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My Personal Silence by NataliaDrepina My Personal Silence by NataliaDrepina
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whitelist1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it looks very sad...
me-cottonCandy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
is it your room ?... there's something what makes me feel hopeless... maybe the wallpaper... (I don't mean anything rude)
NataliaDrepina Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
it is living room in my apartment. gray cloudy day sets the mood of hopelessness
me-cottonCandy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
thank you for the answer. In which part of Russia do you live ? - if I may ask.
NataliaDrepina Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Lipetsk (Central Black Earth Region)
ikai-zixie Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love the light and ambiance! Wonderful self portrait!
fallenfromthemoon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is stunning *o*
TheAppleScientist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. :heart:
absentii Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
MarsiaMS Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So atmospheric!
esztervaly Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
honeybabyboi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
A beautiful effort.  You're showing us an abundance of imagery in a muted blue light, suggestive of the moment when the piano is cooling down and the resplendence of its music slips away, ceding to ordinary awareness.  Suddenly we feel the air.  

There's also something sombre here in relation to music, as well as a feeling of difficulty. This silence isn't entirely still.  It's introverted, yearning after something known intimately and deeply.

The composition seems imperfect to my eye.  I think we see too much of the side of the piano behind the figure.  However, in trying to imagine it otherwise, it occurs to me that a certain disjointedness may be essential to the concept you want to communicate, and you would risk losing that if you opted for a more ambiguous posture or another positioning.  Hmm.

I like the way the photo wavers between the romantic and the surreal.  Mostly I like the feeling, though.  It feels like an authentic portrait of melancholy, which is a testament to your skills as an artist.
TheBlackRose88 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I love the lonely feeling it gives, you can almost feel what she is feeling :) I also like the fact that the plant on the piano is the only colourful thing in the room, but because of it's dead stems & the wilted appearence it maintains the emotionally lost theme of the photo :) The only thing I'd probably change it the size, I'd crop the photo from the righ up to the top edge of the piano & on the left leave a centemetre or two away from the woman, & a few centemetres from the top, just to make the room look a bit smaller, so that the viewer might feel as trapped & closed in as she seems to feel - but that's just me. Other then that I really like it :) Even the shape of the curtians & the shape her dress makes it adds a sad yet elegant feel to it :)
Entenn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
True beauty!!!
PinkSushi24 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The most beautiful portrait I've ever seen <3 I am in love with it!!
BlondeLittleVampire Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful and sad portrait :heart:
meganjoy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Featured your work here: lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.c… :hug:
pieton Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
w o w
knows-things Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
mahataab Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. The wallpaper and the back of the dress really make the photo. Everything is subtle and other-wordly.

Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013   Photographer
Whenever I see a new photograph from you, I'm immediately sucked into this beautiful, sad, quite place that your work always seems to inhabit. I am always just so amazed at your incredible talent. You are easily one of my favorite photographers ever.

This photo at once creates this incredible peace as well as a sadness in me, it has a sort of quiet beauty to it. The toning is perfect, as always, and the blue further enhances the sense of quiet and sadness. The lighting is beautiful and soft. I love the way the light creates a sheen on your hair and the piano behind you, as well as making the curtains and your dress glow. It's really just a perfect piece of art.
BlackRoomPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just absolutely amazing.
shvrrr Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice
TheHiddenDandy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
It feels really sad, which makes it a good picture
jonnydied2121 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love the minimal light and colors. Very emotive.
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