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Lacerations I
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Published: May 20, 2010
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I like to cut (up) and stitch myself (together) in the night...

I actually don't, but I wanted to call this piece that. "Lacerations" cropped up just as I was typing it out.

I'll say this now and I know it may be hard to believe, but this is really my skin, although what you see here is mostly down to photography execution... Can anybody guess what body part this is of?

What were your first thoughts when you saw this?


I would also like to link and quote `StJoan's poem titled Scars, because it's a beautiful piece that links to this photo in a way:

To paint me in perfection
would you include the scars?

Or would my skin be smooth
and even as caramel and twice as sweet?

Loving me would be loving them
and imperfections would be glorious
flames of beauty that shape
Me.

In paints, pastels or pencil
they would be there
perfectly.
Image size
1028x1585px 297.46 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/99 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
100 mm
ISO Speed
640
Date Taken
May 19, 2010, 1:41:31 PM
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kmnfive's avatar
kmnfive|Professional Filmographer
scaryyyy
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3wyl's avatar
3wyl|Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps. :paranoid:
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ReptillianSP2011's avatar
ReptillianSP2011|Student General Artist
It's the hand. I just noticed that the lines gives it away.
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3wyl's avatar
3wyl|Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that's right! :D

Thanks a lot! :D
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Gothlicious's avatar
Gothlicious|Hobbyist General Artist
I guessed armpits but then I read the comments because I'm a killjoy. But overall the shot is great. Really!
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3wyl's avatar
3wyl|Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah.. armpits would have been a bit dodgy. Painful. ^^;

Thanks a lot! :glomp:
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scorpiandoll|Hobbyist Photographer
The first thing what came to my mind was that it was a hand but probably it isn't...
I love photos with skin...
It's something very personal...

the skin is something unique...nobody has the same scarfs and veins ( I don't know if you can call it like this but I hope you understand me)
It's the same for art...every person makes something unique, something from him/herself, something what is created by the soul...
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3wyl|Hobbyist General Artist
It's the hand, yes. :D

It does come off like that, yes.. I can't say that the colour does much to emphasise the personal aspect there, but eh. ^^;

Ture!

Yes, I understand. :)

Like.. the skin is a canvas in and of itself?

Thank you so much for the comment! :glomp:
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scorpiandoll|Hobbyist Photographer
Yes indeed :)
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KatRobertson|Student General Artist
I love your depth of feild, this is macro done right.
The abstracted quality is also quite lovely.
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3wyl's avatar
3wyl|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Tricyclechimp's avatar
It is either your armpit or somewhere more "intimate" :evileye:
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3wyl|Hobbyist General Artist
That would be sort of... harsh, wouldn't it? If I had cut across my armpit to get this. :O

I understand your reasoning, though. :P

Here's a song that the forum regulars should know. It goes well with the classic plz. :aww:
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Tricyclechimp's avatar
Oh I thought that part was maybe photomanipulated

:B you didnt actually sew it up did you?
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3wyl|Hobbyist General Artist
:noes:

I never manipulate my photos... although they can be very post-processed sometimes, but I should have listed all that I did to the piece there. >.>

Sew what? O.o
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WaterLillyHorse's avatar
Not great for you obviously!!But I am pleased I guessed right!:)
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3wyl|Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, :hug:
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WaterLillyHorse's avatar
Looking at it qhite carefully I think it is your palm????
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3wyl|Hobbyist General Artist
It is indeed! :D
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Wow, that's great!!!!
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3wyl|Hobbyist General Artist
I guess so. :O
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Crunchy-Case's avatar
My guess would be the lips.
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3wyl|Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh.. :O

That's intriguing. :plotting:
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Crunchy-Case's avatar
Indeed.

Is it (the lips), though?
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