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November 30, 2011


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2011 Was a very good year for my work, I received a bit of recognition, made some new friends, traveled all over southern California taking pictures and even revived some work in film.

But no one knows better than me I didn't do it alone, these absolutely phenomenal and very talented individuals made it all possible and without them, I would be out there shooting landscapes and cactus. These girls got up early, suffered my company on long drives to remote areas of desert, hiked, climbed rocks and braved cold, wind, rain and heat just to create these images.

All I can say is each of them deserves serious kudos, each of them has my deepest respect, gratitude and love because they are what art is made of. And I'm not the only photographer they work with so you really ought to be watching them! The incredible people I had the privilege and honor of working with in 2011, in order of appearance...

Pearl :icongoofgirl:

Rebel Smith :iconrebelsmith:

Sunshine In The Desert :iconcheryljewelle:

Conundra :iconconundra:

NevaehLleh :iconnevaehlleh:

Rebelflowers :iconrebelflowers:

Madrid :iconmadridsart:

Greenbirdgirl :icongreenbirdgirl:

Sasha L :iconsasha-l:

Plus someone who will be coming back to California at the end of December to shoot with me, this has been a very blessed year and I am so very humbled by the people who have shared it with me, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

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David I hope you and your great and wonderful models have a great merry christmas and over joyous new years bash hope there will be some photos for just a relaxing time as friends do take care till the new year
dwingephotography Dec 5, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you so much and best wishes to you and yours, and this is such an excellent suggestion, I have many photos of poses but precious few of us just being us. Next year I'll be working on just that :) Best wishes for the New Year!!
Dave-what a class acknowledgement of your very skillful and talented creative partners! I've enjoyed every image and have learned a lot through watching you. There's a profound respect for your models and the land in each. Thanks and an early wish for many, many more images in 2012.
dwingephotography Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh my, thank you very much!! I do have a lot of plans for 2012 and with any luck I can post something like this again next year, I sure hope so :) It's really an honor, and in all honesty Lawrence Drayton said it very well "True there would be no art without the artist, but there would be no artist without the muse."
agxposed Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a great many (beautiful) models! =o
dwingephotography Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh yes, I am very very lucky!
And each of your lovely models love to work with you as you capture them so well
dwingephotography Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
I know at times it's trying, the desert is a harsh place to shoot and to make it worse we need to be there only at certain times of the day for the best light. These guys never complain, they just go out and make the magic.
JVarriano Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes! I love all of the women you work with. I :+devwatch: all of them now, I just need to find time to sift through their galleries later! :heart:
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