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Please feel free to leave comments/criticism, however, any comments that attack the models will be deleted and the user blocked. If you feel the need to tell me this is porn and not art you will be dealt with like the idiot that you are. If you prefer rainbow ponies and cartoon kitties just move along.

Also, I would like to say thank you in advance for leaving comments or adding to your faves, as I don't usually have to time to reply to every comment or fave.

After receiving a DD I have been asked numerous times if there is any meaning behind the shot or if it was just supposed to be a cool composition. So here is my answer:
Originally the idea behind the shoot was just "hot stripper with lot's of money",...but during the shoot the model wanted to change the mood of the rest of the shoot, so she took off the stripper shoes and she laid on top of the money in a similar pose. I asked her to get in a somewhat "fetal" position and try to emote a sense of comfort or tranquility as if she was floating or being suspended by the money. The whole idea, to me, was the sense of comfort or "security" that money can give.
I have long been a fan of the fantasy artist Michael Parkes,...and a long time ago I purchased one of his lithographs called "Angel of August". I actually tattooed the image on my right thigh. Unknowingly the model almost exactly duplicated the pose and it game me that same sense of serenity and peace as his painting. You can view it here:

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Given 2013-05-09
Alexis. by ~badasstatguy ( Featured by DistortedSmile )
:iconlocomore:
locomore Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its... so sad... and alone.. gives me a whole different feeling... Like... well...... its as if money is all she has now? Very well done.
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:iconplacintica:
placintica Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
what a strange feeling of lonesome it gave me this pic... like a hole in my stomach.... and yes the model is beautiful.
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:iconelvis1972:
elvis1972 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
It official, Alexis is my favorite, she is the most beautiful model i have seen here....amazing!!!!1
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:iconbenhammonds:
BenHammonds Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   Writer
This is nice, an image popped into my head of a movie where the real bad guy gives me a choice the money or the girl and I say BOTH ;)
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol,..funny how a picture can do that.
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:iconbenhammonds:
BenHammonds Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   Writer
isn't tho
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:icondistortedsmile:
DistortedSmile Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured in my May Pinup & Glamour Photography DD Roundup :aww: ----> [link]
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:iconluissalomon:
LuisSalomon Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Espectacular, ¡Perfecta!
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:iconsavageinsight:
SavageInsight Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
She actually looks vulnerable to me, beautiful - not like a stripper.

This makes great pop art - commentary if you showed it as something highbrow
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
:D congrats on your DD! :ahoy:
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
you're very welcome! :)
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:iconsinisterfaye:
SinisterFaye Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the girls i work with <3 I'm a housemom at a small club here in Texas
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:iconsinisterfaye:
SinisterFaye Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hang out in the dressingroom and make sure they don't get into too much trouble and I make stripper clothes
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Then I think I might like to work where you work!
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SinisterFaye Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah you must be a guy lol all guys think that! it's alright, but it's definitely work.
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What do you do?
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:icontrkizm:
TRKizm Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
She appears to have earned some money by baring her soul...seems to be covering up a few hidden secrets. Looks a like a crucifixion...wonder what her journey must of been to get to this point? Subject seems to be in a dream state with dollar bills on her mind...great work.

*commenting on terms of artist nature of this photo*
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you,..some new perspective and interpretations,..very nice!
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samoill Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
this picture is priceless i think the meaning of it that is the money is nothing she had all this money but she do nothing with it instead she sleeping on it naked like a baby with no interest.
what a great shot .beautiful
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much,..nice interpretation!
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segura2112 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, another title could be "Dreaming". Thank You and congrats on the DD.
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are right,..that would be a very good title.
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:iconhaggisfist:
HaggisFist Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Great image. Originally I got this...money being her crutch kind of feel. Like she's addicted to it and just got her fix. Now I see the comfort side of it. A nest egg that can only be taken to in a very intimate way. This is the most oddly evocative image I've seen in a while. I friggin love it!
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
My pleasure. :)
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pumpkinman68 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you wanted to convey the idea of comfort that provides money, I think there's may be a "mistake" somewhere. Of course, I can't claim to have the truth, but what I see is the enormous importance of money for some girl(s), I might almost say litteraly "the love for the money" (in fact, near the interpretation of ~barelymoving, but less "literary")... No offense to the model, the debate on the preference for naked girls or "rainbow ponies" doesn't interest me because it is a "dead-end debate".
You're right when you say that "people will often draw from their own life experiences when interpreting any type of art"; in this case, it's not my own life experience which give rise to my interpretation, but rather the "observation" of what the "Medias" (TV, magazines,...) induce, a "way of thinking" which become an example of lifestyle for some girls/young women (sort one way to make money quickly and easily ?). Don't be mistaken, I'm not talking about "morality"... well, may be sort of, somethink like : each action, the appropriate reward (utopian idea, I know).
Enough explanations ! Anyway, I found, like many apparently, that your picture is full of symbolism, whatever the symbolism... a strong, powerfull picture ! And I like it for this "power", so :+fav:
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CarlosEE Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Her hair looks painted! How'd you do that!
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:iconmorobles:
MoRobles Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
It looks like everybody has a price, the picture is awesome.
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much,..I just edited the caption because so many people have been asking about the meaning of the image. If you would like to go back and read it, please do.
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karmacursed Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn bro, looks like you blew the fuck up on this one. Thats a bunch of hundreds, you keep them? Nice work as usual.
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah,..totally surprising to me,..but it is nice that it got a DD. Yeah,.they were my Benjamins.
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karmacursed Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, wish I had stacks like that. lol I'm glad you got that DD, man, you've got quality work. Stay solid. :horns:
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you,..that stack is my cushion,..my little bit of security. I was out of business for about 8 months and without that stack I would have had to close my doors. It has taken a while to build up that stack again,...saving for a rainy day.
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barelymoving Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Writer
love it! im just going to go ahead and analyze it for myself since you didn't really leave much background behind the picture. She is a stripper/escort. Her soul is lost. All she has left is her money. Surrounding her and keeping her company. Was I even close?
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badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much,..I just edited the caption because so many people have been asking about the meaning of the image. If you would like to go back and read it, please do.
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice,..I like your interpretation. She is not a stripper in real life,..but I can definitely see where you would get that.
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barelymoving Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Writer
oh that caption also makes a lot of sense. I really do like teh picture with both interpretaions. It's beautiful and definitely deserves a DA
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::blowkiss::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconrjonesdesign:
rjonesdesign Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconstar-of-twilight:
Star-of-Twilight Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent pose!
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:iconbadasstatguy:
badasstatguy Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconragnarok995:
Ragnarok995 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Really interesting picture. Any symbolism behind it? Or just wanted to make an awesome composition?
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