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Model - Brittany

I started pursuing photography at the beginning of 2005. It was a rough for me, because I had a fairly clear vision of what I wanted to do with it, but it was difficult due to lack of someone to point the camera at. Early-on, I quickly went through photographing my friends (and friends of those friends) to practice, but there came a point when I needed someone with a common interest to work with. 

Frustrated with the difficulties of finding such a person, I had reached a point when I was ready to just give it up completely. Point-of-fact: it was only a day or two after I decided to put my camera up for sale, that I met Brittany. While she had done some modeling, she was always quick to point out that she "isn't a model" (her words). She is a professional hair stylist. But we instantly connected as people.

She was always patient with me, particularly at the beginning (when I really didn't know what I was doing). She always let me experiment with different ideas...even if I didn't get a "good shot" at the end of the day. She was always there, when I wanted to create. A friendship was forged in our working together, and it was with her I learned that a connection is the most valuable thing, when shooting. She wasn't simply "looking at the camera"...she was looking at the person holding the camera. There is a big difference.

I will always attribute her as the original "muse". And even though a lot of miles now separate us, and I do hope to shoot with her again, one day. But until then, I just wanted to speak a bit more about her, and how she factors into my existence as a photographer...and as a person.

If you are fortunate in your lifetime, you will meet someone who separates your life into two parts: the part before you met that person, and the part since you've known that person...and both of you are undeniably changed for having met each other.

She is that, to me. 

Thank you, Tiny :)
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JustinGedak Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Really beautiful portrait. 
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Vanished98 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I come back to this picture a lot... and I have to say, everytime I am just in love all over again, Such a beautiful picture; model, angle, lighting, expression it's so awesome! :lovesquee: 
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Vanished98 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I read read your description, WOW, I feel that through your photo here... such a sweet story <3
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
wonderful tribute in your comments and superbe photo Jaime !! :heart:
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Azeefiz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
love ur style!
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werol Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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boogiebooo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
So...sensual. Wow. Im in love with your work.
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n-l-e Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Libby-shouwa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
What a beautiful story ! thank you for sharing that.
It's my favorite photo of you ! There are a lot of feelings in this photo like kindness and sensibility. She is like a jewel throught your camera. I really love her expression.

(sorry for my bad english I'm french and it is not easy to explain my feelings about it ><)
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duesterheit Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
wonderful shot (=
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Delias-arts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking at that photo is like she looks you directly into your soul.... This is it...
Wonderful...
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e-uphoria Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   Photographer
nice pic
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TheElectrifyingOneHD Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
YES
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anakure Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!
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BigBlueSkyFotos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great story behind the image! thank you for sharing so many great lessons and insights!
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redblue07 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Well said.  Thanks for the anecdote.  I enjoy your images. 
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darth-gerko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Qué bonita dedicatoria Jaime, como siempre, sabes quien eres y dónde te encuentras parado, es un gusto que aún conserves esa humildad. :clap:
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ZacharyGodfrey Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
I admire your story as much as this shot. The connection is definitely the most important thing. If only I'd been so fortunate, I might have stuck with it. I still love photography, and have my camera, but I rarely use it anymore. Maybe one day the right person will come along and change that. Until then, I'll have to settle for admiring other peoples' work.
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Tohru-tan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
She's gorgeous! I'm glad you found such a trusty partner in the beginning :D
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DirkusCircus Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013

Yeah. I'm feeling that connnection too. Better track her down before i do

 

But for real, this is really nice photo+story combined.

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AresX-666 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
beautiful 
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TeatimeTourniquets Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
This is perfect. 
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Red606 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
She is so beautiful. Love the shot. Love the hair.
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful photo and words. Thank You
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Nightgrinder Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Artist
my girlfriends name is britni. and she's scene.
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ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   General Artist
Very good job!
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Crazy--Panda Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
what a beautiful woman
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jbakerphotography Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awesome!! The art world is a better place because of it !!
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Nice words and also an excellent photography. The viewer (at this point me) really feels the connection.
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sasmile Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Very beautiful shot. I appreciate a lot the curvy lines...but the eye is all.
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TFPMiko Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student
Brittany is quite beautiful...
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jaimedenis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
inspiring as always, Jaime.
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Beler0ph0n Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing.
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singularanomaly Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Your description with this image was beautiful and well said. You're fortunate to have found that connection. Thanks for sharing.
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JadesArtWork Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Fantastic picture
Can i use this to make a draw?
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Guido219 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Looks great!
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nikutsuki Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Beautiful shot, and beautiful girl. Your description of her as your muse is really sweet :aww:
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sharkamigo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Magic and Erotic photo :-) 
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tsegi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think that your best photographs are of this lovely lady, I too Hope that you are able to work with her in the future. When you capture her it seems as though she stares right into my soul. This one is no different, well done.
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A-Negative-Blood Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Love the warm colors!:love: Beautiful shot<3
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TimOrth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for sharing that, sincerely.
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JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for reading :)
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