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Beards & Features 76

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 10, 2012, 4:08 AM
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Well It's been a rather slow start to the year so far…

Apart from a quick visit from Pinkerbell and Mark Varley last month and the ensuing shoot I think the most creative thing I've done this year is grow a beard.
I have subsequently decided that permanent face hair is greatly over-rated.  All it's done is make me look 10 years older and remind me how grey I'm going. And instead of a new air of gravitas it's been attracting comments from friends such as "Oh, so you've finally given up then?" and "scruffy bastard"
I intend to persevere for the time being but something else that's rapidly become apparent is that a beard will not be a lot of fun come summer time. (Though that is admittedly a long way off – it's snowing at the moment)
I think I'll have to put up a new ID photo and give everyone a chuckle
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Anyway, Congratulations are in order for Pinkerbell :iconpinkerbell2: on her well-deserved DD yesterday

:boogie: ISIS by Pinkerbell2 :boogie:

I was lucky enough to be at the shoot when this was taken and saw the amount of planning and effort needed to put together this spectacular image in what was a very difficult location setting
So well done Heather and Mr Varley. (I heard you were involved somewhere along the line mate ;) =p)


Features 76


Cloud 9 by JonnyGoodboy
path to the shine by ildiko-neer Blue by Suslov-fecit
:thumb277297977: s t i l l n e s s by Abanna The Typewriter by KarenJerzykPhoto
venus by Alexios78 :thumb279297845:
Olesya by GRAFIKfoto 4779 by asche81 reinforce by andre-j
Contemplation by agxposed :thumb280054733:
A phenomenological approach by BenoitPaille mill-wheel nude by yendor09 Anonymous-6 by adrian272727
emerged II by Alexios78 Heart On The Forest by Naslednik
Flavia - 3 by shadowimagephoto Time by AlexandraB24 Shirt by psychiatrique
Windows 3 by lightnoize La passion by MartaSyrko
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My Daily Deviations


Rapeseed II by Dave-Ellis The Witching Wood by Dave-Ellis .: Vertigo :. by Dave-Ellis Lost and Found by Dave-Ellis

My Work


.: Red Dawn :. by Dave-Ellis .: Wheat Field II :. by Dave-Ellis
.: Hats Off To Bob :. by Dave-Ellis Red Is The Colour... by Dave-Ellis Quietly Filthy II by Dave-Ellis
The Dee by Dave-Ellis Secret Life Of Ghost Trees III by Dave-Ellis
.: Inertia :. by Dave-Ellis .: Desolate :. by Dave-Ellis

:star: Model Mayhem www.modelmayhem.com/DaveEllis :star:

Dave's portfolio on Purestorm.com

Derelict Nudes Book / Interview


'Derelict Nudes' – The Book

Derelict Nudes Book by Dave-Ellis

Now available here  www.markvarleyphoto.co.uk/derelictnudes

POINT OF SIMPLICITY magazine ISSUE#6 RED

ISSUE 6 RED is out by simplicity-fan

Read My Interview Here = issuu.com/point-of-simplicity/…

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hikenude Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beards are great time savers, although they do add about ten years and have the odd gray patch. Mine's no fun in summer, though. It comes off long before then.

So, when do we get to see? ;)
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful see... and I concur..the beard if you please! ;)
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
The beard had to go today - it was just getting too damn annoying =p
Ive got 2 lip piercings and it was getting tangled up with those as well :D
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ouch!
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   General Artist
Yeah c'mon, let's see the beard then!!! :nod:
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shadowimagephoto Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks so much for featuring my work
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Youre welcome :)
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agxposed Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL growing a beard sounds pretty interesting! =p Does it help now that it's winter? =p would love to see what you look like with a beard! =p

thank you very much for featuring my work in this collection! =O :hug:
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Well the beard came off today - couldnt stand it anymore, too itchy =p
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:iconagxposed:
agxposed Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
had no idea that beards are itchy! =p
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Oh yeah - its a nightmare for the first few weeks :D
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:iconabanna:
Abanna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the feature dear! I really appreciate it :D


:heart:
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Youre welcome :)
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:iconmurkin:
murkin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Show us the beard!

