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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock – picture 9, December 5, 2004

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock, December 5, 2004, picture 9, San Francisco, California USA

Here is the 9th shot from my December 5, 2004 shoot with 18 year old model Elizabeth Báthory.

I shot this picture with my Canon 10D camera. I uploaded the picture at full camera resolution of 6 megapixels. I uploaded the JPEG image at maximum quality. Click on the picture twice in succession to see the full size version in your browser.

Click here to see all of my photographs of Elizabeth Báthory that I have published to this blog.

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January 9th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock – picture 8, December 5, 2004

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock, December 5, 2004, picture 8, San Francisco, California USA

Here is the 8th shot from my December 5, 2004 shoot with 18 year old model Elizabeth Báthory.

I shot this picture with my Canon 10D camera. I uploaded the picture at full camera resolution of 6 megapixels. I uploaded the JPEG image at maximum quality. Click on the picture twice in succession to see the full size version in your browser.

Click here to see all of my photographs of Elizabeth Báthory that I have published to this blog.

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January 8th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock – picture 7, December 5, 2004

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock, December 5, 2004, picture 7, San Francisco, California USA

Here is the 7th shot from my December 5, 2004 shoot with 18 year old model Elizabeth Báthory.

I shot this picture with my Canon 10D camera. I uploaded the picture at full camera resolution of 6 megapixels. I uploaded the JPEG image at maximum quality. Click on the picture twice in succession to see the full size version in your browser.

Click here to see all of my photographs of Elizabeth Báthory that I have published to this blog.

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January 7th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock – picture 6, December 5, 2004

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock, December 5, 2004, picture 6, San Francisco, California USA

Here is the 6th shot from my December 5, 2004 shoot with 18 year old model Elizabeth Báthory.

I shot this picture with my Canon 10D camera. I uploaded the picture at full camera resolution of 6 megapixels. I uploaded the JPEG image at maximum quality. Click on the picture twice in succession to see the full size version in your browser.

Click here to see all of my photographs of Elizabeth Báthory that I have published to this blog.

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January 6th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock – picture 5, December 5, 2004

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock, December 5, 2004, picture 5, San Francisco, California USA

Here is the 5th shot from my December 5, 2004 shoot with 18 year old model Elizabeth Báthory.

I shot this picture with my Canon 10D camera. I uploaded the picture at full camera resolution of 6 megapixels. I uploaded the JPEG image at maximum quality. Click on the picture twice in succession to see the full size version in your browser.

Click here to see all of my photographs of Elizabeth Báthory that I have published to this blog.

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January 5th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock – picture 4, December 5, 2004

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock, December 5, 2004, picture 4, San Francisco, California USA

Here is the 4th shot from my December 5, 2004 shoot with 18 year old model Elizabeth Báthory.

I shot this picture with my Canon 10D camera. I uploaded the picture at full camera resolution of 6 megapixels. I uploaded the JPEG image at maximum quality. Click on the picture twice in succession to see the full size version in your browser.

Click here to see all of my photographs of Elizabeth Báthory that I have published to this blog.

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January 4th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock – picture 3, December 5, 2004

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock, December 5, 2004, picture 3, San Francisco, California USA

Here is the 3rd shot from my December 5, 2004 shoot with 18 year old model Elizabeth Báthory.

I shot this picture with my Canon 10D camera. I uploaded the picture at full camera resolution of 6 megapixels. I uploaded the JPEG image at maximum quality. Click on the picture twice in succession to see the full size version in your browser.

Click here to see all of my photographs of Elizabeth Báthory that I have published to this blog.

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January 3rd, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock – picture 2, December 5, 2004

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Elizabeth Bathory photographed by Kevin Warnock, December 5, 2004, picture 2, San Francisco, California USA

Here is the 2nd shot from my December 5, 2004 shoot with 18 year old model Elizabeth Báthory.

I shot this picture with my Canon 10D camera. I uploaded the picture at full camera resolution of 6 megapixels. I uploaded the JPEG image at maximum quality. Click on the picture twice in succession to see the full size version in your browser.

Click here to see all of my photographs of Elizabeth Báthory that I have published to this blog.

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January 2nd, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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Elizabeth Báthory photographed by Kevin Warnock – picture 1, December 5, 2004

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Elizabeth Bathory photographed by Kevin Warnock, December 5, 2004, picture 1, San Francisco, California USA

I took this picture on December 5, 2004, well before I started blogging. I am going through my archive of thousands of pictures from years ago, and I am going to start publishing some of them to my blog.

Elizabeth was 18 years old at the time of this shoot. She did a great job, as you’ll see from the 17 photographs I will publish from this productive shoot.

Elizabeth Báthory is a pseudonym.

Have a look at the WikiPediA entry for the more famous Elizabeth Báthory that I presume was the inspiration for this model. Here’s an excerpt from WikiPediA:

“Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian, Alžbeta Bátoriová in Slovak; 7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was a countess from the renowned Báthory family of Hungarian nobility. Although the number of murders is debated, she has been labeled the most prolific female serial killer in history and is remembered as the “Blood Countess.”

After her husband Ferenc Nádasdy’s death, she and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80.[1] Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted. In 1610, she was imprisoned in the Csejte Castle, now in Slovakia and known as Čachtice, where she remained bricked in a set of rooms until her death four years later.

Later writings[citation needed] about the case have led to legendary accounts of the Countess bathing in the blood of virgins[citation needed] in order to retain her youth and subsequently also to comparisons with Vlad III the Impaler of Wallachia, on whom the fictional Count Dracula is partly based, and to modern nicknames of the Blood Countess and Countess Dracula.”

I didn’t know who Countess Elizabeth Báthory was while I was photographing the model. I knew her by her real name, and only on the model release did she indicate she had a pseudonym for her modeling career. As you review the severe and strangely beautiful images of Elizabeth, think about the pseudonym she chose to use. Elizabeth was really a sweet and pleasant woman, so I am surprised she chose the name she chose. She wasn’t one to smile, but she also wasn’t one to frown. I’ve done some Internet searching, and it appears that she’s still modeling, and from what I’ve seen, still looks striking.

Movie poster for Báthory

There’s a movie about the Countess called simply Báthory. According to a WikiPediA article on the movie, “the budget of 10 million EUR (around 15 million USD) makes it the most expensive Slovak and Czech movie ever.”

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Here’s a striking promotional image for the movie, which I downloaded from the official website for the movie. It’s intended as ‘wallpaper’ for personal computers, but I thought you should see it. If you want to use it as desktop wallpaper, please get your copy from the official movie website, not from this blog.

Here’s an article on the Countess from the Curious Tendency blog. I borrowed this painting, apparently of the Countess, from that blog, so thank you Curious Tendency!

Countess Elizabeth Bathory

Click here to see all of the pictures of Elizabeth Báthory that I’ve posted to this blog

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January 1st, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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