Maybe I'm not a professional photographer myself, however I feel an overwhelming urge to write down a more analytic comment/critique to this marvellous photography...
Firstly, indeed, it's completely awesome! I love the composition and concept. The idea is mind-blowing, very well worked up and also very symbolical for me.
The darkness of the room symbolizes here for me a kind of feeling of being insecure, threatened by the outer world. Plus it might be a symbol of a kind of "mental cage" made from our self-destructive, negative emotions and thoughts. The lines on the model's body resembles to me days which pass (it reminds me so much of shipwrecked people who are stuck on an uninhibited island and who want to keep up to date with the world's calendar, so they draw and cross out lines... but usually on a rock or a piece of wood and not on someone's body... but it makes the whole idea even more haunting and excellent for me; it's definitely more dramatic). These days just pass, and although he's still alive, he can't bear the reality, it is like a nightmare for him. Maybe the border between dreams and reality has been wiped out? The only one element in this photograph which shows that maybe there is still hope is the open window in the background. Maybe this broken by world and troubles person will one day wake up from his dreams, peer through the window and try to live happily again? Maybe he will try to endure all of the suffering, pain and problems and will manage to get out of the state into which he's fallen... This is how I interpreted this work.
As for me it's a really wonderfully executed concept, very emotional and inspiring. Congrats!
This picture is really breathtaking in the composition, the choice of a black and white colours with feelings more intense than a colorful picture, in the idea and the realization. It's just wonderful to see how you can capture an human feeling than we can have when we are trapped in dream and forget to escape us to find again the reality. It's just like we count the days of solitude but don't find a way to go outside of this feeling. It's like a world that we create full of hope but full of illusions too. Thank you for this piece of art.
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I would add regarding the window(as described in the critique): the window is the oven door where the dream/cake is cooking… then you can smell/dream this cooking cake\new living reality , in your sleep or imagination…. before it actually materializes.
so outside the window is where you want to wake up: Your dream which became a new living reality.