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A Photographer on the Citadel

In a quite part of the Citadel Wards, in a small alley known only to the locals lies a studio.
Here lives and works a photographer who boldly defies all contemporary holographic technologies, relying instead on ancient human devices based on crude mechanics and chemistry to capture his motifs.

Now - be it by chance or by purpose - some of the greatest heroes of our time found their way into that studio to stand before the camera...

(All pictures of the series can be found here: pineappletree.deviantart.com/g…)


The "Bla bla bla" part

Something calm.

Spent faaaar too much time fiddling with the smallest of details, especially the lighting. Still could spend hours with further improvements but at some point you just have to stop and move on ...


The technical stuff

All pictures of this series are based on character models and textures extracted directly from Mass Effect 3's game files and modified by me where I deemed it necessary.
Posing, lighting, rendering were done in 3dsMAX + V-Ray.
Background, composing, postprocessing in PS.

Mass Effect, Character © Bioware
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:iconkeller88:
keller88 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Best liara picture ever ♥
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:iconpineappletree:
pineappletree Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never say ever!

Or so... ;)

Glad you like it, thanks!
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:iconarkavan:
arkavan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Awesome series! :iconawesomefaceplz:
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:iconnumbuh88:
Numbuh88 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfully done!
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:icontreasures-of-wisdom:
Treasures-Of-Wisdom Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Classy!
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:iconispok8:
Ispok8 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
hot
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:iconpetern64:
PeterN64 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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:icondevduck01:
devduck01 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Fantastic job, from pose to lighting to details on skin..me like :)
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:icongaiasart:
GaiasArt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
She looks so amazing lifelike in this photo I want to reach out and touch her to see if they are real... ughhh... I mean... she is real. Yeah... that...
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:icondangmised:
dangmised Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I added this to my favorites, this picture is beautiful and detailed.
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:iconladyserraphym:
LadySerraphym Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
As a girl who is totally in love with Liara, let me say this is one of the most beautiful, artistic, and charming portraits of her I have ever seen. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this. :love:
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:iconbackgroundstore:
BackgroundStore Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
nice!
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:iconultrachicken:
ultrachicken Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous :love:
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:iconhuggybear742:
HuggyBear742 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photo-realistic... :omg:
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:iconalexander-syros:
Alexander-Syros Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Amazing piece!
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:iconjoanna180179:
joanna180179 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, she looks so real indeed. I'm currently looking for a nice stance of her, for a tattoo, and this portret or parts of it might be just right...yeah...
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:iconalisongunn:
AlisonGunn Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
that is amazing! She's so... real..
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:iconjourneymanm7:
journeymanM7 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
lovely portrait...!
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:iconventure5:
venture5 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
its REAL !!!
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:icondanielglaber:
DanielGlaber Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
This is the best fan art of a Mass Effect character I saw in my entire life, and I saw a lot (every one of them mabye), that is no small feat, be proud and continue your excellent work :)
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:iconsunsetandcamphor:
sunsetandcamphor Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is actually awe-inspiring. Absolutely beautiful. Oh Mass Effect...how I love you so.
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:icondie-yng:
die-yng Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Fantastic set of pictures. I love it!!
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:iconliarajune:
liarajune Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
is there a way to buy prints from this series? they're all so beautiful I want a headshot for my wall!!
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:icononeplus1:
oneplus1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
1st time ive seen her breasts and they are wonderful
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:iconlucidvalvo:
LucidValvo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Hot fucking flapjacks!

OO__OO

I need prothean eyes for this! lol
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:iconjesterhat212:
jesterhat212 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just perfect. Can't beat this.
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:iconnikoskate:
nikoskate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
this is incredible
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:iconjelda:
Jelda Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even if Liara isn't my favourite I like her and these incredible photographs are the best I've seen on dA I think. Respect!
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:iconlonefox95:
lonefox95 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing! :thumbsup::thumbsup: x10
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:iconpineappletree:
pineappletree Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks!
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:icongreyghost24:
GreyGhost24 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
that is so awesome!!! no words can do this justice
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:iconpineappletree:
pineappletree Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank you!
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:iconwellimdave:
wellimdave Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy snaps, this is good. Fapidyfap.
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:iconhezzu832:
Hezzu832 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
There's a point where even a nude picture turns into art, and fapping becomes so disrespectful it just can't be possible.
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:iconpineappletree:
pineappletree Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whatever makes you happy, I guess ... ;)
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Epoch-Art Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really surprised that the game mesh has this much detail. Did you subdivide the mesh at all? The game assets have got to be much lower res than this. And how did you keep the rigging/weighting intact? or did you redo that yourself?

Looks amazing. I love Liara. Did you do any Miranda nudes?
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:iconpineappletree:
pineappletree Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

While I make more and more improvements and additions to the model and just generally try to make it look as good as possible, the level of detail is still first and foremost a testament to Bioware's great 'base' work. I do use subdivisions but only to get rid of visible polygon corners, etc., not for detailing.

And I didn't touch the vanilla riggin as it is imported so far, (hate that work). Since it comes as a seperate modifier, it's not too much of a problem to modify the model 'underneath' it and keep everything in working order if you're a bit careful.

And no Miranda yet, possibly in the future ...
(no promises though ;))
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:iconhezzu832:
Hezzu832 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
After collecting about ~250 Liara pictures, from *cough* various resources, I must admit this being in the top 3, if not even the best.
The similar one with her standing, is quite near this. This is just somehow even more stunning.

(Needless to say I fell for her in ME, quite bad. :blushes: )
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:iconpineappletree:
pineappletree Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like 'em!

(And who didn't fall for her?
...
No, don't tell me! I'll stay in my little 'everybody loves Liara' world. :D)
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:iconhezzu832:
Hezzu832 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Actually can't say any names except people who never played the game. :)
...Although there is this one raging racist. :brainless: But I think I can forgive him. :batman:
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:iconrastifan:
Rastifan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely lovely. Great work:D
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:iconpineappletree:
pineappletree Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpmc65:
PMC65 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Very tasteful! 2 thumbs up!
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:iconpineappletree:
pineappletree Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, PMC!
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:iconsheps-moari-cousin:
sheps-moari-cousin Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
this is incredible, first truelly perfect liara i have seen, i just wish there was more in this series. PLEASE KEEP GOING!!!
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:iconpineappletree:
pineappletree Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm on it, I'm on it! 'Good art takes time' and all that jazz ... ;)

Thank you!
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:iconpriximus:
Priximus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
8O
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:iconpineappletree:
pineappletree Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconpriximus:
Priximus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
how the hell did you do this??
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