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Queen takes Pawn by lorrainemd Queen takes Pawn by lorrainemd
Subjugating ones subject was the concept.
Michele's gorgeous legs were the means. ( and not to mention - very hot shoes)
Guy Bourdin [link] and his wacky/fashiony shoe photograpy was the inspiration.

Ahhh....the games we play.
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rb5374 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Beautifully done! Amazing shot of some amazing legs. Portraits just don't get more beautiful than this!well done.
Kisaveronica Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009   Writer
beautiful. and sort of funny, in a way. for some reason the pawn reminds me of a man, and she wears the pants. :)
Mathyous Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
queen to E7 =) cool pic and interesting take on chess!
beatlesfreak Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
I love how the black dress goes very well with the black pawn! Gorgeous :)
BunnyCuddles Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
Dude this really really is awesome!
steph9668 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
:giggle: Me and a friend took pictures there too! Awesome...

:wow: her legs!!!!
AlecTwin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
Great shot, result and idea!
a-temptednudity Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
..literally. :D this is awesome
inflight Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
...nice idea.

:star: :star: :star: :star: :star-half:
eLEmeNt-of-sOLituDe Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
stunner of a concept!
cybermystic Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
As crude as this may sound, this image is almost orgasmic....
Stealing-Heaven Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
I love that she has her "very hot shoes" so well-placed, but I think the pawn is getting a good view up her skirt and really doesn't mind a foot to the head. Well done. :+fav:
Hades999 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2005
I'm always reluctant to ever comment on something I think has become somewhat ...'saturated' in praise, but I typically comment on anything I wish to fave.. Speaking of, I think you are the only person to have warranted two favorites from me.. (I'm incredibly stingy with faves, maybe not so much in the past when I was 'new' here.. but now I'm pretty reluctant to really consider something 'phenomenal'...)

Anyway, obviously I enjoy the photo very much but I appreciate the content behind it the most. I often find it discouraging to see so many 'angsty' photos of ~women~ in the position of being the one that has been manipulated or 'trodden over' by the opposite sex, so it is refreshing (especially a woman as the source) to see a departure from that frequency, showing the opposite end of the spectrum.

Nice imagery/theme...
Hary Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
nice legs :) and photo . . . too
McCandless Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
very good. lol, that lamp thing in the back, when you don't focus right, looks like a cross. sorry, just adding an unexpected layer to the shot.
Morangie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2004
this is a very cool shot. :clap:
Fade-Into-Darkness Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2004
that rocks
54ka Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004  Professional Photographer
Great shot :)
sheworelemon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2004
this has to be my fav of your work......the shoes are beautiful!
delfy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2004   Photographer
Beautiful photo
Caterpillar- Featured By Owner May 20, 2004
Wow what sexy legs! :pissed: :D
ArtByMalloryMorsa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004
ahaha! Awesome! :+fav: I love how you can'tr see her face... she loos really determined and strong... *roots queeney on* "You go girl! Get that pawn!"
patrx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2004
Nice pix....and the 'queen' is on to more and bigger endeavors..:D

Smile!! It keeps everyone wondering what you've been up to!

THINK SPRING!! Only 11 days to go!
urbanwhore Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2004
Sweet idea, very sexy shot. :)
Mechanicalchaser-Sca Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
oh really nice *was off looking for some good vector artists & got distracted to here* :+fav: definitely... but i must ask, why is the queen wearing black as if she is is on the black side, & stepping on the pawn as if she is attacking it? (black queen attacking the black pawn doesn't make to such sense... but its only a *small* casualty)
escanyo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2004
Wouldn't have been as good in color. Great shot, FAV
shai-tainthekitty Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2004
those are some kickass shoes....and very nice legs too
4dam Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
AWESOME concept! I love it!
sandwedge Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004  Professional Photographer
Verry nice image :clap:
Verry strong , somewhat of a womens strength kinda statement.
crawdaddy79 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2004   Photographer
Just thought I'd put this on my favorites.. I was looking for this pic and it took me forever to find it.

Have I mentioned that I love it?
Lawofthenipple Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2004
wow! great shot,brilliant composition and contrast . .a really powerful image,well done :)
strnglitlgrl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2004
the title makes this image even better than it already was.

a shoe photographer?! :jawdrop: i think someone told me about him once, maybe my photo teacher because i did a series on shoes, or you because i talked to you before...? i, i'm excited. :boogie: i'll definitely have to check him out. :nod:
myny Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2004
ahah rolf nice description,
and even a nicer pick...
wha a hottie..
alba-crb- Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2004
c'est tres joli
Tavis-Ian Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2003
is this shot in philadelphia. i think i have a pic in my gallery from the same place.
SinD Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2003
i agree, nice shoes, nice legs, nice concept... just nice all over.
toxicdevil Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2003   Filmographer
Your model is beautiful. I like that her face hasn't showed up yet. Yes, those shoes are very much hot...I want those....*sigh* Anyway, very interesting idea! Whereever did you get a pawn of THAT size? I love the place where the photo was taken. Its perfect for the picture, I also like that it's done in black and white, but the lampost looks a little unfocused...was that the idea?
gaborcsigas Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2003  Professional Interface Designer
subjugate? yep - but consider how infirm that pose is compared to that of her subject, that chess figure... come a stronger blast, she falls over, blown away by the wind. the chess figure stays. now, who is stronger?
crawdaddy79 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2003   Photographer
Wow.. I happened upon this one again (by clicking on favorites of favorites of favorites, galleries, favorites, etc..).

I can't say enough how awesome this picture is.. I absolutely love it, and my heart leaps with every time I view it.

Excellent work.

I think this is the third time I've commented on this.. not sure though. :D
mstrnicegui Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2003   Interface Designer
wow, chess has taken on new meaning for me. I've never thought of the queen as a dominatrix before. wow.
desversen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2003   Photographer
this is WoNDeRFUL ! :O !!! :+fav:
worthstream Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2003
Fantastic! of course it is an insta :+fav: !

IMVHO your works are way better than the one from Guy Bourdin!

I mean: i'm no photographer, but i like them most! :)
Great work! 8)
crimson-ishtar Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003
Not only the shot is AWESOME, but the whole idea is very creative! Congrats! =)
morganaarau Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003
theyareontome Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2003
Amazing work
earther Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2003
Wow, nice shoes.
Tho im curious why chose this angle rather than rotating a few degrees to your left.
Looks like there's some cloning on the right, so maybe that's why.

Really terrific coloring too.

loveless-bh Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2003
great photo!!! sexy legs and dress!!
i love it!!!
In-Apt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2003
brilliant chess connotation.... excellent shot.
quirk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2003   Photographer
Those are quite the shoes! They make for a very sexy shot!

Quirk OUt
cybrghst Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2003
Simply beautiful, this is super creative, and the comp is perfect. Very beautiful shot...

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