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VISITORS CANNOT VIEW MY LATEST PHOTOGRAPHS - NEW DEVIATIONS - SINCE DEVIANTART'S MANAGEMENT HAS REDUCED ONE MORE FEATURE TO FORCE AS MANY MEMBERS AS POSSIBLE TO UPGRADE TO THE INSIDIOUS CORE MEMBERSHIP. IT IS NOT WORTH THE EXTRA MONEY, AND YET THEY CONTINUE TO BROW-BEAT US ALL TO DEATH ABOUT IT.

I'VE BEEN A MEMBER FOR OVER NINE YEARS AND UTTERLY REFUSE TO SPEND A DIME ON CORE , HAVING BEEN WELL-SERVED BY ITS PREDECESSOR 'PREMIUM' WHICH WAS FAR BETTER. IF THERE IS A STRUGGLE, IT GOES ON!

BUT YOU CAN SEE ALL OF MY DEVIATIONS IF YOU CLICK ON 'Gallery' IN THE MAIN SELECTION BAR ABOVE. THERE ARE SOME NEW PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH I CONSIDER ARE GREAT.

VISITING DA THESE DAYS IS RARE FOR ME, BETTER THINGS TO DO WITH MY TIME. HOWEVER, FOR A MOMENT, IF YOU HAVE TIME YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT: www.martinbillings.com

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My B U T T E R F L I E S journal has mysteriously vanished.
On the 24th December, 2013 it was where it's been - front page, right. I return from being away for Christmas and wow! It's gone by the 28th.
It has made me f------ mad..
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LATEST>>>> Posted: Friday 28th August, 2015

BUT NOTHING HAS MADE ME AS F------ MAD AS...

CORE MEMBERSHIP!

What an utter shambles. Whose daft idea was this? Managed by idiots and money-grabbing oiks. 


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29/12/2013
If arbitrary censoring is occurring on deviantart then I for one will probably cease to post images and turn to another site. By the New Year I'll get my own sites in order www.littleredjacket.com and www.martinbillings.com where my new photography will appear. As for deviantart... most images will be removed slowly until a handfull remain. I'll probably not renew premium membership next year, and expect my presence here to evaporate.
Sad old DA only fit for the knacker's yard.
martiuk
8-) :flaguk:

01/01/2014

A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
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NEW PROJECT IMAGES - AFTER ARRIVAL, BEFORE DINNER 
Nude and Fashion View HERE 


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Photography - 'lingua universalis'. 

Now A 21st Century Misnomer A Third Eye Gone Mad? 

Or Is The Madness The Viewer?


The way I attempt photography is quite an isolated affair. I say attempt because as with all things total competence is never guaranteed, although many folk believe that their contribution is always excellent. I disagree. For me not to discover something new each week is unusual, and I'm able to admit to getting things wrong and allowing others to take credit at my expense. And no, I'm not a bloody saint. 

Few conversations with others over content or subject except for specific client requirements forbid any departure from their wishes. But when artistic temperament is allowed to be let loose, then I indulge to the full. For six years I have delighted in bringing my photography to the Net. Deviants back then seemed tolerant and had very well informed views to artistic outpourings especially mine. In return I would return compliments accepting other's experience, competence and kind generosity as normal. Rarely deviants did not have some form of artistic leaning and gallery or library. The site seemed to attract the artistic, and the pleasure resulted from connecting with like-minded people.

Today things are different. Deviantart contains some very talented artists, yet many new deviants seem unrelenting in collecting images mainly nude, erotic and fetish. Nothing untoward with that although many are attracted to only soft porn photography and art of genitalia. A cheap site for titillation. A year or two ago I consciously made a decision not to respond with polite thanks for favouring my work to any deviant who didn't post any art of any kind themselves. I still do, but my evidence is that the band of voyeuristic collectors is increasing.

Times they are a changing, good old Bob Dillon sang years ago. And they will. I suspect many artists will decline to stay with DA preferring other sites. I for one will go the same way, tired of woebegone, wretched wan collectors and capricious censorship. The thought police are active on DA. The only thing the site is good for is image storage, and that's how I'll use it.

martiuk
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7/01/2014

I'm getting the feeling that 2014 may be a good year. Just beginning to upload photographs to Saatchi Online and already sold. Now that's what I call good fortune. It's amazing what transpires after some calamitous episode. Loosing my rag over DA's scrubbing of my journal has now developed new opportunities. Stuck in a rut with DA, and now the world's my oyster.

