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Innocence Maintained by mnoo Innocence Maintained by mnoo
A lot of umm'ing and ahh'ing between the colour version and this. I still like them both, the colour one might end up in scraps later...

So this is Elli again, looking a bit more babyish here yes?

I must say I was quite shocked by some notes and comments to the earlier pictures about how children shouldn't be seen naked because it might encourage pedophiles etc. I can't quite comprehend how someone even entertained such thoughts looking at those pictures that were in no shape or form pornographic. I am not responsible for anyone's sick mind. To me, children are innocent and pure and there's nothing seedy about babies being naked whatsoever. Child pornography is a whole other issue and I felt quite pissed off about what was implied of my pictures.

And when it comes to these particular kids, yeah they are pretty innocent, their mum doesn't even allow TV in the house. ;)
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hamish1511 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Black and white is always art as it shows something we cannot see or properly imagine. Colour simply shows a record of what we do see. As this site is supposed to be for art the black and white is the one that fits in perfect. Its a lovely picture well composed.
rainydave Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
did you title this after the jewel song?
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
willwoander Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
I love this girl!
MeteorDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so wonderful! Oh please, may I draw her? 
NicoleAshleighArts Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This photo is absolutely stunning
I really love all of your work, you're an amazing photographer :)

I hope you don't mind but I used this photo as a reference 
I've credited you and your page has been linked to the drawing x
Sabina2424 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
nice photo
BrolyB593 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
I love this picture. I had it saved in my huge file of reference from forever ago and had to search through DA to figure out whose it was!

I am starting up digital painting and used this as a reference for my latest picture : ) Thanks!

XRlS Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
zarhx Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Pedophiles will be pedophiles regardless of whether there are nude photos of them.

What does bother me is children who are dolled up in makeup and fake boobs for beauty pageants. I don't think it riles up the pedophiles, it's just fucking wrong.

On topic though, this image is beautiful and the expression is so full of life.
SalemCat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful work has been featured in my latest journal "To Be a Child" [link] :D
Mariannaeva Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
BorkoMilojevic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
[link] Hope u like it :)
skylerfisher1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I draw her? shes beautiful and would be a very nice project.
beerfairy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely breath-taking shot!
asukachanX Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student General Artist
BelleEsprit Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful! great work!
daggar107 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
awee how cute :3 can i hug her
2ce2ce2ce Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
OrazioFlacco Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
FEATURED! :D (the journal in my home page)
kelch12 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
omg....She's Adorable!!!! May I use this for a pencil protrait drawing? :)
Heylormammy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your little angel has been featured here [link]
TwiFanClub Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So cute!!! :)
fromtheashesrise Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011

I toke the photo to practice with PS, ok?

take a look:

lochhead51 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
The problem lies with the viewer, not the image!
mina-i Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student General Artist
i think you're right. children are always innocent -like this one, aww *o*- and there is a problem in a person's mind if they think such things while looking them.

i love the photo btw, just soo adorable :love: ^o^
Igorxxx70 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
I would hardly call this nudity. I think a person has got to be kind of sick who could see it that way. I would like to see your colored version. I am drawing this photo and would like to see it in color if you have it.
Jadddeh Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
I absolutely love this :) I'm only just starting to learn how to draw portraits, but would you mind if I gave this one a go? The photo appeals to me so much!
TanyaPatra Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
copila Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
i made a draw some time ago over this lovely picture. here [link]
l145l Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Oh my goodness. This looks exactly like me when I was a child. I love it. You captured the essence of a carefree child.

Do you sell your photography or prints? I would love to buy this print from you. Holds very dear to my heart.
richemh Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
this black and white is the embodiment of a child's pure see without seeing other...really lovely
B-Reka Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
this is beautifull. she looks so relaxed and daydreamy. If sick people want to think of this as porn then so be it, they'r only ruening themselves as people. it didn't even cross my mind that there was any significance of her being naked (well my guess is she's probly wearing a nappy anyway;)). oh and would you give me permision to draw this? it would be much apreciated!:)
Mclandis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I've seen a number of spontaneous portraits, but this is the best one I've seen thus far.
thelightdance Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Beautiful :)
mim304 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   Photographer
Beautiful! :heart:
onerbatur Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Featured here [link] :thanks: :aww: :rose:
VampiireJunkiie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
I am absolutely in LOVE with this photo.
It is brilliant.
AndreaC5 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
beautiful :)
ritsukadream Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
your picture has been featured in my journal [link] ;)
ruthsantcortis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured [link]
Jun-Umi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Hi there! I loved this picture so much that I sketched it and it has definitely been a favourite among my family and friends so I was wondering if it would be okay if I put it up on DA?
nijimourou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
your work is featured here: [link] :D
Flaincau Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
This shot is beautiful :)
JessyJailBreak Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
I Can't Believe Someone Would Say Such Things About Such An Innocent Pure Picture.
That Child Is Adorable, And The Photography Is Amazing.
Brenners Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was on Skype with my boyfriend when I looked at this, and I sent it to him because I found it remarkable, and he came up with an entire story of this little girl's expression, and everything haha. Thanks for creating a lovely memory for me!
misshass Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Hi,made a drawing of this photo ^^

mimibelle Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
just wonderful
mnoo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
ponczkk Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
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