I'm so very sorry to here about all of this. My thoughts and hopes are with you. Stay strong, we are all rooting for you! In times of hardship, I find music helps, and this one is one of my favourites. Alibi by Thirty Seconds to Mars.
Hi hayley13, that's another precious gift from the really special persons who are forming this network of passionate and sensitive people I am discovering little by little, day after day, now more than ever. It's easier to stay strong with such unique support.
Music helps, playing the damaged strings of my intimate mood, sweetening the pain, easing it slowly.
Alibi from tonight is in my favorites playlist, and it will be playing during my next shooting.
I was very saddened to hear about DG's loss. Me being a musician for almost 30 years, i can not imagine how i would feel if i had my master recordings stolen. It is not just about the equipment, buts also the time that was spent in processing the files that are now one of a kind. It was so awesome to hear the Met family pulling together to help DG continue his passions of capturing the best erotica photos possible. I am looking forward to the comeback! This network would not be the same without DG's sets IMO.
Hi MAP, you have always supported me so I shouldn't be surprised to find you here in these hard moments, although we have been in touch personally right after the disaster. Your music example really fits.. it's more about the lost work rather than the equipment, I can always buy it back, working harder, but I won't have back the work itself, those moments will never be again.
But what counts now is the incredible love and appreciation I felt from this extraordinary family that we all are, passion keeps us all together and it's not something that you find everywhere. I really want to come back soon, and all this I am getting from you all is really, really helping. Thank you, once again.
I can't help dropping a few lines after such touching demonstration of support and true friendship.
These days have been really hard as you can imagine, the future looked dark, with not only my tools, but also my inspiration anc creativity stolen along with my backpack.
But then, when all seems lost, you find out how extraordinary the people who have been appreciating my work and myself are.
Simply thanking you is not enough, I know. But it is all I can say now, until I am able to demonstrate you that I deserve what you are giving me, once I'm back on my own feet again. Soon.
So, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
This is a wonderful set of the beautiful and voluptuous Connie Carter. What I especially like is the way DG appreciates that, despite all her obvious assets, it's Connie's face that is her BEST asset. Where many photographers would keep the camera focus on her breasts or pussy during shots that also show her face, he sees that her face is where the truest beauty lies, showing the passion she feels. And the focus is THERE. Connie is quite remarkable in her facial expressions, and DG has captured so much of that magic here. I'm downloading in high definition all the shots I like so I can crop them to focus on Connie's face! Thanks to both DG and Connie!
Oh I do like Connie, that beautiful face and that magnificent full figure, DG brings out her playfulness nicely in some sumptuous images, another very fine piece.
During his unprecedented success in July Delta was able to go to Prague and spend a week shooting with both his regular models and several new ones. It went extremely well. He e-mailed me almost bragging about how well it went. To quote him, "Some of my best ever!" He was happy, he believed he had what would make July be his new normal, success! Regular postings with positive results and more acceptance.
Om July 20th he was head home and disaster struck.
In the train station he was robbed!
All of his equipment was stolen by what had to be a pro team. (Camera's, etc. have great value, even if they "fell of the truck".) But the equipment is just "things" and can be replaced. But for Delta and for all of us, that is not a true disaster.
They also stole his laptop that contained ALL of sets he had shot in Prague. What may have been his best work ever was gone....
Thank's to our digital world, there are no negatives, prints, or any proof that he even shot them.
In truth it is none of our business how the business of the sites work, but this I do know, the models get paid when shot. The artist get paid when "posted". In fact it was July's many posting that allowed Delta to go to Prague and do so many sets. While his photo work is not his "day job", he is still in a position that his art must pay for itself. He was mess, his dream had just ended, or so he thought. He has not admitted it but I am sure he cried. The future of Deltagamma was bleak. At least he wasn't shot, or hurt as he may have been if this happened in America. Phi took him home and he collapsed into sleep.
While he slept two things happened. Phi contacted K to let her know what had happened. Half a world away, I alerted Jon. At breakfast, before Phi had even told him she had let K know, they get a call. Jon. Jon reacted the instant I sent him the personal e-mails Davi had sent me about it. Delta awoke thinking that he would be missing from our sites for a good while until he could regroup and get back to work. Jon had already talked to K and figured out how to help. Delta would be paid in advance, ie. then, for all sets he had in the system. This set today of Connie, of course, being the first. Photographer friends called and offered the loan of equipment he would need to get started again. I am sure when the models find out about it they will also work with him to get new sets done. Delta was stunned. So far everything I have reported is fact.
This is just my opinion and speculation. Over on Facebook several of Delta's models have been used in the daily feed from MetArt in the last several days. I doubt that as a "random" thing.
