It's a Man's World.. or is it by dansLesprit

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It's a Man's World.. or is it by 

I submitted this as part of an assignment during university.
I used the suit to represent the corporate world. I then sought to have the female form adopt a casual but self-assured pose in an attempt to express a confident empowerment that shows women can be just as powerful as men.

I also wanted her to have a look of composure that would suggest that little (maybe nothing) would phase her no matter what the circumstance. It’s a trait I strive for & really admire. I don’t want her mistaken for a ‘Alpha Female’ (I have worked under a couple of those) she is so much better than that.

This is a studio shot using ILFORD HP5 PLUS black & white film taken with a Pentax SLR K1000 & then converted to digital.

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  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 3 years ago

    I love it – and the strong message it contains. Brilliant.

  • Thanks, I am really proud of this photo, I usually have it hanging up but I have just recently moved so I have not had the chance to find the right spot.

    – dansLesprit

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 3 years ago

    Outstanding! Love your description, the message you portray!

  • Thanks much appreciated :)

    – dansLesprit

  • tenzil
    tenzilover 3 years ago

    Superb concept and image.

  • Thanks, I added a few other random elements too, like the length of her tie and where it falls, the unrelated crate, and a few other things ;)

    – dansLesprit

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 3 years ago

    Cool! Great work!!! :)))

  • Thanks, I don’t really do film anymore, but I miss the excitement and expectations of the dark room.

    – dansLesprit

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 3 years ago


  • Thank you :)

    – dansLesprit

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago

    balck magic

  • Thanks Bobby

    – dansLesprit

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 3 years ago
    • Well done.
  • Thanks

    – dansLesprit

  • Larry  Grayam
    Larry Grayamover 3 years ago

    Congratulations 5/15/11

  • Thank you Larry :)

    – dansLesprit

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 3 years ago

    gorgeous work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great mind behind

  • Thanks, not sure about the great mind though :)

    – dansLesprit

  • RichImage
    RichImageover 3 years ago


    A great image with a very relevant message….. nice work..

  • Thank you for the feature & for comment :)

    – dansLesprit

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