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jaypolaski
Stays crunchy... EVEN IN MILK!!!
Artist | Photography
United States
Current Residence: The great state of Flux
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXL
Favourite genre of music: Depending: Jazz, or Metal
Favourite photographer: Henri Cartier Bresson, David Allen Harvey, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, W. Eugene Smith
Favourite style of art: Street Photography
Operating System: Windows Vista
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Shell of choice: Object Desktop
Wallpaper of choice: Usually something from the military archives, WWII style
Personal Quote: "There is more to life than merely increasing its speed." -Ghandi
Interests
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Zero 7: In The Waiting Line
  • Reading: Mastering Digital Black and White Photography
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
Have you ever had one of those life altering moments when everything makes sense? The stars align, the fog clears and there before you is a road. I had that happen to me last night. See, I was cooking dinner when I heard sirens and saw flashing lights. I peeked out my kitchen window to see a ton of fire and police cars right down the road. Not one to miss a chance, I threw on a collared shirt and sport coat, grabbed my 40D and headed for the scene. Police were just putting up tape and I managed my way across the line where I started taking shots is the scene. I was only able to grab a few before I was pulled behind the tape. I made my way around the scene to get the rest.

After the action ended I headed home as dialed the newsrooms of the local papers asking if they were interested and one bit. I emailed photos and ended up being published on page 2 of the next days paper. To say the experience was exhilirating would be a gross understatement. I hadn't felt this way since live fire MOUT training at Ft. Lewis. I'm bitten. And smitten. Seeing my picture published with my name under it and realizing that I did my little bit to spread knowledge around the area made me finally see what I want to do. I was all set to restart school with a major in History and become a teacher so I could make a difference. Photography was to be relegated to a hobby. Now I see it doesn't have to be.  I checked with the school and found that they have a major in Photography. I'm going for it. Hell, the state is paying for it anyway (I'm a vet). I'll minor in Journalism, and after its all done, I'll get my teaching certification so I can teach photography to kids too.

Sorry for the rambling, but epiphanies are few and far between for me. This one was a biggie.

Here's the published shot:

Accident on Beaver St. by jaypolaski

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CBennettPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You were featured in my latest news article: [link]
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FakeLostEgo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Thx so much for the fav! :dance:
How are u, man?!
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AmberSunset Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008   Photographer
Thank you very much for the watch! :glomp: I really appreciate this!
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Clm-b Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Thank you for all !!! And your galery is so beautiful !!
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MattLew Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008   Photographer
Hey thanks a lot for the :+fav: :)
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