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Annabelle
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Current Residence: Melbourne, AUS // Colorado, USA
Favourite genre of music: Trip-hop, Dubstep, Heavy/Death Metal, Lounge
Favourite style of art: Photography
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Robin Witch-Hunter, Sailor Moon, Tohru (Fruits Basket) & Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: Guilty pleasures for guilty people.
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We've come a long way, baby.

Journal Entry: Sun May 3, 2009, 2:56 PM
Deviant friends,

It's been so long but alas, I've crawled back from my grave to express a few things.

It's been 6 years since I first embraced deviantart. Through these 6 years I've maintained a love for art and photography, and made many friends whom I've watched flourish and grow into amazing and respected artists.
I've grown from being a bitter, lost 16 year old girl to a happy woman, but there are a few things that have not changed which I'd hope to...

While I've watched my friends dabble in their artistic curiosity and bloom as the years progressed, I've seen myself at somewhat of a standstill. As much as I love photography, it's never been a large part of my life. I take photos because I like to, WHEN I like to - and leave the theory and understanding of equipment to the professionals.
I've found that my resistance to gaining a greater understanding of this art form has left me to fall behind and play in the same puddle I had been laying in years ago.

This year I've taken a harder look at my long term career goals and found myself saddened.
I've been told to do what I love, to base my career on something that would bring happiness to my life.
I swing around in a circle and find that photography is where my heart is. THIS is what I want to live, breathe, and understand. THIS is where I want to grow, improve, and release my creative energy.
I've always been one to underestimate myself. To assume that I can't be whatever it is I want to be.
Now, as a grown woman, it's finally the right time to make the choices I was afraid to pursue so long ago.
It's time to stand up on my two feet alone and say that I am capable of blooming too.

People scorn low quality work often on this site. It seems if you're not wielding an expensive camera or producing work at a professional level, you're incapable of producing anything of value to anyone.
I would just like to respond to this idea but suggesting they look at earlier work which has for many years been available for stock. To this day the majority of notes and messages I have received have been from deviant users using my early stock to work their creativity upon.
From afar some of these photos may look pointless, boring, and generic. Yet for many it's a valuable reference that they may use freely to hone their skills and produce something that brings pride to them.
I for one am honestly thrilled to be of assistance, and I look forward to submitting more stock soon.

There have also been so many people who have shown constant support over the years.
Friends, watchers, artists and others who use stock photos to express their thoughts and imagination.
I am forever thankful to you all. Thank you for bringing relevance to my work.

I've been silent and dormant for a long time now, but I can assure you - this won't be the last you'll see of me.
If anything, it's only the beginning.

-Annabelle

  • Listening to: RJD2
  • Drinking: water

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MyHeadWonders Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey thanx for the FAVE, really means alot!!
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AytanAvantgarde Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Fun cake :funnydance: Have your cake. And Eat It. happy birthdayHave your cake. And Eat It. :funnydance:  Fun cake 
                   happy DA B-day :3 IcexDragon's birthday Portal happy DA B-day :3 
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NEUROPI Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
bella
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50calWolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Happy Birthday!
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djpreach Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Happy Birthday!! :w00t::cake:
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whimsy657 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student General Artist
you have really beautiful photography. I love it.

Also, you're REALLY pretty. In case you wanted to know. :)
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JBugallo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
amazing gallery
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FaustDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great Gallerie loved the webcam photo :3
and Happy late birthday :P
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djpreach Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Bappy Hirthday :aww:
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arsenalgearxx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
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