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I was unhappy with the pictures I had today, so I stuck a knife through my chin to see how that would look. I think it worked okay, but it HURT LIKE HELL! Oh well, all part of taking pictures I guess. I sewed myself back up and I think I'll be okay now.

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Gian Piero Presazzi23-Nov-2009 10:21
Nice shot, very Horror
Guest 26-May-2007 19:34
You're crazy!!! This is great and I know you from Fuji forum! V
Naomi 26-May-2007 01:23
Gross, but effective.
pr_rajan28-Dec-2006 06:15
Van gough?
arminb27-Feb-2006 14:41
Quit bizarre, but very well done, thanks for the 'making-of', very inspiring :o)
Cheers, Armin
PS: Whenever you are in such a mood again, we share it (::my darker side::), but this
gallery is just at its beginning as I am with photog. :o)
Guest 17-Nov-2005 22:20
That's gotta hurt
Anne Young14-May-2005 14:44
OMG... this is creepy! (yet strangely cool at the same time :))
Guest 13-Mar-2005 03:09
That must hurt like hell. Wow! The magic of PS,huh?
Guest 09-Mar-2005 18:15
Paul, this is Cool
Anna Yu28-Oct-2004 16:52
This is such a horrible picture that I think you should enter it in the latest Canon clsr challenge. Gross.
Guest 17-Oct-2004 09:02
Bad day alright! Ouch!
Guest 17-Jun-2004 15:25
good idea
my turn
Geoff Delderfield Photography15-Jun-2004 12:03
I need counseling now lol! Great shot.
Paul Walters11-Jun-2004 03:18
Some have been curious as to how I accomplished this picture, so I'll spill my guts... well, you know what I mean. :) This isn't Photoshop work as much as it is real life work. I took a knife, broke the tip off, and stuck the tip of the knife in my mouth and pinched it between the roof of my mouth and the bottom of my mouth. I shoved the other part of the knife up under my chin, and filled my mouth with catchup. Yep, good old catchup for the blood. In photoshop I just worked with the colors a bit and darkened it some and added the grain, and WA-LA! This is the end result.

I had actually considered this picture for some time before I finally did it. I had planned to have a really cool knife, and some real cool fake blood, and planned on making myself look more beat-up, and had this elaborate studio lighting idea planned. But finally as the end of my project was getting close, I just broke a kitchen knife, grabbed some old catchup out of the fridge, and did this shot in front of a single desk light as a "test". I decided it fulfilled my goal well enough. :)
The Whittakers of Reading, MA11-Jun-2004 03:09
Holy SH#T! I first saw this early in the morning and it woke me up very quick! what did you use... PhotoShop or what! WOW!
Carolyn B.23-May-2004 06:05
Ouch! This is just all too real looking! Great work.
Guest 22-May-2004 17:26
Amazing... simply amazing. :)
brother_mark21-May-2004 19:23
Oooohhh!! Nuts!! You've gone to great extents to do your photo a day. Are you planning to immolate yourself tomorrow? LOL. Don't get any crazy ideas from me.
Guest 21-May-2004 16:17
DUDE.....SICK!!! LOL!!
Guest 21-May-2004 03:35
OUCH! You shouldn't do that to your self. What if your food falls out of your chin?
jude21-May-2004 02:58
Um.. wow.. nicely composed? lol.. very cool image!
Aunt Diane 20-May-2004 23:55
I don't like it!!!!
Jarrett20-May-2004 21:39
classic ;)
Faye White20-May-2004 21:39
Guest 20-May-2004 18:13
Great job!
Melanie20-May-2004 16:38
Vinay20-May-2004 16:13
virginiacoastline20-May-2004 15:33
you're gonna miss us . . .
Guest 20-May-2004 14:45
OMG OMG OMG This FREAKED me out!! Damn, Paull, that's awesome!
Jude Marion20-May-2004 13:52
Ouch! I can't look!
Guest 20-May-2004 13:12
I know it's a pain coming up with a picture for every day, but dude... Ouch! Disturbingly effective.
Gary Blanchette20-May-2004 13:02
As Paul winds down to his last 2 or 3 days of PAD, I wonder now how we shall all remember him? LOL!
Elizabeth Glass20-May-2004 13:01
Ewwww! I think the grain makes the image. Nice gory shot!
Guest 20-May-2004 10:45
Good photo!
CJ Morgan20-May-2004 06:03
Okay, you win. Sure, I'll put duct tape on my head for a self-portrait,
but clearly you'll go the distance. LOL, very nicely done Paul.
Guest 20-May-2004 05:47
Dude, you scary man!!!! Great photo!
Cagie 20-May-2004 05:41
Paul! I don't like this image... However for being a gorey image, it is a good one. I just don't like to see my brother in this type situation. Yucky! Guess you'll give your nephew, Meven a run for his money with this one, hu? :) Yikes!
Guest 20-May-2004 05:37
I have done that before too! lol This is so cool and the most AWESOME GORY image! Nice one for today! The grain adds to the gore too! DUDE...NICE!