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.
This was the image that started everything on dA. I love pandas. Who doesn't?
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.
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.
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
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.
Added simply because the Elf from Dragon's Crown is my favorite character in the game. Shot at Fanime 2014.
Reason # XXXX of why I picked up photography. Evangelion!! Favorite will always be Unit-02 Pilot : Asuka Langley Soryu
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