Beauty and the Scar

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© Robbie Mills
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Photo Info
UploadedMarch 4, 2010
TakenAugust 23, 2009
ModelCanon EOS 50D
Exposure1/125 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length24 mm

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Photo license: © All rights reserved

This is from my 5 piece Beauty and the Scar - Art Nude Series.

40 responses

  • m boucard

    m boucard (Deleted) said (4 Mar 2010):

    is that real? how did that happen to her? I love this

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    Excellent shot. I also like how the tan line adds to this.

  • Charles Gossett

    Charles Gossett (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    Fantastic image! While I'm not much of a fan of nudes, this one struck me as beautiful! Great job!

  • Robbie Mills

    Robbie Mills said (4 Mar 2010):

    Thanks m boucard, anne worner and charles gossett!!! This is a real scar from a pretty bad car accident i understand. i didn't do any photoshopping to the image. And anne worner, my wife told me i should photoshop out the tan lines but i wanted to preserve everything. And charles, i am not much on nudes either. While I think the female body is beautiful in every way, nudes are over done to some extent. But when I met this former model who had her career grind to a holt, i instantly wanted to show her body. the scar is striking and beautiful and is now and forever will be a part of her. at first i had a hard time looking at it, but i forced myself to, and i even touched it. it is amazing. and when i saw the title of this photo challenge, i had to post this.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (6 Mar 2010):


  • Genevieve Genevieve

    Genevieve Genevieve gave props (8 Mar 2010):

    I really love the message you are sending in this photo. I think its beutiful.

  • Daniel Dutcher

    Daniel Dutcher gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Pretty.....Ugly, perfect! And props to your model!

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    no it's not ugly and YES it is beautiful congratulation for this different end nice personnal point of view.!!

  • Yves Harnois

    Yves Harnois gave props (9 May 2010):

    Very intense photograph I like it alot ! Good capture !

  • Mabrimis

    Mabrimis (Deleted) gave props (24 May 2010):

    Brilliant !

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (25 May 2010):

    Beauty and inner strength shines out of this image.......there is no ugliness just truth..and truth is beauty!

  • Tara Moreau

    Tara Moreau gave props (29 Oct 2010):

    WOW!! Speechless!! Fits perfectly for this challenge! Agree 100% with Yves!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (31 Oct 2010):


  • Ashley Romero

    Ashley Romero gave props (31 Oct 2010):

    Soooo stunning!! Gives me the courage to photograph my own scars that I'm very ashamed of. Thank you SO much for this! Extremely moving!

  • Uriel Lubuk

    Uriel Lubuk said (6 Nov 2010):

    intenseness. great lighting. awesome image. love it !!

  • Anthony Cervo

    Anthony Cervo gave props (9 Nov 2010):

    That is a truly jarring image! Amazing shot.

  • David DeFreese

    David DeFreese gave props (12 Nov 2010):

    Well done. B&W makes it work.

  • Scott Everett

    Scott Everett gave props (5 Jan 2011):

    I love the confidence in this image. Even though she has no identity, she oozes self-confidence. She knows the scar is distinctive, but isn't afraid to throw her arms straight up, stretch out her torso, and show the world her trophy. Great work!

  • Karla Rossi

    Karla Rossi gave props (11 Jan 2011):

    the best photographs are ones you just can't take your eyes off, like this one. and it's not just the horror/beauty of it, but also the lighting, framing, and composition. the picture tells a story and makes you wonder what came before, during, and after. And what a brave woman to pose and strong to have survived what looks to be a life-threatening and life-changing event.

  • Jo Snow

    Jo Snow gave props (24 Jan 2011):

    Amazing photo - thanks to the photographer and the model for sharing this

  • Amelia Pearn

    Amelia Pearn (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2011):

    Very nice!

  • Christopher Griesé

    Christopher Griesé gave props (19 Apr 2011):

    Thank you for standing firm with this image, against common conceptions of beauty.

  • patrick john o'doherty

    patrick john o'doherty said (24 Jun 2011):

    makes me want to run my hand over the scars.

  • Leonardo Baldenegro

    Leonardo Baldenegro (Deleted) gave props (28 Jun 2011):

    I love this picture because she talk a strong concept about continued our life agains all wall we have in life. Sorry for my English.

  • Ariel Arias

    Ariel Arias gave props (6 Jul 2011):

    nice and dramatic

  • Ruth Dudley-Carr

    Ruth Dudley-Carr (Deleted) said (11 Jul 2011):


  • Bruce Stradling

    Bruce Stradling gave props (13 Jul 2011):

    Pretty cool.

  • Chris Darling

    Chris Darling gave props (13 Jul 2011):

    Lovely, striking image, my daughter has significant scaring surviving being a preemie with numerous operations just to make it into this world, I saw these scars on this model and thought of my daughter & the 'history' on her body.

  • Rob Linsalata

    Rob Linsalata gave props (13 Jul 2011):

    This is stunningly beautiful and brave – both on your part and on the part of the model. Exceptional.

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell said (14 Jul 2011):

    If I could favor this over and over I would...!

  • timothy wombold

    timothy wombold gave props (14 Jul 2011):

    She is beautiful! Her Beauty and inner strength shines out in this image

  • vonAsh

    vonAsh gave props (15 Jul 2011):

    Wow! Amazing, wonderful, and very evokative.

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (16 Jul 2011):

    really beautifull!!!!!!!

  • Thomas Wiederhold

    Thomas Wiederhold said (17 Jul 2011):

    Photography at its best! Honest,brutal and beautiful!

  • Glenn Marvin Jaucian

    Glenn Marvin Jaucian gave props (18 Jul 2011):

    i love the drama!

  • Gabriel Dorin Ursa

    Gabriel Dorin Ursa said (20 Jul 2011):


  • David Jacobo

    David Jacobo gave props (20 Jul 2011):

    perfect shot. perfect composition from both the model and photographer

  • mikkamarie

    mikkamarie (Deleted) gave props (28 Sep 2011):

    Beautiful image!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Apr 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • David Adler

    David Adler gave props (26 Jul 2016):

    Very jarring for its seeming visual incongruity in a nude, yet a startling beauty inexorably appears.

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