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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D50
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1/40 second
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Oct 11, 2005, 3:41:53 AM
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sweet child o mine by SigitPutraSolo sweet child o mine by SigitPutraSolo
Model By Clara
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-11-12
The suggester says, "I actually have no words to describe the photo, I just find it stunning in every way."

sweet child o mine by ~SigitPutraSolo ( Suggested by AniqeAnuk and Featured by 3wyl )
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cranberrycorners Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Sweet and beautiful , both the picture and the little model!
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Iverus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Photographer
beautiful
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rosepetal179 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
aww...I love how sweet and innocent the child is!
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JellyBN Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is amazing!
It's so breathtaking... the colours add a little bit of a dark atmosphere.
And her make up makes her seem to be older and stronger than the child that she is supposed to be.
It is lovely!!!

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offermoord Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Beautiful kitschy portrait! Just can't believe some of the comments I'm reading....
She's wearing make up, so what? This photographer is obvious a professional in portraits, 
who uses what he think is necessary to get the right mood and atmosphere he wants to display.
Some people are pretty quick to judge, without any knowledge of the motives of this artist,
throwing assumptions like child sexualization and promoting pedophilia on this artists page 
are just plain rude. A typical case of 'Cry wolf' I'd say...
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JellyBN Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you without even reading your comment or any of the other comments first XD
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
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Aeollon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   General Artist
A child wearing make up...a beautiful photograph.  You sir are indeed a "deviant" artist.  I approve.
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BonedBeauty Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I find absolutely nothing wrong with the makeup.  It's just fake eyelashes.  It's an absolutely stunning photo.  Honestly, this is not sexualizing a child in any way.  Your sexual thoughts are what's sexualizing her.  I seriously doubt that she wears that makeup on a day to day basis.  It's adding more affect to the photo.  And there's a lot worse out there, like the child beauty pageants.  I'm a dancer and I act on occasion, and honestly, some little actors and dancers have to wear a little bit more makeup than that so that their eyes can be seen on stage.  I see absolutely nothing wrong with that.  What I do find wrong is shaming someone for their artwork and beautiful talent in photography.  This is a gorgeous photo.  I personally don't like fake eyelashes, but they seriously add drama to the photo.  I don't care how young she is.  The eyelashes are well-used in this photo.

This is a wonderful, wonderful piece of art and an absolutely beautiful little girl.
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BonedBeauty Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
effect*
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colon-empire Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The makeup gives a doll-like appearance and is in no way sexualizing the child. Beautiful piece :)
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RandomRails Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Filmographer
She is downright adorable.
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ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Model? How old is she?? That's too much makeup for a young girl and that's sexualizing her… SHAME
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Jessy-Scarlet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
its not sexualizing at all.. and i think by model its not like 'model' model if u get what i'm mean. you could call her a subject if you want. and who cares if she wore makeup.. it could've been at an event or for a performance. YOU should be ashamed for thinking that its sexual.
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ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
It's the whole reason why toddler pageants are controversial. I think you have no clue. 
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Jessy-Scarlet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
oh, i know what i'm talking about.. i don't support toddler pageants either. the child could've been in a cultural performance. at least she's not parading around in skimpy swimsuit or tight clothes and wiggling her ass at the juries.. 
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ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Yes, good point
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colon-empire Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How is this sexualizing? I don't see anything exposed but her face..
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NikkiSkye8 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Very beautiful photo!  I love the way the colors interact and how the girl's image is echoed to either side of her.  Between the flowers and heavy makeup, your work seems to be a commentary on how we perceive beauty nowadays.  Well done on the capture of an adorable portrait with depth of meaning, and congratulations of the DD!
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Luted Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very mesmerizing and sweet. Stunning and lovely. Although like what others have said about the fake lashes being unnecessary, I agree but that isn't a crime and it's still a very well done photo.
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0-CaPsLoCk-0 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks a little creepy with all the make-up on. Where's the color in her eyes?
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LAPoetry-n-Photo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
a lot of asian people have black eyes...
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0-CaPsLoCk-0 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just stating my opinion. But thank you for your information. 
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DaveMcEwanArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome!
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SingingMerrily Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey guys, this is a photo. Do you know the chances that this darling little lady probably wears makeup every single day like this? Their very slim.

I used to love having makeup applied to me when i was a kid, and notice how she's not wearing eyeliner (pretty much the only piece of makeup that actually might hurt being applied), just fake eyelashes. 

I don't think this is a total crime, but that's just me I guess.

