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Death of A Salesman - Hang in there

By Nick_w      
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.

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

Voters: marktc, buxton, saeidNL and 51 more

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marktc Plus
7 99 15 United Kingdom
13 May 2012 3:30PM
Very clever Nick, you must have so much skill to do this... Nicely done!

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13 May 2012 3:33PM
Excellent work,very well done,
13 May 2012 3:50PM
love it
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 May 2012 4:18PM
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
13 May 2012 4:56PM
Is that chest hair in the shirt? A salesman from a past era by the look of the suitcase too. Excellent work.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1852 United Kingdom
13 May 2012 5:23PM
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...
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
13 May 2012 6:28PM
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.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
13 May 2012 7:37PM
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.
13 May 2012 7:37PM
Excellent job Nick. Congrats on the EC and GE too.
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
13 May 2012 7:40PM
Well worked Nick and congrats on the EC and GEA
Regards Richard
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
13 May 2012 8:35PM
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.!!
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
13 May 2012 8:37PM

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.
LesF Plus
11 182 9
13 May 2012 9:05PM
Well done Nick for posting this, the big badge is well deserved, congrats

Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
13 May 2012 9:26PM
Thanks Les Smile
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
13 May 2012 11:07PM
Brilliant Nick.
14 May 2012 7:41AM
excellent creativity!
sherlob Plus
11 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 9:39AM
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.

Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
14 May 2012 10:43AM
Hi Adam, no Adam just my short legs I'm afraid, LOL....I kept aspect ratio at 1:1
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
14 May 2012 12:52PM
Brilliant bit of work, it! Wink
Trev Smile
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
14 May 2012 5:56PM
Excellent Nick,well done !
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
15 May 2012 10:13PM
A great image Nick, congrats on the awards.


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