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April 4, 2009
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Date Taken
Apr 4, 2009, 12:14:09 AM
Vegetarian by PURErube Vegetarian by PURErube
Part of the strawberry series


MY FIRST DD!!!!!!! *o*
thank you SOOOO much!!
Big thanks to molecularlight who suggest me, and RockstarVanity who featured me! I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THE DAY!

EDIT 6/7/10: New coloring done to the photo, and much bigger version uploaded.
Old version can be seen here: [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-04-20
Vegetarian by *PURErube works the widescreen format beautifully with strong composition and vivid colours. ( Suggested by molecularlight and Featured by RockstarVanity )
The direct gaze, the hair style, and the bandages really push the picture out, making you look deeper into it, because the symmetry of those elements was done fantastically.
Unfortunately, the picture is incredibly small and hard to see, so all the detail can't be made out, which in turn distracts from the overall effect.
If I were to do anything differently here, I would suggest making it a little larger so we could see the pretty strawberry, for example, and I'd change the shirt, the shirt is distracting as it has the logo that doesn't match the rest of the piece, and the shoulders are blown out against the wall. The last thing I'd do is fix the crop to make it perfectly center instead of slightly longer on the right side.
That hairstyle works perfectly though, the model only showing one eye makes a bigger impact then two, because of course you're going to look for the other eye...and all you see is the bandaged arm.
Overall, this is an excellent piece, composed wonderfully, very much eye candy. It's different, subtle and I love the wide angle format of it :). Well done. :thumbsup:
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First of all i would like to say congratulations to *PURErube for a stunning deviation that was awarded with a DD which is clearly was well-deserved! :clap:

Even though this piece of photgraphy is quite subtle with the horror/macabre theme, it still deals an incredible impact to the viewers, the mashed-up strawberries placed on the arms seem to resemble pieces of flesh sticking out from the arm with a slight splash of blood, the bandages also seem to be trying to cover up those wounds but they are not completely covering them up.

The expression of the man's face i must say is flawless, a very subtle kidn of sadness with a rather frightening feel to it at the very same time. The arm is very effective with the expression as well because the arm is held up showing off the wounds but is also bringing the overall focal point towards the expression of the man's face.
If you were to stare rather deep into the man's eyes you can see a real connection within them, they are not just looking at a camera but actually seeming to be looking at the viewers.
The strawberry with the smear of a rather bloodly look around the mouth is fantastic as it helps the strawberry to stand out more but not to much.
The lighting is also stunning because normally when someone would see a horror/macabre the most common type of shot we would see is dark lighting, showing a bright lighting gives this shot a more interesting look to the background of emptiness and the man situated in that white space of emptiness as if he is very lonely.

The title is the best kind of choice for this piece of photography, it seems to show that the world of a vegetarian can be rather difficult as people can sometimes be discriminated for being a vegetarian for some stupid reason.

Overall this shot is magnificent with dealing with vision, originality, technique and impact. I would suggest this to anyone who really loves photography especially people who love unique and different shots. :)
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ClaraJayne Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning 
katerlin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
there are so many things I love about this.
1. how, despite the title, it looks gory because of the strawberries smeared every where (i love strawberries and i do this myself sometimes hehe).
2. the person reminds me of L who has a rather peculiar love of fruit and sweet things.
3. the composition, the minimal use of colour, the red of the strawberries, not bright or stand-outish but in harmony with the neutral tones.
4. and finally, the long strawberry sitting in the persons mouth.
NarcissisticToy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Omnomnomom *>*
iAsura Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Looks just like L xD
Baltoisabamf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
So so so amazing!
fireheart56 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
wow your photos are amazing!
AshleighAlecque Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazing!!! :D i love it :heart:
8darkprincessa8 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
wow!!! amazing pic^^
Callirgos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011   Photographer
Looks like L from Death Note! :meow:
Poisenousapples Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You painfully ripped the words out of my mouth.
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