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Week 13 - Holding onto by manuelestheim Week 13 - Holding onto by manuelestheim
Week 13/52

I guess everybody knows the feeling of desperately holding onto something even though deep inside yourself you know it's absolutely useless. I used a cross to portray this feeling, which does not mean that I believe in god - it's a metaphor.

Went a little bit crazy with editing it, but I (finally) do like it, even though this time it is definitely heavily edited.

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Arthasmyheart Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw the cross and was surprised, unexpected but I think it fits. Your art is profoundly deep into the soul. I am holding onto the cross.. I'm trying not to be stereotypical Christ follower, meandering mostly now. :( BUT Jesus paved the way, through him we can speak one on one with that all knowing being. so abstract! his truth made clear to babes.. some of your art is how I felt at my most passionate yet lost moments. crunching of bones: an evaporated being, prey to a wild beast. watching the fractals in the sky freezing butt naked on my birthday waiting for my limbs to go numb, then running through the woods morphing into a werewolf, resting under an enormous spider, and as a baby bird failing to fly.. the next day I thought I had failed again, my faith was too weak to completely believe, I'm here still by the grace of God I was stuck in Sheol, I wouldn't eat because I couldn't convince myself it was right to do so. I'm meant to share this testimony, but I want to say mostly that you are called by God... bear with me.
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maoThePirate Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy shiit I love your photos. :faint:
Love the concept. Woahhh.
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irinthony Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the way you blend in the colours - they fit perfectly with his sense of desperation. Great job!
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morbidillusion666 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect!
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Smokethroughfingers Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
this is amazing. im in love with your photography style. i dont believe in god but i think religion is a beautiful thing
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manuelestheim Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :) so do I!
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Adherance Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Featured here [link]
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Adherance Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
This, stopped my whole world from turning.
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LensBlare Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Awesome photo! Delicious idea :D if it can be said so... I'm atheist and pretty sceptic about all religions. This photo causes a slight pity for them who belive desperately in god or something like that. Anyways, really creative! C:
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manuelestheim Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank youuuu :)
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