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The girl you lost to cocaine by pro-non The girl you lost to cocaine by pro-non
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A girl with waist-length blonde hair sits on a window sill. Although light floods through the window, she curls her body into herself and turns her face down into the shade.

The first thing I notice about this image is the lighting, the brightness of the window, the light reflecting off the blonde hair, all draw attention to the dark dejected expression of the subject. The artist must be applauded for this subtle use of contrast to bring depth to the work.

The image is framed such that the subject is confined by the edges of the image. This contortion conveys to me a sort of claustrophobic and lonely state, added to by the overlapping of limbs. You want to reach out to the girl, but she has been closed off by this box that the audience cannot penetrate, the subject cannot escape.

The tattoos and jewellery on the subject are tactfully chosen such that they do not disturb the balance of the image. They humanise the subject, draw her out as a character that can empathise with. Being a young person myself I feel this small but important touch allows me to interact with the work.

Through this work, the artist has shown great depth of understanding of visual elements as well as how to construct emotion in the form of an image such that the audience is drawn into the visual world. I feel I must rate this artwork highly.
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I am not good at critiques but I wanted to at least make a few comments. If an image the artist presents can evoke emotions and or thoughts, then it is successful. That is all an artist can hope for: that the piece can somehow be understood, feeling conveyed, concepts grasped. This image is extremely thought provoking. It is very emotional. I get a feeling of despair, regret, loneliness. It is a reminder that beautiful people are often the most troubled on the inside. The turning away from the bright sun may indicate a feeling of shame. It conveys that the world to her is bright but she is in the darkness of despair. The jewelry and tattoos humanize the subject and from my own experiences are a symbol of rebellion and trying to find your place in the world. Overall, this piece brought back memories of a time period in my own life.....a very painful and lonely time. The sunshine outside the window may be a symbol of hope that things will eventually get better. These feelings, emotions and thoughts I get from the piece may not be exactly what the artist had in mind but then each person will have a different reaction based on their own experiences. This is an amazing piece in all aspects and very successful in creating an interaction with it's viewers
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hclausen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So very sad.  Almost lost myself to drugs. 
This beautiful and thought provoking.  Thank you.
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DaWonderer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
it really is.. :sniff:

I know how it feels to lose someone to drugs.. :(
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:iconpopandroid:
popandroid Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
SO cute
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Poppy-InA-Rose-Field Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What inspired the title?
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Simidae Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Soulvantes Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's the model's username, she's in the description?
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TheDazman Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Awesome shot :)
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beauty and sadness.
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:iconemilylautner:
emilylautner Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
She's flawless.
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:icondarkparadise27:
darkparadise27 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
seems comfortable and natural, not too rigid. however it maintains an insecurity that is overshadowed with vanity.
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:iconmoonray1033:
MoonRay1033 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconqoogh:
Qoogh Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
I really like.
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dano61 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work
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pinkbunnycuteshoes Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Oh my gosh, such an emotion provoking photo indeed. Excellent work!
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:iconsilentcamellia:
silentcamellia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
may i use this picture just as the reference for a pose?
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YAKAWATCH Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful and strange "dream"
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Michizemo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
nice
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ForeverYoung1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm dying to find out what's written on the foot-tatoo. great pic. (and awsome song)
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MarcoWhite Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow...and the title...stunning work. thanks for sharing!
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johnfboslet2001 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Human Perfection. and awesome tatts
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
s w e e t . l i g h t
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devdezza Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I dont know if this makes me mad at a girl being self indulgent or smile at the pretentiousness of girl playing her games with us mere mortals :)

Either way I am still finding it difficult to be sure how I should react to the scene, i'm pretty sure that means its a damn good photo.
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TheMoorMaiden Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so lonely and lovely. Very well done.
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
......I hesitate 2 comment.....Hate the WORD...COKE....Dont judge,seen its work and those who work it....
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ChaosAurion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Would totally let her be my cocaine.
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LeDeuxArt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing, great concept and execution.well done
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:iconicoslav:
icoslav Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Beautiful!!!
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puppet-on-a-string Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Omg. Hair, tattoos, whole picture, beautiful*-*
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Euphoryah Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
your photos are amazing. Great work.
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EIENEMY Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What wonderful hair ! :heart:
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miirex Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very good work
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SnapVisionS Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Been there...... done that...... Love it !!!![link]
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Robert-Eede Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
very nicely done :)
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:iconlycantrophe:
Lycantrophe Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Too beautifull to be real...
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35cas35 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Photographer
great
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alvintool Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Great Photo!
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Reflections-Edge Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
this image is fantastic. everything from the lighting to her facial expression, down to the writing on her feet. I am blown away by this.
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Blisstianna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Love that SIA song !!! pretty .... :love:
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:iconchef-chuck:
Chef-Chuck Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love Sia also...
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:iconsteve57:
Steve57 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning light and a great pose.
Wonderful shot.
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sjomannen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely :)
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Shinji083 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
WOW ... really touching picture... greatly composed too... just great
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ReAnAnAtOrXD Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
she kinda looks like a cleaner taylor momsen
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:iconnutshell:
nutshell Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
makes me want to hold her - and cry with her.

great work.
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:iconswimagain:
swimagain Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
She is pretty! Nicejob.
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:iconplace-for-me:
PLACE-for-me Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great work! wow!
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:iconmrmd53:
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So Very Good!:heart:
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choochula Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
i LOVE those shorts ;)
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Hokuji-Klaid Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I dont speak english, sorry-> i don't have Suitable words..
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Hokuji-Klaid Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Wow!! WOOOOW!! I dont speak english, sorry-> i don't have Suitable words..
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