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About Deviant Artist Mel Haynes JrMale/United States Recent Activity
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Mask :iconraycaster:raycaster 1 0 Never Was - Remix :iconraycaster:raycaster 2 0 Red Tide Rising - The Rising :iconraycaster:raycaster 0 0 Red Tide Rising - The Experience #2 :iconraycaster:raycaster 0 0 Red Tide Rising - The Experience :iconraycaster:raycaster 0 0 Madalynne :iconraycaster:raycaster 4 2 Broadway :iconraycaster:raycaster 3 0 ASiEL - touchdown :iconraycaster:raycaster 1 0 hey sailor :iconraycaster:raycaster 21 5 Adrienne - boa 2 :iconraycaster:raycaster 8 0 Adrienne - boa :iconraycaster:raycaster 3 0 Marguerite Headshot :iconraycaster:raycaster 0 0 Marguerite :iconraycaster:raycaster 7 0 Zombie test :iconraycaster:raycaster 2 6 Path almost taken :iconraycaster:raycaster 10 2 Asiel - Promotion :iconraycaster:raycaster 3 1

Random Favourites

Dude Sketch :icondarkcloud013:Darkcloud013 158 18 Special needs :iconeikoweb:eikoweb 284 17 Kapre :icondarkcloud013:Darkcloud013 175 12 disconnect :icondarkenter:DarkEnter 324 17 Death's Lobby :iconalbino-z:albino-Z 3,458 93 The One That Suffers :icondamienworm:DamienWorm 755 50 Lost at Sea II :iconvinyl-disco:Vinyl-Disco 240 11 Nekra Steampunk :iconrebecasaray:RebecaSaray 71 3 In Bloom III :iconvinyl-disco:Vinyl-Disco 236 15 Creator of Worlds :iconyoni-danziger:Yoni-Danziger 285 141 Jack O'Lantern :iconradojavor:RadoJavor 3,722 266 November art give away :iconkeucha:keucha 420 29 Don't Fear The Reaper :iconladyevilarts:LadyEvilArts 637 178 I Sold My Soul :iconladyevilarts:LadyEvilArts 2,409 296 Flimsy Menace :iconbigbad-red:BigBad-Red 1,076 125 Gothic Portraits: Prayer :iconbigbad-red:BigBad-Red 1,673 143


My wife performed at one of the many shows she does around Denver and this outfit caught my eye. I thought it looked cool and asked if I can just do some test shots with it. We just went into her dance studio in the back yard and I threw up a black seamless.

Textures used downloaded from the following Deviant Artists:……
Never Was - Remix
This was from a photoshoot I did back in the early days. I have been doing a lot of photoshop work lately and I feel like my skills are not where I wanted them to be so I started watching a bunch of YouTube masters do their work and learned abunch of tricks and tips and decided to try some of them out on my photos. When I first took these photos, I wanted them to have this type of look, but I didnt know how, but this was the original feel I was going for and now that I am a little better than I have been, Im able to realize my odd visions. 
I come to this site mainly to get inspired and view amazing artwork from people around the world. I am in awe by the works being done, while I am doing nothing. My photography has been absent from my life for a long time. I have been doing random headshots or dance student portfolio work, but I have not done any project for myself in years. I am at a point where I just hate pulling out my lights and waiting for a client to show up. I decided to take down a lot of my "paid" services because 1) I can never make a living in photography without doing the generic crap that I hate and drains my soul and 2) no one wants to pay me to do what I want to do. I have a job and photography has always been an outlet, but there was a part of me that wanted to try and make a living at it. I never got into it and now I am at the point where I hate doing anything photo related. 

The other part that makes it hard for me is I have lost my muses. If you notice, most of my work is usually with 2 people. I love working with those two and not having them around makes things less enjoyable. I could find other collaborators to get my visions out, but that process has been tough. I get a lot of offers, but most of the time its by people I do not feel anything from. They are lifeless one-look people that just want to get pictures taken.

So there is a void. Its a deep dark void that has been with me for a long long time. I think now that I have officially made the decision to not take on any projects from people that are in it for their own promotion and where I get nothing from it, I can perhaps open myself up to getting back into creating my own work. I am perfectly happy paying for a models time especially if it takes the pressure of giving them something in return. I hate TFP situations. 

Anyway, just wanted to rant and just say that I am still here looking at everyone's amazing work. I hope to contribute with my own work soon....I need to find a muse again.

Thanks for reading.


Mel Haynes Jr
United States
Current Residence: the happy litle place in my head..which resides in Colorado
Favourite genre of music: hardcore beats that alter my mood in a dark way
Favourite photographer: me.....soo kidding, too many to list. I am sure my friends list contains several
Operating System: Leapord
MP3 player of choice: iPood
Shell of choice: borne
Wallpaper of choice: got this cool alice image with her holding a knife. Inspired from the old video game
Skin of choice: human
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie


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NationMcKinley Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I would like to invite you to my new group for photography :iconunbound-photography:
I really do like your photos, and would love to see you contribute to my group!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you will consider joining!
stanislavboko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
happy birthday to U
raycaster Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Thank you so much! Made my day
Photopersuasion Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great shots!
raycaster Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
thank you very much :)
archivegeek Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Birthday Greetings!
raycaster Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thank you very much. Sorry for the late response
stanislavboko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
happy birthday here!
raycaster Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thank you soo much!
Yoni-Danziger Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Many thanks for adding "Creator of Worlds" [link] to your faves! :iconsaynosasukeplz::iconakamarulolplz:
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