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I love how Meta this photo is. I'll let it speak for itself.

I have worked it into an album cover design, which can be see via this [link]

UPDATE Oct. 20th, 2008: Oh wow. Thank so much to ^Helewidis for giving this photo a DD! As an image about my years as a photographer, this is very personal to me, and makes me all the more grateful. What a great surprise to wake up to!

(Interesting timing-- I had some ideas for edits, which I had tried on the album cover version, that are now included in this version well.)

For more of my personal favourites, check out this Collection.

UPDATE Dec. 27th, 2008
This photo includes the following images, from 2002-2004, the end of my time living in the UK and my first shoot back in the US:
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Given 2008-10-20
Anonymous Casefiles by =ian-x - ian-x tells us in the artist's comments this image is very Meta. Indeed it is. I saw it immediately. And just for those who aren't familiar with the term (don't worry, some years ago I wasn't either) here's some quick explanation: "In epistemology, the prefix meta- is used to mean about (its own category). For example, metadata are data about data. Similarly, metamemory in psychology means an individual's knowledge about whether or not they would remember something if they concentrated on recalling it." (Font: Wikipedia) ( Featured by Helewidis )

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:icontrent-redfern:
trent-redfern Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
I am in awe of this piece. I don't even have the words. But I do love the photo of our lovely model looking up at us, her eyes are enchanting.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you-- I think I know which photo you mean. :)
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:iconrina-tenshi:
Rina-tenshi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful shot.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! This one is pretty special to me. :)
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:iconrina-tenshi:
Rina-tenshi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can be proud of it. And no problem ;)
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:iconketekkumulus:
ketekkumulus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010   Photographer
like this.. :woohoo:
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:icondescalzate:
descalzate Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
great work!
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnekovivis:
nekovivis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Nicely done !
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks
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:iconmoroka323:
moroka323 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing concept overall, it's like a scene from a movie. I love your watermark btw, it reminds me of X-Files or X-Men logo. Cool :iconbwavoplz:
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)

I am a big fan of both, though that isn't where my name came from. heh

The logo was actually created by ~Royank -- you should check him out, as you will probably like his other work as well.
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:iconmoroka323:
moroka323 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. I'm just a fan of X-Men & Marvel characters.
I did watch X-Files when I was a kid though. I'll check him out :glomp:
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:iconflesh-cladmonster:
flesh-cladmonster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
I like it in color and black and white.

:music:South Side Of The Sky - Yes
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconflesh-cladmonster:
flesh-cladmonster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
You're welcome. :D

:music:The Kinslayer - Nightwish
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:iconrock--angel:
Rock--Angel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing :nod:
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconhelewidis:
Helewidis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008   Photographer
Hi!

You're featured in: [link]

thank you for sharing :heart:
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:iconwhensmyledoesnttalk:
whenSmyledoesnttalk Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008   Photographer
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrubixcu8e:
rubixcu8e Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Finding an identity through the images from her past...Nice shot.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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:iconaphostol:
aphostol Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Wonderful shot :clap:
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconelectroharmonix:
electroharmonix Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
perfect
:pray:
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwickednarnia:
WickedNarnia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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:iconartbyvj:
artbyvj Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
coooool photo :):)):):):):):
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpinkhairedneko:
pinkhairedneko Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Student Artist
really ingenious idea. I haven't seen your work before, but I'm now intrigued by your creativity.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I hope you find other works in my gallery that you like. :)
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:iconpinkhairedneko:
pinkhairedneko Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Student Artist
That's the plan ^.*
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:iconozkai:
OZKai Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
First off, yes this is definitely a photo about photography, which immediately makes this different. But, it also feels very "investigative," like surveillance of one's self.
Extremely unique concept! Very deserving of a DD!
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm glad the "investigative" feel some across. :)
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:icondnangela:
DNAngela Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
so so awesome.
a story within a story.
how much more brilliant is that?
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you think it works.
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:iconcinecraft:
cinecraft Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
Composition, Color, Contrast, Lighting i mean everything makes this photo beautiful and extraordinary.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconizurenai:
Izurenai Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
This is really gorgeous. Good job~
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconurikson:
Urikson Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
This is an excellent shot. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so what better way is there to tell the biography of a photographer than through his or her pictures.
The way you are in the dark while the pictures are well lit are an excellent way to show the relation of the artist to his art, of the way his ego slowly leaves the flesh to settle in the canvas, so to speak.

Well done.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
I should say that this isn't a self-portrait. I'm a male photographer, and a friend/model plays the central role in this shot.

Still, I don't think that changes what you were saying, and I appreciate the thoughtful commentary, and your praise. :)
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:iconhcms:
hcms Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
wow :wow: i love this picture!!! and the pictures in the picture! wow indeed!
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! (Those photos are my portfolio from ~2003)
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:iconhcms:
hcms Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
brilliant... i wish i had a portfolio half as solid as that one... excellent work indeed!
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:iconrhahsid:
Rhahsid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
nice
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrhahsid:
Rhahsid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
your welcome
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