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Eternity by *RobinHedberg
Suggester says: The black/white tones used in this photo are reminiscent of x-ray shots, creating a deeply expressive portrait that is also a meditation on mortality - haunting and unforgettable. (
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I really don't know where to start. I stared at the photo for several moments to and I still don't know if I'll be able to express my feelings in words.
This is an extraordinary concept. The skeleton is touching the human's face in a way, that I cannot define if it's threatening or soothing. In any case, it is like they're talking to each other through their eyes. The human is gazing at the "smiling" skull, his mouth slightly open, utterly mesmerized.
You've chosen chosen a clever and mysterious title: Eternity. Eternity.. for someone believing in a God, it is probably, what follows death. But most people, regardless of their belief, are afraid of death. After all you can never be sure what (if anything) happens next. Nonetheless, what remains for sure after death, is dust and bones.
Maybe, that's what the skeleton is trying to say.
About the technical part, I really like the fact that you chose b&w and that the light is coming from the background, it creates a quaint atmosphere.
The only flaw I can see, has to do with the sharpness. I think the photo would look better if it was a tad sharper.
Apart from that, it is an outstanding photograph and I think it deserves a Daily Deviation. [I'd suggest it, if you hadn't gotten one a couple of weeks ago. ]
Well this is my first critique ever, the very first and the firm thought came into my mind when I saw this deviation that both of them are try to feel each other.
Life is so amazed to see death so close, astonished and looks speechless of having this much closure experience of death. The human is feeling pleasure to experience his near end in this way and seems to be enjoying the surprising moment.
While at the other end the skull is feeling the life and seems missing those faded shadows of life he had been to once.
Both of them are seems to be realizing & embracing each other and fully aware of the importance and worth of each other.
The only flaw in my sense that it needed to be cropped more from top. The bared forehead of human is not feeling good here. It would better to be cropped just from middle of the forehead.
The idea could have seemed cliche', but the expression captured on his face, the placement of the skeletal hand, the visual composition itself, all make this a work to which one finds oneself drawn again and again.