Name: Gentle Strength
Author: Liudmila Maksimovskaya NIKOXXII, DOB 1978
Made in (country/ city): United States, Rockford, IL
Date (when it was made): 12/18/2009
Medium: photo, digital manipulation in Photoshop
Dimensions (size): 2405 x 2304 pixels, 33.403 x 32 inches, resolution 72 pixel/inch
Copyright © : Liudmila Maksimovskaya NIKOXXII
Description: This image was an attempt to experiment with digital manipulation. I planned to create a series of photo-manipulation portraits. After a few tries, I gave up the idea for a while. I may still come back to it. At this point (11/06/2018), I’ve got four self-portraits, two portraits of strangers and one of a friend. I based the composition and the subject on the impression the model gave me. This girl seemed tough yet feminine. I guess it was the reason why I called it “Gentle Strength.” In a way, this artwork is a symbol of a modern woman.