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Where Is My Soul?

By MichaelBilottaPhotography    
There was once a time when I was searching for a faith that I could believe in, something that fit. I have never found anything that does, and though I am no longer looking, the sense of loss is not something related to a need I have, but a difference to those around me. Almost everyone I know believes in some form of religion or spirituality, but I just never found one that passed inspections of logic and reason.

It wasn't for lack of trying: twelve years of Catholic school, a stint as an altar boy, and in college I dabbled and searched. In any event, here I am many years later, with no more questions to seek answers to, but perhaps less comfort than the faithful have.

This image is an homage to the search for belief, to my wanderings through the hills and valleys of of feeling empty and incomplete. I had fun with this one: cutting the hollow keyhole shape in the hat was a new challenge, something I never tried before. Turning a verdant field of green into autumnal hues was a nod to my affection for my favorite season. The keys represent all the faiths tried but didn't fit or fill the void in the mind. Far in the distance is another searcher, who has appeared in two other images and I thought added a dash of mystery.

Model: Felix P.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Digital art Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: S_Psharma, Daisymaye, Altruizin and 18 more

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S_Psharma 8 1 India
13 Jul 2013 4:31AM
Excellent image well captured.
grache 13 South Africa
13 Jul 2013 7:03AM
Very nice and words to live bySmile
RLF Plus
11 18 4 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 8:16AM
Brilliantly conceived and super presentation.Grin
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2013 11:58AM
Impressive work.

bluesandtwos 11 521 1 England
13 Jul 2013 1:01PM
I wish I had your skills!! As usual, brilliant in every aspect.

derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2013 9:03PM
A really interesting concept and very well executed Michael.

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