Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
September 13, 2012
Image Size
5.5 MB
Resolution
2510×3765
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
6,635
Favourites
403 (who?)
Comments
27
Downloads
134
×
be a body by NikolasBrummer be a body by NikolasBrummer
    I close my eyes until I see
    I don't need hands to touch me
    be a body

    I lean on walls until I stand
    I touch my face with my hand
    be a body


    - (by grimes)
sometimes a melody can hold your reality, your world ... this one holds mine.

(day twenty-five)


preach it; our art is free - join THE ART WARRIORS
photography & edit (c) me
model: myself.
equipment used: canon eos 1000D & canon 50mm f/1.4; tripod
facebook fanpage

    do not use my photos without my written permission!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconlovemereally15:
lovemereally15 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like this!
Reply
:iconmt-000:
MT-000 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
i love that song too.
Reply
:iconneverlandwanderer:
NeverlandWanderer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow powerful
Reply
:iconmiligamma:
miligamma Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
symbolic and sensual work. You have great model ^^
Reply
:iconmaybe-paper-hearts:
maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Photographer
featured! [link]
Reply
:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
thank-you! :aww:
Reply
:icongmotier:
gmotier Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Like others comments here, I really like your sad eyes
Reply
:iconlone-wolf1991:
lone-wolf1991 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
beautiful
Reply
:iconarterifik:
arterifik Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
a million words have been said without using any vessel of speech.
Nice work.
Reply
:iconbeaucyphre:
BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Writer
On September 14th I shared this picture and wrote on Facebook:

I'm just totally impressed by another photo by Nikolas Brummer, and I tend to call it one of the best portraits ever made not just by him, but by any artist in the world. I can imagine it on the cover of every magazine, every CD, digital music release and on a billboard for a movie release - but he made so many great portraits of himself and others by now that I won't do him justice to rave about this single one.

This is another place, and because of artists like you I'm glad to be still here on deviantART. I don't know the song, but I try to imagine it:

"I close my eyes until I see
I don't need hands to touch me
be a body

I lean on walls until I stand
I touch my face with my hand
be a body"


Now I listen to it.


And that's why...

Ich habe nachgedacht über so vieles von dem, worüber wir schon geredet haben, und ich frage mich gerade, was davon ich hier schreiben kann. Aber du bist mutig mit deinen Fotos, mit Bildern wie diesem, und es wäre feige, mit Worten zurück zu stehen. Be a body... - vielleicht ist es ja nicht mehr, und vielleicht ist es auch nicht weniger. Etwas sein, das wirkliches Wissen hat - wirkliches Wissen; nichts Antrainiertes, nichts Erkauftes. Ich glaube, wir dürfen keine Zeit verlieren.

There's a world inside each and everyone of us, and we hold the keys to a mystery within our biological systems. These keys are made to open doors, secret portals that are leading into a lot of worlds: Strange, beautiful, dangerous, but always adventurous worlds.

Du weißt, wo ich das her habe. Und du weißt auch, warum ich gerade jetzt daran denke. Wir haben alle das gleiche Blut.
Reply
:iconabeautifulbeat:
abeautifulbeat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
You are so inspiring Nikko, the lyrics get to me. :nod:
Reply
:iconquigleythecurious:
QuigleyTheCurious Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful!
Reply
:iconrayrei707:
rayrei707 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It reminds me of people pulling at you in all directions...but never lose focus of who you are and who you become. Your work is stunning and you will be going places with it so stay the course :-)
Reply
:iconveiled-bride:
Veiled-Bride Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:O you got a lip piercing!!
Reply
:iconzeldahatter:
ZeldaHatter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
>.>....<.<....(slides my hand in there) lol XD nice!
Reply
:iconbeachelf:
beachelf Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
:icondennisblakeplz: Awesomeness!
Reply
:iconthe-neon-affairs:
the-neon-affairs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There is an authentic sadness in your eyes. It truly is beautiful; the sadness. All of the hands are yours...that's insane. Makes me wonder how difficult the shooting or post editing of this was with the variation of the shoulders everytime you moved your hands. You are insanely awesome.

-The lip ring suits you by the way. :P
Reply
:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
you are a lovely soul. I can't put into words how your comments make me smile each time, but they do on a great deal.
maybe sadness eventually isn't just something we carry inside of us.
Reply
:iconthe-neon-affairs:
the-neon-affairs Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
...You mean it is something built inside us?
I am glad that my words bring some sort of happiness to your life. c:
Reply
:iconelinsphotography:
ElinsPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is lovely! :clap:
It reminds me of mental disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar, like the loss of control. What was your aim to portray?
Reply
:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
well, it is not just really one thing. I guess it is that all these hands kind of push and pull me ... yet it is nothing more than my own hands. I influence myself so to say. I hurt myself and I comfort myself. the general idea of "i" and "me", I guess that was my aim. :aww:
Reply
:iconqthor:
Qthor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
you sir are amazing
Reply
:iconcrispych0colate:
CrispyCh0colate Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
der ring an der lippe sieht übel cool aus! :O
und geiles konzept ^_^ genau mein geschmack. Dein gesichtsausdruck is auch genial!
Reply
:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
ich antworte sehr spät, ja. aber ich wollte dir nur sagen, dass mich das freut. dass es dir gefällt. das bedeutet mir was.
ich hab dich lieb. :heart:
Reply
:iconayane-neko:
Ayane-neko Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I love the concept, but I have to say it's a little creepy ^^;; hands that way......
Did you recruit 6 of your friends for hand model ? I bet it was a silly moment
Reply
:iconnikolasbrummer:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
no ahaha, it is all my hands. I just photo-manipulated that. :aww:
Reply
:iconmaybe-paper-hearts:
maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Photographer
fascinating concept, great work!
Reply
:iconperifae:
Perifae Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this! Very expressive!
Reply
Add a Comment: