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Glamour & Fashion photographer from London, ON, Canada

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Nice Photog's Finish Last

I spend a lot of time on DeviantArt.  Too much time in fact.  And today as I was perusing through the mounds of content I happen to stumble upon this journal entry.  Now, it should be said that I don't normally pay much attention to this kind of stuff.  It's usually the cute and sappy crap that people post in their facebook status and tell everyone else to "post this in yours if you feel the same way."  And no matter what the cause or how true the statement is, I usually don't participate.  It's my own little quiet act of defiance against the multitude of people who so sheepishly jump head first onto the band wagon.  However... I read this and realized how much it echoed my own personal experiences, not only as a 'guy', but for the purposes of the this blog as a photographer as well.  It reads:   

To Every Guy,

♥ To every guy that said, "Sex can wait"...
♥ To every guy that said, "You're beautiful"...
♥ To every guy that was never too busy to drive across town to see her...
♥ To every guy that gives her flowers and a card when she is sick or down...
♥ To every guy who has given her flowers just because that's how he rolls...
♥ To every guy that said he would die for her...
♥ To every guy that really would...
♥ To every guy that did what she wanted to die for...
♥ To every guy that cried in front of her...
♥ To every guy that she cried in front of...
♥ To every guy that holds hands with her.
♥ To every guy that kisses her with meaning..
♥ To every guy that hugs her when she's sad...
♥ To every guy that hugs her for no reason at all...
♥ To every guy who would give their jacket up for her...
♥ To every guy that calls to make sure she got home safe...
♥ To every guy that would sit and wait for her for hours just to see her for ten minutes...
♥ To every guy that would give his seat up...
♥ To every guy that just wants to cuddle...
♥ To every guy that reassured her that she was beautiful no matter what...
♥ To every guy who told his secrets to her...
♥ To every guy that showed how much he cared through every word and every breath...
♥ To every guy that thought maybe this could be the one...
♥ To every guy that believed in her dreams...
♥ To every guy that would have done anything so she could achieve them...
♥ To every guy that never laughed at her when she told him her dreams...
♥ To every guy that walked her to her car and opened the door...
♥ To every guy that gave his heart...
♥ To every guy who prays that she is happy even if he's not with her...
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Not many girls appreciate nice guys anymore. And because of this, there are not many left out there. I guarantee 90% of the men on your page will not repost this because they care more about their image.

- If you are a nice guy, repost this in your journal with the title: "Nice guys STILL finish last";

- If you are a girl that thinks every guy should treat a girl this way, repost this in your journal with the title: "To Every Guy".

Because that's how it should be.

*Here's a link to the original poster on DeviantArt.com [Link]*

I have probably done every single one of the things on that list and it's pretty safe to say that it hasn't really gotten me anywhere.  It also made me think about what other things I could add to it that were more 'photo' specific... hmmm?


♥ To every photographer who worked for free because he knew you couldn't afford to pay him...
♥ To every photographer who lent you his wardrobe/props because you didn't have any of your own...
♥ To every photographer who worked with a model that wasn't going to benefit him in any way, but did it just to be nice...
♥ To every photographer who kept some of his best work from public view because he knew that you didn't want nude photos on the internet...
♥ To every photographer who still kept those same photos from public view even after you stabbed him in the back for no reason...
♥ To every photographer who removed images from his portfolio when you asked him to, even though he didn't have to...
♥ To every photographer who took abuse from jealous, possessive, and controlling boyfriends or husbands, even though it was your decision to pose nude, not mine...


If I sat here for a couple hours, I'm sure I could think of some others.  Not going to bother.  Feel free to add some of your own.  I'd love to hear them.











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