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Day 48 - Conscience by MonsterBrand Day 48 - Conscience by MonsterBrand

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The coyote is a mythic and symbolic animal that is part of most Native American culture.
Although often portrayed as a trickster, the Coyote is also considered a creative spirit.
Here, Coyote sits on my shoulder, whispering to me. His spirit and beauty inspires me to
create. I have always harbored a deep passion and respect for all creatures and
Native cultures worldwide; this may stem from my Cherokee bloodline - as I believe our
DNA and our current passions, interests and actions are slightly influenced by our past
bloodlines, our ancestors (... Assassin's Creed anyone? < if you understand this reference,
you're just as big an AC geek as I am, you silly people)

*Please note, no animals were harmed in the making of this photo. This coyote died
of natural causes. I do not have any "trophy" animal pieces in my collection.

*Part of my "One photo a day for an entire year" Project.
You can follow the progress of this one-year-long project
here in my DeviantArt gallery:…



- Featured by :iconannieta-kr: here:…

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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
very good :)
Jax106931 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :)
Devilchild93 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Such a nice picture, and a great show of appreciation for other cultures. 
JWiesner Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
I'm a fan of several Native Cultures too! :highfive: That is, those that are respectful towards nature. Like Native Americans, and Ancient Mongolian people, for example. I have a small collection of skulls too, and only want those animals that died from a natural death as well (or road kill :( ).

Beautiful portrait! I mentioned it before how much your photos just capture the essence of the portrait model. Also, the color tones are chosen with much care and add a lot to the general atmosphere. The dark metallic blue here works well with the topic of the passed away companion on your shoulder that still inspires with its mysterious look. Something about dark bue color like that also reminds me a little of things that have to do with night skies, or galaxies, something outter space like that. But maybe I'm just over-analazing. xD
lolokoko28 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Just perfect!
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you :heart:
Annieta-Kr Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello dear member of :iconthepeopleavenue:

your beautiful photo has been featured in our latest news article about Studio/Posed and Conceptual Portraits, edit. January 2013: [link]

Congrats and thanks for sharing :iconcongratulationplz:
Powzin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
It is the work absurdly well done to people like you that made me become interested absurdly (that word again, Powzin? How can? Rs) for photography.
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
well, I am very happy to hear that we have in some way inspired you ;) I always love helping to inspire others to open their minds and be creative. It is a movement that is very dear to my heart :heart: Thank you!
Viper-26 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Gosh. This is very... amazing !
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