Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Photographer: Alec Dawson www.AlecDawson.net

Model: Audra (Angel Alabaster)
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2013-01-03
Crawling the Walls by *alecdawsonphoto ( Suggested by KeinZantezuken and Featured by Nyx-Valentine )
:icontherizz:
This is an excellent piece. I love the use of the background in this work, and think the inclusion of the torn up scraps on the floor complete the tableau perfectly. The writing on the model's body ties her into the background nicely, and the lighting highlights her nicely without distracting the eye from the wonderful background.

I like this one the best of the ones from this series I've seen - I think having her face unseen and no other props besides the paper leaves this photo more open to the interpretation of the viewer - I really enjoy looking at this one and trying to decipher her emotional state. Is she crying in despair, or raging against the walls of a prison? The awkward pose she's in helps play into this as well - she can be either clawing at the walls, or in the process of sinking to her knees.

Anger or despair? Insanity or desperation? Tearing the words down, or desperately holding them up? So many ways to see...
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
108 out of 109 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
wonderful
Reply
:iconrikiwulf:
Rikiwulf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's nice that it says "never mind" at the end.
Reply
:iconalecdawsonphoto:
alecdawsonphoto Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Actually "Nevermore" Its the Raven by Edgar Allen Poe.
Reply
:iconrikiwulf:
Rikiwulf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh. now i see the bits from the poems, i couldn't read them so well before.
Reply
:iconxskillerx:
xSkillerx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, Big Work... Beautifull! :peace:
Reply
:iconetienneell:
etienneell Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one of the most awesome photos I've seen on dA for it's sheer inventiveness and the amount of time it must have taken! :)
Reply
:iconctnkrmakbs:
ctnkrmakbs Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
perfect!
Reply
:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I like the concept.
Reply
:iconsmile7z:
smile7z Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Like it alot!
Reply
:icongazzycakes:
Gazzycakes Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very nice!
Reply
:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love that poem and its use in this setting. :O Must've taken a while ot set up, but absolutely worth it.
Reply
:iconhuffythemagicdragon:
HuffytheMagicDragon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor
Reply
:iconpandacake3:
PandaCake3 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is simply beautiful.
Reply
:iconpaintedpeaches:
PaintedPeaches Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Love the use of "The raven" In this piece, beautiful executed.
Reply
:iconphilotanus-of-belial:
Philotanus-of-Belial Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven... Not my favorite by him and I cannot see exactly where it fits in here... but lovely.
Reply
:iconsouzay:
Souzay Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
excellently executed.
Reply
:iconchickenflippers:
chickenflippers Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
hmm... reminds me of the short story: the yellow wallpaper~ some lady is kept in her room and slowly succumbs to some sort of anxious breakdown, believing there is a woman crawling within the wallpaper.
Reply
:iconmoonmystery:
moonmystery Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow. This is absolutely stunning O_O
Reply
:iconlazer-lemon:
lazer-lemon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE RAVEN!!
Reply
:iconscourgesbabe:
SCOURGESBABE Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wowz this is amazeing
Reply
:icontaigyoza:
TaiGyoza Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
wow
Reply
:iconhiland-rose:
Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, nice inturpretation of Poe... I would not have thought of this in a million years. Well done!
Reply
:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
It's The Raven by Poe!
Reply
:iconbabnoba:
Babnoba Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Thats awesome...so much so that I have been staring for the past ten minutes trying to read the wall and the model!!
Reply
:iconvirtu-imagery:
Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic.
Reply
:iconanimefrk95:
animefrk95 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Photographer
WOW. This is brilliance. I could stare at this all day.
Reply
:iconrandom-drawer-person:
random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning. Simply stunning.
Reply
:iconfeathertho:
Feathertho Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
QWEJQWKLJEQLWJEL amazingness.
Reply
:iconridgewood123:
ridgewood123 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Really great image!
Reply
:iconjynxraven513:
jynxraven513 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Loving the poem choice you used for the random writing. (*Poe-freak* reporting in)
Anyway, this picture deserved the DD it got, it holds so much meaning packed into something so seemingly simply. Love it. :heart:
Reply
:iconmathota:
Mathota Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Would you mind naming that poem for me? Seems like an interesting read.
Reply
:iconjynxraven513:
jynxraven513 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"The Raven", by Edgar Allan Poe
Reply
:iconmathota:
Mathota Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Many thanks
Reply
:iconjynxraven513:
jynxraven513 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem
Reply
:icondabotz:
DaBotz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture makes my heart aching... as much as I can appreciate the mastery in creating the situation, the subtle play of the shadows on the paper scratches attached to the wall, and the sex appeal of the model, is the emotive content of the picture that struck me.

In this, the leanness of the model is important too, as she conveys powerfully the frailty of someone in a desperate moment ...


I would have rather seen the shot taken from a little afar and squarely centered ("good composition rules" be damned) to enhance the iconic content of the image, but it is a wonderful photo nonetheless.
Reply
:iconfire-flame-fan:
Fire-Flame-Fan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
That's amazing, as if you'd enter someone's mind and take a photo of what's inside . Epic . :heart:
Reply
:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
wonderful combination of typography and photography :clap: very compelling image :love:
Reply
:iconallhailmattwilson:
AllHailMattWilson Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Id hit it
Reply
:icontugera:
Tugera Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   General Artist
Wow.
Reply
:iconnailsin:
nailsin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It helps one to remember by writing things down
but some people take it a bit too far.
Reply
:iconmacinatta:
macinatta Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! GREAT CONCEPT!
Reply
:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She seems a tad...obsessed... Poe would have been flattered.
Reply
:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - amazing details - love the concept and the lighting - congrats on the DD
Reply
:iconsegura2112:
segura2112 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*STANDING OVATION* BRAVO! BRAVO!!! Thank You and congrats on the DD!
Reply
:iconkatesayuki:
KateSayuki Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic.
Reply
:iconvenomhead:
Venomhead Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice concept! Clean pic! Fav it is!
Reply
:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
For realz, more like flava fav.
Reply
:iconduchesseofdusk:
DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's amazing. It's the poem "The Raven" by Poe on the wall and on the body. Maybe this is the other side? I could imagine Lenore crouching in front of a wall like this in a different reality while her lover meets the raven and discusses whether there is some kind of life after death which the bird denies: "nevermore".
Reply
:icontheredboots:
TheRedBoots Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe on the wall?
Reply
:iconalecdawsonphoto:
alecdawsonphoto Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
yup! :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
December 12, 2012
Image Size
304 KB
Resolution
1920×1275
Mature Content
Yes
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
14,394
Favourites
1,158 (who?)
Comments
83
Downloads
453

Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300S
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Apr 3, 2010, 5:20:00 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
×