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So this photo shoot has been months in the making! I first got the idea soon after starting injecting myself, so that meant I only had two syringes a day - I only had about 8 collected at the time. So now, a few months have passed and I had 112 ex-needle syringes to play with! I am so pleased with the results and was shocked it only took 40 photos to get the set I wanted (big upgrade from the 100+ I can take, trying to get "the one".)
I inject myself (subcutaneous) in the stomach once a day, first with a local anaesthetic, switch syringes over then inject Magnesium. This has kept my migraine away since my first injection - incredible. Once a week my dad injects a huge needle with thick fluid (intramuscular) Bicillin (which is a form of Penicillin) into my "upper outer butt muscle" which hurt so much my body shuts down and wants me to faint to escape it. Of course my pacemaker prevents the pass out, but I don't get the relief of doing so, so I lie down for a fair while trying to calm my Central Nervous System down.
Needless to say (I'm sorry, I couldn't resist that pun) I used my doll Herx to do this shoot as he is the doll that represents my chronic Lyme Disease. I hope these can raise awareness of Lyme Disease to whoever may look at these now and in the future. If the government recognised this disease, there would be no need for people like me, 14 years down the track, injecting myself with needles, especially the big and painful ones, just to try and function each day. If we had the treatment we deserve, this, and everything else, could stop.
As a side note to the Australian Government, let me just say that LYME DISEASE IS IN AUSTRALIA. WAKE UP AND STOP DE-REGISTERING THE VERY FEW DOCTORS WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO TREAT US. GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND AND WAKE UP.
That is all! I hope you like it.
Title comes from the fact I had the needles in a box for this idea and is also a song title from "The Used".
A troubled, young boy. He is neither good, nor bad.
(LittleFee Bisou Boy from Fairyland - 25cm)
Birthday: 14th October 2013
Thank you so much again, I'm very glad you understood my photo
I hope that day comes soon, not only for me, but for the thousands and thousands of other Australians who are also fighting. The Government could easily end this all... Hopefully we aren't too far away from winning, but it's horrific that people end up in nursing homes while others die, just because of politics. It isn't right!
I know my art won't change the world, but it's the way I cope!
I am insanely proud of this, I uploaded it to as many relevant groups here on dA, in hope everyone possible can see it, not because I want them to "see", I want them to feel the photo and "hear" the message. I hope I am successful. I really am proud of this!
Usually I am first to pick apart all the technical aspects of my shots, but this, to me, is exactly how I envisioned it those months ago - to me it is perfect.
I think I've set myself a standard
You definitely have set a standard, now you have to better it.
Just my 2 cents.....It's good to master the technical side of it all, but never lose sight of the art.
Again, well done.
I'll do my best to better it! Not sure how that will go but I'll keep trying that's for sure! Maybe I will keep drawing ideas out from places like this one - usually my themes are subtle and hidden so it makes sense to people who are healthy, but maybe I need to be more blunt about it, if it has shock factor, so be it!
Some things I've done, I love the concept, I just wasn't talented enough at the time to execute it well Maybe I could re-do some ideas.
Thank you so much!!
I know all about revisiting themes, done it many times. It's amazing how the shot changes as you change.
I'll let you into a little secret...as an artist, shocking people is a shit load of fun.
Theres a powerful message there.
Your a real trooper putting up with so many pokes. :c
It is a fair amount of pokes, and as of today I can add another one to the mix (yay for more "art supplies" )
It's a very sad picture though.. I'm not sure if it's intentional, but it really looks like he is crying. Don't cryyy
I tried to make it have a cold feeling to it, angled it so he looked at peace, mum noticed the gloss on his eye and didn't like it there, but now you mention it, it actually looks like a tear I like it there