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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.

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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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KarmicCircle Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
I thank You for the Favorites :heart: im really glad You like the drawing, i finally found my colour pencils, but may have to improvise Some of my eye shadow and lipstick, to make the colours Magick sparkly and Bright as the colour in the Photo((did i mention i love that photo because of its Magick Sparkly Fucking Awesome-ness!))
TheRafflesia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for all your support, my dear friend! :hug: It means a lot to me! :hug: I'm terribly sorry for the late reply, I hope I can make amends with some ice cream? :D
IceCream Foryou by KmyGraphic
Thebit846 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the Llama Badge. :)
hubert61 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
merci pour les favs :)
purplecandyart Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for llama :)
The-Hanging-Crown Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to


Have a Good Time....
Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconomgyescatplz:  Thanks for the llama, Tanya!  ... Nice axolotl.  :)
signehedberg Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
thanks for the llama!! (:
Casthavian Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fucking class!
karamelo-serenity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Llama Hug by atnezau Thank you for llama! :iconrunllamarun: :iconimeanloveqaz:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kenmolimg Featured By Owner Edited Dec 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Merry Christmas darling!Happy Holidays!Wishing you love,happiness and health!Happy birthday<3
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014   Photographer
Thanks very much :aww:
Hope you're having a happy festive season too.
BrendanR85 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:cake: :party: Happy Birthday! :w00t: :llama:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :aww:
salman-khan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Let this new year of your life be special, full of precious moments, bright emotions, full of happiness and joy!
Let Love follow your footsteps everywhere you go!!!
Wish you a very Happy Birthday Hug
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Aww, thanks very much :)
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Happy Birthday! :iconballoonplz:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :heart:
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :iconcakeplz: :iconyummycakeplz: :party: :icontiphankeplz:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Thanks! :aww:
Ashdancer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014   General Artist
Happiest of birthdays! And happy Yule!
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :heart:
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
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