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A photo to finish of my "academic" week :)

Titled "Waiting" #o2sphoto  
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Lonely teardrop
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I can't seem to find the post about forming a group for the 2nd week. Can someone please tell me what it is about and then add me to their group?

Many thanks,
Allan.
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Cool!!! We now have a group of 5! :) 
I have a post that I have mentioned you in that has the other people that are also in the group so we can work together! :) 
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I just thought I'd share some of my photography.

If you are wondering why a 61 year old is playing with dolls: I have MS and have difficulty moving about so the majority of my photography is of a table top nature.

This shot was taken with just the candle as a light source.

I'd appreciate your critique. No need to be gentle (my disability only affects where I shoot, not how I shoot.)

Cheers,
Allan.
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+Mauricio L.A.
Thank you Mauricio.
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Hi guys, my name is Allan. I'm 61 years old and live in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. I took up photography as a hobby just over 5 years ago. I'm looking forward to sharing this learning journey with you.
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Simple, beautiful & ad-free.
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#O2SPhotoStudy

I thought I'd do another shot in the style of David LaChpelle.
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Thank you Mauricio.
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#O2SPhoto

For the #O2SPhotoStudy project I have based my report on photographer David LaChapelle.
(The majority of this information was taken from Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_LaChapelle)

David LaChapelle was born in Hartford, Connecticut, March 11, 1963.

He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and School of Visual Arts in New York City.

When LaChapelle was 17 years old, he met Andy Warhol, who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interview magazine. Warhol reportedly told LaChapelle "Do whatever you want. Just make sure everybody looks good."

LaChapelle's work has been noted as being, "meticulously created in a high-gloss, color-popping, hyper-realistic style," and his photos are known to, "crackle with subversive – or at least hilarious – ideas, rude energy and laughter. They are full of juicy life." Themes in his art photography, which he has developed in his Maui retreat, include salvation, redemption, paradise, and consumerism.

LaChapelle cites a number of artists who have influenced his photography. In a 2009 interview, he mentioned the Baroque painters Andrea Pozzo and Caravaggio as two of his favorites. Critics have noted that LaChapelle's work has been influenced by Salvador Dalí, Jeff Koons, Michelangelo, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol.

The image I have chosen to photograh is LaChapelle's "The rape of Africa" which was in turn inspired by Sandro Botticelli's "Venus and Mars".

I have not tried for an exact copy of LaChapple's image. While I have used the major compositional aspects of of both the LaChapple and Botticelli images I have tried to concentrate more on LaChapple's vibrancy of colour and contrast with symbols. More in line with some of LaChapple's work I have tried to add in a bit of irreverant fun. The only image post manipulation was to close Ken's eyes.

I look forward to your critiques.
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Part of a larger group JP.
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This is a selfie so that you recognize me when you bump into me during the course :) #o2sphoto  
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Hi Allan
That certainly worked well. Thanks for clarifying for me.
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Feeling a bit apocalyptic.

Bag End: Beyond Thunderdome.
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Retired from real work and enjoying photography as a hobby.
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Living in Melton Victoria, Australia
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