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The Advent of Man by yori1976 The Advent of Man by yori1976
Part of the series incorporating my DD At the End of The Fourth Day …two days later Man shows up, but in this image we are still on day one!
The theme in all the images is Man's effects, mostly negative…

Come second in the book of Genesis - God has just separated water from the sky, however, in my version Man has already seized control of both. Not necessarily a good thing?!

The rest of the Genesis Series:
Day 1 - Light - …and then there was…
Day 2 - Water and Sky - posted as Imminent Disaster
Day 3 - Celestial Bodies - posted as A Small Step...
Day 4 - Trees flowers and insects - posted as At the End of The Fourth Day (This image was actually created before the series, and not used in the final series due to its flatness. The image used was not as good, in my opinion, but I will post it one day...)
Day 5 - Birds and Mammals - posted as PEACE (not)
Day 6 - The Creation of Man - posted here!
Day 7 - Rest Posted as Day Seven - Contemplation.

For more about the series - Click here

Technical:
To make this image I used a doll's severed head I picked up when some kids discarded it, and shrunken heads (I'm not sure they are real) my parents picked up in Ethiopia 50 years ago. I painted a background, and took everything outside, to a rock I liked because of the moss.
I started setting the composition, and when done, I waited till dark to set up lighting. An amber gel on the main light (left) gave the "last light" feeling, while a bluish gel on the fill light (top right, near the camera) gave the bluish shaded areas. Some Polaroids were used for balance and exposure, before the final shot on 4X5 film. The transparencies and prints have some more shadow detail, which was lost in the scan unfortunately.
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Manlarr Featured By Owner May 9, 2008   Photographer
I love your work but I don't see it as negative, more as accurate truth.
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yori1976 Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
Alas, but the accurate truth has negative connotations, unfortunately for a few billions on this little blue dot... :)
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:iconioanabranisteanu:
ioanabranisteanu Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
ypeee so glad to see you're back with new stuff :dance:
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:iconyori1976:
yori1976 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Professional Photographer
Actually, I'm back with old stuff...
I don't seem to get around to new stuff :(, but I appreciate the support!
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Imp-Act Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
very creepy (in a good way) :)
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:iconyori1976:
yori1976 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Professional Photographer
That's my basic view of people's interaction with Earth...
Thanks!
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icemother Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
sinister!
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:iconyori1976:
yori1976 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Professional Photographer
Indeed - meant to be! =D
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