Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
March 29, 2013
Image Size
206 KB
Resolution
1076×1434
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
96
Favourites
1 (who?)
Comments
7
Downloads
1
×
MERTON/HUBBY PORTRAIT SERIES 7 by mertonparrish MERTON/HUBBY PORTRAIT SERIES 7 by mertonparrish
MERTON/HUBBY INTIMATE PORTRAIT SERIES 7
Merton/Hubby Intimate Photographic Portrait Series
Shot by Merton in March 2013
With some digital manipulation added, for aesthetic purposes
All rights reserved
Do not post or embed without permission


I took these photographs of hubby and myself one afternoon in March of 2013. I proceeded to edit them a bit, cropping, changing the contrast and coloration, plus working a bit with the paint tool and smudger here and there to pretty up backgrounds, smooth out skin tone, and overall give in some instances an almost blended and painted effect. I like how they turned out and hope you do, too, dear viewer. I felt that the shoot rather represented the intimacy and love developing day by day between us, as our relationship proceeds.

Life “ain’t no crystal stair” as the poet has said. Nor is it a “rose garden,” as the seventies popular song reminds us. But, relationships add a great deal to life and are the primary way we learn. We let someone into our world, and then the fun, work, intimacy etc. begins. My new hubby and I are at the beginning and are diving in the pool, creating our shared history, and attempting to understand each other.

Oh what a job that can be! But cuddling and being close helps to draw two souls together and smooth out all the rough edges and bumping up against egos, differences in personality and approach to life. This series captures that cuddly intimacy that is so important. I hope you enjoy seeing us together. We enjoyed posing, and I enjoyed the editing process.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmichaelzer0:
michaelzer0 Dec 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
great piece Mer\ton great to see such intimacy and creativity combined -all the best for Christmas - check out my blog to see what im up to   eurekamichaelblogspot.com.au xxx
Reply
:icontxhern:
Of the ones you posted so far, this is my favorite shot that shows what your talking about.

Congrats to you both. Wish you both could come to my handfasting this June.
Reply
:iconmertonparrish:
Ty so much for the feedback :)

What is a handfasting?
Reply
:icontxhern:
Rich and I are getting married. A handfasting is the pagan ritual for that.
Reply
Add a Comment: