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All American by PlastikStars All American by PlastikStars
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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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:icondeer-ghost:
deer-ghost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Lovely photo!
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:iconjim-from-hell:
Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
That's a very beautiful shot!!! You're magnificent!!!
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:iconbhff11:
BHFF11 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Keep up the good work, this is pretty cool.
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:iconliving4ever:
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.
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:iconreptilian-chant:
reptilian-chant Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool
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:iconbillyj:
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.
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:iconmechaguy:
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.
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:icondewmandruid:
Dewmandruid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Simply beautiful
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:iconsakraida82:
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. 
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:iconbonfire22:
Bonfire22 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo
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:iconjozura:
Jozura Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
absolutely beautiful eyes, you are stunning
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:iconthe-thin-ice:
The-Thin-Ice Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsdown:
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:iconireightone:
IreightOnE Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   General Artist
Run with me.
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:iconmedic6178:
medic6178 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Amazing picture,love your eyes.
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:iconkubafornal1992:
KubaFornal1992 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Amazing eyes, like full of sky and wind..
Only tattos dont look good for me here
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:iconchellechanelle:
ChelleChanelle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Amazing picture.
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow! Flawless :) Beautiful shot
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:iconiggy1980:
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?
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:iconkatnoz:
KatNoz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Amazing. I love it. Very good work. Yes be proud of who u are!
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:iconvive-la-liberte:
Vive-La-Liberte Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
gorgeous !! And i stand with you on the rights!
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:iconcarloantonio25:
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:

[link]
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:iconandrikq:
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!
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:iconplastikstars:
PlastikStars Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thank you so much :]
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:iconcaraizamx:
caraizamx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
you're so beautiful!!!
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:iconplastikstars:
PlastikStars Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Thank you so much :]
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:iconmilkywaymastadon:
Milkywaymastadon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
100% hawt! love this picture
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:iconjoansylowell:
joansylowell Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist
absolutely beautiful
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:iconplastikstars:
PlastikStars Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconjoansylowell:
joansylowell Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist
your welcome, native american stuff is gorgeous.
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:iconbudo69:
budo69 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
100% beautiful, no matter what other percentages are.
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:iconbakham:
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 :-)
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:iconpablolo:
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
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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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:iconzzvonschnerk:
zzvonschnerk Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I've needed less than 1 second - to fell in love with this picture !

As a music expert - maybe this is the perfect song - reflecting the beauty and perfection of "All American":

TOWNES VAN ZANDT - Black Crow Blues (Album: In The Beginning)

And just for RACHEL:

MC5 - Looking At You 3:19 (1970) Album "The Fabulous RACHEL MOSS Album - Various" > at spotify.com > PLAY LOUD <

All the best from BERLIN... INGO
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:icondustinlart:
DustinLArt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
great portrait. I'm looking for more like this.
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:iconshananigens:
shananigens Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Racist.
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:iconzzvonschnerk:
zzvonschnerk Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Look at HER account - just a Fake-Account for attacking other people !!!

INTOLERANCE is HER second name.

Should be banned from DA!

Verpiss dich und fick dich ins Knie !

> just a especially german expression of anger which couldn’t be translated usefully - special kind of german humour <

Thanx from BERLIN and byebye...
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shananigens Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Okay first of all, what was that? Get your act together.
Second of all, to the person who took this, I apologize. I feel like I jumped to conclusions on this one. I wasn't calling it racist because you were showing your skin and I share the same views you do on that subject. Sorry for calling you racist when I didn't know the backstory. (Except remember that even though you are Native American you can still be racist towards Native Americans!)
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SchlickDiamond2012 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconwunschautorin:
Wunschautorin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Really beautiful..!
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:iconstrigidaeofchrono:
StrigidaeofChrono Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hey I really like this picture and was hoping I could draw it? Of course I would give credit and link to the picture and whatever else you would like. :)
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:iconplastikstars:
PlastikStars Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Sure, as long as you credit all involved. And you cannot use it for profit or publish it without permission of the photographer. :]
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:iconcommander-schleicher:
Great!
very beautiful.
The lights are perfect, the styling is great and you are very beautiful.
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:iconmiragesnworlds:
miragesnworlds Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Artist
The color scheme is awesome
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:icong0r3ga5m:
G0R3GA5M Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
beautiful!!
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:icondcbryan012:
dcbryan012 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
gorgeous photo!
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:iconplastikstars:
PlastikStars Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Thank you
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:iconkamikazen:
kamikazen Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you kidding me?
The model is so amazingly beautiful..
You sure this isn't some high end CGI ??

To the model,
Great pose, Great picture
and you are astonishingly beautiful, i'm amazed the camera could capture your radiance, WOW
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:iconalekimoneira:
AlekimOneira Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Beautiful shot! :)
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:iconplastikstars:
PlastikStars Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thank you!
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