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my eyes


" These eyes have a story to tell...
They have learned so much, seen so much joy, so much grief.
These eyes have known the heartbeat of love, a line that divides, made of blood.
These eyes have been filled with oceans of truthfulness,
and the depths of beauty that lie within the silence of despair.
These eyes are reaching out to touch. Do you see them? Hear them? "

(Many thanks to everyone once again for your tremendous support
and overwhelming response to my previous SP.)

~ Part of my new gallery: exposed...~



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Mohammad Ayub Khan 19-Mar-2011 18:46
Thanks for permitting me a copy. this copy is for my two little angels.
Rgds/ Khan
lisamidi13-Feb-2011 13:17
Fantastic photo!!! I love the double meaning of the image and the title, great work, wow! bv
melina 05-Feb-2011 16:20
very good
Brent Vermilyea23-Jun-2010 14:52
I think this is my favorite of the series. Those eyes really pierce through.
Thierry Lucas07-Dec-2008 22:20
Wonderful picture. V
andrea 17-Dec-2007 19:41
i need to find my self
marnie 15-Aug-2007 22:38
..horribly expressive..really good!
Chris Holland19-Apr-2007 06:28
This is an amazing photo
Chris Sofopoulos06-Nov-2006 22:13
Whenever I come back to see this photo or pass by, one thought comes in my mind and cannot resist to tell it, again and again. This is one of the most expressive and artistic photos in Pbase, and one of my very favourites.
AlessandroBassi29-Oct-2006 15:58
grande , due occhi che fanno pensare
Cindi Smith23-Oct-2006 22:41
These eyes definately tell a story! Beautiful shot and very well done! V
Chris Sofopoulos25-Sep-2006 21:00
Awesome composition in every aspect!
Yves Rubin05-Sep-2006 06:14
Wow! The framing effect is superbly chosen, what a defining point of this image!
yvettephoto26-Aug-2006 21:06
Stunning! Dont hide your eyes tell all :)

