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Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil


This shoot was one of the most unplanned shoot I have done this year, since I couldn't find all of the elements that I needed. Prior to the shoot, I...
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This shoot was one of the most unplanned shoot I have done this year, since I couldn't find all of the elements that I needed. Prior to the shoot, I have already bought different coloured-butterflies and my plan was to use light-coloured butterflies to symbolise "good". I wanted to create a story of a girl who chose to stay away from humanity and close her eyes and ears from “evil”, so that she will not speak ill or do bad things. Now here’s the twist, when I was shooting this I decided to use a dark-colored butterfly instead. This was because for some reason the light-coloured ones doesn’t fit the whole concept. So my thoughts were, is it really possible for this innocent girl to stay innocent? Then I played with the thought that maybe the butterflies were not there to symbolise “good” and prevent her from hearing, seeing and eventually speaking and doing bad things. Maybe the butterflies were there to corrupt her slowly. Whispering mischievous things in her ears or making her see things, which will eventually destroy her innocence. It symbolises the things we hear and see as we grow up. Let’s use media as an example. There are some people, who would argue that what we see on the telly, video games, movies etc., makes us think and act more violently. When we see evil, we internalise it, which means that it becomes a part of us. Eventually this “evil” needs to find its way out, which makes us do evil things. It’s the same thing if you eat and digest food that’s already bad or rotten. When your body starts digesting it and realises that it’s not good, your body releases it quickly.

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JohnCookPhotography PRO+
 
JohnCookPhotography January 08, 2016
This image just blows my mind. Creative style... Love your words
gracealmera
gracealmera January 18, 2016
Thank you for the kind words :)
JaydeBell
 
JaydeBell January 25, 2016
Well done with this imagine. I like how it didn't go as planned yet out of it came this amazing photo and reality of life. Well done!!!
gracealmera
gracealmera January 29, 2016
Thank you Jayde. Yes, I've it's a great feeling when things turn out to be better than what you have planned. :)
DShewmaker
 
DShewmaker January 26, 2016
Wonderful flight of fancy. really super stuff.
gracealmera
gracealmera January 29, 2016
Thanks DShewmaker :)
october-9
 
october-9 February 15, 2016
very unique!
I like it very much!
Dream2
 
Dream2 November 14, 2016
wow. good because full frame camera
john_arsenault
 
john_arsenault January 04, 2017
considering the technical execution of this photograph, and the unique perspective of it, i would have to say it is a masterpiece on all levels.
YepThatSarah
 
YepThatSarah February 15, 2017
I really like this interpretation of a classic. Beautiful use of color and theme :)
sik-life
 
sik-life June 18, 2017
I love it! The picture, the story behind the picture.. awesome :)
olivierlw PRO
 
olivierlw July 01, 2017
Well done.

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