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It's Winter! + New Year's Resolution

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 9:06 PM


Hi all!

I just returned home for winter break from college today and am very much looking forward to relaxing for the next several weeks. This has been a stressful quarter, but I must say that I absolutely love college and that I love Chicago.

I was unable to bring my camera gear back with me on the plane, so unfortunately I won't be able to get back into photography over the break. HOWEVER, I am making it my New Year's Resolution to do more photograph. It is unacceptable that my last "photoshoot" was in April of this year.

How is everyone doing? I haven't spoken with so many in you for so long. I miss you all.


Photos on my mind:
:thumb325146128: Extraterrestrial by marinsuslic Frosted Flames by kkart Silent Forest by alexandre-deschaumes

Happy holidays,


-Matt





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Young Garden Photographer of the Year

Tue Apr 27, 2010, 7:07 PM


Hello all!

I just received very exciting news. I was judged Young Garden Photographer of the Year in the www.igpoty.com :) I won with my "Snowfall in Eden", which is probably one of my favorites of mine. I will have the photo on display at the Kew Gardens, Lacock Abbey, and Wakehurst Place in London! I will also be receiving a quality photo printer, which should be great! I would no longer always have to go through my printer.
Thanks everyone! Without dA and you guys I would never have gotten into photography :)
Matt



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Scholastic Award + Message Centre

Sun Jan 3, 2010, 1:12 AM


 Scholastic Award

Hello all! I'd just thought I'd update you. Just recently I've received a Gold Key award for several of my photographs (Medley, Smith Rock Gorge, and Tangled Surf) in the Scholastic Writing and Art Competition. This means that these pieces will be mounted in a gallery at the Pacific Northwest College of Arts and that these pieces will be moving on to the national round. I couldn't be more excited!

 Message Centre

Secondly, I am still far behind in messages. I only answered about a dozen or so messages since my last journal (pretty evident as I still haven't answered the comments of that journal). I'm thinking of nuking the whole message center, but I feel so guilty ignoring the questions that I've been asked within those comments. I'm thinking about just handpicking the more insightful comments and just answering those. Happy New Years!

Anyways, I'll talk to you guys later :salute:
Matt



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Seniority!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 27, 2009, 10:12 PM
Today I was awarded seniorship. I want to thank all of my supporters so much. What may be a tick, means quite a bit to me. I really love this community and everything that it has offered me. It has given me a chance to develop my art and meet some truly great people while doing so. DeviantART has really changed my life. I would have never stuck with photography if it weren't for you guys. Now, it is a way for me to blow stress, express myself, and earn some extra cash for college ;). This is my second home. Again, I would like to thank all of you for the support. Especially to FaMz and BloodshotInk who seemed to have suggested me. And to fourteenthstar for choosing to award it. Hope to see you guys around soon.

:heart:
Matt
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Eden 10k, Summer

Wed Dec 31, 1969, 4:00 PM


Hello everyone!

It's truly been a long time; I haven't posted a journal since September (!) and a deviation since last August (!!).

Eden I by failingjune


I wanted to thank everyone for the amount of support I've gotten from this site. Eden I (above) just hit 10,000 favourites. This photograph alone has really been a milestone/turning point in not only my photography hobby but my life as well, so thank you.

On a side note, it's summer! This means free time to let the creative juices burgeon. Last week I even picked up a camera for the first time in over six months. I won't be traveling anywhere exciting due to summer plans here in Portland, OR, but being as Portland is probably the most photogenic city I've been in, I'm sure I'll find some exciting, new places to photograph. I've even been writing some poetry since summer started (perhaps I'll post some); it's always fun dabbling in completely different forms of art.

Next year the college application process starts (how intimidating) and so does my final year of high school, but until then, summer ho!


-Matt





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