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Guinness is Good for You

By Henchard  
I just seem to have this urge to try different things. I never know if they work or not but it sure is fun. Please view large.

Tags: Portrait General Guinness Portraits and people Humour and fun

Voters: wipka84, plugin, Coleslaw and 177 more

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Strobe 13 1.3k United States
25 Feb 2008 1:04PM
nigele1 16 1
25 Feb 2008 1:04PM
Cheeky and fun, this is a beautifully managed picture from the lighting to your computer work. Excellent - I'm just surprised you have not received more votes or comments.

SueTurner 16 81 3 England
25 Feb 2008 1:09PM
very eye catching and I like it - its different and works well - very good ps work
magicbox 14 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 1:15PM
Excellent work.. A winner i think.
christabella 16 133 1 England
25 Feb 2008 1:15PM
crackin shot, brilliant work
25 Feb 2008 1:40PM
This is great - beautiful lighting and really great fun!
NeilM 14 England
25 Feb 2008 1:45PM
stunning work, just love it!

zed 16 551 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 2:00PM
Excellent..great colours.
paulsimmons 13 10 2 England
25 Feb 2008 2:02PM
one of the best shots if seen on this site
proz 16 205 United States
25 Feb 2008 2:36PM
incredibly fresh, top marks here!
DaveU 14 1.4k 125 England
25 Feb 2008 3:07PM
Lol but surely that's a can of Tango? It's different and original and makes for most enjoyable viewing.
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4202 Canada
25 Feb 2008 3:24PM

clevercloggs Plus
16 251 14 Netherlands
25 Feb 2008 3:40PM
truly refeshing. good eye for detail. Good eye contact and composition.

Hope it will get some editorial recognition
martinproe 15 293 5 England
25 Feb 2008 4:18PM
different really works with this shot. superb concept and execution!
mattmatic 17 598
25 Feb 2008 4:40PM
Have an RC Wink
imander 13 388 7 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 4:53PM
stunning image, love the colours and the clarity
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
25 Feb 2008 4:57PM
Yes, it is different and it definitely works!

Grim1 14 49 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 5:01PM
Fabulous imaging.
Dennis_Bromage 13 45 20 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 5:13PM
Strange but very cool

dionne 16 29 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 5:27PM
Love it!! Really, really cool! Very different and very quirky!
GregorP 16 4 Slovenia
25 Feb 2008 5:30PM
Smile Excellent piece of art!

ginz04 16 281 20 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 7:09PM
fabulous picture love the colour.
Possum Plus
14 148 England
25 Feb 2008 9:25PM
A really fresh and invigorating shot; and how I love those eyelashes Smile
argh22 14 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 9:38PM
I want that hair! Awesome image - very clean cut and well done.
CathyT 14 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2008 9:52PM
Love it.....

Another option could be ..instead of a can have a large Orange??

Excellent hair and makeup.

_Helena_ 13 596 1 United States
26 Feb 2008 1:49AM
Mmmmmm beer.
Henchard 15 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 9:02AM
Many thanks for the comments. I'm kind of glad the general reaction was favourable because I wasn't sure if it was 'too different'. The Guinness can was chosen not only for the joke (it's the least likely alcoholic drink to be drunk through a cocktail straw) but also it's strong graphic design to stand out against the white.

Thanks also to the person who gave me their award. I've not had one of those before!
DiegoDesigns 15 117 6 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 7:28PM
A stunning visual feast. In your face colours and lovely high-key tones. Lovely result...

The_Collector 14 4 1 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 11:14PM
Excellent image, love the contrasts in this.
27 Feb 2008 4:08AM
Wow... now that's eye popping. terrific work. Allthough I keep on thinking orange juice as well with all that orange.
a brilliant shot, one af my all time favs on EPZ

paulstefan 16 509 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 5:13PM
Marvellous work. Congrats on the EC
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 15 Wales
28 Feb 2008 6:11PM
A very vibrant image.Great stuff.
fauxtography 15 6.6k 36
28 Feb 2008 7:09PM
Nice one, i like it. If Dougie (dougstar1) sees this i think he'll fall in love... or nick her guinness... one of the two Smile
rletham 16 890 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 8:57AM
Lovely makeup job
POOCHIE 14 21 6 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2008 6:38AM
One of the best shots I've had the pleasure to view on this site, excellent in every way and picture of the year, let alone the week, superb!

Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2008 7:35AM
dont let all these awards go to your head John Wink
2 Mar 2008 5:17PM
MarkT 16 119 2 England
3 Mar 2008 10:03AM
Excellent stuff - congrats on the POTW Smile

aco012000 14 35 1
3 Mar 2008 10:34AM
Whats left to say? Totally agree with all the other comments.
Let's have more ingenious work like this. Makes me disappointed that I'm rbbish at portraits
mattmatic 17 598
3 Mar 2008 10:39AM
Congrats on POTW too Smile
A worthy winner Wink
Mike Gray 16 382 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 11:11AM
Well done John on POTW.

