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INRI 25 - BY David Kawena by davidkawena INRI 25 - BY David Kawena by davidkawena
Yesterday we celebrated Tu B'Av - the Day of Love by the Kabbalists. On this day, all masculine and feminine forces in the universe, from the celestial bodies to the tiniest of insects, unite in harmony.

Lately, all across the world we hear voices of hatred, and most are using the name of God to justify their hate.

I hope and pray we can all learn to love each other more no matter what god we believe in or don't, and maybe we can all one day truly unite. Amen, אמן.

Derek Keene wearing designs by Nick Stryker
Photographed by David Kawena

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Steven115 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh!  He noticed me staring a bit too low.  Couldn't help myself.  Sorry.
adyalexander Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
I have probably absolutely never saw such an intense composition. It's absolutely outstanding, I have been told I really have a great eye for aesthetics and since I'm not by far an expert I would dare to say this shot is not only perfect in tone, pose, model beauty, but also transmits an intense feeling of glamour and sensuality. It is amazing, I love it. 
abelisk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I truly love this picture. It is remarkable in many ways.The model, his clothes, the composition and light are surprising and work great together.
It is both sexual and artistic without over-emphasis. PLease make more like this. 
tai-castellan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Lindo, muito lindo! Parabéns pelo trabalho
FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful commentary, beautiful portrait!
AxysCG Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I love this piece and your message behind it :)
dwseeker Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I love the texture and the model is perfect for this.
LKBurke29 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning as always, David!  I especially like the play of lights and darks along the model's figure and the wonderful texturing of his costume.  The rose window light source is subtly beautiful and symbolic. 
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