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Engulf Me by Jaicca Engulf Me by Jaicca
Years ago Sisi and I did a water photoshoot ([link] [link]). Looking back on it, we both agreed it was one of our favourite and funnest shoots, so we decided to revisit the theme :) Enjoy!!

You can find me on Twitter :D [link]

Model is the lovely Sisi
Make up, wardrobe and styling by me
Photography, direction and post processing by me, Jiani Lu :)
Please understand that my work may not be duplicated or used without my written consent, thanks :)
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Critique by MikeShawPhotography May 4, 2011, 9:53:56 AM
A modern day twist on Opehilia by Sir John Everett Millais and it works so well, the pose and setting is perfect as is the tones and colour, shooting in water is not easy as you have to avoid both reflections and glare. I have no doubt the set up was not easy and you dont get many chances to get this sort of shot right.

Here though it is right and kudos for the effort put in place to pull this off, the modern Gothic playing with an old established image has made this portrait stand out beyond so many others.
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Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just thinking what you had to go through to get this amazing photo done makes me appreciate it more and more .. fantastic work.
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JadeLocket Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
beautiful job!
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:iconj-u-d-a-s:
J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Beautiful :heart:
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Dear Jaicca

Your creative Artwork is featured ...in
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you are Most welcome!!! ...:heart:

regards

Trancendence of Art...:heart:...!!!
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:iconbriscott:
Briscott Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this . Would you let me try to draw it. Please
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:iconjaicca:
Jaicca Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Sure thing, just please remember to credit back to this photo :)
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:iconbriscott:
Briscott Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this , Would you let me try to draw it . Please
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:iconjoenaf:
Joenaf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Cinderella2B Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
simply breathtaking.

from her makeup to her expression to her the dark cold water...everything works perfectly. Also, I love the contrast in the filmy/icy water and the lace.
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gnohz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Definitely great work!! One question I always had on my mind is, where did you find the pool of water? Some random location? :wow:

And was this inspired by some other work? ^^ :heart:
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:iconbrondani:
brondani Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aorei sua galeria imagens e cores fantásticas combinado a sua beleza!!
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JohnBerryPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very nice gallery...
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:iconvioful:
Vioful Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Beautiful work! It has so much emotion in it. It makes me really cry because I'm feeling bad too right now. Seriously, good job! :)
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:iconluciloc:
Luciloc Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Beuatiful!
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:iconjaicca:
Jaicca Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks!!
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:iconeveryless:
Everyless Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely photography!
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:iconjaicca:
Jaicca Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you!!
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:iconpatrickspencley:
PatrickSpencley Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work!
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:iconjaicca:
Jaicca Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks!!
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:icongive-me-wings:
give-me-wings Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
You are featured [link] :heart:
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aaaa0000aaaaa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Intence! good work.
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:iconcresun:
cresun Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
looks like ice
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:iconamjad-miandad:
Amjad-Miandad Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its beautiful
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:iconkarelys-luna:
Karelys-Luna Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Featured Here: [link]
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CoreyByas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
I so dig this, you guys did awesome.
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:iconhiwron:
Hiwron Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I like dress and make up :)
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CarolynViolet Featured By Owner May 27, 2011   Photographer
Truly in love with this photo.
The mixture of water and lace make it seem so dreamlike.
I love the model's expression too, makes me want to save her.
It's like the moment before drowning - silent and still and suddenly calm.

If you don't mind me asking, where did you shoot this?
Were you in a river/lake or in a bath of some kind? I've wanted to experiment with water in photography many times and never had the chance because i don't live anywhere near naturally occuring spaces of water!
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HenryNine Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work, you've been featured: [link]
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:iconm112a:
m112a Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
sadness, just beautiful!
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:iconmirtklaar:
MirtKlaar Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A masterpiece!!!
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:iconkalifa:
Kalifa Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Stunning!
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Hart-Worx Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
a really would like the focus un the eye, but i like it ;)
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:iconbetweenasleepandwake:
Beautiful portrait :heart: I love the romantic aspect of it. She seems to be laying in an ice coffin :)
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:iconjaicca:
Jaicca Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you :D
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philosophie-c Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that water looks like ice, looks like solidified PVA glue its so separate from her... its like even when she is submerged she is sepatate from everything.....
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:iconjaicca:
Jaicca Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student General Artist
glad you like it :hug:
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JimOKeefePhotography Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautifully captured! well done
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WhisperingSoul Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot darker than the last photoshoot lol. cool XD
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Bluefairy-16 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
gergeous:love:
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RaquelBlanco Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
The lighting is also really good
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NickChao Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is great. I love the look of the water where it meets her body.
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RHCheng Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   Photographer
Hi, your wonderful work has been featured in my journal [link] :)
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chrisleo Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
OHMYGOD
This is breathtaking.
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hrtlsangel Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely stunning - I literally had to stare at this photo for a good five minutes because it was both so shocking and aesthetically pleasing. great job! :)

on a side note, me and my friends have been yearning to do a water photoshoot for quite some time now. can you give any tips or advice? thanks :heart:
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sillycanadianwriter Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ophelia?
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TunaLoley Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
That shot is amazing!
I love her eyes and style :)
Great photo!
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Plug-In-Baby19 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student General Artist
wow - was this inspired by 'Ophelia' by any chance? it looks just like it, but modernised, and i love it!
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:iconnaanya:
Naanya Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Wow this photo really it sweet.
In composition and the expression! its just too sweet :D
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Rhaine-Harlequin Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student
This is so beautiful! It simply catches the viewer into it.
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AyakoOtani Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist
I love this, sad yet beautiful.
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