you just see what you want to see

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depends on which side you want me to show.
depends on which side you make me show.
depends on which side you wanna see.
depends on which side is my real self.
depends on who I wanna be.
depends on you.
depends on me.

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  1. Pelegrinus 63 months ago | reply

    Such a profund commentary on our contemporary understanding of the human self and its worth. Can we capture who someone truly is on a photo? Can we even begin telling the story about someone through capturing light reflected on the visible area of their being and then manipulate it on order to show it to others? Can we share our story through a picture? I think we can. You are doing it in this picture. Not the whole story, but still a significant glimpse. There is mystery here, treading the landscape between the visible and the unseen and how they intermingle in the art of photography.

  2. anoldent 63 months ago | reply

    Excellent work. Very thought provoking reminder that neither image presents reality, merely momentary captures of reflected light.

  3. BekonTM 61 months ago | reply

    v.cool concept

  4. Marko Bizarro. 59 months ago | reply

    great concept! l would stay with both :) despues de todo sigue siendo la misma alma :))

  5. diefinny 39 months ago | reply

    great work!

  6. Karissa&Chemicals. 38 months ago | reply

    i did i shot just like this haha.

  7. Darlins Photography 35 months ago | reply

    du schaust immer total toll aus!!

  8. oracularowl 32 months ago | reply

    I adore this.

  9. ys112358 30 months ago | reply

    “Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.”
    ― Friedrich Nietzsche

  10. Beth Radons 30 months ago | reply

    you look beautiful either way. great photo!

  11. flytrue2 28 months ago | reply

    and a moment came when she first began to suspect her own beauty. She selected a mask of artifice and quietly disappeared behind it for many years, often forgetting it was there at all.

  12. Escap1ngReality 27 months ago | reply

    Makeup only emphasizes your natural beauty. You wouldn't be able to look like that on the left if you didn't have what's on the right. Both sides are beautiful.

  13. hedgewytch 27 months ago | reply

    photoshop - as that is what that is. not makeup - is Evil. You look gorgeous in the first one. by all means use make up if you want to but photoshop presents a fake reality that the vulnerable are brainwashed to believing is some perfect and what they have to strive to be.
    Be yourself, be that person in between, be what you are comfortable with and what the friends and family who love you see in you.

  14. Tori Toguchi 27 months ago | reply

    On Tumblr, someone wrote:

    While doing my daily roaming on Tumblr, I came across this picture. My first thought about this picture was that it looked amazing. While scrolling through the notes, the first few comments I read were about this picture was about how “make up does this to people” or “this is basically how every girl looks like”. Seriously? Has the society and the culture blinded you so much that you’d make a bias comment make up differences? I don’t understand how people can be so shallow that they can’t see the beauty from both sides of the face. Supposedly, because she wears make up, she’s ugly. Or because she doesn’t wear make up, she’s ugly. This world views such things in a black and white perspective. I say both sides of the face is gorgeous. Focusing on the left side, her make up radiates her beauty. In other words, it’s complimenting her facial features. Her skin gives off a warm glowing tone, her brows and lips are full, and her eye make up brings out her blue grey eyes. Focusing on the right side, everything is natural. There is no shame in the uneven skin tone. There is no shame in the bags and lines under her eyes. There is no shame in in her unfilled brows and her natural lip color. The beauty about this is that they are not flaws. We are brainwashed by the media and the culture about how to define beauty that we overlook what beauty really is. If you compared the two sides and said one side looked better than the other side, then I feel sorry for you. You truly don’t understand what makes both sides beautiful.

    And I like-love both sides.

  15. [ a Nuclear Disaster ] 26 months ago | reply

    Great work, i like the idea :)

  16. Caitlyn East 21 months ago | reply

    This is actually the most striking photograph i've ever seen. I stared at it for 60 seconds, in awe. Beautiful and amazingly brilliant.

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