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QUICK UPDATE:


Hello all! Thought I'd put up the interview I mentioned a couple of months back - thought some of you might find it interesting, seeing as my whole photography "journey" started here on deviantArt back in 2005.

The interview was done for the Hong Kong photography magazine Photo Camera Review and is published in their current June/July issue. You can see the 6-page spread below, and the full interview in english over @ www.garyannettphotography.com/blog

The work was originally picked up by the assistant editor after being featured on a couple of high-profile blogs, which were orginally sourced right here from deviantArt. So keep building those galleries, and keep being creative - you never know who's watching, or what's just around the corner. :)














In other news:

I was also fortunate to get some work recognized at this year's Black & White Spider Awards. The Spider Awards is the leading international award honouring excellence in Black and White Photography, with 8223 submissions this year from 72 countries.

One of the featured images is a golden oldie of mine taken on a 3MP point-and-shoot at a restaurant I used to work at. It's a good reminder hopefully that it doesn't matter where you are, or what camera you've got - it's all about opening your eyes and seeing the beauty right under your nose.






Wine Glass Kaleidoscope, Nominee, Still Life  fav.me/ddrk4h





Bolte Bridge, Nominee, Architecture





When The Tides Rise, Nominee, Fine Art  fav.me/d34menl





ANZ Centre, Honorable Mention, Architecture  fav.me/d4agx18





The Show's Over, Honorable Mention, Abstract  fav.me/d4g53mh



Recent Favs: Some Known, Some Not....


Catometry by endegor   Cage by Kennethy512  :thumb205109494:   Daily Life - 78 by bLuesounet

:thumb295693136:  :thumb295663620:   Arc by FeliDae84   Paper Clip by Pete1987   yansi by kuvars

Helix by schnotte  :thumb310169333:   peaceful balance by arbebuk   ...praha IV... by roblfc1892

C-up Waker by laura242   Porto, Portugal, 2011 by philipz   Flowing Diagrid by SunsetSam   fading by anaumceski





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QUICK UPDATE:


Hello all! Just a weekend quickie and some random ramblings....

Pretty cool to see some of my B&W work recently featured on a couple of high-profile blogs - and since peppered all over the internet in different shapes and sizes. Also pretty cool to see the work reposted in different places with French and Spanish and Hebrew commentary. Gotta love the power of the internet!  And all of it was originally sourced right here from my deviantArt gallery.  

Site traffic to my official website jumped from less than 100 hits a month to 1200 hits in just a few weeks. And as a result, I've just finished a pretty in-depth interview for a 6-page feature in a Hong Kong photo mag.

Will make sure to post it here for anyone who's interested when it surfaces sometime in May. Stay tuned....


:: Stunning Structural Captures: Gary Annett Photographs Regular Cities with Grand Elegance ::    

:: Gary Annett | iGNANT ::


Have also started updating and backdating my official website blog - www.garyannettphotography.com/blog - for anyone interested in more work-related stuff.






www.garyannettphotography.com/blog


There's a big overlap with my dA journals but the blog's just a little more professional hopefully and skewed towards the architecture market. Gotta pay the bills after all!

On that note, let's get as unprofessional as it gets and dedicate a whole entry to God's gift to man - Hops. Yeast. Barley & Water!


Beer, Beer & More Beer....


6 months of no booze and a house move later and I've finally been forced to abandon my college boy-esque 3-year collection of empty beer bottles. :(  I offer them up as a tantalizing list of Australia's best and brightest!

Each of them different, they have served as a checklist of some of the tastiest beers found on the streets of Melbourne. By no means exhaustive, these were just the beers that found their way home. 6-packs. 4-packs. And a few single-batch longnecks along the way. A whole treasure trove of beautiful beers found at restaurants and breweries and overseas were savoured and enjoyed but never brought home - and therefore did not make the list.

Those that did brought abundant buckets of joy - and the occasional hangover too.

Ballsy porters and stouts. Knock-your-socks off IPA's. Smooth and creamy Saisons and ESBs and delicious boutique brews of every taste and variety. These are the beers that have nursed me through cold winters, refreshed me on hot summer days and rewarded me at the end of busy weeks and not-so-busy holidays - each one of them a pleasure and little treasure in their own right. It has been a fun journey but time has come to bid them farewell…

I offer them up as a list of inspiration and adventure. So if you're of drinking age and sound mind, set down your Budwiesers, shake off those Coronas and go explore the world of beer waiting at your doorstep. You might just enjoy yourself along the way! :)


Favourite Top 12 Tasties and Weekend Easy-Drinkers  (the rest in no particular order)


Holgate ESB
Little Creatures Bright Ale
Mountain Goat Coffee IPA
Little Creatures Roger Beer
Mountain Goat Steam Ale
Tsingtao
James Boags Premium Lager
Corona
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Knappstein Lager
Mountain Goat Hightail Ale
Pepperjack Ale


