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anorexia by NikolasBrummer anorexia by NikolasBrummer
    you can never be too thin.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-08-12
So many people have suggested this to me over the months that I've lost track who actually came first. However this amazing piece deserves a Daily Deviation for its clever concept and message and I simply will say Suggested By Many
anorexia by =NikkoTheNerd ( Featured by Kaz-D )
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I love the intensity here. The play of light and shadow. The anger and the frustration is apparent. As I look at your work it reminds me of my frustration with my body. I think at times I want to grip my self in this manner. I don't think the impact would be as illustrative if this image was done in colour. The use of gray scale here was very appropriate in this instance. I also like the clarity and sharpness with a neutral gray background that will not take away from the subject. I rate this 5 stars all the way. :huggle:
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122 out of 133 deviants thought this was fair.

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This image creates such an impact on the viewer. The way the hands are positioned on the body in its gripping manner, like it is trying to pull the flesh off. I'm sure many can relate to this concept - the feeling one gets when they are unhappy with their body. The black and white tones go perfectly with this mood and the contrast between the background and the subject just makes it all the more intense. It would not have been more profound had the face been included. The face being cropped off just brings the viewer to focus on the main subject. This is a wonderful piece executed brilliantly, not to mention, really thought-provoking and emotion-stirring. Well done!
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180 out of 186 deviants thought this was fair.

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Alveregn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Be careful. I nearly died of it. Couldn't stand upp without passing out. Just a small thing as changing the channel with the remote control was to exhoustin(how ever you spell that). Could not watch tv only listen to it becaus I couldn't keep my eyes open in the light. Had to lay in complete darkness
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Alveregn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Had to take blod samples 4times a week to check my elecrolytes bc I nearly died
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beachelf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
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beachelf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
:icondennisblakeplz: Awesomeness!
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AletheiaLi Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
this is really strong and emotional.. and sad..
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waterangel17 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I understand now.
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Sallyboujedli Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm anorexic and this photo evokes my thoughts..
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nDurlie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hy! Thx for the thinspiration!

I've made my own version of this picture: [link]

Hope you like it.
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powerboy13 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
This is how I feel I look like in the mirror.
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Street-Boy-Russia Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I am anorexic and I feel as if you have captured the meaning of it in this one picture.
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
that's probably one of the greatest compliments one could ever receive; of course it's not a positive thing, but still, maybe that makes it realer. I hope things are starting to get better for you, even though I know it's almost impossible ..
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sumaya06 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thats amazing....no need for words the picture says it all. WOW!
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Slacker3 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfection!
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ThetaSigmaPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
I just came across this. I love the concept and the shot. I have worked with my own body in shots that show this same type of torment. One I think you might like is this one.
[link]
I did an entire self nude series that dealt with strong emotions not unlike that which is conveyed here. Just wanted to say that I love this piece and thank you for sharing yourself and your emotions.
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I really enjoy your piece, such a strong emotion captured!
and thank you for supporting me, I really appreciate it. :)
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ThetaSigmaPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks. I am glad you enjoyed my piece. Hopefully as much as I truly do appreciate yours :)
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Ashdancer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   General Artist
I think what I like best about this photo is that you can't really tell the gender of the model. I've had two friends (one male, one female) who've suffered from anorexia and they'd gotten to the point where you pretty much couldn't see any difference between their bodies anymore.

I also find it incredibly pathetic that I look at this photo and realize that, on some degree, I want to look like that again.
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
I never thought about it from this perspective, especially because so many people talked about "the boy shown on this picture", and since I myself modeled for it, I always saw the boy. But now that you are saying this, it changes everything for me and it appears ... well, genderless to me. if that is a word.

and I know that feeling. but no. I think it's something we all have got to fight.
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Ashdancer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   General Artist
Glad I could give you a new perspective. I have a lot of respect for you for taking this photo. (It's incredibly untrue and unfair when eating disorders are labeled as "girl's problems".)

Also, I sort of featured the photo here: [link] (If that's a problem, I'll take it down.)
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CircusLaugh Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I CAN! :)
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
:p
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CircusLaugh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
:P
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SeasonsChange158 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
It's sad that after all this time the first thing that came to mind when I saw this picture was how much I wish I was the skinny. But anyway it's an amazing photo and it's very emotion, especially for me.
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Oh, don't let these thoughts get you down. You don't want to end like the person on this picture, you really do not. But stay strong. Thanks a lot for your words!
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DevissiTRHW Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This was featured around a year ago and I remember so clearly my morbid fascination when I saw this. I've been trying to re-find this for a while for a project in english and I'm so happy I have. Also, thank you for putting this image out there so everyone can see it. When I was searching for this picture I could remember it so clearly, because it had stuck in my mind, always there, always lurking. So again, thank you for contributing this piece, it is very very powerful.
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Thank you for your lovely words, I really do appreciate it a lot.
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LisaCheesa Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woa! Das ist aber schon ziemlich dünn! :omg:
Wenn ich mir die Frage erlauben darf: bist das etwa du?
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Ja, bin ich. :)
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LisaCheesa Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bist wirklich ganz schön dünn!
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BubbaJoseph Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Photographer
I weep for this person! I weep because this disorder is so unnecessary. The few pills I take each day keeps me outta this Hell, an gave me my life back!
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
:thanks:I hope you are up well and things have gotten a lot better. All the best!
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Hannah3Noelle Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
so amazing <3
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Leichenengel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Die DD ist ja mal voll verdient :nod: Ist das ein Model oder bist das du? Ist die Message im comment Sarkasmus oder die Meinung desM odels/deine eigene? Fragen über Fragen...
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
:thanks: vielen dank. das model bin ich und der artist comment ist das zitat aus einem video auf youtube, das heißt "don't die for a diet". das video war so ziemlich der auslöser für dieses foto.
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Leichenengel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
uhh wenn das du selber bist dann bist du ja noch dünner as du eh schon aussiehst :faint: Nicht gesund :no: sowas von nicht gesund - soll ich dir n paar Kilo von mir abgeben? :lol: Jetzt da die vorherigen Fragen beantwortet sind stellt sich mir die Frage ob du natürlich so dürr bist (Gibt ja Menschen die können fressen wie die Scheunendrescher aber es bleibt nix hängen) oder ob du wirklich an Magersucht leidest oder gelitten hast...

