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Echoes by Katerina423 Echoes by Katerina423
They never told me evil angry things, they just screamed abstractions at me. And I, in my inability to understand that which has no meaning, gave way to frustrations and sank deeper into molding beds of angry gray silk. Oh they sing sweet serenades of cycles... I wish I could strangle them all and save the universe from their infected echoes.
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Echoes: it looks like even though this image evokes very strong feelings in people, it's the one of the series of 3 that they seem most comfortable with. Comments, and favs, and views. It scares people, and at the same time, they can connect. Remember TWO? Again, here we again see TWO faces. The one who screams and looks scared. And the face shown in the reflection. It's supposed to be your reflection. But it's not a mirror we're seeing. It's a wall. Also, walls can't move. That would be the steadiest thing to hold on to for balance. You have your hand on the wall. But look at the face in the wall.. you're not only holding onto the wall, but also on the other face. That face is not a reflection at all. That's the second part. The soothing face. The eyes are soft. The mouth seems to be forming a kiss. And is leaning in. Towards the scared face. That whole wall image is soothing, you can nearly hear it talk to you, in you. "there there, it's okay, I'm here, I will not go, I can not go".. And you're holding onto that other face, the one that's not scared. The one that knows, is peaceful, and STEADY, unmoving. Knowledgeable, wise. The stronger one. Scared and consoling. Happiness and unhappiness. Kissing each other. SO close together. So close that they're in fact touching each other. On a wall that can never move. One can not be without the other.

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Evil-e33 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! I love this, especially the slight reflection coming from the wall, as if it's echoing your scream or silently joining you :clap:
bravo!
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:iconkaterina423:
Katerina423 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: thank you so much for the support
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:icondhaundre:
Dhaundre Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Great image! Stunning emotions in this portraits. Well done.
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beemar Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
love the composition, and the overall idea - the reflection really pumps up the photo.
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:iconstarryland:
starryland Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Photographer
she's like losing her soul.
i can feel the emotion of the photo.
very good job! :salute:
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:iconskyetrinity:
SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Breathtaking... God you look to be in so much pain! I wonder if there is something wrong with seeing beauty in that...
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jzcj5 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is my all time favorite Katerina423 shot. Contrary to the name, I always think of absolutely no sound at all. It strikes me as one of those moments where, no matter how much you scream and yell and cry out, nobody hears you. Its wonderful and heartbreaking at the same time.
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Sielunvihollinen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
I really like your pictures, especially this one is amazing! Sometimes it is hard to add emotions to pictures, but seems like you handle it well. ^^ That reflection adds more speciality to this amazing artwork.
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:iconkaterina423:
Katerina423 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate that.. thank you so much
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:icongva:
GVA Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007   Photographer
Great image. I love the subtle reflection on the wall.
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:iconromal:
romal Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
One word: Powerful


The Image has some feelings...
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:iconkaterina423:
Katerina423 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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:iconromal:
romal Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:D
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deadgirlscantscream Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
^_____^..hmmm
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:iconkaterina423:
Katerina423 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:confused:
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:icondeadgirlscantscream:
deadgirlscantscream Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
in other words, i love it
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:iconkaterina423:
Katerina423 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, well... thank you :)
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Ana-Lyn Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to tell you, years ago this is the first photograph I saw when I visited dA. It shook me to the depths of my soul. It still does.

The despair in this shot is just so moving, it is in your face...in the lighting...its in the wetness on your cheeks. This is the single best photograph I have ever seen in my life and has been for years!

:heart:
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
And I have to tell you that your words hit me at such a time when they just made my knees weak and eyes tear up. I cannot even begin to explain to you how much your words mean to me. Thank you, thank you for sharing that with me. :heart: :hug: oh geeze.. thank you doesn't even do it justice.. it just really means a lot to me that you say that...
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Ana-Lyn Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconirthfather:
Irthfather Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007   Writer
Wow, this image just kicked me in the balls when I found it.
Somehow your face conveys the feeling that you weren't
quite able to expel the anxiety, powerful emotion reinforced by
the reflected image, it shows the pain is always close to you.......
The words reveal the depth and dimension of your suffering...
Well done~
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Your words means so very much to me. This has always been such an incredibly personal shot (along with all the other ones taken at this time) that I worry a lot about them being up... even to this day. It just seems too... revealing. Comments like yours make me think I was right to post... thank you :hug:
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Irthfather Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007   Writer
:hug: :hug:
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Irthfather Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007   Writer
You're welcome~

I know it took a lot for you to post this series of shots, you show tremendous courage doing so, I think it was good for you to do this instead of continuing the cycle of repressing your feelings/emotions, it's good therapy, a good step in the right direction towards healing...

Blessings & Light~

Chris
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: :heart:
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:iconirthfather:
Irthfather Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007   Writer
:aww: :hug:
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AmeliaMaverick Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Captured emotion very well in this picture.
I love it =D
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just4fun157 Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
wow
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Dwimordene Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
amazing... one of the best things i've seen... that expression, just perfect.
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:iconpsychopathic-freak15:
i first look at it and say wow amazing, but when you notice the reflection in the wall it draws you so much closer and i just love the power it releases with it

kel
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BurningEmbers Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
Great capture! I love how itís so full of emotion and the reflection on the wall is captivating. :) :+fav:
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Miss-Coquette Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
Hmmm...I don't have anything to say that you haven't heard already...but this is a very cool shot!
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:iconkaterina423:
Katerina423 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm so glad you think so.. thank you :)
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:iconmiss-coquette:
Miss-Coquette Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Welcome! :kiss:
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cabin-pressure Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional Photographer
nice...
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:iconkaterina423:
Katerina423 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
:thanks:
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kali-inanna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
So, so stunning. My eyes were drawn to this photo. The reflection gives so much more depth but also makes the image haunting and almost frightening. Your words are beautiful too. I hope there was peace after this :)
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
There is no peace for the wicked :D

I'm very glad that you like this.. that means a lot. Thank you :)
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xexa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
:( Pain.
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:iconkaterina423:
Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
of the unstaged kind


:hug:
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Corpse-Warrior Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006   Writer
Amazing. Like a vast, cold, malevolent insanity has been stalking her and how it has her pinned down. So disturbing yet compelling :)
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like your interpretation, it is very close to my own. I'm glad you saw something in this piece, it's so important when the work is as personal as this is. thank you :)
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Corpse-Warrior Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006   Writer
You are most welcome :)
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onceuponatime08 Featured By Owner May 5, 2006  Professional Photographer
this hits me so hard i can feel it over cyberspace,my feelings are reflected w/ this shot.very nice indeed! :hug:
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so happy you felt something from it, thank you so much for all the wonderful words :hug:
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onceuponatime08 Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Professional Photographer
ur very welcome sweets :hug:
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u-think-you-know-me Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
I love this! :heart: The reflection and the sense of pain.......just awesome! :clap:
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cyanide13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
I love the raw emotion in this piece... Definitely a :+fav:
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DamonPit Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
i can hear you screaming and crying! wonderful picture!!!!!!
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:iconkaterina423:
Katerina423 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
certainly says something when you can almost hear a photo... thank you so much..
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