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Skin Deep by Davenit Skin Deep by Davenit
A thought about the ugliness in people and what people do to cover it up.

Man, was this shot a bitch.

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orintuse Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
very very deep mind :)
May2as Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
I love this photo
SAC666 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
love this photo and love the concept! must have been hard to do, but i think it was worth it!
InsertUsernameHerexx Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Wonderful.
sapphire-lightning Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
i really like your white+color series.
there amazing and quite mezmerizing.
i wish i had a decent camera
and that much patience.
well done my friend. well done
ZooZoe Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
This is stunning. C:
Synthetic-Xlora Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
That looks like it would hurt unbelievably, but wow the colors are beautiful. :D It really fits the message well.
ParamourPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
I'm so curious as to your equipment. What do you use as a backdrop?
aeris-and-aligi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
XD I like where the red and blue syringes cross and you can see purple
MEMNOCH08 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
That must have taken forever. :O
Afina79 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very nicely achieved. This slightly reminds me to the intro to the show Nip Tuck. Would be interesting to see you expand on this concept.
Evil-Angel-666 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
so many colors ^^ so pretty
Sampug394 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Where in the HELL do you get all of these Glass Syringes? :faint::thumbsup:
visionofhappiness Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work was featured here [link]
kimi-kasumi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
i love the bright colors from the needles.
cyancoholic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
oww.... cool!
:D :D
Suki-Ninja Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Dude...This pic is scary in a good way.I love how deep the meanig is.
XxpunkvampirexX Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
ouch! that's amazing!!! :D
chessykat Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
i bet the needles are filled with happiness and joygasams! :D
shotdowninflames Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
that was worth it though i'm sure very nice
RandomnessRox-184 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
This and a few of your other images have been featured in my article for their fantastic concepts :D - [link]
lolkrissy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
i really like the look of this photo.
the meaning behind it, too.
it's so original, to me.
i've never seen anything like this before.

i really do think all that effort was completely worth it.
amazing. :)
Shotsnigurate Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
good concept, and good realisation !
pErplex-edNESS Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
The lengths people go to. The reflection at the bottom works so well. After struggling to cover the darkness for so long people become only a shadow of themselves.
Wonderful work.
MrPurpleRoach Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh did u do this? looks very hard to do
Davenit Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
It was a total pain in the ass. LOL. But in the end it was pretty fun to do.

MrPurpleRoach Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yo welcomes
Silkeyn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
I think I see what you mean. Some people have this smile that I can just tell, just from that, that they're an asshole.
Leopluridon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
The vibrancey of the colours are amazing and how they contrast the white hand is so well thought of. Just a beautiful picture all round, and one with a meaning!!
1lonlyant Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it almost feels like people never look beneath the skin.
ApocyrphalVeracity Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
I'd have to say this is my favorite of your photos. I have an intense fear of needles myself, and the topic it represents is one I've questioned for the longest times. What desperate lengths we go to to be inside the border of what we've labeled "acceptable".

Your work is.. deep. Provoked me to finally make a dA account to comment, haha. Keep it up.
Davenit Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
Hey thanks a lot and welcome officially to dA!!!
ApocyrphalVeracity Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Haha, no problem. Just realized I spelled my screen name wrong, though. .___.;
And danke!
fiercebloodlove Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
This concept sure does bring someone to mind.
shadoflamedragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
they say beauty is only skin deep, but some people i know who are the most homely are the ost beautiful on the inside.
kittyk155ez Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting point of view! and the shot is an amazing interpretation of that thought!
LyingFigure Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Wow! Is that really a photograph? How did you do the hand? The colours are a feast to the eyes because og the plain background. Perhaps you just showd us thah some people like the colours they see in drugs and thaat may be the reason for why they're doing so to themselves.
chrismakesmusic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008   Photographer
bittersweetgrenadine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
Where do you buy your needles? I just imagine you purchasing all these hypodermic needles and the clerk looking at you like a drug addict. Anyone ever ask you why you need so many needles?
thetopcrusader Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
Simply fantastic - a wonderful concept well worth the effort. :thumbsup:
xRoccox Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
how do you get so many syringes?
PinkFlamingo14 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
That looks ever so painful! Yet it's a great shot, I love your work :hug:
wb-skinner Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008   Photographer

such an effort on your part with this work ... must have taken a lot of patience.

Well worth the effort ... it's really inspiring to see the way you combine the artistic vision of a sculptor with the preciseness and light-loving ingenuity of a studio photog.


Moonrain-Soliloquy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Excellent delivery. :nod: The things we do in the chase for perfection.
fourtysecondscarf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
I like it!
Just wondering, what are the hands you use made out of? They look like plastic, but it's gotta be hard to get those needles in there!
hielo001 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Student Photographer
ouch!! well if that was my hand :D
KellyManaghan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very creative. Love the title. :)
mandymini Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
is the guy clay?
mandymini Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
is the guy clay?
Curtis13666 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
you slughtered the appearance of all your other photos with this one my friend, the colours of the many syringes you used, just brings this peice to a whole new level of awesome.
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