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The Light Keeper by alltelleringet The Light Keeper by alltelleringet
Shot in 3 different countries: Ireland, France and Czech Republic. I was working on this project from now and then from September last year until now (2018). Is he bringing or stealing the light, maybe replacing it? What do you think is happening? I’d love to hear your thoughts about it!
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Big fan of your work!
Top marks for the creativity and idea behind the image. The humor of a giant light bulb elicited a smile from me for sure, his expression somehow furthers the slight ridiculousness. I did take a star from technique because there are bits of blending that have very hard contrasts, like by the man's left foot. It's not a smooth transition and seems out of place and a little jarring, which is weird because I don't find many instances of that in your work. Overall, though, this is really a strong piece! You do great consistent work!
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It takes very courage... :D (Big Grin) 
SpokeninRed Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Professional Photographer
So incredibly GOOD!!  Superb work.
NineFireStar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018   General Artist
It feels like a response to the small opening of light in an overcast sky, as if he was saying "I don't need you anyways". Stormy life, stormy weather.
robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
How many Wickies does take to change a light bulb?

Just one, cause they're pretty tough.
rbai Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
I love your pictures, they are very good in concept and execution, but mainly I love the irony and funny games that you put in your images, sincerely I congratulate you for all your work, I send you a cordial greeting
Salemik Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
Love it :) top marks for creativity as always. Clap 
Chimarvamidium Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You've combined shots from three countries, that alone is very difficult to do. But there's something I've noticed and I hope it doesn't seem to nitpicky. There's a part below the lighthouse that is bright, but then the stones nearest to the sea are darker. I'd make the a bit brighter, just to even it all out. Maybe add some fog too, as the weather seems to be stormy and rainy. And that means that the viewing distance can't be too good. It just seems odd that the stones nearer to the viewer are bright, then they get darker and then they get brighter again. 

But really, this is criticism on a high level. The picture is still amazing. Even the reflections on the light bulb make sense, with coulds on them. Can't believe how much attention you pay to those details. 
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Professional Photographer
thank you! I do always appreciate critics, even on the smallest details :D
Chimarvamidium Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
That's the spirit of a good artist, always trying to improve. I try to do the same.

And btw, I've been offline for a few years but your pictures are some of those that I remember the longest. I rarely see the same amount of imagination and technical skill combined in one piece of art, but you manage to do it. Your pictures show that you pour your heart into them. I have a lot of respect for artists who put so much dedication to their craft. Thanks for making all this beautiful work. 
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Professional Photographer
thank you for your kind words! I just do what I have to do and there is a lot more coming this year!
davidrabin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
i like the sweeping curve of your landscape moving outwards towards the could easily stand on it’s own but the man with the bulb just makes it more interesting...great concept...i’ll be looking forward to your next book if you decide to go that route...regards....David
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Photographer
Another book will come, but probably still 2 years away, but keep an eye out ! :)
Hend-Watani Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely work! u r so talented :love: 
kylebjart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! Love the idea.
Bumsy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
His unimpressed look suggests that he's been assigned to take the bulb to the lighthouse, but in order to do so he must traverse those jagged rocks AND get the bulb there intact. His expression to the viewer seems to be asking "are you bloody serious?"
whirlwindunited Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
very clever!
FrederickBloggs Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Wonderful as always. The uniform does gives a visual cue that makes me assume he is the lighthouse keeper. It is delightfully atmospheric, but it is the idea of a huge bulb that makes this a surrealist piece. (How I wish folk would stop using the word to mean little more than slightly surprising!) I wonder if it would have been possible to create the effect of a path through the jagged rocks to the lighthouse? Alternatively, given your questions, maybe a more ambiguous outfit (a city suit, bathers or an incongruous uniform?) would have made me question his role, rather than think he'd have no chance of carrying a bulb across such jagged rocks. I don't see this a criticism; I wouldn't have clue how to do any of this and I'm pleased every time I see that you've added a post; I like every single one.
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional Photographer
I like your thoughts! thanks for sharing them! 
GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
My first thought was "replacing the ligh bulb". I wouldn't suspect him of stealing, especially considering the uniform :)
Awesome work as always!
Darwin-Evolution Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018
I'm getting serious OneShot vibes from this.
cricricracracrocro Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018
bordel, la porte est trop petite, il faut que je refasse cette vite!
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andrew77uk Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018
I love this piece, however, my only comment would be the lighting on the guys face seems a tad to light. I'd say the guy is replacing the light. Not sure if this would fit his ikea lamp :))
Son-Reborn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Student Photographer
Fabulous work!!
Algorev Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty surreal on first glance… Great!
Architect-Gillesania Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OlD mAn JenKiNS
poisen2014 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018
beautiful work Clap 
marijeberting Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018
Superb great idea
SilentLadyGTA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018
:) SUPERB !!! I think he is bringing an old lamp for recycling and he will buy a low energy lamp. Where is located the lighthouse ?
GDupons Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018
Following the uniform he's wearing I think he's the lighthouse keeper. So no stealing, more like replacing a burnt bulb.

Excellent picture (as usual)! Could you tell us please, which parts are from which country? Thanks!
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Professional Photographer
yes :) Lighthouse is from France, Brittany. Landscape is from Ireland, south west. Man and lightbulb is from Czech Republic.
GDupons Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2018
Brittany was my first thought too when I saw the lighthouse. It's the one from L'lle vierge, isn't it? With 82.5m the highest lighthouse in Europe. But there's no keeper today. Since 2010 it's fully automatic, controlled by the lighthouse Créac’h at Ouessant island some miles away.
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional Photographer
that's the one! :) but I shortened it a little bit to make it fit the scene
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