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Capturing Life Through a Lens
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the starfish was bright and welcoming by justmeandmycoffee

First of all, yay for phone photography! Having a camera in your pocket all the time is a great way to capture lovely things that you s...

Does Not Fall by silber-englein

It's clear that a lot of thought and planning went into this, especially how to illustrate the concept you referred to in the artist's ...

SunFire by Aeirmid
by Aeirmid

Spending some time with this photograph is a lovely thing to do on a Sunday morning! It's like everything beautiful about summer echoed...

Bedouine Hurghada - Egypt by hosagu
by hosagu

This is beautiful like I turned the brightness up on my computer screen during a vicious headache just so I could look at it properly. ...

Notre Dame de Coutances en Normandie by hubert61

Wow! This makes me dizzy, in a good way. The sense of scale is suitably epic and the sharp focus on the detail of the dome draws the ey...

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...


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Artist | Professional | Photography
United Kingdom

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). I've also adminned various groups over the years but these days I'm pretty much just here to share and enjoy art.

As well as photography, I manage online communications for an art performance charity, run a little techie business with my husband and am also studying for a BSc in Forensic Psychology. Hobbies include obsessing over entertainment media and literature of a dark nature, writing (under a pseudonym, because I like to compartmentalise) and playing with fire. I share my home with one large man, two small cats, an albino axolotl, five goldfish, a family of aquatic snails and more computers than two people realistically need.

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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

Do you post Statuses on DA? 

38 deviants said No, I don't use the Status option at all
16 deviants said I didn't know you could post Statuses on DA
11 deviants said Yes, mostly just short thoughts and updates
5 deviants said Yes, I use the Status option to share interesting links and information
...just looking and seeing and being distracted is exactly what I need and any comment would just be some mess of words about how your art has taken me out of my own head for a little while and I am so very grateful.

It wouldn't be a comment about your art. It would be a comment about me and this anxiety, or whatever I use 'anxiety' as shorthand for, that takes up too much space in my mind while I wait for the urgent psychiatric referral that was meant to come through a month ago but still hasn't. It would be a comment about how I'm actually alright, honestly, in a getting-through-the-day kind of way (most of the time, sometimes, right now anyway, sort of) and about how I have good people around me and I'm scared that I talk about myself too much in times and places when I shouldn't. You don't deserve that. You deserve a comment about your art.

So when I silently add something you have created to my favourites, it means I love it and it's fascinating or challenging or funny or cute or inspirational and thank you for creating it and sharing it and making the world a more beautiful place.



Holga fish! Goldfish photographed with a Holga lens on a Sony Alpha A550 dSLR body on my blog at

Holga Fish 03 WEB by RockstarVanity
More reviews on my blog. This time it's a super-cheap Holga lens for dSLRs. You NEED one of these!

Holga Lens Front PREVIEW by RockstarVanity
I wrote a review of my Polaroid macro lens attachment on my blog. Expect to find information, photos and my usual level of excitement about new toys!

Polaroid Macro Attachment by RockstarVanity
Spent a while playing with my lovely Polaroid macro attachment this evening. Photos and product review on the way soon!


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NightmareOnElmStFan Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Thank you for the llama badge.
AdriPix Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the llama ! :)
boxeggsfish Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for love.

 sorry it fine you hello for good just all hug
 the Llama.Heart Heart 
Lexi247 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day~!
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner May 3, 2015   Writer
sylverface Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  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! 😊💗
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