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No more fairytales by WildRainOfIceAndFire No more fairytales by WildRainOfIceAndFire
I know a cat named Easter
He says "Will you ever learn?
You're just an empty cage girl, if you kill the bird."
Tori Amos - Crucify

[about insanity]

From same series: Anomie , Dead Mockingbirds , My inner child just killed itself

Self-portrait on timer.
Last one.
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Cuestionador Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WildRainOfIceAndFire Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
AdroVonCrow Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I just want to tell you that i'm Featuring this work in my journal! I hope you don't mind!
TheShadyOne83 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That fierce look in your beautiful eyes and the red hair, it suits you perfectly! You really manage to add a little horror feel to this one. Great work!
WildRainOfIceAndFire Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you! :iconblushyplz:
Zerima0 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Two things..

First of all, I absolutely love the lighting in this.. The orange glow in combination with your hair looks amazing.

First and a half, you look amazing, but I keep looking at the shadow on the wall.. The cage and the bit of hair under your wrist add a very eerie looking contrast to the light everywhere else in this pic..

Second of all, you look amazing.. :P Figured I'd say it twice
WildRainOfIceAndFire Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
i think the shadow is even more important than me here :)
Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist
For some reason, this one of the series is my favorite. "No more fairytales", is an interesting theme to look at. The cage serves as an important element in the series as an expression of imprisonment. In this pic, the emergance from the cage is more emphasized. Here, you are no longer inside of it, but leaning over it. Your pose, does something to my imagination, and what I see right now is like you literally grew out of the cage, like a giant. The cage in earlier photos were up close, and seeing you in it, made it look bigger. But here, it feels like you've outgrown it. Like outgrowing the illusions, the lies, the fantasy with all the pretty pictures that were ever so fleeting. Emerging out of the cage, it's like a growing desire for something real and tangible. The metal floor and the grey walls is like how I would see reality. But the red lighting is like a ray of hope, a passion for a goal, that with your expression that seems very determine, gives me that impression of wanting to advance in life, to move forward. "No more fairytales, I want something real and I'm coming out to get it." This is what this photo seems to speak to me most on. Looking towards the poem now, the poem along with this photo, helps me understand somewhat. The cat named Easter. When I hear that name it's like an experienced cat, seasoned. "You're just an empty cage girl, if you kill the bird". ..........Hmm hey...actually easter reminds me of the colored easter egg.....the egg is plain white! The easter egg is an egg that is painted with beautiful colors! We all know that those are not the real colors. The bird may be a temporary goal, or even a short term goal that once killed, the purpose is already done and there is nothing left. It was as if the cat wanted to give you a reason to stay in that cage. But looking past the illusion, you find something that is real, and so you won't settle for anything less, and you finally come out of the cage, to explore a new hope. Thus the red lighting, and the red hair strongly reminds me of passion. Perhaps passion in the pursuit of happiness. Cool! This concludes my interpretation. Another great photo very well done. ........On a timer? That's impressive!

I used to film myself with a camera for a student project that requires an interaction of two people. I had no one to help me with the lighting, the boom mic, and the camera, so I improvised. Within a week, I wrote the script and positioned the camera in front of a TV screen. I used a video game and used a character profile mode where you see the characters speak their quotes. I wrote my dialogue in a manner that seems as if I was actually interacting with the game characters. I called this film "Interactive Warrior". I got an A minus for the project. Eh, I always have to work twice as hard in allot of things, but I'm glad I have it where it counts. Anyway, understanding how it is to film or shoot yourself, that's impressive to me.
WildRainOfIceAndFire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
i think it's my favourite from this series also :D It's not outgrowing unfortunately, but clinging on to one's insanity, clinging to the cage that you cannot leave behind no matter how many times you think you left. and the lyric that you did pay attention to holds all of the meaning, it was first of all the inspiration for this photoshoot. it's about that feeling or shall i say, lack of feeling in your heart that makes you feel like an empty cage after the bird left. the bird is love, life, feelings.

congrats on your project :aww:
Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist
That's pretty deep.

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