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That voodoo that you do by UniqueNudes That voodoo that you do by UniqueNudes
(Hmmm... first time posting to the new category; kewl.)
This is the only non-nude I'm posting from the most recent Demons & Fallen Angels project, and it also isn't being offered as one of the prints. But I absolutely *adore* her smirk in this shot.

This series is entitled "Manman Brigitte" who is actually a death loa (goddess) in the Hatian voudon (voodoo) religion. As voodon is closely related to the Santeria religion, Brigitte can actually be traced in origin to one or more Catholic saints. She is, though, the guardian of the gates of the underworld; and (like her husband Baron Samedi, the Oingo Boingo logo) she is a foul-mouthed, cigar smoking, hot-pepper drinking, chicken sacrifice demanding goddess. She will protect your grave from desecration, though, provided it is properly marked with a cross.


Like many of the series in this set of shoots, this one contains the works of many artists equally as talented (if not more so) than me. I could never do shoots this complicated on my own.

Model: Brandy, aka ~spiderdance
Concept & Design: =UniqueNudes
Custom costuming designed and made by: Mary Bergman-Kridler
Special makeup designed and excecuted by: Jennifer Hernandez
Propmaster/Photographers Assistant: =LostEloquence
Additional Props provided by: Mary Bergman-Kridler, Baron Malcolm, Jennifer Moore
Custom bone & horn cross necklace designed and made by: Summer Russell, aka ~SongbirdSighing
Photography and Post-Processing: Richard Rasner, aka =UniqueNudes

AND NOW, A RANDOM NOTE FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T READ MY JOURNAL:

*ahem*

Go read my my latest journal entry (important dA stuff) and leave your .02 cents.

Thanks.
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Madame-Enfer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Looks terrific.
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nightmarish-alice Featured By Owner May 11, 2007
nice.
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Rico007 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
I truly liked this shot. Good smirk, you're right. I learned a bit out of what would be haitian "mythology" out of this, so you achieved you informational goal. Tis good, I know more is coming. *favs*
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The-Sax Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
ohh I do like this one too very smooth. Evil looking with a bit hip attitude I would say.
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DigiDrew Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I am not usually a fan of anything shot in a graveyard. I am trying to be more open, since I've been asked and suspect I'll agree to do a set in one. But, I have really enjoyed the whole series. I'm saving my pennies now for the book!
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shadowshadow Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
the series is an interesting departure from your usual work. but i feel i must be honest with you. something about the series is.... awkward. very creative, but it doesn't feel natural like it could. maybe it's the lighting, maybe it's the location, maybe it's the street lamp and house in the background. i'm not quite sure. the idea is fantastic but i'm not sure about the execution. sorry to leave a more negative comment, i'm usually a fan of your work.
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UniqueNudes Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Professional Photographer
That's not negative; it's constructive. I appreciate the comment, even if I don't agree. I also have my "eye on a prize" that nobody else can see yet, that is, I know what the finished book will look like (it's a documentary style) with all the shoots tied together. I always appreciate comments, both positive and negative, as long as they are expressed properly. Thanks again!

-- Richard
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shadowshadow Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
i look forward to the results. thanks for accepting my critique so graciously
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DavidFolkie Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
Thre's a great deal of personality and vitality in your works in general, and the same holds true here, although the feel is very different. It's a wonderful departure for you, proving you can pretty much do whatever you like and achieve great results! :nod:
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SavageArtsVal Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006
*glowing praise*

Just because I know what you have to go through to get these shots.

The subject matter is another story. I like it....I like it a lot.


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