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For whatever reason you refuse to feel this space within
To know what’s insanity, to really know it
Whatever your particular anaesthetic is
That you hold onto so desperately
The thing that makes you think you know who you are
Whatever that thing is you allow you to keep you sane
Your ace in the hole
The psyche that keeps you from trying to guess
What your pimp has in store for you…
Whatever keeps you from screaming out at this moment
In absolute and sheer horror,
Whatever you fuck your brain with
Whatever that is, whatever that is…
It’s a lie. It’s a LIE!

Bushwacka! - The Healer (House mix)

Olympus E-1 ,Olympus Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Digital
1/100s f/9.0 at 50.0mm iso100 with external FL-50 Flash full exif

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Sam_C05-Aug-2008 05:34
I'm surprised I haven't commented on this one, I've seen it before, this is truly awesome.
A powerful SP, one of your classics! BV!!
JW23-Dec-2007 18:55
Impact!! Superb, Niall!
daanstringer.com12-Jul-2007 00:27
Lindsay Wakelin16-Dec-2006 11:11
Love it, the water, the expression, the white of your eye. There is something quite threatening yet sensual about this picture...
Guest 07-Oct-2006 20:09
Powerfull.. très intense vraiment. Bravo !
Christine P. Newman19-Sep-2006 22:08
Sue Roberts24-Jul-2006 18:11
very intense
Chris Lusher17-Jul-2006 04:41
Back again, humbled again. Love the intensity and lighting. Give up that day job Niall.
MARUETEA12-Jul-2006 12:53
All eyes on u. -v-
Doria11-Jul-2006 00:32
wow, I feel I have to courtsey in the presence of greatness! This is quite a provoking shot. Great job.
Jude Marion10-Jul-2006 04:28
Very powerful and intense, Niall.
Absolutely wonderful!
Shimon Levkovich09-Jul-2006 07:47
Outstanding portrait, superb.
antje kroeger photograpie08-Jul-2006 20:14
Silvia Roitman08-Jul-2006 07:36
excellent picture!
SRW08-Jul-2006 01:01
Can't do anything other than echo all the other comments... -- wonderful piece of work... (V)
Dominic Kite06-Jul-2006 23:45
That's exceptional, from the water, the lighting, and the pose, right down to the focus. Once again I find myself doffing my hat!
Guest 04-Jul-2006 04:41
Very bold and risky. I wish I had your guts.
Craig Persel03-Jul-2006 23:44
Can't really add to much more to already has been written. Superb.
Ana Carloto O'Shea03-Jul-2006 20:10
Well... Hummm... Right on!! ;)
Roe..03-Jul-2006 15:32
I can't stop looking and reading the lyrics..god I love this sp..your work is way over the top..v
Stu03-Jul-2006 12:23
A cross between Jose Mourinho and Shane McGowan, surely! Excellent shot.
ruthemily03-Jul-2006 12:22
i want to comment but it seems so futile to try and put words to what i think, mainly because i don't think i can do so successfully. a "wow, this is so powerful and intense" comment would be true, but not enough. the complexity of my emotions on seeing this and reading the lyrics (oh god, those lyrics) is too enormous to describe. maybe it just calls for a "...".
Chris02-Jul-2006 21:16
Perfect marriage of lyric and image, but it needs nothing. Powerful shot, my bruddah. Vote.
Steve H02-Jul-2006 20:28
Lawrence has said most of it already. Truly immense, so powerful - vote
AL02-Jul-2006 14:03
Well said by Lawrence. Intense and superb graphic quality. Voted.
sushislee02-Jul-2006 13:06
very niiiiiiiiiiiice!! perfect!
Chris Sofopoulos02-Jul-2006 09:26
Superb portrait Niall. Expression and crop are absolutely marvelous!
david procter02-Jul-2006 05:08
Hope you put lots of towels down! I did a selfbaptism too when i was coating my face in other household stuff - you have a much nicer complexion!This dark and long series continues to be peerless in its variation! Fine work.
Guest 02-Jul-2006 04:17
The very definition of intensity. I could interpret this so many ways. Techincally, it's awesome - tack sharp, great colours and saturation (glad it's colour and not B/W which I don't think would add much) and perfectly stopped motion of the water. Artistically, it's great also - very very expressive, the emotion leaps off the page. What I like about it is that I'm not entirely sure what to read from the subjects eyes as it's a mix of anger, fear, emotion, realisation even. The text answers some of that tho. Anyway, finally, from a commercial perspective I should think this has great potential. I see a Nike or Adidas logo somewhere next to this on a billboard with the words "what are you made of" :). Awesome work mate. Gmv
Kei02-Jul-2006 03:57
Fantastic photo, I love the detail and the mood here. The lighting is also very nice.
scott clarke02-Jul-2006 03:38
Nice capture for sure. Love the light and detail.
Ann LT02-Jul-2006 02:30
Intense! V
Kelly Clark Moncure01-Jul-2006 23:24
great shot, very raw
Ray :)01-Jul-2006 19:57
These really hits you so hard with raw emotion.

I'm not familiar with this particular mix ;-)
Dan Chusid01-Jul-2006 19:37
Need a towel?
faye white01-Jul-2006 19:26
strong, intense and dramatic
Antonis Sarantos01-Jul-2006 18:39
POWERFUL!!! gmv.