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[ Vanessa Ives – Penny Dreadful ]


Last week I spent a few days with my dear friend Luisa after some time apart. As we’re both huge Penny Dreadful enthusiasts and I really love shooting with her, we decided to take some themed photos: it is not a cosplay of Vanessa Ives or anything, we just took inspiration from a few scenes or recurring themes in the series and elborated freely on them. Luisa's effortless grace, her aristocratic features and the complementing outfits make her a perfect model for such a project!
To close the series, a change in outfit and mood: I kept the darkest photos as the last ones. This picture is inspired by a scene in which hundreds of spiders swarmed from behinf the crucifix in Vanessa’s room.

Photo, editing: GothicNarcissus Photography
Concept, styling: Luisa Mercier and GothicNarcissus Photography
Model, hair, make up: Luisa Mercier
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Given 2016-07-12
Stunning, interesting and eerie.
Irrevocably Marked by GothicNarcissus ( Suggested by LukasFractalizator and Featured by pullingcandy )

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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
Complimenti per DD! :heart:
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:smooch:
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Slipknot1986 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations

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Thanks for the model
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PenguinTranquilizer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :la:
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! And sorry for the late reply, I haven't checked the inbox in a while!
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Draug1 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
Cool!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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DraakeT Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love horror movies. Great work!
time to a good exorcist now :devilish:

are those hundreds of spiders real?
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
 :) Have you watched Penny Dreadful, by any chance? If you enjoy horror movies, that's a tv series made for you! ;)
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DraakeT Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, probably in Italy never comes out :D
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :rose: :heart: I'm just sorry for replying so late, I couldn't check the inbox for a while! >___<
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so, so much!
I should have replied sooner, but I haven't been logging in for a while. It was such a surprise, even though I only found out now! :heart:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely okay! :)  Enjoy the spotlight. :tighthug:
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lwspartacus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Beautiful and thought provoking,so many ways to interpret the scene.
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :heart: And sorry for replying so late!
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MarinaCoric Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Professional
Congrats for the DD! :)
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :heart: And sorry for replying only now: I've been absent from the site for a while – and this was definitely a wonderful welcome-back surprise for me! *-*
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Irio Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I recognised Penny Dreadful straight away :) I worked on that show for the three seasons, it will be missed!
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm so glad to hear that! :heart:
Whoa, you worked on it?! That's amazing! Than I really have to thank you for contributing to bringing it on tv! And yes, it will definitely be missed: I loved the ending, heartbreaking as it was, but I would have enjoyed one more season before getting to it.
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Irio Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Very heartbreaking ending and sad for the crew to split up too, but we're all proud of the result :)
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lancedART Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Penny Dreadful.... But didn't make the connection to your pic till I read your comment...
 
My initial reaction to the photo was one of sadness and I felt like its another poor innocent trapped under the sinister yoke of religion... but hey... that's just the atheist in me coming out. 

As for the Penny Dreadful link... too subtle for me.... could not really make out what the dots around the cross could be.... how about a scorpion tattoo barely visible on her wrist?

I like the pic for its ability to stir emotion rather than for any photographically exceptional technique.... 
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately it's true, the spiders aroundthe cross got a little lost when I downsized the photo. :/ As for the scoprion motif, this photo is part of a larger shooting in which I have already quite exploited it. I felt it would be redundant on this photo too, especially since that scene in particular had no scorpions in it.
Thanks for the critique, anyway! :) It's thought-provoking.
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lancedART Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:) (Smile) 
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cornelgin Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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