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model: jannah burnham
photographer: mark daughn [link]
publisher: mystique magazine [link]

she was the prize that men had fought and died for... to be her first as she was destined to be the most famous courtesan of all, it all had to start with someone
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I have followed the works of Mark Daughn for some time now, always delighting in the precious gifts he gives.

Remaining objective I should like to break this piece down into component parts for the sake of constructive critique.

Model & Wardrobe
Jannah is a delightful model. Her face has natural inflections of innocence which makes her uniquely adaptable. Aside from having a gorgeous physique, a natural gift, I cannot fault the pose. Playful and poised; finger extensions are graceful and not 'hammed' up like you may often find models doing. Although it is not possible to gauge her waist from the addition of the corset, the corset gives her graceful curves that are the epitomy of beauty and sensuality.

Lighting & Scene
A typical glam shoot lighting set up. This is perhaps where there is some room for improvement. It is perfect for showing the detail in the scene and for accentuating Jannah's assets by ensuring little is hidden and that her skin, which is flawless, is well lit...however...the simplicity of the scene could either be construed as an act of genius or of missing a trick. I personally think the scene may have benefitted from the placement of more dramatic lighting, the only shadowed part existing here is at her crotch, which whilst delightful just lacks impact in the scene. It could be that Mark's intention was to tease the viewer a little more by obscuring her genitals, or maybe it was the wish of the model. Either way, more dramatic shadows and contrast would have served to enhance the tease and enhance the corset.

Framing & Picture Quality
Mark Daughn is reliably predictable in one sense, always providing a sharp and crisp image when required. The sharpness of this photo serves to hammer home to the viewer just how flawless Jannah's skin really is. Soft focus or any other choice would have been a disservice to the model. The only shame is that Jannah is almost in frame, just her left knee being sliced off the bottom. If you are going to put the whole model in frame I believe it is important to ensure no part of the model's anatomy is cropped. That's a personal view of course, but I am an 'all or nothing' kind of guy :)

Overall
The scene is simple and has impact. We the audience cannot deny that a large part of the work is done when a model suits the brief, is inventive and is able to follow direction, I don't doubt that Jannah is all of those things. Mark has pulled off another inspiring piece, most importantly his subject is not debased and as a viewer I feel as though she is connecting with ME. You can only create that kind of illusion if the model and photographer are working in unison. For that reason above all others it makes this a wonderful piece of art.
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This is a great shot, but I do have one tip that I think would make it a little better. The far side of her face is in shadow, behind her hair, and her far eye is a little buried in the corner. By turning her face just a little more, and perhaps moving the light, you could have eliminated that.

Otherwise, it's a great shot. Her expression and pose are perfect; I love the way she's pulling down one strand of hair. Your lighting is good and even, you've captured great detail on everything from her tan skin to the white corset, the background isn't distracting. This is a great shot, I just like to see a little more light on the face, and a little white on either side of the pupils.
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:iconneedit700:
needit700 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
something we only dream about, finding a woman that looks like her dressed like her and in your bed!!!
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
lol yep
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:iconreplicant1:
replicant1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Great!
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks
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:iconbenhammonds:
BenHammonds Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Writer
This is a perfect photo, centered in the frame and allowing Jannah to hit us all center in the heart!! Truly beautiful :)
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:icongiovani6:
Giovani6 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconjarvik2009:
jarvik2009 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
wow, thats a pretty girl!
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:icona3kitsune:
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Nice.
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:iconhardstone1:
hardstone1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
girl is so cute
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:iconauramancer:
Auramancer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this...she is beauiful
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconstuart-dillon:
Stuart-Dillon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awsome shot here love the pose and the outfit just right for me well done
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconrdb1:
RdB1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work and a beautiful :gallery:
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconlexxi-kitty:
Lexxi-Kitty Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I really like this one here.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks
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:iconazizjon:
azizjon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   General Artist
So hot!!
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks
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:iconjjsbear48:
jjsbear48 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Very nice... provocative and innocent at the same time...
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you, that was the goal!
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:iconalecampos77:
Alecampos77 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
woooowwww :O
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:iconspacezillazon:
spacezillazon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
good job
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:iconzeeky97:
Zeeky97 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Nice shot!
Shots like this shows how pretty the human body really is, and how nude shots are not just for dirty sites, but for art!
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you for the great comment
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:iconbckthomas:
BCKThomas Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Im speachles
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks, glad you like it
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:icondocredfield:
DocRedfield Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks
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:iconstormbreakerdesigns:
StormbreakerDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
She's gorgeous, I don't find a flaw with this one. I love the corset. Would love to have as a print. ^_^
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you, very much, I have not been selling prints so far but thanks
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very beautiful photo.
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
your welcome
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:iconszarysmok:
SzarySmok Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Nice shot:)
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconszarysmok:
SzarySmok Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
She's gorgeous. If she truly was a courtesan I'd go bankrupt. :D
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
yes she is
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:iconwrongstate:
WrongState Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great corset, do like the addition of the choker...
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:iconmarkdaughn:
markdaughn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks, I had the corset custom made to get the look I wanted, I think it worked out well
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:iconwrongstate:
WrongState Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
it worked out perfectly
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:iconkien-dono:
Kien-dono Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
A beautiful model in a beautiful pose. The distribution of light could have been handled better. Also "Lolita" is not the word I would use to label this perticular model. All over I would give this an 8 out of 10.
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markdaughn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you for comments
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:iconcait-cait93:
Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't have much to say about the image, I just wanted to say, I love how you deal with bad feedback, it made me laugh so hard. Bravo, for putting people in their places. ^^;
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markdaughn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks, I just don't see the point of people being so negative particularly towards the models.

I am perfectly happy and grateful to people the give me their opinion on the way I handled the image / shoot good or bad. I asked for critiques after all.
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Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course.
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toparts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Beautiful
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