Newcastle Brown Ale
Red Hill Scotch Ale
Prickly Moses Red Ale
Abbey Ale
Monteith's Original Ale
Mash Up Ale
Bridge Road India Pal Ale
Hawthorn Pale Ale
Cascade Stout
Tuatara Golden Ale
Kooinda Pale Ale
McLaren Vale Ale
Tuatara German Lager
Moo Brew Hefeweizen
Grolsch Premium Lager
Otway Organic Lager
Beechworth Pale Ale
Hawthorn Amber Ale
Jame Squire Pilsener
Sierra Nevada Hefeweizen
Mountain Goat Black IPA
Sol
Doss Blockos Pale Lager
White Rabbit Dark Ale
Jamieson Mountain Ale
3 Ravens Blond
Coopers Dark Ale
Mildura Premium Lager
Mac's Brewery Pilsener
Maltida Bay Long Shot Dark Ale
Well's Banana Bread Beer
Mirboo Oaked Dark Ale
Sleeping Giant IPA
Sierra Nevada Extra IPA
Carlsberg Elephant Lager
Bitburger Lager
Tappeto Volante
Gosser Dark Beer
Kirin
Monteith's Pilsner
Little Creatures Pale Ale
Toohey's Extra Dry
James Squire Malt Runner
Matilda Bay Big Helga
3 Ravens English Ale
Jame's Boag's Pure Lager
Menabrea
Bitburger Drive Non-Alch
Coopers Ultra Light
Hopman Premium Pale Non-Alch
Cascade Pale Ale
James Squaire IPA
3 Ravens American Pale Ale
Grand Ridge Wheat Beer
Monteith's Golden Lager
Beechworth The Harvest
Grand Ridge Oatmeal Ale
Epic Double IPA
Prickly Moses Farmhouse Ale
Mountain Goat Double Hightail
Blue Tongue Pilsener
Samuel Smith's India Ale
Monteith's Black Beer
James Squire Golden Ale
Coopers Sparkling Ale
Red Hill Scotch Ale
Bright Dubbel
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
Mountain Goat Coffee IPA
Cascade Green
Black Heart Hefeweizen
Two Birds Golden Ale
Tui IPA
Redback Wheat Beer
Paulaner Wheat Beer
Little Creatures The Big Dipper
Sapporo
Beez Neez Honey Wheat Beer
Little Creatures Pilsner
Carlsberg
Wicked Elf Pale Ale
Grand Ridge Bitter
Haagen Blonde
Regent Lager
Lord Nelson Old Admiral
Black Heart American Brown Ale
Jamieson Pale Ale
James Squire Amber Ale
Water Malt Hops Yeast Pale Ale
Guinness 250 Stout
Haagen Mid Strength
Mac's Sassy Red Bitter
Grand Ridge Gold
Red Angus Pilsener
Jamieson Beast IPA
Peroni
Mathilda Bay Bohemian Pilsner
Three Troupers Pale Ale
Tiger
Lord Admiral Three Sheets
Mathilda Bay Pale Ale
James Squire Sundown Lager
Stella Artois
Red Oak Organic Pale Ale
Jamieson Mountain Ale
Redoak Wee Heavy Ale
Dos Equis Amber
Becks
St Feuillien Saison
Hargreaves ESB
Boatrocker Alpha Queen Ale
Redoak Organic Hefeweizen
1906 Reserva Especial
3 Ravens Golden Ale



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~ 2012 CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE ~
~ AUSTRALIA'S TOP EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS 2011 ~
~ CAPTURE MAGAZINE ANNUAL 2010 ~
~ 4TH DD!!! ~
~ BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS ~
~ IPA - INTERNTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ~
~ BACK IN ONE PIECE ~
~ OUR JOURNEY SO FAR ~
~ SLURPEE SHOOT: BEHIND THE SCENES ~
~ FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY: BEHIND THE SCENES ~
~ CAPTURE FEATURE II ~
~ CAPTURE: NEW DISCOVERIES ~
~ NEW WEBSITE ~
~ ST MICHAEL'S CALENDAR ~
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QUICK UPDATE:


Hello all! The silly season of Christmas craziness is almost upon us and it's that time again for a little shameless self-promotion and a new calendar for a new year!

As anyone who sells calendars on dA knows, it's certainly not about the money. A $5 profit on each calendar isn't exactly a path to riches - instead it's an opportunity to share your work and bring a little colour into people's homes.

After 3 years of pretty landscapes and general feel-good travel pics I thought it was time for a long overdue architectural-inspired celebration of our man-made environment. A few of this year's inclusions celebrate cutting-edge architecture, while others are simply moments of passing beauty and momentary abstracts that often go unnoticed. These are the shots that drag me out onto the street time and time again - the shots that inspire me during the quiet times - and the work that drives me to pursue a career that is as challenging as it is inspiring.

Hope someone somewhere out there enjoys these just a much as I do. :D





2012 Calendar


Hope your 2011 ends on a high and 2012 brings you a year of happiness and adventure - get out there and make your dreams happen!

Many thanks and lots of love to the family and friends who take the time to stop by here.

Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year when it comes!

~ Gary xo




In Other News........


Life has been good to me lately. In the space of a couple of months Ali and I have enjoyed not only a dream wedding but a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday on the amazing Fraser Island. I'm now shooting almost full-time as a freelancer for Dimension Studios (and learning a shit load along the way) alongside a healthy trickle of architecture work to keep me chirpy.

Also picked up a couple of 'Highly Commended' at this year's Melbourne Open House architectural photography competiton and a bunch of 'Honorable Mentions' and 'Nominations' at the 2011 Photography Masters Cup. :D




Melbourne Open House 2011: ANZ Centre, Docklands. HASSELL Architects








Highly Commended, Architectural Detail




Highly Commended, Architectural Detail





Melbourne Open House



Photography Masters Cup, 2011:





Honorable Mention, Silhouette  gva.deviantart.com/art/Morning…




Honorable Mention, Still Life  gva.deviantart.com/art/The-Sho…




Nominee, Nature  gva.deviantart.com/art/Fyans-S…




Nominee, Abstract  gva.deviantart.com/art/Shootin…




Nominee, Fine Art  GVA.deviantart.com/art/Compute…



Photography Masters Cup





Featured:



:thumb145499811:  :thumb156797485:   When the wind blows by anoxado   Endless Waiting by babyinblue

