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Early Portrait. by Black-Baccara

I love everything about this photo, it's breathtaking but if I had one nit it would be the post work, which is rather overhanded on the...

by andre-j

Lovely eyes, lovely mood and tone, good grains and decent composition. Very natural and and love the minimalist post. Not excited at al...

Freedom!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:50 AM


Several weeks ago I started a portfolio on 500px, and recently my photos have been discovered by the viewers there.

500px.com/jmbartphoto

I cannot describe to you all, how liberated I feel as an artist.  I open my profile there, and post a picture, and I get to see it float to the top of their page. My photos are once again allowed visibility and I get to see them  featured beside some of the world's best photographers. To see my work alongside the artists I admire is an incredible feeling.

Also, I realize how destructive DA has been to me in recent years. That I have let my creativity become stifled. I began to dismiss myself as an artist, I began to accept how I was treated in this place, and it is never good to accept bullying and abuse.  I'd threaten to leave, and threaten to leave... but I felt trapped because I had invested so much.

Now I feel as if I have a new lease on life, and I can finally just ... breathe.

I have already chronicled my trials here at DA, no reason to go over it again, but ultimately I confronted DA about it in a series of emails, and it only caused the situation to escalate.

I don't know the person or persons  at DA who is responsible for this. And, truthfully, I don't even care. They mean less than nothing to me.  They ARE less than nothing, because the kind of person who would do something like this, is so small, so petty, that they should be beneath notice. In fact, in a way, I am grateful I don't know so I don't have to waste the energy it would take from my body to despise them.

Today, I am just grateful again to feel freedom to express myself as an artist, and to get appropriate reward and appreciation for my work.

For all the people who supported me here over the years, who paid for my DA Membership, who bought my prints,  who drew, painted, and made digital art of my photos,who gave me feedback and favorites, and words of kindness and support, I thank you. You inspired me to do shoots when all I wanted to do is sit in my chair and watch movies while I put ice and lidacaine patches on my knees and ankles and shoulders. So, thank you for getting me out of that chair and allowing me to think that a few good pictures was worth the pain.

It was because of you that I stuck around so long, despite the untenable situation I was in.

 I will hop in from time to time to support your work, and give you the praise and accolades you deserve.  However, when at all possible, I will try to give you praise somewhere else on the net. In the comment sections here, let me know where I can find you at other places on the net, and I will support you there.  ;)

A few months ago I deleted some 1200 images, and now I will begin deleting the last 10% of my photos, but will leave a skeleton crew of pictures hanging in my empty house. Perhaps one day, DA will "clean up" their own house, and will no longer tolerate behavior like this from their staff.

Until then...

 Zedul has left the building.

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Zedul
JMB
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Tucson USA
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Classical, Folk, Celtic
Favourite photographer: Jeanloup Sieff
Favourite style of art: Fantasy & Sci Fi
Operating System: Windows.... ugh
MP3 player of choice: Itunes.
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs
Personal Quote: "Cool Beans"
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cosmicbrat Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Eyes tell the story..
Feels like these pix need "cosmic ghosts" in the background, given that this lady holds "cosmic-warrior", "angel", and primal reality in her eyes...

Questions remain..  does her majesty have her cosmic sword..? 
does her majesty wish her sword..?
does her majesty have "one foot in heaven"..?
does her majesty know we can establish mindform dragons, and fly them a mile high..?
is her majesty "number one..?
Feels deep like no man is worthy of her majesty's love, and flavors...
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for faving my latest book cover, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm a long time admirer of your work. :)
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Zedul Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
And I'm an admirer of yours. Especially because I write Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels, so I'm always inspired by genre art. :)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I used to write sci-fy and fantasy myself for a very long time, even attended some literary circles for some years. Got published in a couple of local magazines. I'm glad to know I can inspire a fellow writer. :)
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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for faving my work and for the watch.
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toppa23 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
excellent photogallery
congratulations
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K-wuet Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Hello, Thanks for the watch! =D
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Shaya-Fury Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: 
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Szigeti Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks 4the fav and watch! :D (Big Grin)
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Zedul Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Photographer
NP :)
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