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The Stoics Vol. I by Maranatha The Stoics Vol. I by Maranatha
The Tomes of Intellectual Accent: Vol. I, "The Awakening of the Foolish"
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Given 2006-02-13
The Stoics Vol. I by ~Maranatha is an artistic thesis cleverly delivered through conceptual photography. ( Suggested by honeymfr and Featured by superkev )
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glitterally Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Professional Artist
This is beautiful.

I feel sad for the books though.
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ALEXof773 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Student
this is amazing.
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DreamsInGreen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006   Photographer
thats the coolest thing eva! I love their shaggy hair and how invloed they seem in what they are doing....i love the books...and the tree that makes an arch above them...its wonderful to look at! i love it !
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CurseTeen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
aww, man. Nice with everything in the pic. =)
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ilovegravy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
This is definitely one of the coolest photos I've ever seen :D (and the accompanying ones are also equally awesome!!) super duper work, sir!! :thumbsup::pringles:
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puppet-soul Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
very calm and peacefull *o*
Congrats DD and :+fav:
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YourPossiblePasts Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
This is such a neat and creative idea.. wonderful work! :+fav: :D
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UrbanWarrior23 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Student General Artist
Absolutely Brilliant!
Keep up the awesome work mate!
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UrbanWarrior23 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Student General Artist
Absolutley Brilliant!
Keep it up mate!
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PerilsOfRosella Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
What a beautiful print. The quality is incredible.
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wolfmaid Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
PS:

also looks like it could be scene from an existential indy film like I :heart: Huckabees
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Maranatha Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
I think, therefore I am...

The conception of truth is the substance of truth absolute...

A world without absolutes is a world contrary to rational existence...

Deny truth, it will remain true...

Many paths lead to deception...
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Lysergide25 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
what amazing composition, and such a magical place to fish for knowledge!
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wolfmaid Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
oh man! :faint: beautiful compostion and concept! i don;t think there is anything i do not love about this piece. absolutely awesome. congrats on the DD, you definitely deserve it
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drowning-slowly Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
this could be interpreted in two ways....one less obvious than the other and obviously not meant because of the title...but they could be using the books as bait....just a thought, I love it!
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boysennumba5 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006   Photographer
spiffy. congrats on the DD.
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Elora-Danen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
hehehee... thanks for putting a smile on my face today :D
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Jinx-Fulion Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Great idea and composition. I like how the rolled up trousers make them look younger, and how the beards kind of contrast that and make them look sort of.. savage, like they've been living rough, and instead of looking for your typical sustenance, they're hunting out some culture =p

I love how the tree branch frames it, making the scene look sort of.. indoors while being outdoors. It's like the photo created a room.

Add to that the crisp lines and the contrast being just on the nose, I have to say this is a DD that is well and truely deserved.
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angryfisheatenbycat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
The poor books! What'd you do to them! T_T

Great idea and execution of that idea though.
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schwickydrom Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006   Photographer
I'm stoic... sometimes
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TheButterfly-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
this is fab! congrats on the DD!
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StudioMinds Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
What creativity!
This is fabulous!
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kingmouf Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
AMAZING!!!!!
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whatimagination Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn as intellectual fishermen
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BlackBirdInk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006   Digital Artist
this makes me skwerm>_< look at books die! other wise it very kool =)
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elleb Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Great!!!!!!
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Annelotte Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
It's really nice... like the office-look ;) but... what is it the left guy caught?
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UnderWaterLover Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Student Photographer
love it :)
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levisrictusias Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Very nice. Although there does seem to be a bit of noise in the background. Still, god concept. :clap:
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Electroblood Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
very unique!!!! i am in love with it.
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WickedTalent Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
This is a stunning concept! Orginal and refreshing! :dance:
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nopancakes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Great idea. Makes my spine crawl to see books getting wet though.
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Ryechu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006   Photographer
I love it, it's very original. :D
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jabsko Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
interesting, creative concept:)i lov it :clap:all you gallery is awesome
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ixiolirion Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
amazing *-* ^^
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dry-apple-cider Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
I like this. It's so unusual. Great concept.
All the elements work so well together.
I really like the high contrast as well. More
I watch this, more I like it.

:)
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NoUserName Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Wow its a really interesting idea here. The contrasts are strong and so is the composition.
Congratulations.
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LivinDArealWorld Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
awesome concept man, congrats with the DD. Fave indeed!
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creeping-l-death Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
this is a DD and it has under 200 views? unbefuckinglievable. and it's exccellent. reminds me of tom and huck finn. the two men look like sawyer and finn all grown up and coming back to visit their roots. magnificent!
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lemohm Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
This is amazing and I can't seem to stop smiling. Yet I can't stop thinking "poor books", it is a strange mixture of feelings.
Thank you.
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unconcioussic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Is an awesome concept congratulations for this magnific DD
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Marie-Aude Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
I love it. Just can't say why, I just stayed in front of it for long time, laughing, and enjoying this moment
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
i'm not sure whether i understand it correctly yet, but i'll sure be looking at it until i get it.
it's so refreshing to see something non-cliche and that actually keeps you thinking about it for a while. :)
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poprage Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Hobbyist
this is wonderfull :)
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krazie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Fishing for an education?

Hmm...


This is a really good piece.. too bad a bunch of books got wet.



Joseph
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4ball Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005   Photographer
This cracks me up! :rofl: I love the looks on their faces, but more, I love the setting--fishing for books? =D

The composition and setting are beautiful as well. :deviation:

:+fav: Great job!
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sammi-antha Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2005
This is beautiful - so romantic and old fashioned. It brings a sweet smile to ones face.
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YourFathersMustache Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
i love how the tree in the bg is so arched..like a bridge!
you get a fav!!!!
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Vermelho Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005   Traditional Artist
I really like this series. It's fun and thought-provoking.
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:iconmaranatha:
Maranatha Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
why thank you!!! and thanks for the favs. do you perfer the color or b+w shots?
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