View Full Version : Lindsey Garbelman: Hazel Eyes

20th May 2011, 12:22
<br>Admirers of gorgeous size-16 model Lindsey Garbelman, one of the most curvaceous and popular girls working today, will be delighted with the model's new test shoot, photographed by Jo Liu.

Ms. Liu was clearly fascinated by the model's lovely eyes. As an eye colour, hazel is a fascinating composite of pigments, mixing green and gold and light brown, a hue that shifts depending on the light, on what the model is wearing, and even on her mood.

Blue will always be the most angelic of eye colours, the purest Nordic shade, but hazel situates a model's historic background in Central Europe--e.g., the parts of Germany that felt the Roman influence. And just as the Roman Empire left behind noble imperial ruins across the Middle German landscape, so does hazel constitute a blending of the South and the North--the Bavarian allying itself with the Prussian, or the Celtic with the Teutonic.

With her hazel eyes and luxuriant brunette tresses, Lindsey provides a rich compliment to the many fair-featured models whom we have celebrated in recent weeks.

The loveliest image in Miss Garbelman's new test is the following serene portrait, which is the model's finest headshot to date. Observe how the interplay of the green background with the model's brown hair echoes the green/brown colour blend that comprises her hazel eyes. Those eyes are lovingly illuminated by the sun, in a softly dramatic manner that evokes Old Hollywood cinematography, which would famously augment the lighting around a starlet's eyes. The play of light and shadow gives the model a touch of mystery, while the soft roundness of her facial features endows her with a sensual youthfulness. Lindsey's almost imperceptibly raised eyebrow intimates her keen insight, her penetrating scrutiny of the viewer, while her ever-so-slightly lidded eyes add a hint of seductiveness. The cosmetics artistry is appropriately warm for her skin tone (in contrast to the cool blends that befit blue-eyed princesses).<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lindsey/liu01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lindsey/liu01a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The next image, closely related to the headshot, opens out onto the environment around Lindsey. It maintains the fascinating contrast of emerald greens and deep browns, with the verdant foliage betokening the model's own luscious fecundity. The cocoa colour of the top functions on two subconscious levels: it suggests rich earth, the ideal soil in which emerald leaves and spring blossoms take root, and it also intimates dark chocolate, relating the model to a delicacy, just as pink-themed images associate fair-featured models with ice cream and cake. Lindsey appears easygoing and relaxed, her comfort and ease evoking pleasurable sensations in the viewer. Her arms appear round and full, and her neck area is soft and smooth, unbroken by any trace of a visible clavicle. Her magnificent brunette hair cascades over her shoulders, tumbling lazily over the her top, as if in harmony with the model's own sensual indolence. The smile is warm and endearing--smiles of a thousand varieties being Lindsey's particular specialty. The wooden slats of the bench and the wrought-iron fence impart an Old World quality, matching the model's own timeless beauty. The scene belongs as much to the 19th century as it does to the 21st. <p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lindsey/liu02.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lindsey/liu02a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Another image of Miss Garbelman takes her inside the studio, and although doing so loses the captivating greenery of the outdoor images, the portrait is nevertheless chic and compelling. Observe the model's quiet, barely-there smile (subtlety being the keynote of this entire test). Again we see the ever-so-slightly raised eyebrow, which discloses a hint of bemusement on Lindsey's part. However, there is no trace of cynicism in the model; merely a gentle touch of wit. The glimpse of décolletage at the lower edge of the image, which recedes into shadow, introduces a sensual element. The overall impression is one of classiness and elegance, yet the youthful prettiness of the model's features keeps the image fresh, whereas an overly mature model would lack the delicacy needed to give the picture life.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lindsey/liu03.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lindsey/liu03a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>As noted above, the lighting in these images evokes the softly dramatic illumination of silver-screen cinema. Paradoxically, however, the effect is rendered better in the colour images, with their muted palettes, than in the bona fide black and whites. Nevertheless, one loves the voluminous sweep of Lindsey's luxurious tresses in this photograph, and the gown is both posh and exciting in that it bares the model's shapely arms. Lindsey's stance is confident, but avoids aggressiveness, instead projecting appealing self-assurance.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lindsey/liu04.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lindsey/liu04a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Bravo to Miss Garbelman for a gorgeous and compelling new test, and to photographer Jo Liu for capturing her beauty in such a perceptive manner. For such a young model, Lindsey has accumulated a remarkable breadth of experience. She has carefully honed her technique over the years, and now evokes a range of moods and expressions with a remarkable economy of expression, while capitalizing on her youthful prettiness.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lindsey/liu05.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/lindsey/liu05a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Elegant, yet fresh; classy, yet soft; Lindsey is a gorgeous and--this being the key point--<i>legitimately</I> full-figured model. We continue to admire her work, and eagerly look forward to her next campaigns.

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