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PENTAX
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PENTAX K-5
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
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F/1.4
Focal Length
55 mm
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100
Date Taken
Jan 20, 2013, 2:48:17 AM
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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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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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