Nu Zebre Style- Selfie by rwhite

Nu Zebre Style- Selfie

I must be completely bonkers to post this selfie shot...I really hope that this shot will not offend, and that you will take it with good taste, as an 'ART' piece. I'm a forty something mother, with not even a glimmer of a models body, but after seeing the beautiful art work of Lucien Clergue, I really wanted to give this a go. To get this selfie, I had to literally lay across the kitchen sink (with plenty of cushions underneath), press the remote button and hope for the best! I've managed to crop out the sink tap, but it was far too difficult to take it's shadow away from my leg. So here it is, my take on the 'Nu Zebres'......I've never done anything like this before, so let me know what you think. I hope you see it as art and not trashy! You can see some of Lucien Clergue's work on the link below. http://www.anneclergue.com/artists/Lucien-Clergue/portfolio/Nus-zebres/Nu-zebre-2007

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Many thanks for your constructive critique! :)"
Have a great July!
Bravo to you for doing this Rosie and i have to say i think its worked great!, i really love the lines on this. Very well done and will FAV for sheer braveness :-)
July 1st, 2013  
I love it!! Brilliant shot, very brave and a fav from me too xx
July 1st, 2013  
Fav. I have a friend who does a lot of stripes and nudes to highlight light and dark contrasts.
July 1st, 2013  
fav. instantly. this is so gorgeous...love it ...brave lady!
July 1st, 2013  
I clicked the link...wow..fabulous and thanks for sharing this!!
July 1st, 2013  
Really well done Rosie. Beautiful
July 1st, 2013  
Very brave and well done. Looked at the link and you have definitely done the artist and yourself justice :)
July 1st, 2013  
Sue
Brave woman, fabulous shot! fav
July 1st, 2013  
Fav Rosie yes very brave well done to you
July 1st, 2013  
vey brave! lovely!
July 1st, 2013  
Light and lines are beautiful!
July 1st, 2013  
Gosh, that's a superbly realised image with an abstract quality to it. Brave of you and it's a fabulous shot. A fav.
July 1st, 2013  
I feel that brave belittles your effort. This is Art and a stunning one at that even without taking into consideration the adverse conditions :)))) Stunning stunning shot and an proud fav!
July 1st, 2013  
Wow amazing work piece ;)
July 1st, 2013  
really brave good on you for doing it! its not trasy at all fantastic artistic shot favd because its a great shot and because us fortysomethings have to stick together!
July 1st, 2013  
Stunning piece of art------fav:)
July 1st, 2013  
Well done, stunning.
July 1st, 2013  
Amazing work, well done! Fav
July 1st, 2013  
Beautiful interpretation, faved. Love your passion to have a go at this, definitely art.
July 1st, 2013  
I'm not offended that someone is proud enough of their body to want to show it in an artistic manner. Props to you for being brave enough to do this and a Fav for your skills.
July 1st, 2013  
Wow...awesome! Beautiful!! Fav!
July 1st, 2013  
Amazing shot and much respect to you for doing this.
you've certainly got a lot more courage than i would have!
Fav for me too - superb creativity and dedication.
July 1st, 2013  
Amazing shot Rosie! FAV
July 1st, 2013  
Beautiful!
July 1st, 2013  
Absolutely awesome, Rosie. Fav.
July 1st, 2013  
Absolutely beautiful! No offense here! I commend you for have the courage to try it, much less post it! You have done a fantastic job!
July 1st, 2013  
You have done an excellent job and deserve great credit for both producing a great piece of art and for having the courage and conviction to post. Not trashy in the least - very tastefully done. Bravo!
July 1st, 2013  
Very brave of you! On top of that it came out great. Love the stripes. fav
July 1st, 2013  
So brave! Fabulous shot! You should be very proud of yourself!
July 1st, 2013  
I'm impressed! That's really brave of you! Wish I could have seen the positions you had to get yourself into to take this ;) from a purely non-voyeuristic pov of course! Great idea! Well done!
July 1st, 2013  
Stunning effort, superbly composed and very tasteful. FAV
July 1st, 2013  
This is done well... Love the lines. Not an easy shot.
July 1st, 2013  
worth the effort!
July 1st, 2013  
Big fav a real piece of art - brave of you!!!
July 2nd, 2013  
I have to agree with so many of the comments above. This is a perfect homage to the artist, an artistic shot in and of itself, and incredibly brave. I think it's fantastic! So, a fav of course!
July 2nd, 2013  
It is lovely image, tasteful and elegant. The light is fantastic!
July 2nd, 2013  
Piece of art! Definitely! (Very bold, well done!) Huge fav!
July 2nd, 2013  
Oh, and congrats on the PP - looks great there, and it will hopefully look even better on the TT. It deserves to top that list!!!
July 2nd, 2013  
Love it. Fav!
July 2nd, 2013  
Yay! It's gone PP! Well done!
July 2nd, 2013  
Wow, absolute fav - nothing trashy about this. Incredibly artistic, well done for your bravery!!
July 2nd, 2013  
This is amazing! Very tasteful and artistic! I love it!
July 2nd, 2013  
Saw this on the PP, amazing shot Rosie. Fav.
July 2nd, 2013  
Great artistic shot!! Fav from me!!
July 2nd, 2013  
Rosie, I am a huge fan of Lucien Clergue, and would love to have a go at shots like this. I applaud your bravery, and your final shot is brilliant. T20 bound hopefully, and here is a fav from me to help it on its way.
July 2nd, 2013  
Stunning!!
July 2nd, 2013  
Very brave,Rosie!! Great lines and shadows,and artistically done!! Fav!!
July 2nd, 2013  
Awesome photo! Thanks for sharing the link too!
July 2nd, 2013  
Magnificent!
July 2nd, 2013  
Rosie? ?!! Nicely done. Not trashy at all.
July 2nd, 2013  
its fantastic. fav. go you for doing it
July 2nd, 2013  
"how to bend light"
Great shot, very brave, well done.
July 2nd, 2013  
Very brave of you, a clever take on a nude selfie and well done. PP, lady!! Awesome!
July 2nd, 2013  
well done!
July 2nd, 2013  
Jo
OMG thats brilliant and brave, you are so clever and I love this image, well done you. Fav
July 2nd, 2013  
Wonderfully done. Wow!
July 2nd, 2013  
Very artistic, not offensive at all! You did a great job!
July 2nd, 2013  
what a stunning image ~ the lines and light are perfect ~ kudos to you!! FAV