An interview piece was in the works already but now it may well include discussion of this situation. That a community from a "porn site" would respond to help, just shows that while yes it a business (Which some may scorn.) those involved at all levels still have real values and stand ready to help when disaster happens.
To those who post that the "power to be" don't care about what the members think etc. this has not been my experience. IMHO they Met-Family is just that a family and it is that very fact which has made it what it is today the premier adult business on the internet.
Thanks to all who have responded already, and to all whom this is "news" please let Delta and Phi, and Jon and K know how you feel and how much you look forward to NEW work by our friend DG.
F.. what can I say? I have written you a private email already, but I want to thank you once again in public, because your "photo" of these last days has depicted facts, emotions, thoughts and moods in the most effective way, as usual, more than usual.
There would be so much to add normally, but your words, along with all the other extraordinary words from the other members, are pure oxygen to me, and with it you are going to make me breathe again, therefore to make me photograph again.
I feel so lucky.
Once again, thank you.
Dear swplf2, fer_realz, JakeinNj, dear all,
As some of you may already know this set published these days has a particular meaning, due to what has happened to me and my equipment some days ago.
I don't really feel like describing the set like I have been usually doing so far, because I have been forced to stay away from photography for a while now, although I am fighting to be back here soon.
I want to really thank all those who have been supporting me by email and on facebook after the "disaster", and a special thank goes to Jon, K, Amnon and all the Metart family for the prompt and concrete support right after that, allowing me to retrieve from the shock in few days.
Although the inspiration will take a while to be the same as before I am already working on my come back soon.
Until then I will keep appreciating all the extraordinary signs I am getting from many of you, I am very grateful and feel lucky despite the very bad luck.
Davi- so very sorry for what happened to you. Through your work but mostly through your comments here you have become like a friend to me. Your quick recovery from the travesty that you experienced will be in my thoughts. The following that you have amassed here and on MA is a community that appreciates your art and you as a person. A similar thing happened to a web model from California that I have followed for years. Her home was broken into and while her loss was not as great as yours I'm sure... she has fought back and is doing a 2 hour cam show for her fans on her birthday later this week. She raised some money through a site called crowdfunding.com and I was one of a few dozen that contributed. If there is anyway that your followers here can help I would be honored to offer support. As horsemaster says below...we need you back. Your art is a breath of fresh air and beauty. Thoughts with you...my friend.
Thank you JakeinNJ... really
In addition to the economic loss of your work and equipment, I am sure you feel totally violated. It will take some time to get over both the loss and the violation. But, we NEED you back! If you were unable to come back I/we would sorely miss one of the most creative and innovative photographers on Sex Art.
Thank you horsemaster.. you are right.. And now I have one more reason to be back soon..
Glad you're okay DG, that really sucks, great to see the support your getting from the team, the brilliance of your work has made this loss something we all feel, as swplf said we all look forward to your new work.
Stay awesome mate.
Thank you bobblehat... sometimes bad things bring something good, like in this case..
Thanks, exactly what I was hoping for.
Excellent set Deltagamma! Connie is a very erotic woman, a little curvy and very natural. As ususal you have managed to show her personality. I love the different facial expressions. From serious to smiles to arousal. This is one of your many talents...to draw out and capture the feelings of the model. Bravo to the model and to the photographer!
There is something so powerfully erotic and feminine about Connie Carter. I "discovered" her on Errotica Archives several years ago, and then didn't see anything else by her until SexArt came out. I'm glad you have formed such a strong working relationship with her, DG...
IMO, this set has a very good ratio of the penetration shots that I don't particularly like but a lot of members do, compared to the no fingers involved shots as well as those with a nice spread, which I do like, especially the ones showing Connie's natural juices. Those are quite delectable. ( :
Great job, DG and great job Connie...
fer, I will hold off on making my post about today's set until later. I hope Delta will post about the significance of this set today, and then I will add my commentary make sure you come back later today and see why this set is just so important.
Thank you for the "heads up," swplf2. I totally concur that MA/SA are more than just a random set of websites, there really are very real "family" ties here, not just between the employees and the photographers and models, but the members as well. Thank you for serving as "eyes and ears" in a special and important way. ( :
Once again, Davi, I told you on FB I'm pulling for you... but I want to say it again here.
You've proven to be one of the new stars in the MA/SA family over the last year. I know that this loss is a huge test of your resilience, but I know that you are going to pull through and continue to redefine erotic photography (and hopefully, soon, videography) in your own unique artistic voice.
I can't agree more fer, and I am prouder than ever to be part of this special family.
Although you already told me on FB it feels good to hear it again here along with the other members' signs, making me feel I am born again. You can be sure I will come back, with your help it's easier.
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