Then the second image is progressing into adulthood. Less family friendly, more grimy and raw. Like real adult life is. Odds are, unless you're my brother and super successful, that life is tough and a struggle and you have to work for the things you love (in my brothers defence he's worked hard to be where he is and I'm proud of him, just somewhat slightly jealous ha). The skinned, gutted rabbit represents all of that. It's stripped down to the core, the foundation. After university that's what every student is left feeling like.
I didn't have to merge layers in this series which made it a lot quicker than the other series I've done. I was almost a bit sad though, I enjoy doing that and challenging myself in that way. I used the Color Efex Pro 4 to make the colours more vibrant and shocking. As it would be if you went to Wonderland. That's how I imagine Wonderland. Crazy colourful and bright and pops! My interpretation anyway.
Also used the software to put the vignette on like the rest of them to fit into that consistency.
I'm really proud of these images, as I am with all of my images. Really pushed myself and thrown myself out of my comfort zone. It's incredible how much this project has changed me. I'm less bothered about my appearance. I used to wear make up everyday, have to do my hair, be so conscience of everything I was doing and how I'd look. I'm not bothered at all anymore. I haven't put make up on in days and I couldn't care less! It's crazy. I can worry about actual important stuff now. I'm much happier thanks to this project.