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Cliff Hanger

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 17 April 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Jesse at Laguna Creek Beach - Study (2006) - Northern Santa Cruz County - California

simply one of my favorite images.

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Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful image, perfect title.

17 Apr 2009 5:02am

Johannes from Feldkirch, Austria

Very cool idea. But I miss a little tension in the composition - how about moving the modle out of the middle of the picture frame? Or maybe cropping a little more so that she fills the frame?

17 Apr 2009 5:10am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

That's an awesome photograph Stephen - I think the tension for me in this - at least what interests me is some deep fear that she is going to let go and fall against the rocks. The colors on these rocks are incredible and the red tones tie in with the tones in the hair also! Great shot!

17 Apr 2009 5:17am

Mirko Herzner from Germany

An awesome shot, Stephen. I like the pose and simple composition.

17 Apr 2009 5:35am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic!!! Love the texture and colours! The pose is stunning! Bravo!!!

17 Apr 2009 5:40am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, what a great shape, she's great against the texture of the rock, nice one

17 Apr 2009 5:40am

Bill from Los Altos, United States

Fog Guy, be careful with this beautiful model - they only made one. Her pose, and your capture shows the great curves in the foreground against the harse lines of rock behind. A stunning photo.

17 Apr 2009 6:32am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

what an amazing shot and idea! she must have worked really hard for it, congrats to her as well

17 Apr 2009 6:43am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A stunning juxtaposition of the soft and sensual with the rugged and harsh! Wonderful light, angle and composition too Stephen! Well done!

17 Apr 2009 6:46am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

brilliant pose and very apt title

17 Apr 2009 7:09am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

simply a work of art here. i like how the rib tones show up on her body. a magnificent display!

17 Apr 2009 7:16am

Rags from Plano, United States

Very well done.

17 Apr 2009 8:11am

MMC Photos from THE COLONY, United States

This is the only photo of yours I like, very brave model, excellent

17 Apr 2009 9:45am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Tough pose! Very beautiful image. Nice work.

17 Apr 2009 11:15am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is a gorgeous woman; she seems to be hanging on for dear life. The soft body contours and the harsh rocky lines are contrasting. This photo sort of speaks of our fleeting mortality, while at the same time celebrates our willingness to live into life's rocky places with complete abandon.

17 Apr 2009 11:47am

@Viewfinder: Thanks for the observations. The opportunity to work with the likes of Jesse has me facing my mortality with a smile.

peter from new york, United States

WOW. what a creative shot! bravo stephen this is awesome!

17 Apr 2009 2:31pm

Marcie from United States

Looks like it must have hurt for her to hold and keep this position. Wonderfully creative. Love the juxtaposition of soft human form against the hard rock.

17 Apr 2009 4:18pm

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Yep - this was worth waiting for! And I really did enjoy the "After the shoot" image from your link yesterday - but probably not as much as the model enjoyed the drink!

17 Apr 2009 4:43pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

I'm of an age where I can appreciate the picture without lusting after the model,well composed and taken Stephen.."Reminds me of the Isle of Man logo".

17 Apr 2009 5:54pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wow, very good composition of members and stones, a great body to admire and a wonderful red hair.
I wish I have a model like Jesse. Congratulations.

17 Apr 2009 7:19pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Definitely a work of art, simple, yet so question is how you talked her into doing this???? and again, spencer tunick comes to're in great company!!!

17 Apr 2009 10:18pm

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

This image has a very primal quality to it. I am a big fan. The image grabs me and pulls me in. As a rock climber, I can also appreciate that this was probably not the most comfortable of poses for your model!

17 Apr 2009 11:09pm

Shrig from Washington, D.C., United States

I do like this very much. A soft human body with rocky mountains. Brave girl. Beautiful shot!

18 Apr 2009 4:19pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A free climbing nude,you don´t see that everyday !!
I like the harsh lines of the rock in contrast to the soft curves of the model !!

18 Apr 2009 4:23pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

I love this photo. Fantastic . Beautiful body on these rocks ... what a gorgeous idea .

19 Apr 2009 3:37am

sorter from tehran, Iran

hell yeaaaaaaaaaaaah

19 Apr 2009 10:35am

grant from kansas city, United States

excellent. the rocks seem to radiate from her.

20 Apr 2009 2:25am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

wow!!! intense, emotive, graphic -- superb!! bravo!!!

21 Apr 2009 10:07pm

STEED from France

Good référence.........................and Good Shot ...

24 Aug 2009 8:56am

philippe from dijon, France

Paysage grandiose et superbe image, bravo, Philippe.

19 Sep 2009 8:06pm

Joan from Jakarta, Indonesia


20 Sep 2009 11:27am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Very nice image, touch of art deco with the hair, and the rock behind her really make this image wonderful.

25 May 2010 7:41pm