btw loved the bit about laying across the kitchen sink :-)
July 2nd, 2013  
not offensive in any way!!! very well done artistic shot full of creativity. Bravo!!!!
July 3rd, 2013  
Instant fav. Super artsy!
July 3rd, 2013  
wow, awesome nude. love the use of shadows to make it more atristic. the perspective is fantastic too
fav
July 3rd, 2013  
Nicely done Rosie. Got me thinkin about doing one. NOT lol... I do prefer the b&w over the color. Fav
July 3rd, 2013  
incredible shot. I love it!
July 3rd, 2013  
Beautifully done! fav for me too!
July 3rd, 2013  
Very classy shot, I love it! I admire how brave you were to shoot this. Very artistic creative sp!
July 3rd, 2013  
Super fabulous work of art - Fav!
July 3rd, 2013  
Outstanding--bravo to you!! :-D
July 3rd, 2013  
Amazing - I have to give you a fav - I'm also a mother in her 40s so can understand why you were maybe apprehensive. You look amazing and have done this tastefully and it's come out as a beautiful artwork. Congratulations on everything you did to take this. I can't even begin to imagine how you must have felt when you pressed save upload. :)
July 3rd, 2013  
This is amazing and well done to you.... its a beautiful work of art and an instant fav for me ♥
July 4th, 2013  
Caz
This is totally stunning, a work of art for sure and I hope it makes TT, it deserves it ! A big fav ( and follow) I saw this on the Favorite fav of someone else page.
July 5th, 2013  
Whoo you go girl! I could never do it. Magnificent take on this style. Love it!
July 5th, 2013  
Vee
I love this! It came out beautiful and artistically tasteful! Fav!
July 5th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT,Rosie,well done!!
July 5th, 2013  
Beautiful!
July 6th, 2013  
Rosie so glad to see this made the T20. Brave of you but its a beautiful and artful image.
July 6th, 2013  
This is a stunning shot! I agree with Michael up there! Congrats on the TT
July 6th, 2013  
Congrats on TT, Rosie -- a fantastic shot!
July 6th, 2013  
Brave and beautiful. So stunning. Well done on the TT
July 6th, 2013  
kudos rosie, this is great
July 6th, 2013  
Awesome and beautiful shot. Fav.
July 6th, 2013  
Oh, I knew it will get to the TT :) Huge congrats, and once again, this is truly magnificent piece of art!
July 6th, 2013  
I missed this shot, very brave and brilliant! Congrats on TT! fav!
July 6th, 2013  
Caz
Congrats on TT, well deserved, it's beautiful :)
July 6th, 2013  
wow that is an amazing shot! so delicate and tastefull! congrats on the TT!
July 6th, 2013  
Tim
Wonderful shot Rosie. Great Composition and Pov, perfect lighting and boobs too! What's not to like. Fav.
July 6th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT ..... what an awesome and very brave shot :)
July 6th, 2013  
This is an excellent artistic photograph. Congrats on the TT. FAV.
July 6th, 2013  
Brilliant - nothing wrong with that body!
July 6th, 2013  
PS thank goodness the gas man didn't call!
July 6th, 2013  
So pleased to see this onTT. Very well deserved.
July 6th, 2013  
Just seen this on the TT - What a great shot, well done...
July 7th, 2013  
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After being so apprehensive about posting this shot, I realise that now that because of the wonderful community of 365 Project, it really was worth it!
From the bottom of my heart, I hugely THANK each and every one of you, for your beautiful comments and many fav's on this shot and getting it to the TT and popular page. Even getting a comment from Ross(the boss), himself, I feel greatly honoured, as I do from all of you.
Time seems to be big problem for me lately, due to work commitments, but when I post a shot and get such a fabulous response like this, it really cheers me up and puts me on such a 'high'...all thanks to YOU !!! Love to you all xxx :))
July 7th, 2013  
@sueh You really made me smile about us 40's sticking together! x
July 7th, 2013  
@kwiksilver Haha, I did get myself manipulated into some positions to get the shot and ended up with some bruises too whilst hoisting myself up onto the kitchen sink, haha!
July 7th, 2013  
