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Absinthe by impureacts Absinthe by impureacts
Part of our Consumption series. Inspired by Oscar Wilde "After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world."

Also see the corresponding video:


Thanks to a wonderful team: photographer-Jason Mitchell; sets/retouching-Stacey Ransom; hair/mua-Mill u Ranon; wardrobe-Meli Innes-Brown; model-Nicole Start; first assist-Lauren Stocker; art dept-Rachael Nichols, Mike Boyd Williams, Tyler Murray
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:iconama10wen:
ama10wen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
I love the gritty feel and complexity of this shot.
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:icondreamsinstatic:
dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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:iconvillenueve:
Villenueve Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconrosecs:
RoseCS Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
beautiful!
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:iconmrhg:
mrhg Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love this! After the Montmarte bacchanal!
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:iconcriaresonhar:
criaresonhar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Beautiful... it is like a painting, baroque, nice colors and background elements
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hi there,

I love this photo and it is featured in my latest journal: [link]

:heart:
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:iconoulaloum:
oulaloum Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
i really enjoy the aesthetic it expresses, at first i questioned the positioning of the head a little to the right instead of the center, but after a second reading i preferred the "hips in the middle" approach. (not sure that i would marry her, though, and it brings a strong resemblance to my own room....)
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:iconmissi-alicja:
missi-alicja Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! This work had been featured here: [link] :)
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:iconmissspitefire:
MissSpitefire Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
WOW that was the first word that came to my mind when i saw this it is absolutely amazing
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:iconolivier-ramonteu:
olivier-ramonteu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
incredible work. the movie is just perfect and i love how you manage the light
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:iconloveofthedark:
LoveoftheDark Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god, I have an art crush. These are absolutely genius!
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:iconimpureacts:
impureacts Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sweet! Hope you like the film as well.
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:iconillusiveblue:
IllusiveBlue Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
i think i am in serious danger of falling in stalker-love with your talent - awsome work as always! :heart:
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TooLost Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I love it!!! great great series! :clap: :clap:
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:icononionring:
onionring Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Great Pic. I'm just overwhelmed. This is fantastic and so captivating.
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Flyy1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this deviation in my journal...
[link]

Hope you don't mind.
:)

Only drink I can't hold down... :)
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BetweenAsleepAndWake Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the concept and the quote from Oscar Wilde that inspired you.
The mess in this room is so cataclismic (don't know if that's really a word, but it sounds good)... anyway, it feels like the model is part of the whole, instead of the room being a background for her. I like that. It feels like she belongs there. May be because what she wears and the make up also make her look almost unreal.
Anyway, I love your photograph. I think it will provoke something in the mind of all the viewers. Whether it is negative or positive.:)
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WildRainOfIceAndFire Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
:iconcitamichan::iconheartbumplz::iconcitamichan:Featured here: [link] ! :iconcitamichan::iconheartbumplz::iconcitamichan:
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ReiraSuperstar Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
No, like...seriously...this is incredible. Did you actually build up the set as it looks in the photo or did you add *some of* the objects in PS?
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:iconmishelangello:
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Magical!☆♥.*☆ღஜღ☆♥
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:iconflesh-cladmonster:
flesh-cladmonster Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
It reminds me of the film "Moulin Rouge". Very detailed.
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mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hi!:wave:
You've been featured in this news article --> [link]
Cheers!:tea:
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:iconterguam:
terguaM Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Gorgeous!!!
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:iconlily-m:
LILY-m Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
good work!
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:iconrobin20leung:
robin20leung Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Kudos to the Project Designers, Make Up artist, and of course to the Photographer :) good good job! ^^
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:iconyakkingyetis:
yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
its like an oil painting :heart:
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:iconmom-the-bomb:
mom-the-bomb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Every attention to detail it seems here. Great work.
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:iconnin0rr:
nin0rr Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
this picture is aaamazing i love your ideas
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:iconnunolimaphotography:
nunolimaphotography Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
all photo is amazing.

the expression of model, the light, the scene, contrast and color.

congratulations
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Alex-dan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What a great set of photos!!!
:w00t:
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Cattyn20 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work. There is so much to look at. I really like how there are little bits of bright colour. The blue around her eye, the green in her glass, and the orange on her skirt. ^_^
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:iconpamba:
Pamba Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifull!
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:icondeaddoll00:
deaddoll00 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is just very, very beautiful. There is something to look at no matter where your eye wanders. Lovely work.
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:iconimpureacts:
impureacts Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Sweet. We plan to keep pushing ourselves down this twisty path.
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tronik808 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
as i drown myself in jade juice dreams,
the green fairy walks with me,
she whispers things that make me scream,
some foul french poetry,

as i dance macabre an emerald queen,
i spin like a whirling dervish,
others frown at this crazy scene,
disdain i dont deserve it.

this verdant drink,has set me free,
with it wormwood tainted visions,
what life i've left i give to thee,
one last total submission.
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:iconimpureacts:
impureacts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
well spoke
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:iconpaparoachie:
Paparoachie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
i think its a great picture! great pose of the model and well it is busy, but i guess it fits perfectly (or maybe it is because i also like chaotic things XD). I would have loved to see a bit more of the photoframes on the right, it would also have placed the model a bit more in the center by doing that (the left side is great as it is though!) But yea thats just a really small point of critique which isnt bothering me at all, but it might make the picture even better!

anyway i think its awesome!
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:iconimpureacts:
impureacts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Cool and thanks. It is full AND empty and the little things that are left out are just as important as those that are left in. I'm glad it sucked you in.
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:iconlosalamos:
LosAlamos Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
soo amazing!
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PETRVS-SECVNDVS Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009   Interface Designer
I can't stop looking at this deviation, there are so much great elements. Beau travail !
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:iconimpureacts:
impureacts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Huzzah!
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:iconbellsonvellmont:
bellsonvellmont Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
there is too much going on in the picture to focus on the girl.
the colours are spread out everywhere and its a bit messy.
i do like it but the girl needs to be more focused on rather than crowded by objects that block her.
i can see what is happening in the picture though and its great :)
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:iconimpureacts:
impureacts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
word ... the business is part of the point in that the room is being itself consumed. The relative darkness is somewhat dependent upon viewing angle and OS of choice. With too much crammed in the lower part of the "knee" (not her's but the exposure kind) I would fear it getting too muddy and the room just appear dirty. Perhaps I should just say "squint to taste"! ;-) heheh
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bellsonvellmont Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
haha.
im glad u dident get mad at my critique. i thought of it as too harsh, but i was speaking my mind and i thought that i would do you good by speaking the truth.
it is a good picture though:)
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:iconimpureacts:
impureacts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
No worries. Art is subjective and that's part of what makes it cool.
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:iconjesscapologist:
jesscapologist Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
This is amazing!
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:iconimpureacts:
impureacts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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