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I come to this site mainly to get inspired and view amazing artwork from people around the world. I am in awe by the works being done, while I am doing nothing. My photography has been absent from my life for a long time. I have been doing random headshots or dance student portfolio work, but I have not done any project for myself in years. I am at a point where I just hate pulling out my lights and waiting for a client to show up. I decided to take down a lot of my "paid" services because 1) I can never make a living in photography without doing the generic crap that I hate and drains my soul and 2) no one wants to pay me to do what I want to do. I have a job and photography has always been an outlet, but there was a part of me that wanted to try and make a living at it. I never got into it and now I am at the point where I hate doing anything photo related. 

The other part that makes it hard for me is I have lost my muses. If you notice, most of my work is usually with 2 people. I love working with those two and not having them around makes things less enjoyable. I could find other collaborators to get my visions out, but that process has been tough. I get a lot of offers, but most of the time its by people I do not feel anything from. They are lifeless one-look people that just want to get pictures taken.

So there is a void. Its a deep dark void that has been with me for a long long time. I think now that I have officially made the decision to not take on any projects from people that are in it for their own promotion and where I get nothing from it, I can perhaps open myself up to getting back into creating my own work. I am perfectly happy paying for a models time especially if it takes the pressure of giving them something in return. I hate TFP situations. 

Anyway, just wanted to rant and just say that I am still here looking at everyone's amazing work. I hope to contribute with my own work soon....I need to find a muse again.

Thanks for reading.

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Mel Haynes Jr
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United States
Current Residence: the happy litle place in my head..which resides in Colorado
Favourite genre of music: hardcore beats that alter my mood in a dark way
Favourite photographer: me.....soo kidding, too many to list. I am sure my friends list contains several
Operating System: Leapord
MP3 player of choice: iPood
Shell of choice: borne
Wallpaper of choice: got this cool alice image with her holding a knife. Inspired from the old video game
Skin of choice: human
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
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NationMcKinley Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I would like to invite you to my new group for photography :iconunbound-photography:
I really do like your photos, and would love to see you contribute to my group!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you will consider joining!
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stanislavboko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
happy birthday to U
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:iconraycaster:
raycaster Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Thank you so much! Made my day
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Photopersuasion Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great shots!
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:iconraycaster:
raycaster Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
thank you very much :)
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archivegeek Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Artist
Birthday Greetings!
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raycaster Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thank you very much. Sorry for the late response
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:iconstanislavboko:
stanislavboko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
happy birthday here!
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raycaster Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thank you soo much!
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Yoni-Danziger Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Many thanks for adding "Creator of Worlds" [link] to your faves! :iconsaynosasukeplz::iconakamarulolplz:
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