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Wearing His Dog Tags by JamesBrey Wearing His Dog Tags by JamesBrey
Model; Breeanna

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:iconmattymanx:
mattymanx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is a very beautiful young woman!!!
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karmacursed Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like I said this is a great photo.
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veg25 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Superb!
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smilekiller82 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
really nice
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:iconjamesbrey:
JamesBrey Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks, this is a really meaningful image; a very personal expression of Breeanna's loneliness and worry while her soldier was away at war.
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JohnQ1217 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
i've spent the past half hour looking through your work, this one is one of my favorates, you have a real talent and your models are all talented as well. kkeep it up :D
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! This is one of my favs too. It has Breanna's powerful signature beauty but it also has such a story to tell. In her eye you can see her pain, longing, worry, love, and the amazing strength with which she carries all of that emotion. I have so much respect for this woman. I know what she went through when her soldier was at war. So glad her husband is home safely with her now.
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sciomentia Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
She has a beautiful back (I know, odd thing to say!) that really makes those dog tags stand out. And the soft, sad look on her face is very poignant.
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
I think your interpretation is quite accurate! It is a sad and poignant image, but also very beautiful IMHO.
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OkamiTala Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
I like this one very much.
She has a very athletic body and it fits perfectly with the theme
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
I agree, she looks like she's in the military herself, based on her unbelievable super-fitness-model physique. But she tells me she doesn't have to do a thing to maintain her shape.
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:iconokamitala:
OkamiTala Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Yes true.. well some people are gifted.
Anyway, it looks good.. I am very inspired by that picture
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:iconjamesbrey:
JamesBrey Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'm glad we could inspire. This was a very special shot for Breeanna. It was sharing something very personal and close to her heart.
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:iconokamitala:
OkamiTala Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
I like this one very much...
She has a very athletic body and it fits perfectly with the theme!

:)
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Avogel57 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful. I love the attitude and sentiment...my tags went to a girl like that once upon a time =)
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:iconjamesbrey:
JamesBrey Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'm glad to here that, then you are a very lucky fellow! This lovely woman is as in love with her soldier as she is beautiful.
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Chipman1911 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what to love most about this shot... Breeanna, you're beautiful as always, as James captures so well. And on top of it all, a wonderful statement.

A side note: Not to get windy here, but my girlfriend/friends/family would tell you I have a soft spot for soldiers and their loved ones... Breeanna might usually be saved in my Artistic nude or Pin-up collections, but with this shot it didn't seam appropriate to add anywhere but straight up favorites, respectfully... Beautiful photo, both of you.
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you, yes this shot is really special. It is very personal, Breeanna sharing everything about herself. It's a portrait of her courage, strength, love, conviction, fears, hopes, loneliness; and lastly... her unequaled beauty.
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Chipman1911 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's one of the things that make her a remarkable model... besides being exceptionaly beautiful, she shows so much honesty in every frame. It's always so much more than just sexy. It goes to show the art involved on both sides of the camera... even as a sketch artist I find I learn more with photography. I hope you'll pass the message to her. Thanks for sharing your work.
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
She will eventually see your message and may comment herself. she is very good about checking in to see what her fans say about our images.
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WillingAccomplice Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Love the picture - hate the dA watermark.

There IS a better way to protect your work other than obscuring it behind an obscene blob of discoloration. You already know how to use a watermark - just put it where it makes sense.
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:iconjamesbrey:
JamesBrey Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'll consider myself spanked for over-use of the watermark. But if you had any idea how many of my images are getting ripped-off here on DA and posted everywhere, you might not be so harsh.
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WillingAccomplice Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Didn't mean to be harsh. You're work is so beautiful it actually hurts to see it defaced by that big old dA watermark.

I understand about getting ripped off and it's very sad that there are people who stoop so low as to steal someone else's creative work. This, unfortunately, makes watermarks necessary. But I've noticed that some artist are able to use smaller watermarks, strategically placed so that they don't distract from the impact of the image yet make it impossible to steal. It does involve some extra work but your work is worth it.

