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Social Anxiety Disorder by myownself Social Anxiety Disorder by myownself
Consider it my first still life. Banal but honest and authentic. Cheers!

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Albert Camus

PS. See, no more selfportraits:P
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Petri-Flex Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
great image a piece that made me think for quite a while
Gensougan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
very nice.
i love the quote btw.
people just can't realize sometimes..
woohooligan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I wasn't going to comment until I saw the Albert Camus quote... which I can really relate to -- oddly it's a synchronicity for me because I was working through a related personal issue yesterday... in my case it's not "being normal" that I want, it's "passing" in the workplace or finding a niche
iosep Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
what came first? the chicken, or the egg? haha ;)
mirrorTEA Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Authentic indeed, i havent seen anything like it before.

I'm particularly fond of the body's form. That its not sitting just upright but curved, and not in a posy way - but as if you've captured a movement of sorts.
OisMissing Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
PantheraPanda Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
Beautiful darkness. :)
Yourmumsafag Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006
I have that...

I don't really try to be normal, I try to keep away from the center of attention most of the time... or I'll have a panic attack.

Great picture by the way :).
MoNaBaaNoo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
StonePhish17 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006   Traditional Artist
ive never seen such compassionate in one persons art... u are outstanding !! wow this is beautiful
punkie078 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006  Professional Photographer
wow, so simple, yet so creative and expressive. amazing job.

(side note: heh....SAD)
speedysparrow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005  Professional Artist
i'm speachless about this one
it's so ...

KeenAngelus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
congratulations for the wonderful work =)
alice-freak Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
I want to hear your explaning on the title's relations with the photograph. It'll be interesting.
I love the title.
Morrocoyo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005
deep, just loved it
akkasone Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2004
nice work !

blindfive Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2004
Love it! :+fav:
nikhil Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004  Professional General Artist
why must we live. it is a bleak life. is there any hope ?
MORGANSTIEN Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2004   Photographer
The colouring of this photo is exquisite, i'm really loving every inch of your gallery...
deepdarkhole Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2004
The title caught my attention. But after seeing the picture there is always so much more to a name. I think you did well. Very well :)
misik Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2004
:O No more self portraits?? But I love your self portraits!!!
iamafoot Featured By Owner May 22, 2004
haha, I really love the concepts you come up with. This picture is fantastic in that each time that you look at it, you can gather a new meaning from it.

Excellent work.
katharien Featured By Owner May 4, 2004
We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity.
Albert Camus
ataphoya Featured By Owner May 2, 2004
Very nice idea that was executed brilliantly!
atomicbushbaby Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2004
I like the concept a lot!
kellymac23 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2004
this touches me ...
t-gar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another masterpiece.
parkerwestonneely Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2004
this is a really great dreary piece, the eggs to me seem to symbolize ovaries for some odd reason, and just the fact that you can't see her face, makes this expressive creation even more depressing...i really thank you as always for sharing your talent with me, thanx again-p.
--willow-- Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
Very nice use of symbolism... and the dark colors are so nice together. ^^
fiercesoniaa Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004   Photographer
So much meaning for me.
Gorgeous work.
Davenit Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
wow. such symbolism. SAD sux, as does any form of mania. This is so well done... you are quite an artist. I come to your images often. Very powerful... Dave
neolithos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
the composition is superb and, as always also, your unique toning makes it truly fine art. :nod:
rhetoric-ritual Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
What was wrong with your self-portraits? By the gods, they were incredible. I call for more of them. Your style was unmatched.
gablim Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004   Interface Designer
oh boy. this is just fantastic! wht did u do to make ur photos look like charcoal painting? :confused:
Arkaitse Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
the ovo and the ovaries....
3sunflower Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: "Have no anxiety about the morrow"; or the words of Sir William Osler: "Live in day-tight compartments."

Dale Carnegie

Stunning work :clap:.
onecrazymofo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004
This is amazing - it is so original yet homely and i am deeply impressed, i have to say you never cease to suprise me with new stuff :D
sfmoe Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004  Professional Photographer
it brings an inexplicable sadness :( ... what a tremendously beautiful shot . love the tones and colors ... and even the graininess works well :) ... beautiful
ChibiZac Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
A grand Addition, very strong
bayot Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004  Professional Photographer

headliner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
veins filled with blue ink. red tears. looking upon...
mousekinder Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
Would i be guessing correctly that this is a comment on the realization of a woman as related to her role as a possible mother and the anxiety that comes with it? If not, the image is beautiful no matter what.
marylounatic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
i love the honesty (call it what you will) in your works.. beautiful...
Zlatty Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004  Professional Photographer
wowza ... neat composition ... kinda un photoish looking ... I hope that it makes sense
polka-dot Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004   Interface Designer
Love the effect it gives off, very good work! At first I was a little stumped on what it was.. but I got it. Hehehe, I am really slow. NO! Don't stop doing self-portraits! I love them! :(
darkened-flame Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
amazing detail and depth of shadow - I like the pattern of the clothing - and the addition of the fruit in the lap. Adds a central focus to the picture - tho it is only a small peice to a very large overall image. the small hints of color in the piece really draws me in....

i just cant figure out how you do it. +fav
kontur Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
erotic and asexual at the same time. the nest in the hollow, subtle and of a stunning effect.
the title contributes excelently to this piece.

(nice quote once more)

jhonsyk Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004   Digital Artist
no more portraits? ;_;

The still life is awesome tho! :D
sisterdew Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
wow, nice work here!!!!
i'm perplexed
c0caybica Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
ohh my, wonderfull shot and concept.:+fav:
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