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Burnout by gyaban Burnout by gyaban
All the photos and editing by me.
My website www.kiciak.fr

My wife is not feeling well these days. Usually, she's solid as a rock: working all day long, sometimes even during nights too, is quite normal for her. In fact, I rarely saw someone so passionate about their job. As a vet, she would never put her own comfort above the one of her furry patients, even when it implies staying unexpectedly for hours at her workplace, skipping sleep time, or letting an ill animal sleeping on the couch rather than in his cage. Observing her gives me the impression she's got many more arms than I do.

But about 6 weeks ago, things started to change. Her strengths started to leave her body. She lost much weight in two weeks, and she was not exactly fat to begin with. Staying on her feet became too hard, and she purely and simply had to stay in the bed. Working was simply unthinkable. Needless to say, I began to worry quite a lot: it was like everything in her was fragile. I was feeling the negativity trying to grasp both her body and her mind. One night, when she was trying to get some sleep despite her state, I took my tablet and started to draw a rough sketch of her. I knew the picture had to be dark, involving fire, consuming her, with things appearing from the darkness. When she saw the result in the morning, she liked it: according to her, while most of my sketches look like made by a 4 years old child, this one was much more convincing. So we decided to go for it, and shoot all the photos we needed. She bravely posed in our home studio. It was not easy for her: at the end of the shooting, she was very weak, and things started to revolve around her. I did my best to create an image from there. In the following days, we even discussed together about color adjustments, size of the flames, and various small details here and there. It was great to have some fun together.

Doctors say they can't do much for her. However, things should get much better in the following weeks. After all, even though the effects are very strong on her, they rarely last during the 9 months. Yes, she's pregnant, I am going to be a dad! :-)
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SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful artwork, love the flames and the charred fingers. So sorry that she feels like this when she is pregnant. Hope she is feeling better by now and congrats :)
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gyaban Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, very kind of you :) Yes, she is feeling better now. Still not perfect, but at least she can wander out of the bed for the most part of the day!
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ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Photographer
Oh, my goodness! I was reading your whole thing and was getting very worried your wife was seriously ill but wow, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! A baby is such a blessing! :D

This picture is excellent and very metaphoric, I think, of things holding people back and perhaps your own demons consuming you... Wonderful work, as always!
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gyaban Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for your kind comment, it is much appreciated!
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XingKei Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
wow very well put together in my opinion. The art work is obviously great, but the picture illustrates your story well is what impressed me. Very nice work sir
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gyaban Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your kind message. I am very glad that you liked it.
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digitalessandra Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
oh, you made me worry about her for a while!!!! but in the end this is really a good new, congratulations!!!
... for your work too ;-)
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gyaban Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the delay, I had to be a bit away from DA from a few days. Thanks a lot for your kind comment! I am quite excited as you can imagine :)
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jojo22 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
An amazing image.  So tough to be going through burnout while pregnant too.  The body can just reach a point where it needs to stop and it must be listened to.  Even being asked to make decisions could cause a lot of stress.  Congratulations! :D

I hope she feels well soon. 
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gyaban Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the delay, I had to be a bit away from DA from a few days. You are right, the period is quite rough for her, but things are following their course normally so far. She still feels a bit tired though, we hope it improves soon. Thanks for your kind comment!
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