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April 9
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1/125 second
Focal Length
55 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 9, 2014, 3:22:42 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
identity by Senju-HiMe identity by Senju-HiMe
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Since I started photography, I've always aimed to create creatures that can't exist outside my head. They are my monsters, my joys, my fears and worries. When I take a self-prortait, I never see myself as the model. I'm just a painter of a dream, of an idea.

When I put on my make-up, I am no longer Cristina, but
"the prisoner." (the prisoner. by Senju-HiMe) a "fire dancer." (fire dancer. by Senju-HiMe) or a "maniac." maniac. by Senju-HiMe

People escape reality by reading, painting, or listening to music. I do it by taking self-portraits.


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I find this piece of art to be very beautiful and enlightening. What I take from this is a divide in emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Its shows how we contain both the "normal" and the unusual. I feel like this is not only an expression from the artist, but also a reminder of how I view myself. Being split down ths middle shows equal parts of an opposing drive, the raw energy of two mismatched mentalities contained in one brain. There is fear and bravery, honesty and manipulation, vanity and self loathing,humility and narcissism, all batteling for control. Maybe the reason why I do so adore this picture is for the fact that many of my previous works of art are so chillingly similar, almost identical. With our humanity comes choice. We can choose to conform to societies idea of how we should think, look and behave. Or we can rebel, we can stand tall and show our insanity which is uniquely us. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This work of art is the artists expression. Perhaps the meaning of this piece is all together entirely different from how I perceive it. But all art is open for interpretation. The meanings can even change day to day. I believe this picture holds something unique and special for all of us.
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Skyril2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Wow! Have you read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer? This reminds me of the Lunar Queen Levana, what she really looks like VS what she makes herself look like.
Beautiful photography!
flukey0 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
mustai Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truly amazing concept and an amazing execution, the combination of the amazing photo and the honest concise artist description have depth and meaning that full paragraphs can't have.
TripleS-Art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Neat! :)
BlockPainter Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
right half looks so much better than left one, a very beautiful lady. 
Dragonflysunning Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah… did you use photoshop to integrate two photos, or is that purely impeccable makeup?
Dragonflysunning Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
opps… shoulda read the description Blush 
ShyButterflyLove Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are extremely inspirational. I love all of your photos, they have something I've NEVER seen in anyone else's photos. You really open my eyes and mind, to new perspectives and ideas. Brilliant.
kae-ri Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Very strong piece of work. I like the obvious connection to societal pressures into reality. However, I really do like the white eyes, which sort of represent blindness to me. It seems to symbolize the blindness to how society inpacts one. I like the contrast between the makeup and the unmasked face. It seems to represent the rebellious self that seems to blend into the self created by societal pressures.
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