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Photographer: Tanya Dakin
Model: Myself
Make-up: Myself and Sera Kay
Styling: Tanya Dakin
Editing: Tanya Dakin

Amazing headshot and series I did with Tanya. I hope to shoot with her again!

Philadelphia, PA. April 2012.

p.s- I am native american, before anyone gets nasty. 70% choctaw and apache.

Update 8/11/2012:

I just want to say a very HUGE thank you to everyone who has stood up for me on this post to the people being bigots and hateful towards women. I am extremely proud to be Native. I am so glad so many people can see that.

I definitely don't walk around dressed like this. I was raised to be very into the "now" and "present" but never forget what we came for and my blood line. I won't say much else, because it can get long and tedious. Plus very hurtful.

As for being "racist" against my own culture for being "nude" in this photo. That seems utterly ridiculous. I am so glad to see so many people standing up for women's rights. We should not have to hide our bodies because of prejudice and what men might do to us. People need to become progressive and not cavemen.

I plan on writing a very long blog post about this one of these days when I have time.

I want to say thank you again for everyone's POSITIVE comments. I wish I could answer every single one of them! I love you guys!

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Dalaa-bacho Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
I love this photo. I am Apache and I have no issue with this photo. So long as you are doing what you want and in my humble opinion this is a very tasteful photo. I hope you always follow your passion and do what you want to do. I would love to shoot with you someday. 

chrism2386 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
very nice indeed. You've got the look.
netrex Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Professional Photographer
You are as beautiful as always :) Glad to see that you're still here :D
moderndaynative Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016
you dont look native what tribe are you from?
EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Looks shouldn't matter
Eric-was-here Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
For the record I think it's a beautiful photo and this is from someone who is half Ottawa and half Huron ( well Pottawatomie but close enough )
'HOOOOOAAAH!' :clap::clap::clap: :salute::salute::salute::salute: Thank you for Sharing your Gallery & Allowing Us to Fave Your Works! Happy New Year! May 2016 bring you & Your Loved Ones, Health, Wealth, Love, Peace, Joy, Wisdom, Prosperity, Tranquility, Harmony, Togetherness, Wonderful Discoveries & Excitement, Longevity Safety from ALL Harms & Privacy when you want it.
CookieMnstar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Wow so much beautyful you are ! :D That pic is awsome
lowercase21 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Go girl native pride!.
Ayan-Laurel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
You have every right to show your culture in any way you wish to. It is your body and your ethnicity after all on display here, I do not understand why anyone would complain on the grounds of nudity being in the image. I think this is a lovely and sometimes nudity can help to make a piece of art all the more compelling and send a clear message. And the message this sends to me is of being proud in your own skin and entirely comfortable with who you as a person. While also being proud of, and identifying with, where you come from at the same time. That is a beautiful thing, people should love and embrace who they are so please ignore any hateful or negative messages, as you have one of the prettiest faces I have ever seen, this image is lovely and as I girl I think it is very empowering so nicely done.
titaniumeagle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
theme, model and heart-- all beautiful.
noira9 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! One of my friends is part Apache :)
freshaire Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
What a nice pose.  Such a beautiful face and hair style for this picture.  You're a gorgeous woman, PS.  Would truly love to see Native Americans flourish more in this country.  Europeans did them wrong so long ago and they never fixed that properly (and hardly at all, really). v_v
KingWongDong Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
These Native American themes you do are completely IRRESISTIBLE. 
SteelCowgirl7 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
tiptoe2810 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
beautiful shot
triplejbossman Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
great shot!  Ignore haters and follow your heart!
deer-ghost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Lovely photo!
Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
That's a very beautiful shot!!! You're magnificent!!!
BHFF11 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Keep up the good work, this is pretty cool.
Living4ever Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
I have to say, you are quite beautiful. Racial stereotypes for all races or genders can be found, even in the current dominant one. Sometimes people hate because they are either Insecure or just haters by nature. In this world though, you have to be careful because people hate what is different. This is seen in history and in present day. Society does change over time, but the natural nature of people do not. But just because it's easier for people to be mean or violent, it doesn't mean they should. We are all humans who make conscious decisions and we are responsible for said decisions.
reptilian-chant Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool
BillyJ Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful shot. Never mind that you are an incredibly beautiful woman, the image itself is spectacular. I commend you for posing for it.
mechaguy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you do have the facial structure of a Native American. I can definately see it in your complexion and hair.  It's good to at least female artists standing up and not letting the world's negative energy or criticism get them down.
Dewmandruid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Simply beautiful
Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Personally think it's a good mix of different themes and is at least keeping things simple. So aestetically looks nice. If I could spell that word. 
Bonfire22 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo
Jozura Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
absolutely beautiful eyes, you are stunning
The-Thin-Ice Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
IreightOnE Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   General Artist
Run with me.
medic6178 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Amazing picture,love your eyes.
KubaFornal1992 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Amazing eyes, like full of sky and wind..
Only tattos dont look good for me here
ChelleChanelle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Amazing picture.
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow! Flawless :) Beautiful shot
Iggy1980 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
it is a very emotional picture. I must admit I had to take a closer look, but i can see your heritage in your eyes, and hair. I am curious to find out if you are on the lists?
KatNoz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Amazing. I love it. Very good work. Yes be proud of who u are!
Vive-La-Liberte Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
gorgeous !! And i stand with you on the rights!
carloantonio25 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Beautiful picture! I Hope you donīt mind me sharing it in the FEATURE album of a DA group:

Andrikq Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Beautiful! The body is nothing to be ashamed of, nor are heritage, gender, or artistic liberties taken. Haters gonna hate, but art should never be about anybody's opinion except your own. I like it because it is a reflection of your current and ancestral cultures. Very well done!
PlastikStars Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thank you so much :]
caraizamx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
you're so beautiful!!!
PlastikStars Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Thank you so much :]
Milkywaymastadon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
100% hawt! love this picture
joansylowell Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist
absolutely beautiful
PlastikStars Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Thank you!
joansylowell Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist
your welcome, native american stuff is gorgeous.
budo69 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
100% beautiful, no matter what other percentages are.
bakham Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
i am in love with your beauty. you look fantastic.
I am German - no racist at all - admiring native americans :-)
pablolo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
A stunning photo on face value; Even more interesting now I have some insight into the responses its evoked!

Everyone has the right to celebrate their ethnic background, it's culture and beliefs (As long as no one is being hurt!). If everyone practiced a bit more tolerance on all levels, there would be a lot fewer conflicts in our world.

As the artist, the model & a Native American, you are more-than-qualified to interpret your ethinic background as you choose.

A truly beautiful portrait, I look forward to seeing more of your work.

From Western Australia
zzvonschnerk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thanks for your nice and intelligent comment.

As a German (Record Collector) my english is limited -
so I have to keep it simple.

I've tried helping out - because "All American" is my
all-time favourite - so I have to care.

Best Australian Band is - off course - RADIO BIRDMAN !

From BERLIN - Mariendorf... INGO
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