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Empty pigeon holes, like memories gone.
Letting go of the links one by one...

(fullview please)
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Given 2010-03-15
broken links by =DavidSamson. The suggester wrote, "I think this photo, beyond its obvious perfect composition, showing a blinded woman in a empty room, free to go but unaware of it, is a beautiful metaphor about the way freedom is in the mind and not a physical thing." ( Suggested by Northcumbria and Featured by opioid )
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Nyx-Valentine Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi there! This work has been featured here! :)
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:iconencasedboy:
encasedboy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
What kind of stuff is the mask?
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Solus-Photography Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very nice.
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:icon13thmurder:
13thMurder Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
am i really the first to notice that there's 3 ring shadows on her chest, but only one ring there?
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:icondavidsamson:
DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
you are not the first, but glad that you did :)

there are times when the cast shadow is larger than the event that brought it about...
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:icon13thmurder:
13thMurder Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
interesting perspective... a fact ive seen many times, but never quite heard put into a solid thought.
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:iconcocoaflannel:
cocoaflannel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Yea this is really cool, very mysterious and symbolic
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:icondavidsamson:
DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!
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:iconrottenmeat:
RottenMeat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Her stance ... makes her look bored.
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:icondavidsamson:
DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
or given-up or accepting...?
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:iconrottenmeat:
RottenMeat Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
naw, kinda bored.
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:iconeloarei:
Eloarei Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is very interesting! I love the concept behind the photo, and how natural she looks.
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:icondavidsamson:
DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the comment, glad you like!
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:iconmyrth1:
Myrth1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
DD... :smoking:
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DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :D
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RavensTear Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Student General Artist
I like that this is a fetish picture with a concept behind it. That gets lost so often in the wider world of the web and misunderstanding. The symbolism in this piece is astounding. From the shadow of links to her obvious obliviousness to her physical freedom. A fantastic piece of fetish art.
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DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
I do try to convey some ideas in my work, and it is a great pleasure to know that some times I succeed to do so. Thank you :hug:
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RavensTear Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
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:iconsnowfalcon-thulekara:
The theme of objectification is subtle and potent. Solid.
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:icondavidsamson:
DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
(I suppose some would argue that objectification in itself cannot be subtle)
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:iconjgda9rs:
JGDA9RS Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
just beautiful. the lines, the exposure, the tonality.. very interesting concept as well.
wanna talk me thru it?
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:icondavidsamson:
DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
glad you like, thanks so much!
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:iconmarwash:
MarWash Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of "Pulp Fiction" :XD:. How did you manage the shadows on the chest?
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:icondavidsamson:
DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Pulp Fiction? In what way?
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:iconmarwash:
MarWash Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the Gimp scene :fear:
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:icondavidsamson:
DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
wasn't my direction, but interesting... :katana:
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:iconsovaeart:
SovaeArt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
Clever work, congrats on the DD
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:icondavidsamson:
DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Many thanks!
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:iconweareone:
Weareone Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
IKEA? :D
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:icondavidsamson:
DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yeh, they now stock models too. Usually next to the kitchen section ;)
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:iconroschel:
roschel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
cool photo.
i am a little bit confused because der is only one ring but she has 3 shadows on her chest!?
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NeuronPlectrum Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
I noticed that, too. I thought it was a trick of the light, but I can't figure out what arrangement of light sources can create that sort of shadow without lighting up the whole scene.

Very strange.
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:iconlergahin:
Lergahin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The concept is great, that's beautiful ^^
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:icondavidsamson:
DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Glad you like, thanks :hug:
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:iconrafalbigda:
RafalBigda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Finally, something original on DA in women nudes.
GREAT!
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DavidSamson Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!
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Northcumbria Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
This one is quite stunning and masterful too. It is very different from your other photos even if all of your photos have a symbolic charge. This one is almost perfect (I'll say later why "almost") because the style and the content converge so well.

About the content, I love this idea of this blinded woman who cannot but ignore the emptiness around her. The blank walls, the empty bookshelves (waiting to be filled or have they been emptied ?)... She is oblivious of the ray of sun - a door toward freedom - in front of her although she is free to go : the chain around her neck is tied to nothing meaning freedom is only in her mind (I love the shadow of the chain links on her neck, enhancing the idea of a virtual captivity - or a virtual freedom).

About the style, it is really a perfect composition ! The diagonals of the bookshelf, of the slabs, of the wall, converge to the woman, leading the eye to her. Her head is not turned toward the sunning opening, it is turned toward to the viewer although she can't him (or can she ?) and it is the final touch of this photo which makes my heart beats faster.

David Samson, thanks for the emotion, once more.

ps : I said almost perfect, the almost is only about the high lights on the floor and her left leg which are a bit too high on my screen (but may be it is my screen) and it is a really tiny defect on one of your most original and thought provoking photos.
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Northcumbria Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
I should add too that the bookshelves look like the bars of a cage, it was so obvious that I almost did not see it !!! Does it mean that consciousness, knowledge are the jail of the mind or - il you fill the booksheves with books - does it mean the contrary ?
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SUDOR Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
A lot of originality !
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:icondavidsamson:
DavidSamson Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks, appreciate it!
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Triaxx2 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Awesome.
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DavidSamson Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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Triaxx2 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
You're very welcome.
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PointlessStuff Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Neat.
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DavidSamson Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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sinister334 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
very nice, it took me a moment to realize how the comment went with the shot.. great piece my friend..:headbang:
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DavidSamson Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!
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