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Model: Karl-Dennis Nordl÷f

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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-09-22
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. ( Suggested by GraphiteColours and Featured by hellfirediva )
:icontheapplescientist:
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. :heart:
[I'd suggest it, if you hadn't gotten one a couple of weeks ago. :D ]
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
102 out of 103 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconamjad-miandad:
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.

My final words for this work:

A superb piece of art so meaningful.
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
21 out of 22 deviants thought this was fair.

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AlienAwed Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
omg that's beautiful!!! On a whim I searched for "eternity" (332,541 results...) and only 6 images down - this... this incredible, striking, absorbing, offering. This is one of those moments when all seems suspended harmonic perfection. I have a... ermm... "talent" for overstating things so I'll stop. But wow, this is nice!
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:iconrobinhedberg:
RobinHedberg Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconagent36496:
Agent36496 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   Writer
Very expressive :)
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:icondharmawpb:
DharmaWPB Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Artist
W O W. Superb!
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:iconnovatheory:
NovaTheory Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
This is breath-taking! 
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:iconname-already-chosen:
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
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.
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:iconjessers3192:
jessers3192 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My heart stopped for a moment while I was scrolling.  I had to click on this.  I love it.  The model seems so innocent and open, and the lighting is amazing.  Thank you for this!
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:iconfallawake:
FallAwake Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely amazing
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:iconreizyouup:
ReizYouUp Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
First time I've seen anything like it! Evokes a sense of originality and in a creepy, yet good way!
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:iconjvartndesign:
JVartndesign Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Simple Spooky yet Oddly Elegant in its use of light and shadow
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:icontealdragon53:
TealDragon53 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Creepy and beautiful, love it :D
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:iconpopkool:
popkool Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this reminds me of black butler
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:iconsheeka-whispermoon:
Sheeka-whispermoon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
woah! i love it!
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:iconaersia:
Aersia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
OMfg this is so so so wow
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:iconbrowniecomicwriter:
BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing and unsettling. *shivers*
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:iconartiethief:
artiethief Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
OMG, WAUW, this is awesome just so awesome; I love it.
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:iconmokusobrother:
Mokusobrother Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Wow!
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:iconlightfromlight:
lightfromlight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Very cool photography. Thanks for sharing it.
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:icongorover:
gorover Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
ilus
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:iconjackidex:
Jackidex Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so nice
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:icongrimsonglory:
GrimsonGlory Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very goood
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:iconsheylahh:
Sheylahh Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
This is tragically beautiful :)
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:iconevilscarrlett:
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this- especially that hand up there....
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:iconixamxamerica:
IxAMxAMERICA Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Artist
may I have permission to draw from this as a reference? ill make sure to link it back to you
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:iconinkaos:
Inkaos Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the setup .. Makes you think!
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:iconaurora9912:
Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.  Just Wow. 
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:iconalidraw:
AliDraw Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creepy....
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:iconchesirecat96:
ChesireCat96 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good work! 
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:icondarkthehedgehogwolf:
Darkthehedgehogwolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
is
not
a
joke!
carry
on
reading!
or
you
will
die,
even
if
you
only
looked
at
the
word
warning!


ONCE
THERE
WAS
A
LITTLE
GIRL
CALLED
CLARISSA,
SHE
WAS
10
YEARS
OLD
AND
SHE
LIVED
IN
A
MENTAL
HOSPITAL,
BEACUSE
SHE
KILLED
HER
MUM
AND
DAD.








SHE
GOT
SO
BAD
SHE
STARTED
TO
KILL
ALL
THE
STAFF
IN
THE
HOSPITAL
SO
THE
GOVERMENT
DECIDED
THAT
THE
BEST
IDEA
WAS
TO
GET
RID
OF
HER
SO
THEY
SET
UP
A
SPECIAL
ROOM
TO
KILL
HER,
AS
HUMANE
AS
POSSIBLE
BUT
IT
WENT
RONG
THE
MACHINE
THEY
WERE
USEING
WENT
WRONG.








AND
SHE
WAS
SAT
THERE
IN
AGONY
FOR
HOURS
UNTILL
SHE
FINALLY
DIED.








