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phoenix failed by damnengine phoenix failed by damnengine
A photographic series I took a while ago
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:iconlykaiosisadora:
LykaiosIsadora Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
This is... so sad.

It's great work and beautiful shots.
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:iconministerofevil:
ministerofevil Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
i really like this, the idea and the atmosphere
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:icon23blackroses:
23blackroses Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
Brilliant. Just brilliant.

I love this.
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:iconblutspender:
blutspender Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
Wow - this picture is just awesome! The best Photo I have seen for years!!! :+fav:
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:iconriot-designer:
riot-designer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005
just too fucking awsome!!!
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:iconthrice2k:
thrice2k Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
you are a inspiration, your work is insane!
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:icona-single-2nd:
A-Single-2nd Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005
This is absolutely awesome, love stuff with birds, but the way you shot these pics, especailly the lighting.
Instant fav. :nod:
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:iconjaszczur:
jaszczur Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2004
lol ... amazing... colours composition idea
good work
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:iconbitterness:
bitterness Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
it's outstanding even for you
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:icondamnengine:
damnengine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, I'm planning to do some other photographed themed series
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:iconbitterness:
bitterness Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
I'm looking forward :)
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:iconthe-perfect-flaw:
the-perfect-flaw Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004
brings up emotions in me, it's very striking. the second i saw the title i expected something of this sort, but not quite so realisitc, i was quite surprised. it's photographed very well, the lighting is dramatic :) the first two shots show something promising, and then you see the third shot and a sense of forboding sets in, you know something is wrong. the final shot shows whats you have been suspecting, that the phoenix wasn't able to rise up again and failed, as the title suggests. beginning a new life isn't always as easy as it seems

:+fav: for sure!
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:iconinsektaserpenta:
insektaserpenta Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
:o Beauteous.
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:iconjlm:
jlm Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
way to go!
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
very very nice things you have taken from your archive! glad to see them!
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:iconalyn:
alyn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004
most impressive, the idea is superb on it's own, but to execute it like that is excruciatingly innovative.
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:iconyv:
yv Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2004  Professional General Artist
and well.. this is actually great. weirdly i have nothing constructive to add.
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:iconnanocore:
NanoCore Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2004
This is without doubt my favourite piece on Deviantart.
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:iconnoko:
Noko Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004
Great Piece of work indeed.
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:iconskk:
skk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004   Photographer
Chaos..

I like it
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:iconproductionistight:
ProductionIsTight Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004
holler... nice shit. loving it.
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:icondubtastic:
dubtastic Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004
needs more cowbell. :)
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:icondamnengine:
damnengine Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
You're right but I was out of cowbells, DC took them all for some reason O_o
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:iconcmckibbinphotos:
cmckibbinphotos Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004  Professional Photographer
Perfect and grungy - it's a powerful series of images.
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:iconcancer:
cancer Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004   Digital Artist
Fantastic work. The concept is one of the best I've seen in a long time, with the execution just perfect. Love it. :+fav:
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DrunkeNGotH Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
Oh god. I just creamed my pants. :+fav: I can't even begin to crit this, it's taken my breath away.
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:icondettma:
dettma Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
absolutely outstanding. the colors in this are superb. i like the way you arranged the composition as well. before i full-viewed i thought it was some sort of abstract manip, but it turns out there is actually a subject, and a good one. i like how i can sort of view this both ways. again, killer tones, textures, and composition...
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:iconspicyfetus:
spicyfetus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
thats extremely sad :(
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:iconmayalitha:
Mayalitha Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
Just love the concept! The way you've put it it's also very nice!
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:iconjorgesarcos:
jorgesarcos Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
It is fucking kickass!!! :clap:
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:iconthebeigeknight:
TheBeigeKnight Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
Symbolic.
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:iconblindgorgon:
blindgorgon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
wow
crisp graphics
verry convincing
well toned and designed
<applause>
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:iconthedyingprocess:
thedyingprocess Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
Awesome as always... could use more plastic wrap filter though. Mabye a nice lnse flare.
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:icon-jin-:
-jin- Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.....this is really deep. I am very impressed with your talent! This particular series of photos turned out spendidly.
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:iconschimpansen:
SCHIMPANSEN Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
AWESOME. brutal tech
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:iconjustinsphotography:
justinsphotography Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004   Photographer
Fantastic. Very interesting mood created. Looks like a torched bird perhaps?
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:iconacidic-lust:
acidic-lust Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Great little series. The color in the photos gives a creepy feeling.
I like the second shot, just because I don't know what the hell it is and it's intriguing.
I like the third shot because it really sets the mood for the final one.

Very nice series, cheers.
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Maedusae Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Professional General Artist
My first thought was ... Oh my god he set that bird on fire!...then I read the description. Even though you say its just feathers, the imagination really fills in the missing bird parts from all the debris. I really like the 4 panels displayed that way, altho I am not a fan of titles on art except as watermarks for web posting.

I think this is a profound piece, and very skilled in execution. The details like the concentric rings around the "nest" really add poetry: the pattern of order in nature admist chaotic decay.

:+fav:
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:iconraventhird:
Raventhird Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Professional Photographer
My god. I have no idea what it is, but it's just fuckinFANTASTIC. :+fav:, obviously.
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grimmevil Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
awesome.
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:iconsh4down:
Sh4down Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
omy :O
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:iconkriegs:
kriegs Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
at first I thought this to be another manip of yours, not a photo series. What a way you have with your style, to transend it to photography as well. Great capture in a series of events, really get to feel the falling of a phoenix feel to it. Great work!
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:icondamnengine:
damnengine Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man, I love photography, perhaps I should post it more often, but somehow because of my manipping nature I don't see a photograph as something finished (when I make them myself), odd but true.
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necrophagous Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Professional General Artist
Awesome work. Killer photos. Literally :P
I can't put my words on this one.
:+fav:
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kinnykinslayer663 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
wow...very impressive o.o
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:iconaliska:
aliska Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
Wow, that is amazing! I'm truly speechless. Original concept with great artistic application. very stylized and interesting.
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:iconaffekt:
affekt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
Amazing work... so deep. There's such a powerful message, it's macabre, but true to many aspects in life. I love how it is lain out into a series depicting the faliure at different stages, as the phoenix tries to break out but is too weak to survive the process.

The lighting gives a nice focus the rings that appear in torch light seem to surge from the egg itself. Fire in the first section gives off a quite sinister shadow... this is the stage where you expect it to then gain more momentum as the shining phoenix breaks out in proud glory but as your eye turns to the second part of the 'story' and see just a single, puny feather you can see that the series is going to take a darker twist. (I would expect the phoenix to push through beak first and spread out it's majestic wings, so to see a single tail feather (?) is quite a disappointment to what is expected.)

As the rest unfolds the effect is quite an anticlimax (to what is expected)... but there is still a powerful undercurrent.

The range of angles and the consistent but not too drastic movement from each scene gives a balanced composition which is then topped off with some nice textures used on the typo and symbol, although i'm not quite sure on the placement. I think it would have created a more effective look in a lighter area, and in the bottom panel maybe.
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damnengine Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for this great reply, you're probably right about the typo, the only reason that it's on the top is that these are actually 4 pages which I combined but I didn't feel like posting 4 photos because you'll lose the feeling of the whole again. But I might change it for this combined version. Thanks again.
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:iconaffekt:
affekt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
That makes sense I guess. :) It was just being picky though I guess, because it doesn't really detract from the overall mood. No problem. :D
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gavoid Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
Very cool!
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