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$ by weathervane
Did this one last year, I think I had just gotten home from a particularly rotten waitress shift and was feeling very anti-1% at the moment. I never quite worked out what this means (hence the abstract) but it encompasses wealth, poverty, inequality, with some art deco 1920's skyscraper influences in there. :)

Colored pencils and fountain pens. sketchbook paper.
AZ by weathervane
Rise Against always makes me draw political things. :P This is a stylized version of the Arizona flag, along with the LGBT rainbow, a transgender symbol, the eagle & snake from the Mexican flag, and a Native American dreamcatcher. I was wanting to represent traditionally-oppressed groups in AZ, but of course this is not all-inclusive. 

Colored pencils and fountain pens. sketchbook paper.
Beyond by weathervane
Granada Park, Phoenix, July 2014.

It's been a damn long while since I shot anything.

Life has changed so quickly. I'm working at a nonprofit now, helping sick children, and loving it. I'm moving up quickly.

Not to mention, after five long years, I'm no longer a waitress. That freedom is truly indescribable.

I can't help but see how bright my future is. I guess that's the idea behind this photo.
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Lamb of God
  • Playing: Dragon Age Origins

Gargantuan news!!

I'm doing an internship now at a small non-profit here in Phoenix that helps homeless teens. It's the final requirement before I graduate. I absolutely love everything about it.

Anyway, I brought in my camera to help the Volunteer Coordinator make a film for New Volunteer Orientations. I had only recently discovered that my camera has a video recording capability and wow, is that going to be fun to play around with.

Somehow this led to word getting out in the office that I do photography, and my portfolio getting passed around among all the managers.

It wasn't long before the Marketing Director asked me to take photos to use in the organization's 2013 Annual Report.

A non-profit's Annual Report is an important public document. It lists all of their happenings, successes, financials, and donors/volunteers for the year, along with photos. They had been using stock photos for years and have desperately been wanting some genuine photos to use for their marketing materials - just didn't know how to go about recruiting a volunteer professional photographer.


So in other words, I'm going to be a published photographer. :)


And so I'm beginning to understand that I can use my photography skills in my non-profit career, and so still be a professional photographer, just maybe not in the traditional sense.


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I have been doing photography since 2006. It is a passion of personal fulfillment and not a career, but I am endeavouring to develop my passion into a professional skill that I can use in my non-profit career.

My primary specialization is macro, but I also have experience shooting landscapes, activist events and weddings. I am only beginning to dabble in abstract photography.

I have never had any formal training or education, and I intend to continue being only self-taught. Technique is something that can be learned from experience, and expression is too individual and free to be constrained by traditional art education.

I also quite frequently write poetry these days. I sometimes dabble in abstract drawings, though not often anymore.

When not snapping pictures, I'm a Non-Profit Leadership and Management student at Arizona State University, and a volunteer at more non-profits than I can count on one hand.

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Kinokarutta-chan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thx for the fave :3
kouKatsumi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Hello and welcome to :iconcaninephotography:

Thanks for joining our group! :dummy:
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faziarizvi Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Thank you for the favorites!
jonesblachowicz Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Photographer
Welcome to #UnexpectedPhotos! :heart:

I look forward to your future submissions, and hope you find some beautifully unique photographs from the group's gallery to add to your own favorites.

Go post away [link]

--Emily Jones-Blachowicz.
hubert61 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
merci pour les favs :)
jonesblachowicz Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you for adding my work to your favorites!
brynnita Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav:! :D

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Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Thank you.
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Selunne Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the add!!
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