I love this shot, it's beautiful! Congratulations to the photographer and the lovely little lady on the DD!
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rodinimaximum Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful image!! Nice!!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She is so cute! Great job on the photo! Congrats on receiving a Daily Deviation! :aww: 
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Felipe400 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful!
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derelictSnowWhite Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She would be twice as beautiful without the make up. This should not be promoted by DA.
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MlleOhLaLa Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I don't like the makeup, especially the fake lashes - crazy (in the totally negative way)
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Joel-Wade Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   General Artist
Stunning photography
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random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is she wearing so much makeup?
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
What a pretty picture ^^
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
it IS a very well done composition and a bautiful pic - naturally, the even face of a child, undamaged and unchanged by life, soft and innocent contains a lot of beauty.

however the fact that this child is probably not even 9 (judging from the head-shoulder ratio, even taking into consideration that she could be extra fragile) and is wearing more makeup than some profesional models (what many people have not mentioned is her eyebrows) does bring up a lot of negative connotations such as:

Pedophily
Child porn
and the general oversexualisation of children which are yet far from the age of sexual maturity


yesyes, i know tons of people will come kicking and screaming now, because im only jealous and whatnot.
sorry, thats not the point im trying to make.

this is of course harsh criticism and i dare say, it will not be welcome with many.
please try to view this artwork differnciatedly, come away from art for arts sake, brainlessly loving aesthetical things that contain ambiguousity deep down. ...or not so deep.
i am not implying that you, dear artist, who created a nice composition, are any of those things i mentioned above. what i do believe, is that art comes with some degree of responsibility and that it is impossible to be viewed apart from topics that are contemporaryly going round the world.

i dare also say that since this has been published without any statement (except for the implied love song, even more ambiguous?), im well within my rights to post these critical thoughts, so thanks in advance for not jumping down my throat.
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asilverdesign Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Yes! 

It's beautiful, and while it may be good to admire and enjoy beauty - is it good to do so without any critical thinking? Do we have a responsibility to the defenseless when we declare certain things good and beautiful?

I'm not saying that this child has been harmed in any way, but when we sexualize children (by dressing or portraying them in certain ways) and call it good, beautiful, normal - what else are we normalizing and promoting?
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student General Artist
thoughts worth thinking!
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EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe that's the point the photographer he was trying to portray. I never thought about it till I read your criticism.

I just thought, at first glance, it was to portray a child entering a beauty pageant Th Ceb85dec
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hallosse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Excellent ideas here. Thanks for taking the time to write them up.
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lukeaveryfinnegan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! A well deserved DD!! :)
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lomatic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful.
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MwLucYo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great shot
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princeemir Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice !
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautifully captured!
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DuhQueenMoki Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Writer
This is a gorgeous picture but like previous comments have mentioned, the fake eyelashes are unnecessary. In my opinion they take away from the child's natural beauty. No those are not "natural long eyelashes" they are fake. I would find the picture much more raw, more beautiful, more... how would I say it, sincere? I would like to see another photo without makeup or the eyelashes, it would be amazing.

I think the reason it bugs people so much is that makeup is usually reserved for adult models, so seeing it on a child is just unconventional. Many of us aren't used to it (including children models). However, it is the artist's choice. Don't get me wrong, this girl is gorgeous! Personally I just find it totally unnecessary. If you look at the clothing, I get a very rural vibe from the atmosphere. The child seems like she may by a victim of poverty and the only beautiful thing in her world is the rose. But the makeup directly contradicts this tone. With makeup she now appears wealthy, perhaps of royalty. So I'm just not quite sure what the intended tone is of this work. 

Absolutely amazing photography.
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HeadofRed Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i agree. Shes a real cute and adorable girl, but the fake lashes are too much. They don't even look like natural fake lashes, which bugged me.  If it looked more natural it would've been better, and there was too much make up.

Photography is really nice here but just the unncessary things added like many others feel as well is what was off.
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Susan-at-Deviantart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
absolutely gorgeous!
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Collidoscope Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful photo.
"She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky

Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I stare too long, I'd probably break down and cry

Whoa, oh, oh, sweet child o' mine..."
I also like that song :)

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AC-M Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful shot
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annamae411 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm willing to bet she's a preteen... she kinds looks (body-type) that age... All the comments about the makeup are irritating me, I remember when I was like 5 getting those kiddie makeup kits and strutting my stuff, and when kids do that no one cares, but when the makeup is done correctly, people make a fuss... I feel like I'm surrounded by hypocrites. My point is, she looks like she's about 10, 11, or 12, she's not that little.
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