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The Geographer by behindinfinity The Geographer by behindinfinity
Second of the selections I'll be uploading from the Le Petit Prince project, which you can read about more here: [link]

Part of my objectives for the photo series was not to just make accurate recreations of the illustrations, but also to present alternative takes on the characters. During the project presentation and defense, this was one of the panelists' favorites - a different look at the Geographer from Chapter XV.

I had long decided that my friend and fellow nighthawk Peter would make a great Geographer, but I wasn't able to get him to shoot with us at the studio. Luckily, ~b-e-c-k-y had this photo of him in her stock account that fit my vision for this photomanipulation.

As I've mentioned previously, I've already finished the entire book but I won't be posting most of the other pictures online. My class will be having an exhibit of our works at The Podium, from the 24th to the 28th of March. I'll have the book there on display, and put up some large prints in the gallery as well. I'll update you guys with more exhibit details when I get them. :)

:iconhesukristo: Peter as the Geographer
:iconbehindinfinity: editing by me
:iconb-e-c-k-y-stock: photography by Becky Van Ommen ~b-e-c-k-y
:iconschwarzkreuz: map from ~SchwarzKreuz

Le Petit Prince:
:star: The Little Prince
:star: The Geographer
:star: Kitsune
:star: Taming of the Fox
:star-half: The Garden of Roses
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Photo-Phanttom Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool

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canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
:clap: Enchanting... :love: :heart:
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mippieArt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I absolutely love this!! The concept is so original and fresh!! And the execution is perfect. Really not something you see everyday!! Great job!!
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:iconjaylayson:
Jaylayson Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Very nice.
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:iconexpl0itt:
Expl0iTT Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Map overlay is so cool and all the details are awesome.
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Fabulous interpretation of this character! I love the perspective and the map overlay is so cool!
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:iconmangame:
Mangame Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist
I really love the perspective and the expression.
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bbchain Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is fantastic! You can almost see into his thoughts, like he's getting lost in his creations. The colors are very appropriate and altogether it's a fantastic twist on the character.
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TigerStarcatcher Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
This is a wonderful piece with all of the layers and a great model. It looks like the manipulation took some time to get everything perfect before posting this. I am a geographer and can relate to the character sitting around making maps. Thanks for posting this!
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:iconkterrestrial:
Kterrestrial Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I'm a Geography major and find this amazing! Thanks for sharing! :D
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:iconxstockx:
xstockx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
This is awesome! I would love for you to use my stock for something like this!! :please:
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EmoxNyu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wicked awesome! :iconlawooplz:

Amazing and very captivating ^^
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:iconneitheram:
Neitheram Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! This one looks pretty sweet!
It's almos impossible to see where the map ends X3
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:iconnotangibly:
notangibly Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
This is one of the best, most interesting and most expressive portraits i've seen here!
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BasementCatMinion Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Cool!
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:iconcheckifyourbreathing:
checkifyourbreathing Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
this is sooo frickin cool!!! :D
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:iconsacoty:
SaCOTY Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome and very inspiring
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:iconmorgan-in-wonderland:
Morgan-In-Wonderland Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Absolutely adore this.
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:iconnewpapers:
Newpapers Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student General Artist
I think this one if my favourite out of the series...:D
I like the way you portray the geographer, even though he was supposed to be an old and wise person...
:+fav:
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:iconpsiquedelicous:
Psiquedelicous Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Really cool!
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:iconzerokillerm:
zerokillerm Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWWERSOME WITH THE CAPTIAL A!!!
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:iconbedroom-secret:
bedroom-secret Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
This is amazing! All of your photo's are adorable in one way or another, but this is fascinating. =}
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:iconmadame-black:
Madame-Black Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
COOOL! 8))

I actually thought this was Matsumoto Jun XD.
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:iconnoahofchaos:
NoahOfChaos Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Really interesting.
I like this one a lot.
:)
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:icondead-shdwwolf:
Dead-ShdwWolf Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This Image is amazing, excellent work
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:iconnaucturne:
Naucturne Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Student Writer
What's the language?
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:iconnaucturne:
Naucturne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Student Writer
Really cool style, Mirrormask like
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:iconfishifishy:
fishifishy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool picture
:D
Our class is going to read this book (in French...) hope that its a good read
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:iconlulucooky:
Lulucooky Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009   Writer
i like this a lot
wat did u use to edit in the map?
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:iconcassielle:
Cassielle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
:o ~speechless~ ~comes to her senses again~
Woooooow... in my imagination The Geographer never was so young and beautifull. xD
Still, it's amazing! Gorgeous, fantastic manipulation/editing/etc! <3
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xblackxbloodxcellx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Oh I love the concept of putting the map over him! Excellent and beautiful work! :love:
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:icontaransee:
taransee Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Really talented! Great!
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:icondaxiana:
Daxiana Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
This is a really cool picture. So talented!
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Lucero22290 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009   Photographer
Amazing XD
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:iconcouturelove:
couturelove Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow this is amazing! i absolutely love it! you did an amazing job!
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:iconj-inku:
j-inku Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
luv the perspective!!
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:icondeviantdit:
deviantdit Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
really awesome technique..
fabulous pict.. :worship: and :+fav:
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:iconkem28:
kem28 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
woaaah niceeeee :D
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Chucklestheclock Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
really inspiring photo, I like
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:iconkuthinks:
Kuthinks Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful perspective! Love the cartography in the foreground.
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almondrooster Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Student Artist
REAAAAAAALLY good
that's awesome!
i like the editing and the angle of camera
great piece!
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:iconcatharsisky:
Catharsisky Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
He must have finally got some explorers and huge rocks then?

Personally I really liked the idea of someone eternally staring at an empty book.
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MartyIsi Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!
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:iconphrostie:
phrostie Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
very cool
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LeylaTimur Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Le Petit Prince was the very first book my mom read to me as a child, and it's my favorite of all times. Your series is making it absolute perfect justice. You guys are amazing :D
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Anima-lamia Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful, well made and evocative piece of art. :+fav:
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PaperclippedMime Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
This is an amazing photograph - I love the angle, and the way that the map was manipulated into the image. I have a special place in my heart for the Little Prince as well, so I am pretty much in love with all of the photographs that you did for this project! Fantastic work!! : D
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