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Jun 15, 2010, 7:06:10 PM
things you dont have to say by SabrinaCichy things you dont have to say by SabrinaCichy
i promised something powerful. full of emotion and beauty.

this awesome girl is anna a good friend of mine. she lost all of her hair because of a sickness named "alopecia areata". i swear she's the most beautiful girl without hair i have ever seen in my whole life :heart: i'm so happy that she was willing to shoot with me and i adore her for being so strong and confident. :huggle:

OMG :heart:!!!!
i got a DD on this deviation! :heart: thanks to ~LexDiana for suggesting me! =DDDD omg i really can't believe! my third DD!!!!!! :heart: :heart:

more of anna:


Cause they can't hold you
And they can't hold me
And they can't hold on

To what they can't believe
And they can't hold you
And they can't hold me
And They won't understand 'till a blindman see

I know you're strong
My beautiful one

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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-06-23
" A photo of strength through the purposeful sharing of vulnerability. " -LexDiana

things you dont have to say by =suicide-bee ( Suggested by LexDiana and Featured by PurpelBlur )
I have seen many kinds of bravery in my line of work; silent, outspoken, forbidden, hushed and a couple more. The model in this photograph struck me as the kind of person with the best kind of bravery, in my opinion, confidence, self-confidence. You can see it in her expression, you can sense it in the action she's taking right in the moment of the shot.
It's very interesting that you chose black and white for this photograph, the emotion just emanates without the need of color whatsoever. The bit of light that hits directly on her is necessary to show what needs to be shown.
She's taking off the hair that's not hers', so to speak. She's showing us another side of beauty, she's definitely gorgeous and uniquely portrays the fact that every person makes and has their own beauty traits.
Perhaps, I personally can't really critique this piece the way you want to, not having the condition this person has but I do recognize bravery, confidence and beauty when I see it. Even with her eyes closed, we can take a peep at her true, clear and beautiful intentions.
Great Job.
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first of all; i dont text this because ur on of my best friends but i really gotta say something to this image;
this one really took my breath away, it is so deep and u really can feel her "pain" in here and how she deal with her destiny. I opened this picture on my computer and i really needed to stare at this one about 5 minutes because it really took my breathe away. the make up is also a good choice and well done (dont forget to name the awesome bracelets) at this point haha. This image just shows how talented you are. anna is amazing.
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imsoLOUDitsweird Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Photographer
you should tell your friend that i haven't looked at the other photos that you took of her yet, but that i think she looks beautiful right here with out the hair. a lot of people dont look good bald but she looks beautiful.

you also did a really good job on this photo. its a great angle and shot.
dream0writer7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Alright! Props to your friend for doing this! I have aa too and within the past year, I've lost all my head hair. I would really appreciate it if everyone would not assume that hair loss is cancer! I'm 22 years old an I have older women coming up to me, explaining how hard it was for them and that I will "make it". I then have to tell these amazing women, that alopecia areata affects my body hair and my psyche. That's it!

Now don't get me wrong, I could never be as brave as to be a "proud baldie", at least not yet - so please! Please everyone don't judge by appearances alone!!!! Alopecia looks like side-effects of radiation and chemo, but its not!

Alopecia ia an auto immune disease. Where the body attacks its own hair follicles. Essentaly meaning our hair is an "enemy". The fall out is individual and unique to each person as is the age of development. I've had it since I was 3 - and only recently became completely bald.

Sorry I'm ranting. Just please remember that going bald is an amazing thing for a woman to do because hair is so sensitive to us, but please don't compare to the troubles of someone suffering from cancer.

But I completely agree with the daily deviation award! " a photo of strength through the purposeful sharing of vulnerability!" Couldn't be anymore right!

Thank your friend, anna, for me - she's amazing and I hope one day I could have the courage to go out without a scarf or wig!

Sorry I ranted.... ^^;
the-rainbow-robot Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student General Artist
It gets easier. And it is a bit nerve racking to go out bald for the first time. I completely understand the cancer bit though. It's such a sad state and I feel horrible for anyone with it. I barely have the strength to go out with aa, let alone cancer.
SabrinaCichy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
:huggle: powerful words, thank you :)
titemay Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Ohhh so touching. My friend have the same disease. Thanks for your so talented good work
the-rainbow-robot Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student General Artist
OH MY GOSH!! I HAVE ALOPECIA AS WELL!!! This is such a beautiful picture, pass on my best wishes for her please. And I offer her support or just someone to talk to because it's hard. I've had it for almost 8 years now.
SabrinaCichy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
abcdefoxx Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed this piece is 'powerful. full of emotion and beauty'! :clap:
I whish her that she gets well soon, if this sickness is curable..
MikiyoOo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hab das gefeatured ^^ -> [link] :heart:
jfett69 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
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