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When The Mask Cracks by MikeShawPhotography When The Mask Cracks by MikeShawPhotography
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When The Mask Cracksby MikeShawPhotography

Photography / People & Portraits / Other©2012-2014 MikeShawPhotography
Sometimes you have to stop looking for the path and let it find you. In my time of being lost for a while in the wilderness of what I thought I wanted to do I found what I needed to do. My life changed a few years ago when I first asked a stranger on the street for a portrait, from the conversations I had with those that could speak the same language to those that I could only do through signs, my thought process changed, my world changed and my outlook changed.

I'm just a man with a camera, I have though never been a generic photographer, I run from one generic style to the next, it feeds the masses and it feeds my ego. People want to see beautiful landscapes so I give them what they want, somewhere along the way I forgot what I wanted, I smiled, I nodded and I took the pretty images I know people would like. The world though is not always a pretty place, the darker side of this earth exists to allow the lighter side to shine brighter but we look away from the darker side, it scares us so we stay with the bright light that leads the way.

Unless we step into the darker side of life we never see it, as a man with a camera I see it, I photograph it, I show it to others so they cant look away. There are homeless people that only just exist even in his day and age, people such as his gentleman that spend the day in all weathers trying to gather enough money to live.

This is where I belong, this is where I will take my camera, this is what I need to show you.
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ChrisLys24 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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iStrife Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Mike, while I always do enjoy your landscapes, the ugliness is what made me fall in love with your work. Showing what others won't, what others haven't seen, but what we need to. Thank you for continuing on showing what needs to be shown.
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
YOU ALWAYS MAKE SUCH AN IMPACT WITH YOUR WORK!!! INCREDIBLE!!!!
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BanditsDad Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly amazing photo, Mike. Love it!
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damien-c-photography Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Photographer
Impressive, Mikey!
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erene Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Awesome portrait Mike!
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Lhianne Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
:iconart-elite: featured your wonderful work here [link] :heart:
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LindelCaine Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
This is a strong image, but could you please give me/us some information about the man and why his face is like this ? :rose:
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tompkinsc Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Well sir, I'm a huge fan of your generic, beautiful landscapes. I take offense to you categorizing me in "the masses". You've posted a few that have provoked a bit of nostalgia and I love when art can do that to me. People like myself find more meaning (whether it be peaceful, violent, bright or dark) in nature than any given human being. I think it also helps that I'm not much of a people person. I'm glad you're veering from the not so fulfilling though. At the end of the day, you gotta keeps it real. Hopefully you'll have a change of heart and miss the land. I won't stay bitter though, you're an amazing photographer, I'll be watching.
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zootnik Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
realism
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