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bluesandtwos 8 330 1 England
28 Nov 2013 11:56AM
I think this is brilliant!!

Anyone I know in the case? Smile


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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2013 12:02PM
It works for me - excellent!

28 Nov 2013 12:06PM
There's no 'arm' in it.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2013 12:47PM
Excellent creativity and photography Nick. The subtle expression on the models face is really good. Beautifully processed as well.
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
28 Nov 2013 1:06PM
Thanks for the comments Smile

Thanks Cole Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2013 1:10PM
It's good, really good. The arch expression is the main thing. To my mind just the trickle of blood from the suitcase, no hand, would be darker as less obvious. I shall look at my own suitcases slightly differently in future.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
28 Nov 2013 1:31PM
Good concept well worked Nick.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
28 Nov 2013 1:41PM
Chilling image Nick.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3894 Canada
28 Nov 2013 2:18PM
Its the expression.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2013 2:25PM
That side long look, brilliant!
DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
28 Nov 2013 5:34PM
Powerful image.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
28 Nov 2013 5:40PM
I much prefer this this to the rather more fussy set ups. More enigmatic. we have to make up the story ourselves with this one.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
28 Nov 2013 6:09PM
Great bg Nick,well put together !
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
28 Nov 2013 6:50PM
Thanks everyone Smile. Janet recognise that background Wink ?

Big thanks Willie for the User Award. I'm glad you picked up on the expression, it's something Letty and I worked on for some time, as this was exactly the expression I wanted. Processing this was relatively straight forward, but the little finesses took ages to get right.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2013 8:53PM
That is quite chilling!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Nov 2013 9:17PM
Very creative work. She has the psycho look down pat. Brilliant!
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 6:37AM
Quirky, characterful, brilliantly 'executed' for want of a better word. Glad you did post, it's excellent work!
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
29 Nov 2013 9:17AM
I don't even think it needs the knife Nick ........... a truly brilliant image and proof that less can indeed be so much more
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
29 Nov 2013 11:29AM
Great idea. Daves right about the knife. The only thing that bugs me because everything has to hang true for me, is that the case is shut but a hand is hanging out. Twenty years of being paid to spot what is 'off' makes me a bit pedantic.
Now if the case was half closed on this side with an arm poking through
Everything else is spot on. ....actually after reading the sign on the wall this could have been so much darker. Wink
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
29 Nov 2013 1:36PM
Thanks everyone, and a big thaks Pete for the sticker.

Dave / Keith I actually tried this without the knife / hand as that was the image I had in mind. The problem is it just looked empty. But I take your point The message on the wall is there for a reason Keith Wink so it may be much darker.

One constraint I have is Letty (the model) has to be completely happy with the image as she wants a print. Although this was never going to be anything other than disturbing.

At some stage I'm wanting to do more images that challange, make you think... typing this I know what I need to do to this, but boy is that disturbing.. (god knows what Freud would make of it)

Oh and Keith I dont care if its pedantic or not I much prefer that type of reply
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
29 Nov 2013 3:25PM
Do you want some splatter patterns? Wink
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 4:25PM
Brilliant, a great reward for all the work you put in. Super shot!
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
29 Nov 2013 5:29PM
Thanks everyone thanks Ken for the User Award much appreciated Smile

Quote:Do you want some splatter patterns? Wink

Yes please Keith Wink
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
30 Nov 2013 7:27AM
Had to have my Badge Nick.
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
30 Nov 2013 8:15AM
Big thanks Tom Smile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 Nov 2013 11:03AM
I see you've met the wife then Wink

Well done on the award Nick....

Richsr 11 91 223 England
30 Nov 2013 7:58PM
Congrats on the EC Nick.
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2013 10:48PM
needs a leg hangin out to balance the weight of the suitcase Wink

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