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The Art of Parenting by daveainley The Art of Parenting by daveainley
First off, I just wanna say that I think this may very well be the coolest piece I've ever done. What do you think?

I came up with this idea while brainstorming with Miriam and Angelana. Take whatever story or hidden message from this you want, but I'd love to hear what it means to YOU, if anything at all.

Strings were tied to all of Miriam's limbs and given to Angelana to control from atop the roof of an outdoor stage. (45 mins. setup)

15 hrs post editing in PS (Angelana enlarged, some branches removed from the sky, curtains & distressing added, hinged joints and wood filtration applied to Miriam's skin)

*STOCK IMAGE of curtains by *LunaNYXstock

models: Miriam (marionette), Angelana (manipulator)

~daveainley :spidey:
Dave Ainley Photography
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michellepalumbo Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
i think that's pretty rad actually - definitely different but i like it!
daveainley Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Thanks a lot!!
EiljaGorgor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is an awesome photo and a great manipulation. I am able to see how much work you spend in it, but..well ..i dont like it. i respect your work, but i dont like it.
daveainley Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Fair enough! I understand it may be a bit creepy, too. What specifically don't you like about it, out of curiosity?
EiljaGorgor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe it is , because you've edited a lot on this Photo , i adore your shots befor more hum ..what can i say ..not even realistic .. but there is a lot more of life in them for me. This is a kind of dead message. Loveless.
daveainley Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Okay. I get that. Its fun to differ, though. I do SO MUCH of that stuff that its a welcome change from the photographer's perspective, ya know?
EiljaGorgor Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure, i know that you have to change your style fromtime to time , to improve yourself .. so as i said is a good work , i just don't like the theme .. but i respect the amount of work in it.
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