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This photo shows one of the few concepts I had planned for the Austria-meet-up. It is about who we really are, roles of sexes and about the society.
Do we really know who we are or are we just a product of society?

A huge thanks goes to Moritz for putting that dress on and modeling for me! I know that not everyone would do that, so yeah, thank you so much! Another thanks goes to Ana who is the other model! Shooting this was really fun - even if the topic is actually meant to be serious.

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I liked the style and feeling of the picture, and in some areas we become what society has created, but genders is something we can't change or ignore, personality wise, it's a different topic...other than that the setting and lightning its marvelous.
the chosen wardrobe its like old fashion/farm 50's type of thing, which makes it in its own original way very unique, the expressions of the people in the photographs are quite good, but doesn't create an impact per say, and I believe would have been a great idea to create this picture with the opposite gender, man and woman wearing their different gender clothes, it could have made things a bit ore clear. other than that beautiful work and it does catches the eye and expands its topic.
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19cartwheels Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Excellent image. I like the contrast between the fact that they're posing and their averted eyes. It's not something common to portraits of couples (and it could be argued whether they are meant to be seen as a couple), and it adds a lot here.


One detail that stands out to me is the painted fingernails. Ana wears a suit, but still dons this bit of feminine decoration. That's a nice touch. 

thank you very much! I appreaciate your comment a lot! :hug:

I also like the nail polish ;) 
1XLADEDAX1 Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's stunning. thank you for showing us this.~ :hug:
thank you so much :blush:
1XLADEDAX1 Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AnnieTheWhimsical Sep 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is a very powerful image! Very nice :)
thank you very much!!! :D
GEWelch Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All I know is people need to feel loved in order survive in life.  Otherwise  they become a monster without love.
that's true!
It was entirely clear to me and I believe the image is a sad one.  Isn't it most people that struggle to find their place in the world, to fit their internal life to the external demands.   With shame and sorrow we interact, even when we hold each other's hands in secret places. 
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