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one of my biggest fears, is that i will never really be known, that there is nobody out there who truly understands what i'm about.

the concept at first was going to be about claustrophobia, but once it was done, i figured the image is a more accurate reflection of how i see myself in the world.

i told my friends today about this idea, and all but one told me i was weird, i don't think it's about being weird or not, photography to me is my way of expressing myself, through unusual, different ways. i see the world differently, i don't think it's fair that i should be labelled weird for that.

yes this is me, and yes... i did paper mache my head. and yes, it was terrifying.

texture is from lostandtaken.com







- DD!!!! I'm stunned, I have never had one of these! Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to view my work, it is greatly appreciated. :)
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anonymous by ~chpsauce "uncovers" the universal truth of an ever expanding world. ( Suggested by ClaraMaeStudios and Featured by zerocomplex )
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kishorr Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you are an artist, a creator...! 
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caveinks Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome good on you, know yourself, you are always known :::)
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PictureThisNow Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow this pic is amazing! great work
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MnesomnesTears Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
How did you keep from suffocating yourself?!
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jemms2012 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice idea !
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Nico-Mac Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student General Artist
this is such a uniqe concept, and the endresult looks so beautiful in a very dark kinda way. I'm really amazed by it!
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nattleszami Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o wow this is beautiful
its good that some ppl still take the time to make real art
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couhby Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. How did you paper mache your own head? How did you take pictures of it when you were done?
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chpsauce Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
A lot of time and patience! I put a plastic bag over my head to protect my hair (Not a whole bag, otherwise i'd suffocate!) and then I covered everything in paper mache except for a small breathing hole for my nose, and a tiny slit for an eye. (both of which I photoshopped out). And as for taking the photograph, my camera was on a tripod and I used a remote control.

Sorry for the mini essay! :)
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couhby Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually appreciate the detailed explanation. Thanks for taking the time to write it. Your piece is very unique, especially because you did it without anyone's help. I can't imagine how uncomfortable that is to paper mache your face and then to take it all off when the project is over. Oww.
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dianadades Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   Photographer
Featured: [link]
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Mannnni Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Great picture, i really want to Draw it! ^^
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chpsauce Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
go for it! I'd love to see it if you do draw it :')
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Mannnni Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Oki, well i'm going to do it on school tomorrow. But is it possibly to get an bigger resolution?
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chpsauce Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
no sorry, I don't give my high resolution files away!
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Mannnni Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student Photographer
oki
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nexiechevalier Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Excelent idea!
I love the concept of reflection about himself seen by the rest of the world.
It's so well showed!
many compliments
I think that you're quite crazy, but also a genius (:
again... I love this work
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TSLoire Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Did it hurt peeling all of that maché off? Perhaps if it did it could be said that you have to go through a lot of pain and trouble to be understood by other people.

I think that's a truth in itself anyway hah!
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Emily-Charlie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link] :aww: .
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Emily-Charlie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You put so much thought and effort into your art, the fact that you were willing to paper mache your head proves this :aww: .
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1d3m Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student General Artist
amazing, really <3
love the whole concept, the colours, the lightning, just everything <3
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WanderlustAngel81 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
If you are weird then you are my favorite kind of weird. This is probably one of my favorite photographs I've seen on this site to date. I have made some paper mache masks to use in my photography, which I've posted up, but I'll be hard pressed to create something as thought-provoking as this. Excellent job!
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happygardener Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
I love this. Its so simple, but so classy.
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xo-mthrfckrs Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
This is PERFECT!
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Otravaada Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Student Photographer
Featured: [link]
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this is art!
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donluisgarcia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
cooool !
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renaboo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student Photographer
Absolutely beautiful photo in a very melancholy way... simply stunning... (Definitely added. :+fav:)

(I give you kudos - I imagine it would be absolutely horrifying to achieve what you have with this piece... what with all the paper mache on your face...) :o How utterly frightening!

... and don't let the "weird" label get you down. You're completely right when you say that you see the world differently - each and every one of us perceives the world differently. :) They may perceive you as weird, but I perceive you, judging by this work, as a truly creative and talented individual (and I see that I'm not the only one, after seeing what other Deviantartists have said). :aww:
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Clara31 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
this picture is excellent. I like the thought behind it and I think many people think this way. I do. I share the same fear of working and studying and aquiring so much knowledge and ending up an average citizen.
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KasuKitty Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is beautiful, the expression behind such a simple image with the proper lighting is tremendous! Everyone fears loosing themselves to some extent but you give that feeling of being 'lost to the masses'. Im sorry but if your friends cannot understand the volumes this photo speaks, well, they simply do not understand the world around them.

once again. beautiful image wonderful creativity.
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SVSilent Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That's a rare piece! Well done!
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Milandeentjestoe Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Great concept and beautifully executed :) I don't think it's weird at all, everybody sees the world their own way.
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deepinswim Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is brilliant no ifs ands or butts
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WendyAddams Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Student
i love it!
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URBAN-grace Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is such an amazing picture!! :D
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marialivia16 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here [link] :)
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Cyborgue Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this not only because it is stunning, but I feel the same way!
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thanxforthefish Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my dear God, that looks like it was terryifying... :fear: :tighthug:
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URBAN-grace Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so amazing
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Foetsie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
I love this photo, it's so beautiful.
really, you're an amazing photographer.
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stellaru Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I like the way you expressed yourself in this photo. =)
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timmacauley Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Hi,
Your image has been featured here:[link]
Cheers,
Tim.
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1001knives Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
I did something really similar to this in art school ... so I can totally "get" this piece and where you're coming from.
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Meerwasser Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
your frienda re weird :P
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Butterfly46 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009   Photographer
Your work have featured on my journal [link]

Have a lovely day :rose:
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OsmanBalkan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
feat: [link]

:)
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SilverMercury Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student General Artist
I so agree with you. Innovation and originally are always labeled weird, which is really infuriating.
Wonderful idea <3
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nureznuyes Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
I LIKE IT. REALLY
:heart:
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vintageKt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009   Photographer
Love this concept!
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Contorquere Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
awesome that you got DD for this. really good concept, and the texture goes with it really well. the title really brings it all together..
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