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Not Where She Died by dasTotenkopf Not Where She Died by dasTotenkopf
...but where she did most of her suffering.




Long is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light.


One pound of flesh, no more no less. No cartilage, no bone, but only flesh. This task done... and he would go free.
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Given 2009-12-29
Not Where She Died...but where she did most of her suffering by *dasTotenkopf is subtle, with a suggestion of tension and fear. This picture goes wherever your mind takes it...a hostage situation? A kidnapping? The contemplation of suicide? A lonely death? ( Featured by TanyaSimoneSimpson )
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I honestly have to say that the lighting along with certain points of this can tell the story by itself.
The dripping on the side of the door, shows her suffering, and the dents on the chair itself definitely play a large part in the story.
I see not just a story though, but a life being drained.

I truly enjoy this, and hoping that a wonderful photographer, like yourself will ignore the empty hearted comments that was spurred with a blinded eye.
amazing job, it's as if you can see her, right there... but for some reason I do not see her sitting on the chair but with her head heavily laying on her crossed arms as she's looking away in agonizing humiliation and pain...

And may I say that my interpretations will most likely differ from all, but I must say on a final note; You did a fantastic job!
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
18 out of 19 deviants thought this was fair.

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Even if there is 'just' a chair on this shot it is really well composed. The top light adds a nice contrast to the overall piece, and one could imagine that the person who sat there felt lonely and helpless. The edge line of the light frames the chair along with the wooden chamber perfectly, and cuts through the photo at the same time.
Very nice is the slight rotation to the right. It adds more dynamics to the stable shot.
Did she leave through the door? Or was she kept prisoner in there?
I gave three stars for originality because of this background. I find the poles leaning on the wooden wall really interesting, technically speaking it adds more stability to the shot, but what were they used for?

It just makes me curious about who sat there, what she was thinking, and where he/she left off to. What was he/she looking at while sitting there and suffering? Was there someone else involved? Did she want to be there, or was she forced to?

A shot of a chair that really made me think, and that when I say art works for me. Photographically well composed and able to catch the viewer. No need for a catchy sub/title.

Well done!
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32 out of 34 deviants thought this was fair.

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kittiquin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
you got a DD! I didn't notice til now, 'cause I liked you back before it was cool.

Congratulations :)
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
:D thanks sweety
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dressONbackward- Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i was about to suggest one of your french prostitute pictures for a DD, but i looked up first to see if you had gotten one recently. so i found this. masterful work. and your comments. the title. it's practically chilling.
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Thanks, that means a lot to me that you would consider it DD worthy. The French series was fun to shoot. I'm glad you like "Not Where" it was certainly an interesting shoot, climbing around the basement of an old theatre. very chilling.
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HeyThereNitemare Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Student Photographer
your work has been featured here: [link] :D
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Hey, thanks so much :)
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HeyThereNitemare Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student Photographer
you're welcome :)
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CountessBloody Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
I like this one
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
thanks :)
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TheYellowBalloon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
The way this picture makes you're imagination run wild is ust amazing.
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
:) thanks so much :)
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TheYellowBalloon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
You're welcome, and congrats on the DD.:D
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
:)
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tsu-su Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This photograph is really amazing . :0 .
The continuation of the title in the comments and the atmosphere in the picture made me had this feeling that no word can describe . o_o;;.
Good job mann ~ !! c: ♥
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
thank you so much for the meaningful and insightful comment :) i really appreciate it
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ForcedPerspective Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Delightfully creepy.
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
i'm glad you like it :)
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paulo3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
nice pic
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
thank you
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DarkBananaPhone Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
I must say! Not only the beauty that was captured in the picture, but it was the emotion and thoughts that were captured that made me look at this picture and actually take a moment to think. Excellent job! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but your's is worth ten thousand and a shiney medal. :>
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
you have no idea how happy your comment and assessment of my photograph makes me :blush: i really do appreciate that it moved you so :)
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DarkBananaPhone Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
^^
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
This photo has been featured in my recently submitted news article, Horror Photography Daily Deviations: December 2009.

:camera: :heart:
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
thanks so much for the feature!!!:)
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pkmnxkerorogunso Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
that scared the hell out of me
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
:) i'm glad it gives such a strong emotional reaction (but sorry for scaring you ;))
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pkmnxkerorogunso Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
it reminded me of a fan page on facebook O.o im gonna have night mares now
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
which one if i may ask?
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pkmnxkerorogunso Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
i think it was i run up the stairs really fast because i fink somethings behind me
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
haha, i'll check that out
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DreadedBumbleBee999 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Wow..very poetic and genius. I love the tension it builds right at the first glance. Very well done! :D
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
thanks so much
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DreadedBumbleBee999 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
your welcome
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Moonsong1126 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Wow, that's dark... and completely awesome!
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
i'm glad you like it
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Moonsong1126 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
:D
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ingridochoa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009   Digital Artist
there's just something about a chair in the middle of the room that's creepy.
I went into my room the other day and found my chair like that in the middle of the room....and it just crept me out!
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
it is always a creepy sight, isn't it
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Yukkabelle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
The lighting is very impressive in there. You were able to show an atmosphere and a very heavy and dark one with lighting and concept. It is brilliant. Congratulations for the DD :clap::clap::clap: so o well deserved :heart:
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
thanks so much, it wasan eerie basement under an ancient movie theatre in my town. really cool stuff down there
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Yukkabelle Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Amazing to find places like this. And were you free to enter here ? I never saw a place here in my area (close to Ottawa, Canada)of abandoned place that we can enter inside, it is always very barricaded and demolished rapidly :shrug:
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
that's sad, urban exploration os pne of the most amazing ways to find good photographs. i wouldn't say i was "free" to enter it, but i did no harm while i was there so i would think its all good.
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Yukkabelle Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Oh ok I see ;) ... :highfive:
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
:D
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Flame-and-Darkness Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
a moving title.... makes the pic mean so much more.
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
thank you, i felt it was a big part of it :)
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chibineechan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
People are gonna tear me apart for this comment, but honestly, I think it's not the chair that says a lot, it's the title and the description. This person didn't get a DD for the art, but for how it was titled, I see the poles, the bend in the seat, the "dripping", but seriously people, if this deviation wasn't titled "Not Where She Died", would anyone care about the poles, dripping, and bent chair?
This is like The Emperor's New Clothes
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
i can't help but agree ;) the clothes can make the man.
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chibineechan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
oh well. Congrats on the DD anyway haha.
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dasTotenkopf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
thanks :)
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