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Mask by raycaster Mask :iconraycaster:raycaster 2 0 Never Was - Remix by raycaster Never Was - Remix :iconraycaster:raycaster 2 0 Red Tide Rising - The Rising by raycaster Red Tide Rising - The Rising :iconraycaster:raycaster 0 0 Red Tide Rising - The Experience #2 by raycaster Red Tide Rising - The Experience #2 :iconraycaster:raycaster 0 0 Red Tide Rising - The Experience by raycaster Red Tide Rising - The Experience :iconraycaster:raycaster 0 0 Madalynne by raycaster Madalynne :iconraycaster:raycaster 4 2 Broadway by raycaster Broadway :iconraycaster:raycaster 3 0 ASiEL - touchdown by raycaster ASiEL - touchdown :iconraycaster:raycaster 1 0 hey sailor by raycaster hey sailor :iconraycaster:raycaster 21 5 Adrienne - boa 2 by raycaster Adrienne - boa 2 :iconraycaster:raycaster 8 0 Adrienne - boa by raycaster Adrienne - boa :iconraycaster:raycaster 3 0 Marguerite Headshot by raycaster Marguerite Headshot :iconraycaster:raycaster 0 0 Marguerite by raycaster Marguerite :iconraycaster:raycaster 7 0 Zombie test by raycaster Zombie test :iconraycaster:raycaster 2 6 Path almost taken by raycaster Path almost taken :iconraycaster:raycaster 10 2 Asiel - Promotion by raycaster Asiel - Promotion :iconraycaster:raycaster 3 1

Random Favourites

Just Be Friends by moyan Just Be Friends :iconmoyan:moyan 1,860 214 Pharos Point by curious3d Pharos Point :iconcurious3d:curious3d 136 23 Year Zero 01 by ximena07 Year Zero 01 :iconximena07:ximena07 4,166 256 Deceptive by superflyninja Deceptive :iconsuperflyninja:superflyninja 24 7 The Ripper by ValentinaKallias The Ripper :iconvalentinakallias:ValentinaKallias 2,642 0 Energy Drainer - The torment by ValentinaKallias Energy Drainer - The torment :iconvalentinakallias:ValentinaKallias 659 21 meds by eikoweb meds :iconeikoweb:eikoweb 191 22 Song to by eikoweb Song to :iconeikoweb:eikoweb 29 2 Predator under the Moonlight by ArgentumChloride Predator under the Moonlight :iconargentumchloride:ArgentumChloride 145 38 Little visitor by ValentinaKallias Little visitor :iconvalentinakallias:ValentinaKallias 5,958 0 the burning inside by cheynester the burning inside :iconcheynester:cheynester 5 3 Raven Queen by ultradialectics Raven Queen :iconultradialectics:ultradialectics 3,644 505
Journal
'Thank you' feature - People and portrai
This is my first feature :giggle: and I wanted to thank all of you who support my art. Also, I want to thank all these amazing artists for sharing their beautiful photos.
I'm only featuring deviations with less than 200 favourites to help them get noticed. :aww:
So, here they are, don't miss any of them, :+fav: as much as you like and don't forget to :+favlove: the article if you like it!
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Her Moment II by groby :thumb127120701:
:thumb130823845: :thumb133348246: falling up by Enigma-j :thumb139160509:
evening window by 6igella can't hide by pictureholic :thumb93876287: :thumb148216482:
Anca by crissum city art id by Ewe84 Rosy Cheeks by SarahMaeH Aimed by jasamijesamoblak
Daily Life by idlekids Blues Are Still Blue by Truthbetoldx :thumb153593518: Rock 'n' Roll Suicide I by kudaNILpemberani
:thumb154325992: going missing. by Intensivetherapy Spaziergang V by BanaleGirl Friendly talk by cestnms
Self Preservation by PeterArt92 smoke me by Red41 :thumb155627364: :thumb13
:iconScarletteDeath:ScarletteDeath
:iconscarlettedeath:ScarletteDeath 106 98
Vader on Hoth by LivioRamondelli Vader on Hoth :iconlivioramondelli:LivioRamondelli 9,640 1,529 Mad Love by Quirkilicious Mad Love :iconquirkilicious:Quirkilicious 14,816 810 -LOST- by ValentinaKallias -LOST- :iconvalentinakallias:ValentinaKallias 7,831 0

Activity


Mask
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:
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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. 
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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.

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Mel Haynes Jr
Artist
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!
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stanislavboko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
happy birthday to U
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:iconraycaster:
raycaster Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Thank you so much! Made my day
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Photopersuasion Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great shots!
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raycaster Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
thank you very much :)
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archivegeek Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Birthday Greetings!
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raycaster Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thank you very much. Sorry for the late response
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stanislavboko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
happy birthday here!
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raycaster Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thank you soo much!
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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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