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The last in my trio of darker images. Thank you for all your past comments, very much appriciated as always.

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18- 70mm Nikon DX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:ADDICTION
Username:VICTORHABBICK VICTORHABBICK
Uploaded:13 Sep 2007 - 12:31 PM
Tags:Depression, Digitally manipulated, Drugs, Isolation, Nightmares, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract
Votes:82

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 12:34 PM

a bit like how I feel ATM Victor!

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 12:35 PM

Superbly composed,very deep and meaningful image.
Tom.

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 12:48 PM

Powerful image.
The green colours work very well/effective.



~Alley~

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Kris76
Kris76  7 Canada
13 Sep 2007 - 12:54 PM

Great image, very powerful indeed.
Kris

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 1:05 PM

Suberb as usual. Full of your imagination and "touch. Paul

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graeme34
graeme34  7 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 - 1:19 PM

Stunning image

Graeme

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NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 1:36 PM

I really like the image Victor, especially the toning and overall feel. Maybe if it were mine I would have placed the syringes directly along the spine, but it's not and it's fabulous.

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 1:38 PM

love what you have done to the skin
how did you do that?

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 1:39 PM

brilliant concept and execution,very well done
ian

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Bogwoppett
Bogwoppett e2 Member 8Bogwoppett vcard United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 - 1:46 PM

oh!! powerful image!!

steve

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VintageRed
13 Sep 2007 - 1:48 PM

Very dark but no less compelling for that.
Nick

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DiegoDesigns
13 Sep 2007 - 1:51 PM

Never shy of leading us out of our comfort zones Victor, here's another thought-provoking and compelling piece...

Dave

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Wibbles
Wibbles  7 England
13 Sep 2007 - 2:09 PM

Wow. Yes, 100% approval.

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chesh
chesh  1045 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 - 2:18 PM

Imaginatively conceived and executed with your usual technical and artistic flair.
Hats off to you.
Dave

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mohikan22
mohikan22  102185 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 2:19 PM

a powerful image.

matt.

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 2:24 PM

Strong and painful !

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claret
claret  1049 forum posts England
13 Sep 2007 - 2:28 PM

Dark, dark shot. How you doing?
Iain

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
13 Sep 2007 - 2:57 PM

Speaks volumes, Victor

Mari xx

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81097 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 2:59 PM

Another unique surreal image . Fantastic pose and scale. quite brilliant

dave

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Lucy_Locket
Lucy_Locket e2 Member 733 forum postsLucy_Locket vcard England
13 Sep 2007 - 3:24 PM

Very powerful
Lucy

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
13 Sep 2007 - 3:30 PM

fantastico, Victor!

Jouko

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VICTORHABBICK
13 Sep 2007 - 3:47 PM

Thank you all very much. Sorry id the recent shots are all rather dark just going through one of the phases, promise tomorrow I will upload something more upbeat.
Pareen, the models skin was achieved by and image map of a fungus and damp ridden wall.
Claret (Ian) as good as you would aspect this psycho to be LOL, hope I find you well.

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TripleDshake34
13 Sep 2007 - 3:57 PM

Great idea. Love the colors

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 4:10 PM

Amazing artwork. Fantastic and highly arresting image. Well done.
Martin

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 4:12 PM

A very powerful image!
Janet

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PatrickSmith
13 Sep 2007 - 4:21 PM

I was just thinking 'powerful' but Janet and the others beat me to it. This perfectly summarizes addiction in my mind. Like a slave beaten down by the drug. I'll have to browse through your latest 3 months worth of work.

Patrick

Last Modified By Dave at 13 Sep 2007 - 4:22 PM

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argh22
argh22  7 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2007 - 4:52 PM

This has such a big impact when you look at it. Love the vivid greens and texture on the skin - great idea.
Anna

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User_Removed
13 Sep 2007 - 6:41 PM

very powerful syuff. it also make you cringe.... that's a good thing I think.

di

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JohnH37
JohnH37  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 7:10 PM

Fantastic.Powerful expressive image.
-John

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 7:39 PM

This is such a compelling image. The message it delivers is utterly without compromise. The darkness and green go very well with that.

