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Your Heart Is An Empty Room by blackjack157 Your Heart Is An Empty Room by blackjack157
Burn it down till the embers smoke on the ground
And start new when your heart is an empty room
With walls of the deepest blue


This is the result of one of my most challenging shoots ever with =The-Meeg. This is a snapshot of the Doctor living with the grief of just losing Rose Tyler.

Capturing the emotion of this was no simple task, like most things in my career I tried too hard at first and this made it more difficult to deliver what I was trying and everyone was aware of it. The combination of weariness from tension of breath and trying new ways to convey grief delivered this shot.

Despite my opinion on Rose later on, this is really a moment I treasure. Yes, the Doctor is a Time Lord and he shouldn't love Rose like he did... but he met her right after the war, coming from his darkest moments. He depended on her to be there with him to stop him and to guide him out of the abyss that plagued his mind.

And suddenly... she was gone. Not a lot of things in life can compare to grief like that in my eyes... I hope I did an alright job in showing you it. :)

Photographer: =The-Meeg
Tenth Doctor: Myself

Doctor Who (C) BBC
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I had a hard time deciding if it was actually a fan cosplaying, or really David Tennant when I saw the thumbnail. Some incredible costume and hair detail. Kudos.

The shadow overtaking most of the room brings to focus our Doctor, who looks to be deep in thought. This is a very thought provoking piece. After the loss of Rose Tyler, I know I was a crying mess.

The photo's overall quality is brilliant, crisp and clean, with nice attention to focus and colour.

This is impressive work. Again, kudos to the cosplayer for detail, and to the photographer for the quality photo.
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crazy-multi-birds Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Oh. Oh my. I think I may be in love. You cosplay the Doctor so wonderfully! I love the emotion; great job!
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StarlightWhispers Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, the emotion! This is beautiful...so sad. I want to hug you. ;A;
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princessFirefly Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
nice!
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GallyKaru Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant!
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aoifasd Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You did a very good job.

i know know what more to say that has not already been said.
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:iconblackjack157:
blackjack157 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much sir! :D
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aoifasd Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no problem
hopefully, we will get to see more of your Doctor :)
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lary3reise Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
oke,first of all i gotta say...WOW,this is so amazing in so many ways. i'm not usually into cosplay,but man,u're great. i had to browse around your gallery and if i hadn't known better i swear i could have thought that's david in almost everyone of your DW pictures. i guess i just became one of your fans=P but honestly,u're wicked cool and this pic is awesome in terms of composition, lighting and emotion.love it:D
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blackjack157 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, if you don't like cosplay very much then I do take that as a real compliment, thank you very much. :D
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:iconlary3reise:
lary3reise Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
no prob.my pleasure:)
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LP4eva Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
woah! This is amazing! From the thumbnail pic I could swear you look exactly like Tennant :XD:
Closer up, not quite so much, but this is still a very good photo :D
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:iconblackjack157:
blackjack157 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks man. I'm not trying to be a double I just respect the actor, the character and the show very much. :)
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:iconlp4eva:
LP4eva Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, well you've done a great job! :)
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:iconlp4eva:
LP4eva Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, well you've done a great job! :)
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kikomi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So, you're rather handsome. Just letting you know.

Secondly, the lighting in this is phenomenal. How you interacted with is is nice, very dramatic.

However, I'm not really buying this. Through studying to be a film director, I have become acutely aware of connection and emotion. I can see the emotion attempted, but it feels like you were struggling at this point to find a balance between too much and not enough. The connection feels much more 'there' than the emotion, so I want to believe what I'm seeing, but I can't.

The costume is amazing, but you need to be aware of what's in the background of your shots--the business of it, although out of focus, is a little distracting.
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blackjack157 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for crit, I can't improve without comments like that. :)

I hope I improve in the future. :)
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MsLolitaPsychotic Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Simpley Beautiful =3 well done with capturing the emotion! Worst moment when He has to leave Rose =[
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blackjack157 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
As I said in my description I think by this point I was glad to see her go, as it conflicts with the Doctor I know... but the emotion was certainly beautiful and it did make sense. :)

I'm glad you like it. :D
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MsLolitaPsychotic Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Ohhh I hated it when she left but yes she did need to go =[ sadly! At least she made her final come back along with everyone else!!!!!
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chicken-sanga24 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
"The flames and smoke climbed out of every window
and disappeared with everything that you held dear" :D

love death cab for cutie and the doctor and this photo! it's great :)
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blackjack157 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks very much. :3
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:iconulfheidr:
ulfheidr Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:faint:

I've seen tons of Doctor Who cosplay...but this is seriously the best. :heart:

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blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. o_o

An artist of your caliber giving me such an awesome compliment, is probably one of the most flattering things I've ever heard. :D

Thank you very very much. You might be pleased to know I'm thinking about entering your competition, if I can whip up a plushie myself and decent shot for it. :D I'm not very good at drawing, unfortunately.

Once again, thanks a bunch, I hope we become good mate's over time, you seem like a very nice dedicated fan. :D
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ulfheidr Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: That'd be amazing...I look forward to that entry.

Likewise :la: You seem dedicated too :meow:
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blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Well, I love the show to death, I'll let my work speak for itself. :)
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13MorbidMouse13 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Great shot
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:iconblackjack157:
blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! :)
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AzellureLeverett Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
This is an amazing shot. After watching this particular episode only the other day, I can say that you've done a great job in capturing the moment. Well done :)
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blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad you think so, thanks very much. :)
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La-Petit-Forte Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010   Writer
Wonderful photography - from a distance, I thought this was a screencap. For some reason, I really like how the light hits your cuffs. Your expression is beautiful, particularly your eyes, although I see less sadness than hope, or exasperation, in your eyebrows and posture.
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blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I'm very glad you like it, would you recommend anything next time I try something similar in the future? Thanks very much. :heart:
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La-Petit-Forte Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Writer
Sorry for the late reply. What do you mean by recommend?
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funkehdesigns Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Another amazing photo, well done :D
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:iconblackjack157:
blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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Ryoko-san18 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Simply perfect... could've been more desperate but we know the doctor can hide his feelings very well. So... simply great job you've done! MORE *_*
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blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I had the option of being more desperate, but my personal view of the Doctor, is that he knows pain very well. He's had it before and he'll deal with it again... but this particular jab just struck very deep. :D

Thanks very much, more coming when photographer's feel like obliging me. :XD: :heart:
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Ryoko-san18 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yep, that's true^^

Oh, I'm SO looking forward to it! :heart::heart:
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Lari--Chan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
PERFECT!! LOVE IT!
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:iconblackjack157:
blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks mate! :D
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kenshin-chan64 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
VERY goodshot! you did a great job showing the sadness and emotion, but not by bawling or looking silly
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:iconblackjack157:
blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I'm very glad you like it, I tried my best. :D
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Irridescent Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconblackjack157:
blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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anakomb Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow you weren't kidding, this is just...pwahhhhh so cool. You depicted him and the moment perfectly!
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:iconblackjack157:
blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks so much dear, I'm glad you like it! :D :heart: I try my best. :hug:
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M-Unition Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Fantastic. Absolutely brilliant!
The lighting is just right and the expression is perfect!
-Tom, *The single ttear was a nice touch as well*
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:iconblackjack157:
blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks mate, it took a lot of work to get this shot, but it was definitely worth it, in the end. :D
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:iconm-unition:
M-Unition Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Oh I agree entirely! Once again, nice job!
-Tom, *Keep it up!*
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Gemema537 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I love the lighting in this shot especially, and you look amazing! :D
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:iconblackjack157:
blackjack157 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much dear. ^^
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