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Rachel Brice by JaimeIbarra Rachel Brice by JaimeIbarra
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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juditithil Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your wonderful work has been featured here:…
NICHIRENSHU 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. 
I would like to see more of that photo session. This one is a instant classic.
Rachel Brice is so beautiful and such a good bellydancer!!
amyinferno Feb 9, 2013  Professional Artist
pure epicness, the image and the story behind it. you are sooooo luky for meeting her. :)
Very beautiful photo! I love her outfit!
I'm in love with her dance!! Thank you for sharing!!!!
silentshadowdrawer 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
The most beautiful of all beings... or something like that :)
Like the minimalistic, thou well fit color sceme
nice picture and beautiful model :)
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