A link to the wonders of Saatchi: www.saatchiart.com/account/art…

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27/03/2014

My whole belief and enjoyment of photography has for a couple of months been frozen, a hiatus of my making, forced in a way by this site. Part of the dilemma has certainly been DevianArt's general ever-increasing NEW membership, a new type of individual hell-bent on collecting soft porn and images of genitalia when most fresh folk don't produce any artwork at all. It should, in my opinion be obligatory for people to upload their artwork in the first place - no artwork, no membership. An end perhaps for mere voyeurs. That's stuff of another world I fear. My feelings remain distant for DA, only occasionally posting up new photographs; a whimsical out-pouring of mine when I feel like it. Other more rewarding sites have my allegiance and loyalty, and my 'knock back' is resigned to the garbage can where it rests comfortably. Life can continue as before, but DA is NOT MY FIRST PORT OF CALL. Life is sweet again!
www.martinbillings.com

www.littleredjacket.com

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12th June, 2014

Now here's an interesting thing. I received an irritating offensive comment from a Deviant some weeks ago. His tone was threatening and insulting. The use of swearing simply implied his vocabulary was suspect, even limited, I made allowances too for disability, impairment and impotency yet always came back to the feeling that he must surely be a sufferer of mental torment. Also, his photography, good in some way, mediocre in others was possibly the cause, a troubled childhood leading to lack of confidence in adulthood. A frustration that clearly erupted into vulgar language to wear down victims. A lack of self esteem, an inability of composure foster a sour mind and ugly attitude - a denial, long-forgotten moments from childhood sitting on the naughty step perhaps. A mercurial temperament is a curse. If you ever wish to be disrespected and abused, written to with venomous language that would make a clergyman blush, commence a discussion with Pimple-brain  You have been warned. 

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30/06/2014


The beauty of women has evoked conversations around the world for centuries. Today's photographic results often endorse the fact that for women many cannot consider stepping out of their front doors without make up. An acceptance that cosmetics are important, and that women are in fact not perceived to be properly dressed unless make up has been applied is the given rule.

Well the following video spotted today is an interesting piece of information for everyone.

uk.screen.yahoo.com/astonishin…

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31/08/2014

48,000 pageviews! Thank you... 
Thank you to all Deviants who have visited my gallery and profile, and especially all who 'watch'. I have had certain issues with DA over the years that have not really been dealt with purposefully yet feel the membership is helpful and loyal to artistic work. My thanks.
Martin
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19/12/2014

50,000 pageviews! Thank you...

Thank you Deviants. My eclectic portfolio is simply the reflection of the many different opportunities to make photographs. I prefer a changing canvas, its format, and the outcomes I guess it's because I get bored easily. A challenge is always a shoot that others confer is impossible. I'm a Sagittarius - no more to be said.
Martin
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2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR...

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29/05/2015


Did you know I have a portfolio of photographs on PhotoVogue?

www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/Por…

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16/06/2016


I strive constantly to inject an experimental quality in my photographs, tending to shoot with naivety and diversity. I western gunslinger terms: 'shooting from the hip', whether it's journalism, fashion, nude or portraiture my intuitive course is to provide coherent, considered, constructive photography.


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  • Listening to: Wounded Rhymes - Lykke Li
  • Reading: 2010 Man Brooker Prize-Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • Watching: The clock! Celebrating later...
  • Drinking: Mineral water

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martiuk
Martiuk
Artist | Professional | Photography
United Kingdom
MY SATISFACTORY AND SANGUINE LIFE

I'm a recalcitrant guy. A defiant, stubborn and rebellious individual, but one that loves making photographs. Photography provides a wonderful form of communication, and through my websites www.littleredjacket.com and www.martinbillings.com and of course DA I have established some splendid friends, and rekindled the zest, creativity and imagination that forms the fundamentals of my work.

Today, creating good imagery through digital photography is very satisfying. Gone are the days of expensive films, chemicals, and a great deal of hope. Success in capturing exactly what was intended as the shutter closes comes from planning and attending to detail. I tend to be on one hand relying on serendipity and spontaneity, and on the other administering to carefully resolving minutia. I guess this maybe why shoots become relaxed affairs. Many photographs result in great satisfaction and receiving wonderful comments is wonderful. This in turn brings great relief to me, and a modicum of achievement. I never cease to learn something new each day, and never tire of making photographs.

An irreverent eye and a penchant for using available light some say my photographs are absorbing and generous, others say I deceit spectators with a delicate and refined play of the imagination. Still others consider my work is crap, and I can live with that too. What really annoys me is folk that offer critique when they do not own a camera and don't display any photographs on any websites whatsoever.

Current Residence: Wonderful Worcestershire, England
Favourite genre of music: Jazz
Favourite photographer: Joe Oliviera, Iain McKell, Marco Sanges, Luc Delahaye
Favourite style of art: Documental
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Skin of choice: My very own
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn
Personal Quote: How old would you be if you didn't know how old you.
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Thank you very much for the fav! :) I appreciate it so much 
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If you want, you can also follow me on INSTA: instagram.com/zuzuturkova/
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Marti

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