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The other side of Life

By stevenb
Taken at Whitby Goth Weekend 2001.The reason for the title was to get across that we are all differnt in our unique ways.This young Australian girl who was the most well manered and polite person and was most helpful. My biggest regret is that I did not get her address to send on a hard copy. The original was taken againest a stone wall which did not help the image, so I decided to add a differnt background. I hope you all like the final picture.

Tags: Whitby goth Red hair Portraits and people

Voters: skydivemike, imagio, fraserd and 35 more

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Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
26 Jul 2003 1:11PM
I think this is really powerful. Strong pose, dramatic background. Works well!

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SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
26 Jul 2003 3:07PM
Fantastic shot and I think you've used a background that complements the photograph very well .. and I couldn't agree more about not being judgmental - there's too much ignorance and prejudice around (says I judgmentally LOL) .. but you get my drift ...
stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
26 Jul 2003 3:44PM
Thanks Suzi for your kind words of encouragement.On the subject of being judgmental- Of all my visits to the Whitby Goth Weekend I've only been turned down once for permission to taken somebodys photo and that was politly refused. I find then most well mannered people.
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2003 4:43PM
Steven, I particularly like this picture on two counts - as a picture and from the perspective of a parent who had a "Goth Changeling" arrive in the family.

He is now a 30 something responsible adult, married to a Goth and running a very successful life as a Business Manager.

Gothness still pervades their life (including Whitby) but has to be put off for work and put back on again for the week-end!

Its a funny old life innit?
nikonf5 15
27 Jul 2003 12:29AM
8 Aug 2003 3:04PM
It's an excellent picture. A great pose and a very nice model. The background looks perfect.Congrats for the EWditor's choice awerd!
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
5 Sep 2003 1:16AM
Very good. Not too sure about the background though.... it looks a bit obviously added!!
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2004 6:52PM

baby jo 14 22
14 Apr 2004 10:50AM
dpf 14 7 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2004 3:22PM
No problem with the background - it works in this context and was a good decision. Well taken shot which captures the escence of the individual and the occassion.
patri 14 3 Italy
6 Jul 2004 2:28PM
This portrait is really super! I love it.
stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
6 Jul 2004 2:34PM
Thank you Patrizia I'm please that you enjoyed looking at it.

deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2004 1:44PM
Love this deserves zillions more clicks.
ptilley 16 11 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2005 3:28PM
stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
23 Jun 2005 3:42PM
Cheers Paul
flames 13 32
12 Aug 2005 3:01PM
Thats a really great picture. I think the background works well, I wouldnt have thought it was altered necessarily because photographs taken against a vibrant sky have that standing out look naturally.
stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
13 Aug 2005 1:44AM
Cheers Catherine

hirschi 14 2 United States
7 Dec 2005 1:38PM
Very cool! I used to fly a hawk myself until male pattern baldness put an end to the fun..
draxwayze 14 74
17 May 2006 7:47AM
The one thing I can't tolerate is intolerance! Nice shot, and well manipulated. Click.
14 Jul 2006 6:49PM
Absolutly bloo**y brilliant. A sign of our MODERN times, and I would have it on my wall. Well done you, it's fab!
stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
22 Jul 2006 6:12PM
Thank you Robert,John & Tracey for all your comments,

jakcie 11 8 Ireland
31 Oct 2006 3:51PM
great work, i like it, the bacground is wonderfull
skydivemike 13 47 Northern Ireland
31 Mar 2007 7:23PM
Glad to make this one 30.

Max-1 10 2 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2008 10:40AM
Great image - love the background with this.
Striking and dignified.

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