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of fire and water. by HelenaRey of fire and water. by HelenaRey
Thanks to :iconaszap: one of my favorite things to pose with finally came true. (:
Thank you very much, sweetheart. This shooting was one of the best we ever did. ;D

I, for once, am informed why wearing a war bonnet if not deserved is offensive. Which wasn't my intention at all yadda yadda yadda... I am going to skip poor excuses since I have none, I decided not to post any more photos but only keep this one online since we went through a lot to get that headdress and make this shooting possible. Plus, I really love how it came out.

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:iconaakami:
Aakami Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is amazing, the pose, the big body of water and the bonnet's mass - it looks great. And the fact that you still respect the tradition and it's meaning is quite important and makes the feelings shown here even deeper.
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ShaunMichaelJones Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Love the headdress, especially the green colour. It's a shame you couldn't put anymore up but I guess its hard to deal with intolerant people.
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Wlayko111 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Super ti je galerija. Ali ovo je, definitivno, moja omiljena. :)
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:iconbaproductions:
BAproductions Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't ever dress up in one of those plastic viking helmets. That could be an insult to scandinavian women... or not.
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ShyningNeko Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Good idea as always ^^
It's a pleasure to discover such gallery !
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:iconaszap:
Aszap Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am really tired of people bitching over cultural appropriation, especially when they even don.t know what they are talking about. It took me 6 month to find the right headset, to find this location and to wait a little longer for the river to overflow so we would have this cool mirror effect. If YOU don.t like it i couldn.t care less and i am realy not interested in your opinion at all. Here are some more from this photoshooting ...

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:iconromeoc:
RomeoC Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awwww... poor you. People are calling you out on your casual racism, but it's all cool because you waited a long time to make it happen, and you just don't give a fuck. 
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:icondoctoryanko:
doctoryanko Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice...
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:iconvarexx:
Varexx Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I am native American and can't believe you are getting crap for this pic. it is not offensive at all. It is a picture of a beautiful woman. I could care less what others say. people like to bitch for others to hear their whining. I think it makes them fell self important. My culture is something that has been attacked by many but not by you. I hope you continue in what you do knowing it is appreciated.
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:iconhelenarey:
HelenaRey Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for that, :hug:
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:iconvarexx:
Varexx Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Thank you for the :hug: I have watched you for only a little time and you are very beautiful, but what I like most is the expression you put into your work and truly this pic is one of my favorites. To me their is more to your picture then a beautiful woman. And though I don't know how to say it, I really feel your pictures.
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WystenDraco Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I for one like the native photos, they're pretty and cool.
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BuzzRyan1963 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Princess Tigerlily from Peter Pan right?????

Shame on the haters.
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:iconimignir:
Imignir Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
We landed on your shores. We invaded your lands. We kicked you out of your homes. We corralled you into concentration camps. We committed genocide against you. We condemned you to centuries of poverty, squalor and second-class citizenship.
And now, just to add a tiny bit more insult to injury, we're going take a sacred, precious piece of your cultural identity, and we're going to use it as a fucking prop in our vapid, superficial beauty industry. An industry dedicated to worshipping the narrow conception of beauty of the very people that ground you into the dirt.
Nice tan, Ankooru.
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ForestRabbit Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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:iconjessmcalli:
jessmcalli Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Imi, as someone who comes from native american ancestry, suck it the fuck up. It's a picture. Don't like it, don't look at it. People are just looking for excuses to be pissed off at someone these days.
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:iconameel:
ameel Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
:stupid:

welcome to the future, racism is a word of the past now dumbass!

and if you're so sensitive about who's what! and gonna make a 'conspiracy' out of everything, then here's a hint, be an example yourself and STOP USING THE EVIL WHITE MAN'S COMPUTERS! or did you turn your back on that 'offensive trade' just because you can download white man's porn with it :faint:
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HelenaRey Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am full time Serbian, we didn't go there. I am not being racist nor calling out anyone by wearing this fake headdress on my head. I love it, I love Native culture and I know that some might be offended by this. I sincerely apologize but if anyone is that much offended go ahead and report. See what happens. :heart:
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:iconhennatea:
hennatea Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually, you are being incredibly racist and your refusal to listen to First Nations people demonstrates your white-privilege. 
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:iconameel:
ameel Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
just ignore him, and pity him. because there really is no limit to these guys stupidity :petting:
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:iconendersmirror:
Endersmirror Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ignore him. He's a troll who hasn't contributed anything to this site in the year he's been a member. A lot of what is considered "American Indian" culture was taught to them by Europeans, anyway. Scalping, for example, originated with the French. Still, beautiful photos, both this one and the back shot.
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
wonderful shot! :) I hope the water wasn't cold (I've done shoots similar to this before where the water was FREEZING :noes:)

Also, that is an amazing headress! :noes: Did you make/customize it? If not, where might I be able to find one like it or similar to it?
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:iconhelenarey:
HelenaRey Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The photographer found it on German eBay, better ask him. : ) Thanks!
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:iconmonsterbrand:
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :heart:
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TheOprah Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
By fAR, THIA COOLL. yeap. what trappanin? You gots it goin awn with that head dressss. me brains all twerked up on this pic.
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Ritualist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Haug, veliki poglavico. Primi ove velicanstvene obojene djindjuve i vaternu vodu u zamenu za tvoju pustu zemlju, ono glupo svetlucavao zuto kamenje i ruznu kcerku. Vjeruj mi, sklapas najposteniji posao sa najpostenijim belim covekom."
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IvyTinwe Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Ohhh, this is amazing! The pose, the headdress, the facial expression! O

:heart:
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:iconvisionarysight:
visionarysight Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me think Navy SEAL's meets the village people xD
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For your own benefit, some people might start flaming you for using a headdress like thing. Every other picture I've seen featuring a headdress starts some sort of flame war and the artistry gets ignored. I truly hope that doesn't happen here because this is a stunning photo.
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:iconhelenarey:
HelenaRey Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not even sure why they bother? How is this offending anyone?
Thanks for the tip though, :heart: : )
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it's pretty serious, but yeah try not to take it personally. Keep up the good work :)
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Chrispy-Creme Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The reason people start flaming is because the use of a headdress like this is cultural appropriation, and is not okay.
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:iconhelenarey:
HelenaRey Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I respect your opinion, thank you for letting me know that it's bothering you. But if you feel like this photo doesn't belong here, feel free to report and let dA decide for us whether it's offensive or not.
I am not being racist or vulgar, there is no 'Hate' here. Unlike those who talk 'racist' instead of teaching their youngsters of history and culture.
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danbuter Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Yes it is. You're just a whiny bitch.
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Precisely, and I don't think that has a place on an art website. It should be kept to private messages and not in the comments section unless permitted by the artist. Feel free to PM me if you wish to discuss it further.
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:icontrain-man66:
train-man66 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Cool headset
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:iconstreled:
Streled Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
I like how you put very few details, but still make it completed.
I still love the touch that you don't look at the camera like many did.
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:iconthugnastay227:
Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   Photographer
u look like one of my ancestors! i like this. doing it in the water was a nice touch. good job!
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Tvrdokorno Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
u jeee, ova je dobra
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OliverHarud Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So cool!
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