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"The idea behind this shot was the eye - people looking - and the sense of elation and happiness, of the heavenly within you," says Neleman of this shot that was commissioned by PDN and used as on an invitation for the PDN-Nikon Awards.

To create the image - which the photographer says has definite surrealist overtones - he began by cutting up pages from magazines to find snippets of words, a picture of piano keys, etc.

The inspiration for the design, he says, were the many poster-covered fire doors he found in his Soho neighborhood.

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While looking through some of his mother's photo albums, he was surprised to learn later that using a rose image within an eye was a design he had used before - in a high school art class. "That was quite a shock to me to be so un-original - I had already done it!"  continue