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Oh ok I need someplace I can talk about the stuff going on in my life... and this seems a good a place as any... perhaps you can take away something from my life and not make the same mistakes I tend to make HEHE.

So here’s the story,
I’m in two photography classes this semester (and a writing, a math, and an acting class but these aren’t important) in my IMAG112 class we are learning portrait techniques and we get to bring in models (or do the work at home) and develop pictures in the darkroom (yay its not gonna be gone till next semester). I did the photo I will soon be talking about at home in my portrait studio.

Any way there’s this kid Dave who thinks he’s this big artist... yet he’s never sold a single print (I’ve sold lots) and he’s never own any national awards for his work (I’ve won 2 gold and 1 silver metal at national scholastics), and he’s kind of a prick and when I’m faced with that attitude I become a prick right back, its basically a alpha male vs alpha male thing.

Well I was working on a portrait I took of a girl I know (friend of my gf) she was nude (not uncommon ground for me to do) and she was laying down on a black back drop, I used a painters light to make her left side almost pure white, no flaws visible and almost no detail... her right side had shadows, you could see many details including a birth scar.

Any way my instructor loved it... showed it to the whole class and was very impressed with it... and then Dave (the prick) stands up and right out calls me a plagerousit (SP?)! He tried to claim that he was working on a similar picture, and claimed I stole his idea... after much yelling in the class with a few choice words (how dare he insult me in such a fashion!). The instructor decided that because Dave had no evidence that he was planning a similar picture that mine was original, and I was allowed to keep my photo and turn it in for our assignment.

I just don’t get some people... why does he have to do this kind of stuff?
I know I’ve never heard him talk about anything like this... I listen to my Ipod while in class and working in the dark room... there’s no way I could have heard him.

I just hate this kid... there’s no way I’d ever let it grow into a physical argument... But sometimes I just want to hit that kid with my tripod...
Thanks for letting me vent.
You guys have a nice night.

posted by  TheFieroKid

Um...are you still in High School???? For some reason I thought your were much older. :doh:

posted by  elchango36

Yeah, there's a couple of kids in some of my classes...not to that extreme, but they take credit for other people's work, and the teachers see them doing their homework for another class.

I just try to ignore them

posted by  chris_knows

LOL, no I’m in college, 2nd year... but this stuff never ends for me... Either I just have this kind of luck... or I bring it out in people... might be the ladder.

I have one of those personalities that either you love me or you hate me… also for those that hate me; I just rub the wrong way… I don’t have to say anything to make them hate me. Hmmm who knows.

posted by  TheFieroKid

That sounds like alot like a situation that happened with me in my pottery class. I've had alot of my work entered in art shows and won quite often. Some girl got mad and was saying that I shouldn't be allowed to enter the shows because I've won before and I needed to give other people a chance, blah blah...

I would just ignore him. It's obvious he's jealous of your talent. You shouldn't have to prove yourself to everybody. Your pictures will speak for themselves and everyone will realize he's just being a jerk.

It's really awesome that your into photography. I love photography, I'm not all that great at it, but I can appreciate all the work that goes into it. Do you have a website with some of your work?

posted by  SmileLines

TFK - He's probably just pissed cuz:

a) you clearly rock his socks when it comes to photography
b) you're probably getting better marks
c) he can't get any girls to pose nude for him
d) he probably grew up getting what he wanted, and being the teachers bitch...ahem...pet, and isn't enjoying watching someone else being in the spotlight.

IMHO, ignore this ****er. Obviously the teacher knows that you have produced quality work before, and will take your word over his. I mean yeah, I'm sure it's a royal pain in the ass, but sometimes it's better to let shit slide, and this is probably one of those times. He isn't worth the bother.

posted by  dodgerforlife

ya, obviously he’s just jealous... I wish I could just ignore him... but sometimes its hard... Wait till he sees my plan for my next photo... there’s a girl in class that I know he’s got a thing for and she’s agreed to pose for me :mrgreen:
Ya im evil.

posted by  TheFieroKid

No offense, but to me it sounds like there's a hidden agenda to show off in this thread as much as there is to tell the story.

posted by  Nissan_Altima

Nope, Id never do that :D:D:D:D

posted by  TheFieroKid

ehhhhh....not really, it's more to get shit off his chest then anything...i mean, yeah, there is some grain of truth to him looking for attention...but i wouldn't say that was the "whole" reason...

