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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)


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Comments (15)
angelkittie-012's avatar
wow.....very nice~ i like this a lot :D
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slephoto|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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switchblade16|Hobbyist General Artist
It is not fail! It's interesting. :)

You were very graceful about mrorenj's snotty comment.
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slephoto|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's avatar
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|Hobbyist Photographer
BAHAHAHAHA.
'S up, buddy? I didn't know you still came to dA. ;)
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switchblade16|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|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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mrorenj| Photographer
fail
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innersection's avatar
This comment. Scroll down to see my further entertainment at your expense. :)
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Oni-Studio's avatar
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|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's avatar
ahhh I stand corrected, injecting the poison, got it. My mistake!
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slephoto|Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry you feel that way.
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