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Challenge: Droste Effect (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Nov 14, 2013
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2013



[Nov. 21st, 2013 03:36:15 PM]

Difference is often perceived as an anomaly, as an error to be corrected, an illness to be cured. Of course, being a member of the majority is reassuring, it is natural to be attracted by the protection of the group. However, why attack those that have other aspirations? When I turn the TV on, when I read some magazine or newspaper, when I simply look around me, I keep witnessing intolerance against difference. Lifestyle, skin color, sexuality, politics, religion, haircut... literally anything not in line with the majority is systematically attacked.

Let's imagine for a second a whole society, a whole world, full of similar persons, looking the same, thinking the same, loving and hating the same things... it would be a guaranty for a total absence of evolution. Each kid would receive the same education, generation after generation. Art, experimentation, any kind of individual expression would be extensively controlled and adjusted, to fit the mandatory "good" taste. I hope such perspective looks as frightening to you, as it looks to me. If so, please, express yourself: create! Play music, sing, write poetry or books or blogs, paint, draw, photograph the world or your fantasy, record movies, dance, sculpt, code software or video games... anything. Do it now, and share it around: helps this world staying alive.

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11/26/2013 01:30:59 AM
Originally posted by vawendy:

I do wish I could watch this process. There's a chance that we might move to France for about 6 months in a year and a half or so. Can I sit and watch for a day, if I do? :)


Thanks Wendy, much appreciated! I would imagine that watching me working on an image would be painfully boring, as it is often a slow process. However, it sure would be fun to meet, be sure to drop me a message when your trip is planned :)
11/25/2013 06:43:14 PM
I do wish I could watch this process. There's a chance that we might move to France for about 6 months in a year and a half or so. Can I sit and watch for a day, if I do? :)

I love watching how your mind works. and the tones of this are just incredible. And thanks for taking the time to suggest an easier way to do mine in the future -- it was definitely getting irritating! I made the mistake of trying something that changed perspective each time the first time around, so I forgot to look for shortcuts the second time. :)
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11/23/2013 09:15:38 PM
Thanks!
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11/23/2013 05:54:19 PM
Originally posted by skewsme:

Just wondering, are they books, or bricks with lips?


Bricks, but I changed the proportions of the original photos to make them narrower, and suggest book shapes.
11/23/2013 05:47:56 PM
Just wondering, are they books, or bricks with lips?
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11/23/2013 02:30:11 PM
I can't find the right words to describe this. The best I can do is amazing...breathtaking...visionary...
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11/23/2013 12:18:37 PM
This is superb. Congrats.
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11/23/2013 11:05:28 AM
Staying with the norm, the normal, the usual, we create a rut, along which we trudge, unaware of anything but the direction of the rut, towards more of the same. To chance veering off the rut, we risk staggering, tripping, falling. Maybe dying. Do we have the courage? Should we take the risk, out there where maybe no one will ever see us, rescue us? Or is it us rescuing everyone else, as we try to forge a new path?

Very provocative, and beautifully created, Christophe. Your conceptual talent is staggering.
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11/23/2013 09:07:24 AM
Congratulations! Awesome, as usual. I live in a city that often rejects the different, which is sometimes hard to take (even though I am a member of the majority by race and sexuality). My children can't wait to leave, and I may not stay once they are gone. Lack of tolerance is stifling.
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11/23/2013 06:46:45 AM
Awesome, as usual.
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11/23/2013 03:23:57 AM
Congrats on the win and thanks very much for your comments, you are right of course.
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11/23/2013 12:14:01 AM
As I said before mate, simply simply awesome..............
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2013 04:54:54 PM
wow
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11/22/2013 04:16:16 PM
Certainly fanciful - and expertly concocted. It will be interesting to hear the story behond the idea.
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11/20/2013 11:46:52 PM
What can I say that you don't know yet... You're simply the best - oh wait you already know that :)
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11/20/2013 12:34:55 PM
A style like no other,in my top three for sure.
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11/18/2013 09:51:42 AM
Staggeringly awesome image. Probably the best I've ever seen here on DPC. A true work of art.... 10 just does not seem enough.....
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11/17/2013 12:46:37 PM
My mind completes the phrase 'another brick' with 'in the wall' before I can stop it. If there is a wall here it must be metaphorical. The men all have their head in a book. Or their head is a book. Books represent stored knowledge & information. The path they are on runs through what looks like a fallow field, & is muddy, tracked by the heavy wheels of farm equipment. The men seem unaware of the field and the path, seemingly intent on getting over the hill to the giant book. They are not struggling toward the Light.

There, that's the best I can do to describe what I think I see.

The story for me is the allure of the past, the information & history, the temptation to ignore the Light, the field, and the muddy path. It's impossible to have the best of both the past and the present at the same time. Maybe that's why history repeats itself.

Aside from all that, I very much enjoy looking at the dramatic & storytelling way you use light & shadow.

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11/17/2013 08:22:31 AM
Pretty sweet a winner image ;)
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11/16/2013 09:48:39 AM
This is a different take on the idea.
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