Nein ich bin nicht neugierig :lmao:
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Ich hab meinen Bauch eingezogen, deswegen sieht es auf dem Bild sehr sehr dünn aus. Und meinen Körper gestreckt. Ich bin sehr dünn und hatte schon oft Probleme in die Richtung, aber ich würde nicht sagen, dass ich jemals unter Anorexie gelitten habe. :)

das ist schon okay, einstein hat gesagt, er hat kein talent, nur große neugierde. sprich, neugierde ist nicht schlecht, keine sorge. ;P
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Leichenengel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha ja ich verstehe - eigentlich müsstest du einer von den Kerlen sein die unbedint zunehmen wollen und wenns nur Muskelmasse ist. Ich kannte mal einen der war auch son Strich inner Landschaft und der kan essen was er will und nimmt nix zu, deswegen hat er angefangen inne Muckibude zu gehen weil ihn das angenervt hat, dass er so dürr is ^^

Und was die Neugier angeht - Es kommt auf die Neugier an - wissenschaftliche Neugier ist sicherlich selten schlecht aber seine Nase in anderer Leute Angelegenheiten reinstecken ist zuweilen tödlich ;)
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Ich halte nicht viel von Muskelmasse und einen stählerem Sixpack, wirklich. Ich find es viel ästhetischer, einfach nur ein breites Kreuz, einen flachen Bauch und jetzt nicht Spindeldürre, aber auch nicht wie augespritze Arme zu haben. Also kümmerts mich jetzt wirklich nicht sooo. :shrug:


naja, ich hab nichts dagegen. würde ich es nicht mit dir teilen wollen, würde ich es einfach nicht sagen.
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Leichenengel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich bin jetzt auch kein Fan von Sixpack oder noch üblerem Bodybuilding - vor allem Frauen die sich so dermaßen trainieren, dass sie mehr Muskeln haben als alles andere finde ich gräßlich. An Frauen sollte zwar schon was dran sein aber dazu zähle ich kein sixpack *grusel*. Was männliche Ästhetik betrifft bin ich ehrlich gesagt etwas überfragt bzw habe keine große Meinung darüber. Ich habe kein persönliches Problem damit wenn Männer oder Frauen sehr dünn sind ich finde es nur irgendwie angenehmer wenn man nich jede einzelne Rippe zählen kann. Ein Kerl darf auch gerne n bissel was auf den Rippen haben, vielleicht sogar n bissel moppelig sein - es kommt immer auf die Proportionen an. Das Ist bei Frauen genauso. Es gibt sehr hübsche moppelige Frauen und es gibt welche da siehts einfach nur verboten aus. Jede Figur hat ihre Vor- und Nachteile. Solange du deinen Körper so mögen kannst wie er ist und nicht mit Gewalt (im Sinne von Anorexie) etwas daran veränderst ist alles okay ^-^ Und nein man(n) muss nicht wie Arnold Schwarzenegger rumlaufen :lol:

Es hat schon Leute gegeben die fanden mich aufdringlich weil ich mich für ihre Belange interessiert habe :D
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Eben, ich denke, genau das ist der Punkt. Solange man mit sich zufrieden ist und dieses "zufrieden sein"-gefühl nicht erzwingen musste, solange ist es gut und in ordnung so.
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thluvr Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Simply amazing. i used it for a school project for a poem about a boy just wanting to be a perfect boy's clone and wasting his life trying but failing
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
thank you! :aww:
oh, that sounds good. are you satisfied with the outcome?
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thluvr Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
if you wouldn't mind looking at it :) [link]
i was i just my teacher hope my teacher liked it as much as i did
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
I think it is very good! :nod:
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thluvr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
thanks
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Image-heart Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Self-hate!! I think you have captured the intrinsic emotion behind all eating-disorders, so perfectly and succinctly. Well done!
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
thank you so much!
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kossaban Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Well, this is a love-hate relationship with me... Still, it's a great take!!
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