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Kill the Lights by petebritney Kill the Lights by petebritney
Self Portrait

To set the tone, at the time of the photo set i was listening to this song: [link]

[Since this has now become a 'Featured Daily Deviation' i thought i'd share a little more detail about the photo.
It was taken on 31st October 2008, Haloween night to be exact which i spent alone in my house all night. I had been in hospital the previous days for panic attacks which left me almost crippled at the time and was not able to go out and celebrate the festivities.
So everything about my emotion in this particular photo is true to form: the anger, the pain, the annoyance at the fact i couldnt go out and party, For me, they 'killed the lights' haha no actual pun intended.]

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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-03-02
Kill the Lights by ~petebritney is a wild-eyed, contorted image that speaks to a purely emotional reaction, leaving the cause of it in the same shadows that cover much of the model's body. ( Featured by wynnesome )
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Mistress-Maria Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
sexy
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skijor-foto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Love shots that show some kind of emotion. love it!
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KatieIrvine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this piece! :D I think it's very striking and powerful, and you did a terrific job conveying the strong emotions in the description. :) (Also: You're pretty attractive, I must say... :blush:)
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Toolcaptain69 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Lock all the doors, kill the lights.
No one's coming home tonight.
The sun beats down and don't you know?
All our lives are growing cold, oh...
They bring news that must get through.
To build a dream for me and you, oh.

Locked in a place where no one goes.

They ask no quarter
They have no quarter.
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charity--x--turkula Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i absolutely love this.
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:iconpetebritney:
petebritney Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
thanks ! its one of my personal favs
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:iconsimonisthebeast:
SimonistheBeast Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
"Mr. Photographer, I think I'm ready for my close-up
Tonight, make sure you catch me from my good side
Pick one, these other hoes just wanna be me
Is that money in your pocket? Or ya happy to see me?

Kill the lights!
Take 'em out, turn 'em off, break 'em down
Kill the lights!
Don't be scared, make a move, see me now?"
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
:D *dances*
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ShellyBean91 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
wooooow. wow.
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:iconpetebritney:
petebritney Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
hahahaha thanks
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:iconmimi-lolacute:
mimi-lolacute Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry to hear someone like you had to pass through such horrid situation, so here:
:hug:
I like this photo because, although the general composition of it is perfect, I like the emotion conveyed in it, one as viewer can almost feel it, and that's important, the feeling. You're awesome at this :)
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petebritney Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
thats life i guess , id go through the bad situation all over again to get this photo :)
and thankyou , im glad you can feel the emotion behind it , it was the most important element of this photo !
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mimi-lolacute Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It was and is indeed :D
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birdofdecadence Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Cool.
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petebritney Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
:)
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:iconregah:
Regah Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
It's still effective...even today
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petebritney Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
:D thanks
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:iconregah:
Regah Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
You are always welcome.
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mkrjr247 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
GORGEOUS photo. Enough said. :)
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:iconpetebritney:
petebritney Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
:D THANKYOU . enough said
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:iconmkrjr247:
mkrjr247 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
;) you're very very welcome. You're such a perfectly striking subject for photography. Keep up the good, beautiful work! I'll be watching :)

-Mark!
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petebritney Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
thankyou mark :)
just had a glance at some of your works and i love the use of words featured in it - that was something i used to be fond of doing whilst at school . hope you continue to enjoy !
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:iconmkrjr247:
mkrjr247 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
!! thank you so much! That means a lot coming from such an original artist on here that I've been a fan of for a while. =]
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:iconpetebritney:
petebritney Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
i thank you for gracing me with your works as i have been able to show you mine :)
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:iconmkrjr247:
mkrjr247 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I'm flipping through your gallery some more, and I have to tell you, I'm becoming insanely inspired to do some more in-depth and personal photography. I have a feeling I wont look HALF as good as you do doing it, but oh well. O:)
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petebritney Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
my goodness do , im so glad i can inspire you like that , its very heartwarming :)
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Noradrenaline-photo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010   General Artist
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
thanks ! :D
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frankkkkk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
this is awesome <3 lovely shot
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:iconpetebritney:
petebritney Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
:D thankyou !
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ValentinaKallias Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Hi:)

I featured your image here:

[link]

feel free to visit, but there is no obligation:)
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:iconpetebritney:
petebritney Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Of course i'll visit ! haha Thankyou so much
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ValentinaKallias Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
this is really fantastic !
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:iconpetebritney:
petebritney Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
thats so nice to hear from an artist i consider to have such a high standard of work like yourself :D
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Skysage Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
This is awesome! And panic attacks...AUGH. They really suck. I hope that you can party this Halloween!
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:iconpetebritney:
petebritney Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
i better :D im going as . . .


photos to come ;)
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Skysage Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
XD
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juniortidus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009   Photographer
i loved *_*
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:iconpetebritney:
petebritney Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
:D
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DevilofDiamonds Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist
A...Beautiful deviation.
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:iconpetebritney:
petebritney Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Why Thanks :D
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Em-j-akahana Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may i draw this if i reference it back to you?
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Of course :] Id be honoured.
Could you please send a link so that i can see the finished article?
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Em-j-akahana Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course! i wouldn't dream of anything else ^^ i'll need your expert opinion :) I'll be using it as reference for my character 'Dontas' so i hope i wont disappoint you by altering it slightly.

the lighting and the pose is just perfect for him, its all just too beautiful to pass up.
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petebritney Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Im sure you'll do me proud :) Cant wait!
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ALeeTPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow that is a truly incredible shot. well done
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:iconpetebritney:
petebritney Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Thankyou so much :)
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SolitaryMist Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
This photograph is heart wrenching and full of anguish! You did a wonderful job of capturing such strong emotions. The twisting and contorting of your body made beautiful shapes and lines in this composition. Stunning shot!
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