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Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 27 August 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Artist Nicole Robins (2008)

This photograph appears in the current issue of "Curve Magazine." It was commissioned to accompany an article on Nicole and her artwork.

Cole is an accomplished sculptor and painter. A graduate in fine arts from the University of Alaska - she now resides in Oakland, California.

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Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

What a cool setting for an artists portrait. She sure knows how to pose...

27 Aug 2008 7:03am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Very interesting composition, the light is sensational, congrats on the magazine commission Stephen!

27 Aug 2008 7:20am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Great portrait, very nice soft lights, was it early morning? The upside down label is way cool, adds a lot to an artist's portrait.

27 Aug 2008 7:55am

@yz: ...actually, this is sunset - just above the building where I keep my office. I'd been watching the light at this spot for several weeks and had taken some photographs here. When Cole called saying the magazine needed a lead image of her for the upcoming issue - I knew this is where I wanted to shoot her. The upside down label was muted in Photoshop. I liked it, too - but it was distracting. Thanks, YZ.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

good shot Stephen, i like were you have taken this, works really well

27 Aug 2008 9:56am

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Nice contrast between the beauty and the rubble and then the beautiful skyline. Great shot.

27 Aug 2008 12:11pm

Marcie from United States

Interesting choice of locations. The contrast between her softness and beauty and the harsh realities of the city beyond work - somehow - to compliment one another.

27 Aug 2008 12:34pm

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

nice portrait; i like the lighting, and the background is great...

27 Aug 2008 2:18pm

Anthony from Germany

Nice pose and a great background,the model and the city make a good contrast.

27 Aug 2008 3:06pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

As you already know Stephen, the soft natural light is wonderful. Congrats too !

27 Aug 2008 4:29pm

alex centrella from California, United States

you picked the perfect backdrop for this image, i love her expression also.

27 Aug 2008 4:34pm

m.monsef from TEHRAN, Iran

strange background!interesting portrait.i think shadow on hand isnt nice.success

27 Aug 2008 4:46pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

wow! a sleek, strong and beautiful urban portrait! much 'tougher' than the previous, quasi sensual / quasi alluring portraits of your other models! marvelous lighting and backdrop! excellent!!

27 Aug 2008 5:00pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Interesting shot. The soft light is simply what makes this photo special, highlighting the model's pose... being a sculptor (and a painter), this framing in a craftwork (I don't know if this is the correct word) scenario is just great. Fantastic work

27 Aug 2008 5:05pm

One from Açores, Portugal

Very good this picture, excellent composition, which magnificent portrait.

27 Aug 2008 6:11pm

Thomas Griffioen from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Yes indeed, wonderful soft light on Nicole, the contrast with the city background is fantastic.

27 Aug 2008 6:33pm

NiCole from United States

Thank you Stephen, for always, reminding me of who I am. Thank you to the photographers who appreciate and recognize the photographer and the model. - NiCole

27 Aug 2008 7:07pm

Arps from Hyderabad, India

Really nice shot.. love the lighting

27 Aug 2008 7:37pm

Jeffster from Long Island, United States

Nice portrait, very appropriate background for a sculptor.

28 Aug 2008 12:56am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

very interesting... love the background! the lighting is superb!

1 Sep 2008 7:08am