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June 19, 2010
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Aug 24, 2008, 5:57:31 PM
Photo Collection 2010 Q2 by fox-orian Photo Collection 2010 Q2 by fox-orian
I still take my camera everywhere I go, every day. Even when I go to work. As I walk around, either by where I live or a little ways down town, I'll take photos of anything, even if it's nothing particularly interesting.

For those that don't know, photography for me is a major inspiration source for scenery. I feel lucky that I live where I do, because it has a lot of interesting things to me to snap photos of. While 99.9% of the photos I take are never used for any of my artwork, [because they end up not being of any use to me,] they still help me retain particular bits of information about certain types of scenery and environments. You could say that my photography serves as a study guide.

The photos here are a small selection of the [nearly 5000] random things I catch when I walk around town and where I live. I don't consider any of this stuff having artistic value, because I never intended to be a photographer for those purposes. What these do represent are how my mind works. What I see and how I want to see it.

What you don't see here is what my mind usually does to these scenes -- an interaction taking place, or something happening. There are hundreds that I want to do, to turn transform into artworks, but I'm short on time for these personal artworks of this type.

Some of you may recognize the artwork on the right near the bottom as one I transformed last year. To this day it remains the only photo I've transformed into an artwork, and it makes me a little sad because of just how many I still want to do. So for now I'm taking photos on the basis of location reference for Synthesis.

Oh and that said, feel free to find inspiration in these for your own work. I only took the photos of things that already exist that anyone can see, so I'm not claiming any extensive copyrights here.

Canon PowerShot G9, PowerShot G11, EOS 40D with EF-S 10-20mm

For those interested, the corresponding camera took the corresponding photos:

G11, 40D
G11, G11
G9, G9
G11, G11
40D, 40D
G11, G11
G11, G11
G11, G11
G11, G9

btw, first photo at the top is totally referencing this: [link]
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RachelLuhn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are days I wish i didn't live in the middle of an empty desert just so I could take reference pictures for my art >.>
123satsuke Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Whoa!! You are such an amazing photographer!! I can't decide which is the best. I want to try drawing all of them!
Zadriela Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
thanks for this :)
rabbitmaskedman Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you, dude. this was very helpful to me.
rakuen004 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your reference posts. I dread drawing backgrounds, but after looking through your work, then these reference pages, you've made me want to try harder.
ageshero Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Looking at these wonderful pictures and so many of your great works, and the reason why your one of my favorite artists if not my favorite in the realm of Architecture and perspective, is when i look at one, i feel as if im sucked into it, like each picture is a little world all in itself.
Chaz-Osgiliath Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this collection is pretty awesome, as is the second one (:
Kouri-n Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a great photographer as well!!!
rjbman Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
These are amazing!
christasyd Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That Haymarket is like what you'll find most in street foodcourts in my country (Indonesia, lol) or maybe other countries in South East Asia. I never knew there would be such a place in Boston @_@
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