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Do "we" still need politics? 

9 deviants said What do you mean, "still?" :hmm:
5 deviants said No, because "people" are WAY superior to politics anyway. :shh:
4 deviants said No, because the only thing politics do nowadays is preventing hatred from actually reaching the right 1%. :police:
2 deviants said Yes, because if they were gone, we couldn't VOTE on anything no more! :fear:
1 deviant said Yes, because they prevent us from being ALL AGAINST ALL!… :phew:



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Die Ghul Show with ELLKE!

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 20, 2014, 9:10 AM

:icondasghul:: Welcome to my humble show, :iconellke:!
Do you enjoy being here? :)
:iconellke:: I do! At least, for now ...

:icondasghul:: How would you comment the chances this might change? :paranoid:
:iconellke:: Well, I can be excpecting the best just as well as the worst so it's kinda exciting ^^

:icondasghul:: Well alright… So, to give things just a little first shape here, please tell our noble audience a bit more about what you are and what your art is, please! :nod:

:iconellke:: I'm Ellke, hobbyist photographer and experienced model. I'm 23 and I live in
Generally speaking, I am a very open minded and spontaneous person and so is my art. I like to shoot scenes of my everyday life : a cup of tea, a cat sleeping on my bed, some flowers on the street, a lock of hair shining in the sun, ... mostly things people see as meaningless. Most of the time, I just take my camera when I go for a walk and then shoot things around me, things that, in my opinion, are quite important and essential to "capture" and to share.
Simple things, simple moments, that's what I like best.
But still, I do not take pictures just to take pictures. My aim is to convey something to the viewer, even if he just asks himself "What the frak is that?".

:icondasghul:: Can this also be understood as, you don't like looking for something, but prefer to rather find?
If so, is this also a general philosophy of yours? :)

:iconellke:: Exactly, I wait for the inspiration. But only when it comes to art. Otherwise, I'm quite ... persistent. I very often just rush in and hope I won't break anything and that everything's gonna be fine. ^^;

:icondasghul:: So here's just a little selection of yours which I personally found quite striking!

Aging by Ellke   Walk this way by Ellke   Patounes by Ellke 
A Winter Tale by Ellke   If I by Ellke   Awakening by Ellke

How did, for example, these, pop into being? :)
:iconellke:: "Aging" : I took this picture during a walk with my family. We were on a bridge, a quite old bridge actually and I was really looking for something special on it. I felt as if there was something just waiting to be captured in my camera! And then I found this more or less heart-shaped piece of rust and thought 'Here it is!'

"Walk this way" : Again, walking in the streets of
Strasbourg, where I live. I saw the shadows of those two men walking ahead of me. The contrast between the lightness of the shadows and the harsh paved ground was simply amazing!
"Patounes" : Kali, my cat, has never been very fond of pictures. That day, I was in the mood for taking pictures and as soon as she saw the camera, she ran on the top of the desk and thought she was out of reach. But haha, nope, she wasn't and I just took pictures of her paws because they were so cute :meow:

"A Winter Tale" : This is the road I took every morning for three years to go to the university. And this morning, before leaving the house, I noticed that snow was falling so I obvioulsy took my camera with me. This road seems endless, really, and with snow covering it and these two people walking in the middle, it seemed the perfect moment.
"If I" : This picture is a very personal project. I'm not really willing to share the real signification behind this one haha. The idea just came to me while I was listening to music, which is also a great source of inspiration for me.

