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Joseph Simons by David Kawena - 04 by davidkawena Joseph Simons by David Kawena - 04 by davidkawena
The scenery at New York's Grand Central Terminal makes you feel like your in some kind of a magical world, a place where time seemed to stop. Adding to that the amazing abilities of my partner in crime for this shoot, dancer/choreographer Joseph Simons made me feel like I'm filming a movie inside Beast's ballroom.

Hope you'll enjoy this one.
More pictures from the photoshopot with Joseph Simons -
Joseph Simons by David Kawena - 01 by davidkawena Joseph Simons by David Kawena - 06 by davidkawena Joseph Simons by David Kawena - 03 by davidkawena Joseph Simons by David Kawena - 02 by davidkawena Joseph Simons by David Kawena - 08 by davidkawena

Check out more of Joseph's work http://www.josephsimonsdance.com/
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dreamer07079 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful shot! I went to Grand Central for the first time this summer (despite growing up next door to New York City) and was overwhelmed with just how beautiful and enormous the station was. It's a truly gorgeous piece of architecture, and his physique mixed with the sturdy stone building around him, and then the grace he exudes and the softness of that brass bar really just works so well together! It's almost like he's Grand Central Incarnate.

Just one teeny tiny minor criticism, you might want to Photoshop out that letter "Y" on the wall behind him. It's just a bit distracting.
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Andy813 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This man's physique is flawless, and your shot was so gorgeously executed. The blend of performing arts with visual artwork is breathtaking; don't ever stop! Heart I love them all.
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EpicGirl200 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Brilliant work
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:iconconfused-photography:
confused-photography Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting work, I really like it ;)
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:iconniki-uzumaki:
NiKi-UzUmAkI Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really interesting shoot. especially this pose. somehow i catched my eye
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kalamarizoo Featured By Owner May 31, 2014   Writer
Cool shot, but I can't help but think that, knowing dA, if this were a woman, she'd be totally naked, and yet this guy gets to keep his clothes on. Irony.
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:icontrisste-stock-moved:
Trisste-stock-moved Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Yes, that's a shame, because sometimes it's interesting to see how beautiful shape of muscles look covered by cloth in a bright color.
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:icongamewizard-2008:
gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's fun to slide down railings! ;)
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:iconwalkingmadness:
WalkingMadness Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Writer
NO S QUALQUER BICHA, EU XOU GELENTCHE DA C&A!! BRs!!
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:iconquantumcrash666:
quantumcrash666 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
I didn't even have to read the profile, I knew it was Grand Terminal^^
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:icondezi007:
dezi007 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this picture, makes it seem like he is in his own little world in Grand Central Station -the only one freely having fun. I can agree the atmosphere is breath taking.

Beautiful posture in the strength of pose also, makes him look like a statue almost very neutral but carefree and playful.
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:iconthesoldierinvietnam:
TheSoldierInVietnam Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It is Fabulous if that's Pewdiepie :iconverydatsoldierplz:
Anyway Your art is AMAZING!!!
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:iconkcsummerz:
KCsummerz Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcongratsdd1plz::iconcongratsdd2plz::iconcongratsdd3plz:
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice
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:icon88rising:
88Rising Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
i like it
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think less of Puck and more of Oberon; this man, Joseph Simons, looks so majestic and strong, that only the royalty of King Oberon could describe him. I like that you can see his muscles in his arms; somehow that makes this mystical photo more real to me.
This is an enchanting shot. You are a wonderful photographer with a great eye for what works, and you must be great at visualization as well, to be able to come up with an idea like this.

The only "problem" I can see is that the reflections on the glass underneath the staircase behind Joseph are a little distracting. But I suppose you couldn't help that. You had a hard time as it is getting permission to do this, as I see from another comment.

All in all, this great. And good propaganda for Joseph Simons, I guess, like an ad; because now I think I wouldn't mind seeing him perform. :)

:peace:
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:iconbeachelf:
beachelf Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
:woohoo: Hey David.. :iconcongratsplz: on the DD! :woohoo:
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:iconsimonbfisher:
simonbfisher Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Wit and beauty! Thank you!
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:iconcheslah:
cheslah Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hi!!! :wave:
I featured this photo in my newest journal!
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:iconluca-m:
Luca-M Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg! everythin in the picture is just so wonderful! I love it!!! :) :D
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:iconpoad02:
Poad02 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's so pretty. :D
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:iconfogke:
fogke Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Artist
wowl great shot!
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:iconeleretraven:
eleretraven Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I love this! the juxtaposition of the classic, grand architecture with the whimsy of fairies - joseph seems just like puck, as others have said. I love that he seems so strong, yet vulnerable. the lines are gorgeous. love love.
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:icongianttoby:
GiantToby Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I thought that was GCT! A beautiful man in a beautiful setting.
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:icondwseeker:
dwseeker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Love the Tights - nice touch!
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:iconsiyeh75:
siyeh75 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Really a work of art!
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:iconfeki021:
feki021 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Are you a professional male model? I do luv all your pictures! You do excellent drawings of the human body!
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:iconchrisspaulsen:
chrisspaulsen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
WHOA! David, this might be my all time favorite photo from you! The sheer beauty and lingering magic that rests within this image is truly fantastic! My first thought is that the Grand Central would be the PERFECT place to stage a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, as Joseph's nature and spirit absolutely screams "Puck" to me. I've said it before - but thank you once more for bringing just a little more beauty to this world :)
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Surreal-Photographic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice
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:iconunusualsen:
unusualsen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
super pretty and super sexy .. good work
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:icongonefromda:
GonefromDa Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is magnificent, the model is gorgeous with perfect form.
Just curious how in the world did you get that shot in Grand Central? Isn't it always insanely busy?
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:icondavidkawena:
davidkawena Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments - I'll be sure to pass the, on to Joseph as well.
You can't just go a have a professional shoot in the Terminal. I had to call in, fill in forms and get an approval for the shoot, as well as where we can take the pictures - for example you can't take picture on the opposite side, as this where the Apple store is, and you'll have to get a permission from them, as this pat of the Terminal actually belongs to Apple. So, we got the authority, they gave us the date and the amount of hours we have and all of that. By the end of the day I just to come to the offices and sign out, and the shoot is done!

People were really in our favour, took another extra minute not to get in the frame, even though I'm sure most of them were really in a hurry to catch the next train, and we did our best not to block or intrude no one, as requested. All in all, it was an amazing day.
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:icongonefromda:
GonefromDa Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome!
:hug:
Awwwww thank you, I mean he seriously has some calves I'm totally jealous of that. I do Crossfit, not sure if you've heard of it, but it's extreme workout class. I started it about 2 months back and love it. Though it's one of the toughest workout's I've ever done. Even now I'm slowly starting to see improvement in my legs, arms, ass, ect. But I give the guy props for looking that amazing.
:bow::bow::bow:

Wow that is just amazing! I bet you were trilled to have gotten the Terminal, that's a big leap. I can't say I've ever really been there let alone shoot in it. I mean I went to New York when I was like four but I don't think that honestly counts. Anyways magnificent job. I'm so glad I was able to find your page. I can't wait to see the creations to make next.
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic capture of grace and beauty
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MoostarGazer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
wow.....such....flexibility....he is so lucky to have those moves...I had a year of gymnastics when I was a kid...and I suck at it....but this is brilliant!
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture.
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staclouica Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
beautiful x
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