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Why Apples by pt-photo-inc Why Apples by pt-photo-inc
This is a commissioned photograph i did for the model that appears in the picture. She wanted something completely different- and i have to admitt this isnt "perfect" but this is one of my first attempts to allow the muse of David La Chappelle flow through me! There are actually only 4 real apples in this picture... find them and you get a cookie! This picture was taken on a roof top in QUEENS, NEWYORK on my trip there a week ago!


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UPDATE JULY 5TH 2009
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I appreciate the feature and how many people it brought to my page but let me just say... This image is what started my career. I took it with a POINT and SHOOT KODAK EASY SHARE camera while in new york with someone that had liked what i was capable of doing with just a point and shoot. She paid me so i thought "fuck the vacation... lets make some money" i was not yet passionate about the art of photos. BUT, it was the catalyst to get people talking about me and my work.

Since then I have had a world open up to me and I have been able to do a CD cover and booklet for VIRGIN RECORDS and even gone further with my career. This image means the world to me and I am glad some of you like it and the rest of you, I agree it needs work. I said that myself when i posted it. I see flaws all the way through it BESIDES the fact that i took it when I was still using an EASYSHARE camera and had NEVER USED lighting equipment or a professional camera or anything.

it was a turning point for me and I hope you can appreciate that as i do. If you are weighing it out as an image that holds its own now? no. I dont think it does that.
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Given 2009-03-13
Why Apples by ~pt-photo-inc "A perfect deviation, the concept of raining apples works so well with the beautiful colours and awesome composition. Amazing." ( Featured by orangefruits )
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RaurenRed Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most Painful rain ever >.<

But it's awesome!! :D
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:iconspontaninous:
spontaninous Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the first sin! eating that apple!
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:iconalygatorleigh:
alygatorleigh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
i love it
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:iconabsent-melody:
Absent-Melody Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks like it was a lot of fun to shoot.
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MarvaraTorrent Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Loved It.
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:iconfullmoon3512:
Fullmoon3512 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love apple themed photo's
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:iconmisschocolatelover:
MissChocolateLover Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
awesome (:
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:iconitsonlykatrina:
ItsOnlyKatrina Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Photographer
this reminds me of a book I used to read when I was younger :) Ten Apples Up On Top
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:iconjakelikesapples:
JakeLikesApples Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Yum apples!^^
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:iconmarleen77:
Marleen77 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Lovely picture! It looks fresh agains a warm rooftop :)
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:iconrenaissanceangel:
renaissanceangel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
omg, where are those 4 apples!! i want a cookie :3
but wow, i love your idea <333
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JustSimplyaGirl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009   Photographer
Hi! I featured this great manipulation here --> [link] with a link back to your page and the original work of course. :aww:
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BlueAngel271183 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! You are featured in my journal [link] ! Hope you don't mind! :D
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CrystalPanda Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing!
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:iconmleczko:
mleczko Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
meaningless, not my cuppa' tea really...
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jessica94ere Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
why comment if you don't particularly like it? it's like taking a bar of chocolate off someone when they offer it to you, then go and put it in the bin. :|

i personally love it - everything surreal and/or abstract is nearly always amazingly unique.
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mleczko Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
exactly because of that, and just because somebody is giving me a choco bra to try it, is it better to lie and say 'awesome' or simply tell the truth?


do i have to be amazed just because someone did something? and if there is a commentary section, why i can't say out loud i dislike it?
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mleczko Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
i think it was a Jay Leno who said that 'maybe America's "you are the best" attitude isn't really the best one. Cause we do develop ourselves only trough the striving to perfection. If you believe that your journey is finished, then you are finished :)


Happy Easter :P
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jessica94ere Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
ahh, ok, yeah you've got a good point there - sorry.

no, you don't have to be amazed... your comment just seemed a bit sour when i read it. again - sorry.

happy easter. x
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Scarlets-Garden Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would have liked the quality to be slightly better, but I still enjoy this greatly.
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lost-perception Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
If Sir Issac Newton were still alive and here on deviantart I am sure he would comment on this one.
Very cool concept
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Morraha Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Oh this is fun! I like it so much.
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MightyMousee Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
nothing special
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student General Artist
the four closest to her feet!! :D
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ProlixBlonde Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
This is amazing. Just a little bit of magical realism to it, I love it!

How do you come up with your ideas? I'm a photographer myself that's trying to branch out and be more creative - do some stuff kind of like this. Any suggestions?
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theEinME Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Photographer
brilliant!! i love it
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:iconlady-succubus:
Lady-Succubus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with the title. ^^

eyra
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Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Ah I see what you did here. That background graffiti didn't really say Buck did it? Very good. At first I had to wonder who Buck was but then I realized what graffiti usually says.

oh yes the falling apple effect is good though somehow there are elements I find a bit off. I kind of expect there to be motion blur for the apples falling. Not only that but apples hitting the ground would break open and make a big huge mess. Unless they were made of plastic or something, which is what they seem to look like here. Then the lighting seems off on quite a few of them but I will hand it to you, you did better than most people would for so many objects that aren't really there. Blurring them for the background worked well since a people doing this for the first time might not think of that.

Overall this is a great pic and the idea really is something different. I like it!
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RobinClone Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Very unique and magical. Well done! :heart:
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:iconbluei16:
bluei16 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
is it me or the apples are fake?
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student General Artist
no no, he said in the artist commentary that only 4 were real :)
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bluei16 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Then this is a photomanip. I think it removes a lot of credit from the artist. If it were shoot with all the apples falling down, I would've said it was amazing. Being the other way around, I don't like it that much since there is a lot less effort in it
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student General Artist
no no, i think he was implying that the ones that are tossed and in the air are PLASTIC imitation fruit. as in, they're all still thrown/dropped, but they don't splatter and bruise when they hit the ground. that way he could throw and toss multiple times to get the "just right" shot wihtout needing a thousand apples and having to clean up a big mess each time. i've seen a LOT of plastic fruits/foods etc. that look SOOO real. this def wasn't manipulated, just that he wasn't throwing REAL apples ;) only 'fake' part about it. does that make sense?
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bluei16 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Oooh I see :D. Srry, it makes sense now. Well, in that case, this is a really excellent picture and absolutely deserves a DD :)
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carvingbackbone Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Student General Artist
yes, yes, i TOTALLY agree :aww:
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NidadiN Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
I *think* I found 2 real apples...lol. Great shot.
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arhcamt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
:love:
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Fire-Cracker-LuLu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow very nice
i think you picked a really nice location for this piece
a roof top is most deff the best place lol
wow though if only four are realy you got me on wich ones are the right ones
you did a fantastic job with them
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jessizxz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student General Artist
cool.!
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nnq2603 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Why Apple? Plz use Windows or Linux :iconappleplz:
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ciel-de-noir Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Apple a day keeps the doctor away? Not in this case!

Sorry, I will stop trying to be witty. Great photo, great editing work.
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Silverblade-kun Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
They look like Franco Sarto shoes...

The name of the picture is so wonderful for it. =)
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tom-torture Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009   Digital Artist
oh wow i love it <3
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dreamylittlethings Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see that the one closest to her foot is real. Also the big shiny one down in the left hand corner.
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y-b-normal Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
This makes me think of Renee Magritte . It's awesome!
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Victor-Araujo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
awesome i love it good job
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zentenophotography Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
gr8 idea!
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like this photo. makes me feel happy for some reason
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TerraofDarkness Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
That's so cool. Only four real ones? Wow.
Heh, you took it in my city!
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:iconraequiem:
raequiem Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Why apples? Because they are DELICIOUS, that's why!
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