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Model - (The Inimitable) Rachel Brice

On Friday the 13th of 2005, Rachel Brice invited me into her dressing room to shoot for a few minutes after a show she just finished.

Conditions were nowhere near ideal. I only had my 6.1 MP Digital Rebel, plastic piece-of-shite kit lens, no lighting other than the fluorescent tubes in the ceiling, and an endless stream of people muscling into the dressing room to congratulate/meet her.

But Rachel was very cool, and despite the myriad of distractions, she managed to remain aware that I was trying to photograph her. All throughout the meeting-and-greeting that was happening, she would shoot little glances/poses my way, whenever possible. She is the epitome of the Performing Artist, as a breed.

I was even invited to have sushi with her and her entourage, afterward :) I walked away from the experience with several photos that (at the time) were the best ones I had taken (by my standards), thus-far. Or at least, the ones I was the happiest with, in my photographic infancy. Either way, it was a pretty damn good day...especially considering it was on a day that has been traditionally associated with bad luck, by the superstitious among us.

So, happy Friday the 13th :)

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Fawania Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love her so much Love 
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NadyaFireDancer Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I ABSOLUTELY ADORE Rachel Brice. She is simply beautiful and moves like no one else can! You caught her so wonderfully here! I always love being able to see all of her accessories up close!
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juditithil Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your wonderful work has been featured here: juditithil.deviantart.com/jour…
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NICHIRENSHU Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it too, The whole expression of the picture gives me feeling of something alien, something Bulgarian, something Slavic and something Indian. It's just a mixture :) But honestly nothing near belly dancer. 
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nelson-net Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
I would like to see more of that photo session. This one is a instant classic.
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Hylzarie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Rachel Brice is so beautiful and such a good bellydancer!!
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amyinferno Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Artist
pure epicness, the image and the story behind it. you are sooooo luky for meeting her. :)
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AdrianFedele Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Very beautiful photo! I love her outfit!
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pirate-princess999 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I'm in love with her dance!! Thank you for sharing!!!!
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silentshadowdrawer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ur stuff is amazing and beautiful u can really see the power of the things u photograph shine through i mean even the womens poses n eye contact show intensity n power. i have always wanted to work on a photo shoot i do hair n makeup i also wanna be a photographer. i would love to create beautiful visions potraying the world in all its power and grace
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essiehcS Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
The most beautiful of all beings... or something like that :)
Like the minimalistic, thou well fit color sceme
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Uruczek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
nice picture and beautiful model :)
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DrDrum666 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
gorgeous!
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SilenceMacabreArt Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
just love this art :heart:
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undying-L-O-V-E Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
feature here: [link]
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izzitreallyart Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
!
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks amazing...
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Ahmet-ER Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice one
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Aijoku Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, i love Rachel Bryce, you are lucky man to shoot her :)
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QUEENPSYCHOROCKET Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   General Artist
:rzero: Beautiful...Rocket X :heart:
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WaitingOnRain Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This is amazing!!! your work is always so incredible, an you always find the most unique beauties!
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grafmason Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
great image.
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CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Lovely shot of one of my favorite belly dancers. She is amazing.
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JeffPrice Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!
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sketchy208 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
stunning details!
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alvinflama Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
woooooow
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MatoelGrande Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Artist
Excelente parece una super ilustracion realmente excelente!
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AlanDanteXtraviado Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
beautiful!
congrats.
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Angelles-LaVeau Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning photograph! The details and the warm colors just make it even more beautiful than when I looked at it before.
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euphoricmadness Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
She looks like a steampunk/Indian princess. =)
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CreamyJem Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
j'adore j'adore j'adore
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Payo-X Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   General Artist
Despite the challenges of "the shoot", you really managed to capture the essence of her graceful beauty, in that wonderful style of yours. Way to go!
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DarKismet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
She's incredible to watch, awesome shot!
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nodismarius Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Epic photo!
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Roswell-Ivory Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
She's gorgeous- I love her work! :D
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Beautiful Photo!
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Akaginue Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is great! and so pretty...jealous
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Alien-Piglet Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! You had the honor to photograph Rachel!!! THE Rachel! The Goddess of Tribal!!!! Some people are just too lucky -..-
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silverbullet72 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pic!
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Cybi-Ping Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic portrait of an awesome lady, well done!
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badash13 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   General Artist
do you have a print of this? i'm really poor but i've never wanted to buy a picture more.
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badash13 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   General Artist
this might be my favorite photo of yours!
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CharismaMechanizer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Incredible! And somehow I get a sort of tribal-steampunk vibe from this. VERY cool.
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CountessOfOle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
She looks like a porcelain doll. Absolutely gorgeous photograph.
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heartshapedkyra Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I love her. This pic is just wonderful.
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jesterslaughbest Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
gorgeous!
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gillian-raine Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work and awesome story
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middlestead Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I want this women to smack me around, and call me a whore. Awesome photo.
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Lunaya-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats amazing!! Congratulations :) Im a huge fan of Rachel
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pyramidHead14 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. beautiful woman, beautiful story
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