this photo is very contradictory to me. i loathed it ever since i got the idea to do it and yet that was what kept me going. why would i spent time on something i think is utterly stupid? i don't know
well, maybe i saw the irony being such a strong element, that it alone made it worthwhile. by irony i mean this whole inanimate objects and blood -thing. the fact that i'm known for 'blood-photos' means no one is surprised to see this, but isn't this kind of over the top? it has no content, it is haa haa-amusing. it should
be visually pleasing, i spent a lot of time arranging the pieces and trying different angles.
sorry for the ramble, it's hard to explain oneself when ur not quite sure what you want to say. everyone's done photos of glass chess pieces, or at least chess pieces. ^superkev
has, and these are his, so when staring at the print of his photo on his wall i slowly figured i have to give it a go too, while i frowned. this does absolutely not mean i loathe chess photos in general, quite the opposite.
even though i say i look down on this, which makes u ask why i'm submitting it, it was also a learning experience for me, just because it was something different for me (that's why). i tried to make it aesthetically pleasing, and i hope you see that as well as the irony i tried to describe. the emptiness and the humor, as it looks just like most people expect my work to look..."suzi9mm doess chess. of course...". uh, i guess i just don't take art very seriously? i do like the attitude i tried to create, the "after a bloody murder scene, and the winner standing in a pool of his opponents blood" thing.
i would appreciate any technical critique
FAQ: fakeblood is artificial, u can buy it in theatre supply stores etc.