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Selfportrait I - Dismal Jester by myownself Selfportrait I - Dismal Jester by myownself
This is my first post here. I'm ambidextrous, color-blind math grad student, 22. From time to time I wish to ditch my college and do photography but I'm afraid I appear a bit like a coward really and of course such attitude doesn't lead to anything except mediocricity, to be generous. Therefore my photos are being used exclusively in a utilitarian fashion for my own hedonistic fulfillment only ;o)

Enjoy and thank you!
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cynlee Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006   Photographer
i can honestly say.. wow!!!!!!!!!
your gallery is one of the very few that i have gone through & really looked at each & every image..
i feel as if i've been on a journey..
one of yourself..
your inhibition in expression is huge!!!
as well as your talent & technique!
good luck with the exhibition.. you are every bit an artist & should do well in this
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Raugust Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
Yay for utilitarian hedonism! And yay for jesters! A very well-composed photo: the crop is great, and the way you lit the fuzzball, face, and hat work perfectly. After you look at this photo for a while, you start to want to step into that world...
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Dreena Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
han! A joker jester :hug:
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Gyroskope Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
I am so blown away by the darkness of this photo...
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Ktuloo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
...wauw!!!
I think that's just about all I can say.... wauww... :D
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Cherry-Ccs Featured By Owner May 28, 2004   Photographer
Composition and make up is perfect. Great work
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thirdhandsaucer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004   Traditional Artist
just stopping by, to re-comment on this piece, because i did it a great injustice...way back when i commented on it.

It is a quite amazing piece, and very impressive work, especially for your first submission. I really love the expression you've put into this, the make up, costuming, all great.

You've captured an amazingly creative, and interesting perspective for a portrait, and i'm quite envious.
great black and white work.

my favorite part would most definetly be the lighting, it seems so surreal, I'm guessing you editted it. it is fantasticly well captured.

this is a beautiful piece of photography, and I wish more people could capture such amazing emotion and feeling in their work.

much respect to you for creating this.

take it easy,
grant.:)
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kimbalina Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2004
Excellent use of light here... I love the soft shadows that play tricks with this image. The expression is priceless as well. I think you're more of a "WILD"life photographer, conveying life in an interesting, unique way. Coming to your gallery I thought I would see deer and birds, but I was happily surprised. A very creative porfolio... I think you could do this full time! Have faith!
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aliencraft Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2004
Holy crap I'm scared.
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olymbos01 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this piece, it is very emotional and yes it is dismal. A great success!!! :clap:
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ElectronicGhost Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
this is incredibly nice.
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thirdhandsaucer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003   Traditional Artist
hey, this is really great, i love it. i'm going to have to :+fav: it. very very nice work.
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natashalyonne Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2003
just browsing through your gallery... i do that from time to time ;-) and enjoying your art...
i guess i found another fav :nod:
it's also your first piece... impressive :jawdrop:
i love the clown hat... and every picture that shows you wearing it *sigh*
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aleksandra Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2003  Professional Photographer
Wonderful work
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shelleyinez Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2003  Professional General Artist
I think you have a great eye for photo's!

This one is very nice!
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CathieHeart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2003  Professional Interface Designer
I love this image, the dark lighting of the scene, the simple and sinister jester style makeup, the slight snarl that is forming in your espression but most of all I love your crystaline clear eyes. I look all over the photo but continously come back to the eyes. Great crop and positioning, fabulous hat and .. yup :nod: love it.

:+favlove:
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the-mad-hatt0r Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2003   Photographer
i wear the same eye make-up.
every day.
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MrChippy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2003
amazing
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spoco2 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2002
Wow... that's absolutely fantastic work! Fantastic lighting and composition... really quite beautiful.
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:iconundine:
undine Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2002
And I really do enjoy!

This is such a well composed, well lit, interesting photograph. Thank you for submitting it!

Undine
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tap-ioca Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2002
yeah, this is really great, I like this kinda gothic/new age stuff, the hat is awesome, it's a very good photography, you can see everything clearly although it is a pretty dark image, just astounding
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myownself Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2002
Thank you all!:) (Smile)
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chaoticparadox Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2002   Photographer
the beat self portrait I've seen in a long tim :D (Big Grin)

I love it, the detail and lighting are awsome...

its a great, original idea and technically an amazing photo

+fav
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damienhirst12 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2002
wow what a great pic , piti scary fantastic .... i fav this one..... realy amazing
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desversen Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2002   Photographer
:) (Smile) very nice !! I hope you'll continue like this LOL

maybe .. I put in my fav... I must see ..but anyway very good pic
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princesskelz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2002   Photographer
Really nice soft tones. Cool idea for subject
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