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Unhappy Valentine's Day by slephoto Unhappy Valentine's Day by slephoto
Photo of ~AngelleDeGuerre :iconangelledeguerre:

Macabre Valentine's Diptych created for the "Bloodless" half of the My Bloody/Bloodless Valentine contest at #BloodlessCoup
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The original images, full sized:
Part 1:
A Little Drop of Poison
Part 2:
Eat Your Heart Out

And, because it's me, a few hours later she came back as one of the walking dead. :D
Eat Your Heart Out: Aftermath

Makeup by model, styling & props were a joint effort.
The note is an Emily Dickinson quote:
"Parting is all we know of Heaven and all we need of Hell." Model provided the quote & calligraphy.

Prints (signed, limited edition, numbered) are available for sale directly, please contact me if you're interested.

Additional photos of ~AngelleDeGuerre :iconangelledeguerre:
(coming soon)


Image James Glendinning/SilverLight Esoterica Photography.
Image may not be used, copied, or distributed in any way or form without express written consent.
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angelkittie-012 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
wow.....very nice~ i like this a lot :D
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slephoto Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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angelkittie-012 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
no problem (:
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switchblade16 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It is not fail! It's interesting. :)

You were very graceful about mrorenj's snotty comment.
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slephoto Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
*shrug* Everyone's entitled to an opinion. I've heard worse about my work. I'm not afraid of criticism, so as long as the remarks aren't a) obscene or b) an attack on the model I leave them.

He seems to be in the minority. :D
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innersection Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
He also deleted the exact same comment I chose for one of his awful and pretentious attempts at self portrait art and sent me a note to let me know he deleted it because it lacked any "constructive criticism". Hypocrisy is on the rise... I love to catch it in action shove their noses in it like a dog when it shits in the house. BAD BOY! lol... moron.
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slephoto Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
BAHAHAHAHA.
'S up, buddy? I didn't know you still came to dA. ;)
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switchblade16 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not so graceful. I've yet to grow into that. X3 But I agree with you 100%. :D
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slephoto Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I turned 40 in December. I've been submitting writing & visual art to publishers, galleries, and juried competitions for 25 years. I've developed a thick skin & sens of perspective LOL.
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switchblade16 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not even 18, but I'm looking forward to going to college in the fall for writing/linguistics. My skin's thick and thin, it depends greatly. I suppose everyone starts out that way. :)
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mrorenj Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010   Photographer
fail
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innersection Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
This comment. Scroll down to see my further entertainment at your expense. :)
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Oni-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
doesnt make since, where did she insert the needle? If she was injecting poisen why would she extract blood as it appears on the photo? Her left arm also would not have stayed that way after death, gravity would have made it fall, turning the candles over and burning the bed. I agree with mrornj, fail.
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slephoto Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
She's inserting the needle in to a piece of chocolate... she's poisoning the CANDY so she can eat it, hence "Eat Your Heart Out" with the box of chocolates in the second half.

The needle's clearly full of the same green liquid that's in the vial. Check the full size view of the images if you don't see it here. I have no idea where you see "blood" unless your monitor's colors are horribly miscalibrated. :)

(I am assuming you looked at the 2 full size views of the images that went in to the diptych.)

She's also laid herself down to die & arranged herself pretty... as anyone knows, when actual death hits she wouldn't STAY that way. Admittedly, THAT was a bit of artistic license, but I was going for a set of clear tropes to fit the contest theme & "cheating" a bit let me show all the props.

Thank you for at least giving some details & thoughts, tho, rather than just one-word snark. :) I don't mind dialog about why people dislike my images.
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Oni-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
ahhh I stand corrected, injecting the poison, got it. My mistake!
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slephoto Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
'S OK. :) Like I said, it was a valid point about the arm, that was a "cheat" on my part.
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slephoto Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry you feel that way.
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