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So about 50 to 75 of you know about the truth. The rest of ya will just have to chalk it up to another episode in my increasingly bizarre and stressful life.

But when I put my pics into storage I saw a way to take advantage of a bad thing and turn it into a good thing. One thing that has been hard to keep up with over the years is the number of comments, faves and watchers I get on a daily basis. As most of you know, I do try. I am pretty friendly and like to respond back to everyone. I see this as a chance to make certain that the people who watch me the most get watched back. It gives me a chance to try and thank as many people as possible too.

Also, over the years, pics have gone in and out of storage and often are not in my gallery in the order they were posted in. Which personally frustrates me. OCD or something. But when you un-store something it does not automatically go into your featured folder. You have to move it there and then it places it right at the top, not in the location it was when you initially posted it. Trying to move them is not easy on this site, especially when you have 3000+ deviations. This gives me a chance to put things back in order from oldest to newest.

It also gives me a chance to offer more full size nude images to download. They will range from 80 points to 150 points depending on what they are. Once this project is complete I will offer more complete sets to download as well. You can really help me out by buying some once in awhile. It will help feed me and keep me from having to go get a part-time job. I'd say 50% of my day is taken up with editing photos. It's time-consuming and frustrating sometimes. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't do it if I didn't like it but...

However, as I un-store deviations I will not be including any pics of Kittin Von Kat. This includes her girl-girl shoot with Plush Suicide from Suicide Girls. I would be willing to consider selling her photo sets to anyone who notes me and asks about it. Despite having found someone else, I'm still pretty pissed off with her and I am sure she is as well. But she's still slinging my photos online for cash so I might as well do the same. I just ain't gonna give her any free promotion.

Plush however is a sweetheart and could also use some extra income. I'm sure a lot of you assume this lifestyle is always glamorous and rewarding and sometimes it can be. Two years ago I left the job I'd had for 11 years to do this full time. And let me tell you, sometimes I have STARVED. I had to live in a car for 2 weeks. Some of those nights I managed to find couches to crash on. Thank god for my models and photographer friends. But it was still a scary time. Right now, despite a few issues, I have hope and faith for the future.

Anyway, I have a paid gig tonight which will give me money to mail something off that is sitting here collecting dust and hopefully pay my phone bill. I have also shot and edited a ton of new stuff you haven't seen. Coming soon.
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Dinosaur Jr., sixties garage punk!
  • Reading: The Invisibles Omnibus
  • Watching: waiting for Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad!!!
  • Playing: Photoshop CS6
  • Eating: Cheba Hut!
  • Drinking: Brawndo. It's got what plants crave.
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CrawlingchaosMD Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to hear you're not leaving for good. Life sometimes puts us through highs and lows, but having the ability to cope and laugh at it when your ass is on the ground, well, it makes you stronger, sir.
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tatehemlock Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
LOL I definitely somehow find ways to laugh about it and keep pressing forward. When I started out I had a savings account and a full time job so it was easy to buy props and equipment. Once I went part time at work to concentrate on this more it got more difficult. Finally going full time has been just weird. Sometimes it was AMAZING. One or two really kushy jobs set me up for a couple months. But then every time I got one it seemed all the smaller gigs dried up. So then it was a struggle to just find small commercial gigs. Shooting water filters or doing portraits for business owners. Anything to pay the bills.

Regardless I don't like quitting doing what I like to shoot. The stuff I post here but sometimes I have to take weeks off or find myself struggling and depressed and it's harder then to even edit.

It has been neat though, pulling the old images out of storage. Good memories. Some of the work makes me cringe. I can see my mistakes. But I can also see how I improved and grew and got better. This is truly a life less ordinary! Thanks so much again for the Premium Membership!!! :)
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Photographer
I hear you there indeed :nod:

I so want to just go and create stuff and follow my artistic dreams, and have wanted to for a long time but yeah, stuck in menial no-fun jobs doesn't help, this year really has to be a new start for me that way (oh and i am going to Africa mid next year to shoot animals...lots of animals...lol just with a camera tho and i am sure that a lot of the local human population will be in the viewfinder as well)

But yeah always wishing you all the best, you and your work has always been inspirational to me, even if i don't jump onto the inspiration as well as i should at times...
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tatehemlock Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
You should more often! But damn you are lucky getting to travel to Africa! All my trips overseas lately seem to fizzle out. Was hoping to go to Paris for the first time this Spring. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

I gave up my day job over two years ago. Look how often I have starved and struggled LOL Sometimes you can't win.
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   Photographer
Yeah things should be a bit more creative soon, the new job starts on tues, back in the office, but making more than the last one plus i should have a bit of freedom in regards to travel arrangements and things too, so looking forward to it.

I haven't got to Paris yet, nearly did when i did a big backpacking adventure when i was 13, but we spent too much time in Turkey, so france got skipped, but yeah I am sure you'll have a blast there indeed, so wishing you all the best with that :D

Yeah i know, i have been following you a long time and i know i probably would have cracked a few times myself under those circumstances.
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tatehemlock Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
You are lucky in that you have gotten to travel quite a bit. There is a whole lot of world out there and I feel I have barely seen it. :(

But yeah you have seen me go through some intense periods of ups and downs. I'm pretty honest about them though so hopefully people understand that it isn't always easy!
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Photographer
I'm lucky my parents have the travel bug :D but yeah i do like to wander about and see lots of new things :)

Yeah, I think people sometimes get a bit caught up with things without looking beyond and towards what may be actually happening, or how people can be affected which can result in reactions that are not always pleasant, until they happen to experience it firsthand :)
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SPEC-OPS99 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
more power to ya brother. im pullin for ya hoping everything works out best. i wish i had the balls,skill,and means to make photography a full time gig.

all the best man.
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tatehemlock Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
It's a lot of work to edit and post pics online and my business partner keeps trying to convince me to leave this site because she thinks it takes up too much of my time. If I can show her it's worthwhile...
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SPEC-OPS99 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely, editing takes up most of a photographer time. even the bit of photography i do, i realize how long it takes.
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