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photosmith is 'Remnants' won the Jan/Feb top photo prize! Wow! http://www.zivity.com/models/SpiroScindo/photosets/7
Dan Smith is a photo-makin' / car-racin' / political-sciencin' geek-dad from Durham, NC.
Higher Education (by way of National Security Policy, by way of Soccer catalog photography -- it's a long story)
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Incentives for 'Remnants of Empire and Innocence':
- 10 votes - grants you access to all 23 photos, sans watermark
- 25 votes - the above, plus 15 bonus & behind the scene photos
- 50 votes - the above, plus the full-color versions of the set and bonus shots
- 100 votes - the above plus high-res scans of 8 Fuji FP-3000b instant prints made during the shoot
Incentives for 'The Inside Job':
- For 10 votes, Spiro will sneak you the set + 7 bonus photos.
Incentives for 'White Rabbit':
- 10 votes cranks things up, for 11 photos too playful for Zivity
- 20 votes gets you on the VIP list for 23 behind the scenes shots.
Incentives for 'Unbearable Lightness of Being':
- 10 votes gets 10 shots too existential for Zivity
- 25 votes gets a special video surprise from Spiro
Incentives for 'Artist Loft':
- 5 votes gets 5 shots too decadent for Zivity
- 10 votes gets the high res versions, and
- 20 votes for the whole set and bonus pics in high res!
Howdy! Thanks for the friend request! :) Your work Rocks!
Nice win for the Jan/Feb top tog prize. Congrats!!
Thanks for the invite:)
hey darling how are you?
Congratulations on winning the January/February Top Photography prize.Remnants of Empire and Innocence is such a beautiful set, and a very well-deserved winner!
Thanks, Babs -- funny thing is, I was sick as a dog on the day we made those photos and, until Spiro decided to retire, a couple weeks later, it was always our intention to go back to that location and reshoot, because we were concerned that the first go-round wasn't up to snuff. :)
It's a shame Spiro decided to retire. Isn't it funny how sometimes sets you think won't be any good, actually turn out to be the best? That happened with us with our Lady Leather set. We were told to leave the building where we were shooting, and had about 10 minutes to finish the shoot. I have never shot so fast! I thought the photos would be rubbish, but they turned out great!
We were dodging dozens of hikers (I've never seen that area so busy) and fighting fading light. It should have been a disaster. :)
I know all about dodging hikers! The joys of outdoor shoots, but I love the outdoor shoots the best, don't you? Fading light is a problem too, especially in the winter when the days are so short.
I don't think I've ever seen so many people walking around these ruins -- even on a gorgeous day and this one was anything but.
The most interruptions we ever had in a shoot were when we shot The Lockkeeper's Daughter last spring on the bank of a canal. We thought it would be quiet there, but every couple of minutes someone came walking along, or a boat came sailing by. I was on and off with the clothes so many times! So funny!
Thanks for friending!
Thanks for accepting. If you're ever on this coast, I'll happily buy you a beer. Nice work.
Hope all is well sweetie <3
Thanks, Polly. I hope things get better for you, soon.
Hello new friend! Thanks for the add! :)
I sure have seen some of your non-Zivity work!
So, when are you going to visit, so we can make some Zivity and non-Zivity artwork?
Thanks for your friend request! Beautiful work here :)
Thanks, Kealani! Sorry for the slow replies.
I just got back from a trip to Charlotte... sorry we missed each other!
Well, Charlotte is (sort of) in the other direction -- I'm about two hours north/east, along I-40. So, the next time you come to NC, come to Durham -- there's a couple of remarkable photographers here… and me. :)
I know... I drive 40 into NC to get to Charlotte...
Thanks for the FR! I appreciate the kind words.
Thanks for accepting -- I look forward to your next set.
Thanks for the FR, keep up the nice work
Thank you for accepting! And for the kind words! Your work is fantastic.
Hey mate, happy to accept your friend request! Your work is great, no doubt!
Thanks for the FR! I adore your work, especially your "White Rabbit" set. I'm located in Michigan :(
I promise not to hold it against you that you're from Michigan (both my parents are Ohioans). ;) Come visit, I'd love to work with you and you can enjoy a break from winter. (Yes, it snowed two days ago, but three days before that, it was in the 70s.)
It would be an honor to work with you! I will let you know if I'm ever in the area.
Thanks for the FR! you have nice work as well!! I see from your profile pic you shoot an RB67.. I just got one a couple weeks ago!
