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Luciano Doria
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Journal Entry: Mon May 13, 2013, 3:18 PM

How are you guys??

First of all, I'm so glad I was featured by the lovely Pixel-Spotlight :iconpixel-spotlight:, this was a GREAT surprise to me! It gave my day the right touch :aww:

You know, sometimes it happens something like the today's DD and it always happens in such an unexpected way.... I'm speechless.
I think "wow, this is just my hobby, but they do really like what I'm doing!" and this is really amazing. Thank you so much!

As you all know my sitters are not models. This is because I like to photograph people I know very well, with whom is easy to break the ice (with friends you don't even have to).
Sometimes I get criticised because some people say that my sitters look a lot better in my pictures than in the reality... Once I got upset, and I mean VERY upset, for that criticism, now I simply answer "is that a BAD thing??" :aww:

We artist have to cope with criticism every day. The most disappointing aspect it's not the critique itself, but it may be very tough to understand which ones are the real ones and which come from just envious people. And you must believe me when I say that 90% of the bad criticism you get comes from this kind of critics. But it is properly that 10% that will make your picture a great picture, if you only have the "eye" to distinguish them from the others.

Frankly, you can't be an artist if you don't listen to the people who criticise your work. When I started to take portraits I got utterly frustrated when people criticised me, but these days I see that you don't become a better artist if you only listen to people who say "oh, wow, this look ammmmazing!!!". Sometimes they compliment you only because they don't want to "hurt" you. Well, let's say that you improve your skills only thank to those people who will tell you what they think. And YOU should do so as well! Don't hesitate to say "I don't like it" if you really don't, because you're not criticising the artist but their work. The artist can cope with the critique, but if they don't listen to it because they are afraid of them, their work will never reach the highest point.  


Well, hope you'll agree with me, but this seems the right moment to do some features :D
These are the works which caught my eye in the last few months... Aren't they simply AMAZING?? I'd love to be the one who took them!

FAVE, FAVE and FAVE 'em all :aww:

untitled by oprisco:thumb370845230: Brooke V by Vinyl-Disco :thumb370537501: :thumb370387391:
Pressure by Rathur-net Freedom by sisselPhotography :thumb322427381: coffee and fritter 2 by ElaynaTeos Demon Vision by yayaartpop
Solipsism by Julie-de-Waroquier Light and shadow by WWWest Katy Perry by ebenejdne Paradox III by Kyrelimit Urban jungle by Ana-Lesac

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Stillness 01 - Bic Ballpoint Pen Artwork by LopezLorenzana Untitled by caitlinbellah Kimlee by Laura-Ferreira The guard - Beijing by Marcusion *** by oprisco
:thumb355027149: Sands. by inbrainstorm Undercover II by iNeedChemicalX

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123** by MecuroBCotto
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Anna by aseptyczny
Ant by AlinaSoloviova
the sea is rising by inessa-emilia sea fan by motato Dancing on the skyline by jbfort :thumb326764253: last leaves of the fall by Writto
:thumb344411167: :thumb83217387: the crash by F4ust

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Time by MichaelMagin
erase me by micmojo
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Going through some changes by vishstudio
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Bali by Hengki24 Autumn Beauty by MarisaMalice Flower Three by IMustBeDead Lovers by sulclip Haiku by BogdanBoev
Home by the sea. by Moosiatko


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Chazzier Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
Happy Birthday.
VSConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday!! XD :cake: :dance: :party: :dalove: :boogie: :headbang:
Chazzier Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Happy birthday.
Chazzier Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Happy Birthday.
zraclooc Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
zaENDle Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing gallery :D
Loochi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
zaENDle Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D

I will watch the legend of Korra and no one can stop me hahahaha
VintageShadow Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
happy birthday i hope you have a wonderful time
Chazzier Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Happy birthday.
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!
zraclooc Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
luciferusss Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Happy Birthday! :cake:
ADotInTheUniverse Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Happy Birthday Luciano!! :party:
Loochi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! :)
GonefromDa Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome!
I loveeee your work!
skijor-foto Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Your work is wonderful. I only can aspire to your level of photography but that is my goal. You have an avid admirer of your work here.
Loochi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sure you will! Thank you for the lovely comment :)
amerat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
beautiful works :)
Loochi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
pieton Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013

Hey thanks for the support Luciano :heart:

:facebook: You can also like/add me here on Facebook

GonefromDa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you thank you thank you thank you! For letting me feature your photography in my gallery, it means a lot to me :D (Big Grin)
Tight Hug
DenDarion Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Hey, thanks for the link on FB :)
Your photos are amazing)
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