Yvette :)
Sheila25-Aug-2006 01:26
Brilliant composition and execution.
petem24-Aug-2006 16:17
So right. Its all been said... =v=
Richard Calmes24-Aug-2006 14:10
What a great shot! It says so much! Touches the soul! V
Martha Albuquerque24-Aug-2006 12:39
Just wonderful!!!!!!! bravo. voted.
Chris Sofopoulos24-Aug-2006 10:57
I came back because whenever I look at it I think that it is one of the most expressive portraits in Pbase!
Donald Verger24-Aug-2006 10:46
wonderful, provocative
vote! love the words again, best, don
Fong Lam23-Aug-2006 16:00
Those deep penetrating eyes are truly reaching out to touch. Yes I can see them, even hear them. Not only are eyes the windows of our souls, they help us to perceive the beauties as well as grief of this physical world. Ai Li, this is a very poignant image.
TimA23-Aug-2006 04:29
The concept and execution of this is wonderful - so thought provoking!
Thanks so much for sharing Al Li. Its another masterpiece.
Jim Ross22-Aug-2006 19:46
Great image... Loving your work...!!!
ltolksdorf22-Aug-2006 17:13
Great idea and perfect executed. Vote.
Zara Altair22-Aug-2006 14:14
Excellent composition. Magnetic captured eyes.
Roe..22-Aug-2006 12:51
wow..this is great..v
Vipin Mayer22-Aug-2006 11:52
Hi AL, thanks for sharing this gallery with us,meaningful,thought provoking shots, hope to see more,(i believe it takes a lot of thinking and planning to create something based on special themes like this),i wish it´ll become a valuable reference gallery for someone like me.inspiring work as usual.
PauloCGama22-Aug-2006 11:41
just great!!
Chris Sofopoulos22-Aug-2006 10:20
I agree with Phil when he says that eyes are the windows to soul.
Outstanding creativity and expression Ai Li. v
fred_il22-Aug-2006 08:19
Ai Li, This is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VOte!!!
Clarke & Emi22-Aug-2006 06:50
A striking one AL. Love the face and the arms suit each other so well. Very sensational image. Big V
Kathy Pedersen22-Aug-2006 02:08
Your eyes, the window to your soul! Very powerful and emotive SP! Voted
Ken McColl22-Aug-2006 01:23
I have to vote for this Ai Li as one of my all time best captures on pbase. I had to bring the image size down to 'medium' in order to get the full impact.. and what an impact !! I could go on for ages about the levels of meaning I am constructing from this image. .. this is absolutely BRILLIANT .. voted without hesitation. KMc
Guest 22-Aug-2006 00:43
excellent treatment! the catchlight in the eyes are especially well done.
Phil Douglis22-Aug-2006 00:18
I come to this photograph late, Ai Li. It has already received a well-deserved outpouring of praise and insights. You hide your own nakedness here (read "vulnerability") with an abstracted summary of who you are -- a large print of a picture of your own eyes. It is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and the soul we see revealed here seeks support, understanding, and self-knowledge. As Roberto said, you look straight from your soul to ours. You incongruously create an abstraction within an abstraction: the body is only implied, and the face in the portrait is but a partial face, without a mouth to speak, forcing the eyes to tell your story by themselves. There is also a powerful juxtaposition of skin tones here -- what we see of your body remains white and fragile, a metaphor of innocence. Yet the face is darkened, either by under exposure or dark makeup, launching the eyes out at us with shocking impact and meaning. Your concept is fresh, and your execution superb. Your blend abstraction, incongruity and human values together to express yourself forcefully and provocatively. Nobody who sees this image, Ai Li, will ever forget it, because all of us have once been or will be where you are here.
David Royall22-Aug-2006 00:13
Marvelous.
Guest 21-Aug-2006 22:34
Nice image :O)
Steve England21-Aug-2006 21:59
Incredible image.v.very very clever!
Outrageously beautiful eyes!...
Steve H21-Aug-2006 20:57
Agree with Craig (when don't I!) - this is quite insanely good. Really magnificent. Voted
Deborah Lewis21-Aug-2006 19:40
I agree with Doug - beautiful eyes! GMV
natisunber21-Aug-2006 19:38
!! what can I say... there is no words to translate the feeling, and yours are already deep and great.
I can just said that, yes, I can see, yes, I can hear...
Thanks to you, Ai Li!
JD21-Aug-2006 19:10
Interesting that the scale of the arms somewhat fits to the scale of the portrait, making a delightful confusion. Intense glance. Superb work. GMV.
petem21-Aug-2006 18:57
Expressively wonderful. A special gallery in the making..
Craig Persel21-Aug-2006 18:31
OK. Two masterpieces in a row. You've unleased a geyser of creativity. The execution of this image is perfect, so a huge vote from me. :-)
Ray :)21-Aug-2006 17:48
Treasure Yourself, Protect Yourself, Love Yourself.
Powerful stuff indeed.
V.
Doug Kessler21-Aug-2006 17:21
Agree with Sharon that I love you have covered your mouth. Allowing the eyes to express everything you are feeling and saying. Your eyes are wonderful! V
Rob Rosetti21-Aug-2006 17:19
Simply great! Agree with Guenter: this eyes are looking straight to our souls. Roberto
Brinn MacDougall21-Aug-2006 17:15
Excellent work..V
Sharon Rogers21-Aug-2006 17:10
superb. love how you've covered your mouth
Ann LT21-Aug-2006 16:47
Graphic,emotional,powerful. You're on a roll,girlfriend!
Kal Khogali21-Aug-2006 16:38
What a great surprise, a portrait within a portrait..yes one of the best Sp's I have ever seen...these yes look out from your heart. K
Silvia Roitman21-Aug-2006 16:35
very nice!!
Guenter Eh21-Aug-2006 16:22
Incredible Ai Li! Reading your text and looking a these impressiv pairs of eyes..they are looking straight to my soul! Thanks for these strong emotions with your work (again!).
Adrian Reilly21-Aug-2006 16:02
Another wonderful image Eye li. You have revealed your wonderful vision to us all. Very cleverly composed and overlayed. Very compelling. Vote
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