Abu Mahendra wrote in post #17117943
Forget the scratches. Focus on the beautiful facial features of the model. Gorgeous.
No offense, but that's a little bit like watching an early cut of Mulholland Dr and saying, "forget the weirdness, focus on those actresses' boobs. So awesome."
Not that I'm trying to put this photographer on David Lynch's level, but the point still stands. If this photograph was primarily ABOUT the model being gorgeous, then he/she wouldn't be focusing so much on the scratches.
Not that there's even anything wrong with simply focusing on the facial features of a gorgeous model. If that's what you do, then okay. That's what you do. I just don't really see the merit in looking at a photographer who wants to go one way and then saying, "screw that, do something else entirely." I mean, I love Ansel Adams' work, but if I ever find myself telling a Nan Goldin to be an Ansel Adams, then I think I'm critiquing wrongly.