NOW
EVERY
WEEK
ON
THE
DAY
OF
HER
DEATH
SHE
RETURNS
TO THE
PERSON
THAT
READS
THIS
LETTER,
ON
A
MONDAY
NIGHT
AT
12:00
SHE
KREEPS
INTO
YOUR
ROOM
AND
KILLS
YOU,
BUT
SLOWLY
AND
PAINFULLY
SLOWLY
CUTTING
DIFFRENT
PARTS
OF
UR
BODY
THEN
WATCHES
YOU
BLEED
TO
DEATH
IF
YOU
DONT
SEND
THIS
TO
20
PEOPLE
BY
MIDNIGHT
SHELL
BE
COMEING
TO KILL
YOU!
SEND
IT
SO
SHE
HAS
ANOTHER
LOAD
OF
PEOPLE
TO
GET
AND
FORGETS
ABOUT
YOU
DONT
BELVE ME
HEY?

EXAMPLE
1:
JENNY
DIDNT BELIVE THIS AND DELETED IT WITHOUT EVEN READING THE WHOLE THING! A FEW DAYS LATER ON THE MONDAY NIGHT SHE WAS WOKEN UP BYE LOUDE FOOTSTEPS AND HEAVY BREETHING THERE WAS CLARISSA STANDING THERE WITH A HUGE KNIFE AND WELL JENNY IS HISTORY NOW.









EXAMPLE
2:
TOM
ONLY SENT IT TO 5 PEOPLE CUZ HE THOUGHT HED BE SAFE AND IT WAS PROBLY JUST A JOKE BUT OH HOW RONG WAS HE! HE DIED THE NEXT NIGHT ON MONDAY AND ILL TELL YA NOW IT WASNT PRETTY(JUST CUZ HE SENT FIVE HE DIDNT COMPLETE THE TASK)

EXAMPLE
3:
JOEANNA
SENT IT TO 19 PEOPLE SHE THOUGHT IT WAS CLOSE ENOUGH AND WOULD DO BUT SHE WAS WRONG SHE DIED THAT NIGHT ON A MONDAY AND ONCE AGAIN IT WASNT
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:icondeli73123:
deli73123 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, shut up. Don't spam the internet with this shit, it's almost as bad as the "find out who unfriended you on facebook" thing which just posts more ads of itself on your profile without your permission.
Seriously, you're NOT going to die if you don't repost this, that's a load of crap.
I've seen a billion of these and never reposted a single one. I assure you, I am not dead.
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:icondarkthehedgehogwolf:
Darkthehedgehogwolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
thanks i was just being a dumass at the time
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:icondeli73123:
deli73123 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, I saw your apology art after I sent this.  It's okay.  Well, not "okay", but er, you know what I mean.  Just don't do it again ;)
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:icondeli73123:
deli73123 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, and also, your caps and lack of punctuation just makes this even less believeable. Not to mention, who would have wrote this in the first place, let alone came up with the idea that reposting it 20 times would keep you from dying? Seriously, it makes NO SENSE at all. This is about as real as smile.jpg or Jason the axe-murderer. As in, only in our minds. They do not really exist.
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:iconkuznyadragonofbaa:
KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I know the creator of this chain ;)
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:icondeli73123:
deli73123 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Probably a jerk.
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:iconkuznyadragonofbaa:
KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, actually a Deviant that parodied the known "Teddy" chain by putting the name of his/hers dark character called Clarissa and, of course, sucky grammar everywhere xD
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:icondeli73123:
deli73123 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
And then it actually spread. The moral of this story: on the internet, you can never assume that there won't be someone who will take you seriously.
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:iconkuznyadragonofbaa:
KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Completely.
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ELVEMAGE3997 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
great job and thanks for adding my picture onto your favourites
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:iconrevenciel:
Revenciel Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible. o.o
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:iconvenenadia28:
VeneNadia28 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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:iconmamasingsblues:
Mamasingsblues Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really amazing photo!
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:iconmamasingsblues:
Mamasingsblues Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing photo, really cool!
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:iconskarzysko:
skarzysko Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love woman and girl
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:iconkristinawaldt:
KristinaWaldt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, wow.
That's intense--it's just so perfect in so many ways, great work with this!
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:icondgisbert:
dgisbert Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Definitely eye catching, fantastic work man
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:iconsuper-fast-tortoise:
Super-Fast-Tortoise Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
This eternity picture, I think if you can display it like an ex-ray image, with it on a real light and post it, it would be NUTS!
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:iconmythologicalwonders:
MythologicalWonders Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Amazing shot!
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:iconamefrio:
Amefrio Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, both the concept and the contrast in the work...it looks awesome! :)
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:iconaloysius-dragovits:
Aloysius-Dragovits Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this ! Dark and very cool :)
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