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About Deviant Artist Mel Haynes JrMale/United States Recent Activity
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Mask by raycaster Mask :iconraycaster:raycaster 2 0 Never Was - Remix by raycaster Never Was - Remix :iconraycaster:raycaster 2 0 Red Tide Rising - The Rising by raycaster Red Tide Rising - The Rising :iconraycaster:raycaster 0 0 Red Tide Rising - The Experience #2 by raycaster Red Tide Rising - The Experience #2 :iconraycaster:raycaster 0 0 Red Tide Rising - The Experience by raycaster Red Tide Rising - The Experience :iconraycaster:raycaster 0 0 Madalynne by raycaster Madalynne :iconraycaster:raycaster 4 2 Broadway by raycaster Broadway :iconraycaster:raycaster 3 0 ASiEL - touchdown by raycaster ASiEL - touchdown :iconraycaster:raycaster 1 0 hey sailor by raycaster hey sailor :iconraycaster:raycaster 20 5 Adrienne - boa 2 by raycaster Adrienne - boa 2 :iconraycaster:raycaster 10 0 Adrienne - boa by raycaster Adrienne - boa :iconraycaster:raycaster 3 0 Marguerite Headshot by raycaster Marguerite Headshot :iconraycaster:raycaster 0 0 Marguerite by raycaster Marguerite :iconraycaster:raycaster 7 0 Zombie test by raycaster Zombie test :iconraycaster:raycaster 2 6 Path almost taken by raycaster Path almost taken :iconraycaster:raycaster 10 2 Asiel - Promotion by raycaster Asiel - Promotion :iconraycaster:raycaster 3 1

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hack.slash by ClickClickBangUK
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hack.slash :iconclickclickbanguk:ClickClickBangUK 2,254 431
Just Be Friends by moyan Just Be Friends :iconmoyan:moyan 1,839 214 Pharos Point by curious3d Pharos Point :iconcurious3d:curious3d 140 24 Year Zero 01 by ximena07 Year Zero 01 :iconximena07:ximena07 4,128 257 Deceptive by superflyninja Deceptive :iconsuperflyninja:superflyninja 24 7 The Ripper by ValentinaKallias The Ripper :iconvalentinakallias:ValentinaKallias 2,598 0 Energy Drainer - The torment by ValentinaKallias Energy Drainer - The torment :iconvalentinakallias:ValentinaKallias 656 21 meds by eikoweb meds :iconeikoweb:eikoweb 190 22 Song to by eikoweb Song to :iconeikoweb:eikoweb 29 2 Predator under the Moonlight by ArgentumChloride Predator under the Moonlight :iconargentumchloride:ArgentumChloride 145 38 Little visitor by ValentinaKallias Little visitor :iconvalentinakallias:ValentinaKallias 5,891 0 the burning inside by cheynester the burning inside :iconcheynester:cheynester 5 3 Raven Queen by ultradialectics Raven Queen :iconultradialectics:ultradialectics 3,623 505
'Thank you' feature - People and portrai
This is my first feature :giggle: and I wanted to thank all of you who support my art. Also, I want to thank all these amazing artists for sharing their beautiful photos.
I'm only featuring deviations with less than 200 favourites to help them get noticed. :aww:
So, here they are, don't miss any of them, :+fav: as much as you like and don't forget to :+favlove: the article if you like it!

Her Moment II by groby :thumb127120701:
:thumb130823845: :thumb133348246: falling up by Enigma-j :thumb139160509:
evening window by 6igella can't hide by pictureholic :thumb93876287: :thumb148216482:
Anca by crissum city art id by Ewe84 Rosy Cheeks by SarahMaeH Aimed by jasamijesamoblak
Daily Life by idlekids Blues Are Still Blue by Truthbetoldx :thumb153593518: Rock 'n' Roll Suicide I by kudaNILpemberani
:thumb154325992: going missing. by Intensivetherapy Spaziergang V by BanaleGirl Friendly talk by cestnms
Self Preservation by PeterArt92 smoke me by Red41 :thumb155627364: :thumb13
:iconscarlettedeath:ScarletteDeath 105 98
Vader on Hoth by LivioRamondelli Vader on Hoth :iconlivioramondelli:LivioRamondelli 9,677 1,532 Mad Love by Quirkilicious Mad Love :iconquirkilicious:Quirkilicious 14,667 810


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.


Mel Haynes Jr
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!
stanislavboko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
happy birthday to U
raycaster Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Thank you so much! Made my day
Photopersuasion Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great shots!
raycaster Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
thank you very much :)
archivegeek Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Artist
Birthday Greetings!
raycaster Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thank you very much. Sorry for the late response
stanislavboko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
happy birthday here!
raycaster Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thank you soo much!
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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