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[In the words of Lemony Snickett - BEST NOT VIEWED AT ALL)

This was inspired by Takui Neko whose work I much admire (Check out his portfolio and you'll see why).

I set out to make an image from various photographs I had taken. Based loosly on Takui's 'grunge self portrait' tutorial.

It is constructed using multiple photos all taken by myself starting with a self portrait. There are photos of frescos from Italy, scenes of purgatory from Florence, statues of death, some ancient crosses and even a dinosaur from the Natural History museum, oh and lots of teeth.

The image is based on my imaginings of 'The Corinthian' a creature created by Neil Gaiman. A fiend with Teeth for eyes who consumed peoples eyes and murdered them gruesomely. What this says about my state of mind I do not know...
Have a Nice day!
David x

Camera:1DMK2 for main images
Lens:24-70L for main images
Recording media:ISO VARIOUS all RAW
Title:The Corinthian.
Username:deviant deviant
Uploaded:19 Jan 2006 - 2:20 AM
Tags:Blended, Corinthian, Digitally manipulated, Layers, Manipulation
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TeresaH
TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Jan 2006 - 2:22 AM

This is first class work, well done.

Teresa

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 2:27 AM

Thanks Teresa. :o)

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User_Removed
19 Jan 2006 - 2:33 AM

Excellent, but frightening at the same time...
;o)

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mic5cott
mic5cott  8
19 Jan 2006 - 2:36 AM

This has to be one of the best 'montages' (is this the right term?) for quite a while, brilliant. CLK. Warrants an EC.

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 2:37 AM

See you friday lol!

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TonyA
TonyA  9 Spain
19 Jan 2006 - 2:37 AM

Excellent manipulation with great creativity.

Antonio

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 2:38 AM

well done!
Tommy

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User_Removed
19 Jan 2006 - 3:30 AM

My first thought when looking at this was 'book cover'. It's creative/artistic design tells a story (it asks lots of questions too).

If I saw this at Waterstones with your title, I'd definately pick it up and read the cover notes. Take that as a huge compliment for this piece and think about using these skills commercially.

A really good piece of thoughtful and inspiring work.

Best wishes, Simon

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2006 - 3:38 AM

well done great work

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 4:29 AM

Wow cheers Simon.

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theorderingone
19 Jan 2006 - 4:44 AM

This must have taken you hours!

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 4:49 AM

About 18 hours total I think. It uses 18 photos, all shot in RAW and processed to tif. 8 images had to be masked and cut out carefully (skeletons mainly). Quite a nice experience though, got something out my system whatever it may be.

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kafka
kafka  886 forum posts
19 Jan 2006 - 6:11 AM

Thats very Sandman! Completely blown away not even sure what to say?

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kafka
kafka  886 forum posts
19 Jan 2006 - 6:18 AM

I can't wait for another one you have made yourself into a God

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Ghostrider
19 Jan 2006 - 6:30 AM

Excellent work Dave - Before I read your description i dont know why but just on first glance it reminded me of something Roman perhaps even biblical.

Superb!!!

Mark :o)

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 6:33 AM

Kafka - A God...Mmm don't think I want the responsibility and knowing my nature the power would only corrupt me :o)
Mark - Thanks for the comment, there is imagary in the picture taken from Roman stuff I photographed on an Italian trip. So well spotted. The corners are made with images of early christian crosses photographed in the basement of an old church.
D

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dusted
dusted  9505 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 7:02 AM

wonderful image amigo

si

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 7:39 AM

ooh err! i hope you got it out of your system!!
great job,pretty grim but very interesting too..like a lot

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 7:43 AM

Unfortunately I think I've got a taste for it now. More sinister pics to follow...

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kafka
kafka  886 forum posts
19 Jan 2006 - 8:33 AM

yes more

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55jase
55jase e2 Member 8186 forum posts55jase vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 10:05 AM

good work and hope you do more.
jase

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91072 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 10:48 AM

Nicely constructed
Malcolm

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future  9153 forum posts
19 Jan 2006 - 11:57 AM

woth all the work and it sounds like a lot of work....very well produced it sometime so easy to see the work on these, on this it is seamless, nice one Dave, Cheers Chris Wink

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 12:30 PM

Striking image, great work David.

