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Todd Hido's ([link]) photos often have a ghostly or ethereal quality to them, but all ego aside, this is one of my favorites. Though normally I wouldn't post a photo that's scanned from a contact sheet, I think the grainy quality actually contributes to the effectiveness of the photograph. (People with a more trained eye than I have may vehemently disagree with that.) We shot this at a grungy little motel with the shades half drawn and all of it is there, in that shot. Luscious.
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CurvedLightStudio Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Superb, Bravo!
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KeatonsGhost Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Dark and moody and completely fantastic :heart:
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whothennow24 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
I LOVE Todd Hido. Great job emulating what he does.
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
This wasn't an imitation, actually. Todd took the photo. ;)
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whothennow24 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
So, wait...is he your husband or something? Er...what?
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ChainsawOfLove Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
This is emotion. ....
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The-Last-Breath Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
:blowkiss:
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Sistyn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
absolutely incredible. lovely feeling, perfect darks n lights. i love it :heart:
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iram Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Hi!
This is one of the most nicest/moving pics. I saw lately!!! I really can't leave it behind.... Wonderful wonderful work!!!
Ilil.
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mohammedxhabeb Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Nothing like sadness when you believes in sad Creativity ..
I think you are the best in this sadness pieces of your heart.......
Kiss your hand Miss Shyly
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Athines Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
I absolutely love the mood of this series. You were right, the grainy quality adds so much to the strenght of the images. Goood job both of you!
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
I am so glad you like it. Thank you very much!
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flawedperfekt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006
this and the other shot similar cause me to feel very sad
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006
Excellent. If my photographs cause you to feel something, then they're successful.
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SirAlaric Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Such a powerful display meloncholy emotion. Well done.
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Thank you very much.
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HipVamp Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I really don't know what to say. Shocking and definately a fav.
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
This is one of my favorites as well. Thank you so much.
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darkheathen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
This is really captivating. It stands out in your gallery.

It really makes me want to look into the picture.

Really nice.
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
Thank you so much, Brandee! This is one of my favorites, too. Todd is just brilliant with light.
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cleo-boo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
Beautiful.
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
Thank you so much. :)
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luminescense Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
for some reasons i love this shot.. a sad feeling i guess, which attract me so much. the light and the blur are both beautiful, you look beautiful. congrates on this shot :)
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
Thank you so much! What a wonderful comment.
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co-tangent Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
Grain can play just as important a role in an image as the subject, the context, the message, etc - in this case I agree with you 100% that the grain and specs really work to amplify the feeling in this image :) You are a courageous woman with alot of pride and spirit - I look forward to seeing more of your unique work!


ps - grungy hotel rooms have made some of the best studio spaces i've ever shot in! :heart:
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MissShyly Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
Amen, sister. Let's hear it for grungy hotel rooms!

Thank you for the wonderful comment. I'm already all twitterpated when I see that you've left me a response. :)
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co-tangent Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
:lmao: you said "twitterpatted" - aye aye aye, you and keep me in stitches!
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Atlya Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
It looks like it's a pic from a ghost story (Like "Ringu", you know?)...

I love it too.. although we don't see you very well! ;)
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
Perhaps the mystery is a nice change from my usual! ;)
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Atlya Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
Diversity is great! :D
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h3wi3ntj4h Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
i luvs the clair obscure/oilpainty feel of this!...the colors make me think of Vermeer, or however that guy is called...but then in a darker tone...just lovely!
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Oh, Vermeer is wonderful. I hadn't seen that before, but now that you've mentioned it I do think I see what you mean. His light and shadows are very dramatic like this, aren't they? Wonderful!
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h3wi3ntj4h Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
very dramatic indd...makes it look kindof antique, think this is an ageless shot!
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annaa Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
:clap:

It is stunning! And I am one of those who actually thinks that that dusty bits from the scan add to the feel of the picture...

The colors... the dim light....the simple room........god. It's just lovely! :clap:
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005
Hooray! It's good to know I'm not nuts for liking the grit. :)
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ostanine Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
You and Todd Hido make a great team!!! If I wasn't so far away I would love to work with you =(
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
Holy smokes, Ostantine, I just went and looked at your work, and I'm so honored! You're simply fantastic. I was in Greece in '99. Perhaps I'm due for a revisiting. *wink*
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ostanine Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2005
Thank you very much!!!
I'll be waiting ;-)
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Diregram Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005  Professional General Artist
Stunning shot. This almost rips me up - it's so personal. I can't say anything is wrong with it at all. The grain, noise and scratches only add to the poignancy of it. Well done - Todd Hido and you. :star:
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stitchpuller Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
i adore the images i've seen .. there are shades of witkin present ala the treatments, and just amazing use of lights, and negative space.. this paints such an evocative portrait.. i love it ^^.. and THIS is why browsing late at night sometimes pays off ^^.. i cannot wait to see more work from you ^^
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MissShyly Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
Thank you thank you thank you! What a totally amazing comment. You just went and made my night. :) I probably won't add anymore tonight, but more soon, for sure.
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