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John Dykstra
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
I am a fine artist from Detroit, Michigan.
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The Weight of It All
I know how, sometimes, our favorite dreams can feel so far away; how the accumulation of the lightest dreams can eventually weigh you down. I know how life can feel like an entire contradiction, but aren't the improbabilities what make this life so special? I know about the standing parts when it simply hurts to walk, while the heart is whispering everything you thought you wanted out of flying. I know about what it's like to be tied to the moon, and to dream about letting go, to wish you would stop wishing.
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Smoldering Light of the Soul
Just a quick experiment to capture the light of pop-it 'fireworks' thrown on the back of the model. We first tested it on myself to make sure it was painless.
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Greetings friends and family, and a special hello to all new followers :)

I just signed on and saw that I received my third DD! What an honor! It's really quite exciting to be valued on a community that inspired you to become an artist over ten years ago. Funnily enough, today is also the seventh year anniversary of my first Daily Deviation awarded way back on March 20th, 2009. I can't believe how far I've come, and even though it's been nearly ten years since I first started shooting photography, I feel as though my fine art journey has just begun.

I'll be graduating from a technical photography program this year, a program that forced me to do something I didn't imagine myself ever doing: studio portraiture. However, since I was first forced to shoot studio portraits, I've fallen in love, and it has transformed my work. Now I can't imagine doing anything differently.

Penalty Box by cameraguyy

Last year I took a big step and began selling prints. It's amazed me the amount of support I've received, and this past January I was in my third exhibition already! It's been a thrilling ride and has really lead me to focus on my work and take a look at where it's going. I've been blessed to find a representative with a gallery this year in Detroit, and now I have a new run of prints of my latest work 'Penalty Box' being sold exclusively through that gallery. Check it out! www.galeriecamille.com/prints/…

I believe this image is spearheading a new direction for my work, one that has been transformed by taking a good hard look at my work and my life and figuring out where I stand in regards to my beliefs about the world. It also took realizing that a creative vision is more than a personal style, but rather the soul of the work itself. I'd like to thank all my new followers for joining me on this journey, and I hope that my future work can continue to please and impress you with new ideas and emotions. Daily Deviations are a great way to celebrate the artistic endeavor, and I'm so glad to share this milestone with all of you here.

Best,
John Dykstra

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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's April 5th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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Happy Birthday! :D
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Annaivri Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! Cake by Sinister-Starfeesh
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Happy Birthday!
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