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Eve by gyaban Eve by gyaban
As usual, no stock, all my own photos and processing.

While some ideas or photo concepts reach my mind quite naturally, I must confess that this one was hard to come up with. Speaking about the origins of life in a metaphorical way is definitely a challenge, since people can obviously have very different interpretations of the subject. This is why I choose to combine several concepts together: Eve and the forbidden fruit, a broken egg, plants, life, death. While I am not myself a religious man, so many incredible pieces of art have religion as an inspiration: I would be a fool to ignore that fact. So I decided to follow the steps of many famous artists in History, modestly and respectfully, since my goal was not to be provocative in any way. I must say I am very proud of the result, and I hope some will like this combination of classicism and modernism.

Regarding the making of the image, my dear wife was once again wonderful. Not only did she accept to pose, but she also had great ideas to help with the composition (particularly the plant shape) and colors: I would never had reached this result without her. Besides the main photo, I also took shots of a broken egg shell (I used it combined with her body), plants, leaves. The hair is also my wife’s, although it has been shot separately, and recolored.

With this image, I believe I am getting closer to what I truly want to express through my work, style-wise and meaning-wise. I am of course aware that some could hate it for several reasons, but I feel the need to keep trying new things and walking forward on the creation path.
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HASHB Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
DreamDancer84 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
stunning :heart:
umbatman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
well this just shows how amazing this is
johnrojas Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
genial !
TansyFareeTal Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the thought you put into your work, and that you explain your thinking processes. Keep up the good work!
gyaban Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :) Will do my best!
daljs Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Though Eve is broken, she seems to be at peace with God as if it were her known destiny, much as I would imagine Christ on the cross. Incredible light and contrast definition. I love the flow, as my eyes circle around the picture and always draw back to the center, yet I cannot help but wonder what she is gazing upon. It is open to one's imagination and keeps me wanting more. I believe you achieved what you were after and look forward to seeing more like this.
aweldeng Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
magnifique, j'aime beaucoup votre imaginaire
gyaban Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Merci beaucoup, c'est très gentil. Ravi que mon travail vous ait plu.
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Beauty, originality! Good job ![link]
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