Wonderland by AimishBoy   The Ice Cavern by michaelanderson   Los Cuernos del Paine by Ian-Plant   - Morning - by ldinami7e

Sailing Ships From Heaven by ro-mi-go   Fine Line by Sigurd-Quast  :thumb123242690:






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~ CAPTURE MAGAZINE ANNUAL 2010 ~
~ 4TH DD!!! ~
~ BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS ~
~ IPA - INTERNTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ~
~ BACK IN ONE PIECE ~
~ OUR JOURNEY SO FAR ~
~ SLURPEE SHOOT: BEHIND THE SCENES ~
~ FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY: BEHIND THE SCENES ~
~ CAPTURE FEATURE II ~
~ CAPTURE: NEW DISCOVERIES ~
~ NEW WEBSITE ~
~ ST MICHAEL'S CALENDAR ~
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QUICK UPDATE:



I was delighted recently to have been voted Australia's Top Emerging Architectural Photographer, in Capture Magazine's Top Emerging Photographers competition, 2011! :dance:

To say I was surprised would be a complete understatement. I had enjoyed looking through the Finalists galleries a few months earlier and was convinced there was better Magazine-worthy submissions, more fitting of the type of 'straight-up' architectural photography usually seen in the major architectural magazines. My only hope was that my work was a little bit different - more abstract, and a little bit more creative perhaps. Turns out the judges seemed to favour something a little less conventional! :D



"With high profile judges across all ten categories deciding the winners, the response this year has been almost overwhelming. With over 1500 images submitted from hundreds of emerging photographers, the standard was superb and impressed even the toughest judges".  

~ Marc Gafen, Editor, Capture Magazine:



A big Congrats to the other category winners and the overall winner Trent Mitchell. Trent's work placed highly or won a lot of the other categories and is a shining example of a creative photographer who can apply his craft to any subject! www.tmphoto.com.au/

You can see this year's competition round-up at your nearest newsagents in the May/June issue of Capture magazine. Or hop on over to the Australian Photography website where you can see my winning series, and each of the other category winners and runners-up.  www.australianphotography.com/…

















Black And White Spider Awards: Nominations....




Also picked up a couple of nice nominations this month, in this year's Black And White Spider Awards. This is the first year I've been able to submit as a "Professional", and picked up a nomination in both the Architecture and Silhouette categories. For an international competition of this scale it's a nice pat on the back to be placed at all. :D

Next time you're looking for a little photographic inspiration go check out the winning galleries.  www.thespiderawards.com/gala/i…













New Website:



After months of deliberation, procrastination and general arse scratching I've finally got my new website up and running.

It's still a work in progress but a nice improvement on the old one. Would love to hear your thoughts and any constructive criticism you might have. The website is based on a customizable template I picked up from the guys over at Creative Motion Design. Definitely worth a look if you're on the market for a new website.  creativemotiodesign.com








www.garyannettphotography.com





Featured:



Last but not least...

Go show this guy some love.  Sigurd-Quast  

His gallery is packed full of big, bold, colourful images that deserve your attention.

Enjoy :D



Iceberg by Sigurd-Quast   Wormhole by Sigurd-Quast   3 Sisters by Sigurd-Quast   First Invaders by Sigurd-Quast

Lighthouse by Sigurd-Quast   Heaven With You by Sigurd-Quast   Another Planet by Sigurd-Quast   Genesis by Sigurd-Quast

Plughole by Sigurd-Quast   Future Proof by Sigurd-Quast




Thanks again for stopping by folks! I'm still keeping my head low on dA at the moment but always enjoy stopping by for some much needed inspiration!   

Be good. And keep shooting!

~ Gary :D






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~ 4TH DD!!! ~
~ BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS ~
~ IPA - INTERNTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ~
~ BACK IN ONE PIECE ~
~ OUR JOURNEY SO FAR ~
~ SLURPEE SHOOT: BEHIND THE SCENES ~
~ FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY: BEHIND THE SCENES ~
~ CAPTURE FEATURE II ~
~ CAPTURE: NEW DISCOVERIES ~
~ NEW WEBSITE ~
~ ST MICHAEL'S CALENDAR ~
~ ALBUM COVER ART ~
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CAPTURE MAGAZINE ANNUAL 2010

Tue Nov 30, 2010, 1:58 AM


QUICK UPDATE:

Thanks again for the big wave of support recently! Really appreciate all the nice comments and feedback, even if I don't get to reply to each and every one of them. :D

Forgive the shameless journal self-promotiion here but dA is the perfect place to post updates and magazine snippets for friends and family back home. Bear with me while I blow my own trumpet and cover some recent news and cool features... :)




Capture Magazine: Emerging Photographers, 2010

Was delighted to sneak another image into this year's Capture Magazine Annual. It's always nice to get work published and especially nice to be featured as one of Australia's top emerging photographers 2 years in a row. :D Just gotta stop 'emerging' now and get off my ass and blossom, so to speak. ;)



~ Marc Gafen, Editor, Capture Magazine:

"Well, one thing I can say with absolute conviction is that the response to the second Capture Annual has been absolutely overwhelming. I have literally been flooded with fantastic work from photographers from all over Australia and parts of New Zealand. With over 1,700 images submitted across all the categories (429 alone in Emerging), coming down to the final selection was bloody difficult. This year's Annual promises to show off some of the finer work shot over the last 12 months as well as highlight the trends and changes in our industry."  







The featured image above can be seen here: GVA.deviantart.com/art/Beam-Me…



Australian Photography Magazine/Melbourne Open House: Best Architectural Series


Just received my December issue today of Australian Photography Magazine, which has featured my winning series from this year's Melbourne Open House architectural photography competition...






