Dead Weight by Stephanie Newton

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To be honest I can’t recall what I was thinking in this shot, except for I knew I wanted a pretty dress, and to have my feetl dangling over this half wall. There was nothing dark about the image I was setting out to create.

Through the processing it took on a very dark feel, which is something I love about the post processing in photoshop. I feel the pictures often direct me on where they want to go. After I was finished this image was the exact opposite of what I was going for. Much better and packed with emotion. I love when that happens.

Interestingly enough I think my sub conscience was working to express my feelings. Not literally of course, but this photograph has deep meaning to me metaphorically speaking.


white, girl, texture, woman, me, death, dead, wedding, hanging, stark, desaturation, self portrait, wedding dress, lady bride


  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaabout 5 years ago

    love this piece so much – just incredible thinking!

  • Trish O'Brien
    Trish O'Brienabout 5 years ago

    This is so sad – what would drive a bride to hang herself? Beautifully shot, but very disturbing….

  • Stephanie Newton
    Stephanie Newtonabout 5 years ago

    Thank you!

  • JanelleMcKain
    JanelleMcKainabout 5 years ago

    WOW! This is powerful……

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtabout 5 years ago

    Amazing shot !!!!

  • midzing
    midzingabout 5 years ago

    brilliant work,,, well done

  • anisja
    anisjaabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful and magic . Whole poetry !

  • SquarePeg
    SquarePegabout 5 years ago

    This is a powerful and emotional image, so full of story. Amazing.

  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudabout 5 years ago

    Ok Now this is a piece of Art! Wondrous creation!

  • Songmistress
    Songmistressabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant work. Very moving image.

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