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Joseph Simons by David Kawena - 05 by davidkawena Joseph Simons by David Kawena - 05 by davidkawena
Many times I'm being asked about my sources of inspiration, or where do my ideas come from. While shooting at The Grand Central Terminal I kept hearing "Isaac" by Madonna in my head. There's a line there that says: "Bring the Heaven and the stars down to earth for me". At that moment I looked up to the stunning ceiling artwork with it's zodiac signs and cosmic stars and I knew it must be 'brought down to earth' and that I have to use these visuals in our studio shoot as well. This is how inspiration works for me, hope it will inspire you.

The brilliant dancer / choreographer Joseph Simons photographed by David Kawena.


Check out more of Joseph's work www.josephsimonsdance.com/
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bribesdemoi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
an amazing body. And a superb (series of) shot(s) !
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CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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Vitalus21 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
There is such drama in this exemplar of light and shade use.  The models physique is wonderfully defined in what at first seems a simple but highly effective pose.  The accessorisation with the exception of the crucifix isn't for me, enhancing the image whereas the crucifix has the shadow effect on the thigh giving it some minor relevance to the main impact for me here, the sheer beauty of the model's form against the skilled lighting.  Very much enjoyed this image :)
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Sabrepiper Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Your work is always so amazing!!  The muscle's in this picture have such unbelievable depth and you can draw them identical.  Keep it up!!
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beachelf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
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3feathers Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Brilliant study, so perfectly crafted in every way. Kudos to both you and Joseph for this beautiful and interesting series. 
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
great lines and pose; an antique feel to this
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
great capture of his muscular legs
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FranciscoSJC Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so greek, i love it XD
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jecasi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Photographer
wow your work is just stunning
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