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bored with a crop... by cweeks bored with a crop... by cweeks
no ... i didn't crop the photo. i almost never do.

but ... one of the models is holding a crop ... and ... she's quite bored.

that's the funny thing about fashion/entertainment .... it's always HURRY-THE-FUCK-UP and ... wait ... wait ... wait ...

dunno why that is.

but it's the same on film sets.

i must have stood in this position for five minutes ... they notice you at first ... and then you just meld into the scenery.

i love the look on the girl's face with the crop.

she never put it down.

i love how my little friend joline is looking at herself in the mirror.

i love how the stylist is just so concerned about the hair.

when i saw this on the contact sheets ... i had it printed for my wall.

i always wanted joline on my wall.

there was just a big crash in my laundry room ... i have no idea what the hell it was ... but it didn't sound good.

hopefully the chihuahua isn't a flat chihuahua ... a chihuahua tortilla as it were.

leica m6 ttl. 35/1.4 summilux. 1/250th. f/2.0. (been likin' a bit of depth lately) ilford delta 400 (+1 at 800)
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:iconmarikaejibia:
marikaejibia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
oh i love such photos, backstage...
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xMEGALOPOLISx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
:+fav:





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R0ckabella Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
dunno why, but what i first noticed were the shoes on the table. in some way, they give perfection to the atmosphere. :aww:
love it!
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clockworkApple Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
great capture
reminds me las meninas ..
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EternalDystopia Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
I love how you describe the photo and what you like about it really makes me think, woah - i like that to and feel a great passion for the photograph. the light is just gorgeous as well.
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner May 30, 2006
this one is on my wall ... i was very happy with it!
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:iconnorthengirl:
northengirl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
this is on my fridge :boogie:
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:iconvermelho:
Vermelho Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2006   Traditional Artist
I love this photo.
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shortidiva19 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006   Filmographer
EXCELLENT. Everything's happening at once, and they're ignoring her. She's the only one standing still. That's awesome.
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:iconnixxx:
Nixxx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
I absolutely ADORE your photography, especially the stories that go with them. I love how its so candid and yet so amazingly thought-out... if that makes sense...

Anyway, I'm gonna watch your work cuz you are beyond talented in a world of shitty photographers
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fallen-rise Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005   Photographer
the print quality is awesome. nice work!
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MyNameIsMackenzie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005  Student
the mood, the tension. of the room. positioning of figures is very nice.
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:iconmawanty:
mawanty Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I just have to say that you have the most amusing comments on your pictures... I've spent the last 30-45 mins going through a lot of them... again! :D
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cweeks Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
ah ... thank you!!!!!!
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Shmee829 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
I don't even know what to say about this. You are wonderful at capturing... LIFE.
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BrazenPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
This is brilliant..very Helmut Newton and I fucking love that,
He (even under 6 feet of dirt) wishes he took this one.

Brilliant Chris...

XXOO
G
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cweeks Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
helmut should watch out ...

i have a rollei now! ;)

actually, he's my favourite inspiration. and, ironically enough, i was going to shoot him at a party for cartier ...

when i was wondering where he was ... i got a call from an a.p. shooter -- as she knew that i was stoked that day -- to tell me that not only did helmut almost hit her while she was going into the chateau marmont ...

that he also died.

i was beyond sad.

i was wondering where you've been!

glad to see you're still "around" as it were.

cheers love,
chris
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:iconaquiel:
Aquiel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
Great shot....It's like the butlers perspective....Your descrip again, hilarious:)
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hudzi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
it is so amazing how your pictures give such a mood .... Im not sure why but its almost in all of your work. its as if you could even hear the sound and in this case some low echo voices rushing past the blonde girl who is so inthoughts. very nice really.
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kenmc Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
such harsh contrasts, great range of tones. its the mirror that makes it tho, completely opens the scene up creating massive depth. impressive!
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
great photo.
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ja-strummin-fool Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
It's almost like a different world in the mirror. The model standing seems bored, yet in the mirror she looks tense, almost horrified. The model getting her hair done looks to be patiently waiting to be done, but in the mirror she seems like she's ready to jump up at any moment. And the blonde is aware of everything, though she doesn't care. Wonderful non-existent emotions in the scene.
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po3m Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005   Writer
nice ... simply nice
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3pepe3 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
wow, incredible photo, I like the contrast and all the scene… looks so natural and unnatural at the same time :clap:
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:iconjark:
jark Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
it almost looks like organized chaos taking place here!
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
i fucking love this photo.

i knew when i made the photo that it was something i wanted on my wall...

it just sums up my world ... the world i see day in and day out.
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BeautifulDissonance Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005  Student
Great photo. I love the feeling of emptiness it evokes. It just makes me think about fashion and models and shallowness and... it's kind of depressing.

