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dead series 7 by suzi9mm

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i killed ^hesitation :lol:

some of you might know i ended this series with #10. however i knew long ago that i need to redo some of the shots to be able to call it a series and to be able to look at it as a whole. i'm not trying to actually reshoot the photos that i'm replacing, they are wrong in every way so i'm replacing them with totally new ideas.

some of you will not like this. this kind of stuff actually happens and it's sad, i just happen to have a need to present it in my way. i'm not saying this is 100% real looking as reality doesn't look this "pretty". it's just a photo but i do hope it evokes feelings, perhaps controversial ones.

Q: what do you use for blood?
A: different types of fake bloods that can be bought from a theatre supplies store, brands such as Kryolan. the wound on the neck is done with wax by Kryolan specifically for that purpose.

---less important shit----
this is inspired by the scene in Braveheart (the girl in the beginning gets her throat cut).

i had to shoot this twice, i screwed up the first round. that put me down pretty bad but i am happy i decided to try again. lots of things seemed to be against me in the 2nd shoot too; it started to rain, and right when i was starting to shoot, Hesi felt like she would faint and i had to untie her and then obviously put her back. both of these in a way worked to my advantage too, the wet hair is kinda cool and the water messed up the blood…very ‘real life’ incident. often my shots tend to be too clean compared to reality, and now i got more mess that i could've ever asked for. i actually had to clean it up quite a bit in PS and now i think i’m happy with it… choosing the right shot was difficult (look out for the scraps section for the others)...but this is a basic angle, shows the lonely forest, relaxed face, lips, the dress that's barely on her, the cut on the neck :nod: while doing the PS work I had a good long while to think how it feels when life is draining out of you, the terror is overwhelming mind and consciousness is slipping out of your hands. warm liquid going down the skin, along your clothes, spreading, and at some point you can’t feel it anymore and it’s all black. you legs were shaking but not anymore. your hands were trying to get free but they relax now. fucking sad.

a big thanks goes to my very brave model Hesi, for obvious reasons…

bus and subway tickets to and in Toronto: 12€ / $
night gown from a second hand store: 2,5€ / $
electrical cord: 3,5€ / $
extra bottle of fake blood (Cinema Secrets): 4€ / $
getting dirty, wet and bloody in the forest: priceless
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Salom333 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
This is my favorite picture that you have ever taken.
CMikeHunt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Love it. Your young Mata Hari is adorable.
dungeonguy59 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Thanks for posting, a pretty intense scene compared to the usual Halloween type shot. Interesting to see that scene in "Braveheart" was the inspiration, too, there's been a couple of models I know that have wanted to do a scene along those lines also.
OAspiringMultitskerO Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student
This is beautiful.
Gillybean1033 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
HadesMyLove Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Photographer
nice.. i love it :)
HadesMyLove Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Photographer
nice i love it... :)
a1bcd Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
do you like to try a strangulation sequence where a victim is strangulated to death by unknown and invisible murderer lots of struggle with hands and feet by victim but of no use.Victim dies with open mouth,rolled up eyes,tongue coming out of mouth,legs and hands spread awkwardly.Then some one finds body checks it for vital signs ie wrist pulse jugular vein pulse,eye balls for response to light,heart beat,breathing finding no indication of life closes eyes of victim,try to close mouth a bit,straighten hands and legs ,tie both feet toes together with a bandage,tie a bandage from under chin through head to keep mouth possibly closed and put some cloth on body to cover leaving face and feet visible.Then in morgue body laying on dissection table with toe tag.then ready to be buried in can skip the things you do not want to do or dislike.
undead-ahead Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I saw this shot a couple of years ago when I was using a different account, and I forgot to favorite it then. I am very pleased to have found it, so I can finally add it to my favorites. This is beautiful. Sad, but terribly beautiful.
femalekapalika Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
She is dead!!!
Tarantulady Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
What attracted my eye to the thumbnail of this was the cord around her. It makes the dress and the blood and everything else more effective for me. Is that an electrical cord?
XXXwhy Featured By Owner May 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
nice :)
bullet43 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
I love this photo :)
silentchild01 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woow its so cool i love the blood and her position nice picture :)
Cravemale Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Did you put any make up on the face to give her a pale look?
suzi9mm Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009   Photographer
u know its been so long im not sure anymore. i might've yes. probably.
eraldor Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Wow! Awesome!
stopthepress Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
SulkaUlva Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Yours foto in my news [link]
Anvalentine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
KaioruChan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
(Feeling like a stalker with all my comments >.< )

This picture makes me all sentimental. Im a 1200-1800 fan. I like those times.
When I saw this picture - I immediatley saw a whole scene in front of me of a bunch of cruel men capturing an innocent woman.
Either she had been blamed for witchcraft and they were going to take care of her theirselves - or they were just bored and felt like having some 'fun' with a passer-by.
But it could also be something more than just a 'normal' woman since her dress seems to be very nice, neat an expesive..
But the result was still you picture.

