think such laws like many other politically correct driven laws have lost balance and made things even worse. Kids feel energy/emotion very acutely and these laws make others very wary. As such it is creating restrictive energy and emotion from adults towards kids which would be then restricting the kids. I know now even in Australia I am hesitant to say hello to little kids when I pass them.
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Caveman1a Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh...I agree! Believe me!... If you are a male and stop to talk to any child in the U.S. that doesn't belong to you...someone is watching and they are ready to jump and/or they have their hand on their phone for a 911 call.

It wasn't this way when I was growing up. When I was a child, almost every adult talked and joked with every child that they came into contact with. If they didn't- they were view as an out cast or strange.

My mother was an artist and she often painted nudes. There are probably a 100 pictures of me nude somewhere. Who knows? It was easier for her to take a picture and then paint from the picture rather than her subjet pose for hours. There wasn't anything sexual about her paintings. She painted anyone that would pose for her. It was totally innocent. No one was ever molested.

The times are so different now. :(

I think that we have REALLY gone backwards.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Hopefully if enough people go deep inside and live from this place that we can gradually change the insane restrictions that fear has placed upon us as a society. Thanks so much for your contributions to this piece.
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Caveman1a Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You as an artist... did your job! ;)

You have moved me off of center and motivated me to type with viewing your photos! :)

I think that all the instant media has really fed into creating this (and these) fears.

I don't know about where you are, but in the U.S. - nearly ALL the media is negative. There is no such thing as "Good News". Before long, every adult is trying to do you and your kids some kind of harm...The gun sales are off the scale. (I hate guns. I don't like wearing a watch and I'm not about to carry a gun!)

Everybody is afraid of everybody around here.

I don't know how one would change the fear part of it- and get back to the old trusting ways and attitudes again?
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Much of the media and general relationships in Australia are also based from fear and the ignorance of fear. However there are a small percentage of people out here who are dedicated to becoming emotionally aware. I figure it only takes a minority to inspire positive changes in the majority.
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Caveman1a Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really hope that you are right! :)
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fallingrock70 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Wow, great image!
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TrickyCreature Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just so beautiful, sir. Both seem so happy! A very positive photo, I say.
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Simbabadass Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
you are featured on my other account here [link]
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:icongotterdamrung:
Gotterdamrung Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I love this!
so real and such a beautiful moment to be able to share.
Especially that smile
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Naril-The-Great Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Images with great emotion, power and peace, bring me great joy and contentment. This one is one of those pictures!
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wackyadhie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
beautiful theme ... i love this one
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:iconenonorez:
enonorez Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sure the model will cherish this pic for as long as she lives. What a beautiful pic. You hit home run with this one.
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