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Another one from my assignment in school, it's a campaign against violence
First part: .White heart.


The black hands are the hate that makes people implement violence. With this photo I am trying to show how it could be like when you're caught in the grip of hate. When you're dragged into something you don't want to, something that you know you'll regret later, but can't do anything to stop.

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© Josefine Jönsson 2008
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KittenDiotima Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016   Artist
I have been in this place, and it feels just like this, trapped, frightened, no where to go.  I really like how you used a padded wall as background, and how the way you positioned yourself with the hands is mirroring a strait jacket - it shows the insanity in which you are trapped in these situations, and how it drives you insane.  I don't think a person ever fully recovers after experiences like this, coz once you've been touched by madness, it stays with you.  At least, that's how it feels with me - like, i'm getting better, and getting over it, but i know that "getting over it" will be a life long process, and there are no easy way outs or quick fixes.  The stark contrast between the white and black really create an intense mood, and the fact that we can so easily see the spinal cord almost makes it seem like the hands are ripping you apart.
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edjaz123456789 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
amazing!
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:iconjosefinejonssonphoto:
josefinejonssonphoto Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks! ^^
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MeanDarkSmile Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome I love this
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MusicalFish Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
wow i love this!! ^^
it works on soo many levels :D
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torijayphotography Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This, as well as all of your work, is just breathtaking.
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ThePillowGrabber Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always loved this picture since the first time I saw it. The 4 hands look so real (in the sense of being there at the same time, which they aren't, I know). And we just want to hug the character and console her, despite the irony of her already being embraced.
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SoraLove Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! :wow:
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josefinejonssonphoto Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks!^^
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Vekica Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Student Interface Designer
your art has been featured here [link]
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lhizette Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
great work.

i also think the black hands are representative of selfishness.
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HaveYouGotItInYou Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
This is so beautiful. I love the symbolism, too :)
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PerformanceShot Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
your work has been featured here [link]:la:
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Sara-Disastrous Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! te phot is great =D
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josefinejonssonphoto Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks^^
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Sara-Disastrous Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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:iconleonies:
Leonies Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
i love this photo(even if i want to interpret different than you, so that it go with my feelings..)
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:iconjosefinejonssonphoto:
josefinejonssonphoto Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
how would you interpret it? :)
thank you!
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Leonies Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
well, i hope i can tell you that, because my english is soooo bad:P
when i saw the picture i thought about beeing inprisoned in the own body which covers the soul.about hating this cover and about wanting a cover that represens the feelings and personality.
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ThePillowGrabber Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Whose second pair of hands are those? I love this shot.
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:iconjosefinejonssonphoto:
josefinejonssonphoto Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
My own, it's two photos in one. ^^ I added the lower hands from another shot
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:iconthepillowgrabber:
ThePillowGrabber Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice photomanip. :)
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LILY-m Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Delightful work!
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josefinejonssonphoto Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks^^
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totalfuckingdarknexx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Student General Artist
Väldigt snyggt gjort!Du är otroligt duktig!
det är alltid kul att hitta någon från sverige här^^:P
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josefinejonssonphoto Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hehe ja^^
oj, tack så mycket!
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ElyaThorn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009   Artist
Great concept and very very well done! I love it!
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josefinejonssonphoto Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Glad you like. thanks^^
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Romston Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Emotions and expressions !! Delightful !! :D

:clap:

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I linked your picture to this page for you to get more fans and more buyer :)

I hope you'll enjoy,

If there's something just tell me ! :)

Sincerely yours,

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maajsy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
men, jag som kommentera på engelska, så är du från sverige xD iaf, jag gillar verkligen dina bilder ^^
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PureSadisim Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Amazing..:heart:
What you said is a 100% true..
though self-defense requires some form of violence..until peace is restored and the attacker is stopped..
And I hope all the wars in the world will be stopped and peace falls among all nations..
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XenoPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
very amazing, the best artwork ive seen in your gallery. :D
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elict Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
*shivers* This one scares me a bit, and since I'm guessing from the Artists Note that the feeling of darkness and doubt is what you wanted to share, I think you've done yet another amazing job. I'm proud to be and to say that I am a countryman of such an outstanding your photographer :heart:
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ortegacartel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
omg <3
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Otech Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Mycket snygg. Jag gillar känslan i fotot. Bra jobb!
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josefinejonssonphoto Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
Tack! :)
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kiynley Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I must fav it *___*
I like how u show the feeling. Gr8 :)
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valkyrian Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
i totally love your concept!!!
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goschika-dreamt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Ooh. So creepy.
I love the feeling of entrapment created by it.
It's. Perfect.
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xjuulia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
och,you're a god! *___*:heart:
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Aypeus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Featured here: [link]

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:iconwerwin:
werwin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist
this is so beautiful!! awsome work!
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VigoGirl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
too skinny :(
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:iconjosefinejonssonphoto:
josefinejonssonphoto Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
I love being "skinny".
:)
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Asilentdisasterr Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008   Photographer
I understand. And this picture is amazing.

<3
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josefinejonssonphoto Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
thank you^^
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solstraale Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
It's the image in everyones brains, of being captured, very beautiful.
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EverAutumn Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008   Writer
Very powerful, I love it
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funny-berry Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
cool shot
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josefinejonssonphoto Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
thank you^^
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