"Awakening" : The beginning of spring is very important to be. It's the time of the year when I just can't help taking pictures of absolutely everything around me haha. This flower seemed to be waiting for me and it was nice =)

:icondasghul:: What would you consider the main difference between acting before and behind the camera? :)

:iconellke:: That's a tough one. You see, to me acting behind and before the camera are both totally different but in some ways, they're very similar too.
(Who said "Worst answer ever"? .__.)
Both imply a certain ease with the art, you have to know what to do and how to do it. You can't just improvise, there must be something. As a photographer, you can't just take pictures of someone or something without feeling anything, without wanting to say or to convey something. And as a model, it's more or less the same. You can't just stand there and look like a broomstick. It's all about expressing something, anything, but there must be something. That's how both are very closely related.
But being a photographer implies to mind the framing, the colours, the light, the general atmosphere of the picture. It's more a technical "job".
Being a model is more about the invention I'd say. You're gonna be the main subject, you need to mind every single detail of what you look like, of the way you stare at the camera (or not!), the positions, ... You have to be at least a little confident about yourself or else you're screw everything up haha
Being both a photogrpher and a model, I know how hard both are. But I also know how liberating both are.

:icondasghul:: Now before we will go deeper about some of these aspects, just to clear everything up for our noble audience…
Your modelling account is :iconelfyah:, and THESE are some of the works to be found there? :nod:

Oh who is she ? by Elfyah   Feel Alive by Elfyah   Soflty as I disappear by Elfyah   Colourblind by Elfyah
Why did you originally choose to seperate those two, btw?

:iconellke:: Yep, that's my modeling account =)
Well, at first both accounts were one, Elfyah, but with time, I felt the need to give both aspects of my work a different importance.
Elfyah is my very first baby I'd say. She's the one I used to pay attention to the most. But I noticed that my works as a photographer were not understood as well as I wanted them to be when they were in the same gallery as my modeling pictures. I tried to create a facebook fanpage where I presented my works as a photographer but well, as everyone knows, facebook sucks. And that's when I thought what the heck, why not create a different deviantArt account.
Today, Elfyah is still very important to me but Ellke is taking more and more space in my heart.

:icondasghul:: What's your opinion on the concept of WHOLENESS, actually?
Also, returning above, how do you think the perfect combination between EMOTIONAL and TECHNICAL aspects might look, like, in one single piece?

Also, in either way, have you ever done such a piece yourself?
:iconellke:: Wholeness. Well, that's kind of a big word. I don't think that wholeness is achievable. I mean, it's the perfect state of mind where everything's balanced in your mind, your life as well as everywhere else. Am I a defeatist? Yes, definitely.
Perfection does not exist either. There will always be one side dominating the other but we could, I guess, achieve the almost perfection by focusing in doing the best possible job on both sides of the camera.
The perfect self-portrait ? Ha, nope. I have done self-portraits I really, really like a lot, though. For instance thoses two:
Spread my wings by Elfyah & Inhale by Elfyah

:icondasghul:: Well to be honest, my question about wholeness was meant in a much more banal way than that…

Why do so many of you PEOPLE make different accounts for the things you do? :)
:iconellke:: Because the things we do are not all the same. And people tend to forget that and to judge every single piece of art depending on what is actually around it. So I guess I just try to help people understand that a picture of me as a model is not the same thing as a picture of anything taken by me. It does not mean the same thing, it does not represent the same thing and it does not convey the same emotions and stuff.

:icondasghul:: What do you think about THE PEOPLE, and why is it important to HELP THEM? :)
:iconellke:: It's not really the people themselves who are important it's more there point of view on my work and that's why I do my best to help them, to assist them in order for them not to be confused or forget the huge difference between my work as a model and my work as a photographer.

:icondasghul:: Well but at least in self-portraits like the ones you mentioned above, it's still the very same eye, no? :hmm:
:iconellke:: Yes my self-portraits are the exception =)

:icondasghul:: So, how would you describe the differences between how you see yourself, and how other photographers see you?
Also, do you have any favourites amongst those? :)

:iconellke:: Each and every photographer has a different way of working with models and that's exactly why I like modeling so much. When I shoot a self-portrait, I try to "use" my body to express something. I do not just take a stupid picture of myself. I am the tool. When other photographers take pictures of me, it's as if I discover myself again in every picture. It's the whole picture that is supposed to convey something, not just me.