posted by  dodgerforlife

do you have a link for any pictures? your light/dark (assumeing thats what the pic you talked about was) pic sounds fassinating, i wonder what your other work looks like.

posted by  ride3k

Or maybeh you just want to see some nakey girl? :hi: Seriosuly though i'd like to see it as well, and not for the accused fore-mentioned reason, if you are allowed to reveal it.

posted by  Pythias

psh, i would never just want to see the naked female body in his pictures, its all about the MEANING! gosh, going and insulting me like that, i am offended

on a side note, :hi:

posted by  ride3k

****ing kick his ass...

btw yah i wanna see your pics too man, sounds like you got talent, no im not perving out i just wanna see ur skillz

posted by  Stem

Wow, college, and this guy's acting like this. OKKKKKKKK. He clearly pitches for the "other" team :laughing:

posted by  elchango36

Probably a "batboy" actually

posted by  Coffin Type R

I cant post that pic... I believe its against forum rules... if its not when I get it back from the teacher i can scan it in... other then that I have other work im more then willing to share.

posted by  TheFieroKid

If thathad been his SOLE reasson, I doubt he would've mentioned that his project was a nude... :2cents:

posted by  jedimario

it is illegal to post nude material of any kind - pm me, ill host it on a private server, and you can pm the link to others :thumbs:

posted by  dodgerforlife

what?! you mean to tell me that there is another team?! :laughing:

posted by  dodgerforlife

Or he could blurr out the nude parts...But either way, I want to see it too (not necessarilly that picture, but some sort of photography work)...

posted by  chris_knows

Meh, I wouldn't mind seein somethin nekked

posted by  99integra

your just looking for the free porn!

but ya, if you get anything hosted, this pic or any of your other stuff, pm me with a link, id love to see some of it

posted by  ride3k

Well here is some of my HS work... I haven’t gotten back any of my work yet from my college classes... I believe I’ve posted these before... but I may not have... I will have more in a couple of weeks once work starts coming back to me...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/Dezie36/Mypain.jpg
Gold winner at national scholastics comp 03.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/Dezie36/forgoten.jpg
Silver winner at National Scholastics comp 03.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/Dezie36/Beforebreakfast.jpg
Not an award winner, but have actually sold a bunch of copies of this one.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/Dezie36/portiitofagirl.jpg
She used this as her yearbook photo (shes lucky I had friends in YB so that I could get it used).

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c210/Dezie36/Faith.jpg
One of my personal favs.

posted by  TheFieroKid

Those are really nice :clap:...Those are some nice skills :smoke:

posted by  chris_knows

Yeah those are pretty nice.

posted by  jedimario

I remember when you posted those, all very nice.

posted by  Pythias

I wonder how David feels...all of a sudden getting this great idea, and working on it, only to haev this other kid beat him to it. It's only natural for him to feel that you copied him.

posted by  Godlaus

Well you could always hire someone to ruff him up. You know maybe a couple broken fingers or a tire iron to the knee cap :laughing: .

posted by  x1/9-rally

hmmm first one looks like they had a gallbladder removal/splenectomy....shit hurts man.

but all in all, its great work.


(sorry if my comments seem a little....err...light...ive had a few, and deep thought is beyond my comprehension at this point!)

posted by  dodgerforlife

those are some rele nice pics, i want to see your new work now, lol, just rele nice, great great work man

posted by  ride3k

Actually he had testicular cancer (at 17)... he was my best friend in HS, after they removed some limphnodes (sp?) he had those staples in his stomach for a few days... and I thought how gruesome... I have to take a picture.

posted by  TheFieroKid

wow, that is painful, is he in remission now?


~ strange that the scar is the same as the one they would use for the gallbladder removal/splenectomy :S

posted by  dodgerforlife

It's almost exactly the same as the scar I have for Gall bladder removal/Appendectomy from when I was 19. Mine just goes around the opposite side of my navel.

posted by  ChrisV

Good to see you lived. But yeah, my dad had his gallbladder and spleen removal done at the same time two years ago to try and treat his HCL. exact same scar as the one shown. I hope to hell I never have to go through that...

posted by  dodgerforlife

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