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Hey all!!

Feels great to be creating again, even though, it is so stressful for me at times, lol. I love/hate that I get some of the ideas I have. This shot was so complicated. I ran into a lot of problems x_x. In the end, it finally came together close enough to what I had in mind. My wife and I sandwiched the matches in between two pieces of masking tape, then flattened the tape onto my spine. Luckily, it wasn't horribly windy at the beach because we were behind some cliffs, but lighting them was still hard. And the ash is flour mixed with charcoal. Not to mention I had cut off some of my finger earlier...which I had to go to urgent care for after the shoot...so that was painful to work with! lol. A huge thanks to my wife for putting up with my perfectionism <3

The concept is a lot like my other themes of relating to escape, but this time its more escaping from my old self and being reborn. Thank you to all of my friends who push to continue creating <3


Enjoy :)
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:iconchiichiichan94:
Chiichiichan94 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG sooo cool picture :D :la:
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TrentBClark Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
The composition is great, the colours are nice, and the concept is amazing. Well done.
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:iconfanartistik:
FanArtistik Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Surreal! Painful. Thanks for share, looks Impressive. :clap:
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:iconkathrinholzreiter:
kathrinholzreiter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!
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:iconmkphotog:
mkphotog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Inspiring!

If only I had an imagination like this. 
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:iconaviferra:
aviFerra Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Insanely beautiful. Love the team'couple work
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Hello!

You are one of the finalists of the "Conceptual"-folder in :iconbreathtaking-photos:!

If you win this poll, you will be featured the whole next week.

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Please remember that asking for votes is not allowed and will lead to disqualification.

Thank you and have a nice day :rose:


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moscaliovam Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I love this.
And, for some reason, I see a close-up of your back lying flat with all those matches on your spine raising their little fragile lights - and the title: Happy Birthday.
Or Re-Birthday.
Heart
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
featured | hope you like | if not, please tell me so | izaaaaa.deviantart.com/journal…
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:iconmistq:
mistQ Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
 great concept!
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Le-Meridian Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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hayzy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured in my journal hayzy.deviantart.com/journal/r…
Have a lovely day :sun:
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:iconpolishbox:
polishbox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Smashing.. Amazing.. I am wordless :)
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:iconloochi:
Loochi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!! love this concept... congrats :aww:
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AllenJamesRoughton Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo is striking (I love puns)! Seriously though, this photo is great. A very original take on the rising from the ashes, pheonix-like theme. I love how the only bold colors resonate from the spinal/matches area really making that feature pop. I think it was also smart to cover the face so that the focal point remained on the spine. Perfect use of depth of field to separate yourself from the background despite the similar color and texture of the ash and surf. Seriously good work! 
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Original and beautiful photo!
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! You have been featured in my "Best of July 2013"- feature!
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Please check it out and give a favourite if you enjoyed it. :heart:
Thank you and have a nice day! :rose:
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:iconnicpi:
NicPi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is amazing...I'm speechless. Hats off to your dedication! :clap:
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Andecaya Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This deviation was suggested to the favourites of :iconyour-best-art: by one of our members and was accepted.
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BokehLight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013   Photographer

This wonderful work has been featured here: Conceptual Spotlight Vol. 49.

Looking forward to seeing more art from you at devPREMIUM.


Best regards

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:iconschizofre3n:
Schizofre3n Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Stunning!
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:iconfabiokeiner:
FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
don't make me happy, because I may die from that
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:iconnovelhill:
novelhill Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is brilliant. Very impressed by your creativity.
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:icondurzeee:
Durzeee Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Love your stuff! O__O 
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:icongaeti:
gaeti Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Photographer
Nothing but a masterpiece :heart:
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:iconcaliphos:
Caliphos Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like a phoenix.
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:iconliivucs:
Liivucs Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this! And I love how you actually work with your ideas to make them as they should from the start and not just add all the cool stuff in PS after. Makes it worth so much more!
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:iconrojpix:
Rojpix Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
extraordinary
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:iconchocolatecookiecrumb:
Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The whole composition is totally mesmerizing. I love your ideas, so fanatastic! :D
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:iconsea-of-ice:
Sea-of-Ice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks so much! :glomp:
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:iconney-maru:
Ney-maru Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
<font><font class="">It's beautiful... ^^</font></font>
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:iconsea-of-ice:
Sea-of-Ice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconicrossart:
iCrossArt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
expressive!
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impressive!
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Sea-of-Ice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Photographer
haha thanks!
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:iconfogke:
fogke Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Artist
great one
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:iconsea-of-ice:
Sea-of-Ice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Photographer
ty :)
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:iconfogke:
fogke Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Artist
:manhug:
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:iconeuripidexx1:
Euripidexx1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice idea! original!:-)
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:iconsea-of-ice:
Sea-of-Ice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks!
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:iconeuripidexx1:
Euripidexx1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:-)
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:iconb-male:
B-Male Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot, very original!
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:iconsea-of-ice:
Sea-of-Ice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you :D
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hikarirose13 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Truly amazing. 
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:iconsea-of-ice:
Sea-of-Ice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks... :)
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AintNoCallaBackGirl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   General Artist
This is definitely worth all of the complications you went through, truly amazing.
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Sea-of-Ice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Photographer
I appreciate that, thank you!
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