Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Photography / Student Thomas R. Elkin IIMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 11 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 502 Deviations 3,555 Comments 34,817 Pageviews

Random Favourites

Hammered Steel and Rubber Ring by Spexton Hammered Steel and Rubber Ring :iconspexton:Spexton 23 3 Day o n e n i n e o n e. by ForgottonPhotography Day o n e n i n e o n e. :iconforgottonphotography:ForgottonPhotography 104 15 Cake Polymer Clay Tutorial by paperfaceparade Cake Polymer Clay Tutorial :iconpaperfaceparade:paperfaceparade 642 75 'Wesberry' Titanium Ring by Spexton 'Wesberry' Titanium Ring :iconspexton:Spexton 61 10 Day o n e  n i n e t y. by ForgottonPhotography Day o n e n i n e t y. :iconforgottonphotography:ForgottonPhotography 85 2 Night Return by TikiLlanes Night Return :icontikillanes:TikiLlanes 36 3
Women in the Windowsill

:bulletyellow: Windowsill pictures ever attracted me. Either used as place for the lonesome, sad or starvin women to look out, to wait or just for daydreaming. From other artists used as lightning instrument to create silhouettes against the window light or make use of the intruding natural daylight. Find a collection of all variations windowsill pictures have to offer:
time again insecurities by brokd :thumb69015777: .tram. :n: by charlieee whats outside by AbigailCharlise spirit by pocelueva Morning 7 by jossax Imaginary friend by DianaCretu Smoke and mirrors 3 by StereoLisa Psychotoning 1 by m-petrov With a view by jebjeb4u Afternoon Glow by jebjeb4u :thumb65696880: Sweeney Todd's wife. by Aurelie91 :thumb86668244: dream by xyour Helen1 by xLittleMissx :thumb88737303: :thumb82215169: Won't know what . . . . . by jonjacobsen :thumb102841307: :thumb103460196: PinkPrIncEzZ by skyofdust :thumb88543086: :thumb96865461: minek by tencza :thumb104267290: Waiting for Christmas 2. by play-my-game Scared of outside. by shiyagatte :thumb1
:iconfrank-beer:Frank-Beer 106 91
Portfolios - Making yours work for you.
In trying to figure out DA, the NEWS features were always somewhat of a
mystery.  They seem to be a way to put a journal into a wider audience, more like a "blog" post.
If that is true, then there are a lot of things that could be posted in the photography area about working with models, improving your portfolio, and marketing basics, that would help people sort through all the B*S* that is on-line, and to help make progress during the economic downturn.
An example of this is a journal article of mine from awhile back:
"Who pays whom? Models vs Photographers:"
If this sort of thing, and frank, direct, and often controversial style is of interest to you, there are a lot of topics that deserve to be explored, and to help people starting out -- or trying to work things out -- separate the fact from fancy, myth from reality, and "internet only" mentality from the real world.  
The first thing I'd talk about i
:iconbodyartist:Bodyartist 3 0
Cracked by Stridsberg Cracked :iconstridsberg:Stridsberg 309 27 An Epic Preview by FramedByNature An Epic Preview :iconframedbynature:FramedByNature 45 8 The Imperial War Museum by 4420 The Imperial War Museum :icon4420:4420 126 34 Zen by nadineada Zen :iconnadineada:nadineada 160 92 Le Voyeur... by KatMPhotography
Mature content
Le Voyeur... :iconkatmphotography:KatMPhotography 71 36
Passion by KatMPhotography
Mature content
Passion :iconkatmphotography:KatMPhotography 48 39



Scottish Reflections by ArwensGrace Scottish Reflections :iconarwensgrace:ArwensGrace 110 22 Dreaming in Emerald by ArwensGrace Dreaming in Emerald :iconarwensgrace:ArwensGrace 163 17 Celtic Mistique by ArwensGrace Celtic Mistique :iconarwensgrace:ArwensGrace 367 25 Bridge to the Cuillins by ArwensGrace Bridge to the Cuillins :iconarwensgrace:ArwensGrace 144 11 Northern Tower by the-shutterbug Northern Tower :iconthe-shutterbug:the-shutterbug 186 30 Brooklyn Bridge in fog II by peristera716 Brooklyn Bridge in fog II :iconperistera716:peristera716 101 13 3AM Venice - resub by kevissimo 3AM Venice - resub :iconkevissimo:kevissimo 285 39 The Golden Gray by DrGiancarlo The Golden Gray :icondrgiancarlo:DrGiancarlo 870 201



Thomas R. Elkin II
Artist | Student | Photography
United States
Current Residence: St. Louis, MO
Favourite genre of music: Country, but I listen to just about everything
Favourite photographer: Too many to list.
Favourite style of art: I like it all... I'm not picky
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
MP3 player of choice: Either iTunes, Spotify or whatever I can cram onto my Nook Color
Wallpaper of choice: Anything I make, unless something catches my eye.

A week ago today, we lost the most dedicated woman I've ever known...My Mom. It was very sudden almost a blink of an eye. She had been sick over the last year, but was on the mend. She had been in the hospital two weeks prior to her passing due to some severe disorientation and confusion. She was on steroids because she'd had an over-active thyroid problem. We believe the steroids contributed to some memory lapses which caused her to misuse her medication and take more than what she remembered taking. But they were trying to fix that.

Last Monday she appeared to be fine the entire day, but that night when my Dad was trying to help her to bed she said she needed to rest when she was only a few steps from the bed. He tried to get her to continue to the bed but he ended up having to help her to the floor. I went in to try to help him get her back on her feet and into bed, but we just couldn't. She became unresponsive and we immediately called 911. They got her to the hospital but it was too late. The doctor said that if it hadn't been for the CPR and breathing tube, she wouldn't have made it to the hospital, but we think the doctor was trying to be gentle. We don't believe she made it there.

My Mom had the same genetic disorder that I and my brother have, Vitamin D Resistant Rickets. When she was 6 months old she went into Shirners Hospital for a solid 18 month stay. She was 2 years old when she finally got to go home. The first time she touched grass she cried.

My brother and I both spent our share of time in Shriners and she was always there by our side. Long hours of sitting and waiting for us to get out of our various surgeries just so she knew we were alright and we could see her before she left to go home and get some rest. Taking care of us when we were sporting body casts and couldn't take care of our basic needs. She was our Superhero.

We will miss her dearly. Our lives will never be the same without her or her infectious giggle.

I took this shot 6 years ago, it is the view from the cemetery where, at the time, my grandparents are buried and now my Mom shares this view with them.

The Mighty Miss by TRE2Photo-n-Design

We love you, Mom! And we miss you so much!


Add a Comment:
thegirlcansmile Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016
thank you tons for the watch, so appreciated!Heart 
(1 Reply)
NoviahSantos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
You have a really excellent set of galleries, and we are excited to be following you!
(1 Reply)
dArkeRiaNnE Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
nice collection you have there!
Dalish-Pastry Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch!
Add a Comment: