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see, hear, speak no evil by warbzz see, hear, speak no evil by warbzz
see hear speak no evil

contest “emotional detachment” by [link]
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Given 2013-03-31
This photo has an amazing impact on the veiwer. It's strong, and compelling. Enchanting in a way. I absolutely love the overall appearance. I enjoy the fact that the hands all look extremely similar. Normally, hands are something that are unique to a person; it may look strange if these hands looked to different. I also like the appearance of the chipped nail polish. It gives a rugged, rough feeling to the photo, that may be associated with the "evil" in the see no, hear no, speak no. It appears that the model is wearing some sort of mask? that's a very effective touch in my opinion; it gives mystery and anonymity to the photo. Its cool in a way that we all in some way, hear, see, or speak evil.. but perhaps we don't want it to be known. So the mystery to this photo is very fitting. I really have no complaints besides I wish it was perhaps a little sharper. But I realize every artist edits photos or doesn't edit photos to their own liking :) Regardless this is a gorgeous and very unique photo! :)
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First of, the three hands caught my attention immediately. Then I looked a little closer, and realized there are actually 5 all together. The fact that that they all appear to belong to the same person really makes this intriguing. Black and white was probably a good choice. However, It seems a little too contrasty to me. The contrast adds to the image, but it might have been better to get some detail in the hair, and some of the other shadows. Not a big deal though.

All in all, it;s a great image, the hands, the mask, and that darrrk hair really add to a pretty strong mood in the image. Out of curiosity, did you use multiple exposures for this?
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xpegasus12 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
This is incredibly powerful
mrs-antichrist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Woah , looks like Anna Varney O.o
SunreiCreations Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mmm personally I find this picture interesting because of what is being censored. She is wearing a mask and is featureless because of the hands. It renders the impression that she has no individuality or control.

Everyone will have a different interpretation of this, mine is that this represents someone who is being kept ignorant for the sake of keeping them in a submissive or dependant state, as if they will easily accept someone else's judgement on what is right or wrong.

Evil is a part of the world, and to be alive you must face it! This kinda feels as if the subject is literally 'turning a blind eye' towards the realities of life
mokaart Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Carach-Angren Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome : D

did you took the title from Twisted Sisters' Burn in Hell? :'3
Amer4 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Inspiring awesome job!
Congrats on the well deserved DD!


BMagnum Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I love your icon, and I love this piece.
MsLissome Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
"Bury yourself - You are dead already!" was my first thought... as always, when I come across this phrase.
(You surely do know the three apes, don´t you?)

I would blur the added three hands a little to match to the background....
mask is a good idea IMO - this underlines the loss of identity, if you try to "see, hear, speak no evil"

The problem is (of course) the definition of "evil" -
and the fact, that ignorance is much more comfortable... *puts on pink glasses* :iconpinkiepiejumpplz:
acg3fly Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
All your gallery is very nice and this is amazing
Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very powerful image. Awesome! Congrats on the well-deserved DD!
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