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Joseph Simons by David Kawena - 13 by davidkawena Joseph Simons by David Kawena - 13 by davidkawena
Mix of Bouguereau's sensitivity & Caravaggio's chiaroscuro.
Australian dancer/choreographer Joseph Simons photographed by David Kawena.

Check out more of Joseph's work www.josephsimonsdance.com/
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Amongst your many wonderful photos of Joseph Simons, this one stood out to me. Many of the other photos in the series showcase his musculature and serve as an undeniable confirmation of not only his masculinity, but also of the masculinity inherent in dance and movement and sensuality. In this photo, however, my focus was drawn not to the breadth of the shoulders and the forearms, which are still distinctly masculine, but to the softness of everything else in the image- the way the lighting highlights the curves of the back and the lips, the shy, slightly teasing glance over the shoulder, the hands clasping a single rose. I like that there is colour in this photo as well- it works well to differentiate the model from the background. The pose really evoked a feeling of old-time courtship, and the crucifix hidden beneath the rose, barely visible at first, really emphasized that feeling of gentle sensuality mixing with propriety and expectation. And I like that in contrast to that entire image of softness and perhaps complacency, there is a trace of defiance in the facial expression. As always, a beautiful capture with a beautiful subject.
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beachelf Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Fav fella (Badge) by Ehsan-m Excellence!
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johnberd Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
It's like caravaggio painting! Amazing photo David!
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polardi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Caravaggio!
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mattwill3 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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godar07 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
This is Dionysus! 
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bribesdemoi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Excellent shot !
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Janid Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beaitiful light, nice assesoires, very erotic image
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omgcrazyboy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
wow this is really something! im all for nudes and erotica - but this is way way more
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AJDVA Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow! I was like "Next, next, next, HOLD UP!!!" This is magnificent! It's like a sculpture/oil painting/photograph. And the lighting.... Ugh!! I wanna die!! Haha jk. Very nice. :D
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dynsen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Gorgeous! Can I use this for painting practice?
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