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Disorder #4 [20060511|15:54]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Disorder #4


Agnosia.

A man in Oliver Sacks' care - in fact, the one who mistook his wife for a hat - could describe a complex polyhedral form in great detail, but could not identify it as a rose until he smelled it.
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[User Picture]From: becala
2006-05-11 15:02 (UTC)
I haven't been leaving comments regularly, but this series is just amazing. The images have been consistently striking enough that I end up contemplating them when I should be doing something else. And also you are using a book that is near and dear to my heart. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-12 09:32 (UTC)
From your comment on the first photo, I figured you'd probably read it. Thank you. I'm sorry for distracting you from necessary tasks, though!
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[User Picture]From: becala
2006-05-12 14:39 (UTC)
That book is the reason I majored in neurobiology. It was the inspiration for ever taking a class, and it just sort of went from there.
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[User Picture]From: vndictivesprite
2006-05-11 15:15 (UTC)
I've been meaning to comment that I love love love your series on disorders. In fact I would go so far as to want to print them out onto photo paper, frame them and put them up in my new place somewhere (giving credit to the artist of course and not without your permission) but it was just a passing fancy I thought I would mention to you. In any case I've been meaning to tell you that I received your package. Thank you very much and I can't wait to get to laze around on a weekend and watch them.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-12 09:37 (UTC)
I'm glad the disks got there safely. I also appreciate that you'd want prints. You wouldn't get good ones out of the images I put on Flickr, though, as they all max out at 800x600 and 72 dpi. I'm planning on getting a few decent prints made once I finish the series. I'd also love to make huge ones and display them somewhere, like a gallery, but that involves creating a physical portfolio and going out and pimping myself, and I'm honestly not quite there yet.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2006-05-11 16:34 (UTC)
I haven't commented on yet on this series either, mostly because I'm at a loss for words. It's fascinating and the composition is excellent.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-12 09:40 (UTC)
There are a couple more images left, so there's time to ponder comments, if you like. And thank you.
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[User Picture]From: tepesh
2006-05-11 16:45 (UTC)
Wow, this piece is really good. I especially like the lighting!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-12 09:44 (UTC)
Thanks. I can't do anything too complicated, working with just a couple of free-standing halogen lamps (and occasionally interesting ways of rigging up a maglite), but fortunately we have huge windows and our flat admits a great deal of daylight. I try to time my shoots so that I can take advantage of it. And of course, Photoshop helps things along too.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-12 09:46 (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, selling prints is the plan once I'm finished.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2006-05-11 19:14 (UTC)
I could stare at your face all day long. You are able to express so many things with just an eyebrow tilt.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-12 09:55 (UTC)
One day I will post out-takes from this series, and you can all laugh at me as I drop things, or grimace, or am in the middle of changing position when the shutter releases.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2006-05-12 18:11 (UTC)
I would love that!
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[User Picture]From: lesyeuxouverts
2006-05-11 19:45 (UTC)
I haven't said many things about this series yet .. I find it fascinating, and I'm sorry it takes such agony for you to produce this. You are as beautiful as the images you create, for they are only a pale reflection of your self. I'm sorry you've been feeling so awful lately. Oh, and I would definitely buy prints :).
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-13 12:13 (UTC)
Thank you for the empathy and the encouragement. I'm making changes that I hope will improve things for me, so am feeling cautiously optimistic at the moment. And of course, this project is keeping me very busy.
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[User Picture]From: culturedgoat
2006-05-11 21:08 (UTC)

CANDYBOX!

HOLY GOD I DON'T BELIEVE THIS, I JUST MADE ONE OF THOSE LIKE AN HOUR AGO FOR THE FIRST TIME

and then I log onto LiveJournal, and you've done a picture with loads!

In summary, TWINS!

Also, I love the pic. Especially the quizzical facial expression.
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[User Picture]From: culturedgoat
2006-05-11 21:20 (UTC)
Also, Samurai hat:



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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-12 09:28 (UTC)
I think you should force your bandmates to wear those at your next gig. And fold them out of The Sun. Page three.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-12 09:25 (UTC)
Origami is teh awesome. I used to know how to fold all kinds of stuff. This is one of the advantages of growing up in Honolulu and having lots of Japanese friends as a little kid. These days the only things I can remember off the top of my head are cranes and candy boxes.
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[User Picture]From: wurlitzerprized
2006-05-12 01:11 (UTC)
i'm glad you screwed up the courage...
: )
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-12 09:20 (UTC)
Thank you. Me too.
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From: enzeru
2006-05-12 05:12 (UTC)
I really like the lighting, and the shapes created by the origami.

And whoa, I missed the previous one. Excellent! You manage to make yourself look significantly different in each photo with only slight changes in costume and expression.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-13 12:18 (UTC)
Thanks. I thought about making origami roses, but they're a little too obvious. I used the boxes because I wanted a shape that had very stark angles but could still be interpreted as flowers if arranged in a bouquet.
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