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I've always been haunted by the idea of shadows and their correlation to one's sense of identity. And I'm not alone in this. I became even obsessed by this notion even after reading Haruki Murakami's Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, where he has split the protagonist's own shadow and given him his own persona. Of course I'm referring to the metaphysical connotations regarding that, not in the literally way. 
The result of that obsession was reflected in how I dictated the world of my protagonist. His name is Albert and from time to time his mind is exposed to very Kafkaesque vivid abnormal dreams (talk about heavy doses of Prozac :rofl: ). I hope you enjoy it.
  
Worldly Trapped
    ‘Albert,’ whispered the Little Girl. He was in his dormitory at Bridgeway. ‘Albert…come find me.’ He flung the door open and hurried down the stairs. There were no orphans, at least, their physical forms were not there. What Albert could see was soaring shadows on walls, staring at him. ‘Hurry up.’ Ignoring the puzzled shadows he ran to the main entrance, but he was late; the fancy vehicle carrying the Little Girl has just disappeared. In reality, in dream, the half-blooded will always win. He looked at the sun. It was eclipsed, grey, somber. ‘There’s still time…before it’s too late,’ the whisper came from within him, indistinct, echoing in his ears, but had a sense of direction. Following the whisper, he came across shades of many shapes: prancing big-headed children reflected on the street ponds, solitary headless grown-ups floating along the walls, deformed shadow-mannequins behind white veils disp



The artworks below are one of many which inspired me. Thank you! 
but your ghost I will gladly bear by PsycheAnamnesis i by nool2i Adrift In A Sea Of Beings by ParallelDeviant
Untitled by StephanePellennec Droid by Hengki24 In the limelight by tuminka
at the window by StephanePellennec Woman by adibudojo desolate. by Flubberwurm
Ghost of Love by mehrmeer Mad World by mehrmeer Time is up by mehrmeer
<da:thumb id="198841357"/> Prison by mehrmeer ghostly by m-lucia
Reborn by mehrmeer DMY by Damaiscus when darkness falls by PsycheAnamnesis
tomber dans l'oubli by PsycheAnamnesis he's coming by petr-nagy in the light by ra-gro
Descent by Greyguardian Le passage by ambrosia3 Distorted Soul by PoLazarus2
Transcendence by VagrantGod
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tuminka Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Thank you!!!:hug:
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crimsonnodachi1992 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds real interesting...mind explaining? .. My apologies, i get real interested in that sort of thing..brilliant photos/ images by the way!
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Mega-Shots Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if I explain it, it 'd simply defy its purpose. You know, somethings are better left unexplained; the poetry of their existence will fade away into something mundane and totally boring. The important thing is to draw your own interpretations from these pieces of art; after all, they're not formulas and equations. For example, there were about self-identity for me--how not a be a faceless man/woman in a crowd. Perhaps, for you, they'd be something else. It's not solid science :aww:
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crimsonnodachi1992 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you have me there..and a very valid logic you have indeed...but i'm still curious as to the shadows linking to identity theory...I guess that's just my inquisitive nature though, so please forgive me. ^_^
And of course, I agree with the point you pose ... Art is, after all, mostly interpretation! .. And science is rarely solid my friend...even the laws of physics are shaken now and again ! :)
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calikal Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice photos and concept!Clap 
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Mega-Shots Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :aww:
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calikal Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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JWA2277 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting Concept.... have you ever hear of "Shadow Casters" SCC, before?
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Mega-Shots Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.

I'm afraid I haven't...
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dubberdee Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A great journal entry - thought provoking and slightly sinister...
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Mega-Shots Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you enjoyed it...
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StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Thank you for the feature!
It's a nice journal
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Mega-Shots Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconllamalaplz: You're very very welcome :iconllamalaplz:
Thank you :aww: 
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ra-gro Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   Photographer
beautiful collection - thank you :)
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Mega-Shots Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you and you're welcome :aww:
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m-lucia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
a fascinating feature... :clap: thank you for including "my" shadow...!  
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Mega-Shots Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you like it :aww:
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ParallelDeviant Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Thank you for  including me in this excellent journal. 
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Mega-Shots Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pleasure is mine :aww:
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nool2i Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thank you
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Mega-Shots Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow! Eerie... like some dreams I've had about losing myself...
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Mega-Shots Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
:happybounce:
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Ouranhostclub10 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting, a vary amazing and thought provoking.............COOL
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Mega-Shots Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't it? :aww:
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