Thank you Tokecrazy, Pete and Green Passion for sharing my art....
20 years ago when I first attempted cannabis imagery I was fortunate to have spent a lifetime shooting wildlife and scenic images, but most of all flowers like this Rose. It was my first experimenting with a new Lens Baby selective focus lens.
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..you see by then, I had shot using just about every technique I could, as well as every subject I could find, and was getting stale searching for something new and fresh! Never had I done much cannabis; though I'd grown it for years-who'da thought! It wasn't long until I was sharing images like this Mandala Hashberry across the web forums..
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I was healthy at that time and traveling to juried art shows selling my art prints and note cards, no cannabis. Something I enjoyed the hell out of, but that was costing me money. Sales were not setting records. I struggled until I started shooting hummingbirds, like this from around 2000, I and then did OK.
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My notoriety grew leaps and bounds on the Internet when I post the first hummingbird and cannabis, this one, without the logo and text, used in my avitar:
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But it caused a shit-storm of controversy..some people thought I was trying to deceive them and it was fake. I offered original un-edited copies to several sites to confirm it being a single frame capture taken in one moment in time.
For the first time in 20 years I am again going to try selling my art. My fine art prints will be offered in my booth at the Emerald Cup December 13th -14th 2014 Santa Rosa Ca..My macro imagery and hummingbirds the main focus of the show. I hope to see some of you there. I will also have my website www.doobieduck.com set up by then to offer the prints show at the show.
Wish me luck, you have all made this possible; if it weren't for you I would not had the drive to keep moving forward with my art. thank you for your likes, friendships, and comments over the years, Jeff
Edited by DoobieDuck, 12 November 2014 - 09:14 AM.