I love using the RB -- that is, until I have to lug it through the woods (which I did with Spiro last weekend). I seem to have a thing for heavy cameras -- my 1D definitely isn't a featherweight. Oh, and thanks for the tumblr follow, as well, Michael.
you are welcome. I seem to have a thing for heavy cameras as well... I have an RB67, Nikon F5 35mm, and a D300s with battery grip... apparently im not happy until my back is breaking! hahaha!
Yeah, I pile on, too -- my F3 has the motor drive and even my "lightweight" EOS 3 has the heavy-duty power pack. I think the lightest camera that I own is the only one that's retired -- the K1000 that I got when I was 12.
Hi Dan! Thanks for the nice FR!
Hi Dan! Thanks for the nice FR!
Thanks for accepting. Your work is fantastic.
Thanks, Dan. Your images are too! checked out your flickr too.
Aw, shucks. Thanks!
Thanks for the friend request :) I'd love to work with you if you're ever in my area :)
This is what I get for working my way through my email, slowly -- I just wrote nearly the exact same thing on your wall. (I'm a little slow -- still getting over the flu.)
Do you ever venture to the east coast?
Haha aww I hope you get better soon! I have family out on the east coast but since I'm a full time student I don't get to travel much....
I'm doing okay. I think I'm up to about 80% human, today. :)
Haha you're almost there! :P
Hi! I'll be out to the East coast a few times this year for the EXXXOTICA shows ;) You can catch up with my itineray on my site - www.cupcakedujour.ca
Thanks for your vote!! your sets look great!!
Thanks for the friend request and compliment, much appreciated
Thanks for the FR just now. Gotta check out your sets!
Thank you for your friend request! I hope you like what you see!
Hey sweetie please check out my new set "Swarovski" http://www.zivity.com/models/Sexy_Maria/photosets/19 and tell me what ya think! If you like it vote please! <3 xxoo Have a lovely Christmas!!!
Hello there new friend!
Thanks for the request! I might be in N.C. sometime in February! Hope you'll check out my new Halloweeny set http://www.zivity.com/models/deannadeadly/photosets/35
Deanna, any news on whether or not you're coming to NC, next month?
Im in Charlotte early March. All dates are always posted on my page :)
Thank you so much for the friending and kind words. Artist loft is gorgeous! Glad you've found this forum.
Oh hello! Really lovely sets :) I have a friend going to Duke who I keep meaning to visit.
You really should visit your friend… and me. :)
Thank you for your friendship. You have some great work on Zivity. I like your lighting and posing choices.
Love the new set..congratulations!
thanks for the friend request, hun!
I love your new set Artist Loft. Congratulations on your Edsitor's Pick! Have a great weekend!
Thank you for your kind words!
Good luck with your first 2 sets.
Hey new friend. Thanks for the add. I like your work! <3
Thank u for the FR..you have beautiful work
Thank you for the add... :) excited to see what you shoot next!!
Thanks for the friend request ;)
Yay! Thanks for the friendship here. Come say hi and take a peek at my latest! ^_^ How are you?
hello there new friend!
Love the new Set! Great color and form.
Great debut set! The muted colours of the background really show of the model's bright hair and tights. Works really well! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
Thanks for wanting to be my friend :)
Hi! Thanks for accepting my friend request!! I have never been to NC but I love travel. I have mostly traveled to Europe.
Hi Hun, it's great to have new friends :)
Soccer catalogue photography! That's interesting! I am a big football fan myself (we call soccer football here in England!), and I am a lifelong supporter of Manchester United. Love your About Me!
Glory Glory Man United! My only stint as an honest-to-goodness professional photog was for Eurosport (the catalog, not the channel) and soccer.com
Great way to earn a living as aphotographer. Where were youbased when you did work for Eurosport?
Eurosport (the catalog, which included editorial coverage of local, national and international football clubs back in the dark ages before the internet) is based in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
What football team do you support?
Just noticed your favourite music. i love Ella Fitzgerald!
Man U / DC United (MLS) / Carolina Railhawks (our local NASL FC)… in that order.
You support ManU? Yayyyyy! The great Roy Keane lived just round the corner from my parents, and my brother often used to chat with him in the pub where they both drank.Then he sold the house to Ruud Van Nistelroy (excuse the spelling!)
Thank you for the friend add. Welcome to Zivity! i look forward to seeing your first set.
Welcome to zivity!
Thanks so much for being my friend. <3
Thank-you! And congrats on the featured set. My first set goes live later today!