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Salome I: Longing And Captivity by GothicNarcissus Salome I: Longing And Captivity by GothicNarcissus
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you Salomé, a mini-series inspired by Oscar Wilde’s play on which I worked together with BriarRose and the amazing photographer Cunene.
An interesting fact about this work is that not only I only it’s my first studio experience (I mean, in a proper studio, not just some random place with my black background-fabric hanged somewhere), but it’s also the first time BriarRose and I modelled together (and since we’ve been knowing each other for four years now, I’d say it was about time!). The idea for this series was BriarRose’s, who plays Salomé, and since it’s based on Wilde’s work, I gladly took part in it posing as John the Baptist.
More photos are to come in the next days, so stay tuned: there will also be something quite unexpected. I will eventually write an entry on my blog too.

Photo, editing: ~cunene
Concept: ~BriarRose9
Model, make up: ~BriarRose9 and Me
Outfit: ~BriarRose9 and ~cunene

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:iconarid-eauprofonde:
Arid-Eauprofonde Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Tremendous - excellent.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great capture of emotion in this.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! hug:
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:iconpalenchantress:
palenchantress Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Knowing the story there is a a lot to this picture. Amazingly romantic even (though in a way thats both tragic and BDSM)
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconjaythorne:
Jaythorne Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE this set. Gorgeous photos and I love the emotions within. :heart:
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, dear! :hug:
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:iconbaronessofblades:
baronessofblades Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see "DO NOT WANT" written all over John The Baptist....while Salome, in her teasing, seductive ways, seems determined to find a chink in his armour....Oh John, don't you realize rejection is a powerful aphrodisiac for some?

Beautiful!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you totally got the point! :D
Thanks! :rose:
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:iconbaronessofblades:
baronessofblades Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Her monologue at the end is chilling....some say though, that Salome was just a mere slip of a girl, and her dancing was the usual childish twirling, not the seductive jail bait variety...ah,creativity;)

I would like to imagine the roles reversed....
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:iconendy-endymia:
Endy-Endymia Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the subject!! (of course :love:) and the painting like sepia tone works well with the theme. You and Briar Rose both look stunning in this picture too. Looking forward to more of this series!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, dear! It's all thanks to ~cunene though, the wonderful postproduction is hers (as well as the photo)!
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:iconendy-endymia:
Endy-Endymia Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the link, I love her style of picture...will add her to my watch!:love:
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome, dear! I love her style too, I'm really looking forward to working with her again in the future!
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Henry-Townsend Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I agree with Carlondiel. It looks like a painting. It isn't like your other work. Something very unique. I would Critique this for you but I don't feel like have a right to judge this.

Bella come sei.






(Hope I spelled that right) :)
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
As I wrote, the painting-like feel is ~cunene's trademark and she did a wonderfil, very fitting job for a biblical/victorian play-inspired photo!
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DoubledV Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
excellent concept and brilliantly executed...(very good acting too!) :)
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconkarinanovak:
karinanovak Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   General Artist
holly crap! i would have never recognized you! extreme biblical :D it looks amazing !
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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:icondamainnero:
DamaInNero Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Una ne pensi e mille ne fai! ;)
Niente da dire: bravi!!!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Qui Sara che le pensa! Aspetta di vedere il resto! :D
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:iconilman-lintu:
Ilman-Lintu Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   Photographer
uhhhh! :faint:
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:iconinsolentia:
Insolentia Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
caravaggio in foto :heart:
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Merito di ~cunene! u_u
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:iconhelliotose:
Helliotose Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the costumes. And your hair, haha.
You two look good together :)

I do wish that the light had been a little stronger, though.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconhelliotose:
Helliotose Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :3
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:iconincubo-infinito:
Incubo-Infinito Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful. :) It looks like a painting!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! The painting-like feel is ~cunene's trademark, that's what makes her works special!
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