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p.1 #1 · Heroin Chic


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Whilst taking some shots of Chantelle the other week, one pose just screamed this concept at me.

Having discussed with Chantelle how I wanted this edit to go and got her ok I have pushed it a little bit more.

So, the concept is "Heroin Chic" - a play on the phrase commonly used in the fashion industry for super thin unhealthy looking models used for fashion runways.

Here, the "model" is actually a heroin addict rather than merely having "the look" fallen on hard times, homeless, still posing, with the last fragments of her previous life - her dress and shoes, wondering where it all went wrong.

Big thanks to Chantelle for allowing me to pursue this creative vision.

Just to clarify - Chantelle doesn't take heroin, nor do I encourage drug use or violence against women, let's make that clear ! I did the track lines, dirty look and shiner in post.

Give me your thoughts. She's probably not thin enough for "Heroin Chic" per se I suppose ?





Heroin Chic

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Nov 23, 2013 at 09:44 PM
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p.1 #2 · Heroin Chic


Ugly since you asked.


Nov 23, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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p.1 #3 · Heroin Chic



I think the image you captured and the way you processed it does a great job in creating that concept you had in mind. It's believable to me. Nice job!



Nov 24, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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p.1 #4 · Heroin Chic


GeorgieGirl wrote:
Ugly since you asked.


Thanks ?


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Nov 24, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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p.1 #5 · Heroin Chic


friscoron wrote:
I think the image you captured and the way you processed it does a great job in creating that concept you had in mind. It's believable to me. Nice job!


Thanks !



Nov 24, 2013 at 12:41 AM
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p.1 #6 · Heroin Chic


cadman342001 wrote:
Thanks ?



As a viewer, you created an uncomfortable, thought provoking image. You achieved a reaction in me of a strong negative impression. Herion is an ugly scene, and an ugly thought, particulary when so many have left this earth because of it. As an editorial photograph, I think you suceeded in creating a high level of disturbance with your image.

And that's a good thing.









Nov 24, 2013 at 01:04 PM
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p.1 #7 · Heroin Chic


friscoron wrote:
I think the image you captured and the way you processed it does a great job in creating that concept you had in mind. It's believable to me. Nice job!


What Ron said.



Nov 24, 2013 at 06:10 PM
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p.1 #8 · Heroin Chic


GeorgieGirl wrote:
As a viewer, you created an uncomfortable, thought provoking image. You achieved a reaction in me of a strong negative impression. Herion is an ugly scene, and an ugly thought, particulary when so many have left this earth because of it. As an editorial photograph, I think you suceeded in creating a high level of disturbance with your image.

And that's a good thing.





Thanks ! I'm glad you elaborated / clarified your original comment.



Nov 24, 2013 at 08:52 PM
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p.1 #9 · Heroin Chic


Jim Rickards wrote:
What Ron said.


Thanks Jim



Nov 24, 2013 at 08:54 PM
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p.1 #10 · Heroin Chic


I know nothing about this world except through the media of the news and TV programs.
That said- imo you and your model have interpreted and satisfied your goals extremely well.
This is a disturbing image- as I think you intended it to be.
A bit of semantics:
Your line that says: "...is actually a heroin addict..." strongly states that your model IS a heroin addict.
But later you say that she doesn't take heroin.
This may sound silly to some, but to me a clearer statement would help me understand a lot better.
Charlie



Nov 24, 2013 at 11:38 PM
 



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p.1 #11 · Heroin Chic


Thanks Charlie,

Fair point, yeah that is a bit ambiguous. I was trying to say that the "model" pictured in the story/concept is an actual heroin addict rather than the ones with the "look" used in fashion.

Maybe if I used her name in the later statement/disclaimer that would clarify it better ?

Andy



Nov 24, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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p.1 #12 · Heroin Chic


cadman342001 wrote:
Thanks Charlie,

Fair point, yeah that is a bit ambiguous. I was trying to say that the "model" pictured in the story/concept is an actual heroin addict rather than the ones with the "look" used in fashion.

Maybe if I used her name in the later statement/disclaimer that would clarify it better ?

Andy


Or if the statements were in the same paragraph, perhaps.
Even better for ex-school teachers like me who read everything very carefully (you got a B- because of this lack of clarity ) would be something like this:
"The model was a heroin addict but has been clean for..."
My reason for asking about this was based on the fact that the image and the story behind it were very involving. I don't know anything about your model- but after seeing the image and reading your words, I cared about her.
And that's high praise to you, the model's posing skills, and your post.
Charlie



Nov 25, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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p.1 #13 · Heroin Chic


But you know it's just a made up story right ?


Nov 25, 2013 at 12:43 AM
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p.1 #14 · Heroin Chic


Andy, NICE work here, really tells the story of how this life can be, very sad
Bob



Nov 25, 2013 at 01:03 AM
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p.1 #15 · Heroin Chic


cadman342001 wrote:
But you know it's just a made up story right ?


A made up story?
Nothing you've written indicated that to me.
Charlie



Nov 25, 2013 at 01:59 AM
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p.1 #16 · Heroin Chic


Awesome! very creative

Phil



Nov 25, 2013 at 02:04 AM
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p.1 #17 · Heroin Chic


Extremely well conceived concept and final result - and a nice change from the FM formula images. The lady, makeup and wardrobe fit the theme. The lighting works well -- however maybe it could be a bit more dramatic / grungy. Well modelled and well photographed.


Nov 25, 2013 at 02:36 AM
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p.1 #18 · Heroin Chic


Charlie Shugart wrote:
A made up story?
Nothing you've written indicated that to me.
Charlie


Well I'm sorry if you got that impression, but for someone who read things very carefully.........

"So, the CONCEPT is "Heroin Chic" - a PLAY ON THE PHRASE commonly used in the fashion industry for super thin unhealthy looking models used for fashion runways.

Big thanks to Chantelle for allowing me to pursue this CREATIVE VISION.

JUST TO CLARIFY - Chantelle DOESN'T TAKE HEROIN, nor do I encourage drug use or violence against women, let's make that clear ! I DID THE TRACK LINES, DIRTY LOOK AND SHINER IN POST.




Nov 25, 2013 at 02:58 AM
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p.1 #19 · Heroin Chic


jojomon11 wrote:
Awesome! very creative

Phil


Thanks Phil !



Nov 25, 2013 at 02:59 AM
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p.1 #20 · Heroin Chic


tonyfield wrote:
Extremely well conceived concept and final result - and a nice change from the FM formula images. The lady, makeup and wardrobe fit the theme. The lighting works well -- however maybe it could be a bit more dramatic / grungy. Well modelled and well photographed.


Thanks Tony, yeah, things have changed a bit over the years here, not so much "out there" / creative stuff on here these days. I'm surprised no one has commented that she'd be prettier if she smiled !



Nov 25, 2013 at 03:02 AM
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