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a stranger in the mirror by Nilanja a stranger in the mirror by Nilanja
another photo I took during the autfg2013!
I am glad that I met Barbara who is modeling here at the meet-up. She is such a wonderful, balanced and nice girl! I also admire her for her bravery and can't wait to see her again :)

I also want to thank Jenny for assisting!

Petra Holländer Art
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I was struck by the image as I first saw it appear on my screen.

I feel that the construction of the photo is excellent. The placement of the heads and the distance between then creates a leap for the eye. The predominant bright red on the left draws the eye immediately and then quickly you leap the gap to focus on her eyes. The whites of the eye and the expression seem to me to be one of shock, or fear, and at first blush I felt a sense of invasion upon a private scene.

I like the Märchen feel to the photo. My mind wanders to Red Riding Hood, and Snow White. I would not call it amazingly original as it does draw on quite classic stories (for me). The mirror looks great and the background blends well.

I do feel that it carries an interesting taste of a woman reflecting on what it is to be adult, and reflecting on the lost connection with the fantasies of childhood. It is that thought that jumped out at me.

I do feel it is perhaps a touch too muddy, or washed out. It does lend a dusk feel or a dark forest feel which fits in nicely with my märchen idea but I feel my eyes are struggling a bit. Perhaps a higher res image would make a difference.

Overall I was moved when I saw it. Struck in that moment and inspired to write something.
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999-8-666 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Photographer
good work!
Nilanja Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
thanks a lot!
999-8-666 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   Photographer
WilliamDallwitz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
russ-bailey Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work... very clever. i like this one ;)
Nilanja Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
thanks a lot Russ! :D
maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
hey Nilanja, it's a very good and interesting piece of art. 
I like the whole story and the mysterious mood here. 
Nilanja Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
aww thank you so much! I am very glad that you could read a story behind :D
maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I also like that the mirror is 'hanging' on nothing :D but I haven't seen it the first time. 
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