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May 1, 2010
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Focal Length
35 mm
Date Taken
Apr 26, 2009, 3:07:24 PM
Untitled 251 by JohnPeri Untitled 251 by JohnPeri
.. I first photographed her when she was six years old .. : -)
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StudioAdVentures May 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
It finally happened... It "ain't" perfect me. I disagree with those who are praising this pose. The technical stuff is right on as per usual but...

I think she looks very uncomfortable (which being uncomfortable is usual in many if not most good fashion poses but they appear comfortable) and she is fighting for her balance as she sinks on the soft sofa. She has a great deal of pressure on her right arm holding herself and her lovely hair up. Her left leg is planted and all her weight is distributed between her left leg and right arm and the rest of her is attempting to appear happy with the situation. I feel she is still adjusting herself at this moment or trying a pose.

She is very attractive though. Probably was an adorable 6 year old as well. I hope all the above comments are correct and I am dead wrong on this. I am not having the best day, but these are my constructive thoughts. I am sending this but will look again tomorrow to see if I change my mind.
StudioAdVentures May 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
It is difficult to comment constructively in a few words and not sound bitter I guess. The prior was sent with no malice or discontent for either the subject or yourself. My humble opinion remains the same this day as the last. I still see the subject as physically uncomfortable in the pose. I am sure she is at ease and having a wonderful time. I don't doubt that and have never. I merely suggested "maybe" a capture was made during a pose adjustment that was not complete. We make our captures when we see a point of interest that is good or very good, or as we anticipate it will be, especially now with digital. We can't see everything and hone our skills to be at the right place at the right time. I guess I am saying the "righter" time was possibly a moment later is all. The model was not doing anything wrong and I was not suggesting that. She is posing and changing positions as she should. It is the sweetheart of a guy with the camera who's actions I guess I was questioning. As you wrote elsewhere you use these comments to assess the response of your photographs in your books. I just feel this one is not a John Peri finalist. Again with no fault being directed at the lovely model, and I can't and am not laying any blame on you, but it just appears to me as one of those shots close to being book worthy but just not there as yet. Again the masses are against me and I have read enough comments made by a number of your watchers that I respect their opinions and I am guessing I am just wrong on this. As her expression and hair were highlighting at this moment I would taken the shot too. Using it in a book is another issue. Sorry if I have abused your time and space John. I remain a major fan.
Haha .. you are more than right on some points, possibly wrong on others. First of all, believe me she is totally at ease, we have taken photos together for years and we are very intimate, we laugh more than we take pictures in fact ... Now for the pose, it's awkward, yes, I absolutely agree. I don't think it was so much a pose as my habit of snapping away constantly and taking something probably in between ..
so my fault, not the model's who is normally very graceful and carefully posed .. to reveal a little secret, she is now with ELITE. If you have more severe critiques tomorrow, please let me know .. : -)
I love the strength and power of her pose and expression. She beckons you to her; all her desire focused through her eyes and seductive pose.

She obviously knows you well to come to you for a session and be this comfortable.

I have seen kids shoot from 6 to 21 and always am surprised to see the changes.

Must be odd to be doing a glamor shoot on someone you have known since they were 6 though.
Well, she's really used to me, I guess that is the advantage .. : -)
She was never six... :)
K-Luke May 2, 2010
The pose is wonderful, great job, wonderful expressiveness of the model
Zulaan May 2, 2010   General Artist
Beautiful pose and perfect composition !
cenevols May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess she is six no longer...
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