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February 10, 2009
By Mike Bailey-Gates, Harrisville, Rhode Island
Mike Bailey-Gates, Harrisville, Rhode Island
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This was made completely of wire and cards, and a sheet of cardboard. It took a very long time to create and to get the lighting correct.

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on Sep. 6 2010 at 2:08 pm
ThatClarinetPerson SILVER, Tequesta, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Life. Don't talk to me about life."
~Marvin the Paranoid Android (from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series)
Statistical analysis suggests that i am probably in tune with someone
(hahahahaha! I love this cause i'm never ever ever in tune >o

so awesome! i absolutely love this! your work totally paid off.

AkLore SILVER said...
on Aug. 24 2010 at 10:04 pm
AkLore SILVER, Orem, Utah
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This picture is so amazing! When I first saw it, I did a double take. I love how you embued photography with such a spirit of art that it makes it feel like a painting. Thank you for sharing your talents.

on Aug. 24 2010 at 9:40 pm
Rememberthebest BRONZE, Corsicana, Texas
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Very creative and VERY nice picture! I love the creativity behind this! The guy's facial expression is perfect as well as the card placement of the displaced cards. The lighting is a little bit bright as far as the white seeming to overpower a little bit (reflection possibly?) but that is a minor detail in a very creative picture :) Very good job and keep up the good work!

on Aug. 24 2010 at 6:08 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"

This is so freakin' awesome!! Lle maa quel.

Favorited :)

Brianna SILVER said...
on Aug. 24 2010 at 5:23 pm
Brianna SILVER, Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Who's to say what is "proper"? What if it was agreed that "proper" was wearing a codfish on your head? Would you wear it?" Alice from Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton version)

I really like the creativity behind this photo! However, it is a bit light (I think that's considered over exposed?), so just careful with your lighting. Other than that, this is a phenomenal picture. :)

jewbear said...
on Aug. 2 2010 at 11:29 pm
jewbear, Overland Park, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"There are no rules for good photographs, just good photographs." -Ansel Adams

great photo, but overexposed

on Aug. 2 2010 at 10:30 pm
deus-ex-machina14 BRONZE, Stewartsville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"There are two main tragedies in life. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." -Oscar Wilde


on Aug. 2 2010 at 2:14 pm
fragileblackorchid SILVER, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
-Stephen King :P
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
-Stephen King
Now that we're here,
It's so far away
All the struggle we thought was in vain
All the mistakes,
One life contained
They all finally start to go away
Now that we're here its so far away
And I feel like I can face the day
I can forgive and I’m not ashamed to be the person that I am today

this is amazing i love the idea, the lighting, everything!

myheart BRONZE said...
on Aug. 2 2010 at 10:08 am
myheart BRONZE, Hockley, Texas
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This is so amazing! great job!

on Jul. 11 2010 at 4:11 pm
nascar48jj SILVER, Cicero, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The question isn't "what are we going to do," the question is "what aren't we going to do?""-Ferris Bueller

this is totally awesome. i would have never thought of an idea like this!!!

on Jul. 11 2010 at 4:00 pm
MercedesXO DIAMOND, South Easton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I realize that life is risks. It's acknowledging the past but looking forward. It's taking chances that we will make mistakes but believeing we all deserve to be forgiven."
-The Dead Tossed Waves.

this is extremely creative and unique! great job:)

_AMZ_ BRONZE said...
on Jul. 11 2010 at 10:12 am
_AMZ_ BRONZE, Hemet, California
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Favorite Quote:
"life is like a box of never know what you're going to get"

 Mikey B., you are amazing! All that time you took getting that lighting just right was worth it, the finished product is stunning. You masked the cardboard background pretty well, I really had to look to see it. You did a very good job of distracting the eye from  it with that lighting...excellent work.

on Jun. 19 2010 at 7:49 pm
Army.Strong SILVER, Twinsburg, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"God is great, beer is good and people are crazy"
"Honor, Respect, Bravery; U.S. Navy"
"Have High Winds" -U.S. Navy

This is my ALL TIME favorite of your artwork!!

on Jun. 19 2010 at 4:39 pm
yes_i_am SILVER, Faizabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"not all those who wander are lost"

wicked awesome..pls comment on my artwork too

on Jun. 19 2010 at 10:26 am
LondonEye DIAMOND, Randolph, New Jersey
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Is this a self-portrait? :) It's wicked!

Kimbla said...
on May. 28 2010 at 10:31 am
Kimbla, G, Mississippi
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interesting... what gave u the inspiration??

on May. 6 2010 at 10:43 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

Whoa... That's sooooo cool! Great job.

on May. 6 2010 at 4:35 pm
coolest man!!!!

.rauha said...
on May. 6 2010 at 11:03 am
Wow, this is really cool. The lighting is perfect, the cards look really good, and the boy in the picture fits with the feel of the image. Great job! :)

on Apr. 22 2010 at 9:30 am
EllenaPfeffer SILVER, North Oaks, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Dreams you Follow

Nice Photo!!!!! =] check out my stuff! Pleeeezzzzz