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The Search for the Tree with Hands - photo by Dennis Spielman

The Search for the Tree with Hands

The Search for the Tree with Hands - photo by Dennis Spielman
A brand new photo from my Self-Shot Series. The foggy weather this morning inspired me to make this today.

Deeper Artistic Meaning:
Searching for some mysteries will require us to look away from our cell phones.

Behind the Photo:
For this image, I took over a dozen photos, one for each hand, and not every photo ended up being used because of placement overlaps. I did manage to get 10 hands coming out from the tree.

Important Meeting

Important Meeting - photo by Dennis Spielman
Important Meeting
An important meeting is being held to discuss the future, with the sharing of conflicting ideas, action plans, hopelessness, and the possibility of a brighter life.

Deeper Pretentious Artistic Meaning:
The Adventurer wants to go, go, go! There are places to explore! People to meet! Things to uncover! Adventure and a better life is out there! We just got to go! It will find us or we will find it! Let’s go!

The Writer wants to plan grand stories. There is a whole universe of characters, places, and stories that needs to be shared! The 16th Phoenix Universe is so beautiful!

The Professional wants to accomplish goals and achieve dreams. Synergy, networking, professionalism, and making things will (somehow) make us happy! There are question marks in his outline and seeks advice to be better. Kaizen – keep improving!

The Day-Jober wants the feeling of hopelessness and being trapped to vanish. However, he knows he is the only stable one making any income for the group. He’s exhausted. He feels defeated, but sits with the group in hopes of “Adventure” and “Telling Stories” and “Great Accomplishments.”

Behind the Photo:
This is my first Self-Shot Series I’ve done with my Panasonic GH4 camera and it’s been a couple years since I made one of these. One of the cool things I was able to do with my newer camera was I was able to use my iPhone to control it and get into place in a more natural pose without having to run from pressing the timer button. Out of the self-shot series thus far, this one is the more emotional photos for me as it does convey my internal struggles of creativity and success.

Horror Movie Night

Just a scary movie night with my selfs.

Deeper Artistic Meaning: There are horrible things in life we witness. Either we cover our eyes, enjoy popcorn, or cause the nightmares.

Behind the Photo: It’s been several months since I’ve done one of my self-shot photos, but I still got the skills. There’s consistent lighting and smooth cuts.

A Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my Mom today. I created this self-shot image for her.

Dark Self Risen

My Dark Self has Risen! It is battle time!

Deeper Artistic Meaning: Sometimes our greatest enemy is our dark self. Parts of us are blown away by its might, but more parts will fight the good fight. Don’t give in. Keep going.

Behind the Photo: I’m really proud as to how smooth all of the selfs blended in. There is only one very tiny mistake with the lighting in this image. Can you spot the issue? The sun moved by the time I took the self-shot of the red shirt self being blown away.

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