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The Trial by sophonisba The Trial by sophonisba
Portraits of ancestors hang on the walls.


ORIN--(harshly) Were you hoping you could escape retribution? You can't! Confess and atone to the full extent of the law! That's the only way to wash the guilt of our mother's blood from our souls!
LAVINIA--(distractedly) Ssshh! Will you stop!
ORIN--Ask our father, the J U D G E, if it isn't! He knows! He keeps telling me!
LAVINIA--Oh, God! Over and over and over! Will you never lose your stupid guilty conscience! Don't you see how you torture me? You're becoming my guilty conscience, too!


Words by Eugene O'Neill.
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Given 2008-02-27
The Trial by ~sophonisba The suggester writes, "Looking at this photo is like jumping into the past... it's like a story within a story. It is difficult to decide where the story starts and where it finishes." ( Suggested by glitterdarkstar and Featured by rhapsouldize )
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esztervaly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
featured here: [link] :hug:
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SamTheAbsurd Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Writer
I love this photo! It reminds me of people who try and live through the accomplishments of their ancestors not themselves.
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nequanda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so simple, so nice
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LovelessValeryeLove Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
wooooo
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vasi7 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Thats a masterpiece.
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Clara31 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Rarely do I stumble across a photograph that brings out some emotion in me. I absolutely love the concept and your choice of model..
I'm speechless.
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fentutal Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Oh fuck, this just touched me deep.
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:iconooishii:
Ooishii Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Great Concept! I like this!
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saramick Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
wonderful!
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sophonisba Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Thank you humbly !
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Zahoor Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
this one's beautiful. painful as well.
keep it up, you've got one hell of a talent.
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eugene-dune Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, :omfg:!
What a great pic!
All this people looking at you... It is so... impressive :clap:
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sophonisba Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Thank you kindly !
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BridgetCross Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
I don't comment a lot on pictures, ever, but I had to comment on this one. My favorite piece of the month. Great job :D
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sophonisba Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Thank you kindly ! I'm glad it touched you :]
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captain-amazing Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is really lovely.
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:iconsophonisba:
sophonisba Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Thank you humbly!
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GabrielleDelgado Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow
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sophonisba Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
:)
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ELogan-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
this has been featured here [link]
:D!
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sophonisba Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Thank you ! :)
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CorkaPawlowa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009   Photographer
featured here: [link] :heart:
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quinteros-lama Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
powerful image, ir remember me a lot of things
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FritzNSauceDesign Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
wow very power
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Celana Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Filmographer
haha wonderfull!!
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stereo-rainbow Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
he looks here a bit like macaulay culkin. nice idea:heart:
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sophonisba Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Thank you. :)
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SorinDanut Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this portrait :D
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Cassielle Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Amazing shot,
made my day, sort of. ô.o
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OnurKorpeoglu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009   Photographer
FEATURED: [link]
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SouLust Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
wow I feel like you're letting us into your soul with each one of these pictures. maybe it's just the face you have, or maybe you really are giving us a sneak preview, but either way, I think it's great.
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RaaYeeD Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful !
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Artmguy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Happy 2009! [link]
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Meelt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are featured in my Emotive-Portraits-Collections: [link] ^^ :heart:
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Ladyadokenai Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
I love this! I wish I had enough photos of my ancestors to do something similar with them.
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Vic4U Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... featured :deviation: [link]
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Fruehlingskind Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
:heart: !!!
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SWCameraEyes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Student Photographer
I love how with his dreamy expression he seems to be communing with people in the photographs, unable to escape the history that lives on in the walls - wonderful atmosphere
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Cristel-m Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
featured >[link]

:hug:
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Elephantman5 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
This was done so well. Great contrast, balance and perspective.
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sophonisba Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Thank you humbly ! :rose:
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melon-juice Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
wow.. are these all his ancestors??
very powerfull shot..

I ´m completely in love with it.. ^^
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sophonisba Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Thank you kindly ! :]
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sarafitforbattle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Student
this is a really powerful and beautiful concept...i love it :heart:
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TheNightSheDied Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Student Photographer
i featured your art here:
[link]

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is-blind Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008   Photographer
featured: [link]

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Camille25 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
very nice, make me think...
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sophonisba Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Thank you kindly. :]
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Threshie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic, artistic and symbolic piece! The model has such an angelic face...the composition of this is wonderful, like an illustration instead of a photo because everything's exactly where it should be. :D

~Threshie :heart:
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sophonisba Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Thank you very much !
:rose:
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