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It’s the sense of RAW emotion portrayed in the eyes. The eyes that eat at your soul. That beg your attention…eyes that long for freedom. Freedom of the mind, freedom of the body, freedom of expression, freedom from poverty and freedom of the soul.
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devEboo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Words of wisdom from a man from the diaspora. Many souls have been laid to rest in poverty and yet it produces so much beauty. Thank you for this. Cheers. Nod +fav 
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devEboo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Amen. Nod Heart +fav 
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kishui Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
omGosh :wow: !!!
he is SO amazing <3
this pic is just stunning ! <3
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Lebaneseness Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
why ISO at 1600 !!

its a gorgeous photo.
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
iso was on auto..and it was really dark at the time
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:iconjzzzzzzzzzzz:
jzzzzzzzzzzz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your image has been featured :[link]
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
thank you
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lindaxmortl Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
i hope you don't mind, but i drew this (o:
[link]
i just loved it so much, and thought it was so beautiful so i had to draw it!

i gave you credit and i won't post it anywhere else.
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WinglessDove Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Luv it so much
can i use this pic in a project called "i am human" we are trying to help african children ...

and thank u alot for ur great pics...
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
yes you may

make sure you link the work back to this piece
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:iconfrankiesunflower:
FrankieSunflower Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful face.
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
thank you so much :)
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toonrama Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
and so is your avatar.... looking raw and the gateway to your soul.... .. .:D
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photoshop-stock Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
sheez this portrait is so .... perfect
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
:) glad you like it...it almost didnt make the gallery
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Rowan-Haru Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
It's really a stunning portrait.Everything is so simple but it looks so powerful and beautiful.Very beautiful person,inside and outside.
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
:)
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:iconlindaxmortl:
lindaxmortl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
do you think it would be alright if i used this photo for an art project?
all it is is re-drawing this in pen and ink...

i just wanted your permission first :)
thank you so much!
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
thank you

I am glad you asked my permission first
and yes you may
with the normal credits linked to the deviation...

and no submission on the internet other than on da
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lindaxmortl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
ahh thank you soo much!
oh, yeah of course.
i'll link your account in the description (:
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Ornate-Serpent Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
So many emotions in those eyes... Just... Wow.
A great title choice. This is indeed... about as RAW as it gets. :salute:
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
thank you
and it almost never made it to my gallery :)
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ravencolours Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008   Photographer
I love the emotion in this shot, i love the shadows, I love the contrast...I love so much about this shot. Most of all the "RAW" emotion that is portrayed just through the subjects eyes, the RAW simplicity of it all. Great job!

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:camera: :memento mori: :frail:

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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
thank you...and it almost didnt make the gallery
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ravencolours Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008   Photographer
*gasp* the thought! I'm glad it made it in!

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:camera: :memento mori: :frail:

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JACAC Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
a m a z i n g . p o r t r a i t
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
thank you so much
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
d e s e r v e d . =)
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lazysummerday Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
brilliant capture :boing:
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
thank you
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donaldsart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
love the tones in this image
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
thanx donald..i actually had a battle with the contrast
but its one of my favorites in my gallery
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aixado Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
fantastic photo !! and very beautiful eyes !! :hug:
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
thank you
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:iconaixado:
aixado Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
my pleasure my friend !! I like very much your gallery !!:hug:
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Kaeldra-1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
amazing :)
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
:)
thank you
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mikhaAfreeman Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
this is so gripping
the eyes ensnare you and its just as painful to look as it is painful to look away.
and the title is sufficient Raw as in natural and unprocessed emotion and depth

A wonderful piece.
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
thank you
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frk-kalbakk Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Such a great expression you've caught on camera.
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
:) thank you :hug:
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bjorntoday Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
iconic
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
thats a real compliment coming from you :)
thanx
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
I should've told you earlier - This excellent shot is now featured here: [link] :)
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
LOL
thanx Aidan
I did manage to read the journal before I got this message
thanx for the feature sir...:giggle: @ your reaction to "sir"
the deviation by Niva has however been removed following some advice.

I know

I had the same problem. :(
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
Yes, I noticed that - but I think it's still worth running with the thumbnail and the link to the stupidity...
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rainbowkittyfuk Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
Amazing....
It brings about so many emotions in me. I see what you see...and I thank you for letting me see it, my friend.
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
it is my extreme pleasure
i have a few more similar ones of different kids that i might consider to upload
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rainbowkittyfuk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
That would be wonderful...
I already showed it to my fiance and told him how it made me feel when I was looking into the eyes.
If you ever consider it as a print, please let me know. He knows he is to get me it as soon as its available. :)
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:iconthermalraven:
thermalraven Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
i will try and upload a printable size this week :)

thank you
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