The image map thing is brilliant. I'll have to find out more about that. Smile

Cheers, Goggz

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robincoombes
robincoombes e2 Member 7robincoombes vcard Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 7:46 PM

As dark as it gets but brilliant all the same

Robin

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 9:13 PM

Very powerful and dark image Victor makes one think and gets across a very strong message..Excellent

Bernie

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discreetphoton Site Moderator 93443 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2007 - 9:20 PM

As gripping as the subject matter.
I often get laughed at when I tell people that the dark toning in my stuff is like therapy, and I'm glad I'm not the only one with that outlet. I'll look forward to tomorrow's, Victor.

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton  10144 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 8:40 AM

Of them all this one imho is best. Should be used by local authorities for anti drugs publications.

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User_Removed
14 Sep 2007 - 8:47 AM

ghastly image every parents nightmare! you certainly know how to conjure up disturbing images victor. in the seventies i witnessed too many freinds destroy their lives through using intraveneously injected drugs yet even images like this cannot dissuade some.

gerry.

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claret
claret  1049 forum posts England
14 Sep 2007 - 10:32 AM

Everything fine at this end Victor - well as fine as things can be with a 6 year old and two dogs, all of whom seem to have boundless energy and need little sleep :-(

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VICTORHABBICK
14 Sep 2007 - 11:34 AM

Thank you all very much and trust the mood of this image did not bring anyone down too much.

Ian, whats sleep!!! LOL

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
14 Sep 2007 - 9:42 PM

The poisonous green is an inspired choice, looked at this one for an age.
Allie

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Leo
Leo  1245 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2007 - 6:50 AM

It certainly sends out a powerful message, perfectly assembled and so full of drama. Just brilliant, from the very conception to this final image!

Leo

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panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2007 - 10:46 AM

High impact image Victor, could be used in an anti-drugs campaign.

Regards Phil

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2007 - 3:40 PM

Excellent image, Victor. Painful and very powerful. I particularly like the arranged pose as the complete subject is not immediately obvious and takes a second to 'see' the actual figure, when at first glance it looks to me like a tortured animal. Fantastic work as always.

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paul_indigo
16 Sep 2007 - 7:28 PM

This is very powerful. It captures so much. Beautiful, gruesome and potent.

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aitchbrown
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17 Sep 2007 - 11:40 AM

Ouch.... disturbingly fabulous.... helen x

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2007 - 5:04 PM

Surreal with a definite OUCH! Hugs,Annxx

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Ken_fuji
Ken_fuji  826 forum posts Scotland
25 Sep 2007 - 10:13 PM

Hello Victor.

This is a powerful image. Its meaning is clear, and one I can certainly relate to. Lots of interesting creative ideas going on in this piece too. I am guessing that the over-sized syringes represent the control addiction has over its sufferers.

The different textures on the model's body also work well in conveying a sense of decay. The posture is one of hopelessness. The green toning of the composition works really well, especially with the brilliant use of low lighting.

This is wonderful Artwork my friend.

Take care,
Ken

P.S. - I bought a NIKON D40, although I haven't been well enough to get out to take photos. It feels like a great camera.

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Photogene  8176 forum posts Wales
1 Oct 2007 - 11:11 PM

brilliant and artistically insipring, been experimented overlaying textures on various objects, and setting the blending mode to hard light, on discovering that it retains the structure of the object beneath, all I need now is a model to wrap some moss around Smile

Richard

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olesyak
olesyak  6 Norway
27 Nov 2007 - 7:57 AM

Great fulfilment of the idea, great work!

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VICTORHABBICK
27 Nov 2007 - 10:21 AM

Thank you

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