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The Last Journey by gyaban The Last Journey by gyaban
All the photos and editing by me.

Death is obviously a topic we will have to deal with, sooner or later. As such, I suppose we all think about it from time to time. In this study, I wanted to express the feelings of the deceased person's lover, depicting his own world collapsing, as she is departing for her last journey.

Some fun facts about the photos:
- My wife and I posed for the couple. I wanted the shroud to make nice folds on her body, so I put it in the water. It was quite cold, and the shooting session was punctuated by interesting shouts and laughs!
- My wife is also posing for the menacing presence, incoming from the background. In a way, she embodies her own death in that image.
- The dead faces in the rifts are made of a plastic skull wrapped in duct tape, to make them look a bit like dried corpses rather than normal skulls.
- If you look carefully in the upper left corner, you will spot a pair of scissors. My wife wanted them to be included there, as a reference to the Parcae. In ancient Roman religion and myth, the Parcae were the female personifications of destiny, often called the Fates in English. They controlled the metaphorical thread of life of every mortal and immortal from birth to death (which occurred when they cut the thread with their scissors).
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ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Photographer
Simply amazing! And your descriptions/explanations are always lovely to read and make the images all the more striking.
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Relic-Angel Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: Bravo.
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice composition.
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
so amazing artwork! :love: :hug: :-)
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gyaban Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, I'm very glad you liked it :-)
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!!:hug:
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