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Alice Kiss - Crux Legend

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madiosi

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'Making Movies in the Crux Forest - Shackled'


I was not entirely satisfied with my first colour manipulation of Makar's black and white picture, 'Making Movies - 2' (#1.)
And so I developed a further 'shackled' version of my recreation, which reflects Alice's awkward perambulation more accurately (#3, #4.)

This time, it is all genuinely Alice, both lower legs being sourced from her outdoor modelling shoots for Femjoy (her left leg) and Amour Angels (her right leg.)

In the interests of further authenticity, the shackles and chain have now been added to her ankles.
These have been adapted from a Makar photograph from the Crux Forest session, and they are the ones she actually wore in this scene.

Various subtle refinements and colour adjustments have also been included, and I like to think the overall effect is now more convincing.
A comparison with my previous version (#2) reveals the modifications to the picture. :)

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Sorcerer!
 

Jollyrei

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This time, it is all genuinely Alice, both lower legs being sourced from her outdoor modelling shoots for Femjoy (her left leg) and Amour Angels (her right leg.)

In the interests of further authenticity, the shackles and chain have now been added to her ankles.
These have been adapted from a Makar photograph from the Crux Forest session, and they are the ones she actually wore in this scene.
Our Bob shows himself to be a bit of a purist in sourcing his artistic components. ;) We end up with a manip that has a solid proveniance, secondary only to the beauty of the finished work. Nice work, Bob. :)
 
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I must be getting my eye in, Bob, because I can actually see what you mean.

Mind you, other than the shackles, I might have struggled six months ago!
Our Bob shows himself to be a bit of a purist in sourcing his artistic components. ;) We end up with a manip that has a solid proveniance, secondary only to the beauty of the finished work. Nice work, Bob. :)
Many thanks to my fellow Alice manipulators, and all of the viewers, for appreciating the quest for perfection! :)

The source images for the lower legs are Amour Angels' 'Adorable' (on the left side, providing Alice's right leg) and Femjoy's 'Survivor' (on the right side, providing Alice's left leg.) -

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thehangingtree

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Many thanks to my fellow Alice manipulators, and all of the viewers, for appreciating the quest for perfection! :)

The source images for the lower legs are Amour Angels' 'Adorable' (on the left side, providing Alice's right leg) and Femjoy's 'Survivor' (on the right side, providing Alice's left leg.) -

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I'll just stay with the center frame...
 
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Many thanks to my fellow Alice manipulators, and all of the viewers, for appreciating the quest for perfection! :)

The source images for the lower legs are Amour Angels' 'Adorable' (on the left side, providing Alice's right leg) and Femjoy's 'Survivor' (on the right side, providing Alice's left leg.) -

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You really did a great job Bob :)
 
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You certainly can't see the joins, and there are no convenient breaks to hide behind!
First match the scale of new components to the original image by trial and error.
Then match the colour balance and contrast.
Use a soft (15 pixel) feather blend for the join, followed by cunning applications of dodge and burn.
Sometimes you get lucky! :D
 

Wragg

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First match the scale of new components to the original image by trial and error.
Then match the colour balance and contrast.
Use a soft (15 pixel) feather blend for the join, followed by cunning applications of dodge and burn.
Sometimes you get lucky! :D
Oh, right. Lucky. I see.

I think there might have been just a tiddly bit of skill involved, Bob! ;)
 

Jollyrei

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First match the scale of new components to the original image by trial and error.
Then match the colour balance and contrast.
Use a soft (15 pixel) feather blend for the join, followed by cunning applications of dodge and burn.
Sometimes you get lucky! :D
Oh, right. Lucky. I see.

I think there might have been just a tiddly bit of skill involved, Bob! ;)
I tend to insert new backgrounds and hide breaks behind, crosses, Romans, or anything else I can layer over it. I think I used a Moose once. That may not have been a crux manip. ;) :D
 

Helios

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When I saw this image on Tumblr I thought she looked like Alice. But it IS Alice, heavily photoshopped of course. It seems there is someone out there who dislikes it that Alice has never done a BDSM scene. I think that is a pity too, but I did not do the photo manupilation. Actualy I like the original image better. I could not find more. Maybe the sign in the upperleft corner gives someone a clue?
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When I saw this image on Tumblr I thought she looked like Alice. But it IS Alice, heavily photoshopped of course. It seems there is someone out there who dislikes it that Alice has never done a BDSM scene. I think that is a pity too, but I did not do the photo manupilation. Actualy I like the original image better. I could not find more. Maybe the sign in the upperleft corner gives someone a clue?
A remarkable find, Heliogabalus - well done!

This is a manipulation I have not seen before.
The collar is similar to the one worn by Alice in the 'Crux Forest' session.

