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So... it's about the right time of year to review the last 12 months and to try and
make some sense of 2013 and to look towards the coming year.

It certainly has been a rollercoaster ride for me personally and photography wise.
The first six months flew by in a busy whirl with nearly 30 shoots and a generally
positive vibe and a feeling of onwards and upwards.
The second half of the year things have unravelled somewhat - just 3 shoots (none for
close to 4 months now) - mingled with depression, self doubt, and a host of other more
everyday problems

The biggest bright spot for me of 2013 has been working with and building a creative
partnership with the totes awesome Hazard--Kitty , a great model and now a firm
friend she has helped me re-discover my enthusiasm and energy for photography. Tnx Hannah :)
We have been through some ups and downs this year and havent been able to shoot for a
while for a number of reasons (we both got new jobs and have both been ill amoung other things)
but life has started to normalise, we have been beavering away on a whole load of new
ideas and concepts and will be back in the saddle early next year with new shoots :thumbsup:

Another plus worth mentioning has been a real surge of print sales on DA (well over 100 this
year) though to be honest its been mainly down to Hazard--Kitty and her fans - big thanks
to all of you that have purchased :) - any money i do get for prints all goes back into buying
props, clothes and other shizz for shoots

So... despite the recent lows things are starting to look up again - will be ending the year
with a shoot with ZombieCandy, and starting the new year working with Aimie Twyford, closely
followed by back to back shoots with Hazard--Kitty (which im already super excited about :D )
and then with Hannah Clare at the end of January.
Also, along with Hazard Kitty and Ruby Jewel I have and magazine publication coming out at
the end of this month (more details to follow) - and planning is well underway for the expanded
and updated second edition of my book 'Art Nudes' (hopefully this coming March)

So on that positive note - thanks to everyone who takes the time to read this, and those that
have watched, fav'd and commented - hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year :peace: :)

Hazard Kitty 260 by Dave-Ellis


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:iconargolith:
Argolith Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish you happy holidays and lots of success with your future photography projects!
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Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Thanks Thomas :)
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
All in all,a positive year,hope 2014 is even more so for you mate :camera:
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Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Thanks Jon :)
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PapaG-art Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing the lovely Hazard-Kitty with us all!!!
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Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Thank you, and youre welcome :)
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Merry Christmas to you......
So happy to hear about your new job....and
can't wait to see you new photos in the coming year........

:iconcip4::iconcip5::iconcip4:
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GeminiArtNStock Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
i will be glad to see the back of this year
hardly done any photography this year but managed to keep my art going
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