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Self March 31 2012 by BohemianButterflies Self March 31 2012 by BohemianButterflies
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plaktow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
I like the background, because although it is even and gray, it still has a slight gradient to it and it has texture. While it does look like a background from a photo studio, it still looks real enough to make this photo believable. Obviously set-up shots may be pleasant to look at but they hardly ever tell a story. This one does, like others have already commented. The story stems from your pose. The hands and your face are very interesting. The hands and fingers have movement in them, and I'd like to know what is going on there. Do you yearn for someone to hold, like your hands entwine each other? If so, why do you look away so sternly? Is it to deny your need or to ignore the fact that the only hand holding you is your own? Probably you just did that because it looks good... but it does make the viewer think :)

Not sure if I'd like to see more contrast between light and shadow here. It has a good dynamic range as it is, though. Maybe a backlight to bring out your right shoulder and hair a bit more? Now the photo is slightly unbalanced as the lower left corner is almost black.  Also a small spark of light in your eyes would've helped to interpret your expression. Now your eyes are nearly lost in shadows.

All in all I think this is a very curious photo, and I would like to hear what you thought about when made it. Why this specific pose?
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EmbraceDarkshade Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome profile! You remind me a lot of the young (with hair) Billy Corgan
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BohemianButterflies Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
I've never gotten that before! But I do see the resemblance. :P Thanks :)
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EmbraceDarkshade Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it makes you look cool
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rejects89 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Beautiful
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VisualJunky Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Stunning!
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ReedVoskuil Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous lines!
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PhoenixFire787 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Photographer
I am extremely drawn to this image, but I'm not sure I know why exactly. I find the hands fascinating, they are so alive, and they tell their own story. I also appreciate the overall strength that this image holds. Your features are so bold and defined it is hard to not look strong, especially in profile like this. I find the arms to actually be the part of highest impact in the piece because of the intentionality.

The only suggestion I might offer is to blur out some of those crinkles in the background drapery, they aren't extremely distracting, but they can be after staring at the piece for so long. Wonderful work.
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IPicaud Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Wonderfull...so delicate yet so strong, quite a statement. Cheers!
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Shachar-Art Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me with the foundation of new :iconimpressiveideas: Group!

This is for you: [link]
I hope you will enjoy! :rose:
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InfrangibleTruth Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Very profound
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DeepDarkAndHidden Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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grodpro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
excellent
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the-neon-affairs Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is perfection. I really love the way his hands are positioned and angled.
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pudenda Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Well done.
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aktell Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great Image !!!

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Shachar-Art Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :rose:
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asphaltgirl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Wow. You are really extremely attractive. That always does so much for a photograph. I also love the pose and the "colours". :)
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BohemianButterflies Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
:hug: :hug: :hug:
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asphaltgirl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Awwwww. To be hugged by someone like that! :D
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choas-overlord-joe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Photographer
I love the composition. That strand of hair on the ear is a nice touch, was that a happy accident or planned?
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choas-overlord-joe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Photographer
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Wonderful masculinity portrait...:heart:...!!!
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BohemianButterflies Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you :) :hug:
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
:)
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
An excellent photograph - well done
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BohemianButterflies Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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