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I originally titled this piece Buttscape but have started to feel like that title degrades the piece a little. So for now it's untitled.

Shot with a Zeiss 150 on Plus-X and scanned from one of the original smaller prints on Ilford Galerie matte. The gallery piece of this, which measures a full 6 ft wide by 4 ft tall is in a private collection in Los Angeles.
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fibo7 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
One of your best (of the many)
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3feathers Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. It's been an important piece in my collection for many years now. I miss working with B&W all the time. 
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fibo7 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
I too prefer B/W but color or grayscale you are a masterful artist ...kudos
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Joepz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You managed to create an abstract that isn't all that abstract. It has great depth in it, and, at least to me, depicts the versatile nature of humanity, going in so many different directions, sometimes light, sometimes very, very dark, very often confusing, but always, very recognisable.
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3feathers Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Mmmm, beautiful observation. The original of this is 6ft wide by 4ft tall and was purchased by a private collector. It works really well up large and I would love to have another print of it in that size for my own collection. It's very expensive to print up that big. :-)
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haitsien Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
oh, I had a small sexual moment when I read the word Plus-x. film - I miss it. Ilford Gallerie matte. I must go....there's a smell of Dektol in my mind.....fixer on my fingers.....long time ago.

- BC
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3feathers Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
LOL - I know exactly what you mean. Just the thought of it makes me a little chubby.
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PartyShotz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Personally I think it's a classic nude as an object or distorted. Without his butt I couldn't identify what I was looking at right off. Very nice lighting. Love your work!
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3feathers Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Many have struggled over the years to make sense of what they were looking at in this image. I can't see it the way they do of course but I love the abstraction. Glad you figured it out! :-)
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Rebelflowers Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Photographer
WOW. Absolutely gorgeous work.
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3feathers Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you. This is one of my all-time favorites. It's been in the collection a long time and I still never get tired of it. Glad you're enjoying.
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Rebelflowers Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Photographer
I truly am. Your work is stellar and I love to see the both the emotions displayed by your models and the locations, as well.
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Jonitron Featured By Owner May 20, 2012   General Artist
This is so Wonderful - It's like a piece of music - the six-foot version must be absolutely Amazing. I love it.
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3feathers Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
I was kind of sorry to see the big print of it go but was also happy that it found a good home. I had it hanging in my studio in the front window facing the street there in Hollywood for a few months and it got a lot of attention as people tried to figure out what was going on with it.
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Jonitron Featured By Owner May 22, 2012   General Artist
It is very arresting.
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Jc2theW Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful lighting. It's very minimalistic (as in not a lot of detail in the body's definition) and it works. I like it.

Maybe Hillside? The first thing that came to my mind was that it was a sand dune or mountain landscape in shadows. "Hillside" would describe the butt area a little? :/
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3feathers Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
The original title for this piece was Buttscape but I felt like it led the viewer a little too much. So for here anyway I chose to leave it untitled. I agree with you, it has a distinct feeling of sand dunes or rolling mountains.
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AllMaleArt Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional
This one is so hypnotic. Gotta love the way those diagonals interact, and how they delicately suggest the male figure.
Truly an amazing work.
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3feathers Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! Don't you just love it when everything comes together so well??? I still enjoy this a lot even though it's been in the collection a long time.
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice - gives the appearance of a landscape - like sand dunes - great capture !
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3feathers Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! The original title of the piece was Buttscape and then it became Manscape. But I've since let those names go and prefer to just let the viewer have their own experience with the piece.
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Izzie-Kikue Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   General Artist
How on earth do you do this so perfectly? I am truly amazed. I'm wondering how many frames you shoot before capturing perfection.
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3feathers Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! This was shot on medium format film so there wasn't the luxury of just shooting endless frames to get the shot. There's just a few other shots of this particular pose, each from different angles or perspectives. With film I'm more disciplined in my shooting. I think my laziness gene kicks in with digital. :-)
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Izzie-Kikue Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   General Artist
Thank you for filling in my 'wonder' gap. This one's extraordinary then, now that I understand what it took to get this shot. Gosh, I appreciate this one! :D
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SamerNoun Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful!
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RLSphotographer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
The light is beautiful, truly a work of art
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Thyethail Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot.
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sami-edelstein Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Beautiful Open Shot...Like the New Year to come...
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Solus-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Must look amazing 6'x4' ...
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B-Male Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love it! :heart:
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful bodyscape; exquisite use of shadows and negative space to define your form; beautiful - great perspective that accentuates the sensuality of this pose
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reveur59 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
But a beautiful one superbly captured!

Pat
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A Stunning silhouetted view point on a strong yet Beautiful body Perfectly captured!! HAPPY NEW YEAR Tom You and Duma!!
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StevenSWM Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
All those peaks and valleys make me want to go exploring!
You laid this one out beautifully... :)
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TheRedRidingHood Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. Happy New yeaR, Tom.
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3feathers Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Grazie! Ma senti, ti conosco? I tuoi immaggini sono meravigliosi.
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TheRedRidingHood Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GRazie, per il complimento. No, non penso che tu mi conosca. Abbiamo alcuni amici in comune, e ti seguo da un pò ;-)
E, by the way, le tue foto sono eccezionali.
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