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A couple of folks have asked if Nataliya is a silicone doll. It's a great question!  I discussed this a little in a reply to a comment on one of her shots, and thought I'd copypasta and do a longer "answer" here. There is, of course, an objective truth. But is that the whole truth?  So is she a human model made up to look like a doll, or a doll trying to look like a human? Is the image "as shot", or was it digitally manipulated? Is that a bruise on her leg we missed with the make-up, or is it just a dirt smudge? Am I trying to trick you in to thinking she's real, or trick you in to thinking she's a doll (or am I just a jerk - wait, don't answer that).   And once you decide (rightly or not!) it is one way or the other, how does that change your reaction to the picture, to Nataliya, or to me, and why? 

Not trying to be snarky or profound or anything (well, maybe trying for a bit of profundity :) (Smile) ), but this topic fascinates me. Photographers have always had the ability to manipulate images, and of course women have been using make up for at least 5000 years (in ancient Egypt, we know the Hittites used it, etc.), but between digital photo-manipulation and physical surgery society has taken this transformation of reality to a whole new level.  I'd guess virtually every depiction of a women in a static ad  (and, increasingly, even video ads) as well as most of the "photos" in articles have been manipulated in some significant way. At some point very soon purely digital renditions will be indistinguishable from reality.  What does that mean for society and how humans perceive reality?  Deep stuff - way to deep this early in the morning before I've had my coffee :P (Lick)
Askance1 by yeronda"I know I am but what are you?"

So what's the "answer"? I'd prefer to leave it as ambiguous.  But, I will say this: most of these are "as shot", just dumped from Leica DNG to jpeg and copyright tagged, although in a couple I cleaned up some sensor dust.  Oh, and Nataliya is more real than any of the Kardashians (now *that* was snarky and utterly uninformative!).

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Artist | Professional | Photography
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Scientist, photographer, formerly "on government service".
Should probably say "semi-professional", but have been paid slightly more than my equipment cost so I guess that counts . . .
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Mondoon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave Mister Y
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Felipe400 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Have a great birthday!
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yeronda Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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wayleri Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the faves again!!! Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] 
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yeronda Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks to everyone who has "llamaed" us!  Hope to get more posts (and more variety) the next few months; life gets in the way of art sometimes ...
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pin100 Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! Neko Emoji-17 (Happy) [V1] by JerikutoYour support means a lot to me and helps me to improve my skills :D
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wayleri Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for faving my new work! moomin-hug I really appreciate your support!
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yeronda Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2016  Professional Photographer
Of course - always a treat to see a new "wayleri" notification!
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wayleri Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Huggy heart) [V6] Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Huggy heart) [V6] 
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PaulWeber Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favorite.
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