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Oh I was so exited about this photo :la:
I had the finished picture in my mind for weeks...but it took me a bit of time to figure out how I can realize it. and then I was unsure where to shot it because of the fire. But now I know hehe^^
Cutting out the newspaper and putting it on took me at least two hours...(cutting was the easy and fast part haha) if I had an assisstant or a model things would have been different...but anyway, I really like the outcome :nod:

I almost forgot to say something about the concept haha. well the title is bad news...it says almost everything. and the men thingy over my mouth...speaks for itself, doesn't it?

critique is very welcome!

hope you like it :bug:


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Vision: This is beautifully done. It has a great visual impact and I particularly like that you only see the bottom half of her face. I think that the positioning of the hands leaves a little bit to be desired - as it is now, it looks a little flat and expirementing with hand positions could have made this amazing. I do like the textures that you've used in post here, looks great.

Originality - While burning newspapers might not be an original idea, adding in the humanity to the mix makes this pretty amazing. It's not just bad news anymore, it's bad news that affects one emotionally - bad news that hurts and leaves a scar.

Technique: I'm giving you full stars for this. The shot is crisp, clean, and I'm just dying to know how you managed to not burn the crap out of your fingers. The techniques you used for this shot are pretty outstanding. Your post production is fabulous as usual.

Impact: Overall, I'm a pretty big fan of this photo, and my only big beef with it is that the position of your body and your hands is fairly flat looking, and I think you could have made it look more dynamic had you. I think it's a wonderful concept.
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I've been meaning to critique this photo since I you first posted it .
Then execution: I cannot even imagine how hard this would be to set up if you are shooting yourself let alone when you're covered in newsprint, and with your hands on fire . The complexity of the image is to be admired with jealousy and envy. The print saying men holding the mouth sealed as If silence has been caused due to men . And with the rest of you wrapped up. Wrapping your vulnerable parts in newspaper. The same way that media wraps itself around girls and makes them cover themselves in make up and fake thing.

The background is all burnt out and the watermark goes well with the rest of the photo as it starts to look like the newsprint . The fire burning at the end of the finger tips , showing how those fingers that typed the words wrapped around you body. Those fingers with so much power and evil.


The concept is beautiful . And I think you've captured this perfectly . The exposure and the composition is spot on .

You are an inspiration to my future work and I can't wait to see more of your future work
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riverdash Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats awesome


did u actually burn ur fingers...?
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Laura-Skeff Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice. I wonder how you didn't burn your fingers!
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
thank you!
hehe ;)
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JLorelleArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Photographer
So cool!
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
thanks a lot!
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Lightningclaw101 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is soo coolcool
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
oh thanks so much! 
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:iconthegothicwriter:
TheGothicWriter Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazingly original!
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:iconleny97:
Leny97 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you´re featured in my jornal! :3 [link]
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
woho thanks :la:
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:iconleny97:
Leny97 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you´re welcome. :3
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Leny97 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! coole Idee und ent cool umgesetzt. :333
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
vielen dank!!! :la:
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:iconsteve1098:
Steve1098 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Photographer
nice! this reminded me of this >> [link]
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
thank you^^
hehe :P
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:iconzealouslyy:
zealouslyy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
This is amazing! ouo It may have took a while to put on newspaper, but it really paid off!
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
thank you very much!!! :D
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:iconpranav03:
pranav03 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
WOW.. An interesting piece of work.
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
thanks :woohoo:
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PSNK23 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This art looks very nice :D Keep doing your nice work.

Check out my art if you want :)
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
thank you very much!!
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Diacraft Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Why does it say "MEN" over the mouth?
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
that's the question ;)
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vicenteteng Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it... what lens did you use for this photograph? :)
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
awww thanks :huggle:
a 50mm 1.4^^
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vicenteteng Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oohh thanks. I have the same lens. :D
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
really?! do you take photos too? because there are mostly drawings on your profile^^
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vicenteteng Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. I did use that lens to take a picture of "Pokemon", though. xD
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
:giggle:
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Aderes-Devorah Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Photographer
A very interesting piece on chauvinism and the repression of women. Love the way she (you?) is reaching forward towards you.

:butterfly:
:trash:
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
thank you very much!
(yes, it is me^^)
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:iconminko6:
Minko6 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
This is really a incredible and very powerful photo.
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
oh thank you very much!!! :D
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daxusx Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
wow lady this is amazing!! I got to ask you how did you do this? you used timer' your hands were burning for real? is that true fire?
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
oh thank you!!! :D
hehe I won't tell ;P
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daxusx Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Is a fantastic work lady:) congratulations :)
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
thanks a lot!!:D
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:iconthecures:
TheCures Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
my fingers burn!
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
^^
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey,
You have been featured: ---> [link]

Thank you for sharing your work :nod:
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:iconnilanja:
Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
thanks a lot!!! :D
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:iconlk-photography:
Lk-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :)
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S-Bunny1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
awesome
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S-Bunny1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
It looks so kwl! I cant be bothered to read what you wrote but is that you covered in newspaper! Me love dis pic!
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
thanks you :D

yes, it is me^^
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Maxikq Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, amazing photo, stunning concept, great shot!
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
aww thanks!!
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