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Holding On by JessicaStarrPhoto Holding On by JessicaStarrPhoto
This picture is of my grandfather. The strongest man I know. He fights for his life on a daily basis, living with Stage 3 Lung Cancer, a pace-maker, Diabetes, and many more health problems. He also beat Prostate cancer. But, through it all he is holding on. And that is all that matters.

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2013


Entered In The Following Contests:

Teen Arts
Ocean County Camera Club
Photography Society of America Youth Contest - Won Grand Prize


RIP Poppop...
I love you...
November 1, 1940 - May 21, 2013
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Holding On by *JessicaStarrPhoto ( Suggested by Gregos and Featured by xbastex )
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The atmosphere on display in this picture is a heavy one, but one of strength. It says that no matter how tough life can get, no matter what it sends your way, all you have to do is hang on. Just believe in tomorrow and trust in the future. There is more than just the obvious message in this picture. As someone who has seen this in the form of an aunt and my best friend's father, and having lost my grandfather, this is a very personal photograph, and one that is very well done.
To bring up emotions with photography is the gift of a true artist, and a gift that you possess.
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Critique by GjertGjersund Jan 15, 2013, 3:48:45 AM
It's a simple, but yet a really strong photo. Using a clean background to create a good focus on the main target in the photo and white bottles for all the tablets gives us a feeling of being alone and also makes us aware of the situation. Using these techniques you defintly managed to bring the message through to me, how these things can destroy your body and/or how someone have to live on these things if they are having difficulties. All these bring together a good result, and I am quite impressed with this photograph! Good job with this artwork!
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Photographer

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JessicaStarrPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for featuring it!
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A really great photo. Simply wow.
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JessicaStarrPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you.
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CreativeExistence Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This actually brought tears to my eyes. I know what this is like, and it isn't fun. But holding on is the hardest thing a person can do, so your grandfather is very strong. Best of luck to him and your family. Hang in there, girl.
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JessicaStarrPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you so much.
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here-and-faraway Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Very moving.
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JessicaStarrPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you.
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Studio-in-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Powerful.
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JessicaStarrPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you.
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