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January 6, 2010
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HEALTH by ketene HEALTH by ketene
sickness






Inspired by ~mordere :heart:
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Given 2012-01-21
HEALTH by ~ketene ( Suggested by xthumbtakx and Featured by DemonMathiel )
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Ordinarily my first response would be 'it's way too overexposed'. But it works for this. Something about the extreme harsh light but subtle, soft shadows, furthers the idea of good/bad health, both physical and mental. Being in the spotlight, focused on, poked and prodded and tested.

I absolutely love the expression and hand-to-mouth contact, and speaking of contact i love the eyes. They still bore into the viewer even though they're barely discernible. I love this technique of making the person so unfocused: barely visible, almost ghostlike, and making the pills the 'real' hard subject. Though, the message is a wee bit unclear, mixing up these elements (hand to mouth, somewhat angry, loaded expression, and the handful of pills, could lead the viewer to think of suicide. But it's easily just a show-tell; an offering, a 'this-is-what-my-life-is'.

The bottom of the image is a little messy (the patches of severe light and shadow under the wrist. Also the fingers of the front hand have been 'flattened': the extreme exposure has blotted any hope for detail for them.

Overall though, effect achieved! A chilling, saddening, effective representation of life with medication.

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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Beautiful
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Miss-Golden Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great concept and disparity :)
like it !
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ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
:) thank you.
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SiddenDeath Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WICKED COOL>>>>:D
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:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
:highfive:
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SiddenDeath Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
your welcome...you can take a look around my gallary if you like....:D
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DarkDevil16 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great work! It's really beautiful. Congratulations for the DD!! :hug:
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:iconketene:
ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you! :aww:
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mistersawdust Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Love this!
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ketene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Photographer
:glomp:
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