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December 17, 2012
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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1/3158 second
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50 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 7, 2012, 11:33:32 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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Proxy. by DavidTalley Proxy. by DavidTalley
This is from the abandoned factory we visited in Ellicot city during the DC meetup last summer!

Just as in Indiana, I had an incredible week for a number of reasons, and I finally got to meet some artists, models, and friends that I've admired for quite some time. It's insane, the thought that people I once only knew through the internet have now become my best friends. This summer has been incredible, and it's due only to bringing all of these new people into my life. Don't ever be afraid to completely pursue what you want to do - it will only bring good things to your life, even if those things are hard to attain.

I also wanted to say that I had so much fun creating this image - from watching Zach throw the powder paint all over Brendon, to editing and pouring my heart out into the colors and textures of this photo, and being able to edit this piece completely uninhibited while flying home on the plane this morning.

Model here is Brendon Burton, current member of the Deadly Viper Gang ;)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-08-23
Proxy. by ~DavidTalley is an engaging surrealist vision; making great use of focus and tonal contrast to separate the scene from the background, and also from the anchor of reality. ( Featured by arctoa )
BokehLight Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013   Photographer
This wonderful work has been featured here:

Best regards
ClarkThomas93 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this picture. Great job!
giosolARTE Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!! ;) (Wink)

First of all, let me congratulate for your stunning talent!

I'm Giovanni, co-funder of a new website called noosfeera social network with a different philosophy: innovation by connecting the ideas of all those creative people in the world.

I cordially invite you to read about noosfeer if you like our ideas you are specially invited to share this piece of art as the background image of the noosfeer home page!
*In order to give you credits, it will be a linked to your website.

You are also very welcome to join noosfeer, create your gallery and be part of the beta tester group. 

Please feel free to ask me any question/comment/suggestion you have

Thank you very much, keep up the good work!
Giovanni Arévalo

dawnflower8 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I dont understand this this picture at there some kind of symbolism or something? Well, it looks cool.
massivelyattacked Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love love love this!  And to be completely honest, I can't even pin down why.  The whole image just strikes me - perhaps it's just different enough to warrant the extra attention.  The motion, the colour, the contrast of the blurred background and focus on his body.  So well done.  Congrats on the DD.
FuncyF Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
you are right, maybe we are just too afriad to change but we will never know the outer world if we don't walk outside our own worlds.
SeberHusky Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indiana?  lol  I live here.
GoldfrappClowns Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Very nice!
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation :huggle:
noahsamuelmosko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Photographer
great shot! :clap:
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