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Feeding Time
Model: Artist Tanya McGeever aka Fawnya Frolic.
Everything in all my work has come through the lens of own camera (just not necessarily in the same click.)
Location: Castlefore Lough, Leitrim.
Exhibited extensively in Ireland, Italy and Spain.
We're a few weeks into 2016 and I'm beginning to catch up on editing.
I was very glad to get so many opportunities to show my work in 2015 in Ireland and abroad. But the truth is that I am more enriched by a day's work in the studio than by all six of the opening receptions of last year rolled into one. A few days in the exhibitions stand out for the interaction that I had with viewers. The show in Barcelona had 6,000 people through it in a weekend and I had a chance to interact, dialogue and listen to people's views non-stop. It was really enjoyable and valuable feedback. At the other end of the audience scale there was another gem of an experience: I showed 25 images in the lovely public library in the small town of Athlone. One of the people at the opening night went to her daughter's school and convinced her teacher that the exhibition was a "must-see" artistically as well as important in placing the human body in a positive context. So I ended up giving a talk to a large group of 15-16 year old boys and girls inside the exhibition  (a publicly funded space)...a breakthrough in a country emerging from centuries of Catholic puritanism.
I am only planning three shoots this year - all follow-ups with some of my favourite collaborators. I am also embarking on a unique collaboration with someone I met at a mental health conference five years ago...more about that when it unfolds.
Otherwise, I'll be catching up on editing for the rest of this year. I hope to learn a few new techniques that will give me a greater range of expressive tools.
  • Listening to: Mary Oliver read her own work.
A part of me dies.
Model: Tara Hersee grieving the emigration of a young friend.
Exhibited extensively including: Little Treasures, Bologna, May 2010; Museo Ciudad de Merida, Mexico April 2012; BCN Art, Casa Battlo, Barcelona, December 2014.
All elements in my work have come through the lens of my camera. No stock images used.


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Douglas Ross
Artist | Professional | Varied
I am a visual artist who started my creative life as a painter, then went 3D and now mainly works with a camera, wonderful people and a computer.I love co-creating work with people and basing the themes around the personalities and life experiences that resonate with the people I work with. Working with light can be be too intangible all the time, so I get alot of satisfacton from making head-dresses, costumes, sets and props for my pictures as well as returning to painting and sculpture from time to time . If you connect with the work I'm doing and would like to participate, please feel free to contact me and let's see if we have some common ground to explore. Working face-to-face is preferable, but I have collaborated long distance with a couple of people (see Dream Receiver as example).

Current Residence: Ireland
Favourite photographer: Jan Saudek, Sally Mann, Jock Sturges
Favourite style of art: Symbolism
Operating System: Windows
Shell of choice: Scallop.
Skin of choice: My own. "Be yourself. Everyone else is taken."
Personal Quote: It could be worse. (Although lately it could be better.)



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AlteredStatesImaging Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Professional Photographer
thanks for your comments
Tahiyd Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.
djl1958 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Happy Birthday, Douglas!!!!!  (Well, it's still your birthday here in the United States, whence I am writing.)

I hope that today and the whole year to come bring you much happiness and success and contentment and fulfillment and good health (and copious remuneration for the fruits of your artistic talents and labors, too, because this is your livelihood as well as your life).

Take good care of yourself; keep up the great work in all of your artistic endeavors; take the time to enjoy your special "once-a-year day" to the fullest;

and thank you very, very much for sharing the fruits of your considerable artistic talents and labors and professionalism (and also the considerable artistic talents and labors and professionalism of the beautiful, hard-working ladies who pose for your photographs) with all of us on DeviantArt!!!!!!  I always enjoy your photographic posts whenever they appear in my notifications.  You do an outstanding job; long may you prosper!!!!!!

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Tahiyd Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much for your kind and generous remarks. In 2015 I had five solo exhibitions and a dozen significant photo shoots but very little editing. I'll be spending much of this year editing, so I hope to add lots of work here. Thanks again.
madshutterbug Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional Photographer
Hippie Birdbaths!
KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :)

ManFromAbora Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
untuox Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Happy Birthday!!!
PhantomQueen97 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  New Deviant
Thanks for adding me to your deviantWATCH!
ParisRome17 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  New Deviant Professional Photographer
nice work
ericshuffman Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Thank you for joining RedSaidFred.
I think we are the best group on DA for finding and featuring those elusive yet so desirable creatures known as redheads.
Submissions are pretty easy.. It must be a redhead and it must be the best. That's pretty much it
Thanks again for joining us here.

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Vad-mig-orolig Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God bless Ireland!! :)
wanne62 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your work is fantastic.
NetSeawolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks to have watched me ! from a talented professional like you is an great honor !!
lexxii Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi & Welcome to :iconcutieshots: Please enjoy your membership & Looking forward to you submitting more of your fine art into this Super Group Of Artists :) Thank you xoxoLexxiiCutieShots
lexxii Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Douglas :)

Invite to join :iconcutieshots: A Diverse Growing Global Super Group Featuring Over 100+Galleries & 2800 Members Strong dedicated to artists of all genres to display their fine art into this Super Group Of Artists :) ***Please Join Soon*** xoxoLexxiiCutieShots
slvice14 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work here! Keep up the awesomeness!:clap:
tomasoverbai Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words and for spending some time in my gallery.
JREKAS Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
I'm your fan! Many photos will remain unattainable role model for me and many other wonderful inspiration! I cordially greet the Master - Jerzy
Tahiyd Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for your kind and  generous remarks.
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