The winning series can be seen here: gva.deviantart.com/art/Melbour…



Photography Masters Cup 2010: Nominations, Fine Art & Silhouette






Featured images can be seen here: GVA.deviantart.com/art/Lost-In… & here: GVA.deviantart.com/art/Golden-…



Thanks for stopping by folks! Hope you're all keeping well.   ~ Gary :D






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~ 4TH DD!!! ~
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~ BACK IN ONE PIECE ~
~ OUR JOURNEY SO FAR ~
~ SLURPEE SHOOT: BEHIND THE SCENES ~
~ FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY: BEHIND THE SCENES ~
~ CAPTURE FEATURE II ~
~ CAPTURE: NEW DISCOVERIES ~
~ NEW WEBSITE ~
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What a difference a day makes....

Wed Nov 10, 2010, 1:36 AM


QUICK UPDATE:

Gotta love DD's!!! :D Yep, the system's not perfect by any means - and there's a helluva lot of good work out there that flies under the radar - but they sure as hell are good fun when they come along! :D


Got my 4th DD yesterday for a golden oldie of mine - Firestarter - which has been kicking around on here for almost 2 and a half years. In the space of a day it chalked up over 150 comments, over 2000 favs, over a thousand profile pageviews and over 100 new watchers ! Pretty incredible, eh!! Only on dA can you have over 2000 people, from all over the world, see one of your photos in just a day. :dance:  








Have included a site traffic map and locations of some of yesterday's visitors below. Pretty cool to see it plotted on a world map!


A big thanks to kuma-x for the DD suggestion and Anoya for the feature. Much appreciated guys! :D

And a big big Thank You to all the comments and support from everyone passing by, especially all the new watchers! :hug:  It might be tricky to thank everyone individually - or to reply to each and every comment - but I'll endeavour to go exploring your galleries in the weeks and months ahead as time permits.

Also received a nice feature yesterday on a much newer shot, Fyans Sunrise, by kkart. Thanks for the spotlight John! You're a gent! :D


Fyans Sunrise by GVA


Thanks again!!! Hope you're all well and feeling creative. Keep shooting!

~ Gary




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Brunswick, Australia Tue, 09 Nov 2010 05:07:55 -0600
Auckland, New Zealand Tue, 09 Nov 2010 03:58:42 -0600
Ancy-sur-moselle, France Tue, 09 Nov 2010 03:30:47 -0600
Calgary, AB, Canada Tue, 09 Nov 2010 02:39:01 -0600
Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany Tue, 09 Nov 2010 02:22:05 -0600
Melbourne, Australia Tue, 09 Nov 2010 02:05:16 -0600
Auckland, New Zealand Tue, 09 Nov 2010 01:59:28 -0600
Guangzhou, China Tue, 09 Nov 2010 01:40:40 -0600
Gold Coast, Australia Tue, 09 Nov 2010 01:29:33 -0600
Morrison, CO, United States Tue, 09 Nov 2010 01:27:38 -0600
Islamabad, Pakistan Tue, 09 Nov 2010 01:23:10 -0600
Omsk, Russian Federation Tue, 09 Nov 2010 01:22:22 -0600
Brisbane, Australia Tue, 09 Nov 2010 01:22:15 -0600
Peebles, United Kingdom Tue, 09 Nov 2010 01:21:41 -0600
Westminster, CO, United States Tue, 09 Nov 2010 01:04:01 -0600
Richmond, BC, Canada Tue, 09 Nov 2010 01:03:22 -0600
Pleven, Bulgaria Tue, 09 Nov 2010 01:00:56 -0600
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:58:24 -0600
Jakarta, Indonesia Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:55:59 -0600
Cairo, Egypt Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:54:15 -0600
Minsk, Belarus Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:54:15 -0600
Ankara, Turkey Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:50:11 -0600
Asia/Pacific Region Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:41:58 -0600
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:36:40 -0600
Bangkok, Thailand Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:18:40 -0600
Santee, CA, United States Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:14:20 -0600
Plovdiv, Bulgaria Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:01:57 -0600
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:48:46 -0600
Vilnius, Lithuania Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:44:06 -0600
Fremont, CA, United States Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:40:15 -0600
Columbus, IN, United States Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:30:36 -0600
Blacktown, Australia Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:29:13 -0600
Melbourne, Australia Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:28:47 -0600
Christchurch, New Zealand Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:23:35 -0600
Shizuoka, Japan Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:23:21 -0600
Pune, India Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:20:03 -0600
Albuquerque, NM, United States Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:13:43 -0600
Moscow, Russian Federation Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:07:10 -0600
Sherbrooke, QC, Canada Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:01:39 -0600
Millbrook, AL, United States Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:54:58 -0600
Monument, CO, United States Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:49:57 -0600
Las Vegas, NV, United States Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:45:07 -0600
Olathe, KS, United States Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:43:57 -0600
Erlenbach, Germany Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:43:47 -0600
Los Angeles, CA, United States Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:37:08 -0600
Pollock Pines, CA, United States Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:32:01 -0600
Bremerhaven, Germany Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:22:01 -0600
Ashburn, VA, United States Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:21:44 -0600
Naperville, IL, United States Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:19:13 -0600
Adelaide, Australia Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:17:08 -0600
Mansoura, Egypt Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:12:40 -0600</>


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~ CAPTURE FEATURE II ~
~ CAPTURE: NEW DISCOVERIES ~
~ NEW WEBSITE ~
~ ST MICHAEL'S CALENDAR ~
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Be A Little Bit Swashbuckling....

Mon Aug 2, 2010, 5:36 AM


QUICK UPDATE:


Heard a great speech tonight by Jeff Bezos (CEO, Amazon.com) and thought someone else might enjoy his eloquence and insight.....

