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:icony-f-s:
Very convincing demons!
I :heart: it/them...
This really grabbed my attention even as a small thumbnail. It is truly frightening. Part of what makes it so effective is the models' apparent youth- rather than the stereotypical churubic nymphets, these young ladies make you wonder- or afraid to find out- what aweful experience had driven them to such fierce rage/aggression on the one, and morbid brooding on the other... Kudos to the models' acting, and to you for setting such a scene with its implicit back-story of horror.
The resemblance of the characters to one another adds to the mystery, as does the close embrace, or perhaps gesture of clinging. they may be two aspects of the same being- the introspective sadness behind its external expression; perhaps they are "twins" or sisters coping in different ways with some tragedy they underwent. Such pairings of girls always remind me of the twins in Kubrick's film "The Shining"... However, rather than a bloodbath, these girls are found in a serene setting of a grimly bluish tint (which surprisingly doesn't clash with the bright red hair at all) which could be a cemetery, or maybe the woods in which they got lost. Either way, it adds depth to the image without creating any distraction from the characters who dominate the scene.
Excellent work on the makeup, hair, nails, jewelry and the esoteric marks on their foreheads. Their unearthly paleness is remarkable (are they ghosts? are they human at all?).
The more I look at this picture the more I notice, and I could probably add quite a bit more to this critique.
Photography is not my specialty, but as far as I can tell it is technically masterful.
A final comment- I haven't yet looked at your other works and don't know anything about you. I just felt compelled to attempt to articulate what a strong impression this work made on me at first sight, and to to try to understand how it does so.
Exquisite piece! :blackrose:
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:iconsingle-for-life:
single-for-life Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:sprint:
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:iconbpbradbury:
bpbradbury Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
fantastic piece, great energy
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:icontheshaddx:
TheShaddx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
love it!
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:iconroblfc1892:
roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
awesome
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:iconmrmd53:
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that's wild!;p
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:iconarkkmelai:
arkkmelai Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional
агрессивность одной девушки и столь контрастная и непринужденная спокойствие той, что сзади, завораживают, не дают отвести взгляд
а руки-то.. руки какие!!! загляденье ...
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:iconcorpsegarden:
corpsegarden Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow! just awesome
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:iconzaryc:
zaryc Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
wow! ekstra!
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:iconrhizo:
Rhizo Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
their hair and nails look so gorgeously demonic! :D
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:iconmurdershannon:
MurderShannon Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Amazing image!
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B3tterinTim3 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student Photographer
This is creepy awesome!
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:iconcatocalalarcimosa:
CatocalaLarcimosa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
soooo coool :3
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:iconczarna06:
Czarna06 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
devilishly good
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:iconyeahkneeyeah:
YEAHKNEEYEAH Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Student
Scary and stunning and wonderful. Nicely done. :>
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:iconlacelette-art:
Lacelette-Art Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Photographer
:heart: :heart:
Well done!
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:icondecodevia:
DecodeVia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Photographer
just... big WOW :O.


gorgeous!:wow::heart:.
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:iconblackeyedbonzai:
blackeyedbonzai Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Hey there, I'm adding this to my journal as a fave =] Lemme know if u don't want it to be there & would like me to take it off. =]

<3 thanks!
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
thx!)
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in the final installment of the A, B, C's of Horror. You can find the entire article here.
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
mmm... thx!
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:iconkkallweit:
KKallweit Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
super cool!
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:iconvaavesur:
vaavesur Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing.
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:iconlord-desolator:
Lord-Desolator Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Wow, I love their expressions, they're very convincing models. :D Delightfully grotesque and beautiful.
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:iconmayavogrin:
MayaVogrin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Featured [link] :glomp:
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
thx!)
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:iconnanako87:
nanako87 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know everyone says it, but I also want to say that I love it~ >////w////<
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
;-)
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:iconmorbidlyfasinated:
MorbidlyFasinated Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
These are unbelievable pictures. Fantastic job!!!
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:iconjust4fun31:
just4fun31 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
You have been featured here: [link] :iconheartemote:
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
thx
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:iconliliaveber:
LiliaVeber Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
wow!!!god dark series
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:icon1in0:
1in0 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
:wow:

this is so inspiring! i wish i could make a short film with this characters!! or a foto-comic.

really fantastic! :clap:
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:iconkredkapl:
Kredkapl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Extremely disturbing, dark and a little sick. So it means that I love it! :)
Great job.
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:iconhaitsu:
haitsu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
the whole set is just amazing!
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great
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:icondistorteddoll:
DistortedDoll Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
This set is absolutely amazing everything falls together beautifully.
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:iconpyropsychozis:
PyroPsychozis Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Я влюбилсо
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medusa04 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, you have been featured here: [link]
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
:dance:
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:iconpetitpomme:
petitpomme Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Amaaaazing <3
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:iconempressrara:
EmpressRara Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconbloodonthemoon5:
bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
WHERE the heck did you get nails like those? I want to find some!! Please let me know! They're truly amazing and what make the whole photograph for me. So dangerous, yet so alluring!
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
photoshop ;-)
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:iconbloodonthemoon5:
bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Highly anti-climatic D:
But thanks.
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:iconlittlems-strange:
LittleMs-Strange Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
i wholeheartedly agree with your first critic
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:iconnovakster:
novakster Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Claws and stone-cold skin are incredible.

NEED long fangs though! And deep-purple blood dripping of the tips onto your chest. A must!
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:iconnovakster:
novakster Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Phantasmogorical!

The icy skin and über-wicked claws (along with the background as other said) are what really make this. You need some 2 inch fangs right up front though - with deep-purple blood dripping off both tips onto your chest. A must.
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:iconrockstarvanity:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009   Photographer
This photo is featured in my journal today :aww:
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:iconflexdreams:
FlexDreams Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
thx!
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:iconvoltrotz:
Voltrotz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Fantastic!
I loved the make-up, the place, the models, Impressive.
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