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Old August 31st, 2016, 09:16 AM
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Default Kirstie! "Bare"

I was at Century City Mall and there was a couple behind me. The girl smiled at me and I said, "I will photograph you if you remember my email!"

....and she did! My wife was impressed!

She came with a bear and we shopped for a dress. (of course I forgot to return it so my wide had a credit and did a shopping spree a month later)!




Asher Kelman: Kirstie, #1

From the Series "Bare" 2016

The Artist's corner Gallery

Sunset Blvd, Los angeles





Comments welcome!


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Old August 31st, 2016, 02:42 PM
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I was at Century City Mall and there was a couple behind me. The girl smiled at me and I said, "I will photograph you if you remember my email!"

....and she did! My wife was impressed!

She came with a bear and we shopped for a dress. (of course I forgot to return it so my wide had a credit and did a shopping spree a month later)!




Asher Kelman: Kirstie, #1

From the Series "Bare" 2016

The Artist's corner Gallery

Sunset Blvd, Los angeles





Comments welcome!


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Such gorgeous light. I like this image a lot. She is all grown up and fully a woman, but having the image with the bear and the way her feet are slightly turned in reminds us that she still has an attachment with her child side as holding something so soft and friendly makes us feel secure and comfortable. I love it!
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Old August 31st, 2016, 10:04 PM
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Such gorgeous light. I like this image a lot. She is all grown up and fully a woman, but having the image with the bear and the way her feet are slightly turned in reminds us that she still has an attachment with her child side as holding something so soft and friendly makes us feel secure and comfortable. I love it!
Maggie,

I read your comments to Kirstie as she was driving me from a fabrication shop back to LA. She's thrilled by your reading of her pose as that's exactly the set of feelings of childhood connection and vulnerability she was trying to convey!

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Old August 31st, 2016, 10:25 PM
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I was at Century City Mall and there was a couple behind me. The girl smiled at me and I said, "I will photograph you if you remember my email!"

....and she did! My wife was impressed!

She came with a bear and we shopped for a dress. (of course I forgot to return it so my wide had a credit and did a shopping spree a month later)!




Asher Kelman: Kirstie, #1

From the Series "Bare" 2016

The Artist's corner Gallery

Sunset Blvd, Los angeles





Comments welcome!


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Fabulous introduction Asher... this image works well on many levels! I would hope that we will see more of her.
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Old August 31st, 2016, 11:54 PM
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Fabulous introduction Asher... this image works well on many levels! I would hope that we will see more of her.
That I promise, James! She left 3 hours ago!

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I great return to the muses !

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Old September 1st, 2016, 11:00 AM
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Hi, Asher,

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I was at Century City Mall and there was a couple behind me. The girl smiled at me and I said, "I will photograph you if you remember my email!"

....and she did! My wife was impressed!

She came with a bear and we shopped for a dress. (of course I forgot to return it so my wide had a credit and did a shopping spree a month later)!




Asher Kelman: Kirstie, #1

From the Series "Bare" 2016

The Artist's corner Gallery

Sunset Blvd, Los angeles





Comments welcome!

A precious image and of course a precious subject - two, actually.

The dress is somehow very "fitting".

Bravo!

Best regards,

Doug
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Old September 1st, 2016, 04:39 PM
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Here's another in the series





Asher Kelman: Kirstie, #2

From the Series "Bare" 2016

The Artist's corner Gallery


Hope you like this too!

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Old September 2nd, 2016, 09:24 AM
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Here's another in the series





Asher Kelman: Kirstie, #2

From the Series "Bare" 2016

The Artist's corner Gallery


Hope you like this too!

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Hi Asher

I really like the form in this and the added texture! Wonderful theme and the the part she is playing I can understand.

I think it would be difficult to outdo yourself on this. I am curious as to what other treasures you have

In store for us?

Best, regards
James

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Old September 4th, 2016, 12:40 PM
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For me, her facial expressions and her grip on the bear in the initial image suggest some angst and tension...The whole look suggests that she is in some consternation with that bear. If only there was a smile, cheeky or otherwise to break that...

Nice lighting though, no harsh shadows...
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 11:34 AM
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I was wondering if I had shown this series.

I will add more.

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A charmingly enchanting and homely image. Wonderfully presented.

But Asher, you would have had to try extremely hard to wreck an image of a beautiful teddy!
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