It was given at a college graduation and presented on Ted.com. I think we all need to hear stuff like this every once in a while to push ourselves a little bit further.



Be A Little Bit Swashbuckling.....


Tomorrow, in a very real sense, your life – the life you author from scratch on your own - begins...


How will you use your gifts?  What choices will you make?

Will inertia be your guide?  Or will you follow your passions?

Will you follow dogma?  Or will you be original?

Will you choose a life of ease?  Or a life of service and adventure?

Will you wilt under criticism?  Or will you follow your convictions?

Will you bluff it out when you’re wrong?  Or will you apologize?

Will you guard your heart against rejection?  Or will you act when you fall in love?

Will you play it safe?  Or will you be a little bit swashbuckling?

When it’s tough will you give up?  Or will you be relentless?

Will you be a cynic?  Or will you be a builder?

Will you be clever at the expense of others’?  Or will you be kind?


I will hazard a prediction…

When you are 80-years-old, and in a quiet moment of reflection, narrating for only yourself the most personal version of your life story – the telling that will be most compact and meaningful will be the series of choices you have made.

In the end we are our choices.

Build yourself a good story....


Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon.com



In Other News...

Have been enjoying working at Dimension Studios, here in Melbourne, for almost 3 months now. Enjoying the steady income for the first time in almost 4 years. And enjoying being around photography every day. It's feels like another small step in the right direction.

Hope you're all well. And remember to push yourselves a little bit. I know I certainly need to!

Be good. And keep shooting! ~ Gary  :)



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Mon Mar 15, 2010, 5:49 AM


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Hello All!  Hope you're all feeling creative and 2010 is treating you well!

Had another great trip to the States over Christmas and enjoyed getting back to New York and skiing in arctic temperatures in Lake Placid. Good times!! :)


Had a couple of images nominated for the Black & White Spider Awards back in January which was pretty cool. Here's the official press release and nominated images....


BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER GARY ANNETT FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM


LONDON, Jan. 24th - Photographer Gary Annett of the United Kingdom was presented with the 5th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the categories of Abstract and Silhouette at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show attended by 35,000 online viewers who logged on live from 154 countries to see the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography.
Thousands of images were received from 68 countries worldwide.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from Magnum Photos, The Armory Show, Fratelli Alinari, Contrasto to Tate and Hamiltons in London who honored Spider Fellows with 84 coveted title awards in 28 categories. The judges reviewed the entries online for eight weeks before making their final nominations and Gary Annett's ‘City Barcode’ and ‘Lightroom’, exceptional images entered in the Abstract and Silhouette categories, received a high percentage of votes overall.

"The Spider Awards celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Gary Annett's work represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of Nominee."

You can view the 5th Annual Winners Gallery at www.thespiderawards.com/gallery5

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.

Contact Gary Annett

Email: gary@garyannettphotography.com

Website: www.garyannettphotography.com

















In Other News...


One of my mentors and role models, Diana Snape, - www.snapephoto.com.au - recently launched a commercial Australian Stock Library and kindly invited me on board. Assisting a photographer of this calibre is one thing, but being invited to contribute personal work to their site is awesome!
After many hours of spotting, de-noising and correcting chromatic aberrations and the like I'm happy to report I have almost 100 hi-res images now on the site! :) It's early days in terms of making money from it but hopefully it's a worthy investment of time and energy - and why not dust off all those old, un-posted images and shine a little light on them anyway. :)

If you look VERY closely you might even see a few you recognize ;)









Check it out and feel free to leave feedback and constructive criticism about the site:  www.snapestock.com.au



Thanks in advance! And thanks again for all your comments and support. I haven't been very active lately but I do appreciate every comment and try very hard to keep an eye on your galleries in return.


All the best! Be good, and keep shooting! ~ Gary  :)



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Thu Aug 20, 2009, 10:14 PM


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Hello All!  Hope you're all well and feeling creative. :)

Another quick update and some overdue features.....  


Still doing the Assisting rounds in Melbourne and counting down the days for summer to finally get here. Off to the States for a month in December to visit family and friends and see a little of St Louis, Chicago and New York. Can't wait!  :)

Entered some work recently into the International Photography Awards and the Melbourne Open House Architecture Photography Competition. No top prizes or big bucks this time around but a couple of nice Honorable Mentions and a Highly Commended. Will set my sights higher for next year. :) The Melbourne Open House is good fun - 12 hours of shooting buildings on about 3 hours sleep. If you're in and around Melbourne you should keep an eye out for it next year. It's a good chance to see inside some pretty cool buildings.




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In Other News...

Recently uploaded my first tutorial: Star Stacking Tips And Tricks. If you missed it, check it out here. --->  GVA.deviantart.com/art/Star-Tr… Hope someone, somewhere, finds it helpful.


Here's a few more snaps from a recent restaurant photo shoot. Again, if you're in and around Melbourne check this place out - I've still got a few prints on the walls so splash out and help feed a starving artist! :D  If you make it tell Glen, the owner, I bought you a coffee.  

Until then, be good. And keep shooting!  ~ Gary



Home Dining Room, 601 Burwood Road, Hawthorn  VIC 3122














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Sat Mar 7, 2009, 10:26 PM


Another quick hello...

