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Imitation of Life by gilad Imitation of Life by gilad

I don't feel like myself today
Trapped in a miracle I never asked for
In a life that goes on without a will to survive

I look around and I see the things I despise grow
I look at myself and I see who I never wanted to be
I look at my future and all I see is an imitation of life


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Taken at the dead sea, Israel.
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PoisonGirl-sts Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Hey! This has been featured in my news article: [link] :D
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phoenix2890 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
wow. this is amazing.
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DilekGenc Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
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mischamajskij Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007   Interface Designer
I fav this work symbolically, as I should fav almost everything in your gallery!
I really like your style. Keep on!
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mischamajskij Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007   Interface Designer
er... something went wrong with the mood emoticon, sorry...
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deaddonkeysrule Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
WOWW. thsi is awsome.
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Krystaline Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
This is an amazing. Your artwork never ceases to amaze me! It's always amazing, so I already have that...but I'm always in awe at the next piece of work that I see. I saw an article about your comment on a later piece about "you haven't seen Israel until the last Shalom"...or something like that, and I thought it was really amazing. I hope that everything is going well for you there. Keep up the amazing work!
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Krystaline Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome, I just like to keep seeing them come:P your poems always add such depth, it's amazing!
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gilad Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Professional Photographer
I know what you mean :)
Thank you soo much!
:heart:
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cat13 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
breath-taking!
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danydrummer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007   Photographer
i love this one... amazing...
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hydritis004 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
great pic. and such an imitation of life, for nothing can live in that water.
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99thbone Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
if we are to only see the reflection of ourselves -- then we are not true to the nature of our existence -- for in this reflection we seek to be something we are not -- but in this moment -- are we able to change -- to seek a new adventure -- later days
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gilad Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Professional Photographer
Very well put
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99thbone Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you -- later days
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Nightwish313 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
absolutely stunning!
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geekydwarf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Great writing to go with the photo.
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:iconellerz:
Ellerz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
piercing words
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sierotka Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Great idea:)
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seashellz Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007   Photographer
AMAZING!! Great shot, thanks so much for sharing!!
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:iconrocarias:
rocarias Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
very original the use of the reflection like main reason, I like!
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crystalmoonbeams Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
you sir, are very talented. Thank you so much for sharing your work.
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Bourla Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Coolness
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KefasdeMerciful Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
i've made photo in the same way... ;-)
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alilydarkly Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
:clap: very intriguing words and picture combo..as I mentioned I am also a visualist/writer..the two go hand in hand dear. You have mastered them. :nod: I will be :gallery:
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gilad Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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alilydarkly Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
:giggle: :hug:
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ShadyGirll Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007   General Artist
That's great man! :clap:
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mennesket Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Amazing!
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Lisa-lAiSa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
hi gilad.
i like reflections and i did it a lot. i d like to know what you think about it, so if u feel like and u have time, please go to my deviant page where u ll find the link of another blog. it s an old one i m not carrying on anymore. but there, if u check it out, u ll find reflections' black and white traditional pictures....
if u see them let me know how they seem to you...
thank you....
lisa
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K23GJ Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
hi bro..i journal featured this
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DesiresTear Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Mmm... quite emotive..
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windswraith Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Hobbyist
Wow. I am in love. great shot.
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Cheshire118 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Astonishing reflection shot, deepened even more by the poetry. I believe that feeling like an imitation is part of the human condition for those of us doomed (or blessed) to keep searching. It's a terribly uncomfortable feeling, but a vital one.
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jackiehokama Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007   Photographer
I recently read a book titled "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold. Heaven is described as a place of your choosing, that changes as you want it to. Every person has a peaceful place that they can go where they can look upon people they left behind on Earth. Every once in a while, a person in Heaven, by accident, can appear for a moment to the people they love on Earth. This is what I thought of when I saw this picture, that you captured a brief moment where an Angel appears on Earth. I love this picture very much.
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d-A-A-n Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Brilliant...as always :)
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joeisthejoe Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Thats really cool
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janusz1968 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
pure magic :)
hugs from your new polish fan living in Portugal
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Simounet Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice portrait with beautiful colors !
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SoulConsciousness Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
very interesting
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Myersbabe23 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
that looks cool ;)
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Sexyma1998 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Brilliant! :wow: :clap:
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ajennings Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
you make me want to go to israel
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gilad Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
:)
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Vard66 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I always find myself confused by the angles of the shots you take, Gilad. I find myself wondering where the hell the shot is taken from not to show the camera or even cameraman, but then I realise it's upside down or sideways or round a corner or something and just give up trying to work it out. Anyway, I guess I'm saying, it's pretty neat. Lol.
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gilad Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Vard66 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome!
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Mr-NotFox Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
how did u take the photo so that u weren't in the reflection?
This is a really beautiful piece :D
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gilad Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
The angle.. it's all in the angle
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Umbriel91 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
Good idea about photo:)
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