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Hangman's Noose by pinkitink Hangman's Noose by pinkitink
This is probably the hardest photo stunt I've ever had to pull off and in a bathroom stall on a Friday while classes were going on in the next room no less! I'm surprised no one came in there to find out while all the ruckus was about. And what's worse is we half killed Callie trying this stunt out. We had to take breaks in between shots and in the end, her eyes were so bloodshot - more realistic for the picture, but not a lovely thing for her right before dinner with her boyfriend's parents. Anyway, I'm fairly happy with the results. I just can't stand that white pillar that got in the way of the picture. I couldn't quite figure out how to even take it out so I suppose it stays. :/
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Lana59K Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
wow, that looks like the real thing. Good work, be careful!
TaylorTS Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
CheshireKatalyst Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Sounds like you need a proper harness rig. Killing your models is not only rude it's also illegal and could ruin your photography career. :facepalm:
zoeytaylorts Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
omg...she looks just like my daughter
VampireIBecome Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful picture.
The flow of the pose and the expression of the model are just perfect. I like the power of the look in her eyes, It really sells, they look almost depleted of life. I find the white pillar to give some especial look to the overall picture.
Wonderful work.

Do you mind if I take reference from this for a drawing?
Travail-de-lame Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
upsius Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Nice job, another way to do it these days is to stand the "victim" on something take the photo and Photoshop out what she was standing on. It helps if you lock the camera in place and take a photo of the background first then put everything else in place take your photo and in Photoshop use layers with your background shot behind the main image so when you erase the stool or what ever the real background shows through.
a1bcd Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
excellent job you like to try a strangulation sequence where a victim is strangulated to death by unknown and invisible murderer lots of struggle with hands and feet by victim but of no use.Victim dies with open mouth,rolled up eyes,tongue coming out of mouth,legs and hands spread awkwardly.Then some one finds body checks it for vital signs ie wrist pulse jugular vein pulse,eye balls for response to light,heart beat,breathing finding no indication of life closes eyes of victim,try to close mouth a bit,straighten hands and legs ,tie both feet toes together with a bandage,tie a bandage from under chin through head to keep mouth possibly closed and put some cloth on body to cover leaving face and feet visible.Then in morgue body laying on disecting table with toe tag.then ready to be buried in can skip the things you do not want to do or dislike
pinkitink Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
This is an intense comment! Thank you for the feedback. I may consider it :)
romantic2 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
I think it's interesting that so many female suicides choose to die in their bare feet. What does that say about Lost Innocence...?
zoeytaylorts Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
princevlad39 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
you really hung her up? i'd like to know more of how this was done.
looks good by the way :heart:
pinkitink Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
I borrowed a good friend's rock climbing harness and we hit it cleverly under her baggy dress and hung her from that. The noose was only for show and was duct-taped so that if the rock-climbing equiptment were to give for some reason, the noose would not hold her wait and would come down as well. Safety first please. :)
princevlad39 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
i'm glad to see you did it safely.
puremyth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009   Photographer
Wow, very impressive. I hope you found a safe way to do this!!
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10/300 second
Focal Length
18 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 3, 2009, 7:12:18 PM