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Selfportrait:  Look within by myownself Selfportrait:  Look within by myownself
“Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.”

Marcus Aurelius


PS. Shooting blindfolded and stranded is somewhat of a challenge. I probably need to invest in a remote shutter release. Meanwhile it's a gruelling race between me and my 5-seconds delay self-timer:)
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mindstripper Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005
+._ ... greAt .. i love it .!.
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Blue-Pearl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
very nice shot
the lighting is just great
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:iconozakinci:
ozakinci Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2004   Photographer
amazing work, beautiful light and composition...
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kcegraphics Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2004
How do you get that look/feel with your photos? Really great work. Very original. Carries lots of emotion.
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hudzi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2004
tell me how you make them look so painted PLEASE :) thats unbelievable ... I clicked on it because i thought ahh now lets see his paintings ;)
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:iconkwad:
kwad Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2004
Like i said before, your work is amazing and loaded with much. thanks for sharing.
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hollowtears Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2004
amazing shot...the colors are so dismal but effective. incredibly unique..
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bekind20thers Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2004
I really like this photo. The coloring, texture.. looks great. :clap:
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:iconpetitioner:
petitioner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2004   Photographer
A masterpiece both in content and execution...I love how the hands seem to be trying to "see" for you...

:+favlove:
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chman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004
Wow that's awesome !
It doesn't seems to be a real shot, it's so nicely done !
Simply wonderful !
:clap: :clap:
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nikhil Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Professional General Artist
hehe 5 seconds...poor lil ants...never saw it coming.
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Yehikovz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
hermosa fotografia :)
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natashalyonne Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
i hate my 5 sec timer, too :roll: but your cam must be pretty good... the auto focus is excellent :O_o: i'm envious... i like how you placed yourself within the borders... oh and i like the borders themselves, too :) the dreads look good :nod: first i had to get used to it but now i even think they're cool :P you have to tell me if you're heading for berlin again... :( i'm so sorry i wasn't able to be there when you were :tears: hm... paris or london would be ok, too ;)
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drunkenbutterfly Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
this is the most stunning picture i've ever seen. amazing.
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stigmatattoo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
+this is a bit of what i meant. you have such an exquisite sensitivity for capturing the nuances of light and shadow. ever inward-bound...+
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dholms Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
god i love your work.
i love how you give your photos a rendered quality.
i've asked you about that before but could never get a response.
i know how busy you must be and all.
are those dreds by the way?
oops. another question. sorry.
excellant job.
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myownself Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
Sorry if I didn't answer you before.. What rendered quality? Are you talking about texture? I use sharp at least 7-10 times, applying it stepwise starting from large radius. I first apply it to raw file and then keep sharping as I decrease the image size.

Dreads are....living their own life, I guess. Don't have much control over them:)

Thank you!
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loafofbreadhead Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
i got nothing to say except, that it is now my most favorite piece from you.
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onecrazymofo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
the race is worth it - definately :)
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rimshot Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
As usual, your style is very unique and outstanding. I like this works as I do like all he previous. I want to mention that I feel the strong impulse of mysticism here. When I was looking at this work I have recalled the Nitzzhe quote at once "When you are looking into the Abyss, the Abyys is looking inside you"
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Kriegerin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your works are always so wonderful, and I always feel to sorry, because I'm lacking the words to tell you how beautiful they are

:worship:
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bada Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
The concept of this composition is incredible... Really amazing and powerful! :clap:

Tone and light are fabulous!

Great work! :clap:
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kirjava Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
you keep on surprising me
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fitslikeapuma Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Student
wow. you certainly are a master of lighting..... you might want to check out a long cable-release for self portrait work. the air pressure ones aren't too expensive. :+fav:
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pecchio Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
you're talent never cease to amaze me... I know you probably are bored about this kind of comment, but when I look at your deviations my mind simply stop working.

:+fav:

T.
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offshore Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004   Photographer
Fantastic Work Truly Inspiration!
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tarsh Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
your talent is annoying
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tearsoft Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
5 secs is really really short!! i thought most cams have either 2secs or 10secs of lag.

:heart:
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joicarey Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004  Professional Photographer
Thats a wonderful piece..I love great self portraits and this goes a step beyond..nice work
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Jozias Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
WOW.........This is so very....very expressive!!!!!!

*speechless staring at this great piece off art* making it my Fav.=D
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nicodeema Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
ah, i know what that's like...I've been doing some timer racing myself recently, at least the results are surprising that way =)

i love the edges on this, and the light fading out from the center worked out beautifully..
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oartistic1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
very strong
very lovely
very wow
:+fav:
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moodswing-wiskey Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
that is SUPER UBER MAGIFICO lol. hmm seriously though, its a great peice...and i love the border and off centre...youve done a great job :+favlove:
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annablaze Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
:clap: this is so freakin good :!: it almost looks like it's been drawn :D i love the grayish/blueish color of shading too
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Fairy-linda Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
VERY!!! beautifull!!
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sir-neo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
damn this is good..
I lvoe the toning here, so dark but again, so smooth, the composition is great, the pose, it just fashes you with emotions..

great work...nothing else to say..
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WindBurned Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
:omg: I LOVE IT!!
i have to fav this one!!!!!
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cypherx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tres excellent
Loving it!
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raun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
:lol: I can imagine the agonizing stress. I hate my camera's selftimer so much, it is the main reason why I haven't spammed this place with my selfportraits. That and the fact that I'm ugly as dirt :buggered:

I love ALL your selfportraits though. Most fascinating images you come up with. I'm in awe :worship: Great concept in this one, but I'm not much of an analyzer. What makes it a fav for me is the great use of light.
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saintartaud Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice piece. The use of light and dark are lovely.
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jaakobou Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
lol .. 5 sec delay

... i did some shots with a slow flash cam (didn' know how to operate the 10 sec delay) that gave me about 1 sec to jump backwards into the desired position.. i actually got some good shots that way.

anyhoo... i think this one is one of your best as far as digitally drawing... any chance for a tutorial?

hmm... there is a small stripe at the upper right that looks a lil like a coffee mug stain :confused:

cheers :crazy:
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MindSphere Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
i have no words to describe such beauty!
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shaggymonkeybuns Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
beautiful as always... luv the dreds grrl. :)
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Sh4down Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
omg
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muzikkman Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a great piece. The colors and look of age are stunning! Like all your other pieces....very, very cool! :)
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