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she promised. by Senju-HiMe she promised. by Senju-HiMe
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Self-portrait (both are me)

Pentax K-5 


Other works:
oblivion. by Senju-HiMeradioactive. by Senju-HiMekill them. by Senju-HiMedream of Death. by Senju-HiMesaint. by Senju-HiMe
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This picture really hit me hard when I saw it in my list. I just had to see it and once I did, something drew me into it.
This paints a story, almost as if it were it's own fairy tale. The fact that it's a self portrait as well, and both are you is what really impacted me. It's as if the corrupt is saying to the innocent, "you promised me.." But what was the promise? Was it for her purity perhaps? Was it broken?
The use of the red in the nails, lips and hair gives it this sinful nature compared to the soft, natural you. Even the pose as well. Very wonderful contrast.
I guess what really made me fall in love with this photo was the meaning I got from it, and the questions. We all have good and evil in us. Sins and innocents. Which one will you feed and let flourish? And if so, will this fully consume the other half, or turn it into a monster of it's own..
Incredible work, truly. Keep it up.
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12 out of 12 deviants thought this was fair.

I'm not sure how well qualified I am to give a critique, but I will anyway!

I'll go ahead and start with technique since I'm in awe of yours. I'm absolutely amazed at how seamless the editing is. At first, I couldn't believe they were both you, as they both give off completely different personalities. As always, your editing skills have crushed it if I may be informal. The crisp contrast and clarity is balanced perfectly.. and I'm not sure this is intended or not, but it looks as if you airbrushed the girl on the left and left the right intentionally a little more rough. Either way, it's perfect. I love the girl in front's facial texture, and how gritty it almost is in contrast to the girl standing behind. It gives a dynamic quality to the photograph and draws someone in instantly.

As with all of your photographs, the impact of this piece is massive. I gave it 4 and a half stars only because I've seen others you've done that have just a little more impact than this one. The darkness to this photograph, I think, is why the impact is so massive. The lighting sets the mood perfectly.

Originality is obviously spoken for, but vision is a little lacking for me only because I feel the placement of the girl in the back is a little awkward (in a way that could not be fixed with more editing, but simply a different photo). I love where the hand is placed, but I feel like there could have been a better position to place her in that would've still kept it dynamic yet consistent. I personally (being someone who loves creepy photography), feel like you could've seemed slightly more possessive of the girl in front, because her face is shocked to a point that makes the girl in back look slightly drab (and I mean slightly).

I feel slightly guilty even giving such a critique, as this is far better than anything I've EVER done! But, nonetheless, it is a critique so I felt I should say something. Well done as always! xx - Liv
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kimsingu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Unbelievable.... Really a genius!!
StaceyMarsden02 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Wow such a gorgeous and interesting image :) x
SheDevilPhotography Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
I love this image :) nice work!
elocin5 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow....... !
annafuru Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the way this turned out! This almost has a kind of story to tell for its self. Stunning work!
mockingja-y Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, I just want to let you know that I drew a piece (sounds so weird) of this awesome photo!
BrittlebonesXx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
XxTriquetraxX Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this
zoneekap Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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