Thanks for sharing the beauty.
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
I hate watermarks just as much as you do, but If I deem the image a potential target of theft, I have to use them in large measure, it is unfortunate.
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sirprime8 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great picture (concept, pose, and, of course, model)! BUT... I agree with WillingAccomplice - "hate the dA watermark". I understand Your concerns but there are other ways to prevent scumbag thieves... luniara has the right idea here --> [link] . I am a devout DA and it breaks my heart to see a masterpiece SELF-defaced. I do NOT think The Mona Lisa would have been recognized, as the masterpiece that it is, if Leo signed his name and copy right ALL ACROSS her face and body.
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
It does bother me on this image in particular, so I may try to change it if I get time to redo it.
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
I think you are being a bit pushy about this. It's not your call. DA should certainly provide a way to adjust the visibility of the watermark, but it doesn't do that as of yet. I'm capable of doing it in photoshop, as I had done on this image, I placed my watermark low and very transparent. At first, that was the only watermark on this image. But then I realized that the images was very vulnerable to theft. I could place my name across the middle of the model's face and body, but that seems strangely egocentric to me, and too possessive. So I activated the DA watermark. It does suck, but it protects my image. Hundreds of my images have been stolen and I have found them on sites all over the world, including one guy who took my image, cropped-off my personal watermark, and entered the image in an illustration contest, submitted as his own work. All of that sucks more than a watermark.
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hartjes01 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
I appreciate everyones kind words :)
Thank you.
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LAReal Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If she is a fake barbie, then I am a fake ken. This is a great pic of one of the truly authentic natural beauties on DA. More Breeanna always.
LV
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your support! She's a national treasure.
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LAReal Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed. With extreme prejudice.
LV
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tox83 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
back is beautiful!
nice shot
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gelizard Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Well said Breeanna!
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feloniousmonk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
What a beautiful photo and sentiment...easily strong enough to weather the remarks of a few people who obviously have no business being on an art site. I don't see any evidence of Barbie in this pic...I see a strikingly beautiful woman's strikingly beautiful face and back...and as a veteran, I see a salute to comrades in harm's way...thank both of you for this image :D
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks, yes that one thoughtless and idiotic remark was a terrible way to start out a fantastic image like this. But we are back on track now, people are seeing what this image is really about, thanks again to Breeanna for telling us what it means to her, and for putting it in its true context. BTW, Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
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BuzzRyan1963 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
This is a very moving peice. As a retired veteran I thank you for this work as a reminder of why wer fought, why wer fight, and all of the things that are worth making the sacrafice for.

On this day I am thankful for those who served, are serving, and those who will answer the call in the future. I am thankful for the living, the wounded, the departed, and the ones who we leave behind who support us, and fear for us.

God Bless you all.

J.W. Ryan
U.S. Navy
1983-2003
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you Buzz, for the kind comments and for your service and sacrifice!
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hartjes01 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
You should respect Dog Tags for the person who wears them for a purpose or someone who supports someone in the Military! This Picture is meant to be a Proud Army Wife & that I stand strong when my Husband fghts for your country & your freedom!
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Battledancer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
i as a fellow soldier greatly appreciate what you just said and what you stand for in this picture, the support of a loving person back home that so many soldiers dont have but really truely need!

soldiers are often looked up to as the strength of the nation but the strength they need is back at home waiting for them.
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ZenAkita Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I salute you for standing by a hero! Anyone who serves is a hero and I love that your showing your pride this way. GORGEOUS image, your expression says it all. YOU are stunning and I love your work and your gorgeous face stops me in my tracks every time. Kudos to u for this statement! GO USA!
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Bree, I really didn't tell the entire story of this image other than the title; because I try not to tell much personal info about models as you know. But thanks for sharing your story and giving more of the meaning of the image to everyone. Actually, I thought people would be able to read a lot of that from the title and the Dog Tags, but honestly, I think a lot of people just see your beauty and they get light-headed and don't think about the image too deeply. So anyway, again, thanks for telling them the meaning! And may your soldier always stay safe where ever his duties take him.
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DaddyWang Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
i don't really care how dog tags were supposed to be worn as long as she can show off her sexy back!
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
I second that emotion, DaddyWang!
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dg2001 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Breanna is gorgeous! A beautiful woman indeed.
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hartjes01 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
EXCUSE YOU pss7-at. But I am NO Fake Barbie!! I don't even look 0.1%% fake in this picture so you can just shut your mouth please and thank you!!!
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
you really got that wrong, she's is the REAL thing, as beautiful as a real woman can be. Barbie is made of plastic; and you are very close to a DA member block.
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TheUniverseOfDea Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
I don't really understand how the lovely Breeanna can be perceived as fake looking..
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JamesBrey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
I don't get that one either, maybe he was trying to make a joke and it just wasn't funny. Sometimes people write before they think. I get offended easily when people say things that sound like insults to the models. Guess I'm very protective of them.
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TheUniverseOfDea Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
I would get protective too. Breeanna is as natural a beauty as they come.
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