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Mortalitas by manuelestheim Mortalitas by manuelestheim
Inspired by the Angel of Death in American Horror Story! I wanted to replace the angel with a shadow-like figure.

I'm struggling with who I am as a photographer right now..
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-07-07
Beautifully captured, and almost whimsical.
Dark, and almost sleepy. Gorgeous and eerie at the same time.
Mortalitas by manuelestheim ( Suggested by ejrotsih and Featured by pullingcandy )
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semi234 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Interesting.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The July, 2014 Horror/Macabre Daily Deviation Round-Up has been released. You can find your spooktacular piece right here! Thank you for submitting your gloriously gory work to Deviant Art.
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himeko7 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Don't watch that show ('cause I don't really like horror so much. >.<), but this work has caught my attention! dOvOb 
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MishraFathom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol the thumb nail looked like a naked dude spooning with a bear :P 
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Albaharmamar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
oh my god that's exactly what i thought when i saw it too lmao
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Outcastsgabby Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
beautifully done! and i'm love American Horror Story.:)
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JasonShadow Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Voldemort
Wat r u doin
That's not unicorn blood
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StarletNightwind Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best
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ChaoticUnityX Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Disturbingly beautiful. What an amazing photo
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Kathybats Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
This is lovely 
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! 
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Jyellowstudio Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Weird art. But great! BTW who's that guy with all the blood and naked?
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OWENSANGEL Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I think you have managed to capture perfectly death for those living on the dark side....no angel for them....A horror story indeed. 
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Onyx1303 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
you can see the beauty in this dark image:) (Smile) ;) (Wink) Clap 
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HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
This is both beautiful and horrifying! :)
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ThePinkDetective Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I thought it was a dog.
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Russia-Love Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
same here
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JantzenTN Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
To me it looks like a man eating a dead cow's ass.  The "Angel of Death" needs some more human qualities in its silhouette.  A hand holding the bloody mans head up perhaps.
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lmao I thought that same thing from the thumbnail. I was like "wtf is that person doing to that co... oh, that's not a cow, thank God!" lol
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rebel28 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's what I thought he was doing in the thumbnail.
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anotherwanderer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I see it now.
Why.
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ERASERHEAD0 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Wow, Photo from another realm
Like when you can see just for a split of second glimpse of it.
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Michawolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Awesome job:rose:
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:iconblumilein:
blumilein Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   Photographer
Great!!
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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SwiftNote Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic work:D
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billnyetherussianspy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Umm what's he doing?
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ChristinneBlacker Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Chilling, disturbing, but amazing and very evocative. A story in a photograph. Great work! 
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Efreet-in-the-Oven Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love the location, the lighting, and the pose.
The shadow thing spoils it for me though... it kind of looks like a black manatee. Maybe it's because I don't know American Horror Story though...
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Locelaro Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
It took me a while to get what I was looking at in this picture. At first I thought it was just a naked guy making out with a mastiff in the woods. Better contrast and detail on the "shadow-like" figure would help. Also the "blood" effect looks like a can of tomato soup was just poured on the guy. Something more realistic like the blood originating from specific points would have looked much better.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - congrats on the DD
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
from the thumbnail i thought it was a black mastiff.
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NezuPanda Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very interesting :o
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AngelOfDarkness089 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow that is awesome and i admire your courage to lay down naked in a forest.
I could never do that.
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beachelf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
:iconcongratsplz: on the DD! :woohoo:
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Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! :rose:
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GladeFaun Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think *this is who you are? Beautifully realised work.
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themexicanduck Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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kawaiku Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I honestly thought he was eating the ass-end of a cow. I'm glad I clicked on it to prove myself wrong. Sweating a little... 

Congrats on the Daily Deviation :)
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MicheSpade Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
It's amazing. i love it!
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JadeRyanPhotography Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your inspiration is my inspiration <3
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ScottDouglass Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Perhaps who you are as a photographer is beyond definition. You are first and foremost an artist, soulful, enigmatic, beautiful, and it pours through your lens. A photographer may capture the same when he stumbles upon it, and will struggle to convey the depth of what he finds with his lens. You, on the other hand, create, bringing forth deep mysteries from within. Stellar work!
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widonkAjee Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Great...
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reddecatur Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Oh..don't let it wear you down...like in the past...create what inspires you and just go with it...you have so much talent...)))
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manuelestheim Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much once again!
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guccipiggie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
whoever you are it's working
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manuelestheim Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D7000
Shutter Speed
1/320 second
Aperture
F/1.4
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Feb 1, 2013, 5:29:54 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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