Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Photography / Professional Premium Member BrandonMale/United States Groups :iconepic-earth-scene: Epic-Earth-Scene
Photograph the Wonders of Earth
Recent Activity
Deviant for 5 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 403 Deviations 9,141 Comments 39,916 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Favourites

Critiques

Surrounded by snowsoftJ4C

Wow this is incredible. I love this. It has a lot of character. Everyone beyond the light doesn't seem to have an identity, and I like ...

half by ladyrapid

Robin always finds such unique and beautiful architectural displays. This building is no exception. It's difficult to tell whether or n...

In The Wake Of Adversity by alexandre-deschaumes

It is difficult to tell how much this piece has been edited. In ultimatum it doesn't seem like that much has been done to it; but it de...

Beggar by jashackh

It's the perspective of this piece that really helps capture the emotional aspect of it. The artist decided to get down to the beggar's...

Friends

Watchers

Groups

deviantID

novelhill
Brandon
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
My website: novelhill.com
My blog: www.novelhill.com/journal
My facebook photography page: www.facebook.com/novelhill

I began photographing the world around me by taking nature photographs, and I still do that from time to time when I go on trips. As time has gone on, however, I've learned I really love working with people; these days I'm drawn to wedding, portrait, and commercial photography more and more.

I love to read and write, and much of what I photograph is a reflection of the visions I get when doing both these activities. My style is often influenced by cinema as well.

If you ever have any questions about my work, just drop me a note. I strongly believe in the power of lending a helping hand and learning from one another.


Current Residence: California
Favourite genre of music: Alternative Rock
Favourite style of art: Photography, Poetry, Prose
Operating System: Mac OS X Mavericks
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Interests

Journal History

"If you hear a voice within you say, 'You cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." Vincent Van Gogh 


Hi everyone!

It's been a long time since I've been around. Things have been mighty crazy for me the past couple of years. I graduated college, picked up jobs, photographed weddings and portraits, and basically made every effort I could to stay afloat. One of the last times I logged into DA I received a Daily Deviation, which was super awesome. You'd think that would have inspired me to keep going on here, but right around that time I entered a frustrating phase of my life, and I just didn't want to be involved with social media so much. Still, I won't deny the DD was a pleasant and welcomed surprise!

The past two years I haven't had (or haven't made) much time for personal work, but now I'm making a point to do more of it. Personal work allows us artists to explore who we are in the artistic realm in ways that paid work most of the time just can't. Personal work is a healthy and vital pursuit. The work I did my first two years on deviantART was all personal. I created on my own time, from my own will, and then things changed. My hobby became business, and I fell in love with the notion that I could get paid to do what makes me happy. For the most part, my amazing clients have allowed me creative reign, and that has been great. But I still missed doing work for myself. Work that I wanted to do on my own terms.

Now, entering the second half of 2013, I'm making a point to get back into the swing of personal work. It's important. I want a bigger piece of that pie. Envying other artists for creating work that came from the soul ... I'm done with envying. I want to join in, too.

Here's what I've been up to while I've been away:

  • I photographed 7 weddings under the B.S. Smith Photography brand, all the while hating my brand name.
  • For the better part of 2012 I worked on a major rebrand effort, from brand image to brand philosophy to website design.
  • January 1st 2013 I rebranded my photography business from B.S. Smith Photography to Novel Hill studio.
  • I have photographed several weddings this year under the new brand name, with several more to come.
  • I have made the decision to do inspirational shoots with my team to create works of art that tell stories and inspire us to up the ante.
  • I changed my deviantART name from LethArt to novelhill.

For now, I'm back. I can't wait to see what everyone has been creating, to get back into the conversation here, to get inspired, and to share knowledge.

Here's my latest Deviation, from my upcoming Neverland inspiration shoot.

If you have the heart, please follow me on Facebook and subscribe to the Journal on my website. Let me know what you've been up to, too. I'd love to hear all about it!

Website/Journal: novelhill.com/blog/

Tiger Lily - Flight by novelhill

AdCast - Ads from the Community

×

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconladyxwinter:
LadyxWinter Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi,
you've been
featured in our  March FEATURE natural-sensuality.deviantart.…
Reply
:iconmtnheart:
mtnheart Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work!
Reply
:iconnovelhill:
novelhill Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
Reply
:iconconfused-princess17:
confused-princess17 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
your photos are just brilliant! :)
Reply
:iconnovelhill:
novelhill Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!!
Reply
Add a Comment: