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Artist // Professional // Photography
  • Apr 15
  • United States
  • Deviant for 8 years
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My Bio

Thanks for coming to my page.

I'm a professional photographer and digital artist and over the years have built an extensive stock and art reference file. Although many images are available on DA are free of charge, I have decided to offer my art reference images at a very small, reasonable price.


  1. This is my profession, not a hobby. I enjoy creating reference photos of models which I use in my own photography and art. Since I only use a small fraction of my own photos, I would rather have other artists use them instead of just "gathering dust" on my hard drive.
  2. Popular photos on DA are downloaded hundreds, even thousands of times - like clip art. As beautiful as many of the images are the more popular ones can be found in an endless number of artists portfolios. By comparison, my images on average are downloaded a few dozen times. This means much greater exclusivity for you, and new artwork that does not look like everyone else's.
  3. Professional documentation and licensing. Proper model releases and copyright licenses are extremely important to visual artists. Every image I post online has a copyright license and available model release.
  4. It's affordable. While typical photo agencies charge MUCH higher fees and have very limited licensing, you will find use of my art reference photos to be far less expensive and restrictive.
  5. Free 3d renders - In addition to my photographs of models that I license at very reasonable fees, I also have posted hundreds of 3d renders or people, objects and backgrounds. Unlike the photos which have minimal restrictions (no adult content, etc) the 3d renders can be treated like clip art or art reference with no restrictions. I just ask that you don't claim copyright to the original image or resell it. Naturally if you use it in your own art, you can sell and claim copyright to your new artwork.

I hope you find my art reference photos useful. If you have any questions drop me a line!

Regards, Len

Save 50% - 75% on 22 different photo sets:

Save 75% on Jessie June sets: reg 200 pts, now 50

Save 75% on Jessie June sets: reg 200 pts, now 50

Here's a little something to brighten your day and hopefully give you some images to play with while you are stuck indoors. Three sets by the beautiful Jessie June are now only 50 points.  That's a 75% savings from the regular price. Enjoy!

Stock: Liz Ashley Sexy Military Pinups

Stock: Liz Ashley Sexy Military Pinups

Without doubt Liz Ashley is one of my favorite models.  One look at this set and you'll see why.  She's a classic beauty with a flawless figure. But it's her expressions and poses that set her apart.  I hope you enjoy using this set as much as I did creating it with Liz.  And don't forget to check out her other sets, links for which appear below. As with all my stock art reference images, your download includes a copyright license for the commercial use and sale of your new artwork. 30 jpgs, thumbnails and copyright license in one zip file.      

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maukzoneProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you for the watch :) (Smile) 
LadySeshiiriaHobbyist General Artist
It would be cool to see male stock, more action poses, and object references like gems, books, fantasy like objects, and maybe more stone and architecture. Really love what you are doing! Keep up the hard work. Thinking about posting some of my own photos for free stock. Copyright has gotten so out of control it's stagnating innovation and creativity. Thank you for adding some works to the free use side of things. <3
ArtReferenceSourceProfessional Photographer

Most of my stock is taken from my own photo shoots, which are generally of women. But I will try to put more objects online - particularly my 3d renders. Thanks for the nice comments!

LadySeshiiriaHobbyist General Artist
No problem :3

Outstanding work Len :love: :heart: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ArtReferenceSourceProfessional Photographer

Thank you so much!