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DallasHarder
Dallas Harder
Artist | Photography
Canada
I mostly post my Self Portraits here because that's what most people want to see. If you want to see the rest of my looks be sure to check out my website.

Tumblr: www.dallasharder.tumblr.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DallasHarder
LookBook: lookbook.nu/dallasharder
Twitter: twitter.com/DallasHarder
Facebook Fanpage: www.facebook.com/dallasharder0
Personal Website: www.dallasharder.net

Feel free to use any of my photos as long as you credit me and link/tell me where it's being used.

Current Residence: Alberta, Canada
Favourite photographer: Steven Meisel, Nick Knight, Mario Testino, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Operating System: Macbook Pro
MP3 player of choice: iPhone 5
Personal Quote: "Sometimes we need fantasy to survive the reality"
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Journal Entry: Mon Dec 30, 2013, 2:18 PM
I just need to write my thoughts down somewhere. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have gotten but it's also a huge amount of anxiety and stress. I know I have a tendency to make things worse when they involve myself. Having your art criticized is really hard for me. I'm glad people are open to telling me what to change. But it leaves me with this feeling of discouragement. I know it's part of being an artist. I don't take anything I have for granted. But think of it this way. I just did a shoot for an agency in Toronto and they didn't like any of the photos pretty much. Including editing, that shoot probably took 25 hours to get everything done. And I definitely don't blame the agency. I have a habit of looking at a photo like it's art. I have to remember that everyone is looking for something different. And right now, in my career, I have to work my way up. They want their models to look natural, glowing and raw. I tend to go overboard and make the overall photograph perfect but then it doesn't look 100% like the model. It's hard to find a balance. And okay, I'm not saying every photographer is like this but alot started for a love of fashion for example. Where as I just love beauty in people. So I always focus on that. Most of this won't make sense, just a little rant haha

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Hannah Hunt- Vampire Weekend
  • Drinking: Kombucha Tea

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NessieLabyrinth Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey! miss your work, can't wait to see new photos when you're ready :) hope your feeling less stressed since your last journal haha. 
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You are a beautiful human being and your photos are absolutely stunning. Yourself and all of your other models are wonderful, and your concept of structure and lighting and everything is just mindblowingly fantastic. Plus your camera is amazing.

I've been searching for photography all day long and your gallery, by far, has been the most impressive. (And I've literally looked through hundreds of DA's best photographers). 

I wish you the best in all of your future creations and endeavors, and I can't wait to see what you come up with next! <3 Now excuse me while I go add your entire gallery to my favorites. I apologize for the spam.
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GingerHeart222 Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, your photos are absolutely breathtaking! You're very talented :)
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catstronaut Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm a photographer myself and seeing your work is beyond inspiring! it's always so surreal, however, considering you're only a year older than myself, haha. and although it seems you hear this often, i want you to know that your pieces are beautiful & your body is gorgeous. u w u

yet, i hope you have some greater luck finding that happy medium for your business!! it's a tough field and i totally understand, especially when it's a dog-eat-dog career and a customer would easily cast you away if you're "not good enough". i have faith in you that you'll know what needs to be fixed to please your picky consumers, just keep a good perspective!! it's what gets me through the worst of my days and i hope it can do the same for yours.
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DallasHarder Jan 8, 2014   Photographer
Awe thank you so much!
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Andrewlee93 Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate that... Right back at ya hansom man! ;)
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Andrewlee93 Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What kind of camera are you working with? :)
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DallasHarder Dec 10, 2013   Photographer
Canon EOS 7D :)
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Honestly-Not Dec 2, 2013  Student Writer
Yay! It's so great to see you're back. You're one of ma favourite photographers –– and one of my favourite models! You're so beautiful, inside and out, and so is your work. Bless you and your delightful soul! <3
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