I'm not a real artist. I'm not even a real photographer. I am really me though. And that's not as easy as it sounds.
Sometimes I take photographs. I started by taking photographs of female models but nowadays I also post a lot of random stuff. I like cooking (badly), playing music (badly), singing (you guessed it) and drinking ( I am good at that). Until 6 months ago I would have described myself as a doctor of medicine. That is still what my passport says. Sometimes we just stop doing things, and I just stopped working. It has been an interesting time.
Model Pictures: The women shown here are people I know, and are all over 18. Models have given model releases for NON COMMERCIAL use of the photographs by me only. This means that if you want to post them elsewhere or copy them, or alter them, you must ask my permission, and in theory I should ask the model. so please do not use these pictures outside DA.....ever, unless you have written permission from me. Use of any of these pictures in an overtly sexual context, by manipulation, or by sharing on explicit sites will result in legal action.
Please enjoy the pics and please keep the comments respectful. Bear in mind that the young woman you are talking about may be reading what you have written. I have to say that I have never had cause to delete a comment for being inappropriate. So thank you.
Suggestions and criticisms of my photography are always welcome, but just remember I'm an amateur, and I do have feelings. Suggestions for shoots are very welcome, as are ideas and inspiration.
I joined as a watcher and that's all I did here for over a year until I started posting my own photographs in 2015, while I was feeling bored. Since then I've loaded 600 pics, then deleted them all, and started all over again, twice. I am temperamental and over sensitive. I can't really change that.
I'm not going to masquerade as an artist or even as a serious photographer. I know enough of both in real life to see that I don't fit into that world. My stuff on here is simply "me" being myself. If some other people like it, then it has been worthwhile. Others will see something that looks like a 1971 sewing pattern catalog. I hope so, because that is the underlying inspiration.
NR October 2017
And ..please visit my FAVORITES. These are as important to me as my own stuff, and they are way better. Photography, traditional art, Digital art, poetry, literature. This is the reason I am here, and in there is the stuff that keeps me in this community. I want you to share them.
Hey thanks Rose. I did. Hope you are OK. What are you doing now? I have a new dog to keep me busy... Daisy
Aw, she looks cute. Our elderly cat passed away in October so it's been difficult without him.
So sorry to hear about your cat 😢There is something special about our bond with animals. I wasn't sure about having another pet because losing them hurts so much. Then I saw that Daisy needed a home, and I couldn't help myself.