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Self-portrait. Taken with a Nikon D60.

Red series: Other work:

All portraits | Self-portraits | Black & white portraits


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Olga Martzoukou

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At first glance, this seems to have been intended to be a dark piece. The combination of red and black dominating the scene are the first step in the creation of this effect. The depth of these colors strike a contrast with the pale skin of the model, she seems oppressed. Indeed everything surrounding her appears to be heavy: the thick dress and curtains in the background weigh down on her, even her own hair is drooping around her face and delicate shoulders.
But the lighting and model's expression make this photograph far more than just just a "dark piece". The model has her eyes fixed on a light shining right above her. This succeeds at being intriguing: is the light connected in any way to what's pulling her dress up? It gives an enjoyable opening to interpretation. It could be possible to think that the light is way to show that there is hope amongst this oppressive atmosphere. And more importantly, the expression of pure determination on the model's face suggests she is willing to do whatever it takes to see that hope fulfilled.
This is of course just one way of looking at this work. I like to see it as "darkness, but light", but it is more like a flip coin: one could also choose to see "light, but darkness". Quite a deep photograph, gorgeous work on contrasts, and of course, you make an excellent, expressive model :).
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Michael-Mercury Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Excellent Self-Portrait !! Faved
thank you for sharing your superb photos ... and your very-very impressive beauty - if I may say so
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Photographer
thank you so much :) :)
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Michael-Mercury Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
much welcome dear !! :) (Smile) ;) (Wink) 
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MarlenNaessEriksen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect composition, and I like the colours as well as the light and the backgroud. 
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much!! :)
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Tov-Henderson Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
I see so much lazy and unenthusiastic, so-called, "art" on deviantART, that I wonder why I still come here.. and then I see a magnificent piece like this, and it reminds me of why I continue to browse deviations. It's creative, unique, and the lighting is perfect. Great job.
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Ilquira Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy... So dark. The picture has a great harmonie and the person looks great. All of the picture go together
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SandraAJ Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
It's amazing, no doubt a very well achieved the level of contrasts, colors and framing.

Congratulations!
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much!! :) :)
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yanito Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
nice PP ! and Light!

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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Photographer
Thank you!
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Lord-Makro Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Φανταστική, Όλγα! :D
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Photographer
euxaristw polu!!! :)
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sweetfragnance Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Very beautiful ! :)
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Photographer
Thank you!! :)
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Photographer
thank you!
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gingado Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Your work is featured in "RED - THE COLOR OF ART - 2013"
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Photographer
thank you so much :heart:
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G0R3GA5M Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
awesome shot!
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   Photographer
thank you :)
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hermafrodite Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thats hot
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Photographer
:)
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stergios Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apla yperoxi photo :clap:
... Teleio to entono kokkino kai fusika para polu omorfo to prosopo sou :D :D
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Photographer
euxaristw poluuu!!!! :aww:
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Photographer
Your work has been featured in - Red Carpet: Humans Vol.1 [link]
Congratulations =D
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much!!! :heart: :hug:
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:icona2matos:
A2Matos Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Photographer
Allways welcome my friend =)
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FanArtistik Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Nice capture, you are a pretty model and also a great photographer. :D
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Photographer
Thank you so much!!! :aww:
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FanArtistik Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You are very welcome. :rose:
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Rae777 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here [link] :love:
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Photographer
thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconrae777:
Rae777 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :rose:
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!!
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Photographer
Thank you so much!! :)
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:iconmarazul45:
Marazul45 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always a pleasure!
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Cyrille-D Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful, great work :)
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!! :)
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Cyrille-D Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome dear :)
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
:iconloveredplz::star: :star: :star::iconda-creativity:High Lights Of DA-Creativity > Best Of 10-2012 [link] :star: :star: :star: :iconloveredplz:
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!!! :) :heart:
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful.
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!! :)
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ClaudeFernandes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Amazing!! Beautiful model! :)
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:iconolgaathens:
OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!! :) It's a self-portrait! :)
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ClaudeFernandes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
;)
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TakeuchiGraphics Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Amazing shoot! Lovely tones & colors!
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OlgaAthens Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Photographer
thank you so much!!! :)
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