It is that time of the year… I don't believe that this is the beginning of the new year, for me the year starts with the spring; it's beautiful colour explosions and first warm sun kisses on the skin still itching from the dry winter winds. Winter is the time of ideas: the seeds are planted in the soil and patiently wait to get realized in the spring, animals hibernate and humans reflect. The more passive indoor life and meditative whiteness of the snow (if you are lucky to have some) invites me to reflect on the past 366 days. Don't worry I will not bother you with the grand summa summarum of my year, but after the absolutely terrific and nightmareish 2011. this year brought me more joy than sorrow, and I think this positive change is detectable in my pictures. This was a year of intense soul searching and self-discoveries which inspired most of the shoots done with my beautiful and talented friend
. I played with my childhood memories (urban pixie), I said my final adieu to the first love of my life – dance (dance maniac) and released some emotional addictions which caused a lot of sleepless nights for the past 4 years - in my favorite shoot of this year, the grand "Passione di Maria Callas". I am in the beautiful place right now both emotionally and physically though my temper still needs a lot of grooming
Another year here on DA brought new beautiful and amazing insight into other deviants worlds. Often their visions ended up in my favorites, new meetings happened with unique people, small talks or big talks late at night when Mr. sandman refused to come to visit - talks about culture, art, politics, religion, dogs etc. There are 5 deviants I need to mention by name and say a special thank you once again:
what is mine is yours
thank you for being my friend and my ally. The word which can adequately summarize you still doesn't exist.
currently celebrating 13 years together while being 8768.4 km away from each other. Thank you for being the devil on my shoulder and my abnormally messed up daisy
your unconditional love and the way we defy every rule ever written by the hand of man and god. With you I become We and our mutual insanity makes me sane. Thank you for reminding me how to be a child when shit hits the fence, and for being an adult when I just want to shut down and wonder into the la la land. Ill shut up now for I'm reaching a corny line limit, but man… every time I see you it's like being in the Sounds of Music movie
for being sweet husky eyed devil he is. Thank you P. for all your comments, for patiently answering all my DA related questions, for your friendship in sleepless hours
If we ever meet in real life I'll give you a glomp so big it will reorganize your vertebras!
the kindest deviant in this community, thank you for your continuous support, the warm tones of your ID reflect the warmth of your personality. And the photo of you in train is still one of my all-time DA favourites
Happy holidays everyone! Spend them with your loved ones, in art they usually fall as artists' first victims.