Great job. :)
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ThatGuyOnTheStreet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
Agh. Looks crazy-vintage.

Totally something you'd see in one of those "B&W Photos For The Ages" books.
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
when i do the hollywood book ... this will definately be something that i'll fight to keep in it!

thanks mate!
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Marie-Aude Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
This morror stuff.... I stayed there, reminds me something, these games with looks and faces, and this disturbing feeling you're (I mean me) are in the middle of the action, just because of this mirror.
Get it, "Les Menines" by Goya.

And for the rest, reminds me also of Newton, somehow. The one with the crop specially.

Two very good hints :)
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
i felt a little helmut that day. no big-ass photo floods ... but ... helmut none the less.

thanks !!!!!!
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rwirtz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
It's like seeing Glamorama come alive: cool, fashionable, interesting, disturbing.
In case you don't know (and I'm sure you do), Glamorama is a novel by Bret Easton Ellis.
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
yes i know ...

have you seen "blow up"? very cool movie.
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:iconrwirtz:
rwirtz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
Of course, Antonioni is a great film maker ... I have seen several of his films, Blow Up being one of them.
It's been a while, though, unfortunately :shrug:
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Mike Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
Hilarious... utter hilariousness!
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
what's so hilarious about it?
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DEVIANTedge Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005
thinkin' diane arbus meets a salinger scene. ultra cool...cannot believe you didn't crop. So lucky on that shot!
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
thanks, mate.

never crop.
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crashhappy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
i love on set shots like this... the ennui of "hurry up and wait". great contrast w/ the happy model in the chair and that bored crop girl. love the contrast, the blown out windows.

what is it about that girl? sorry to cite a all-too-played icon, but kinda reminds me of early betty page: in the midst of kinky proceedings, she's a cheery chipmunk.

fin!
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
betty page is a cheery chipmunk! never heard that before!
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:iconbule:
bule Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005   Photographer
Captures your life it definitely does! This is something that I'd expect to see in a book someday, mate.
Composition in the camera's what it's all about.

Like I've said before I love your play on depth, and the added depth in this one doesn't stray from that.

What exactly is this crop she's holding? (I'm not down with the US-speak yet)
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
a crop is used by equestrians.

her purpose ... other than for horses. ;)

thank you so much, mate!!!!!
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amour-etranger Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005   Photographer
yeah this is the type of work i like to see
the unique stuff
this is why ilike your work
this is what im saying when i commented back to you
this is why i enjoy your work
it's so uniqeu
sO CWEEKS style
so clear yet... so obscure
genial really ;)
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Gonzale Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Professional Photographer
that's great indeed.
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
thanks for the fave, my little french friend!
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beauty-disfigured Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
A really nice picture here, very vintage feeling and mmm,,, i duno its just great...
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Drooper Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Student Photographer
Can't help it, have to put this in my favourites, eventhough I've got one of your work faved earlier. I come back often looking at this. It has some real beauty in every aspect. Great work as usual.
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:iconcweeks:
cweeks Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
thank you. i'm not trying too pimp my prints ...

but ... i have this on my wall ... and besides photos of my daughter ... i like this one a lot ...

so happy when moments like this happen!

cheers for the comment!!!!!
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ssaxyroxy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
:lol: Nice. Reminds me of highschool plays, weddings, etc. You're either rushing around or you've come to a compelte stop and you're starting to go backwards and this shows one side nicely.
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Suzage Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
One the one hand this shot looks like a simple scenery, but on the other hand there's so much going on. Everyone's living in their own world, or so it seems.

I love how you depict the other side of glamour, this almost feels detached.
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