@seanoneill Special thanks to you Sean. As I remember, it was due to your link on another shot of mine, that inspired me to do this! x
July 7th, 2013  
@alisonp Haha, I did get myself manipulated into some positions to get the shot and ended up with some bruises too whilst hoisting myself up onto the kitchen sink!
July 7th, 2013  
@judithg Haha, I'm lucky...I don't have gas here, but I do live in an apartment which overlooks another! Can you imagine if someone spotted me doing this....they would probably thought "well, I've heard about the kitchen table, but the kitchen sink?!!!"
July 7th, 2013  
@ingrid2101 After pressing the button, I did think 'Did I do the right thing?', but now I'm really glad and proud that I did! X
July 7th, 2013  
Nice to see this on the TT and well deserved too!
July 7th, 2013  
This is stunning. Very very artistic and not in anyway vulgar. This must have taken a lot of courage to post--bravo to you and congratulations on a beautiful capture.
July 7th, 2013  
Nia
Missed this on the PP but so glad I found it on the TT. Amazing and so well done. Fav and follow from a fellow 40 year old mom who thinks its awesome that you not only took the shot but posted it too. Kudos to you.
July 8th, 2013  
July 8th, 2013  
@sianipops Many thanks for your lovely comment, fav and follow. Much appreciated!
July 8th, 2013  
Allow me to add my kudos for your achievement! IMHO I believe this tops Lucien Clergue's work in that he posed his models and worked with the light and shadows until they suited him Whereas, you were both photographer and model which made shooting this more difficult. Personally I think it should have finished much higher then #9. Congratulations Rosie!
July 9th, 2013  
So brave of you, so well done! Awesome result! Fabulous! FAV!
July 10th, 2013  
Very arty and so well done!!! Loved the description of the positions you had to get into as well...phew, worth it though! Fav
July 10th, 2013  
Wow. This is amazing! A fav.
July 10th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT!
July 12th, 2013  
@skipt07 Thank you for your wonderful comment on my shot, much appreciated x.
July 16th, 2013  
@sassik @gailmmeek @tolito @btorrey Thank you for your wonderful comments and fav's on my shot, much appreciated x.
July 16th, 2013  
Wow, what a fabulous piece of art, Rosie. You are one brave woman and did this so tastefully. Congrats on making the T20. FAV
July 20th, 2013  
GREAT SHOT!! very pretty I love that it is done in W&B
July 26th, 2013  
Beautifully done, Rosie. Very tasteful and artful in my view.
July 30th, 2013  
Somehow I'm not surprised @steampowered remembered this ;) "Satisfying aesthetic requirements", indeed.

I think I've been, for me, fairly brave on here, but not as brave as you have with this.

Why did you want to take it on the kitchen sink though, that's the bit that confuses me! You definitely shouldn't worry about the shadow of the tap, because if anything it adds to it. That area of deeper shadow simply lends some mystery to the photo. Overall, really, really nicely done.
August 8th, 2013  
@Cheesebiscuit Maybe I didn't explain properly before...the lines and shadows were from the light coming through the blind in front of the kitchen sink, hence the reason for laying across that area. Thank you for you kind comments BTW. :)
August 8th, 2013  
@Cheesebiscuit @rwhite The reason why I remember it is because it is really artistic... not because I am sort of old perv that likes looking at nubile ladies naked bodies stretched out on the kitchen sink...no...certainly not... honestly... the thought never crossed my mind... PHWOOOAR! ;o)
August 8th, 2013  
Well done, Rosie! Pure art form.
August 8th, 2013  
@rwhite Aha, makes perfect sense now! I have blinds on all my windows, so I didn't make the connection. I thought there might be some kind of political/social comment ("Woman's work is never done" and so on) behind it. And my comments aren't "kind", I just say things as I see them.

@steampowered Yeah. Me too.
August 8th, 2013  
Exceptional work of art.
February 26th, 2014  
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