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May 8, 2008
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Nov 30, 1999, 12:00:00 AM
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(Contains: violence/gore)

Initial 3396by wroth

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"tongue cut out of a head", if it had a title.

Had these Slaughter photographs for awhile and hesitated to post them because they are difficult to explain and easy to misinterpret. Some people will have the sensibility to 'get it' though, and enjoy it for the right reasons, posting for them. Essentially these are Abstracts and Conceptual, placing them in this category however as it seemed apt

Initials is a series of small pieces from my earlier/earliest photography. I think it's important to look back at the different ways of working and seeing we had in the past, to keep on course with our present work. Besides which it keeps us humble, and reminds us of when we might not have had the benefits of nice equipment or the real knowledge of subtly.

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(Open Edition) Print Version: Color Version

(also see the :bulletred:Black & White, :bulletred:Tone, and :bulletred:Inverse versions if online (green dot), or if offline (red dot) then write me and ask about availability.)
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fangedfem Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Always so damn interesting to see such shots! I kind of stare at them and forget what they are and see other shapes and images within them :)
wroth Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
I take the same approach when shooting flowers as when I shoot lungs, nature is all amazing and fascinating and beautiful once you can set aside the notions keeping you from enjoying it. :sun: [I guess most people do not like to be reminded of their own mortality, so they have a knee jerk reaction to gore and evidence of death etc]
squiter Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
now that one is actually creepy as f*** but i LOVE IT!
wroth Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
It does not creep me out to see it, but that series of cuts is always the ones I find most disturbing to make. This piece is about those feelings I guess
squiter Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
i think it is the teeth that add that to the shot. dont get me wrong it is amazing.... i am in love with the textures and the lighting is is fabulous
wroth Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Those are not teeth they are a sort of fleshy spines inside the animals mouth, against the cheeks etc, in any-case it is the idea more then the image that has the importance imo. The image is just a pathway to the idea
squiter Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
i agree, and that is interesting about the spines....
i didnt mean to offend you or anything, and am sorry if i did.
wroth Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
I don't know what their uses is in the mouth, something to do with eating grass better I guess

Not at all, I was just trying to be clear.
Inubashi Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
crazy....... never seen someone before taking such pictures.
wroth Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Rembrandt's "The Slaughtered Ox" which currently hangs in the The Louvre, [link] is one of many influences for this series. [Not trying to make a comparison, obviously.] So this sort of thing is not unprecedented, but is rare to see
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