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Joseph Dunphy
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United States

Something I should mention: I'm an adult. I've noticed that a lot of people on DeviantArt and other creative networks are under the age of 18, and I think that's great, but it can also be awkward for those of us who are a bit older, especially when one of them asks to be a contact. I'm going to decline such requests, even when I'm positively impressed by somebody's work. This is not out of disrespect for the artist, but out of concern over the thought that somebody might get a very wrong idea about what sort of person I am, and why I'm here. I'm guessing that if you're a teen, what I just said doesn't sound like it makes a lot of sense, and you probably think I need to loosen up - and maybe I do, but not about this.

I am setting up a fiction blog, giving it a time based character by using the news and recent observations as a basis for the journaling out of which the stories grow. When I make a few of the stories into videos, this is where I'll post them.

Be forewarned that the one piece of advice a teacher once gave me that really stuck with me was "never censor yourself" - just let the story flow. In no other way can you tell the truth about your characters, but to let them take on a life of their own, and the sensibilities of your audience be ... darned.

That doesn't mean that I will be emulating David Mamet, but it does mean that what you see won't fit in with anybody's version of Political Correctness, not even my own. My characters will regularly do things that I highly disapprove of, and to a large extent, you'll be seeing them doing it.

Just as they would, were they to be found in real life.

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Current Residence: Chicago

I missed a lot of messages when I first came to DeviantArt ... OK, for my first few years on DeviantArt ... because I didn't know where everything was. But I'm catching up. On January 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm Chicago time, Luz Tapia wrote

"Can you put the credits of the photos please? :)"

and looking around DeviantArt in the photomanipulation groups, I find that this question keeps getting asked: who produced the "stock" used to make the image. The stock is the original photo that gets manipulated, I take it? If so, then for all photomanipulations currently on this page, and probably all that ever will be, the stock credits go to me. I took the photos that I then manipulated. I don't see any reason to do otherwise. I live in Chicago, and the images you see in my gallery are of places in Chicago, so why would I not take my own photos? Doing that is the easiest part of what I did when I created those manips, and having done so myself means that

1. when I look at the photo I'm about to alter, I can remember the place where I was when I took it. I can connect to that place in my thoughts, remember the sensation of looking around. If I was using somebody else's photo to do a manip, I'd lose that.

2. when I'm shooting my own stock, I get to choose the shot. I get to do my own composition, with my own purposes in mind. If I were to borrow stock, I'd have no control over what was on screen when I started playing around.

3. I have a great excuse for being outdoors and hiking around. I like being outdoors.

4. I don't have to worry about intellectual property right disputes. The copyright is unambiguously mine, and failing unforeseen complications, it will remain provably so. I make a point, not only of holding onto the original unaltered photos, but of a number of intermediate images created as I manipulate the images.

The choice to me seems so clear, that until I saw that question, I never even thought of it as being a question. I was surprised to learn that people borrowed stock so often, that one's viewers would assume that one had done the same. I guess I could start citing myself in the credits, which in a sense I will be (using links to this post) just to put an end to what seems to be the usual question. Doing more than posting that link, though? "I'd just like to thank me for giving myself permission to use my own photo" is a joke that I believe would wear very thin, very quickly.

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ingeline-art Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving -
that means so much for me!!!
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PlayfulDead Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure if you're still writing, but we are reviving #A-Love-for-Words and would love to see you there!
fiction-writing Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I would have loved to be there, but when I followed the link you gave, I saw this message

"Oops! The page you were looking for doesn't exist."
PlayfulDead Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, due to low time and no interest for a long time I closed the group.
fiction-writing Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem. Sorry to hear about the lack of interest in your group.
manwith0name Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to :iconmedieval-literature:!
ShadowsOfAVorlon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Writer
Welcome to Story-Corner!
As a member you are able to submit work to:
-1st Chapters
-Concept Art
-Short Stories
-Current Contests

If you have more work, for example a multi-chaptered story, you are able to have your own personal folder should you wish. Just read our rules to find out more.
We're happy to have you! :)
ps Don't forget to like our facebook page :D
lecristal Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
je vous souhaite la bienvenue dans ce groupe
I welcome you in this group
Escara40 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   General Artist
Hi ! :dance:

Welcome on Board of     :iconphotoshopnation:

We are glad you joined our Group :iconblueheartplz:

Before submitting your work, please read our guidelines and make sure, you mentioned in the Description that you created with PS or with Photoshop.
Thank you :iconflowerheartplz:
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