Mayhem # 1144116
Photography is a hobby, an exploration, and education. There are wonders all around you, if you'd only look.
I love the art form of the final product. The collaboration between model, photographer, MUA, and photoshopretouch artist. Each as important as the next, none more imortant than the other. A photographer is nothing without a model. My view is models need to be given WAY more credit for their art form, their vision, their creativity. MUA, photoshop retouchers and photographers NEED models, not the other way around !
For that matter the MUA and retoucher deserve more credit also...Just one man's opinion...
I'm a real admirer of great work from all these artists on MM and elsewhere. I love to see a photographer showing work as it's shot, much harder to do great work with only lighting and a camera. Likewise for a model or MUA capable of a "No Photoshop Retouch" shot. Fabulous and very rare, we've become adicted to the retouch to hide our mistakes. Having said that I love to see a talented Photoshop artist as well. There are some amazing ones on here, also very difficult to do well....they don't get the credit they deserve either in my opinion, when you see a talented finisher the photo always stops you and grabs you.
In short I'm a student and fan of ALL the great artists in our community.
Thanks for the great work from the really gifted artisits on here.....and everyone else, like me, who's still learning to be better and better.
Keep up the great work......for the joy of it !