Finally back to the comforts of Melbourne and back to reality with a bump. 90 days of traveling has definitely spoiled us. I miss driving around Hawaii in a convertible. Of criss-crossing outback Australia. Of waking up to crappy instant coffee but AMAZING sunrises. Of pulling into scenic look-outs, cracking open a beer and sitting under the stars. Of making friends in the least expected places. I miss simple dinners and even simpler breakfasts. The uncertainty of campervan breakdowns in unfamiliar places and the relief of getting things fixed up again. Kangeroos & goannas. Massive birds of prey and camels in the middle of nowhere. Sudden downpours, soggy sleeping bags and crystal clear freshwater lagoons.  :)

Traveling is dangerous only because it's addictive - it makes you look at a map and ask, Where Next? and then start counting down the days until you finally make it happen. Looking forward already to my next getaway in June for my big brother's wedding and hopefully across to the west coast next year. Twelve months and counting.... :)

Hope to post some new work in the next few days. Just wanted to mark our return 'home' with our finished map and a nice little photo feature I picked up while we were away. (I think it's funny that all three Capture features so far have included my little bald head). :)

See you around ~ Gary













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Hello All!

I've been traveling since the end of November - hence, the noted absence on dA.

We enjoyed a great trip to the States, a lovely Christmas in Hawaii and we're now 5 weeks into an 8-week trip around Australia. Finally catching up on the travelling I've been craving since finishing university two and half years ago. Very happy indeed!  :D

Looking forward to getting some new work online and catching up on all the latest dA happenings.

Hope you're all well and had a good Christmas & New Year!

See you in March. Be good and keep shooting ~ Gary :)
















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Ever wondered what your shiny, new Canon would look like run over by a tour bus.....







My first Canon.  2007 - 2009.   R.I.P. :)




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Hello All!

Just a quick update while we're on the move....

Enjoying the Christmas vibe in St Louis and now South Carolina - busy cutting down Christmas trees with friends and putting lights up outside. Definitely feels a little more Christmasy than a sweltering BBQ in Melbourne. Even threw my first snowball in a couple of years. :D

I've just posted my first calendar. Intended mostly for family and friends (and myself) but feel free to splash out and help support a starving artist. I think I make a couple of dollars on each calendar so if I sell a couple of dozen we might be able to afford a Christmas dinner. Or a couple of potatoes at least. ;)

Enjoy!







And for anyone around Melbourne....


I just opened a small exhibition in Hawthorn. If you're in the area pop in, ask for Glen, and tell him I bought you a coffee. Let me know if you make it.

It's nice to have an excuse to print these things full size for a change. And my trusted 400D has done me proud - a slight step up from my old Minolta's 3 megapixels.  :)






Off to Hawaii next week for some sun and happy snapping! Stay tuned...

And Happy Christmas when it comes! :hug:

Be good. And keep shooting ~ Gary



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Hello All!


Hope this finds you in good health and feeling creative. I've finally caught up on my Deviation Watch List and am enjoying browsing peoples galleries again. I endeavour to reply to MOST comments and to thank new watchers for stopping by. DeviantArt remains primarily a place for me to stay inspired and to get feedback on my own work along the way. Thanking every Fav and comment quickly turns dA into a chore and not the fun it should be. Hope you understand. :hug:


Life as a photographer's assistant continues to be the unpredictable, stop/start journey that it's always been but worth every bit of the persistence and perseverance it needs. Recent shoots include everything from cars and power tools to architecture exhibitions.


It's also been nice to finally apply a little of my Photoshop nerdiness to a professional setting with recent retouching work for Andrew Richey Photography. At this stage it involves nothing more than colour correcting French Collection Clothing and removing mannequin nipples but it's a step in the right direction and pays the highest hourly rate than I've gotten since graduating. :dance:


And, last but not least, I've got another image featured in an upcoming issue of Capture magazine and am in the final stages of putting together my 2nd mini-exhibition of sorts, here in Melbourne. More details to come...


Ali and I are off to the States on Tuesday and then on to Haiwaii for Christmas! Yep, I guess that's the flip-side of unpredictable freelance work - holidays when you need them. :D

Best of luck for the rest of the year. I hope all your 2008 goals are satisfied or at least one step closer. Remember, if you never try, you'll never know.


Till next time, be safe and keep shooting! ~ Gary

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Thought I'd share a few behind-the-scenes snaps from a recent shoot with Garry Moore. Garry's been working as a commercial photographer for over 20 years and made the top ten list of Australian advertising photographers in 2008. This was his first attempt at stop motion animation. The project was for the new 7-11 Slurpee Kick (slushed ice drink with taurine).






The work is definitely a test of endurance. At 30 frames per second it took over a week to produce 3 one minute animations. More Robot Chicken than Wallace & Grommit, it's clunky in style and a little nerdy.

Enjoy the pics and go check out the animations at the link below....


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QUICK UPDATE:

Hello all! I hope this finds you well and feeling creative. I haven't updated the journal for a while so thought I'd touch base and post a few features at the same time.

Life as a photographer's assistant in Melbourne is going well however unreliable freelance work might be. Being a freelancer involves registering as an official business which feels like another small step in the right direction - even if it's just so the government can rob you for taxes. :)





I've been busy lately working with a couple of advertising guys, one of whom just wrapped up 7 days of stop motion animation for an upcoming Slurpee ad. At 30 frames per second it can be a long day but loads of fun regardless and despite a tight storyboard we get to inject little nuances into the 'action'. The animated webisodes go online in Oct. so I'll post a link and some behind the scenes stuff around that time.


In other news....  I had a go at food photography a couple of weeks back for a well know St Kilda restaurant which gave me a chance to hire a bunch of expensive gear and play around with fancy food for a couple of days. The chef worked with Gordon Ramsey a few years back and knows his stuff.

It's the kind of job that normally requires a photographer, an assistant and food stylist but, despite the warnings, I had a go at it alone and am pretty happy with the results. The photos will be used for Amello's new and updated website in the coming months. They're certainly not going to win me any awards but seeing how I hadn't laid a finger on professional lighting equipment up until a year ago I'm pretty happy with how they turned out and I learnt a ton of stuff along the way.  

