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Power by Tonyr Power by Tonyr
I believe that a person's consciousness is perhaps the most powerful energy on the planet. However as with any power it can be empowering or destructive. The model in this shot , Penny, has an enormously powerful presence about her. She has a very shapely and strong body and also very defined bone structure. However it is her emotional depth that emanates the biggest impact I think. She is not always the most relaxed person I know but no matter what state of mood she is in being around her certanly makes you feel things. In this shot I beleive she is intense and is powerfully projecting this. However when she lets her walls down and is in her comfort zone the beauty viewed and felt is inspirational. This image is perhaps more dominating than I would like. However unless I am at my absolute most secure I find it hard to provide Penny with the envinronment she needs to let her walls down.

nb; This image was taken at one of my recent photographic workshops. If you live in Australia please feel free to come along to one.

www.leapoffaith.com.au
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Llialur Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Writer
Tony R I think you are one of the best photographers of women that I have ever seen, period.
And I really, really enjoy the intellectual as well as philosophical musings you populate your artworks with.
Keep it up bro, the world needs more photographers like you!!!

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marginal0 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Your comment is very much true. There is an enormous energy that can radiate from a being when it is self-conscious. Great pic to captivate this presence.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Yes think that there is a zone that any human can access that is very inspiring. The key is to realise this and work to break through the conditioning.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Thanks very much Peter. I have such a deep passion for my work but as with anything this deep I sometimes get doubts. Your comments therefor are very well received by me.

Best Wishes Tony.
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PeterTBexley Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
I really like your comments. I think they are a tribute to your respect for the model and express your artistic vision. We are swamped by so many images but your intent makes a difference.
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Utekurasu Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
She have a hot beauty, she's gorgeous.
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Dwarven24 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
she is hot
=D
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fotoheini Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student Photographer
Very Beautiful Model. Amazing Eyes. Do you have more Pictures of her?
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
There are heaps of shots of Penny on my deviant site. Most in the early pages.
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davidrory Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Tony please do keep writing from the gut. It's wonderful to see reflections or responses that are more than the usual male animal grunt. Some people are very threatened by the power of female sexuality, including many females!
I love the way you show such power with honest appreciation. I related completely to your comments and found the negative reaction of one observer saddening but predictable. He is a grunter it seems.
Keep up the wonderful work in words and images.
It occurs to me most of my novels seem to reflect female power unrestrained, perhaps that's why I connect with your work.
Regards david.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Hi David, thanks very much for your words of advice and support.I thoroughly agree with you about the power of female sexuality and that both men and women can be overwhelmed. I love beauty and adore beautiful and powerful women. However many of the women treat their bodies and energy as a commodity. I believe that this overwhelms many men including me and tests our own insecurity. Whilst it can hurt and one reaction is to be defensive I would rather accept my vulnerability and go deep for understanding and strength.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Thanks to all those who have commented here. Also thanks to those who have given a different perspective to SadRevolution. The things I say are definitly not to make myself seem intellectual. I very much believe that understanding our feelings is not about being smart or important. We all have access to our own emotions and therefor all have access to the sorts of things I write here. As a photographer I am continually connecting to what others are feeling. So perhaps my writing is as much a refelection on where many of us are at than it is repeating something that is not relevant.
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I love her eyes. They're incredible.
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Emerald-Wolf13 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
It's funny how those that seem the most confident are sometimes the least so.

Nice shot of a lovely lady. Intended or not, I like how the framing seems to speak to her self defensive walls. :thumbsup:
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sketchy208 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
stunning!
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Samarai Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Gotta hand it to her; those are some pretty impressive walls. Still, like you, I would like to see them breached. Could be interesting.
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DDaazz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Real mind, stunning analysis.
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SadRevolution Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Ahah I'm growing sick of your descriptions, you'r photos are beautiful, as your models, but you keep writing the same shit over and over again. Her body reflect her personality, she's a good person, bla bla bla... lol
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Thats cool. I agree that I do repeat similar messages. However they are what I feel so you may end up getting very sick if you kee looking at my work.
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Zahng Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nobody force you to read it, if you dont like it ...
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sketchseven Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Now why would you write that? If you don't like what he has to say, fine - but keep that to yourself, don't post on his artwork.
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SadRevolution Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I believe mine was a constructive critique. I know this is HIS artwork, but that doesn't mean i can't post MY opinion lol.
Plus, i wasn't even criticizing the artwork, only the comment.

Cry.
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Gemdrop Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is in no way constructive. Sounds like your sayin it doesnt matter what he thinks hes artwork represents.
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sketchseven Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Your comment was in no way constructive. If you want to post your opinions, that's up to you, but do it on your own part of DA and link to the artwork.

Comments should be supportive or constructive, not simply saying 'I don't like this'. That's not helpful. Especially when it has nothing to do with the actual artwork in question.
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SadRevolution Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
So you're really saying that you actually find interesting this happy deep shit he's talkin about?
Come on, you know that's just some stupid thing he says because he wants to look deep and intellectual, and give a meaning on the foto, etc...
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sketchseven Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Whether I find it interesting or not is irrelevant - the point is, if you're going to comment, make it supportive of the artwork or provide some constructive feedback.

I don't think it's just some stupid thing that he says, or an attempt to look intellectual. I think those are his genuine thoughts and feelings regarding the artwork, the process of photographing a model, and that's entirely up to him to post that. But that doesn't give you the right to come along and put those kind of comments on it.

If you want to put up those kind of negative opinions, do it on your own page and link to the artwork you're talking about.
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SadRevolution Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
ahah what' would be the difference :D ?
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sketchseven Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I'm sorry, the difference between posting negative opinions on your own space and posting them on his artwork? Your space is your space, do with it as you will, but respect his artwork by not posting those kind of comments on </i>his</i> work. That's the difference.

If people are dying to know how much you don't like something, they can go read it on your part of DevArt.
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fonecard Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Actually, yours was NOT a constructive critique. You're complaining about the artist's comments...which is something he has the right to post.

In fact, those comments tell a lot about what was going on during the shoot...and his relationship with his model(s). I find them to be interesting and very revealing.

Like Zahng said, nobody's forcing you to read them. If you want to comment about the photo, then feel free...that is definitely your right and no one will (or should) tell you otherwise.

But, to complain about an artist's comments is bad form.
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Vishna Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
sexy!!
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