It's been awhile since I've run a series of features, and I'm very much looking forward to starting again (thank you, summertime), however, before I start this one - there are a few words that simply must be said.
Not too long ago, I went off on the public about rude and terribly un-classy, and uncalled for commenting. As it turns out over 2,000 of you listened, or at least read what I had to say. That is quite a substantial number. However, as well all can assume dA is no small networking site, and 2,000 people is just a tiny bubble in this digital pool. And it is what that knowledge that I come to inform you that once again, trolling, harassing, and cyber bullying has gone three steps too far - and someone has reached a point of bowing out of dA for some time.
Given the circumstances, I don't blame them, not one bit - however it's still, as ever, a very frustrating thing. People's actions are sometimes the most disappointing thing when it comes to this site, and while I appreciate the pick up in traffic, the frequent commenters, and viewers as of late, I'm still taken back by the audacity that some people seem to have. I do hope that people learn in the future that bullying others doesn't just affect the younger generation. "Adults" and those way older than a majority of the users on here, are perfectly capable of starting their own drama, and making their lives hell for one another. Some, just never seem to graduate high school.
This individual is a beautiful one with a heart to match, and by far one of my bigger inspirations & the reason why I'm inspired to break boundaries. As a teacher, a mentor, and personal friend, I feel for them. But I do send out my love, and wish them one of the most relaxing summers that they have had yet. And with that, this feature is dedicated to you.
A Taste of Couture
Happy Birthday To: ~Julie-de-Waroquier
I will be in NC from July 5th through 6th (basically passing through) but if there are any models who want to get ahold of me, I can think about making a trip down in August for a shoot.
On July 7th-8th I will be in New York City working with someone very inspiring on something very wonderful. I can stay through the 9th, but I have to have work there. No work on the 9th? I'm going home.
I will be announcing (shortly) a summer long discount on image retouching. Payment can be made through Paypal, and it's 2 for the price of 1! So, if you want your images edited by me, now would be the chance!
As of August I will have my own [tiny] private studio. Natural light only [for now]. If you are interested in shooting studio work, black and white imagery, or other such things, please send me a message here, or one to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional inquiries only.
There is plenty of new work coming soon, here, on Facebook and on my website. I'm working on contest & magazine submissions, so if you want in, now's the time to let me know!
My Twitter, is once again active. So if you would like to keep up with daily doings, promotions, and ramblings, please follow me there! (I was just followed by the band, The Wanted, and supermodel Beverly Johnson!) For updates on candid photography & other such things, please follow my instagram: josefina_photo
Is an incredible hoop dancer, and yoga instructor, and one of my own models, Sitara Bird! She's competing in a contest. If you could all do us a huge favor, (it takes TWO seconds) click on the image above and "like" this photo on the wall of Return to Roots Gathering, it would be much appreciated. If she gets enough likes she can win a free ticket to do what she loves: hooping & yoga! Please share with your friends! Thank you! ♥
I hope you are all having a fantastic summer.
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