Cross-posted HERE @ deviantART
I am more of a
drawing 'artist'-type, although I just recently got into ''random photo taking'' - ''random'' because I'm still very amateur and am still learning to the point where I don't consider it to be ''real'' photography yet - in a poignant, artistic manner. But the only way to possibly get there one day is to keep improving. As Henri Cartier-Bresson said: “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Well, I'm still more of a sketcher so as of right now it's only a hobby, although I'd still like to get better. Because from my perspective, photography is one of the most complicated art forms there is since it is a constant artistic struggle to remain 'fresh' and 'original.' There are tons of thousands of photos I come across every day from all sites alike and I swear, I see dozens of images that are technically skilled but could have easily been taken by the same photographer, yet weren't. In other words, the photography industry is constantly plagued by ''cloned'' images of subjects that are currently trendy or have been practically butchered to death. Only a select dozen really stand out to me. Anyhow, while I have a deviantART
where I may post some photos from time to time, not too long ago I decided to set up a Flickr account
. The name on the account is not my real, legal name (typically). It's a name of a character from a short screenplay I wrote for my Intro to Screenwriting course last semester at Uni. And my screen name is the title of the script, naturally. Because I'm oh so creative (poor sarcasm). While different from dA, the format is generally nice for viewing multiple photos. And unlike dA, it is more of an actual art/photography site and less of a social network.
I probably end up taking over a billion photos (mostly of my animals; why not?), but I only selected the generally acceptable ones to include there. While others are dated family photos that I just edited. Since I have 170+ photos up already, I'll only share a selection here. Comment if you please, but it's not necessary. View if you care to and enjoy.( +++Image Heavy+++Collapse )