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When I first signed up on dA, I didn't think much of anything quite honestly. The site seemed like a place to get creative things up and about to share and adore works. I initially didn't care about what I put up, if it was bad, okay, awesome or superb like some of the very fantastic and amazing artists I now have had the opportunity to follow, who follow me, or work together in future projects. I really didn't care, but time and time again over the past 3 or so years, I have expanded my reach to quite an amazing group of people. 

I'm an amateur, in the exact meanings of the word. I began by posting sketches here and there. Followed by poetry, of which, while I no longer post here, I continue to avidly learn and create. These two were precursors to what I eventually would fall in love with. Photography. And in those 3 or so years, I have uploaded many, many photos of events, scenery, people, and selfies included. Crazy ain't it? Above all that, the amazing audience here at dA that adores, criticizes, comments, favorites, loves....I can go on, the work I put up here. A trip that began simply by uploading random things to me at the time, to what I now consider my hobbies. And the fact that through this small interactions, I have met friends, network with people I never though of working with ever, and well known and loved artists commenting and loving my amateur work here. Makes me happy. Panda Wanted by JuniorAfro

This was the image that started everything on dA. I love pandas. Who doesn't? 

Beach Sunset by JuniorAfro

When I began photography, I started off with a simple point-and-shoot camera. A Sony Cybershot that I had purchased back in 2009. 5 years ago. Quite a long time, but it has and always will be one of my favorites. Los Alamitos. 

Poetry began as a playful banter. It didn't mean much to me back when I first began liking the sonnets of renaissance artists. In began, William Shakespeare. I began to take it somewhat more seriously around 4 years ago, when I began dating a woman who loved poetry. While I ain't the best at what I write, I nonetheless enjoy it. 

Light The Room by JuniorAfro

Not much to say about this one other than the fact that...I really miss a lot of the old friends that have come and gone. 

Anime Expo 2012 : Faces of Cosplay_353 by JuniorAfro

The first image that truly stuck with me when I began Cosplay Photography. The first image that made me realize that I enjoy being behind the camera interacting with such amazing groups of individuals that dedicate their time and effort into making their favorite characters come to life! Pictured here is Lady from Devil May Cry 3 cosplayed by :iconthemarkees: 

Anime Expo 2013 : Faces of Cosplay_0194 by JuniorAfro

As I continued to learn and use my camera(which by the way is Nikon D90), I began to adapt, to use my surroundings, to make the cosplayers feel comfortable around me. I still am somewhat straightforward and blunt, but put in effort to make a person smile, relax and not pressured into a photo, is the greatest thing to me when photographing cosplayers. 

Fanime 2014 : Faces of Cosplay_0207 by JuniorAfro

Added simply because the Elf from Dragon's Crown is my favorite character in the game. Shot at Fanime 2014. 

Anime Expo 2014 : Faces of Cosplay_0358 by JuniorAfro

Reason # XXXX of why I picked up photography. Evangelion!! Favorite will always be Unit-02 Pilot : Asuka Langley Soryu

Anime Expo 2014 : Faces of Cosplay_0378 by JuniorAfro

I still have much to learn, but what I do know, and my interactions with people who enjoy what I enjoy has been one of the greatest gifts dA has given me. Pirate!Poison Ivy by Harlequin and Hazel. 

Its been a short few years, but to me, it has been some of the best few years in the short little hobby of mine. And I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Thank you dA! 

Happy Birthday!! Big 14!! LOL 
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Call me Junior
United States
I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.
I love you for that part of me you bring out.
- Roy Croft

Current Residence: California
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Print preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: Don't Have A Favorite
Favourite photographer: ...Still don't know...
Favourite style of art: anything that inspires me
Operating System: Immune...?
MP3 player of choice: iPod, Zune,
Shell of choice: 12 Gauge
Wallpaper of choice: Wall Papers
Skin of choice: Human Skin...?
Favourite cartoon character: From my childhood? hmm...Spike Spiegel EDIT: IONO.
Personal Quote: " I'll stand by you. In war, in death, in love and in pain.

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Rippyvan1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, if u want join Group Omiko :iconomiko-hakodate: <-
Mikesw1234 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Happy B-Day!
KannonKosplay Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch! :kitty:

-Kiki Kannon- :heart:
ecklectic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
great work! one suggestion: try longer shots of the cosplayers. that way we can get a good look at the whole of their outfits. the shot comps are great, but it would improve the content that much more. cheers. 
JuniorAfro Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Roger that. I'm still trying to master the art of body shots. I often get out of focus or ill lit images. A couple more practice shots, and I should be up par with it. Thanks again. 
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