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Instagram and locations in Scraps

Instagram and locations in Scraps

I finally broke down & got an Instagram, @slephotography, when I got my new phone the other day.  Figure I'll mostly use it for location scouting, my pets (or other cute animals), and some BTS shoots stuff.  NO FOOD!  I will be tossing some of them up in my Scraps folder here, especially cool abandoned or decayed locations, with GPS coordinates in case anyone else wants to see them too. Here's the first batch.               

The Print Fairy came!

The Print Fairy came!

The Adorama print fairy came! I have a big pile of new prints!  Sorry it's a crappy camphone shot of them. They look GREAT and I'm especially delighted with the metallic prints of the plow photo (it looks like it's in 3-D!) and the outdoor nude of Darlyn, which looks like a copper engraving.  I'm thrilled with the quality. The lily prints are for my mom & the neighbor whose garden I shot it in, the rest are all going in frames for shows.  :-D If you want to see these better, check out this post where I show them all off.  (And of course they're all in my DA gallery.) 2013, there will be exhibitions!

Incoming mass pile of images!

Incoming mass pile of images!

Fair warning if you're one of the small group of 10 or so who watch pretty much everything I do, I have an edit bug up my butt. I just finished 4 new images - a scenic cemetery shot, a cool abandoned house, a nifty fetish portrait, and another Maned Wolf image.  They're all going up (3 of the 4 as prints, and the Maned Wolf as stock, like the first) after I get some sleep (so early afternoon EST). I mention this, tho, because I went thru my archives and put about 3 DOZEN images in my "get off your ass and do it" box, so there'll be several more tomorrow & it'll save you time to just wait until more hit the pile.  :) I'll take comments in t

Memo to critics

Memo to critics

If your work consists of glossy and technically proficient, but utterly uninspired, commercial images that could be interchanged without notice in to any mid grade magazine out there, interspersed with a few "edgy" rip-offs of Terry Richardson's lesser oeuvre, and you say things like "I hate silhouettes, they're always trash" then you prrrrrrrrrrrrrobably have NO credibility on judging whether an image qualifies as "art."  Want to snark on the technical aspects?  Go for it.  However, while the nature of what "art" "is" is largely subjective & everyone has an opinion, representing yourself as an EXPERT on that aspect of photography as a medium

Hypocrite. Coward.

Hypocrite. Coward.

Following up yesterday's entry about Footnoting (https://www.deviantart.com/footnoting).  After the behavior there he ended up going thru his "Mary Kelly" entry and hiding practically all of the comments, saying he "realized he was giving doms and abusers a platform for their propaganda."  More like he couldn't win any arguments & was simply engaging in personal attacks.  I am updating the original entry with screenshots of a last few of his remarks. So he's followed it up today with this bit of idiocy, amusingly titled "What I have learned thus far," which apparently is "not a damn thing." EDIT:  Some people can't stand having their own stupidity exposed.  He's deleted both this

Hypocritical fucktard.

Hypocritical fucktard.

I got a Fav on one of my photos from Footnoting (https://www.deviantart.com/footnoting) and I went by his profile to thank him.  Then I saw this journal entry.  (UPDATE: Good thing I took screenshots, predictably the coward removed it - AND THEN REPLACED IT WITH SOMETHING WORSE!  Scroll down for more.)  He's ranting about one of my friend Lochai (https://www.deviantart.com/lochai)'s photos, which he's placed in a folder labeled "Utter Evil." His post is a pretty typical mishmash of crap from a guy who goes on & on about how he "adores" women, and they're the "highest form of evolution" and so are "sacrosanct" but it's clear from his collections and his poems that he spends ALL his time fetishising women (primaril

WRONKLED Magazine returns, needs contributors!

WRONKLED Magazine returns, needs contributors!

