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It come with a price by fiyaasz It come with a price by fiyaasz
The Depth of Life propels the viewer into a personal journey of someone who is reaching out to freedom and dreams, making personal choices, safeguarding secrets and coming out of the comfort zone to face new challenges and have new experiences.

My main objective during the beginning stage of conceptualising was to create a series of images that were fundamental to what we experience in our lives. It is a series whereby almost everyone can relate to by being in that situation at some point in time. In this series, the concepts are carefully blended with levitation photography.
The human mind sees things in slow-motion when it is undergoing stress, as though time is slowing down. This was carefully taken into account when creating the series.

I am greatly inspired by Brookeshaden, a photographer who specialises in creating surreal concepts by using the concept of levitation. Hence, I took on a challenge to experiment with a
new technique for this series and to enhance the vision of the concepts.

The Depth of Life is a series of works created for the NOISE TAP Exhibition Showcase 2012.

If you like my work, please support me at my FB page: [link]

Goodness! A DD! Thank you so much! I received a few comments about the hole in one of the pigeons and the shadow. I have taken that into account and re-edited the photograph. Thanks for noticing it:)
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It come with a price by *fiyaasz ( Featured by Kaz-D )
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30stmLUVER Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful <33

I have featured this picture here in my journal <333

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syarah Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Can I just say...Wow.
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gecko-online Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
great concept! congratulations for the well deserved DD! stay well! ;-)
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:iconfiyaasz:
fiyaasz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you, Sir. Stay well too! ;)
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gecko-online Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
very welcome and I will try my best! ;-)
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brightstorms Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great photo. Love the concept. However, the cuts and bruises should have been a bit more subtle. It looks too unrealistic. I understand that the legs were in motion, so the injuries had to be more pronounced so they could be seen. Either way, the legs should have been more in focus.
Also, the outlets on the bottom really should be digitally removed. It's a bit distracting.
But it's a great photo overall.
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fiyaasz Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for your comment and critiques. I was told by my mentor to blur the legs to create motion. I agree with you on the outlets one and the fact that the injuries could have been more obvious. Anyhow, thanks once again and I will take this into consideration for my future works! Have a good day:)
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brightstorms Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, well thank YOU for taking it so well and replying! Don't take my comment as me not liking the photo. It was just a bit of constructive criticism. It really is a great photo, and I wish I could take one like this.
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fiyaasz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
:hug:
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cookiejarnobody Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
wow! O.O

it looks like an underwater shot.
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SuperAimster Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :iconclappingplz:
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kmnfive Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
brilliant
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crazy-aika Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just like a dream!
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RenanMtr Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very good work, congrats
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BlueFoxJutsu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very intense. I think you executed your concept brilliantly :nod:
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saishafierce Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool! ^~^
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tiajones Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lovely!
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Nicely done
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PSD-EMPIRE Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Lovely..
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ARYDGZ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful ♥
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RunAwayMountain Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
All I can say is wow and stare in aw, how did you even take this picture?
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AndSoWeCreate Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
That is really really cool!
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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
forgot to read the description >.>

Anyway, it's cool.
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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very interesting, how was this done?
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meeshizamazing Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!!!!
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danielor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nuevo fondo para mi escritorio. Así, de verlo tantas veces tal vez me diga el secreto.
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danielor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Magnífico
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danielor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Magnífico
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Francinelopez Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Artist
like it a lot.
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Lokiev Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Congratulations! You deserve it. :D
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fiyaasz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
great job
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! ;)
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afiiz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing :la:
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melpalot Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
This is really cool. How did you get a photo of her like that?
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MeaninglessNumbers Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Thats vary pritty-Gah! whats that on her leg!
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MikkiChan01 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
This is epic...
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beanymelon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like the messages coming through this, but one thing bugs me.

There's a bit of a consistency issue with her weightlessness. Her dress is reacting as through she were mid-air (which, birds considered, is I think the point). But her hair is completely anti-gravity, as though underwater. It should match the direction of flow with the dress.

Also, now that I'm looking at it, it might be a more natural look if you position the birds on a horizontal mirror to their current locations. Like... Take the one on the bottom right, for example. Its head is tilted down, and its wings are spread as if it were stopping instead of propelling upward or moving forward. To give it the illusion of focusing on the freedom (the window), it would be better placed where the top right bird is now.
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fiyaasz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for the feedback. I will take into consideration should I attempt any similar work in the future:)
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beanymelon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my. c: I didn't even realize you'd read that, with so many other comments. Thanks for taking it well, and good luck on future endeavors! <3
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fiyaasz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha I read all of them in fact. Thanks and have a good day;)
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devilrabbit66 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Amazing!!
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SCT-GRAPHICS Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
What is the difference between an overlay and a photo manipulation? This is clearly a photo manipulation, and should not even be in the photography category, as it is not true photography...those awful bird forms on the top give that away as well as the fact that the shadows do not even come close to matching the directionality of the light source.

It's an interesting subject though.
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GoreDollz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Absolutly stunning
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fudaryli Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
the shadow of the pigeons does not correspond to the light source and those pigeons above looks so very fake.
you could use gaussian blur instead of only opacity and a little brush-blur.....shadows always have a little distortion from the original shape.
out of focus is not the same than motion blur.

i hope my comment doesn't bother you, it is only an advise from a professional :) congrats on the DD
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fiyaasz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh I'm not offended by your comment. I have received a few comments about it as well. I will take it into consideration for my future works:) Thanks!
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fudaryli Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
you're welcome
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IcyGothQueen101 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this picture, but I was wondering:
-Has the girl in the picture been cutting herself? Those appear to be ban-aids on her legs, and if so, was she cutting herself hoping to find freedom, if only for a minute, yet it comes with a price of being caged forever?
-Who is this a picture of? I'm just curious.
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fiyaasz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey there, the cuts and bruises depict struggle and obstacles while she's reaching out to freedom. The underlying message to achieve freedom, struggle and obstacles has to to be overcome so it comes with a price. Hence, the title. The model is my friend, Kimberly Meagan:)
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
This picture has such a dreamlike feeling to it, like a clear pool of water under sunlight in strangely clean marble ruins.
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