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Five of Coins

Five of Coins

It’s been a while since I posted a new tarot card. I just hadn’t been doing them. Partly I needed a break, and partly I just hadn’t been doing shoots in general or those in specific. But I did get one done with Marlo during her shoot.

This is actually one of the earliest ideas I had. When I realized I wanted to use dead and hurt people for the five cards, I decided that I had to do the old tradition of placing coins over the eyes for the coin card. And then when I found out Marlo had a wedding dress, the whole thing just came together.

Somehow, I like the juxtaposition of a wedding and a funeral at the same time. Somehow to me, nothing says worry like a bride who has died in her wedding dress, still holding the bouquet.

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9 comments for “Five of Coins

  1. avatar
    November 11, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    I was gonna mention the juxtaposition then I saw you mention it.

    Excellent job. The camera loves Marlo.

  2. avatar
    November 11, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    @Mikey aka DaSkinnyBlackMan: thanks. I’m glad the concept worked for someone other than me.

  3. avatar
    November 11, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    I would’ve gone with black coins instead of… are those red? Other than that, I do like the shot. The dark flowers work well, and the veil reminds me of the hair of a body floating in the water.

  4. avatar
    November 11, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Gives me heebie jeebies

    Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)

  5. avatar
    November 12, 2007 at 12:22 am

    @MegaBee: I just don’t really like how the black coins look in sepia. They’re too overpowering.

    @lrayholly: hmmm… I guess it’s working then.

  6. avatar
    November 12, 2007 at 1:10 am

    Okay, I can see that.

  7. avatar
    November 13, 2007 at 9:36 am

    When I saw the thumbnail, it looked like this was an upskirt shot and I really didn’t think those were flower stems. I can’t not miss-interpret that now, even when I view the larger picture.

  8. avatar
    November 13, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    i have to agree with denovich. when i saw the thumbnail, i thought, "he didn’t!" but i see you didn’t…. and i’m glad!

  9. avatar
    November 13, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    @denovich and @pi c’s: you know it’s funny. I guess its just your first impression, because I’m TRYING to look at it that way, and i can’t see it at all.

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