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lost and found

lost and found

I was Lost.
But I Found You.
Do You see Me now?
Donít walk away...
Or You are already gone?

(Part of my new gallery: exposed...)

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caveman_lee02-Aug-2010 13:52
Wonderful shot and nice caption. I like the eyesight captured in this shot.
Guest 15-Jan-2007 02:07
I don't have the patience of reading all the comments... which are sure very interesting.
Here I love the high key treatment, the composition and, most of all, your eye and your and behind the grid.
Very expressive and powerful image. V
sebas veldhuisen23-Dec-2006 18:54
The over exposure gives a very tactile side of the window frame and strengthens the feeling of this despair. Very beautiful!
Galina Stepanova13-Nov-2006 19:19
Images like this always are attract attention of the viewer. Original speaking photo, creatively framed with white emptiness, like thoughts of something unfinished.
To me this is mostly abstract thoughts, and doubts, loosing and founding...
Nicely done, Ai Li!
Niall O'Shea12-Nov-2006 14:02
I had the same idea as Doug. Instead of appearing psychotic though you appear meek and vulnerable.
Doug Kessler10-Nov-2006 22:30
Because of the reinforced glass on the door window, I saw this as possibly a photo of a psychiatric prisoner or maybe just a psychic prisoner who feels lost and desires to be found. I really can't add much to the terrific comments that have already been made. You and your work are amazing and inspiring. Thanks for keeping me impressed.
Oh, and voted!
De'Carr Studio09-Nov-2006 13:22
I think Phil has said it all! Wonderful capture, Al Vote.
Sue Robertson08-Nov-2006 00:57
Phil Douglis06-Nov-2006 19:55
You giveth and you taketh away, Ai Li. At last, your real eyes (or one eye at least) appear in this amazing gallery for the first time. (I thought the early image titled "my eyes" gave me a window into your soul, at least for a moment, but as it turned out those were not your eyes after all.) But this eye is yours, and for first time in this gallery, we are directly engaged with you in eye to eye contact. I feel as if I have finally met you, even if we are allowed to see only one of your eyes, half of your face, and almost none of your mouth in this shot. You abstract yourself quite substantially here -- a prisoner of your own soul. You separate yourself from us by a wall of mesh and a void of white, daring us to help to you while at the same time retreating to a self-imposed prison.

Yet I have to come look at this gallery as more than any single image. For me, it is a cumulative experience. For almost 15 images now, you have been exploring the subject of self-exposure, and revealing who you are to us in tiny bits and pieces along the way. Like any human, you are a complicated blend of fears and hopes, strengths and weaknesses. In the course of making these images, and reading and reacting to the amazing responses to them, you have come to know yourself and your art in new and important ways. You show considerable courage and talent in the process. Although many of your images may reflect pain, frustration, and fear, you also show us a positive side by having the guts and persistence to display such thought provoking ideas as these in the first place, and using yourself as a vehicle for your art. More power to you, Ai Li. May you continue to learn much from this process.
Rob Rosetti06-Nov-2006 16:59
Really excellent graphical approach!
Guest 06-Nov-2006 07:06
So much expression and so well caught. Great capture and post production
natisunber05-Nov-2006 11:08
Agree with Kal for the one eye... and the best way!:)
Wonderful work (as are the words). Thanks again, Ai Li, for your talent. It's an endless pleasure to follow your exposition!;)
Chris Sofopoulos05-Nov-2006 09:36
I like this approach and result Ai Li. One more very good photo in this gallery.
Guest 04-Nov-2006 04:28
Now we're talking! Love that we can see your eye, and a very interesting composition. A sense of curiosity (instead of depression).
Antonis Sarantos03-Nov-2006 18:37
Always full of emotions!!!
Richard Calmes03-Nov-2006 01:21
This one has a lot to say! Moody, mysterious, and marvelous! V
Kathy Pedersen03-Nov-2006 00:56
Wonderful high key image, the door works well here...great use of negative space! You almost looked trapped behind that door, but the strong "you" will overcome~ Brilliant work Ai Li!
Steve England02-Nov-2006 21:06
Looking out from a cage? or are we looking into one?
Fanatasic neg space and it works so your creations always seem to!

Top stuff...
Ana Carloto O'Shea02-Nov-2006 14:43
Quite expressive again and a great match to the words. I love it when images & words can work togther so smoothly as you've been doing in this gallery ;)
Stu Egan02-Nov-2006 09:38
Great one, very cool use of the window!
ltolksdorf02-Nov-2006 06:26
Excellent image again. V
Joe uk 02-Nov-2006 01:39
Good morning in Singapore. thanks for this gallery an image. You are a very moody woman, but they make great images.
Ann LT02-Nov-2006 01:28
Brilliant that you expose only half of yourself.
You look caged in behind the door,looking a little lost.
Mostafa Moftah02-Nov-2006 01:07
Beautiful and very graphical, but where is the other half :)
TimA02-Nov-2006 00:33
Beautiful image Al Li - don't forget you can open the door and follow!
Craig Persel02-Nov-2006 00:15
Brilliant image. Vote.
petem01-Nov-2006 17:29
Are you trapped or protected?? Creative Ai Li
david procter01-Nov-2006 16:26
Love it!
The window to your eye... albeit caged
Thank you dear Aili!
eye Li
Bill Harris01-Nov-2006 16:08
Brilliant. v.
fred_il01-Nov-2006 15:46
Very clever and creative as always!!
JSWaters01-Nov-2006 15:27
Captivating, Ai Li. You not only show one eye, you dare us to look away with an intense stare. The small window is confining you, and as Kal puts it, there is "always a secret left untold" with you.
Kal Khogali01-Nov-2006 14:25
Yes...but I believe one window and one eye and so only half the soul...always a secret left untold. The best way ;-)K
Cindi Smith01-Nov-2006 13:35
Superb work! Vote that is very well deserved.
David Grundy01-Nov-2006 12:06
The frame within the frame, the choice of exposure, the pose, the glimpse of the hand - it's all brilliant.
I don't always have anything to say that seems worth saying on the same page as these great images, but I'm touched by your self-expression in this gallery.
Adrian Reilly01-Nov-2006 11:51
Another masterpiece Ai Li. SP is the first two letters of SPeciAL and thats what you are. Your creativity and words are an inspiration to us all.
Roe..01-Nov-2006 11:37
the composition and exposure is wonderful..I'll take all or just pieces of you..v
Adrian Reilly01-Nov-2006 10:39
Sheila01-Nov-2006 08:34
Love this, love being able to see your eye :-)
Guenter Eh01-Nov-2006 08:00
Good to see NOT another pumpkin head on that halloween day!

Agree with JD - there is a "prisoner" feeling in here...perhaps a prisoner of unfilled expectations? Another Ai Li classical in artistic, mood and message! Gots easily my vote!
JD01-Nov-2006 07:02
Moody because of the "prisonner" feel, but your eye is very clear and joyfull. Interesting composition and crop, nice work on light and composition. Creative SP. Voted.
olivier bruning01-Nov-2006 06:42
brilliant in every way! vote
Victoria01-Nov-2006 06:40
Love this B&W, brilliant description as well
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