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Magical Realism - catch22. by marcyintellect Magical Realism - catch22. by marcyintellect
image number three from a series I am working on for my Yale application. to see this stuff as it is being worked on, visit [link] .
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outtaThisWorld Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
whoa...that sword freaked me out. I didn't notice it at first, but since it's right there not even trying to be unseen it sort of attacked my vision, and i could even hear a slashing sound. Attacking the "stillness" of life.
uxinta-himmel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
I love the perspective you chose for this, it's combination with mnoo's interpretation of the photo (the correct one, I'm assuming) it lends a sense of inevitability and symmetry and...I don't know wtf I'm talking about. But fav+.
mnoo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
I currently feel very stuck in a life I wasn't necessarily aiming for, and as such this series really speaks to me at the moment. There's all these 'trappings' of life that everyone aims for, that look good on paper, but can turn out pretty hollow in the end. And it's really hard to find a way to a different way of existing when life and time seems to roll on so relentlessly.

As an image I love the focus and lighting in this one. You are so good at portraying moods and atmosphere. Great model as well, he has nailed that emptiness of self-medicating with supposed ';past time' activities which rob you of any time to do something meaningful that would actually make you feel better, while the sense of 'time is running out' is all the time looming over you.
marcyintellect Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Photographer
I'm sorry that you're in a catch22 :(

it's unfortunate. I hope it gets better.

to be honest I try to choose models (when possible) that are true to the photos. this lovely boy tries his best to appear like nothing's wrong....ever..... he's really running in place, though.
mnoo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
That was supposed to say past time, not sure why there's a funny face there!
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