Interestingly, the same Rylsky source image, from 'Domain' was used by Arkady Sviatchennik (kamerijk on DeviantArt) for the face in his slave manipulation, entitled 'Punishment' - https://www.deviantart.com/kamerijk/art/Punishment-2-716352278

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Arkady specialises in slave girl images, and he usually places his figures in historical-oriental settings.
So, I do not believe the piercings manip (with its original background) is his work, although I do not recognise the manipulator's emblem.

Alice's indoor modelling has attracted less attention from manipulators than her outdoor sessions, so it is unusual to find a single studio image which has yielded manips by two different artists.

Thanks for presenting your new find here. :)
 
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Amber, Honey, Yellow and Brown - A Rigin Studio Session

The studio series 'Amber' was originally released by Met Models on 18 November 2007. For this session, Alice was photographed against a cloth background in the amber shades for which the series is named. She wears only a necklace of wooden beads, the colours of which reflect the yellows and browns of the background and the rug on which she poses.

This is the only photo set in which Alice is presented in the name, 'Marina', and the photographer was Vadim Rigin. The other names used by Met Models are 'Alice Kiss' (for series by Rylsky) and 'Olga' (for series by Rigin.)

Rigin's first Alice series for Met Models, 'Wonderer', had been released three months previously on 6 August 2007, and as usual for Rigin, the model was presented as 'Olga'. This was a mere three days after the publication of her initial Met Models series, 'Sway' by Rylsky, in which she appears as 'Alice Kiss' (photo series by Rylsky always use this name, regardless of the different publishers.)

So, it is curious that Met Models should have changed her name to 'Marina' for the publication of a single series, especially considering the release of Rylsky's 'Phantom' by Met Models the very next day (19 November 2007) in which her name reverts to 'Alice Kiss'. I can only speculate that the publication of Alice's debut for Amour Angels ('Wild Coast') on 24 August 2007, in which she appears as 'Olga', influenced Met Models in the choice of a different name for their own series. Ultimately all subsequent releases by Met Models were of 'Alice Kiss' by Rylsky.

The situation with 'Amber' is complicated by the fact that the entire series of 105 pictures was re-released four years later by Rigin Studio, with a different title and a different model name. Having acquired the publication rights to his own work, Vadim Rigin released the series with the somewhat less inspiring title of, 'Yellow and Brown', on 22 November 2011. This time, in accordance with the usual Rigin Studio practice, the model was presented as 'Olga'.

Pictures from the series can currently be found with copyrights by Met Models, Rigin Studio and Erotic Beauty. Since Erotic Beauty always presented the model as 'Alice Kiss', this particular photo series appears to have been made available by three publishers, using three different model names!

The same yellow and brown back cloth also features in a further Rigin series, entitled 'Honey', which appears to have been photographed as part of the same session as 'Amber'. Vadim Rigin published 'Honey' under his own Rigin Studio label on 20 December 2007, one month after the release of 'Amber' by Met Models. As this further series of 108 pictures is an independent Rigin Studio publication, the model name reverts to 'Olga'.

Ironically, in 'Honey', Alice (Olga) is wearing a necklace of amber-coloured beads, which would have made the 'Amber' title more appropriate for this series. Perhaps that was the original intention?

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Amber

Apart from the necklace of wooden beads, Alice wears a ring on her left middle finger. Her makeup is subtly restrained, she is not wearing her navel jewel, and both of her tattoos have been Photoshopped out of the pictures. Her dark hair has golden highlights applied. The lighting direction provides a distinctive chiaroscuro for this series, the deep shadows contrasting with strong highlights.

Alice spent a considerable part of the session either lying down or sitting on the rug on the floor. Consequently many of the pictures are overhead views. In the upright poses, we can see how the large, yellow and brown back cloth is suspended beneath the studio ceiling, covering the wall before spreading across the floor.

Such a minimal reliance on props ensures that the viewer's attention is focused on the model, at the risk of some repetition. Some of the pictures and poses are very similar, although, needless to say, they are consistently appealing.

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Honey

The 'Honey' title evokes the subdued golden tones of Alice's surroundings, although the studio props are more plentiful in this series. The same floor rug from 'Amber' is now draped over an armchair and Alice is sometimes partially clothed, wearing golden shoes and a short, beige, fur-trimmed gown. The navel jewel appears in some views, as well as the ring on her finger, although the tattoos have been deleted again.

Some pictures include a large clock, standing on a wooden box, and the neck of a stringed musical instrument leaning against the chair. The visual effect is accordingly more furnished than in 'Amber' and the pictures exude a charming atmosphere of vintage, soft pornography.

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