I have a vivid imagination - sorry about that ^^'

It's a very beautiful, speaking picture with so many possible stories behind it.

At least, I think so ^_^
Maqhem Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Amazing! Absolutely amazing!
Some people pointed out some of the non-realistic apects of this photograph, and I can't talk back and argue that it looks real, 'cause they might be right there. But when you think about it, it doesn't really spoil anything if it looks real or not. This is art, and art is meant to make people feel something and think, it's not meant to be confused with reality. This doesn't mean a picture cannot relate to reality of course.

I really like it. I see what you want to make people feel, and I definitely feel it, too. The single tear on her ckeek is damn convincing! She seems to relaxed, and then there it this one tear... That detail plus the fact that her face doesn't have a single scratch is telling me that she was pretty okay with it, it doesn't look like she's been in a fight in any way. It's like she knew she were going to die, and she just accepted the facts. Maybe she had a deathwish? Or maybe the murderer convinced her that death was the last resort or the only hope? I don't know... But that is something special and unique about this photo.
About the blood on her lips... Well, to me it looks like the murderer wanted her to taste her own blood just before she died, and so he dipped his finger in her blood and put it on her lips, and he said: "Here, taste your own blood, taste your near death - it's closer than you think." Like he wanted her to be prepared to die. Wow.
Also, the blood is controlled. It's not spurted or sprayed, it seems like it just leaked out and covered the body, silently and peacefully, which contrasts the murder and the actual brutality in a bloody scenario like this. All in all a very peaceful and beautiful death scene. I love it!

In short: I agree with everyone that loves this picture, and I disagree with everyone hating it.

I'm sorry, but I don't have anything negative/critical to say about it. It looks like you've considered every little detail. Perfectionism, that's all. I've even put the picture on my wishlist for christmas :)
kittywoodphotography Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for submitting such creepy Halloween inspired work.
I have featured this in my news article 'This is Halloween' here --> [link]
Thanks again, Kitten
Artery-chan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
Awsome.. i really like it.. u said it was series.. OO..
Really lovely pic. u rock "!
imilla Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
XxCyanideMelovexX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
The perspective of this is great!
Such macabre in this~
000Razgriz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Kian-sama Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student General Artist
It's very beautiful.:heart: Awesome job :thumbsup:
cocainesuperheroe Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
riseagainsttheunion Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
this is gross. ;]
good job
arandomusername Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
That rocks how real, god its amazing i love it R.I.P.
aRnie41gothrockgirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
OctoberSuzuki Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
oh! this is pretty! i love ur picture! it`s owesome!
DarkIgnis Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Well now i just stumbled across this and i must say it is a master piece! i love the pose simply touching! i will have to take a look at your whole series! ^_^
ScarletFoxNekoDragon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
yummy!! :XD:
hayner-l0ver Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Woah! That's wickedly awesome!
go-pixie-go Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
that...looks like it hurtsss DL

for the model i mean...the cords D:

but my my my amazing photo
C-hop Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Oh bloody I like it.
bangbangputemup Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
this is nice...........scary
LadyCatEye Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Awwww! *_* How cool!
martax13 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
i love it.
spyder-of-death Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that looks so realistic

great job
dweebcake Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
you reaaally like blood, huh?
dedboy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
are we going on a date you always look better then me on our dates:hump:
crimsonsolaris Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
very well done :3
LadyAngelEuropas Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Professional Photographer
i really like it so realistic fabulous job
flyingWind Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Student General Artist
it looks great its real.......woooow.....
ettelienne Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
love it. :+fav:
Twisted-cautioN Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
great concept, i love it!! braveheart is the best. i have a friend who has a night once a month with as many people as he can get and watched it in a kilt haha.
critique wise i just think her head should bemore limp, she looks on the brink of death rather than dead, unless of course thats the effect you wanted. love the visible pressure and tension on the skin from the ropes!
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Jul 14, 2004, 1:11:44 PM