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(Contains: nudity)
So I know this guy who does a lot of performance art. And he rang me up recently and said 'Hey Sarah, a friend of mine is really, really pregnant, so we want to do some stuff in the city. Nudes, alleys, that sort of thing. You in?'

To which I replied 'Yeah, sure' without having any idea what was going on. I'll admit, one of my key reasons for saying yes was that I secretly wanted her waters to break during the shoot, because come on, how cool would that photo have been?

Anyhoo, Sandra got de-clothed and wandered down this alley holding a stack of balloons, letting one go every few steps, and bursting two at the end. It was sweet. Even better were the Japanese tourists peeking around the corner, giggling, and the woman who got all awkward asking to walk past.

The last photo makes me happy; the bottom balloon is in the process of bursting. Awesome.

Concept: Darren Valentine.
Model: Sandra D'Urso.
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"From the curious onlookers in the background to the bright flashes of red, Fit To Burst by *eckyducky presents a kooky, joyful and beautiful narrative which celebrates womanhood and pregnancy. You can't help but smile," says the suggester. ( Suggested by SdeVarax and Featured by wynnesome )
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lost-in-a-current Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
wow this is pretty cool.
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:iconvaliantithe:
valiantithe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
amazing .
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:iconsupercyc:
supercyc Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
the dude in the back looks like hes lookingor taking a picture
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:iconlexxii:
lexxii Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding !
:)
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:iconrustyshutter:
rustyshutter Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Amazing shot !
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freakeesh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
featured [link] :heart:
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taphoto Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
I think it is a great work of art, facebook are clearly philistines...
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xX-Deone-Poison-Xx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
I love how this picture looks, especially the last one, but be careful about alleys.
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ainagami Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful pictures!! I love the shots and the idea, and funny about the Japanese tourists.

But goodness, does she have twins in there? Haha!
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Stank-Dog Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
The photo at the end freaked me out a bit.
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:iconmarkuseliance:
MarkusEliance Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
This almost makes me reconsider having children.
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:iconeckyducky:
eckyducky Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Ha, yes, it's pretty full on, isn't it?
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:iconnooreva:
nooreva Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
wonderful moment
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:iconteresa-lynn:
teresa-lynn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!
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:iconmbryn:
MBryn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Student Writer
The Japanese tourist taking the picture makes me smile.

As does the rest of the shoot. It's an interesting concept. Nicely done.
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AshitaUchiha Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
so, how did you not gte in trouble? Usually the police don;t take kindly to naked people dancing around in public. XD

It's very interesting. I like this picture.
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eckyducky Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
I've never had any police-type trouble...but Melbourne is pretty arts-friendly. Also it was in a tiny lane during peak hour, so we weren't terribly conspicuous.
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:iconashitauchiha:
AshitaUchiha Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Ah, I see. well, It's good you were able to take your picture without too much interupption. XD
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:iconstank-dog:
Stank-Dog Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
This was gonna be my question as well.
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:iconashitauchiha:
AshitaUchiha Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Yeah. I didn;t think you were alloud to do that, but everything was fine.
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:iconstank-dog:
Stank-Dog Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
I suppose it depends greatly on where you are in the world. You wouldn't be able to do public nudie shoots in America. You'd get arrested for public indecency.(Or even clothed shoots, for that matter. No matter where you go here, people get uppity and ask you to leave if you have a camera or camcorder.)
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:iconashitauchiha:
AshitaUchiha Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Really? Wow. That sucks. It must be difficult toi get good pictures at all! Where are you?
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:iconstank-dog:
Stank-Dog Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Bumfuck texas. People are mental here. If you aren't either tending to farm cows or going to church, you must be doing something evil. :roll:
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:iconashitauchiha:
AshitaUchiha Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Well, makes sense. No woder why they won't let you take pictures. Texas people are insane. I had to go there for a bit once to visit my family...It was weird. There was NOTHING to do.

But the houses were really big, which was awesome. We looked at a house twice the size of ours and it costs less. (or around the same price.) I thought that was kinda cool, but I'm used to liveing in the city, so I don;t know if I oucl dhandle Texas.
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:iconstank-dog:
Stank-Dog Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
At least there's no pollution. In my area, anyway.
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BrattyBen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
This is really sweet! It totally deserves the DD.
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eckyducky Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Thanks!
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sabisaotome Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Artist
Awesome sauce. <3
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OutlawOA Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing 4 a mother to be a part of.

And the PIC shows that everything is gonna be alright when it does.

So PERFECTLY well-done!

Good Going with the pic, guys; keep up the Great Work!

See 'ya round, eckyducky!

-Womanhood is a BLESSING; cherish it always-


-OOA OUT-
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Butch007 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
She's definitely a trooper and the pictures are obviously AMAZING! :w00t:

Congrats on the DD!
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:iconeckyducky:
eckyducky Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Thanks a lot!
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kgstv Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
"I'll admit, one of my key reasons for saying yes was that I secretly wanted her waters to break during the shoot, because come on, how cool would that photo have been?"
:rofl:

This is a really nice series; all four images are fantastic! The way the ghost-like balloon seems to be going inside the focused balloon above it as if a child was about to enter the womb, the onlookers in the background and her free spirited expression, the way her posture correlates well with the rising and fallen balloons.. the perspective in all of them is just beyond magical. Excellent work =)
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eckyducky Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Thanks! And I like that interpretation of the balloon!
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:iconakuhara:
Akuhara Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Did she have her baby yet?
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:iconeckyducky:
eckyducky Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Yep, yesterday, I believe. A healthy girl. :)
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:iconakuhara:
Akuhara Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Oh Wow! Tell her congratz ^ ^ (unless you already did, of course.)
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EssbeeEscobar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, she real is very, very pregnant. This is a very playful and clever idea and that lost shot, with the balloon being caught, mid-pop--awesome capture.

EssBee
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dosuofthefunk Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
wtf?
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:iconeckyducky:
eckyducky Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Zomgwtfbbq?
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:iconmetalshadowoverlord:
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
I felt the same way when I saw it...
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:iconchristymoss:
ChristyMoss Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
now that is very very pregnant... the shot from the side is beautiful.
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LovelyBStock Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thats is a Great way to show the beautiful parts of being pregnant. Great concept & Great Photographs! Bravo!
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:iconbringudown:
bringudown Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
your friend sure was right about her being "really pregnant"
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:iconeckyducky:
eckyducky Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Haha, yep!
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:iconbringudown:
bringudown Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
beautiful series though. i've got a pregnant women on my page, but she's barely pregnant by comparison.
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:icontherealarturo:
therealARTURO Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional
What a great idea! This is so creative, entertaining, and Very well done! I love it. :)
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:icongoldencooper:
Goldencooper Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Student General Artist
Congrats on the baby but .. I just don't get the concept of this ... I try but I don't see the DD here.
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:iconhatti369:
hatti369 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Isnt pregnancy awesome? She looks like she is going to have twins, she's so huge ^_^
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:iconhanatsukuri:
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
That really is perfectly awesome. I love it!

:heart:
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:iconeckyducky:
eckyducky Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Thanks!
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