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Art/Model/Landscape Photographer
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Only on a Tuesday by philneff, visual art

Artist // Professional // Photography
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My Bio
I've been a lot of places, and have done a lot of things...

Most recently, I retired as a paramedic after the doc said my warranty had expired, and he was running out of spare parts to keep fixing me.

I now run what amounts to a year-round summer camp for dogs, and pursue my love of art.

I've done shows, been published and sell the few prints I produce, but I really don't try to do anything with my work. I enjoy the luxury of not having to make a living with my camera. I get to decide what and how I shoot.

Current Residence: The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
Favourite photographer: Jaime Ibarra
Operating System: Mac
Personal Quote: Dum spiro spero.

Favourite Visual Artist
Frederick Church, Alan Bierstadt, Caravaggio, Raphael
Favourite Movies
The Princess Bride, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Donnie Darko, Magnolia
Favourite TV Shows
Cartoon Network
Favourite Writers
Victor Hugo, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Patricia Cornwell
Tools of the Trade
Canon cameras and printers

I'm sorry...

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...but I just can't seem to bring myself to create new work.  The loss of Amber, friend and model, has left an empty place in my soul that I haven't been able to channel into my work...yet. Don't forget about me.  I'll be back.
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Amber, my dear friend and beautiful model, was in a car accident today while on her way to see me. She didn't survive. Not only did she make me a better artist, but a better human being as well.  Her beauty, intelligence, sense of humor, compassion and kindness made the world a better place. Her passing leaves an an emptiness in my heart, and in my life, that I will try to fill as best I can with many memories of her. Save me a place where you are, Amber.  I'll do my best to earn it. Au revoire. :thumb245377672:    :thumb207393862:    :thumb202767932:    :thumb202139498: :thumb271796987:  :thumb204459525:  :thumb201022584:
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I hate when people do this, but I'm gonna do it myself.  Yes, I'm a hypocrite. Jilly, a model with whom I frequently work, is trying really hard to give her modeling a boost by competing in the Maxim Gamer Girl contest.  She's a true geek (though a very fetching one) and both she and I would appreciate it if you'd make a couple of clicks on her behalf. Standard click to vote thing.  You can (and I hope you will) vote every day. If you do this, I'll happily return the favor.  Just send me a message with a link, and I'll take care of it. Anyway, here's the link: Thank you.
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one of the best galleries in DA
Sorry for the flood of :+fav:s  I could have sworn I was watching you years ago.

I'm very sorry for your loss.  Good to see you're back in the saddle again.
Thanks for the favs good sir! :D
amazing natural galleries and good profile :) AC 
Thinking of you... Been a year since we started chatting :) I hope that you are doing well and feeling back to yourself.
Amazing photos! May I ask for permission to share some of your works on my blog [link]

I understand that I already posted some of them before I saw the message on one of the images to ask for permissions. If you say no, I will remove them from my site
Phil Neff your frigging awesome hehehe