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The latest addition to the Death of a salesman series ...

I was asked how I came up with ideas for a project. For this series, I heard an article on radio 4 a year or so back on Arthur Miller, and his famous play of the same name (one of the upsides of been stuck in a car 5+ hours a day), at the same time I bought a book by Gregory Crewdsden, thats where the idea for this series came from. I hope you can see a little bit of Crewdsons influence in the previous 2 in the series.

Probably the last DM for a while, I've tried a few recently they haven't matched my vision, so will take a chil, refresh my ideas. And start them again in a few weeks.

Big thanks for all the User Awards / GEA on the recent shots, its really appreciated.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Death of A Salesman - Hang in there
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:13 May 2012 - 3:26 PM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract
Votes:54

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 3:30 PM

Very clever Nick, you must have so much skill to do this... Nicely done!

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saeidNL
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13 May 2012 - 3:33 PM

Excellent work,very well done,
saeid

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gazlowe
gazlowe  2 United Kingdom
13 May 2012 - 3:50 PM

love it

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 4:18 PM

Clever!

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64387 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 4:56 PM

Is that chest hair in the shirt? A salesman from a past era by the look of the suitcase too. Excellent work.
Chris

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7418 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 5:23 PM

Intriguing, the sort of image that makes you look closely.Reminds me a bit of the Women in WW2 monument. A hat hanging from the hanger might look good.
The shadow is good, although there seems to be an odd detached bit to the right of the shirt collar. I like the crumpled trousers. Not so sure about the chest hair though...
Moira

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 6:28 PM

Thanks everyone.

A big thanks Malcolm for the GEA Smile

Moira, the shadow by the shoulder is from the shirt colar. When I did the base shote, I took numerous pictures, one with just a shirt. I did this to check where the shadow would fall, to get authentic lighting. I used the drop shadow option in photoshop and fine tuned it to match what was there originally.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 7:37 PM

Big, Big, thanks Pete, I really wasn't expecting that Smile Smile I've been sat on this weeks, thinking should I, or shouldn't I, as I really didn't think it would go down too well.

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MarkBroughton
13 May 2012 - 7:37 PM

Excellent job Nick. Congrats on the EC and GE too.
Mark

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Richsr
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13 May 2012 - 7:40 PM

Well worked Nick and congrats on the EC and GEA
Regards Richard

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bricurtis
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13 May 2012 - 8:35 PM

I am not sure about the 'Do not disturb' on the handle. Would that not be on the outside of the door for this scenario - I am assuming he is in his room.!!

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 8:37 PM


Quote: I am not sure about the 'Do not disturb' on the handle. Would that not be on the outside of the door for this scenario - I am assuming he is in his room.!!

The "Do not disturb" sign was actually there in that position (not shopped - probably only bit of image that wasn't) - It was what gave me the idea.

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 9:05 PM

Well done Nick for posting this, the big badge is well deserved, congrats


LesF

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 9:26 PM

Thanks Les Smile

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2012 - 11:07 PM

Brilliant Nick.
Tom.

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Uppercut
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14 May 2012 - 7:41 AM

excellent creativity!

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sherlob
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14 May 2012 - 9:39 AM

Great concept - and congrats on the awards - they are well deserved. Am I the only one to think the proportions are all wrong between the upper and lower body? I suspect this is deliberate, but I don't get what it adds to the narrative.

Adam

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 10:43 AM

Hi Adam, no Adam just my short legs I'm afraid, LOL....I kept aspect ratio at 1:1

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2012 - 12:52 PM

Brilliant bit of work, Nick...love it! Wink
Trev Smile

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14 May 2012 - 5:56 PM

Excellent Nick,well done !

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dathersmith
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15 May 2012 - 10:13 PM

A great image Nick, congrats on the awards.

Darren.

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