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EVA: Rei III by behindinfinity EVA: Rei III by behindinfinity
I want despair. I want to return to nothing. But I can't. He won't let me return to nothingness yet. He won't let me return yet. I still exist because he needs me. But when everything is over, when I am of no use anymore, he will abandon me. I've prayed for the day he would abandon me. But now... I fear it.


Rei's origin and heritage are left deliberately unspecified, and there is evidence that she might not even be entirely human. Ritsuko Akagi states that Rei was born in a certain room deep in the lower levels of NERV headquarters, but this is all that is explicitly revealed in the series about her creation.

Dr. Ritsuko Akagi on Rei: "She's not very adept at living."

About the title - it's not meant to indicate that this is the third of a series of Rei photos. Those who are familiar with Evangelion will most likely know what I mean. :D

Oh, and because I always seem to get asked about this - she is wearing red contact lenses. :)


:pointr: Ayanami Rei by ~rancidgravy

:iconangstxiety: Chi as Rei Ayanami
:iconhuzafan: photography by Erving Go
:iconbehindinfinity: editing by me

Neon Genesis Evangelion photoshoot series
:star: Neon Genesis Evangelion
:star: First Child: Rei Ayanami
:star: Second Child: Asuka Langley
:star: Third Child: Shinji Ikari
:star: Fourth Child: Toji Suzuhara
:star: Fifth Child: Kaworu Nagisa
:star: Major Misato Katsuragi
:star: Rei III
:star: Asuka Strikes!
:star: Delicate Like Glass
:star: Children of Chaos

:bulletgreen: Evangelion Photoshoot Recap + bonus photos :bulletgreen:
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:iconbida-san:
Bida-san Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconalbatrash:
albatrash Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Slicey slicey!!!!
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:iconthedevilsdevil:
Thedevilsdevil Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Now, this ones perfect. I like this one alot. Just wish her hair didn't look so much like a wig.
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:iconphagos:
Phagos Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
I like how the flowers are the only thing in the background that are on the same level of saturation as her.
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:iconluminous85:
Luminous85 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the composition of this picture. I looks like you placed everything. The flower to the left compliments the rich red in the eyes and the bow. The blues are just crisp enough to stand out from the background, but they still go with the color scheme of it. Truly a master of this art, that you are. ^_^
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:iconsandalwood01:
sandalwood01 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
Another beautiful shoot :D
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:iconfarwen07:
farwen07 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great pic
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:iconstresseddesserts:
stresseddesserts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
are those colored contacts? love the flowers in the background.
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:iconraine-oni:
Raine-Oni Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
She'll turn you to goo!
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:iconhyuga34:
Hyuga34 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
*ominous voice*
THE SEA OF LIFE >.>
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:iconraine-oni:
Raine-Oni Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
SCIENCE :XD:
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:iconravenskaari:
RavenSkaari Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
oooh I have an ayanami wig (n_n) *loves it to pieces*
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:iconmewmewziq:
mewmewziq Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
hmm i like the shape of her eyes...
well, in this case, an eye...
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:iconangelbaby88:
angelbaby88 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Student General Artist
cool! lighting and details! and the placement under the tree with the flowers is so pretty!
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:icondunkler-adlig:
dunkler-adlig Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Artist
"I think I must be the third one" totally blew my mind when i figured out what she meant :D
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:iconkitty--san:
kitty--san Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
wonderful!
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:iconaquacookiegirlxoxo:
aquacookiegirlxoxo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
AWESOME ; <33
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:iconlilmegfish:
LilMegFish Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I cannot begin to express how happy I am to see you all doing copslays for one of the most revered and my peronal favorite anime series. Thank you!
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:iconkirahana:
kirahana Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
the lighting in this is beautiful, but something about the mood that bothers me a bit
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:iconflyingpenguin67:
FlyingPenguin67 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
such a beautiful shot. great work.
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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
wow!! Nice!!!
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:iconangstxiety:
angstxiety Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
The sun, it glares xD
Nice edit Jin! :D
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:iconsugar-nacchy:
sugar-nacchy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
cool!!
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:iconcloudylemonade:
cloudylemonade Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow very pretty shot!
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:iconflesh-cladmonster:
flesh-cladmonster Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
This is a really nice photograph.
All the green in the background is a nice touch.
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:iconsubahime:
subahime Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008   Photographer
so is she a he or a she?cause she looks like a he in a she form.....DX
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:iconboldstripes:
boldstripes Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
aaah rei ;] she looks so much like her
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:iconshuryuu:
shuryuu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i like the effects of this photo, truly exquisite ^^
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:iconprllnce:
PRllNCE Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Now this is made of pure beauty. Great emotion, kudos to Chi! <3
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SubconciousReality Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Just a comment about Rei being human.
I have had this conversation about a million times with people who are familiar with Neon Genesis.

