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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom

I came to deviantART looking for an outlet to share my literature work. Imagine my surprise when I look back now and find myself, eight years later, a Photography Community Volunteer and an avid Photographer. In fact, I've just spent a year taking a handful of Photos every day as part of the 365 challenge. If you want to talk to me about motivation, inspiration, finding things to Photograph and general 'sticking at stuff' then do please give me a shout!

I started off three years ago as the Abstract and Surreal Photography CV, I then took on Conceptual as well and now I cover General Photography along with 3wyl. My every day work, like so many of us here, is unrelated to Art almost completely.

I'm about to embark on a career as a Care Manager for my local council. I just finished studying a degree in Social Policy and Criminology and I'm about to move into my first house with TouchedD! In my spare time (whenever that is) I like to explore the world with TouchedD, poke dead things with a stick and take my dog who has naughty feet, for walkies.

A decade of Deviance

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 1:25 PM by Kaz-D:iconkaz-d:

So with everything going on, it's easy to lose sight of the milestones as they whoosh past (bit like deadlines really!) and there's so much going on in my life right now. I start moving into a brand shiny new house on Thursday with TouchedD - tomorrow marks our two year anniversary together so it all seems to be coming together all at once. I got my degree last week and finished uni officially forever (although we all know that's not true really!)...Next Tuesday I walk into a brand new managerial job :noes: which is kinda scary really, so is the salary (but awesome at the same time...) and today I have been on DeviantART for ten whole years. TEN. Wow. The last four of those almost to the day, have been as a Community Volunteer.

Time flies and oh how so much has changed since I first logged on ten years ago as a slightly troubled teen who annoyed the hell out of people in the Shoutbox. I came here as a writer, and will likely walk out one day as a Photographer (I'm not going anywhere right now I'm just thinking that the internet connection in the nursing home will be crap...) Things have changed so much around here and yet not really, when you think about it. The old faces are here, the old feelings are here and I still remember what attracted me to deviantART and what has kept me here throughout the good and bad times - Community. There are watchers that have been here since the beginning, and some who have joined just a week ago - the support regardless of how long you've been stalking this page, is epic. Thank You!

Daily Deviation Guidelines


I'm one of two General Photography CVs!

  • 3wyl and I only take Photography suggestions, I cannot feature anything else (like scraps). We also cannot feature anything from a gallery that already has CV looking after it. Check out communityrelations for the latest list.
  • Make sure that the deviant hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past 6 months. FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?
  • Send your suggestions to only ONE Community Volunteer!

How to suggest

Just hit the "Note" button on my profile page and add the subject: DD Suggestion include the thumb code (or URL) along with the reason why you think the deviant deserves a Daily Deviation.
I try and reply to all suggestions made.


“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”


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OtisBee Featured By Owner 8 hours ago   Interface Designer
hi :D (Big Grin)

uhm, in your "How to suggest" box you mentioned that a DD suggestion should include the "reason why you think the deviant deserves a Daily Deviation."

i think that it should read "why you think the deviation deserves a Daily Deviation".
or better yet... "why the deviation should be featured as a Daily Deviation".

please apologize, but if things haven't changed, then a DD is never about the deviant and how he/she is such a great person, has birthday soon, suffers from this and that and whatnot.

from FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen? comes this:
"...An assortment of submissions are chosen each day by this select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large..."

the way you have put it right now it only contributes to the confusion and common misconception imo that many still believe that a DD is some sort of an award for someone in particular or for what he/she has done or achieved, which of course it's not.

it's all about the art that's shown. always has been, always will be. well, of course you know that already. ;) (Wink)

sorry again for my blunt and maybe wisecracking approach, i just thought i'd mention it and mean no offense. Hug
Kaz-D Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow okay...well I'm going to leave it as it is, I've had that wording for three years, nobody ever noted me a reason why a 'deviant' as a person should get a DD, they always noted me a reason why the deviant should get a DD for their work. Perhaps it's just you that interprets it differently. :)
OtisBee Featured By Owner 6 hours ago   Interface Designer
yeah, that's possible. i think ginkgografix' journal here has its part in that interpretation as well. :XD: you know, you're not the only CV who has this wording on her profile and i've sent my notification to about 12 or 15 other CVs, all because i think that maybe this wording contributes a tiny little bit to that years old common misconception i mentioned and that -even if it might be of just a small impact- it could be prevented, if the wording is more clear.

well, none of my business, actually. you can consider yourself lucky that you always got noted for the right reasons. i wasn't always that lucky in my term and ginkgografix sure had her own things to say about this issue. :D

anyways, keep up the great work you do for our community!! :hug:
a-b-n Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Photographer
Thank you for DD :)
SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :)
I came here to say thank You for this DD :
- Diamonds - by S-Patriot
I was trying to get one for my friend and I'm really glad You featured it :huggle:
Have a nice, calm day :heart:
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