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Canon
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Canon EOS 450D
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1/21 second
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F/4.5
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18 mm
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1600
Date Taken
Feb 8, 2011, 11:09:38 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 (11.0x20071101 [20071101.m.190 2007/11/01:02:00:00 cutoff; m branch]) Windows
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livin in a dream by navidoutlaw livin in a dream by navidoutlaw
or a nightmare maybe ...
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livin in a dream by ~navidoutlaw ( Suggested by CarmenVeloso and Featured by Kaz-D )
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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! :heart: 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.
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Imagine-202 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
very good
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augenweide Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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LekkerrBloeiend Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011   Photographer
cool:clap:
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
dream prison of or own making
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feldrand Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice photo - what i like most, is the open window - the air that seems to come in - the freedom outside... :D
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navidoutlaw Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :aww: :hug:
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feldrand Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconhowdyplz:
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MT-000 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
this photo is how i feel
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navidoutlaw Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: :hug:
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undonepuzzle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful light and details ....
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