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barbed skin. by Senju-HiMe barbed skin. by Senju-HiMe
Model: Belén ~aldereguia
Photographer/ mua: myself. *Senju-HiMe

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Do not use without my written permission, thank you.
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Senju-HiMe:

First, please allow me to say that all of your work is incredible. I'm sure you hear this all the time, but you really do have an amazing eye. I think I may be drawn to this piece partially due to my current project. But even if I wasn't steeped in things that puncture these days, this would have still caught my eye.

I love the way the overall starkness and lack of color is punctuated with that double dose of red - lips, apple. The fingers are are so soft, delicate, caressing the fruit. They make a perfect counterpoint to the anger and destruction of the nails. Brilliant!

That you've chosen to cover the eyes, adds a sense of mystery that increases the overall impact of the piece. I can't help but wonder what is going on in her mind...

Thank you for sharing this and all your work. It is inspiring!

Joe (CreativelyDotMe)
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kww1991 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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:iconhaldisa:
Haldisa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
like american horror story :3 love it
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JadeGreenbrooke Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Photographer
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my version of this photo for my photography a level, i am studying you:)
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:icontheabstruse:
TheAbstruse Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really dark, kinda freaky, but splendid!
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Krissy1916 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this pic looks like a book cover or something, I like the contrast between the agressive piercing nails and the carefully holding hands, great work!
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British-Pixie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh and I think you meant to say:
Photographer/ 'Moi': myself

*Psst! Edit that love. = ]
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Senju-HiMe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
nope, MUA means "make-up artist" :)
thank you
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British-Pixie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah! I see, my error as well as apologies.
Still, nice photo AND you learned a word in French
so win-win, no? = ]

Have a great day love, go...throw that apple at someone;
but NOT ME! = )

Cheers!
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British-Pixie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
VERY CREATIVE yet simplistic. Sometimes the most stunning photography stems from
basic ideas with a little bit of sadism added to it. Well done.

*Note: I hope you tossed that contraption at an ex. (lol jk)
Cheers!
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TeganJade Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Photographer
My goodness, this is absolutely amazing! One of my favourite photos I have ever seen on deviantART! I love it. :) <3
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Idriltura Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello' Je ne me rapelle plus si j'avais demandé si je pouvais utiliser cette superbe, soit dit en passant, photo pour dessiner... Donc, je te le redemande avant de mettre en ligne mon dessin ... Voilou ! Au fait c'est génial cette idée de clous dans la pomme... :)
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Renia-Ophelia-Blair Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning. Also reminds me of my Little Apple Dolls.
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Gattiix Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
Me encanta el tono de tu piel!! *-* Es asi natural o esta retocada?? o.o bueno realmente eso no importa es muy hermosa! la foto por alguna razón me trasmite un sentimiento de desolación(?) sos preciosa :D Por cierto me gusta tu manzanita -w- <3
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i-am-a-bridgewalker Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
the COLORS here are incredible. love the unspoken way it's speaking.
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free-way-of-life Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Photographer
very nice work ! like it !!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features
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DanniDarkness Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
It sort of makes me think you are trying to kill twilight. But very interesting.
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dow311 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
After reading some of the comments I am not sure the intention of this photo is exactly what I took from it, but if you know anything about Christian theology then this picture certainly begins to take on a deeper meaning (at least for me). The apple and nails I see as symbols of both the first sin as well as the price to be paid for that sin in order to attain redemption. The pale and saddened women a symbol of the one who bore that first sin. However the blue veil is a common color associated with the women who bore the Messiah thus leading to redemption. very prophetic in a deeper theological way. again not sure of your intention and if im way off base then I apologize I mean no disrespect to you as an artist. I really do love this picture.
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coolj229 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
beast
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Akina-Sumi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student General Artist
beautiful and emotional piece, well done :clap:
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VincentMonochrome Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
I love how the pale colors in this picture made the apple stand out! Very beautiful!
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Judasziege Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh... yummy. :D
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limuel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
pobre manzana...
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DanteLosGatos Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am looking forward to seeing more great stuff from you in the future !!
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rie1224 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Very very dark and mysterious
Great!!!
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rie1224 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Very very dark and mysterious
Great!!!
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:iconrie1224:
rie1224 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Very very dark and mysterious
Great!!!
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torchiam Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
hi Senju,i am a still photography student.may i ask your permission to redo this shot and up load here.i will give all the credits to you in the photo description with your link.

thanks
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Eiclud Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Love it! is this photo taken inside or outside?
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Orelh Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
No matter how many times i look at it, every time it remembers me True Blood poster xP. That one:
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It looks fantastic ^^
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Senju-HiMe Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
I've never watched it, but now that you say it, it's quite true!
Thank you <3
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EYELIGHTZONE Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
great !
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Senju-HiMe Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you <3
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elvenjewel2012 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Terrific image!
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Senju-HiMe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you! :hug::heart:
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elvenjewel2012 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome! :)
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TheatreLife Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Cristina with out a doubt this has to be one of my most fav shots EVER!!!! I love the mystery of not being able to see the eyes, the paleness of her skin and the red of the apple...very very intoxitcating!
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Senju-HiMe Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :hug: :heart:
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TheatreLife Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
You're so welcome!!!
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Zsuccubus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
This photo made me thinking.
Very interesting. It could mean that the girl is like the apple- so fresh and so clean on the outside but on the inside she is hurt, wounded and not so innocent anymore. At least that's what it means to me, I don't know what was your message with it. :)
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Senju-HiMe Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you for your thoughts! :hug:
Well, the idea (my idea) behind the shot is similar to yours. The apple is a fresh, and sweet fruit, and so the girl represents the apple. That's why she's so pale (pureness). But then she stops being that innocent girl, and is drawn to the modern world. She's blind (so her covered eyes), doesn't know what that world really is, doesn't understand that someone can hurt her. Her apple is now stabbed, poisoned and rusty.
The apple actually is childhood. She represents the big step from childhood to 'adolescence' (the worst side of teenage).
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Zsuccubus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
I'm glad to hear that I was not far from the truth. :)
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LouiiseD Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
I love her skin and lips. Great job! ...
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Senju-HiMe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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skywalkerlover Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
I really love how her lips complement the nail stabbed apple....really makes the picture pop.
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Senju-HiMe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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skywalkerlover Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Welcome.
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KytKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow. This is very interesting The concept along with the colors just mesh very nicely. Good job =)
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Senju-HiMe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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