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girl with dream by MartaSyrko

A stunning portrait. Truly. You can't tell if it was staged or not, which gives the viewer a large sense of impact. The editing techniq...


the exhaust of life by Sea-of-Ice
the exhaust of life


It feels good to finally create this piece because I'm sure it is a feeling we can all relate to at some point in our lives. The ups and downs of life can be exhausting after a while.

I've been wanting to create this piece for a long time. It was an idea I had near the start of my fineart career. This was also my first time using smoke bombs! Luckily, now that I live in Oregon, a giant plume of smoke doesn't cause as much alarm as it does in California...

Model/assistant: Stephanie Cavanaugh

tar by Sea-of-Ice

New work...finally!!

I have definitely been on hiatus the last few months. Moving to Oregon while starting a challenging new job took it's toll on my creative energy. Working for Nike is amazing, but it zapped my photographic spark.

I wondered for a while if this is just part of growing up...if this is how it's supposed to be. I felt lost for a while, I felt like all of my ideas were being forced. I wanted to create for all the wrong reasons. At times I felt like stopping all together, so I tried to ignore photography, but it kept resurfacing over, and over. But I was wrong. The part of me I betrayed deserved better...this piece represents that struggle. Tar and feathers, relearning to fly when flying felt impossible.

I will post details and BTS tomorrow on my facebook, thanks for being patient on my work, and thanks for always supporting me, even when its hard to support myself
last goodbye by Sea-of-Ice
last goodbye

Trying to juggle full time work during the week while shooting weddings on the weekend is a blessing, yet it doesn't leave me much time besides that, haha. I had to shooting something spontaneous this last weekend since I had a sunday off. I didn't really have a shoot planned like most of my other work, but it just felt great to go out again and create, and just be.

For those unaware, my wife is strongly influenced by Japanese culture. She lived there for a year and taught English. She fell in love with Japan. One day we both hope to live there, yet right now, we have to wait. She often says she feels like shes just visiting America, while Japan feels more like her she gets homesick  This piece represents that to me, being divided from different cultures.

Enjoy! :)
I apologize for these types of posts....It just saddens me so much to see how Deviantart has changed its front page system....and if it hasn't changed...then what is going on?!

Photography has always taken blows for not being considered art form and Deviantart is allowing those blows to be justified. I'm not saying every photograph needs to be conceptual to be considered art, but come on...give us something to work with! The photographs that have been appearing lately are, technically, terrible photographs, yet may be popular for another reason *cough cough, cosplay or BOOBS* Deviantart needs to save the fine art realm of photography...are those not the photos that spark and inspire the many minds on Deviantart?  This is mainly for the portrait section of photography. Honestly, go view the photography section, then people and portraits....on the first page is there anything that inspires you? Shouldn't that be at the top of the list?  There are so many talented inspiring photographers on Deviantart that can inspire thousands....yet they are clouded by the inaccuracies of what is art on Deviantart.

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Robby Cavanaugh
Artist | Student | Photography
United States

Hello! You can call me Robby =]

I have always been fascinated with images that people do not normally see.

For years I have been struggling to find ways to creatively express myself. Only until recently have I started to take photography very serious. It is through photography that I have been able to tell my stories...and show emotion through imagery. I am constantly plagued by images in my head and sleeping proves difficult at times. Yet, I am blessed to have the ability to express these visions through photography (to the best of my ability anyway)....and I hope to get better and stronger.

I have a lot of dreams and goals...and I won't stop until I complete every one of them. The ability of some photographers just blows my mind...but it is those people that I admire (and envy sometimes!) that pushes me forward. I want to make people feel, what I have felt through other people's work.

I want to provide inspiration to other photographers and eventually be known amongst the photography world; I want to prove that if you follow your dreams anyone can make it to where they want to be.

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MadameBleV Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful gallery!!!Let me know what you think! ;) (Wink)
CFTMPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student General Artist

Marvellous photography! (:Love 

crizoe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
amazing gallery
CherishKay Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:airborne: Happy Birthday! :airborne:
JinnyJoe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Happy Birthday! :hug:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!:cake::w00t!:
freaky208 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A very happy birthday to you! Hope you had a blast, and lots of cake :cake:
benneido Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many many happy returns of the day :cake:  !!! May god bless you :hug: with lots and lots of beautiful work for the upcoming days !!! you are awesome, your clicks are elite, keep it up .. and keep inspiring all of us on DA :strong: 
SliderGirl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :)
zraclooc Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
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