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Queen Ida by GerryPelser
Queen Ida
the past weekend we had here in my little home town of Johannesburg the annual "photo and film expo".  I had a my own little studio-stand where I did lighting demos and workshops.  On the first day of this four day expo, I've met this model.  We instantly clicked.  Come sunday afternoon, we were a bit tired of doing all the same things over and over again, and we wanted to do something different.  This was the end result.  I think she rocked it.  
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Jayd by GerryPelser
Jayd
This is Jayd.  "With a y".

I have no idea why she's in a wheelchair, that triviality never came up during our discussions.  All I know is she is one of the most inspirational people i've ever met, and it felt like "cheating" not shooting her in the chair.  As a model, many people shot her out of the chair, but I felt that robbed her of the importance of what she has undergone.  To shoot her in the chair, is authentic, and I love this image, and the power she has.  
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Light her up
A BTS shot of a model during a lighting workshop I facilitated.  This was never intended to be a final shot, but I think i caught eh right moment.  I had a lot of fun with the editing too, but i think I could have handled the post-processing better, actually.  Nevertheless, this was great fun.  
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Katya by GerryPelser
Katya
Two people inspired me on this.  Annie Leibovitz's deceptively simple portrait lighting setups, and Robert Mapplethorpe's ability to make things look majestic, and three-dimensional.  My mission here was to create a "big" black and white image that will try and get the "dimension" of Mapplethorpe along with the dramatic portrait lighting of Leibovitz - although my lighting is a lot more contrasty than Annie's.  
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Fire woman by GerryPelser
Fire woman
"there is a fine line between photography and print design - do not cross it." - me, circa 2015.  

It's an action, but I like it.  I like the video-game  / superhero feel of it
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GerryPelser
Gerry
Artist | Professional | Photography
South Africa
Thanks for all the comments recently - I got over 600 adds, faves and watches in one week - I cannot thank everyone personally - so here it is - thanks to all!

I’m a male approaching 30 from the wrong side, resident in Johannesburg, South Africa.

I always considered myself an artist, but lately I’m more a photographer than anything else. I have a fetish for elegance, a liking for all things edgy and politically incorrect, and enjoy a bit of kinkiness in my life – as is evident by my photos.

Apart from what I have here, I’m also available for commercial photography projects and commissions.

Current Residence: South Africa
Favourite genre of music: Call it "Classic Rock"
Favourite photographer: Helmut Newton
Favourite style of art: "Edgy"
Operating System: Anyone that works - IE none.
MP3 player of choice: My orange iPod Nano
Shell of choice: Sea?
Wallpaper of choice: Ones I make myself.
Skin of choice: The one on my butt.
Favourite cartoon character: Edd from Ed Edd & Eddy
Personal Quote: Don't get even, get odd.
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Toshi81 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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GerryPelser Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Professional Photographer
thank you
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pegasuswarrior Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
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GerryPelser Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Professional Photographer
thank you
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pegasuswarrior Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome I hope you had a great day
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lexxii Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Gerry :)

Invite to join :iconcutieshots: Please join soon :) xoLexxiiCutieShots
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Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014   General Artist
Happy Birthday, Sir and congratulations on your success. May you be there to put beauty in our lives for many more years to come and may every year from now on be the most wonderful in your life to date!

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GerryPelser Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014   General Artist
My pleasure, Sir!
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Beating Heart - Black Hello GerryI want to personally thank you for accepting my invitation to my group I am happy to have you as a member and hope that you will enjoy being a part of this group welcome

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