It has not been easy to maintain my presence here in that form or the other, but since I have a group to care about it has actually made things easier.
DA has always been a busy place and I can vaguely remember it being not so busy, which was ages ago when I joined in whopping 2006, so nearly 9 years ago! Jesus. In 2006 life was much simpler because I was 16 and because I did not even own a camera (which came in 2009) and I mostly came here to stare at other people's art with a finger in my mouth thinking Wow, these people have achieved so much. Which, by the way, I still do. The point I am getting at is that DA has been a very important source of inspiration for me, and seeing the art of people here I am sure had an impact on shaping some of my perceptions.
I remember seeing first BJD photography here, which at this point was mostly done by and thinking that I really need one of these dolls. Gradually I have managed to accumulate nearly 14...
As far as my own progress goes, here are the first pictures that I have taken with my Canon 450D:
4 years after:
Well at least I think I have mastered the crop.
Among the fun things which came last year was the BJD group that I have been running with a couple of my friends. I think it was a worthy deed which has encouraged me to give feedback a bit more often. And feedback is why people come to this place.
I want to group to be more popular, but not sure how to achieve that without revamping the entire theme behind it. Something to think about for the future.
P.S. A bit dissapointing to see that the deviantWear is gone, I still love my T-shirts and my camera bag.