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stretch out the sun by fotomademoiselle

First of all, before I get into anything technical, I want to tell you what instantly struck me about this photo, and what makes it abs...

Bess by darkSoul4Life

Bess is beautiful, as is this photograph of her. The composition and arrangement is just perfect - it was very nice of her to stand in ...

Monkey in the Middle by TheUnknownAssassin

Those monkeys bring back memories of something but I can't quite place what. They remind me of toys from a cereal packet or christmas c...

Shadow Company by Simon-P
by Simon-P

Can I just rave about how much I love this for 100 words? The composition is perfect. Absolutely perfect. How many jumps did it take to...

edges by Savaliste

The has one of my favourite things about architectural photos in it - an old building reflected in a new one. It's subtle but beautiful...


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We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

I've been on dA since 2005 and a senior member since 2007. I've been a Community Volunteer twice, first looking after Photography > Horror & Macabre (November 2008 - June 2010) and Photography > Darkroom (June 2012 - May 2013). These days I'm pretty much just here to share and enjoy art.

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Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`RockstarVanity's gallery is filled with striking, vibrant photography and endless inspiration. Throughout her time as a Community Volunteer, Tanya promoted positivity whilst providing constructive feedback and suggestions from the community. Tanya always goes above and beyond to provide helpful resources and tutorials, not just encouraging you to improve your creativity, but to improve your citizenship within our community too. If you are ever in need of motivation or a friendly nudge of encouragement, `RockstarVanity should be your first deviant to visit. Congratulations, Tanya!
-awarded March 2012

Instagram, Wikia, Nostalgia

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 12, 2015, 11:47 AM

After a lot of dithering about whether or not to set up an Instagram account for my art photography (as well as the one I already have for my happy snaps and random crap), I went for it. If you wish to stalk me there, I am (not surprsingly) RockstarVanity. I also wrote a reviewish kinda thing on my blog about Instagram, with lots of love and a couple of gripes, which you can read here.

Also, here's a cool thing you might not know about. DeviantartWikia is lots of stuff about DeviantArt (I will never get used to not writing it like deviantART...sigh, nostalgia etc) that I know almost nothing about cause I only found out about it today but wanted to share it cause it looks kind of awesome. I was asked for some details about my periods of joyous servitude as a Community Volunteer (and a Gallery Moderator, as we were back then...sigh, nostalgia etc) for the History of Community Volunteers page and realised I didn't actually know the dates when I started and finished CVing. I had a hunt through my journals to find said dates and guess what? Sigh, nostalgia etc.

I so rarely have time to spend on dA these days. I so rarely have time to spend on photography at all these days. I miss it so much. I have missed it so much. I pick up my camera and I feel like I've found a part of me that I'd lost somewhere along the way. When I stopped doing photography-as-business cause of health stuff (still putting the bits of my metaphorical heart back together after that) I really needed some time away from all of it, from everything, to figure shit out, find some meaning in other places and throw myself into other things to get over the hardcore sads caused by having to close the doors on the business I'd built. 

Since then, I've found my way back to photography-as-art and fallen in love again. Because I'm not really able to do photoshoots with human models and heavy lights and being upright for hours, I've been noticing the world around me more, pointing my camera at things instead of people, and it's been kind of amazing. As much as I miss photo-work, taking the pressure away has completely changed how I approach taking and sharing photos. It's been more about play and experimentation, the way it was in the beginning. I feel like I'm finding my feet again, but wearing different shoes. I like these shoes. They're good shoes. They're comfortable. When I'm wearing them, I can dance again.

Since starting my forensic psych degree in February, I've realised I need to cut back on the volunteer work I'm doing (health stuff again, because my life is a balancing act) which also makes me a little bit sad but does have a lovely shiny silver lining - hopefully, in a couple of months, I'll have some more time to spend on creating art and enjoying art. You might even see me around these parts a little more often. After all, I've been a DeviantArtist for over 10 year now and this is still my home, even if it has gained a few fresh coats of paint, a massive extension and a few million more residents since I moved in.

Pop Rocks Journal Skin by RockstarVanity


Munching on dairy-free white choc easter eggs and setting up an Instagram account for my photography. Happy Sunday!
I'm kind of in the mood to be helpful and give some critiques but all I can think of to say is "Just create something you think is beautiful, something that brings you joy". Maybe it's not the right night for helpful critiques after all.
Spent some time hanging out with my dSLR today. I need to do this more often.
I really need more hours in the day to look at art.
Browsing on the dA mobile app. I approve.


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sylverface Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the Watch =D
martaraff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Thank you *:heart:*
Kezulos Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the +watch! :iconblushplz:
Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Thank you by smault23  For the watch Tanya 
MissTearini Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for the watch!
Anj3lla Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015   General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch, Tanya...greatly appreciated!:iconmyheartplz:
TalXorFire Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the Llama. I have given one in return. :D (Big Grin) 
Benthehyena Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Llama !
caddman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional General Artist

.....:iconthanksforthefavplz:SS my friend ...:rose: :love:
bulldogstoy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
💚 Thanks for the llama! 😊💗
noumenalarts Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
Love your quote from Anais Nin, her writing was quite controversial for the time. My fav - Little Birds.

Thank you for the fav.

A quote for you from Mr Wilde. Hope you don't mind and I think it fits with yours.

“There are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.”
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015   Photographer
A lovely quote and a good thing to be reminded of. Thank you :aww:
animefreak2345345 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Thanx for Ze :llama
dema-dodi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Butterfly Emote (Free) 
IndianRain Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   Photographer
thanks for the +fav :) (Smile)
DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Woah... *blown away*

CrypticGrin ToucheElfeAphrodite Cethlenn get in here and see this lovely photography
ToucheElfeAphrodite Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gold~
DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
n00b-toshi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :iconllama1plz::happybounce: 
sagethethird Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2015
Thanks for the Llama! reciprocated! :) 

edit: wording
kurokette Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the llama! :D
TheKraftyKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
I really want to get involved with deviantART- and when I turn 18 become a community volunteer and get a mentor. Can you help me?
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015   Photographer
Hey! I just replied to your note :aww:
EmilieElijah Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry to thank you so late for the Llama badge. You are a great photograph, I love your work. I'll keep watching!
Anj3lla Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   General Artist
   Thank you kindly for the :+fav:. :heart:
Dreaming of Auroras by Anj3lla
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