Yay! 5000 page views!
Not that it's such a hummongous number, but it is a pleasant milestone.
I have to admit, I've been neglecting DeviantArt for quite a while...my last journal entry was in March 2009...so more than a year ago. I don't think I've posted any entries since last year either. Haven't drawn so much as a stick figure since February last year too. Life's been taken over...well, by my life.
Sadly, drawing supplies have been put away for a while. Instead, photography has become the biggest activity outside the day job that pays my bills. In that last journal entry in March last year I was worried about my shaky hands while shooting my first concert from the photo pit. To make a long story short - the results came out pretty nice, especially since I had very vague idea of what I'm actually doing with my "pro" camera. A few pics even got published on the artist's website.
Since then I've continued going to shows (about 50, give or take, in the last 18 months) and snapping pics with whatever camera I can get in and use. Went overseas to catch a few shows of my fave band EXTREME (the "More Than Words" guys from the 90s, just in case you were wondering)...4 shows in 4 days in 4 different US states - that's intense even for my standards. Of course, my cameras went with me...and the band probably got tired of seeing me with my big point-n-shoot camera up front every night, so they gave me an official photo pass, perhaps hoping they'll finally get me out of their faces once the first 3 songs are over (no such luck, sorry!
). The 4-day run culminated in a recording of a live show for a DVD and CD... and I am quite proud to say that 10 out of 12 pictures featured on the cover/inserts of that DVD/CD are mine. First official printed publication: check. Last but not least, I've set up my own photo site: WWW.JADELUXPHOTO.COM, which makes it easier to keep up appearances that I actually know what I'm doing with a camera.
Ok...back to work now...still got a ton of unpublished pics to sort out...