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Challenge: DNMC II (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Oct 3, 2013
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2013

Real title: "Alike".

I find it quite interesting to look at how people influence each other. It is very common to see people living together for a long time to have similar ideas, similar views and thoughts about the world. When I was a child, I remember identifying myself to various models (my parents, cartoon heroes, rock stars, etc.) and trying to act like them in some way. Mimicry is a learning strategy that lots of life forms follow, to a certain point.

But then, what part of us is really us, and what part comes from the relations we have or had? Is there something like a "core" behavior? Or can we only be defined by the sum of our experiences? Or is it simply that we do we get along mostly with people that are already similar to us?

I tried to translate those questions into a little image: here the body starts to bend itself, to look like the lollipop. Or was it already like that, and the man is fascinated by his new "friend"? You choose!

ETA: For those wondering how the "legs-twirl" was achieved, in fact, I did not distort the photos a lot (which would have ruined the textures). The trick is very simple: I used several shots of my legs, progressively changing their angle towards the light. Then I used all the various photos, and connected them together in post-processing.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 95
Avg (all users): 7.1011
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 7.0192
Avg (non-participants): 7.2162
Views since voting: 2348
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 89
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/16/2013 10:43:14 AM
Hi- Congrats-Loved the photo! My first thought about it is you are a snail in the underbrush of the forest. I have been a member for years and quietly check out works by others in the field. THIS ONE caught me off guard...You sure you haven't been eating the mushrooms in the photo? Hah!
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10/13/2013 05:58:59 AM
Wonderful. Your images always have more 'depth' than what meets the eyes.
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10/11/2013 08:41:32 PM
Another great work. I always like your stories.
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10/11/2013 04:35:05 PM
It's always amazing to see how you can get super fantasy or creepy images but there's still a part of you who can create visions for children, funny images that can make us smile. IMO it's a great feature of your work Christophe :)
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10/11/2013 11:53:11 AM
Oh! You grew a snail tail! Quite Dr. Doolittle-ish! My eyes cringe a bit at the solid aqua tone background though (and I generally like blue). Congrats on your ribbon.
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10/11/2013 09:56:53 AM
Arguably your most bizarre image yet, Christophe. Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/11/2013 08:57:10 AM
Wtg Christophe- I knew you were double-jointed. Great back-story.
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10/11/2013 05:53:23 AM
Utterly superb and very impressed with how you twirled your legs - thanks for sharing.
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10/11/2013 01:32:15 AM
Of course!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2013 11:16:51 PM
Superb as always..!!
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10/10/2013 09:39:32 PM
While I find the inclusion of olives a bit strange, this is a really good job Christophe. You even managed to put the right part of your body on the ground (gastropoda)
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10/10/2013 06:50:10 PM
We all live in...
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10/10/2013 12:47:11 PM
Fantastic
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10/10/2013 07:53:34 AM
Christophe, I would love to know how you managed that level of distortion while maintaining that level of clarity!
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10/09/2013 11:12:23 PM
cool concept gayban, great job on the colors.
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10/06/2013 06:49:47 PM
Great work!
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10/06/2013 06:47:07 PM
Super! Aren't you "Snailboy" from X-Men? ;-)
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10/04/2013 03:10:14 PM
always impressed with how well you can distort your images like this. good showing!
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10/04/2013 01:51:40 PM
Never realized you were so flexible, Christophe :-)
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10/04/2013 11:17:04 AM
Certainly one of the topmost images,although perhaps not you at your best.
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10/04/2013 12:42:11 AM
How did you breath under all that water??
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10/04/2013 12:06:44 AM
I have no words.

It's so amazingly ridiculous.
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