JulieTinton 15 39 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 12:22PM
Congrats! Fab image!

MarkBowker 13 69 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 12:57PM
Fantastic. Punchy. Fun

Well earned
dazzaman 14 631 England
3 Mar 2008 2:36PM
have a 100 on me matey, you truly deserve it.what an outstanding and different portrait. so well thought out.
well done
EmmaG_M 13 136 4 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 4:02PM
Very fifth element, Love it!
Fishnet 16 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 4:40PM
I love this !!!!
The make up is stunning, who did it ?
stix 16 924 87 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 6:40PM
Love it.
Xxticy 13 1 United States
3 Mar 2008 10:24PM
doug_7 15 482 England
4 Mar 2008 8:17AM
all been said, excellent
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
4 Mar 2008 8:27AM
elcid 16 150 England
4 Mar 2008 7:08PM
I will drink to that, great stuff.

Linzie 13
4 Mar 2008 8:25PM
great photo, i only notices she didn't have any eyebrows until i saw it on large

ramshots 13 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2008 8:55AM
Brilliantly different.
5 Mar 2008 1:29PM
I love this image but there is one thing that made go err, is the guiness added after as the straw loop seems to go inside the can, didn't think the lip was that deep. But thats my only gripe with it otherwise fantastic!!!!!!!
JuliaB 15 110 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2008 1:30PM
Guiness is good for you.... it gives you orange hair. With all the Ginger phobes out there.... a sure way of limiting sales! Me, I'd have everyone drink guiness - come on you gingers.
petra16 14 169 Scotland
5 Mar 2008 9:30PM

pennyspike 17 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2008 2:38PM
Great image John. Certainly eye-catching and who designed the make-up?
Many congrats on POTW.
I'm only just back in circulation Smile
Assyrian 13 132 Scotland
7 Mar 2008 12:33PM
Stunning - very original!

8 Mar 2008 3:38PM
Amazing. How long did this take you?
Henchard 15 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2008 4:07PM

Quote:How long did this take you?

About 30 seconds for the photo and it probably took Amy about an hour to get ready.

Thanks to all for the comments. I've been completely 'bowled over' by the reaction and comments. I just had a crazy idea and it's pleasing that people liked it; I thought it was way too bizarre for people to like. If anyone in the South West wants to consider booking Amy to model for them I can pass on details if you wish (commercial over).

Thanks to all those who have freely given of their help and advice since I joined EPZ as a complete beginner a few years ago. This week has been probably the most amazing of my life photographically, with a number of major things happening all in the same week.

I think the moral of the story is keep doing your own thing, keep learning, keep trying, and keep looking and listening to the help that is out there in the EPZ and other photographic communities.
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
8 Mar 2008 5:42PM
Wow, thats fantastic. Brilliant makeup and superb shot. Paul
9 Mar 2008 4:50PM
very eye catchin with humour attached to this picture

think it would be much better if the drink was irn bru
would go much better with the girls eyes & hair
but thats my opinion
Abbi 13 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2008 5:03PM
i love the make-up! lol
KTB 12 16 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2008 6:42PM
It's grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat !
User_Removed 17 39 6 Scotland
15 Mar 2008 12:30PM
Outstanding and deserves every award it got. Sorry for been so late with this

victor Smile
itspooch 14 2
21 Mar 2008 11:23PM
I just saw your image for the first time this evening and I think it's superb.

Best wishes
Oshea 13 Wales
9 Apr 2008 5:37PM
Deffinitely a winner!

GWAF 14 Scotland
30 Apr 2008 9:18PM
Your portraits are stunning and a source of inspiration to a new comer like myself. Thanks.
RRRhea 12 United Kingdom
7 May 2008 8:07PM
Eye Catching
bushcraft 14 94 3
2 Jun 2008 6:10PM
I have to say I really don't like it. But I do appreciate the skill involved, I just find it too odd and a little, well, disturbing for some reason. Please don't take that the wrong way! I'm probably just too dull to appreciate it.
ictustwin 13 9 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2008 6:57PM
yes yes YES!!!! This is a bloody GREAT picture. How amazing do all the colours compliment eachother???? TOTALLY!!! This is a winner of a shot and Guiness, or their marketing people,need to be SHOWN this photo. Right, gonna go and grab a nice cold beer now for the time being HAH!

Well done, love the pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andy Smile
Meike 12 Australia
22 Aug 2008 12:58AM
Really like it... beautiful model, great make up ... the whole package works well... love it

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