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compulsive buying by garrit compulsive buying by garrit
there are times in our life when you seem to wander through dark valleys. you long for a ray of light to guide you out of darkness. light that warms and comforts you. we go out having fun and drown our lives in alcohol and trifles. but after all those defeats there are moments showing us a warming ray of light means more than anything in the world. cause those are the moments that count in life ...

life is like a compulsive buying, problem is that we buy most of the time the wrong things

I asked natashalyonne to write some words: "i don't know what to say but.. it was worth the dirt exhaustion and uncomfortable poses. i hope garrit's as satisfied with the results as i am" I AM! More than 3 days she lived in a world of dust and shards and gave me always a charming smile. Beauty is power, a smile is its sword. She's really a wonderful person.

Each loving comment is for you. And you deserve hundreds. Thank you, natashalyonne!

technical: leica r9, 100 mm telephoto, iso 100, kodak elite chrome, scanned from dia, no editing

update: to avoid misunderstanding ->life is like a compulsive buying. The compulsive buying, symbolized by the shopping cart brings us time and (time) again to those places where a sunbeam more matters than articles of clothing from gucci, armani, etc. Hence the saying -> "life is like a compulsive buying, problem is that we buy most of the time the wrong things" In this moment, the person makes the right choice, she choose the light, an elementary requirement -> silence, safety and warmth. The person on the photo isn't the ware, she's the consumer in a life time compulsive buying.

Thank you natashalyonne for the remark :hug:
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byalicia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
i love this! beautiful photo!
xxcaramelxx Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Awesome :)
AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
The light in this on is purrrfect! It gives it a holy touch, which contrasts a lot with the industrial background. :thumbsup:
kriezna Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
i like the concept...:love:
elolitta Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Student Photographer
wow :o
TabeaBorchardt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
Technisch: einwandfrei. Mir persöhnlich: gefällt es sehr! Die Idee: Der Stimme ich gänzlich zu! Grade heute habe ich in einem nicht ganz aktuellen Stern einen Artikel über Markenmode für Kleinkinder und Models zwischen 4 und 8 Jahren gelesen. Und ich bin wirklich sehr in ein ironisches Lachen verfallen über soviel Oberflächlichkeit und falsches Glück nur weil man Gucci trägt. Somit, kurzgesagt: One of the best conceptual pictures i've seen here browsing trough the wide wide world of dA!
drizzlingdecember Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
to get some... have to give some... even if u r the consumer... :) loved it..
AnnSophie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
i havent seen something as amazing as this in a long time. :wow: honestly, its amazing :heart:
kitkatpaddywack Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
god, that's beautiful
MrsFubar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Great Shot the light is perfect :)
yogibear93 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
spelling, sorry, my bad. concept with a "c".:bounce:
yogibear93 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
great consept and shot. so cool
vieveila Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
Just wow!
truly amazing work!
Dasmiere Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the contrast between her and the whole of the image. I really like the colour of her dress and the stray sunbeam. Kudos! ;}
oceanicsilent Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
verbs-n-nouns Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
the only thing i didn't like was how her feet didn't limp at all like the rest of her body, as if she were holding them up
-xades- Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
that is absolutely fantastic!
iamthemonkeyhead Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
How beautiful. The image you say has no editing? It looks so painted. I love that.
VisualOrgasmClub Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
:damphyr: Hi! Magnificent work... Defenatly a fav in my main gallery. I have created a high quality and advanced technique photography only club . Do you wish to submit this piece to the club gallery? Many thanks for the time and keep up the great work.

Rock--Angel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: :worship:
PhilipMatthews Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Loved the tones, the strong contrast and the concept! Simply a great work! Congrats :+fav:
siulzz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
Caranyy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Wow, what a gallery you have here! o___O
Wandering all of those ideas.
So lovely work! Maybe I'll have to watch you :p

And what about this photo, aww. The feeling is something so humm.. creepy. Yeah, love it!
blackandwhitesong Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
wow. i get it.. amazing..
Paulitta Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
T.T this is kinda strong for a girl to see ... I do love shopping :cries:
psychomelodramajean Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006   Photographer
Ah! this blew me away!
such a great concept combined with an amazing photo.. great work.
erikendres Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
:+favlove: This work was just favorited by the phavorite phreak! :dygel:
erikendres Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
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erikendres Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
oops... um, ignore that...
eeron Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
:wow: such a powerful piece. This really stikes a chord having just been shopping in Beverley Hills, LA. I'm shocked by the lifestyle out here - so selfish and bizarre. Compulsive buying is a good name for it :nod:
spinklefinkle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006
What a stunningly beautiful photograph you have captured here. The way the ray of light hits the girl looking for that light to bring her out of darkness.
Such a powerfull image and description.
TheViolentTango Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
lovely lovely enviroemnt and i like how the light is shining on here<333
Panic-Balcony Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006   Photographer
Amazing picture..
Frog3D Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
haha u killed her and put her in a shopping cart XD
7182 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
What a wonderful idea :o I love it. +fav absolutely.
Tentation Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006   Photographer
:clap: amazing
dotmlk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
how much is she?
siestas Featured By Owner May 21, 2006
amazing :)
pinaymixedchiq Featured By Owner May 16, 2006
I really love the concept. Awesome :D
Culturesafari Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
Psy13 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
wareWolfVampire Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
I love this.. i love her hair..
devianb Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
I have never seen a shopping cart with that particular design. Very interesting picture.
thatstarvingartist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
this is insanely gorgeous
ResidoLancin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
How you get this idea? You're a genius!

telltalehearts Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
could you make a print of this please? I am really touched by the fact that this really made reference to the importance of life and the simplicity, ironically, to the relentless impolsulive and completely unsatifying behavior. The answer really is a cup of tea. The answer is a nap in the warmth of the sun. Thats where Im at right now. This picture is beautiful.. the concept is beautiful. I would be elated to put in on my wall.


(ps, I have no recent work on this account, but I will be changing that soon if you want to have a look in the near future)
non-emo-vampire Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
This is just BEYOND amazing!! I love it!! :clap::glomp:
ictenbey Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
JustCallMeFuma Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
You and your shopping carts...not that they're not awesome!
amistix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006   Photographer
i am not only in love with the photo itself, but with your words that back your photography up. Beautiful job!
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