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Plague comes knocking by Revelio Plague comes knocking by Revelio
Model & styling: =essie-morbide
Photography, concept & editing: me ( *Revelio )
Many thanks to Dick for providing the mask!

All images are RMS Maelstrom photography 2005 - 2008 and are not to be reproduced, altered or redistributed without written permission. If you would like to use one of my images in a commercial way, please contact me either via DeviantArt or mySpace at Maelstrom Photography www.rmsmaelstrom.com .


OMG - DD! :heart: Thanks so much to ~Jeannieblue for suggesting and ^RockstarVanity for featuring! I wanted to do this concept for ages before I finally got to, and now several months later it has a DD - it means so much! QF and I are very proud of our baby! :D

If anyone's in the UK Birmingham area: another picture from this series, as well as several others of ours, are being exhibited from the 31st of July to September 11th this year. Click here for more info!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-06-26
The suggester says, "Plague comes knocking by =Revelio is a still from that old horror film that you have yet to see. And yet somehow, we all know how this story ends". ( Suggested by Jeannieblue and Featured by RockstarVanity )
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InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
A belated Happy Halloween to you and this piece has been featured! :iconpumpkinlaplz:
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:icongarrettadderley:
garrettadderley Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
i love plague doctors!!! this is so sweet.
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:iconmalleni:
Malleni Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Da passt einfach alles wunderbar zusammen! :clap:
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Just a quick message to inform you that your piece has been featured in the A, B, C's of Horror under the letter "E". E is for examination, after all.
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bugsythepigeon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
"The stick is for poking the plague victims"...Such medical technology!! I wouldn't want to touch them, either. I just recently finished a drawing similar, and I am considering a Halloween costume of a plague doctor. Awesome pic, BTW.
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DeadNurseDoll Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010   Writer
Amazing!
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:iconrevelio:
Revelio Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
so's your icon.... :O_o:
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:icondeadnursedoll:
DeadNurseDoll Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010   Writer
:3 Thank chu
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:iconmilkandcookies22:
milkandcookies22 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Featured here: [link]
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:iconzufalls-foto:
zufalls-foto Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
love this shot.
I long for one of those masks.
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:iconmidgard:
midgard Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Fantastic plague doctor image. The color and framing are great. The lettering (watermark) across the door is really unfortunate, however.
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:iconrevelio:
Revelio Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
well, it has to go somewhere it's hard to edit away, in case someone steals it. :) sorry about that! I'm glad you like it so much otherwise, though!
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:iconmercifulblue:
MercifulBlue Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I love this, it inspires me with all sorts of ideas surrounding this scene.
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EVDgraphics Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Flawless photography indeed. Is that mask the original design they used in 1600's? Regards.

A·M·E,
Funereal
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Revelio Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
It's not an original mask but the design is pretty close to the pictures isn't it? I don't think anyone would mistake it for being hygienic, though.
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009   Photographer
June's horror photography daily deviation round-up is here and this photograph is featured :)
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Revelio Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
yay! thank you! horror photography daily deviation round-up... I didn't even know such a thing existed. :aww:
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EZleeAmuZed Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
I've been waiting to see something like this for a long time, I always thought plague doctors were sooooo creepy... More people should go as them for Halloween..
:)
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Xaidurk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely shot! I kind of feel sorry for the plague doctors back then--as well as anyone else who lived during the time.
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:iconruinedtemple:
RuinedTemple Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
An eerie bit of history.
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:iconrevelio:
Revelio Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
:nod: Indeed.
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:iconezraer:
ezraer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009   General Artist
nice concept
i like the idea!
^^
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:iconstevensaysitsme:
stevensaysitsme Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I love the colors.
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:iconbluetear222:
bluetear222 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.o i dont want that guy at my house lol
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:iconraynewolfspeaker:
RayneWolfspeaker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool! I did a project on the black plague for heath class a few months ago(everyone els was doing aids and stds, so I wanted to be diffarent) and I had pictures of plague doctors.
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depprocker182 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
love the concept!
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Klcqtee Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
The mask reminds me of the masks that priests and physicians wore back during the times of the Black Plague. They would put herbs in the beak area that were supposed to be protective, and also helped to mask the scent of death.

Anyway, lovely composition and very interesting model.
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:iconrevelio:
Revelio Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
that's exactly the kind of mask it is :) thanks! :heart:
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:iconklcqtee:
Klcqtee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Wow! What a coincidence...
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:iconvampiressartist:
Vampiressartist Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the colors!
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NanasFreak Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
That time period has always fascinated me! This is a really great photograph, great job to you and the people who helped you put this together! :)
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:iconcandys-killer:
Candys-Killer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!! 8D
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Kakuhidan787 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009   Writer
Hmm, so that's the mask Flake was wearing in the video to Seemann
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:iconneverending-darkness:
Yay its the Plague!
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:iconvideotaped:
videotaped Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009   Photographer
Amazing job here.
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:iconars-nova:
aRs-nOVa Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Student General Artist
Ooo prompts me to upload pics of the plague mask I made.
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:iconstarauthor:
starauthor Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks likes it came out of a horror novel!
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aRs-nOVa Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Student General Artist
I guess, if you find doctors scary.
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xafiria Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Well here it goes, i just got tagged!
Rules:
1. post the rules.
2. each tagged person must tell 8 things about themselves
3. at the end you have to tag 8 people and post their icons in your journal
4. then go back to their page and leave a comment saying you tagged them
5. no tag backs

Here it is:
1. I like to talk about cheese, but i'm not a big fan of eating it.
2. I am a Warcraft geek
3. I love Greek mythology
4. Rorschach and I are destined to be together for all eternity.
5. I draw while listening to Disney music
6. I have created a background story for every drawing and character I have ever created.
7. Aside from drawing, writing is my passion
8. I am bold enough to go on Superman at six flags twice in one hour, but too chicken to ask out the guy I like.
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Takiouttio Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want that mask.
unf oh yes
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Bri-Angel-Shigure Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'm obsessed with plague doctors.
This was an amazing surprise. :+favlove:
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:iconprincessteia:
PrincessTeia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I absolutely love the history of the bubonic plague. And the plague doctors' costumes were just the coolest...a very well-deserved DD!
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:iconrocamiadesign:
rocamiadesign Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009   Digital Artist
Really awesome! It reminds me of the play, "Masque of the Red Death".
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xXdaughterxwarXx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
The play or the actual story?
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:iconrocamiadesign:
rocamiadesign Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009   Digital Artist
The play. I didn't read the story, but I remember the play from my high school days, a million years ago.
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:iconxxdaughterxwarxx:
xXdaughterxwarXx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Ah. I like the story better. It's very good. You should read it.
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:iconarie-vampiress:
Arie-Vampiress Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
cool! strange but cool! Its very diffrent,in a good way!
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BilboobliB Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
The Doctor is in:) nice work
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Dageon22 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
wow, this is very, very, impressive :jawdrop: it looks as if it was drawn and yet its a photo :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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furrylittlefriend Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
I love this. I wonder if those masks really protected them from the plague?
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