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© Steff Wood
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UploadedDecember 20, 2008
TakenDecember 19, 2008
ModelFinePix S9600
Exposure1/17 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.2 mm
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Our society so often forgets how much makeup, or long hair affects our views of women. For me, Sammi, the model in this photo is a prime example of this. She is the opposite of how society traditionally depicts a beautiful woman, she has short hair, wears little or no makeup, has a quite punky, boyish style and is very androgynous in her appearance, yet it is this that also leads her to leave both men and women quite spellbound by her beauty.

This is the most raw shot I think I could take of her, yet she still looks beautiful. She has no makeup on, her hair is literally left how it was when she woke up from the bed and her slim figure gives hints of both genders. For me, this is true beauty in gender, because Sammi is so comfortable in herself that she does not allow society to dictate how she should appear because of her gender.

Female does not necessarily mean feminine, it can mean whatever you want.

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  • Brian James

    Brian James said (20 Dec 2008):

    You are right.. I love her look..

  • Julie Hrudova

    Julie Hrudova gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    strange. but cool

  • Alicia Aguirre

    Alicia Aguirre said (20 Dec 2008):


  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John W Decker

    John W Decker (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Red Hair gets me everytime!

  • Pablo Jimenez

    Pablo Jimenez gave props (28 Jan 2009):

    striking portrait!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    Excellent "YES" -- quite a stunner

  • D. Treiber

    D. Treiber gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    Brian and Pablo said it best.

  • NiteRunner

    NiteRunner gave props (25 Jul 2010):

    Well said, I've always felt that a woman doesn't have to have long hair, or a big butt / breasts in order to be beautiful. I think this is a really cool image of a very beautiful woman.

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