Lynne Hollingsworth  

 Tattooed Ladies by Lynne Hollingsworth

March 2020 - Tattooed Ladies

March 2020 - Lynne Hollingsworth


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Tattooed Ladies

I took this image last week during the annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. Thousands come from all over to see the artists work, with the artists themselves coming from different parts of the country. I took these ladies as they sat beside one of the street artist's drawing. There were some drawings done in monochrome, but I have very mixed emotions when photographing someone else's work.

Do you think the front binder is too distracting? I'm not fond of it being there, but it was too close to the mannequins and couldn't be avoided. Cropping took too much away from the left mannequin.

6 comments posted

Gloria Fine   Gloria Fine

I do not think that the front binder is too distracting especially when you described that it was taken at the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. The roping, for me, could be eliminated. I love love love the tattooed ladies and you absolutely caught the dynamic eyes on the lady in the back!

  Posted: 03/02/2020 09:45:15

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
I think this is a fine shot, and it makes my imagination run wild as to what you could also do with it. Here is what I mean. Some photographers have favorite stock images that they use over and over again in different combinations. I can see this as such source material. You could completely isolate the two mannequins, and then arrange multiples of them in surrealistic montages, like an infinite regress down a long corridor with each one repeating like a sentinel down to the vanishing point. And who knows what else?   Posted: 03/02/2020 19:34:41

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
What a great find. Converting to mono is the way to go, to get rid of all of the distraction behind them. I think that your crop is good, and the binder is not a distraction. My eye goes straight to the eyes of the tall mannequin.   Posted: 03/07/2020 20:01:25

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
The binder doesn't bother me at all but what I'm not thrilled with are the dark shadows across the one mannequin's body. I did try eliminating it with content aware fill but that didn't work and I think that trying to clone would be too destructive. I wonder if shooting from another angle might have lessened the impact. I do like the overall image quite a bit   Posted: 03/15/2020 13:00:20

Diana Magor   Diana Magor
What an interesting place! I would have been there taking lots of photos of the mannequins as well as the tattoos on people. They don't usually mind showing off their body work. I thin the folder in the mono image is fine-it does show up too much in the colour. I would darken down the bright highlights of the clutter behind the models. I noticed the dark line across the body but after a bit I didn't notice it so don't worry about it. I agree that cloning would be hard but if you have lots of time????   Posted: 03/19/2020 05:45:47

Jennifer Doerrie   Jennifer Doerrie
This is something I probably would have walked by shaking my head, but you've made it into an interesting and unique photograph. I agree that the folder in the foreground doesn't bother me at all. However, the bright paper/paint samples in the upper left corner distracts me a bit. Thus, I'd probably be tempted to darken them some, or possibly even try a slight vignette with this image. I love how your angle/composition emphasizes the right mannequin's eyes.   Posted: 03/27/2020 23:04:56


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