I feel compelled to write this journal entry in the light of my recent – very unexpected – Daily Deviation. Quelle surprise, my dears, that this half-abandoned account should be graced with it. I must confess I have rarely visited it during the last year, and as you can see haven't uploaded many photographs - contrary to my original intention. The truth is I have been overwhelmed with worldly commitments – getting a degree whilst working almost full-time is hard to say the least, unfortunate circumstances, woe is me, etc., but the ordeal is drawing to a close, hurray, and hopefully by summer I will have a bit of free time to photograph/model. I don't want to disappoint people on the suddenly expanded watch-list! And I plan to launch my 'proper' (that is non-stock) deviant account.
I feel a little guilty – there are so many people here on deviantart, that are clearly more deserving of DD than my inconspicuous snapshot (it got so many 'likes' though, makes me giddy!), however, I accept it as a recognition of the fact that it proved to be useful in some ways to the amazing artists here. I believe it's being appraised as 'stock' and I would never claim it to be anything else (and again, I admit that there are some mind-blowing stock accounts on deviantart). I have happily existed in the depth of comforting obscurity, and feel uneasy with people scrutinizing the broken vein in my eye and such like. But as I have uploaded some images of myself I'm prepared to face the consequences, and I am truly grateful even for the negative criticism. As to imperfections, I believe stock photos should be honest, not retouched.
Meanwhile, somebody asked (I do plan to set time aside to go through the comments and post replies) if I am present on facebook. And indeed I am. I have kinda photographic/modelling account although I realize that it is a long way before I can proclaim myself a photographer. But have a look if you have a minute www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Alic…
And thank you thank you million times for so many kind words!