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Given 2012-08-02
Freedom is Slavery by ~nickdul is a thought-provoking ambrotype on clear glass. ( Featured by RockstarVanity )
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Zereverefano Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this... is so... powerful.... you should get a Rolls Royce for this
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TheFanFicAuthor Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the reference to 1984. Excellent picture.
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nickdul Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thank you all :)))
I had left behind my profile for some time, as you can see :(
But I'm really happy that someone brought an old image back to life.
So, yes - the image is wet plate collodion - the scratching I did in a drunken bout of anger, because I didnt like the image '. Since it turned out well, I decided to keep the concept and finish what I had started writing'. It was a sort of eh, whatever sort of thing really.
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Grimreaper52 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
War is peace,
Freedom is slavery,
Ignorance is peace.
1984
Awesome.
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LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
So, did you use a wet-plate process?
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trancer4e4life Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Genius!
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zombiesplice Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Writer
its awesome :O
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angelbaby606 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Interesting subject matter. I like how the king is the focus in a small depth of field, making the 'slaves' part of the scenery. I think the subject matter would have been more enticing if the phrase "'Freedom is Slavery' do not stray or be punished" was not included. These words tell the viewer what to think about the piece and don't allow them to figure out what it means for themselves. This shallowness usually creates a barrier between the viewer and the piece. Because the piece is saying "this is what I am" instead of "figure out what I am".
I find the small writing "1984" on the bottom right draws the viewer to the novel without the phrase. So those who have read/know about 1984 will get the reference.
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BrokenHAX Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Can't White chess pieces and Black chess pieces just get along?
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i-do-enjoy-music Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to read that book this summer for AP English...I guess it wasn't too bad and this portrays the Party's slogan quite well...good job :3
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magic6jewls Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Writer
Oh my gosh... George Orwell, 1984...
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Crystalicious3 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist
wow!
great and awesome artwork
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Image-not-available Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, just, Wow.
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EquineLover12 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1984.
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AKsroa4a Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Writer
What's an ambrotype? :L
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StormFromtheSea Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some interesting thoughts flooding my mind from the caption, highlighted by a nice image. Wonderful!
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angeljunkie Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Photographer
This is really beautifully done. Great execution of the concept.
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MissNoko Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Reminds me of 1984 by George Orwell!
This is a very well excecuted piece, the focus is
perfect and the caption really makes you think.
Congratulations on the DD.
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MissNoko Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Oh I didn't notice the 1984
in the corner! Good job!
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ectoquest Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm going to hell for this... but wouldn't that mean "arbeit macht frei"?
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Tauris-Drakkuss Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Ironic...?
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Ra1nDanc3r Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Photographer
~super-coca-cola, I concur
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Jack-The-Writer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Do you know that the quote is from 1984? And is that 1984 in the bottom corner purposeful?
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MatthewMatters Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
The entire quote is a reference to a book called 1984. It's a brilliant piece really.

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Jack-The-Writer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:facepalm: I've read it. Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, and War is Peace.
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MatthewMatters Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, and this piece is a reference to the book. And thus, so is the "1984" in the corner.
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sar-the-scare Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Photographer
I'm sure it was intentional.
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Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Are we really so different, even now?

The odd one out is always ostracized.
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Gel-Diaz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice concept! Democracy/Freedom also has its own prison bars!! well like most things.. Like the grey background with the chestboard.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In obedience we are free.
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ApocalypseBiscuit Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
1984?
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CrashBoxRewind Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The title of the book the quote came from is 1984.
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ApocalypseBiscuit Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I thought so. I read it before. Just got it mixed with Brave New World which is almost the same.
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MiikuuMcFluffybutt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to agree
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A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Such a well done piece, with great focus and a shallow depth of field. Great literary allusion too.
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Design-smith Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah nice one!
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HiddenLions Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the concept. Very true...
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Jay-R-Took Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD!
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AmuletStar Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just reading this book, amazing image.
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Lady-Akeru Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That quote in "1984" is frightening and you made it more shocking.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting concept - congrats on the DD
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Partial-Credit Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece can be interpreted in a few ways. I find that ambiguity interesting. Great photo!
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EstrellaDelVenice258 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A powerfull piece.
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Seykloren Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Congratulations on the DD! This is a great piece of art,seeming so simple,but it is actually very powerfull
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pinkhannah Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Nice
:)
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Battle-for-the-Sun Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Photographer
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH


:heart: Oh, God, how I love that book...

Awesome photo, by the way! Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! Very well deserved :)
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BlueDemonX Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Damn. Am a bit ashamed I didnīt recognize the sentence right away. I wouldīve with "War is peace" though xD
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Lady-Akeru Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it too, even though I'm on chapter 2 lol
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Ophiguris Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
This shot is so interesting - it doesn't even look like the white pawn is ON the board O_o. . .
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InPBo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
that moto... it remebers me 1984 ... its amazing :D
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