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Classic Jesse

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 11 May 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

One more 'Jesse' archival image...

This from a shoot we did in 2005 - for The 2006 Catalog of CaraUcci Designs and Jewelery in San Francisco. The brocade jacket as well as the necklace are both from the designer's line. Two of our images made their cover page - including this one!

This marks the 365th post for 'fogguy' on A Minus 3. And as Jesse was the subject of my first post here: only seems appropriate that her visage conclude the year - bringing the effort full circle.

Most of all - I want to express what a pleasure and privilege it has been to be part of this community. I value the friendship of so many of you. AM3 has become an important part of my day. And daily - I'm inspired - not just by the frequently excellent images - but as much by the citizenship and decency one finds here. The thread of humanity here is palpable. It gives one hope for peace. For a better world.

Like music - photography allows us to share a common language. I so value all of the great work at A Minus 3.

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yz from Budapest, Hungary

classic really
congrats for the 365

11 May 2009 6:13am

@yz: Thanks yz - you were the first on the scene to my anniversary image and I always look forward to your posts.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wow, Stephen! Your words are as much beautiful as this portrait of Jesse.
I have to say that I have the same feeling for this community and that this is a good ocassion of celebrating this first year with the presence here of your beautiful friend in this warm portrait.

11 May 2009 7:42am

@Paco Díaz: Francisco! - my Mallorca compadre. Thank you for all of the sharing this year. And hopefully on to many more adventures for us both!

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

One year with us, congratulations Stephen !! And i agree with you, the virtual but powerful link that we weave all around the world through this community is very precious. Hope to see you all along this next year.. :-)
Beautiful warm colors for this portrait. Cloth is splendid.

11 May 2009 10:07am

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you Evelyn. I hope I've expressed clearly how much I admire your work. You always manage to touch my heart with your vision.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh she's a beauty, and you know how to enhance it with warmth :) lol good one Stephen :) And great text: Yes I love this community!

11 May 2009 10:19am

@Lorraine: Actually - this room in my studio has two windows across from one another and I used light screens and black drops to manage the late afternoon light on the model.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Congratulations on #365, and how great for Jesse to be at the point of full circle. I think we all share in our appreciation of your photography, your presence here, and in the case of today's Jesse post (and other posts of her) our enjoyment of her modeling presence and great beauty.

11 May 2009 11:24am

@Viewfinder: Thanks so much. As Jesse is around to share in this anniversary - I know she'll appreciate your kind words.

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Just love the warm tones in this - and she is just such a natural model!

11 May 2009 12:09pm

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

beautiful portrait; love the lighting...

11 May 2009 12:12pm

Veerendra from Pune, India

great portrait..

11 May 2009 1:10pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Another beautifully composed portrait of this perfect subject. You mention her jacket, it appears the quilt she's on is the same pattern? Congrats on having this shot published, and an even bigger Congrats for your first birthday here on am3!!! That's quite a commitment, something I aspire to!!!!

11 May 2009 2:32pm

@Susan: Dear Susan - my Florida friend. You are right about the fabric - but what is actually happening is that this is a full length coat that Jesse tossed up behind her - while lying down. It was completely her idea. Another example of why she is great to work with!

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

holy wow!! so subtle, so amazing -- this is a spectacular shot Stephen -- so alive with the powers of the mystic!! emotionally portent, w/ stunning rich metallic hues -- top notch work -- 5 stars!!! and bravo on making 365!!! :D

11 May 2009 2:35pm

@dj.tigersprout: Hey Jaycee! Glad you are thriving in The Enormous Apple and I just grabbed a glance of your post today - wow. It is good to maintain our contact here. When are you due for a visit back 'home' ?

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice composition

11 May 2009 3:47pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Stephen, congratulations and I have enjoyed viewing your beautiful photographs! This one has wonderful tones and composition! Perfect! Keep up the great work!

