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Those Who Decay by absence-is-steel Those Who Decay by absence-is-steel
Full title: "Those who decay become parasite's prey"

It could be better, but somehow I feel more like myself with this one. Even if it seems I've lost my audience.

I was going crazy trying to come up with ideas today. I even took a ladder to the roof in my quest, but figured I'd kill myself just trying to get my equipment up there. So I thought I would bake the frustration away, but became infuriated upon the discovery that there were hardly any indgredients to bake with. After my homicidal urges subsided, I sat down to my computer and watched Family Guy for a while. That's when flies started to congregate and I thought to myself "What the hell, there's nothing else here."

Yes. Not that pretty of a shot. Most of the flies were grafted in from separate shots (if there were really that many flies in our house, I'd be swatting instead of shooting), but they were all on me at some point. Having them around my mouth and on my lips was revolting.

Anyways, here's something new. It's not supposed to look clean or well lit. Do you think it would look good with a border?

DO NOT STEAL OR I WILL CUT YOU OPEN AND BURN YOUR INSIDES
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piggynpillow890 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your pics are... flawless...


but sometimes... dark. XD
How did you get those flies to get on your face?
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Jouaille Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
How did you stay so calm and unruffled even with ONE fly on your face ?
It would give me a lot of tickle if it probed somewhere, like into my nose or mouth - yechh !
It's far better to use the Photoshop tool and insert an image of the fly where required.
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SugarRawt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Very nice, I am lovin flies recently for some reason.
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iamhollyw00d7 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
very beautiful
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muffin-in-a-coffin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
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:heart: news article!
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purplebloodyXD Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Awesome ! :wow: :heart::heart:
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on-my-lips Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
featured :heart: [link]
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xxseveredxtiesxx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
I love this picture and I think you did really beautifully on it. ^.^ It looks like a lot of hard work, haha.
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absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008   Photographer
Thank you!! Heheh. :D
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Dina-bv Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
holy shit!!! :wow: or should i say holy fly? great image!!
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absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008   Photographer
Thankyou! Heheh. :lol:
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Prettyscary Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
it's beautiful!
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death-of-season Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
ewww :D it's great
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:iconabsence-is-steel:
absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008   Photographer
Heheh, thank you!
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LauraFS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
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I finally finished it :) I´ll let you know when I get a better scan of it..
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MagentaWorld Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
love the pure, bare decadence
and the way you slowly breath with eyelids.

:+favlove:
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AngeloImperfetto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
:heart:
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LauraFS Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
this is beautiful
you look so calm with all those flyes on you :ohnoes:
i love that i can see your veins on your eyelids:love:
would you mind if i draw this?
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absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007   Photographer
Thank you! Of course you may draw it. Just remember to credit me! :D
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LauraFS Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
ill try my best :aww:
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FotoAnt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
i just wanna know where u got the flies
:]
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:iconabsence-is-steel:
absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007   Photographer
They were just flying around the house. Well, just two, I photoshopped the others in. :D
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FotoAnt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
i can never find good stock like this, i commend you
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absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007   Photographer
Thank you!
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Erickcito Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
I love this, especially how you did your lipstick..I guess I am the only one that noticed that, and I really really like it ALOT

<3
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absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007   Photographer
Thankies! But remember, Photoshop is a wonderful tool. :)
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m0l0k Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Goddes of flies
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absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007   Photographer
Indeed. :)
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bluesaga331 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist
wow, the flies look as if they're really on you! Yay for photoshop!! *envy envy*

...I hate flies, so damn loud. -_-'
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absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007   Photographer
They were on me. :P Just not all of them at once.

I hate them too, but I feel really bad about killing insects!
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bluesaga331 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist
ew >_<
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BlackCarrionRose Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional Photographer
this shot is awesome! I like it borderless.

I think you should go even farther with this idea and even get into full body and more parasites...could be interesting :D
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absence-is-steel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007   Photographer
Oooh, that's tempting, I may do that!
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BlackCarrionRose Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Professional Photographer
rock on!
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mbyyr Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
>.< You are a brave soul. This is absolutly amazing, and the fact that you could stand to have all those flies on you... *much respect*
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SHADOWZRWITHU Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
OH MY! love this one!
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kirra-photography Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007   Photographer
I like the whole flies idea, if anyone could pull it off, it's you :)
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dkphotography Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007   Photographer
Wow, brilliant idea! :faint:

I love the veins on your eyelids. Now, whether they were exaggerated or not, I don't know, but I love them. :D
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