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(Contains: nudity)
photographer: :iconshotbyephoto:
model, make up, hair: me!
wardrobe: Artifice

I recently had a little road trip fun. I departed from LA and drove through Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, and in between, before arriving in Austin! This particular photo is from just over two weeks ago, near Oklahoma City. I think I'm getting a little bit better with hair, which has never been my strong point. :)
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It's a little difficult critiquing a collaborative piece of this nature but I'll give it a shot. I'll start with the photography and composition. The image is very sharp and the lighting is professional. The set is cool, the intense pink and the black glossy (liquid latex?) splatters and drips all appear to be oozing out from the other side of the door and reflect the outfit in the environment. Black and pink always look striking and sexy together.

But there are some things that don't work or don't fully explore the concept. The off kilter angle isn't extreme enough to be interesting and not straight enough to benefit from the tall format. The cruddy floor detracts from the "fantasy" of the piece. If there was more griminess to balance it, it would be more part of the world of the image, as it is, it's just a cruddy floor. More of the black drips pooling out from under the door might have helped (and a broom wouldn't have hurt either).

Your makeup looks great. And it's pretty hard to make these sorts of fetish outfits look bad when an attractive model (that's you) is in them. You mentioned the hair: it's not bad but a more elaborate styling could have added that extra but of slick polish.

Don't take any of this wrong, the image isn't bad, in fact it's pretty decent. But a bit more polish could have pushed it from decent to great.
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JewelsMarie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very Striking!!
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Alternate-pass Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Man I think that's hot, The lighting is very nice. The pose gives off a feeling of a delicate, sensual inviting feel, yet also a feel of control and awareness.
And the outfit just enhances that feel, to me. Nice boots :)
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rhytm35 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
good job...
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:iconseidenrauxel:
seidenrauxel Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hot model, super photoshot...and over all, super face and expression !
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:iconvera-baby:
vera-baby Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Sexy
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:iconkeylowna:
Keylowna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Wow. That's realy lovely and sexy shot. The fact that you wear a similar outfit that I used in one of my paintings makes it even more attractive for me. Beautifull!
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147CombatMedic Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Whoa! Hot!
:love:
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:iconhighheelsart:
HighHeelsArt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Excellent picture
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:iconb13visuals:
b13visuals Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Love the warmth in this photo!
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:iconsv7who:
sv7who Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
beautiful
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Dear LaurenWK
Your work is featured in
:iconart-portraits: ...and...:iconaction-portraits:
become ART-PORTRAITS's member you are welcome!!! ...:heart:
regards
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:iconbanedict:
Banedict Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
This picture is dripping with sin :drool:
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:iconthesavagekyle:
thesavagekyle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. love the contrast of the pink & black. your hair looks quite wonderful, giving you a femme fatale attitude.
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:iconjambass6:
jambass6 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
to me, an absolutely BEAUTIFUL woman in an incredible shot....AGAIN!! Keep doing what you do Lauren...each shoot is more interesting than the one before because you are so versatile...but one thing sells every picture...those eyes...amazing!!
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:iconblue-photo:
blue-photo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
WOW!! I wish I could work with you one day. Amazing photo!!!
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:iconcarlalaure:
carlalaure Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
just love it, love you
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:iconchrisredfield1989a:
chrisredfield1989a Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
very beautiful

you'd have to be real idiot to fall for a girl who comes back from the dead only to break your heart........love hurts.
-Max Payne
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contorted4life Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Damn that is a sexy outfit! I'm in love with those long, lean legs of yours! Wow.
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AlbinoPakinese Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is stunning ... hair is awesome, btw.
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:iconcountingcircles1988:
countingcircles1988 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Absolutely stunning
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:iconlatexluv:
Latexluv Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Love it!
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:iconmeudy:
meudy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
The hair looks great...in fact the whole composition is great
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:iconsukruozcevik:
sukruozcevik Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
you are great ;)
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:iconabkhamed:
abkhamed Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
so sexy style baby
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:icontwitchypoo:
twitchypoo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
cuuttee. i like
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:iconloganrun:
LoganRun Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Very beautiful work. I love everything from the composition, the outfit and the color. You are a stunning model.
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:icontehmonkzorz:
Tehmonkzorz Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Gorgeous! (~*3*)~
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:icontrivdom:
Trivdom Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
That's one hot photo... when are you vacationing (visiting San Francisco)???
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:iconcoolmarvin:
coolmarvin Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the pose and the outfit. :)
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:iconforestofgotham:
ForesTofgotham Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this one is fantastic eye candy,love everything about it
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:iconbambi-nymph18:
bambi-nymph18 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
this photo is goddessly gorgeous!~ if i had the looks, space, and a good photographer...
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:iconjosephgarza:
JosephGarza Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
I love the work you and Chuck did here ;)
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:iconfloggersg:
floggerSG Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful!

Out of curiosity, whats the latex feel like?
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:iconlaurenwk:
LaurenWK Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
It is actually PVC, not latex.
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floggerSG Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohh! Im guessing that kinda feels the same? However that does.. hah
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cyclopscat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Oh my god, this is stunning. I've been following your work ever since you shot with vance and I remember being sad that I could never find a lot of pics of you, and now...... and I have to say that you have come a long way and are a truly creative and excellent model. Major major kudos for this picture :)
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LaurenWK Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Aw, thank you! I'm trying to get more active with more of my own projects soon.
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Hellspawn77 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
I think it is a fantastic piece!

I'd love to do a sculpture with you one day if it could ever be of interest to you...

Really beautiful pose...

Claudio
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:iconlaurenwk:
LaurenWK Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
That sounds pretty awesome! I'd love to hear more about what it would entail.
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:iconsinendra:
sinendrA Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
:clap: kewl pix ...specially likes how the black paint on fuscia set-dezigne brings the pvc an evan wetter look latex-like fx ^..^
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:iconshotbyephoto:
shotbyephoto Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
LOVE it! One of the best shots I've taken in some time! Thanks for shooting with me!
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:iconlaurenwk:
LaurenWK Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
No problem, I love this one lots! :)
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:iconlithiumdreamsart:
LithiumDreamsArt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Nicely done great feel to this work, I have to say your hair looks awesome
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:icongirl-q:
Girl-q Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Beautiful and sexy from head to foot. Stunning shot and model!
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:iconmissjaneuk:
MissJaneuk Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
STUNNING WOW
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:iconhouseofcallahan:
houseofcallahan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Very Very Cool
great use of colours and textures and the model is simply perfect for the shot. Love this shot, an instant favourite
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:iconshurie:
shurie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Lauren, I love this.
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:iconshphotolab:
SHPHOTOLAB Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Beautiful work. excellent lighting.
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djomac Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
I love the background. Those shoes are killer too. Think the pose does a good job of showcasing the clothes.
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