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The Concept of Haste by arctoa The Concept of Haste by arctoa
Updated: 08/05/2010 @ 16:02


This is the final image from a two-part series looking at the passing of time and the effect it has upon the observer and the observed. It was produced for my final college project in rather short order, and therefore is rougher than I would have liked.

The title comes from the Age Of Silence track of the same name, and is rather appropriate given the subject matter that the release deals with as it ties nicely with the concept I set forward with my own research work.

Comments and feedback would be most appreciated, as I'm expected to include peer assessment in my final evaluation.
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Dreaming-Thoughts Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Wow... The title and photo work perfectly together. I like the subtle contrasts :)
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arctoa Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Photographer
I'm glad that you find the title and piece working well together; sometimes I find myself agonising over the name of a piece for quite some time!
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Dreaming-Thoughts Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Likewise. It is indicative of meaning, in my opinion :)
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arctoa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Photographer
Heh; one can hope, certainly.
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Bluebubblesky Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
This one is very great, I like the way you the speed and the choice of the scene : it seems surreal
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arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly; that is certainly the aesthetic I was trying to put across so I am glad it translates.
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The title is impeccable. As for your image - there is nothing 'hasty' about it;
it is so perfectly imperfect. Very well composed.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Photographer
Many thanks; I'm glad that you approve of the title.
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome (:
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1Durden1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
joli !
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arctoa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Photographer
Merci beaucoup.
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Xandriia1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Featured in my news article, make sure you fav it so your work can get more exposure!

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arctoa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank-you for the feature, it's appreciated. I'll be sure to look through the work of some of the other artists that you've chosen to advertise.
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Xandriia1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you, always nice to hear :)
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Again the half-glimpsed resolution of form, though this time, with no almost-center to anchor it, the image feels much more dizzying. It makes me think more of a memory bypassed and almost entirely forgotten than of a memory half-glimpsed. The almost-familiarity is disconcerting here...
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Photographer
It's good that you grasped the concept I was aiming for through the images.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad I did - it's fascinating!
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limnides Featured By Owner May 18, 2010   Artist
There is a quiet gradient that moves the viewer's eyes from the top of the image toward the bottom, keeping an interest as the viewer steps back and takes in the image in its entirety. It's this gradient that creates a sense of movement. Coupling that with the velvety sweep of the exposure produces an intimate feeling of motion and uncontrollable speed.

The choice of black & white lends to a depth that couldn't have been achieved in colour; giving it the ability to impregnate the mind with memories, thus creating a personal attachment to the piece. Nevertheless, the image stands strong as a single entity; the abstraction invokes a barrier; quietly detaching itself from its viewer.

The photograph is not only visually stunning, but also successfully plays to its role: encompassing the passage of time as well as communicating privately and personally with its viewer.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Photographer
Derp.
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limnides Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Artist
D:<
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HorstSchmier Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Think you have met the theme very well !! :thumbsup:
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I'm glad you think so.
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