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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
she does have an aura.
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Alufoliehut Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
WOW! :happybounce: 
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous capture
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banuelosEIGHTY7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
saw this on someone's desktop screenshot. this is one badass picture!
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Thiagoesoppa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Photographer
NIIIIC!!!!!!
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RemonBerkers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
great shot
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Bhyn Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice pic! Right concept for my blog post. All credits goes to you. Thanks!
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29cfrun Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very well put
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shokisan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful!
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Pronus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Wonderful image. She's very beautiful but in an original or unusual way I think. Like the composition, pose and post work in this. As for 'near sighted' I seem to remember that being described as a difference between the way men and women think. Men have a bigger, more generalized view of the world, women think more about specifics. Whether true or not I've no idea.

And really interesting to read your reflections on this.
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
glad you liked it, thanks for taking the time to comment.
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plumes7278 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks for writing this, and thanks for explaning me.
Thanks for the pleasure for my eyes and my mind :)
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome!
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Zim2687 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Photographer
shi is very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very
beautiful.

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Amy-Zarah Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love the caption. You're absolutely right =] Completely. You have inspired me :meow:
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JLD-Photog Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
I think this defines sex appeal without using the go-to words of mainstream media.
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WinPics Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect shot, perfect face!
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WinPics Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot, beautiful face. I love her expression!
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Twatcher Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Man, I love your comments almost as much as your pictures. You are the definition of what I understand under the term artist.
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
well thanks man that means a lot!
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grohsARTig Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful !!
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b13visuals Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! Great capture!
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TrystOrTreat Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous.
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emilycross889 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
really amazing ^^
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PhotElle Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here [link] coz I think this picture it awesome!!! :)
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Tango-Romeo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome !
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bruhinb Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again, with the charming expression! I totally get why you love shooting this model.
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JENU89 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Photographer
Your work is featured in my journal :) :thumb292588799:
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Peanutbubble Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
So beautiful :) -- the image, the tones, the feel of it, and Kacy. Perfectly framed too, just like her glasses. What got me most is what you wrote, in combo with this photograph
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks I appreciate it.
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Berglindlif Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
She's amazing and I agree I'm trying to decide between graphic design and photography, I would like to study graphic design but I want to be a photographer, but there are so many possibilities :P
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Digital-Limbo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is most probably one of my all-time favourite photos on Deviant Art. Seriously well done. And the fact that the model is simply just incredible, also helps a lot.

Bloody hell. x
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
glad you like it thanks you.
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Digital-Limbo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. And a very lucky man. I liked your work on FB too.
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PureSunShine919 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Gosh I love her freckles. They really personify this photo even more. Great shot.
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, freckles are great!
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serenity-peanut Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   General Artist
cool reading what you wrote. it's good to hold yourself to an ideal. it keep you honest. :)
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
god damn honesty overrated
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serenity-peanut Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   General Artist
*keeps
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sketchy208 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
awesome shot!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you have been re-featured in my Weekly Feature Article.
For more details about how this feature works feel free to check the "About Features" section in my journal.
Here is the complete Feature and News Article List, you might find other works of yours in there.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thanks
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Fragile-Eyes-Fiction Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
very nice photography! congrats!
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JosefinaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
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