I like every single photographer which whom I worked but I have of course a favorite one. It's :iconwho-is-chill: =) His work is simply amazing.

:icondasghul:: Does this mean there are more similarities, or more differences in the way you view things? :)

In a Whisper by Elfyah   Spark of Being by Elfyah   Stare into the Cold by Elfyah 
:iconellke:: More differences. I see things in my own way which is quite complicated to understand or explain haha ^^

:icondasghul:: I see, so you won't be asked about that at all! :phew::thumbsup:
Instead, do you have any last words left for our noble audience? :)

:iconellke:: Well, I'd like to thank you for your interest =)
And I'd like to thank the audience too, for reading this! It was really nice to share all those thoughts with you!

:icondasghul:: Ladies and gentlemen, :clap::iconellke:!
She's one of the best SPLIT PERSONALITIES around! :hooray:

Do YOU want to be a part of the GHUL SHOW?
Don't hesitate to apply:… :hooray:


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Eevaaaaaaaaa! :wave:… :evillaugh:
Sun Apr 20, 2014, 3:28 PM
huhuuuuu :wave:
Tue Apr 15, 2014, 8:24 AM
There are, if you don't mind me saying so, many EVES :stinkeye: out there... =D
Mon Apr 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
I'm on it, alright? It's not my fault that IGNORING THE GHOUL happens to be like, a sport for certain people... :sarcasticclap:
Thu Apr 10, 2014, 9:34 AM
Hey you! :D When am I going to see it in use? :lol:
Wed Apr 9, 2014, 9:14 PM
This person will actually be seen on one of the future GHUL SHOWS. But shh! :shh:
Tue Apr 8, 2014, 4:50 PM
Thanks for the fav!
Mon Apr 7, 2014, 11:46 AM
japanese.....and poems....with such grace. =D:)
Sat Mar 29, 2014, 11:36 AM
dragons wings.....are flying about........don't be scared ....she wants to play :D :)
Tue Mar 25, 2014, 6:13 PM
Ich bin ein HÜTTENMENSCH, Eva. :stinkeye:
Sat Mar 22, 2014, 4:59 PM


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Thanks kindly, Gawrila :icondullvivid:
DasGhul 20 hours ago   General Artist
Interessant, wobei so alles an mich gedacht wird. =D
willkommen in der gruppe :)
Mantot 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav!
Thank you *:heart:*
Kodi111 3 days ago  Student Photographer
Hey just stopped by to say that I really like your photographs,
(especially the abstract square cropped style) and I wanted you to know that :D .
DasGhul 3 days ago   General Artist
:iconsquareplz::iconsaysplz:I'm glad you like us.
Kodi111 3 days ago  Student Photographer
Why the worried look?
DasGhul 3 days ago   General Artist
:iconsquareplz::iconsaysplz:It has something to do with BEING A SQUARE...
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Llama Emoji-66 (Orly) [V3] Thanks for faving

Darkness Boat by leothefox  
firepaved 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You so much :)
Thanks kindly, Ghul :icondullvivid:
GregorKerle Apr 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank You kindly :handshake:
ephemeral-d Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke für den Cake, hat mich "EINIGES" gekostet ihn zu bekommen ;)

Groovy Minion by AdrianaFilip
DasGhul 3 days ago   General Artist
Fun cake 
Sleepwalker1803 Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My finest overlord, how have I deserved this delicous cake bagde? :hooray: Thanks a lot!
DasGhul Apr 14, 2014   General Artist
Because I just won another something, and I am the MAN OF THE PEOPLE! :hooray:
Kodi111 Apr 14, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you very much, it means a lot :) .
Barnum60 Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlefthumbsupplz:  Thanks a lot for faving!
many thanks for  the faving,,,Seizure Kitty Dance 
Thank you for adding my art to your favorites!
Ragnar949 Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot.
Thank you so much, I appreciate it!
Mantot Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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