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A portrait that painted itself, now there’s a novelty.
- 11th Jan 2012

Canon 450D
Canon 18-55mm Lens
1/125th Second f/8 ISO-200 +Flash
Two shots merged and manipulated to produce the final image.


fantasy, photoshop, uk, north east, concept art, harry purves

Inspired by my dad in visual arts and music from a very early age. He mentored me in photography, film processing and printing when I was 7 or 8 years old. He wouldn’t teach me to play guitar though so I had to teach myself, and played bass in a group while I was at University for pocket money. I took early retirement in 2009 and rekindled my passion for photography. My art is eclectic. I’ll photograph anything and everything. The world is full of images just waiting to be captured.

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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 2 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends group (clickable banner)

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  • Thanks so very much Cee.

    – Harry Purves

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Very cool image!

  • Thank you very much Mom’. My mom thinks I don’t know anything and can’t do anything (see my reply to Barbara’s comment below), so I like it when other people say nice things to me. My best to you and your family for 2012.

    – Harry Purves

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 2 years ago

    This is sooooooooooo cool, Harry!!!! What a great idea!!! very masterfully done! You are a magnificent work of art…. or is that a piece of work?

  • If you talk to my wife, I’m a piece of work. If you talk to my mum, I’m still only 7 years old (slightly less than my adult years I have to say). If you talk to my friend Keith, I’m a piece of art.
    I’ll settle for being a piece of work any day!

    Thanks so much for your comment Barbara, I was just thinking that we have not bumped into each other on RB for a long while. This is as much my fault as anything else. I have been so busy with family matters and keeping house for the last few months.

    I hope you and yours are keeping well, and I wish you and your family health and happiness for the New Year! All my best wishes.

    – Harry Purves

  • elisab
    elisabover 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature ElisaB, I’m so pleased.

    – Harry Purves

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 2 years ago
    A great concept and image!!!
  • Thanks so much Evelyn, I really appreciate your comment.

    – Harry Purves

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 2 years ago

    creative and beautifully done

  • Thank you Irene, I am hugely complemented.
    And just between you and me, I am still attending and studying at the University of Life with no final exams in sight. I say “long may that continue”, because all we can do in this academy is to learn and improve on our journey; I hope it never ends.

    – Harry Purves

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 2 years ago


  • Wow, great! Thanks very much for the feature.

    – Harry Purves

  • IrisGelbart
    IrisGelbartover 2 years ago

    Wonderful….. I love it…

  • That’s so good of you to say, thank you Iris.

    – Harry Purves

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • I’m very pleased to do so!

    – Harry Purves

  • afalconv
    afalconvover 2 years ago

    Original! =)

  • Thanks so much for your comment Abraham.

    – Harry Purves

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