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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:
Pearl

Rebel Smith :iconrebelsmith:
Rebel

Sunshine In The Desert :iconcheryljewelle:
Sunshine

Conundra :iconconundra:
Conundra

NevaehLleh :iconnevaehlleh:
Nevaehlleh

Rebelflowers :iconrebelflowers:
Rebel

Madrid :iconmadridsart:
Madrid

Greenbirdgirl :icongreenbirdgirl:
Green

Sasha L :iconsasha-l:
Sasha

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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rebelcj Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
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
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dwingephotography Featured By Owner 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!!
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GryphonVisArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
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.
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dwingephotography Featured By Owner 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."
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GryphonVisArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Agreed!
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agxposed Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a great many (beautiful) models! =o
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dwingephotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh yes, I am very very lucky!
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NumptyMcPillock Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
And each of your lovely models love to work with you as you capture them so well
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dwingephotography Featured By Owner 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.
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JVarriano Featured By Owner 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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dwingephotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
I've just been so blessed to be able to collaborate with such beautiful people!
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Goofgirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thank you so much David for you time, energy, phenomenal images and friendship. It means a lot that we have been able to work together so much and I hope to still work till the end of this year and into the next :D
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dwingephotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
The feeling is completely mutual :heart: we have to work more! We have so much more to say and so many concepts to bring to life :)
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Goofgirl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
:D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional
cool beans
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dwingephotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
It's a wonderful life my friend :)
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CherylJewelle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I absolutely love a day I spend with you David. And thanks a million for a tribute like this. The feeling is mutual my friend.
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dwingephotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
I hope we go out again sooner than later, you are in a word awesome! :heart:
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CherylJewelle Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Soon I'll get it figured out!
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
what a lovely tribute....to your models...... :heart:
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dwingephotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
They are all so awesome, and thank you so much for all your wonderful comments :)
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure ........:hug:
You know how much I love your photography......
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Exceptional to all of you ..you did a fabulous job !~!!!!
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dwingephotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you, I feel so fortunate :)
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yes very well done
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