11 May 2009 5:39pm

@Scott Schilling: Hi there, Scott - and back at you. Your work is a continuing inspiration. Looking forward to another year of wonders!

Chris from South Jersey, United States

congrats on 365 posts (good thing it wasn't a leap year!!). You have a wonderful collection of awesome work, and I know I enjoy your images consistently. This is a wonderful portrait, and appropriate to bring your 1st year of Am3 to a close....I am sure you will have many wonderful images moving forward....

11 May 2009 6:29pm

@Chris: Thanks so much, Chris. I deeply appreciate all of the care and effort you place into your inspirational posts here. And looking forward to many more...

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Aaaa-HAAAA...that explains the "comforter" I thought was in the same fabric....she did a nice job of arranging that coat.....and again congrats on your first birthday!!

11 May 2009 6:43pm

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

congrats on your 365th image, well done, wonderful image

11 May 2009 8:00pm

@chrissy: Thank you, Chrissy - it is nice to have gotten to know you here and I'm looking forward to wherever your images take us next.

peter from new york, United States

she's very beautiful and this is such a warm and lovely portrait!

11 May 2009 8:16pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très belles couleurs !

11 May 2009 9:09pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Congratulations on #365! This is a STUNNING portrait !

12 May 2009 1:33am

@Mariana: Thank you, Mariana.

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

oh, I just commented on this fantastic portrait and after getting your comment on my selfportrait I need to thank you again and tell how honored I am to get a great compliment from you :))

12 May 2009 1:57am

grant from kansas city, United States

stunning! and congrats on 365!

12 May 2009 2:48am

@grant: Thanks Grant.

Rags from Plano, United States

Congratz! I am following you in twitter!

12 May 2009 4:28am

@Rags: Hey Rags - I just got back into town - thanks - looking forward to our tweets..

Liang from San Francisco, United States

a very awesome composed photo. great use of one color tone.

12 May 2009 5:01am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

I absolutely love the golden tones! Her expression is fabulous

12 May 2009 7:30am

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

congratulations on year 1 (and a great portrait and a great sentiment for all)!

12 May 2009 9:21am

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

Happy anniversary. Delicious shot!

12 May 2009 2:16pm

Ajay from Pune, India

WOW!!! This is killer shot.

12 May 2009 3:15pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

This is by far my favorite of all of your great Jesse portraits. Being partial to redheads and all things orange I can't help but fall in love with this image. Congrats on your year on AM3. It's been an amazing one, hasn't it?!

12 May 2009 6:44pm

@willow: Thank you so very much, willow - I'll make sure that Jesse sees this.

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

I'm speechless! Gorgeous portrait! Love the tones!

12 May 2009 6:59pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Absolutely gorgeous photo (and model)! Congrats on the one-year anniversary!!

13 May 2009 2:02am

@Lesley: Hey there, Lesley - thanks!

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

The warm and cozy colors in this one gives it a really nice expression!

13 May 2009 9:18am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

So beautiful portrait with warm colors and tones! Congrats for the one year posting!

13 May 2009 10:05am

@dkc: Thank you very much.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight!!! Fantastic shot!

14 May 2009 6:42am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Wonderful portrait with such warm orange tones and love the dedication you wrote... congrats on your spotlight!

14 May 2009 9:11am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

congrats on your spotlight Stephen, very well deserved

14 May 2009 9:16am

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight selection and for your first year here at Aminus3, Stephen!

I love the warm tones and the classic pose you have captured this beauty in.

14 May 2009 11:12am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

CONGRATS Stephen!!! this is truly a magnificent shot and very well deserved!!! BRAVO!!! :)

14 May 2009 9:02pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

Stephen - congrats on your first year with us!
Your kind and insightful words encapsulate the spirit of Aminus3 beautifully

and a great portrait of Jesse - fitting to circle back where you began and start a new cycle

15 May 2009 8:14am

azarakhsh from Iran

well done i love the color tone

19 Jun 2009 9:09am