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dbqp
dbqp  8 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2006 - 3:29 PM

THIS IMAGE IS FANTASTIC

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2006 - 3:33 PM

Cheers Fella!

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megamuff8
megamuff8  1092 forum posts United States
20 Jan 2006 - 3:26 AM

Different and Very Cool David!
Cheers and have a good weekend,
Suzan Smile

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strawman
strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2006 - 10:10 AM

David I am at a loss. Different and very well constructed. It draws you back to it to look again and each time you notice something different.

An individual image with lots of imagination.

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noseprints
noseprints  10576 forum posts
20 Jan 2006 - 4:56 PM

so cool! an adventure!

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takui neko
takui neko  10849 forum posts Spain11 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2006 - 7:27 AM

Hi Deviant, sorry the delay, I looked at the image many times until it was fixed in my inner eye, so I could take it with me and let it show me about itself.

No doubt the larger version shows better all the intrincancies and details which are very well organized and thought.

Many objects without being roccoco, thats not easy to acomplish indeed.

Only one thing I thought could be modified and that is the tone; I go with Goethes idea that shape should be shown by tones.

So maybe more differences in tone could really add extra depth to an already good image.

Well done!

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nolongeramember

who can fathom the mysteries of the mind the quantum self...first impressions thought da vinci code.. oh shudder to noueaux riche and gucci so dismissed the concept to pseudo, my reality check, then l thought of medieval Italy the philosophers and scientists.. then fibonacci tirlessly working away with equations..then quantum choas .. quantum energy penetrating the human matter !!!!... What ever pure art .. with intelligence and stunning imaginative work !!!!!...

NikkiSmile

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dusted
dusted  9505 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2006 - 5:45 AM

off topic but in answer to your question

"love songs" by new model army

hope this helps

si

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2006 - 7:45 AM

Thanks people. And thanks Takui for the advice, it's very valid and something I'd been trying to put my finger on.
D

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himel
himel  1061 forum posts
23 Jan 2006 - 1:55 AM

excellent manipulation.

Himel

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Gray22
Gray22  8
24 Jan 2006 - 11:56 AM

Stonking homie... 5

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2006 - 12:41 PM

Thanks G

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2006 - 5:03 AM

oh my god are you trying to frighten us all to death lol
a VERY POWERFUL IMAGE VERY WELL DONE

MAUREEN

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Patricia Fenn
25 Jan 2006 - 8:04 AM

Wooowh, I'm not going to read above 'cos sure I'll be influenced.

How feisty is that? Tingly sort of image. Exciting, hot colour!

A bloke that's all eyes with his mouth stapled...just about the perfect image for me...thanks Grin

No, seriously now: Interesting, a bit Da Vinci actually, excellent colour and comp (of course) but also fantastic imagination.

I like that it is quite 'on the surface' if you can understand what I'm trying to say. Many would subdue the tones and make it quite a dark (and somewhat depressing) image.

I love that it is a red hot, up your nose, gladiator type of image.
FAB!!!

PS, took in your advice and posted a shot for you just now Smile

OK, read above now, no offense and all respect to Takui. Opposite opinions just make a more interesting world...and he is an extremely cool and experienced photographer! Love P, X

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deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2006 - 8:52 AM

Thanks Patricia,
D

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22 Feb 2006 - 7:16 AM

Cheers David, apologies for missing this amazing bit of work and right up my street as they say.

take care Victor

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martinproe
3 Mar 2006 - 11:42 PM

I really like this, gotta get round to some of this layering and blending myself some time. Great image.

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millaross
millaross  845 forum posts
9 Mar 2006 - 12:50 PM

thats incredible. utterly jelous.

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2007 - 11:16 PM

If I could conjure up in one word what I think about this image it would a>>Masterpiece!!!! enough said!

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