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Bad News by Nilanja Bad News by Nilanja
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 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...?
Laura-Skeff Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice. I wonder how you didn't burn your fingers!
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
thank you!
hehe ;)
JLorelleArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Photographer
So cool!
Nilanja Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
thanks a lot!
Lightningclaw101 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is soo coolcool
Nilanja Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
oh thanks so much! 
TheGothicWriter Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazingly original!
Leny97 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you´re featured in my jornal! :3 [link]
Nilanja Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
woho thanks :la:
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