I get random women coming up and asking to touch and stroke mine when i grow one. Its been a while, i might join you. Last time i grew a 9 incer in just under a year :p
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Only 5 weeks into the project but growing well - so soon :D

I think i remember seeing you at your beardiest on one of my trips down ;)
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:iconmarkvarley:
MarkVarley Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
I've had a few laziness-inspired mooches into the facial hair thing and I also was alarmed by the odd patches of grey, hmm, not for me either, though it does get more comfortable after three or four weeks, the itchy period before that usually drives me nuts!

Thanks for your patience on 'Isis day', it wasn't a great dark dank place to be mooching around waiting in on a summers day!
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
That was a great couple of days shooting at that
particular site - totally enjoyed all of it :)
And look at the great images that came out of it -
Isis, Unshine, Inner Light ,We are all made of Stars
- just to name a few - so all the stumbling around
in the dark and bat crap was totally worth it mate =p

Thats one site i'd definately want to hit again this
summer - its still got plenty of mileage in it.
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AlexandraB24 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Many thanks indeed!
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
my pleasure :)
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Arkandia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Thank you :heart:
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
my pleasure :)
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:iconjonnygoodboy:
JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Same thing with me when I let the Scruffle Ruffle get out of control :D Cheers for the honoured feature Dave mate :beer:
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Yeah, its the thin end of the wedge mate :no: I look like
Grizzely Adam's grandad at the mo :D
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:iconjonnygoodboy:
JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Grizzly Adams :aww:
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NumptyMcPillock Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Nowt wrong with a beard lad...Had this one for over a year now. Fine in summer too :)

The whingers are just jealous 'cos they only have bumfluff, or think they're cool with a goatee.
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Mines at the scruffy stage about 6 weeks into the project b4 its bedded in properly ;)
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Aaah , thats funny as fuck mate :D
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NumptyMcPillock Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Found it about a week or two ago. I think i just wanted some ZZtop in the background & found these flamin' gallahs. Unsurprisingly they also do ZZtop covers ("Eliminater" being an album ringing around my head a LOT lately).
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Arent the 2 brothers in ZZtop surnamed 'Beard' ??
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:iconnumptymcpillock:
NumptyMcPillock Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
No. The drummer (sans beard) is called Beard. Frank is i recal correctly?
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Ah, thats right :nod:
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:iconmurkin:
murkin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
+1
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:iconmartasyrko:
MartaSyrko Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
thankyou-
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Your welcome :)
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Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
What a wonderful feature! I am so honored to have "Ghosts" featured with these beautiful works! Thank you so much :hug:
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Thank you, and youre very welcome - its a wonderful image and a great example for me of when art nude is at its best - with these sort of extra layers of conceptual and/or emotional content :hug:
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Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Thank you so much for seeing that :)
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:iconpinkerbell2:
Pinkerbell2 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Wanna see the beard :lol: xxx
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Will have to try a self portrait ID piccy - I cant decide if im a silver fox or just grey as a badger! =p
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:iconmarkvarley:
MarkVarley Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
I think some kind of public vote is in order! :D
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:iconandre-j:
andre-j Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
thanks so much for the feature - greatly appreciated
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
ur welcome, your outdoors nudes are really excellent - you have a great gallery :nod: :)
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andre-j Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
thanks a lot . . . I don;t have a studio so nearly everything I do is location. . . and I have asome great spots to shoot around the sydney area
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Well as my one friend says 'studios are for rainy days' - you've got a lot more sunshine to take advantage of over there than here in the UK - I think i'd be out on location all the time if I was over there (btw i'm an aussie myself by birth)
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andre-j Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
'dingodave' was a bit of a giveaway re country of origin :)
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
lol , well spotted :bucktooth:
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