The fact that she was uber cloned was kind of an indicator to me that she wasn't ENTIRELY human. As well as the lack of emotion she had. I mean, it's not like she was abused much. And there isn't ANYTHING really implied about her past; such as having parents, other than Ikari. Which is also creepy, because there's hinting that Shinji has "a thing" for Rei, and she might actually be his sister.

Basically, the anime was "Let's see how badly we can fuck with Shinji's head before we blow the world up."
I loved it though.

And this looks awesome. ^^;
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yippy-ki-ay Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008   Digital Artist
"Let's see how badly we can fuck with Shinji's head before we blow the world up." That is the coolest description of Evangelion I've ever heard, and after years of it being my favorite series, and trying to understand every nook 'n cranny of it, I've decided to go with your take on it >D

Love your Eva photoshoots, you really did the characters justice, I think :]
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:iconanthora-black:
anthora-black Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
she's great :D
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:iconsakanami:
Sakanami Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008   General Artist
The composition is very good. The lighting is awesome, too! :D
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:iconaquasea:
aquasea Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Very nice. I like the lighting.
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:iconichilover:
IchiLover Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
pretty^^
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:iconphantomteacup:
PhantomTeacup Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
I like the colours. Unusual composition.
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:iconmegan14:
Megan14 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Maganda yung wig, pero baka mas "anime" king layered yung buhok.

Nice photography.
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:iconhurumi:
hurumi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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:iconatata:
Atata Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
*instead of being amazed beyond words once again* Well.. *cough* I like evangelion and all but I think your others were better ._. can't catch the mood of the show from this pic, it's just me though ._.
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008   General Artist
Oh, it's quite alright! :D Thank you for the feedback.

I can understand why you feel that way. As opposed to the other photos from this set where the characters are in locations you would expect to see in the show, this is more (pardon the potentially-pretentious term) conceptual. While I was editing this, I was thinking of Rei's line that I quoted in the description, so I aimed to make a visual representation of that - the feeling of being stuck in a seemingly eternal emotional twilight. Something like that. A lot of the elements here mean something to me, such as the way she's turning away from the flower and looking towards the light with that expression on her face, but I won't elaborate any further because explaining too much tends to ruin things like this. :)
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Atata Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome lol.
I never was the best with capturing the art of photography, you do it perfectly, XD just sometimes too awesome for my simple mind to comprehend, my bad for not searching much into the description before my rant XD. But ya, keep up with your great work ^^!
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
So, shall you be tantalizing us with an all boys in girls cos for Evangelion? Please please XD
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008   General Artist
I've already uploaded a whole bunch of Evangelion photos into my gallery, actually. ^^;
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Darn, cuz you have great legs for them skirts! :D
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008   General Artist
Oh. OHHHHHH. Now I get what you meant with your message! (Sorry I read it earlier before I went to school I was groggy and stuff.) Oh gods, the Eva geeks will have our heads!
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:iconsilssu:
Silssu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Gorgeous! :D
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:iconmao-chuu:
Mao-chuu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow u sure have a hard time making her hair its amazing love the sparkles =D
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artgeek707 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Amazing
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:iconlycorisu:
Lycorisu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oooh, lovely! The red flowers nicely complement her red sailor fuku tie and contact lenses - Very nicely done!

Next is Asuka Strikes! XD Can't wait!!
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:iconchiyako:
Chiyako Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
I definitely like these colors better than Katsuragi's portrait.
This is gorgeous! (For, yes, the millionth time.)
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