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May 6, 2012, 5:35:42 PM
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The White Doll - Steampunk - by yaseminkaraca The White Doll - Steampunk - by yaseminkaraca
As consept steampunk is masculine, dirty and deformed movement while porcelain dolls are delicate, fragile, cute and excellent element.
I want to take their contrast and work on this contrast's visual. To understand this contrast and express it :)

Photograph&Editing İYasemin Karaca

Place: santralistanbul, Turkey (1913, power station)

Model: :iconkirincosplay:

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First of all i am the not kind of person who like "Steampunk" stuff. More or less i have knowledge about this genre so i have to say somethings. At least the steampunk is much interesting than Sci-Fi for me =)

Composition is ok but it should be more better, since the model has a good suit, a fullbody shots would be more nice to see that everything she has got.

Anyways, overall accessorys, suit, binoculars etc. looks good and the model's skin well fit to title "The White Doll". T

he make-up, wig design and eye color looks really good. As for the backgorund, to be honest, its kinda poor. It should have good angle to view much more object and part of the machines. But then again its looks good and give us to clue about feature of this work.

Using natural light elements and adding smoke made the photograph even better.

I dont know this work wheter or not original. But no matter which is that, the photo give us what it wants to.
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9 out of 10 deviants thought this was fair.

"The crowds outside had been gathered all morning to see the dirigible as it would be brought out of the hanger. Staring off into nowhere, she stood awaiting the word from the Professor, to pull the lever releasing the pressure lines attached to the Gondola..." Is the impression I get upon impact.

The Paulson Lighter-Than-Air ship building company had been one that preferred women for employees; the Professor preferred them because of their insight, and intuitiveness in the building process. She had started here as a youth, cleaning the offices, and moved her way onto the building floor as a senior airship technician. The Professor saw more than just her doll like beauty; he saw the beauty of her vision into the future.

The vision is unmistakably Steampunk, and there is no doubt in the viewer’s mind, if the viewer has any knowledge of the genre itself. I went with a 4 here because I would have liked to have seen a "gear" representation somewhere in the shot. It is the only thing the vision is missing to make it complete.

The originality is a strong 5. As the author noted, the Steampunk genre is very patriarchal, and the Victorian softness of it has always taken a backset. Bringing the "Lady" up to the front, and allowing her to show strength control, is something that needs to be done much more in the genre. Look at Mina Harker in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", she played a very strong role, ergo the general Steampunk population has shown that a woman’s beauty can be powerful and dominant as well.

The technique is well deserving of a 4 1/2. I would have liked to have seen the shot pulled back away from the model just the tiniest bit, and the gears I mentioned earlier included as the part of the backstory of the shot. The vision could have picked up a half-star as well if there had been a touch more backstory.

The impact gets a 4 here as well for the same reasons the vision and technique missed that half-star, the backstory. Everything is great; it just seems starved for more iconic representation of the genre.

Overall this image is great, heck I purchased a print for display in my girl’s room, so it can't be all that bad huh?
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xJRosex Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow I love it, you've been featured in my journal!

PhotographsByBri Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
This photo has been rated a 8 by majority of votes in the Rate My Work Voting Polls, held in :iconsnazzyphotography:
Congrats! This photo will go into the Featured folder. :thumbsup:
PhotographsByBri Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
This photo is up next for rating in the Rate my work voting polls, held in :iconsnazzyphotography: :iconjoyplz:
AleynaUnsal Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
merhaba bu resmi TurkishCosplay ' grubuna eklermisiniz saolun
BrokenWyngz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Phenomenal ^_^
OldSchoolHipster Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Just purchased this, I will come back and critique it later on.
yaseminkaraca Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much ^_^ I'm waiting impatiently
OldSchoolHipster Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know, I am doing both of them tonight. :-)
mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool
FIYAS Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Gorgeous, I love her eyes.
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