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About Photography / Professional Official Beta Tester roger brandt, zen pirateMale/United States Group :iconconservation-art: Conservation-Art
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roger brandt, zen pirate
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Current Residence: earth
Favourite genre of music: punk and funk
Favourite style of art: garfunkel
Operating System: mac osX
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Shell of choice: nautilus
Wallpaper of choice: flocked
Skin of choice: human
Favourite cartoon character: bucky katt
Personal Quote: most people with low self-esteem have earned it~george carlin

Long overdue... (life's little vicissitudes)

Journal Entry: Fri May 4, 2012, 6:11 PM
wow, 10 months since a journal update!  there have been many changes in my life since then.  for one, i am no longer employed by anyone; i was let go at the end of September.  i have been trying to make it on my photography since then, relying on meager print sales and the occasional gig.  if you were ever thinking about buying a print from me, i could sure use it!  to that end, i now have a shop on etsy called The Lotus Garden.… those of you in europe, you can find my work on ArtFlakes.… if you want to buy direct from dA, let me know and i will make it available.  i am still doing volunteer work for the St. Louis Zoo; i have three shots in their 2012 calendar and a couple of my pictures are scheduled to be displayed (in large banner form) at Lambert Field (St. Louis' international airport) to promote the zoo to tourists.  
you may have noticed on my profile page that i now have a twitter account, TheZenPirate.  look for tech news, photography tips, zen wisdom, and stuff that interests me.  Also present on facebook, both as myself and The Lotus Garden.  
my newest social obsession is klout.  if you are a member, please visit and give me some +K!  currently my score is only 38, but i would love to push it up over 50.  while i am shamelessly promoting myself, i will go ahead and add a plug for the Original Quotes Challenge.  vote for my design!

there is a great force in the universe affecting your destiny, and it is you.

some selections from my favorites:

Mature Content

Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride reboot by bear48
  Camera shy by kayaksailor  :thumb296647720:
Bird 118 by jeppy1982    Wild Roo by TVD-Photography
Early morning by nooreva  Siblings by spike83  Glacier NP by Pecetta
:thumb281124944:  Redbeard31 Ram by HouseofChabrier  :thumb279356741:

A word about thanks.
after spending an hour one morning thanking people, i came to the realization that i just didn't have time to keep doing this. it was taking away from my time to look at other artists and to work on my own art. as a result, i will no longer be thanking people when they add my pictures to their favorites. please don't take this to mean that i don't appreciate your support! i most certainly do, but i would rather take a look at your work than spend time sending you a note. i try to at least go to the home page of those that add my shots, although sometimes i just get too far behind. i will respond to comments to the best of my ability, but probably not to thanks for adding your work to my favorites. thank you for understanding, and thanks for visiting!

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  • Reading: between the lines
  • Watching: mission impossible (the tv show)
  • Drinking: hawaiian punch


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thefamilybusiness Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I was wondering if I could use some of your photos for drawing practice? I'd credit you, of course. :) 
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Feels like I haven't 'seen' you in a while, so I wandered by.  ;)  How are things?
supersamtastic Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I just attacked your photos. I just came back on here and decided to look through them because you are fantastic. :)
DemonFireKirara Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I took a Scientific Illustration course this semester and for my next assignment I need a reference. I was wondering if I could use your pictures… and… for an illustration about amur leopards. They are really great photos and they show the traits that I most want to convey in my work.
redbeard31 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
as long as this is not for commercial use and proper attribution is given, you have my permission
DemonFireKirara Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional
I am surfing along here trying to get caught up on many long overdue thank yous

thank you for adding "Dreaming of  Itchycoo Park" to your favorites.
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional
I am once again trying to catch up on my thank yous.

Thank you for adding "The Tiki Spider" to your favorites
TheCreative-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice page! Full of nature!
redbeard31 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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