Just goes to show, instead of listing reasons for not doing something find the reasons to do it instead and just have a go.  Let me know what you think...



















Equipment: Canon 400D/xTi, Canon 70-200mm 2.8, Bowens Gemini 2 head kit, Sekonic Flash Meter, Powerbook G4 & Photoshop Lightroom.


Thanks again for all your feedback and support!  I'm off to Thailand at the end of the month for 10 days and then home to Belfast for the first time in 18 months. Can't wait for both! Looking forward to seeing everyone again. And hopefully some good photo opportunities along the way.

Until then, be good and keep shooting. ~ Gary :)


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QUICK UPDATE:

You might remember I was lucky enough to have had my work featured in the last issue of Capture, Australia's Top Selling Pro Photography Magazine.  Well they approached me again to include an additional image in the current Mar/Apr issue.  

It's only one image - The Show's Over - but pretty cool nonetheless.


The Show's Over by GVA






The magazine went on sale a few days ago and can be seen on newsstands across Australia.

It's a nice little magazine if you're interested in getting into the industry and starting out as an Assistant.  Plenty of helpful articles and inspiring stories.  And they're always looking for 'New Talent' so send your best work to marcgafen@yaffa.com.au.

Any other Assistants out there by the way???

Would love to know who you're working with and any tips or tricks for picking up extra work.  Work for me continues to trickle in and I've been lucky enough to work with Blue Fish Productions and the award winning Mark Monro in recent weeks.

I've recently submitted the above image into the 2008 Kodak Salon Competition & Exhibition. Will let you know if I get lucky. :)

Hope this finds you all well and feeling creative. Thanks again for all your feedback and support!  

Be good and keep shooting   ~ Gary :)


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QUICK UPDATE:

I hope Christmas and the New Year has treated everyone well and your New Year's Resolutions are unbroken thus far.  :)

We enjoyed our first Christmas in Australia, in the sun, and on the beach with a couple of Coronas and a BBQ for two!  Very chilled out indeed and a nice end to a good year.  We missed our families of course but enjoyed the novelty of it all and our first Christmas together in our new home from home.


My 'real world' photography had been progressing slowly but surely these past 12 months - sometimes it feels a little too slowly - but I'm learning the ropes in a new city and trying to figure out who to impress and how.  Apparently Melbourne is known for having the highest population of photography students and working photographers which means there's both competition and opportunities out there.  Plus everyone down here is so bloody nice that it never actually feels competitive (yet). We're all in the same boat and trying to do the best we can do.  

In fact, I just picked up a nice feature in Capture, Australia's biggest selling professional photography magazine all thanks to a fellow photographer who pointed me in the right direction. Thanks Jorge!  Keep an eye out for the Jan/Feb issue next time you're at the newsagents.









Capture Magazine, New Discoveries:

Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Gary Annett studied industrial Design at the University of Ulster and Desktop Publishing at Wesley College in the United States.  After graduating he focused his attention on a collection of limited edition prints of Belfast, his home city, and his first solo exhibition 'Dark Days'.

Now Based in Melbourne, Annett has just finished projects for the Little Wonder Design Company and St Michael's Uniting Church and continues to develop a body of work that reflects his passion for photography and digital imaging while also assisting other professionals in the industry.

Annett says that he finds himself drawn to the ever-changing play of light in the natural and man-made environment - always looking for opportunities that capture a passing moment of time or an image that transforms the everyday and ordinary into something special, something unique.

"I believe strongly in introducing a human element into my work," Annett says, "giving the viewer a sense of scale and a way into the image - a heart and soul so they can relate."  With many of Annett's images, he strives to "transform rather ordinary places through the use of light."  Ultimately, he hopes that "perhaps as photographers we can help people see the world differently through our images and our stories."

Contact: garyannettphotography.com




All the best in 2008 with your dreams and ambitions!  If you never try you'll never know.

Be good and keep shooting! ~ Gary :)


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IN OTHER NEWS:


The great Davenit posted this video back in December in a journal titled 'Watch this video and get real pissed..."   If, like me, you love conspiracy theories and the idea that the news we're given is often filtered and reduced to the dumbest common dominator then you'll love this.

Next time you get tired of Pop Idol overdose or CNN sound bites and have a couple of hours to spare check this out. Some of it might seem a little far fetched but some of it's been around for a long time and never gets as much as a whisper in the mainstream media. And if it sparks your interest pick up the nearest Noam Chomsky book and let one of America's leading academics walk you through the history of news that conveniently falls through the cracks.

Enjoy! :) www.zeitgeistmovie.com/



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PERSONAL FAVS: SOME KNOWN, SOME NOT.....




Mature Content

Coleman by atlas-7
   .:Sea's Ghosts:. by Triodante   New York 02 by StarfighteR81

:thumb67811434:   Removal by Davenit  :thumb72922401:

The crying game by DianaCretu   Ship in the horizon by koposs   Dynamic by Valimar

:thumb50422553:   Mystic Fisherman by mlhplt   C'est vraiment le ... by Vinc6



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:thumb74269731:   Epic by GVA   A Japanese Story by GVA



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MY DD's:

Dark Days by GVA   The Show's Over by GVA



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PREVIOUS JOURNALS:

~ NEW WEBSITE ~
~ ST MICHAEL'S CALENDAR ~
~ ALBUM COVER ART ~
~ COMPETITION: 1ST PLACE!! ~
~ HABITAT PRINTS ~
~ EXHIBITION: DARK DAYS ~
~ LIMITED EDITION PRINTS: NORTHERN IRELAND ~



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QUICK UPDATE:

I've been piecing together a new website for a while now and am happy to say that it's finally up and running. Something simple and easy to navigate. I've had too many friends click through to dA and end up completely lost - either by clicking into my favorites or into someone else's gallery. Figured this would be handy as a static site when looking for work etc.

