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May 8, 2012, 1:00:12 PM
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Struggle by eXeArt Struggle by eXeArt
Struggle

Model : Pak Mat ( Charcoal Worker ).. 78 years old
Location : Kuala trong, perak, Malaysia
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Given 2012-06-09
The black and white contrast in Struggle by ~eXeArt is extremely striking in the powerful accentuation of every detail. As a charcoal worker in Malaysia aged 78 years old, Pak Mat's 'Struggle' is so very poignantly captured here. Without a doubt, this is a piece that really asks for you to dig deep, and, perhaps, to empathise. ( Featured by 3wyl )
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gingado Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Featured in my "PICTURES OF AN EXHIBITION 2013 - PART II"
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augenweide Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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beachelf Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Awesome! :iconsquee-loveplz:
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TinasArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
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:iconnox149::iconnox150::iconnox140: I feature you in my Journal ;) hope you don't mind :dance:
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EchoesofLucidity Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Powerful, demanding, and exquisitely composed. The balance is perfect or the emotion of this picture. I love it! It reminds me of my grandfather when he would come home from the coal mines covered in black. He would cool off a little and then go out and work the family farm before coming in to bathe away the filth of his daily endeavors to provide for so many. His exhaustion would finally take its toll on him as he sat down with a whiskey and coke to eat his fill before the evening news and bed. His eyes would hang, his brow would furrow, and the lines of his face grew so long with his weariness.
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RosleinRot Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   Photographer
You've been featured in Finding Beauty Vol. V! Please fav the journal if you like it! :heart:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :)
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little79bear Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, congrats on the DD. This is a great portrait but I guess you already know that. The cigerette smoke on the black background (especially with the dark tone of the rest of the portrait) works really well.
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gundreamalita Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have done a fantasy painting inspired in this work. Thank you!

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kokinomala Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
great capture:)
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tsheva Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This, is a very cool shot.

Grats on the DD!
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WasteOfAMan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:O The level of detail is bewildering!
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harimau-apa-kucing Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
awesome
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elrubio03 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Very very nice.
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WidoPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Excellent!
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thedizzyplop Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Amazing work i think the black and wight adds depth so much better than it in color
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Azzeria Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Absolutely stunning b&w!
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jusk2ru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How did you make this effect? ...did you use silver chemistry on your negative...or something 0-o ?
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ludovitNASTISIN Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy s.it, this contrast is perfect, so is the smoke, great photo
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antillanka Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
this is incredible!! and he looks so much like clint eastwood hahahah!!
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yozegami Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
very powerful! nice impact ;)
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FOOLY-COOLY Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student
This is GREAT.
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EvEniNgMiSSinGKittY Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely awesome
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PavelZakarovRomanov Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW.
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Sstonedrac Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
That`s powerful
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ElegantFaith Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012   Writer
This speaks so much. Great shot.
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level-0ne Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
perfeect !
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Janid Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great impressive portrait. Beautiful tones
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moon-monsters Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's like I can see all the years of hard work and struggle written on his face and in his eyes..
Impressive work man. :thumbsup:
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Gevio Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
this is awesome, really one of the best photos I have seen on DA lately,, I love that contrast, the expression,, that super detailed smoke! my congratulations for the DD :D
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STACIEJONES Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Great work! This would be me if I were black......and 78
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GoldensandDoodles Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the contrast. It brings so much more to the picture.
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FoolsGolde Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
very intense and emotive :) great compositon too!
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Haggus44 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
NICW
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Striking indeed.
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WhiteRaven270 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist
a really strong expression!
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eXeArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thanks
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Holophite Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012   General Artist
Amazing photo!
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eXeArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thanks
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mrshendersonpresents Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Incredible textures and tones, great work
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eXeArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thanks
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cseprem Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
kick ass work dude..
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eXeArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thanks
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fotojak Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent portrait :D
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eXeArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thanks
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xOronar Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! Stunning photograph! :aww:
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eXeArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thanks
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junkyardjewelry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Stunning
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