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  • Submitted: 3 years 9 months ago
  • Taken date: 2015-03-05 11:32:58
  • Original file: 1920 x 1207 px
  • File size: 6.6 MB
Description: “Achiropita”. Mirror translation is: “Not portrayed by hands”.This is not a common name(but seldom you could hear it in the south of Italy where influences of Greek history are deeper and closer) and even more it is not a common title…but I liked it. First time I heard about it was many years ago when an artist named her daughter so. This name comes from old Greek language. α means= privative Alpha of the Greek alphabet(it is a negative=no, not…). Chiro is the root of another Greek word meaning hands. Pita means: to paint, to draw, to portray, to depict. All above using words of that Artist..”Her daughter was so beautiful that she couldn’t be portrayed using hands only…only Mother Nature could be able in conceiving such a Beauty”. I took this picture in March 1995. This model was on the stage of a Photo Meeting well known at those times in Milano, Italy: SICOF (in other words like Photokina)…While taking this pic Achiropita came back to my mind….so in these years I have always used this title (in photo contests). After 20 years I hope this girl is still the same. She was very professional…a real top model.
Camera: my fav PENTAX LX. PENTAX Zoom 40-80 lens on 80mm. F 4. Shutter Speed: 1/125s. Kodak T-MAX 400 BW film processed in its own developer. Printed on ILFORD RC Multigrade deluxe paper. Scanner Epson Perfection 3200.
Honestly speaking I prefer title much more than photo. About compo: I do have another version. Only the face with no background. A square crop. I choosed (and I prefer)this version because model was playing/walking on the stage from left to right..and all the empty space on left well depicts that moment and memories I bear of it. All the empty space adds dynamism to the compo and pushes eyes to scan the whole frame, IMHO. Perhaps background is a little bit disturbing. It is rough cardboard often and commomly used on stages.


Submitted: 3 years 9 months ago

Date: Mar 5, 2015

File Size: 1.4 MB

Resolution: 1920x1207

Original Size: 6.6 MB


Date: 2015-03-05 11:32:58

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows


Comments: 17

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Comments: 17        Replies: 16

Mehmet Akin wrote in Mar 10, 2015, 5:47:59 AM

questo é un ritratto molto bello,in particolare trovo molto belli i noise...

José Flacho wrote in Mar 11, 2015, 9:29:50 AM

Excellent Portrait and description. Congrs

Helena Santos wrote in Apr 6, 2015, 1:57:07 PM

Belo e excelente retrato! Gosto muito... Abraço

Vasco Trancoso wrote in May 1, 2015, 9:14:03 PM

Beautiful portait Giulio! The grain from T-Max adds a special romantic mood! Great! Love it! Congrats.

Francisco Subtil wrote in May 7, 2015, 1:00:53 AM

O velho filme analógico com o seu grão tão natural, transmite uma aura romântica que aqui se torna bem patente. O retrato é perfeito, o olhar forte da modelo domina na imagem. Bravo

Giulio Cesare 57 replied:

Mucho Obrigado Francisco

Fernando Luz wrote in Dec 5, 2015, 9:05:38 PM

Beautiful portrait! Congratulations.

Ionut Stefanescu wrote in Feb 20, 2018, 10:37:51 AM

Beautiful! And the description is full of meaning!

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