If you have a few minutes stop by and check it out and let me know what you think. I've noticed it doesn't look as slick on a PC as it does on my PowerBook but I think that's out of my control. I'm definitely no coder. It's mostly template based but I've spent a lot time tweaking the settings and making it run smoothly. Hopefully.




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~ www.garyannettphotography.com ~



Be good.  And keep shooting!  ~  Gary


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COOL NEWS:


An image I suggested for a DD was featured today. It's not something I do very often but this one really impressed me.  Check it out and show some love....


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"there's something magical about 'Milky road' by =nidrig that just fascinates me. It's familiar and yet alien - like standing on another planet. Except it's our planet and this image gives us a glimpse of the universe we're all a part of" (Suggested by *GVA and Featured by ^KevLewis)


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Dusk Rider by GVA   Sunset Boulevard by GVA :thumb61907846:


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:thumb47588301: LoVe Happens - II by ahmedwkhan :thumb57014252:

:thumb67654527: :thumb58930637: while you're at work... by weeja

Egglomania by pluschkind A Different Perspective... by Jennbawa Great Court by DianaCretu

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NIkita 2 by Balck



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Dark Days by GVA   The Show's Over by GVA



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PREVIOUS JOURNALS:

~ ST MICHAEL'S CALENDAR ~
~ ALBUM COVER ART ~
~ COMPETITION: 1ST PLACE!! ~
~ HABITAT PRINTS ~
~ EXHIBITION: DARK DAYS ~
~ LIMITED EDITION PRINTS: NORTHERN IRELAND ~
  • Listening to: Cinematic Orchestra
  • Reading: Down Under - Bill Bryson
  • Watching: Dead Man's Shoes - Great film!!
  • Eating: Fish &amp; Chips
  • Drinking: Milk
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QUICK UPDATE:


Back in July I was commissioned to produce a calendar for St Michael's Uniting Church in Melbourne. Having only been in Australia for 5 months at that stage it was the perfect opportunity to apply all my practice over the past couple of years to a real world project. It would be the church's first calendar and we were both eager to try and do something a little different. As it would turn out there isn't a single full interior or exterior shot of the church. Instead we wanted to show St Michael's in a new light, so to speak, and to show a side of the church that hadn't been seen before.

Photography started back in early August and continued until the end of September. I was given full access to every crook and cranny, allowed to stop by unannounced and spent hours working in the church by myself. I climbed the church spire that even the caretaker hadn't done, fumbled around on the roof and spent hours playing with the lights. I remember in those first days feeling completely lost - with the vaguest of briefs - and a little overwhelmed at making a church calendar somewhat exciting. I mean, common, how my boring old calendars have we seen??  

Yesterday, over 3 months later, the calendar and limited prints were released to an enthusiastic reception and lots of positive feedback. A lady who helps with the church archives kindly commented that she "has been photographing the church for years but never like THAT".



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~ St Michael's 2008 Calendar ~

Photography & Design by Gary Annett


What I learned was that if you take the time to look long enough you'll find those hidden gems and when you do find your feet and start to look at things differently those 'keepers' start to show their face. I remember one afternoon when the church was dark looking up to see a 'cross' of reflected light peaking through a crack in the door. Quite appropriate for the setting (you can see it on the 4th page). It might not be a breakthrough image but I think it's a nice example that there's potential for a great image everywhere if you look at it the right way.

I've spent more time in church these past couple of months than I have in my entire life and hopefully we picked up a couple of nice images along the way.  We started with a folder of hundreds and slowly, painfully, whittled it down to 12 pages. Of course some personal favorites didn't survive the chop. But what you get is a different look at St Michael's that I hope captures a little spirit of the place while satisfying the needs of the church to promote their new gardens and have some consistent visual theme throughout.


Let me know what you think and if there's any you particularly like I'll try to get them uploaded as individual deviations.


The calendars and prints are available from the 2nd floor of St Michael's Centre, Collins St, or after each Sunday service 10-11am. For more information please contact the church directly at (03) 9654 5120 or email office@stmichaels.org.au.  All proceeds are in support of Activate Australia and their Leadership Development Programs for disadvantaged young people.

Many thanks to Leah, Sylvia & Alana for all the hard work on their end to make this happen and get my mini portfolio of sorts into hundreds of homes. :D




Be good.  And keep shooting!  ~  Gary


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COOL NEWS:

If you liked the last time-lapse check this one out. It's been around for a while but it's pretty impressive!  www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B26as…


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Spiral Staircase II by GVA   The Portal by GVA :thumb68408526:


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Not So Out of Reach... by Jennbawa :thumb64566578: Underground by Ouylle

Exitus Letalis by voogee A Day's Contemplation by tfavretto

of determination by rhapsouldize The Wall Made of Facts by JoeJanet :thumb45799263:

A key to somewhere by kitracing The Moth Beats Itself To Death by moejo The world in her hand.. by incredi



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MY DD's:

Dark Days by GVA   The Show's Over by GVA



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PREVIOUS JOURNALS:

~ ALBUM COVER ART ~
~ COMPETITION: 1ST PLACE!! ~
~ HABITAT PRINTS ~
~ EXHIBITION: DARK DAYS ~
~ LIMITED EDITION PRINTS: NORTHERN IRELAND ~
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