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December 28, 2011
Image Size
7.5 MB


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Camera Data

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Focal Length
67 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 20, 2011, 8:21:47 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Sensor Size
Near Sighted by IMustBeDead Near Sighted by IMustBeDead
I called this photo near sighted because I think it reflects Kacy's current outlook on life, as to whether that is accurate or not, I do not really know. That is my perception though, and that's about all that matters.

I wish that I could pin point exactly why it is such a pleasure to shoot Kacy, but I'm not sure I can. I have worked with many models, some have been wonderful, some have been really painful haha, and with the painful ones I still managed to get a good picture or two luckily.

With Kacy, every single shot, every single frame, is good.

This is rare...

I hope that I can take her picture for the rest of my life.

When I started photography, a close friend told me I was going to have to make a choice, between whether I wanted to be a good photographer, or a good graphic artist. He said this to me at the time because I was doing a lot of crazy graphics to my photos...Which I still do from time to time.

I told him I was going to be both, and when he said it, I think I took it too literally. Looking back, I have understood more of what I think he meant.

I want so badly to create moments that stick with people, moments that connect. I want so badly to create images that people see themselves in, rather then just pretty pictures they like and then forget. I want people to fall in love with the photos and develop a relationship with them.

This is not done when someones skin is perfect and edited for 4 hours, this is not done with crazy neon effects and faces having shit going on around it.

It's done differently.

It's done with emotion.

It's done with impact.

And if your photos don't have that, well then no amount of editing or graphics will make your photography relevant.

So taking my friends words into account, and my own ideals, I will always try to keep that thought in front of me. This is what drives me to do imagery that is interesting and different for the viewer, rather then girls in bikinis.

I suppose I'm not sure what provoked me to say all of this in a photo of just a girl with glasses on.

But shooting Kacy reminds me of this.

I wish that I could pin point exactly why it is such a pleasure.

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MattLetharian Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Love it.
nelson-net Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
I have this photo in my wallpaper collection (I got it in some wallpaper website) and I'm not sure why I thought she was Emma Stone. Very sexy geeky girl.
OodiEtAmo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Photographer
Really good photos and a fantastic description. I have the same idea that i would like to be a good photographer and also a graphic artist....but my photos not as good as yours.
I hope your dream comes true! Good luck!
antonfriedman Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks for what you have written here. Echoes many of my own sentiments. This model is fantastic, she has great presence. For me, it is the subtle presence that evokes emotion. We always feel the presence of a woman, however subtle, even if we shy away from it.
IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
she does have an aura.
Alufoliehut Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
WOW! :happybounce: 
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous capture
banuelosEIGHTY7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
saw this on someone's desktop screenshot. this is one badass picture!
Thiagoesoppa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Photographer
RemonBerkers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
great shot
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