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Shatter and Flee by GiuseppeParisi Shatter and Flee by GiuseppeParisi
Digitally Enhanced Portrait + Matte Painting Background

Matte Painting info: Model photo in the room + buildings stock images + my own stock + Hand Painting [50%]

strobist info: 1 butterlight lightning and 1 side fill.
----- Canon 580 Ex II in shot-through umbrella 45 above the model @1/1 out of the window
----- Nikon sb-26 in shot-though umbrella on the side of model as fill light @1/8
Triggered via Skyport.

Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L IS II
Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Wacom Intuos4 Tablet


See How I Made It!

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I spent the last period studying the works of Edward Hopper and better understanding the reason of his creations on canvas.
I rediscovered him being so close to my artistic taste about the topic of solitude and silence that I often portray in my photographs and matte paintings.
I viewed all of Hopper's work and I chose some to be photographically reinterpreted and digitally "extended" as matte paintings.
My main point was to develop an aesthetic and conceptual discourse that could reread Hopper in a modern and original way.
The very first emotion that the american maestro's works have always awaken in me was a huge curiosity of seeing what's "beyond" the painting, over the window or behind a street corner where his subjects are portrayed.
Sometimes I've found some paintings to bee too "tight" and I've always wanted to expand their horizons.
Hopper used to say that he painted what he was feeling, not what he was actually watching. Therefore I decided to extend his paintings and create my "landscapes", those I see with my mind's eyes and the paintings themselves suggest.
If Hopper's realism is anyway surreal for the atmosphere he creates on the canvas, I decided to portray hopper's surrealism though my digital photographic iper-realism.
My concept is to make the subjects' thoughts, fears and hopes reflect in the landscape they are beholding, as an inner projection of their feelings.
Creating a sort of dypthic "landscape-person" where the two elements do not fight each other but where each one is the creation of the other.

A big thanks to my beautiful girlfriend Federica who posed for me. <3
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:iconhigherseeking:
HigherSeeking Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
GORGEOUS
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Laxmi-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, beautiful view from window Oh yeah. Yay. Good for you. 
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DARSHSASALOVE Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wooooow !!
love it 

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:iconnicky6949:
nicky6949 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great Awesome
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:iconpjenz:
pjenz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredible art, the details are amazing, :glomp:
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inkmlab Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow amazing !
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:iconinsmouthfishperson:
InsmouthFishPerson Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Writer
"Know what? Imma stay inside today."
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:iconmizth:
Mizth Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! looks great! :)
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b13visuals Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant...
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:icongiuseppeparisi:
GiuseppeParisi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconcsnyder:
CSnyder Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
so serene dispite whats going on outside, love it
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:icongiuseppeparisi:
GiuseppeParisi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks buddy
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:iconcsnyder:
CSnyder Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
welcome!
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:iconwhitewinged:
whitewinged Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Amazing work!
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:icongiuseppeparisi:
GiuseppeParisi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconnataly1st:
Nataly1st Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Awesome work!!! :clap::hug::heart:
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:icongiuseppeparisi:
GiuseppeParisi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Grazie!
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Star-Grace Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
I don't feel qualified to give you a proper Critique on this, but I will say how much I like the "emotion" captured in this. And the writeup you gave on Hopper was very interesting, enough that I want to research him a bit! Back to the emotion portrayed: She appears to have found a place - however small- where she can find some solace and peace -- even though the scene outside her window is pure chaos.
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GiuseppeParisi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much for your beautiful comment, I appreciate it and I'm glad I got to stir up those feelings in you.
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R4VEST4R Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
simply amazing... one of the best works of art i have ever seen on this site! i even watched your video on the making of it... are you going to school or have already went to school for this? or did you just teach yourself?
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:icongiuseppeparisi:
GiuseppeParisi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm self taught and I'm a professional. Thank you for your kind words :)
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R4VEST4R Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you dont mind me asking... how long have you been doing this? your insanely good...

and cheers :D
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GiuseppeParisi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
it took me a couple of weeks including the concept creation, the recorded video covers 15 hours of work
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i really enjoyed looking at this, before AND more after i read your backgrounds on it. i love the plain but subtle concept of the scene outside being a creation of her and not just incidental accompaniment like she's just there watching it.
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GiuseppeParisi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for taking time to read my concept and better understand my work. I appreciate that.
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, lots of great artists on here don't know how to also talk to their audience and offer depth and technical details, so i appreciate you making that effort.
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GiuseppeParisi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know what you mean, mmany people here think they're gods and don't even think or bother to reply to a comment. Shameful.
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
agreed. :/
have a great day!
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work as always, my friend! :)
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GiuseppeParisi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you dear Ju
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Ryugexu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
She looks so oddly calm about it, like "Oh, look, the world is ending..."
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:icongiuseppeparisi:
GiuseppeParisi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
as I wrot in the explaination of my work: the landscape surrounding the subject are a projection of their inner feelings. She's the one who's destroying everything, wanting fo "shatter and flee" that city.
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Ryugexu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Yes. I meant that I like it. It is well-expressed. :)
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Secr3tDesign Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WOOOW !! It's fantastic art :clap:
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GiuseppeParisi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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Secr3tDesign Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very welcome ;)
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