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Artist // Professional // Photography
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My Bio

discovered photography at age 19 when my father handed me his film Minolta complete with lenses, filters, tripod and a camera bag! i shot downtown with bnw film and i remember the looks on his face when he saw my prints. "these are GOOD NeNe" :) that was a rare thing - he is super critical. i beamed.

then i met isabel. my muse. she was my guinea pig for portrait photography before i learned the art of self portraiture.

then i got a macro lens.

then i got a wide.

i've won contests, been on magazine covers, have work hanging in commercial buildings and graduated with an art degree. in the end i just want to share - not compete.

beauty is all around us and within every human.

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Favourite Visual Artist
rothko, leibowitz, klee, kandinsky, sherman, gabbachoo
Favourite Movies
godfather flicks, scorcese flicks and woody allen flicks
Favourite TV Shows
food shows, liberal news, comedy stand up, SNL, the Chi, Billions, Shameless, Colbert
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
all music - rock/funk/disco/hiphop/pop
Favourite Books
the Illiad; the day the crayons quit; appropos of nothing; lolita; feminine mystique
Favourite Writers
nabokov, homer, hardy, woody allen
Favourite Games
Tools of the Trade
heart, eyes, Canon Rebel XT 350D slr, pc, photoshop
Other Interests
my son, photography, cooking, yoga, fashion

Do you write?

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Back to the photography....been a while. To this day I yearn to focus enough to WRITE.
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93 days

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I am 55 and feel 25 and that is not always meant to mean good. Meaning I battle some of the same demons despite all the growth. I feel the same pain despite all the FEELING I have done. I remain afraid far too much despite all the COURAGE I know I have shown. I am so forgiving to the world but so hard on myself. I've even let go of perfection complex, over achievement, all those things that distracted me from feeling. It was like RUNNING away to some magic place where the past is just GONE. I am mature enough to know that I'm so fortunate. I'm mature enough to know that being accountable for things sets you free. But there simply ARE some unjust things in this world and unfortunately you might get more than you "deserve" for mistakes made or you might be in the wrong place at the wrong time or you might just get mixed up on "did I do this to myself"? It's so corny but in the end it just circles back to you appreciate what is good by going through what you find bad. I've
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Deviousness Award

At times a person will shine like the brightest star, `devilicious is one of those deviants. Mary has been personally committed to deviantART and its members since she joined. Not only does she leave an immense amount of intelligent comments on work, but she provides friendship, ideas and support for many deviants as well. People who can be dedicated on so many different levels to those they do and do not know for the simple correlation of one passion for art truly deserve to be honored. Congratulations and thank you to `devilicious.
Awarded Feb 2004

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Thank you for the fav!

Hello there and many thanks for the diamond badge. I appreciate that very much.

Thank you most kindly for the Diamond badge and a month of core membership! I am super happy to receive such a gift and tacit appreciation of my work. Thank you ever so much, it has made my month! :love:

Thank you so much for the badge! 😊

Thank you for the diamond badge!


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