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Time to creep you out again

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Dec 03, 2004 20:31 |  #1

Closed-minded homophobes (closet gays in denial as they're also called) don't look. At least I've spared you from full frontal nudity, but you never know with some people..

I'm not entirely done with this. Probably going to add some textures (maybe from a scraped up negative or something) and I'm not sure that I want this as a montage like this. But, I'm interested in some input at this stage as well.

http://www.deviantart.​com/view/12865154/ (external link)

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Dec 03, 2004 20:44 |  #2

Personally, I like the "censoring" as a element of the art. A nice ironic counterpoint. I would leave it.

As far as the triptych is concerned, I find it to be off balance. The two lateral images are both looking the same way, which throws the whole composition off to viewers left. Nice idea, images are pleasing. (If you were trying for grotesque, I think you missed. Even with the "angry" expressions, there is a hint of meekness. Sorry. :( )

I just think it needs a better symetry.



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Dec 03, 2004 23:07 |  #3

+Fav and a Watch. I really like it. (external link)

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Dec 11, 2004 23:33 as a reply to  @ jacob's post |  #4

Great photos there, very creative.

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Dec 12, 2004 00:12 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #5

i like the shots alot
the expressions and the lighting are awesome
i agree about the censorship, it works and adds to them.
i really love the color of the backdrop also.

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Dec 12, 2004 08:50 as a reply to  @ c0ntr0lz's post |  #6

I like your backdrop quite a bit....but I"m really not convinced anger is the emotion you are trying to show.....nor I am sure about the "bondage" --I have too many questions - what is the bondage about, what is the emotion, why is the emotion --if this is a gay theme, then I think you might want to put it all in context because as is, it appears unfocused...
the text works well....but what it tells me is your emotions are about the goddamn internet.....and it may not be what the emotions are directed at exactly...

and no I"m not creeped out nor am I offended by nudity or gay issues or bondage etc...

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Dec 13, 2004 19:08 as a reply to  @ CDickinson's post |  #7

interesting, but I don't really like it. What are you trying to accomplish here? All I see is that you want to take pictures of yourself (I got this from the Artist's Comments). Is this supposed to be a commentary on censorship? Perhaps then you should bind your hands or put tape over your mouth? I really like the colors and the backdrop but the subject matter is a little strange. As a 3-shot composition, your first shot and your last shot look almost the same. I kind of like the stuff around your head but I'm not sure how you made it or even what it really is so it's difficult for me to identify "with" it. The picture in the middle kind of looks like a zombie.

It almost looks like something David LaChapelle would create, but I feel it has less meaning than that. The message is just not very clear.

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Dec 14, 2004 10:42 as a reply to  @ mdude85's post |  #8

I think the *censored* part is fun.

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Dec 14, 2004 16:37 as a reply to  @ Andy_T's post |  #9

I love it, gave it a Fave on deviantArt if you were wondering who Curos :-p

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Dec 14, 2004 18:03 as a reply to  @ Curos's post |  #10


It's not about anything sexual and it doesn't really have any meaning. That being said, to me it sounds boring to live in a world where the meaning behind everything must be obvious to be able to appreciate things.

I suppose the feeling I'm trying to show is more fear-related than anger. Like a wounded animal trying to scare off a predator.

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