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An expression of self.

By Steffiku  
Model is my best friend Kao.

We shot this a while ago, it was an idea I had in my head but when we were shooting it I just couldn't see the shots coming together.
Yesterday I uploaded the photos to my computer and thought I'd have a look.
Each shot was concerted to black and white and contrast added, to give that grainy film look, then they were pieced together.

All the shots feature aspects of Kao that he deems important, his hands, for guitaring, his crow tattoo inspired by the sentiment in the film The Crow, his Slipknot tattoos in the 'eight' on his forearm, and finally his face, particularily his beard which he takes a lot of care for.

I put them together to create disjointed and unusual lines, the fingers from the hand are missing and appear in the opposite piece, and the two profiles show different parts of the face.

The piece is an assessment of how you see yourself, and what makes you individual.

Tags: Four Unusual Black and white Close-up and macro Tattoo Concept Grain Conceptual Portraits and people Kaoru

Voters: proz, claret, malum and 4 more


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malum 12 622 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 2:11PM
Nice edgy feel. I can see this working very well as a large print hung in a loft/studio space or similar.
It took me a long time to figure out what the top left part was a view of.

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14 May 2008 2:16PM

Quote:Nice edgy feel. I can see this working very well as a large print hung in a loft/studio space or similar.
It took me a long time to figure out what the top left part was a view of.



My Mum struggled too lol, thinking it was his butt, but no, his shoulder lol
Gary_Macleod 12 159 Scotland
6 Jun 2008 10:14PM
excellent work..really like this, very thought provoking
starliz 12 1.6k 3 England
6 Jun 2008 10:18PM
very effective like it lots,well done.

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