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About Deviant Artist John McCartyMale/United States Recent Activity
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Flight :iconjmm:jmm 1 0 A Moment of Silence :iconjmm:jmm 0 0 Kukulcan Pyramid :iconjmm:jmm 1 2 Temple of the Warriors 2 :iconjmm:jmm 0 2 Temple of the Warriors :iconjmm:jmm 0 2 GTI :iconjmm:jmm 0 5 WW II Memorial :iconjmm:jmm 0 4 Washington Monument :iconjmm:jmm 0 0 Elephant Rock 2 :iconjmm:jmm 0 10 Artist Drive :iconjmm:jmm 0 4 Badwater Basin Revisited :iconjmm:jmm 0 9 Panamint Mountains :iconjmm:jmm 5 10 Elephant Rock :iconjmm:jmm 2 10 Valley of Fire 1 :iconjmm:jmm 2 5 Sunset at Zion Canyon :iconjmm:jmm 1 6 Fall Color Southwest Style 3 :iconjmm:jmm 1 12

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The Erosion :iconlondonxpress:londonxpress 252 0 night begins :iconsilviaak:SilviaAK 265 88 overcome:eagle falls :iconstranj:stranj 67 20 C4D Grand Staircase Escalante :iconcravingfordesign:cravingfordesign 39 55 Bada-Contrast :iconbada:bada 58 58 Loch Leven :iconhonz12:honz12 17 41 Two Little Boats :iconhonz12:honz12 4 19 Slide Mountain :iconwelder:welder 88 108 Field :iconesafian:ESafian 74 46 'Sun' Flower :iconxtremefusion:xtremefusion 67 136 C4D Valley of Fire Nevada :iconcravingfordesign:cravingfordesign 124 109 Lammermuir Hills - NearGifford :iconhonz12:honz12 24 44 Cold Winter :iconscotto:scotto 191 219 playing fate :icongabrieldevue:gabrieldevue 208 52

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John McCarty
Artist
United States
Current Residence: Columbus, Oh
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Art Wolfe
Operating System: Mac OS X and Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: IPOD!
Interests
Hard to belive I haven't been on Deviant Art for over 5 years. Some of the photography on here is really amazing. I have heard it said that one of the things you need to do to improve your photography is to look at photographs. Since I decided to start trying to be more serious about photography, I guess I will be hanging around for awhile.

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honz12 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
Hey John, paying each of my friends a visit on this special day
:glomp:

:cake:
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londonxpress Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
I hate leaving generic messages on user pages, but itís a hard habit to break Ė and since Iím writing to so many people there really is no other way to go about it. Sorry if this all seems redundant, Iíll do my best to make this letter as warm and personal as possible.

The year is drawing to a close; so much has happened over the past twelve months in my life, and in some respects Iím still trying to make sense of it all! DeviantArt has played a major part in my life over the past year Ė it has shaped me as a person more than University ever has Ė and I have all of you to thank for that.

During high school my father handed me a leather bag Ė I didnít know what the contents were. When I opened it up I found to my delight an old Pentax 35mm with an assortment of lenses. I was thrilled. I had never tried my hand at photography before but immediately went out to the nearest store, picked up some film and joined the school newspaper. A week later I got my first rolls of film back Ė all underexposed and ruined. I had failed miserably and put the camera away in my closet.

In early 2003 I took a trip to Quebec City for the Winter Carnival Ė and I took the camera with me. In April of that year a good friend from High School introduced me to DeviantArt. I submitted some of my photos from the trip (that were not underexposed Ė hurrah!) and a handful of pencil drawings of Totoro. It didnít take long for me to become hooked and soon I was taking pictures again and learning from other photographers. That summer I bought my first digital camera, and I havenít looked back since.

As of this moment I have been taking on small commercial jobs, doing commission work and creating a portfolio that I will take to local galleries in early 2005. I have started to sell prints both online and offline, and I have started to think of photography as a serious profession down the road. Perhaps it will be as a photojournalist, perhaps as a researcher Ė maybe simply as an artist trying to capture the beauty around me. In the course of just over a year photography has become my one true passion Ė I canít put the camera down, and I canít stop flipping through books, magazine articles, collections etc. It truly is addictive, and it changes the way I view the world around me.

I owe this tremendous change in my life to all of you. Since the very beginning you guys have been incredibly supportive, and incredibly inspirational. The amount of constructive feedback that I have received is overwhelming to say the very least. The other rich aspect of this community is the ability to see what others see Ė I have enjoyed viewing your work since joining Ė there have been some very moving / thought provoking / gorgeous imagery produced. This artistic community is a blessing for those starting out as an artist, or for those who simply want to share or observe work.

I donít want this community experience to end anytime soon Ė I hope to remain an active member of the site and play as much of a part in your lives as you have played in mine. Sometimes I do get busy with school etc, but donít ever feel that Iím ignoring you! Leave a message; kick me from time to time (even a slap to the face will do). I say this from time to time, but Iíll say it again here Ė if you ever want feedback on your work just let me know Ė I really donít mind stopping by to comment / offer input! It is always nice to see what other people are using their imagination and creativity to produce.

Regardless of what your background is, I hope that you find the time over the next couple of weeks to relax and sneak away from the hectic pace of life - enjoy the company of family & friends! All the best to you in 2005 :hug:

Cheers,
Evan
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grindL Featured By Owner May 19, 2004
thanks for your comment I really appreciate it!
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honz12 Featured By Owner May 12, 2004
Hey John, nice to see you back again :glomp:
Thanks for the comment and fav, much appreciated!
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Ciril Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2004  Professional Photographer
you have amazing galery!
your landscapes are really something special.
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Zorro40 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi John!
Today i find your excellent gallery!
:+devwatch:
Greetings from Zorro:)
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londonxpress Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2004
Hey!

I hope all is well - haven't heard from you in a while - any new photos soon? :)

Cheers,
evan
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xtc-04 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2004
you got a very nice gallery there.... the pictures are very high quality..
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bookdiva Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2004
Thanks for the comments and the fave. It was taken in Haworth, England. :hug:
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