YES!  It's true!  After 3 LONG years WRONKLED Magazine, the best source for all things related to internet modeling and photography, has returned! Unfortunately low finances & lack of input from the community meant we had to close shop after our April 2009 debut but we kept the dream alive! And now, FINALLY, WRONKLED Magazine is BACK, and this time here to stay!  We have content in the can, a revitalized staff, and new investors. HOWEVER - We still need YOU!  Check out WRONKLED and if you think YOU can contribute let us know! We need writers, photographers, VIDEOGRPAHERS (we're desperate for original video content), animators (we know you

Respect the models

Respect the models

Ok.  I'ma reiterate this point.  You want to talk shit about me, tell me my photos suck, say I'm an awful person who encourages murder, say I actually murder people*, whatever, I don't care.  I won't remove or hide your comments. However, no matter what you think of my photos, what you see comes from ME.  Confine your criticisms to ME.  If you talk crap about the MODELS who work with me that is the ONLY time I'll hide comments, and ban you from my DA account. I just had to deal with one comment (from someone who's just been banned from DA for, I would guess, similar behavior) with some weird incest fantasy about how a model looked like a co

50,000 but no giveaway. What to do?

50,000 but no giveaway. What to do?

I'm torn.  I'm coming up on 50k pageviews, and I've been planning for ages to do a contest when I got there & give away a signed print of one of my images. Unfortunately I am BROKE right now, and there's no way in the next 700 views I will be able to afford to get a good print made & then ship it. So I don't know if I should push it back & wait until 75k views (which could take a WHILE, I don't get a ton of views to my page, usually just to my photos) or if I should go thru with it & give the winner an I.O.U. Tough choice.  :( I hate being broke!

Found some lost stock

Found some lost stock

Note for any of my stock watchers, I was uploading a stack of new stock tonight, all shots from a surgical staple removal, and I "lost" one.  I went digging around & found it in my Scrapbook, and I found some other "missing" stock from my fireworks set & animal stuff that had accidentally been mis-filed.  I've put them all back in to my regular stock folder now.

Who wants points?

Who wants points?

Not MANY 'cause I only have a few (and just accidentally gave some away 'cause of a stupid glitch in DA's software), but the first person to respond gets 3 points.

Opinions needed, please? Color or sepia?

Opinions needed, please? Color or sepia?

Ok, I'm torn on this one & getting mixed feedback.  I can't decide if I prefer the color or sepia version of this image.  Both have strengths & weaknesses. So, opinions on which I should use, anyone? This's NSFW nudity, fair warning.  If you hate the image in general or think it sucks, that's nice.  You're welcome to share, but I don't care.  I am looking specifically and only for feedback on color vs sepia, anything else will be ignored.  :) COLOR VERSION, RGB COLOR VERSION, sRGB (if your browser/monitor won't handle the RGB right) OR SEPIA VERSION, RGB SEPIA VERSION, sRGB (if your browser/monitor won't handle the RGB right)
Just found out that my Elizabeth Bathory inspired photo "In the Hyper White Light," where a nice young man is determined to help his GF with her skin care regimen if it's the last thing he ever does (and it is), has been featured in this newsletter p...
I love the faves, truly!  Comments are even better!  But you know what I'd love most of all if you like my work?  No, I'm not going to ask for money (tho I won't turn it down if you want to buy something).  But if you like my pics, nom me for a DD!  ...
AHHHHHH! Finally after a long ass day I took a minute before bed & got to look at my film. HOLY SHIT I got some amazing stuff! The only weird bit is that the B&W I shot of @TrinityChevalier  & Nicole didn't turn out right, but the color (same ISO, sa...
New art nude from an abandoned amusement park we shot in yesterday. https://www.deviantart.com/slephoto/art/Dappled-489506136

I need to edit more. I have a ton of files in differen...

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  • Art nudes
  • Bondage/Fetish
  • Horror, Monsters, and Gore, OH MY!
  • Animals (comment if you have a fave, I have dogs, birds, and a few more zoo critters)
  • Flower pics
  • Urban decay (abandoned buildings & ruins)
  • Commercial/portrait
  • Stop-motion photo animations
  • Man up & do some of your own fantasy edits, you coward!
  • Other (please comment)