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Pentax K-5

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Even though the piece is very minimal in it's appearance, that's where it's greatest strength lies.

The color white has always been associated with purity, innocence and frailty, so to give the model such a porcelain complexion, surrounded in an almost blindly pure white haze, it automatically speaks so much, so quickly.

Juxtapose this purity with such a powerful but unflinching gaze, allowing the viewer to decide if she truly is innocent or plotting something that you're powerless to prevent.

The deciding factor on being the upside down cross or simply a division of the face. Was she deemed evil by others or herself?

The image, while minimal can speak so loudly depending on how you view the world, innocence accused of evil, or evil hiding within innocence.
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Sometimes the smallest things say the most. Love the symbolism. What's interesting, though, is that the upside down cross is also known as Saint Peter's Cross. Simon Peter, according to Catholic tradition was crucified upside down. It became an anti-Christian symbol more so in recent times. What I like most about this picture is what you've already stated. It can be looked at in so many ways. Does the person, herself, see herself as pure and the world doesn't or does the world see her as pure and she doesn't? Such a tease on the mind. Great idea, here. Kudos.
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lacrima83 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
i really love your shoots!!! you´re so inspiring, hope you are not angry about my try to show it  lacrima83.deviantart.com/art/S…
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arguspargus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Artist
amazing
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GarethAlexanderDrake Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. :-) 
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EricSellers Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
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EricSellers Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
by Senju-HiMe Thank you for the reference photo.
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DrDrum666 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
fuckin' brilliant! :headbang:
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nightrose0087 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You know, some of your pieces would make excellent book covers.
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heliophobicheather Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Artist
Im in love with the simplicity of the lighting; such a clean, crisp white with a thin, black upside down cross to blend in with the line of the mouth.
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piquantgirl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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craneHARDCORE Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013   General Artist
Would it be alright if I drew this? It's incredible.
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Senju-HiMe Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
it would be wonderful :)
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craneHARDCORE Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013   General Artist
:heart: Thank you!
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DrIAcid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Senju:it's shit due to the quality of the scan but be sure i put efforts in it and im glad to have yur wonderfull photo for starting drawning:driacid.deviantart.com/art/Shi…
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ruan-a Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
"its shit" REALLY?!?!? way to go on the positive feedback!
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DrIAcid Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
i wasnt even expecting a good feedback :3 but still i deleted it because i want to redrawn it
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, you've been featured in the #VenatoresLucis's Light Hunters Feature: Special Effects, greetings!!!.
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ohbewan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple but effective!
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lomatic Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ekstra-ordiner
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BokehLight Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013   Photographer

This wonderful work has been featured here: Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 59.

Looking forward to seeing more art from you at devPREMIUM.


Best regards

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FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
when the gods gather to overwhelm you: put your finger on your lips and say the deepest secret word: silence (from the gnostic's prayers)
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JACAC Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
r e a l l y . g r e a t
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leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great concept
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krevez Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Photographer
everything about this picture i love
i just feel like the cross gets in the way
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emzyjordan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
This is stunning! The eyebrows are ever so slightly uneven, but other than that, this is a perfect image, with really striking contrast and colours, well done!
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CaseyDN Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
tu ojos ♥
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avalanchepark Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
the natural cross of the face would be across the eyes and down the nose. This serves to split the face and show the symmetry - which seems too perfect here. I think that perfect symmetry catches they eye and makes us look again.
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OctopusGames Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
:D Wonderful concept, just a great visual impact. You look so different here from your other self portraits.
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xSakuraKurox Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ASDKASJDKLASKDKAHKSHDKASH I LOVE THIS.

I just lvoe all of your portraits, to clean cut, so creative and colourful. I love the sharp, bold and strong angles of your face, and pale skin.. it's just seriously amazing. You've taken a simple idea and made it absolutely ominously brilliant. 
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sund-box Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Muy Buena como siempre Cristina, a favoritos del tiron!
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h3online Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Stark and subtle at once - very nice
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seedz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing
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madewithloveL Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I like this, interesting use of the cross of St. Peter! In some traditions, it symbolizes humility and unworthiness, which (for me) is a nice juxtaposition against both your very intense gaze, and the name of this work. 
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CosmicKat Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Artist
fantastic image
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WillCook Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work, I really love the concept, and your lighting, amazing!!
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Redbuck Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student
one of my favorites!!
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Daeamor Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Her eyes look like the earth
 
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
That's not where the guidelines go! :nuu:
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
great...
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iizel Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Every picture of yours is unique and strong. 
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Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh dangit, sometimes I feel like slapping you in the face because you are so darned good.

STUNNING, again!

brb I am going to go die from gorgeous cheekbone overload.
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nothing-left-to-say Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Is this evil perfection?:o (Eek) 
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nobelperl2 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Thats stunning, the eyes are soo beautiful *-*
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chancerox Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wowity wow. the horizontal line almost looks like a bit, and your fierce gaze you are tugging at it - the line of symmetry is division - divide & conquer. stunning work. 
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ViviDybowski Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Stunning photograph! Well done!
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Aderes-Devorah Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Photographer
It is a wonderful piece -- conceptually and technically.  Like a Vitruvian Man for the modern woman, it reminds us of the fantastic symmetries of nature and the purity of mathematics.  I love it.

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Senju-HiMe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
I love your comment.  you nailed it :)
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Aderes-Devorah Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Photographer
Great compliment for the compliment.  Thank you.

I think it is so original in a really simple way.  Taking a complex structure and placing two of the most simple shapes onto it -- the viewer starts to wonder what subjects and issues are being raised.

Ha.  I have officially stopped brown-nosing, now.

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nicole-j-photography Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Photographer
You have a perfect face/features x) awesome, simplistic and clean photograph. :)
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DiamondInTheRoughX Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of American Horror Story!!!! :O
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nicole-j-photography Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Photographer
Yes!! xD
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Make
PENTAX
Model
PENTAX K-5
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/1.4
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jan 20, 2013, 2:48:17 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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