The Essence of Femininity...

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© Roxana Brivent-Barnes
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UploadedAugust 17, 2011
TakenApril 5, 2006
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/60 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length38 mm
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I played with expressions two years ago, in desire of portraying sensuality without being undress. A simple eye contact or distant can be as erotic as a full nude, a body exposed, or a woman dressed portrayed by Julia Margaret Cameron can have the same effect.

53 responses

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (17 Aug 2011):

    So vintage.Beautiful..

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (17 Aug 2011):

    Definitely it is more erotic to leave something to the imagination. This is a beautiful photo, just the right tone and vignette to set off the feel.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (17 Aug 2011):


  • Photosatriani Giuseppe

    Photosatriani Giuseppe gave props (17 Aug 2011):

    A beautiful invitation (the eyes look!) to a world of delights!

  • samhauss

    samhauss gave props (17 Aug 2011):

    As usual - beautiful.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (17 Aug 2011):

    brilliant, beautiful, excellent

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (17 Aug 2011):

    This is lovely, Roxana! The treatment gives it a lost in time feeling. My great aunt used to be a dancer in the early part of the 20th Century. Her costumes were very risque for the time, although today you see more skin on the streets than that. This portrait reminds me of some of the pictures of her that I have seen. Gypsy Rose Lee knew that the imagination is fertile territory, and can create greater mental images with a subtle suggestion than blatant nudity.

  • Frank Morales

    Frank Morales gave props (17 Aug 2011):

    You've done it again! Excellent!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (17 Aug 2011):

    Astonishing . . .

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (17 Aug 2011):

    Beautiful shot.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (17 Aug 2011):


  • Robert Allan

    Robert Allan said (17 Aug 2011):

    Desire is what you inspire! Absolutely gorgeous!

  • gino di meglio

    gino di meglio gave props (18 Aug 2011):

    E' il tuo sguardo che fa la differenza!

  • George Gantt

    George Gantt (Deleted) said (18 Aug 2011):

    I like it!

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P gave props (18 Aug 2011):

    Fantastic image. Love the feeling and processing

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (19 Aug 2011):

    Lovely Rox

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (20 Aug 2011):


  • Benn Bell

    Benn Bell gave props (21 Aug 2011):

    So beautiful. I love it!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (21 Aug 2011):


  • dL

    dL (Deleted) gave props (21 Aug 2011):

    This is beautiful Roxana

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (22 Aug 2011):

    Wonderful, like how you chose the tones, very well captured !

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (24 Aug 2011):

    The title says it all. Very nice.

  • Kudzu

    Kudzu (Deleted) said (25 Aug 2011):

    Great self portrait!

  • R L

    R L gave props (26 Aug 2011):

    A tender and beautiful portrait.

  • John Griggs

    John Griggs gave props (27 Aug 2011):

    Certainly to me this is more erotic and powerful than any nude. This embodies more than just the abbreviated sexuality often found in photography and embodies a deeper connection. Well done.

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (28 Aug 2011):

    More sensuous than any PLAYBOY nude.

  • Orlando Emmanuelli

    Orlando Emmanuelli gave props (31 Aug 2011):

    very cool concept.

  • Sambit Chatterjee

    Sambit Chatterjee gave props (31 Aug 2011):

    Lovely effect!

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (31 Aug 2011):

    Very erotic and sensual!

  • Peter Meade

    Peter Meade said (31 Aug 2011):

    Yes - very subtle and effective. Wonderful!

  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams gave props (31 Aug 2011):

    very much so... wonderful~

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (31 Aug 2011):

    Beautiful!! I tell my girls that classy is sexier than trampy. They are learning.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (31 Aug 2011):

    I agree with Regenia...This is a beautiful portrait...and it is classy...I love the sepia toning and I also love Julie Margaret Cameron's photography that you mentioned..She was one of the great women photographers of her day.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (1 Sep 2011):

    A beautiful, dreamy image..

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (3 Sep 2011):

    definitely a sensual shot!!!!!!!!!!!! you did it. well done Friend..

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (4 Sep 2011):

    What a great shot of SP !!! I really express the happiness as you deserve the best for your photography!!A great dreamy sensual shot and you deserve the best always my dear fiend!!!!

  • Robert Allan

    Robert Allan gave props (5 Sep 2011):

    this still drives me crazy! gorgeous!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (5 Sep 2011):

    beautifully captured. love the tones!

  • Hazed Perceive

    Hazed Perceive gave props (6 Sep 2011):

    Super cool!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (16 Sep 2011):


  • JamieDean Films

    JamieDean Films (Deleted) said (21 Sep 2011):

    This is so nice, I love it!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (2 Oct 2011):

    Very nice!

  • Robert Allan

    Robert Allan gave props (2 Oct 2011):

    I never get enough of this image! Love it!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (2 Oct 2011):

    You reached your goal ! Brava!

  • Michael Franco

    Michael Franco gave props (6 Oct 2011):

    Wonderful image beautiful lady!

  • Bernard Reznicek

    Bernard Reznicek gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    I like this in B&W with that great skin texture. Looks very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (22 Oct 2011):

    Getting better and better


    MARCO MEYO   gave props (10 Nov 2011):

    Bellissima!!..... lovely sultry Portrait!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    Mission accomplished!

  • Brendan Kelly

    Brendan Kelly (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2012):

    A beautiful vintage feel. Simply lovely!!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (26 Jun 2012):

    Yeppers... simply, tastefully erotic. I so agree with your words.

  • Robert Allan

    Robert Allan gave props (30 Jun 2012):

    This is how I remmebr you always....

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (12 Aug 2012):

    Classic beauty!

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