Manson's Son (violence/swastika depicted)

Discussion in 'Dark Side Gallery' started by Trenton Romulox, Jul 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Trenton Romulox

    Trenton Romulox TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Messages:
    2,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maine
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    If a moderator sees this first shot and feels as if it should be removed due to the swastika, feel completely free to, I'll completely understand. I am not racist, I am not a nazi, I am not against Jews, or any particular group of people, I am simply trying to evoke as negative an emotion as possible whilst showing that this character, myself as model, is meant to be a second-coming of Charles Manson.

    One:
    [​IMG]

    Two:
    [​IMG]

    Three:
    [​IMG]

    Four:
    [​IMG]

    So, yeah, comments and critique appreciated. Thanks for looking.

    Peace.
     
  2. DarknGorgeous

    DarknGorgeous TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I love #3 Haha
     
  3. Cameron Cushman

    Cameron Cushman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    # 4 for me is great
     
  4. Tyjax

    Tyjax TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Messages:
    483
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Akron, OH
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Push the edge. Edgy, disturbing, I think you just made art. That being said the blood looks like it was after shot addition. If not fine. In these sorts of exposures I would expect blood to look almost black.
     
  5. The Dread Pirate Robins

    The Dread Pirate Robins TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Johns, Portland, Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I think you hit something. I found them kind of disturbing in the way I find art depicting violent subjects disturbing. (Not objectionable or obscene, mind you, just disturbing.) In other words, I think you got the effect you were looking for.

    I think the bit of underexposure and graininess on some of these is perfect... it kind of takes me back to those few instances in my life where my adrenaline hit and my vision and shapes went into sharp relief suddenly because someone threatened violent action towards me.

    Excellent!
     
  6. Trenton Romulox

    Trenton Romulox TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Messages:
    2,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maine
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The blood totally was an after-shot addition, haha.

    You want me to push the edge more?

    ...

    Good, I am really, really glad someone said that. I want to push the edge more, and I have ideas on how to do it, but I'm just waiting for the right moment, man.

    Thanks for the comments.
     
  7. Trenton Romulox

    Trenton Romulox TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Messages:
    2,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maine
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks, man. Much appreciated. I'm glad you think I hit the target I was aiming for. I'd like to think that my photography transcends a few styles, dark-ish being one of them.

    Thanks for the comments.
     
  8. Chiller

    Chiller Mental case

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Messages:
    9,736
    Likes Received:
    271
    Location:
    F@cking Hell
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    :thumbup::thumbup: No Offence here at all. I like what you have here, and you did it 4 times. :D My fave of the lot is 3, and I cant explain why, just sort of hits me the most.
    One of the things that I really dig about you and your work is you are not afraid to push buttons. I hold back a lot myself, so, Im guilty there. You went through a lot of detail on these and it pays off man. , one reason is a lack of models, and time. :grumpy:
    If I were to nitpic..just the blood, like was mentioned before. Other then that....Very excellent stuff.
     
  9. Roger

    Roger TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Messages:
    1,579
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Avoca Beach, NSW, Australia.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    excellent stuff, I would also go with #3 as the pick....it has an air of tension and the cyclops look is great. Also the cartoony look of these is a fantastic treatment, which for me makes the 'afterthought' blood perfect. Shades of Sin City here mate, good work.
     
  10. rubbertree

    rubbertree TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Except for the blood, I like the images, especially the harsh lights, the shadows, the graininess. I'm not a fan of #1 for some reason. Can't really put my finger on it but when I read the title and opened it up and saw the top of that first image, I nearly laughed. Over the top? I dunno.
    My thought is you should not depict "Manson's son", but rather this is excellent as your own new character. He looks like a character in a new horror/slasher/torture movie.
     
  11. The Dread Pirate Robins

    The Dread Pirate Robins TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Johns, Portland, Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hey, wait! Didn't you try to beat me up near Portland State University in 1991? I thought I recognized you!
     
  12. spiffybeth

    spiffybeth TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Messages:
    3,671
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    its nice to see you posting again. welcome back!
    i like 3 and 4
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

www.swastika sexy.com