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If you have looked at my gallery then thank you! I really enjoy commenting on other artists' work and so I return the artist friendly acts of comments/critiques by doing just that. I enjoy :+devwatch:'ing lots of great photographers, and being inspired even more. Long live dA!



My Sister Billi's Paintings

My sister Billi (who has been a model for a lot of my work in the past) has a dA account now! She is an amazing painter living on the island of Maui. Check her out BilliRaiGolden
Image by BilliRaiGolden017 by BilliRaiGoldenImage by BilliRaiGoldenImage by BilliRaiGolden

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High Tide

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 9, 2015, 1:29 AM
I'm getting back into the routine of things, and by that I mean the routine of shooting. The addiction that used to swell inside of me is being drawn back in like high tide from the moon's gravity. So I had a kid 4.7 years ago. Her name is Journey and she will be 5 in October. I had to get serious about getting shit done and taking action. I want to be the best father I can and she deserves nothing less. You may have seen her in my gallery and I would be happy if you took a look, she is the cutest kid ever. I'm back after a few years, & it feels great. I've actually been back for a few months now I'm just now bringing this up on my dA journal for no apparent reason. Venting can be art too right? Venting out the particles that fill your mind with words and endless thought. 

This will be my first journal entry where I will be featuring some great photographers' works. Since I've started getting into street the last couple months I've found a lot of incredible street photographers on dA. I have spent a lot of time finding them and commenting on their  inspiring and awesome captures. So tonight I will be featuring a few of their works. 

Bringing my camera with me wherever I go is my new habit & having a lot of bad habits makes a single good habit like this very interesting.  I am building a beautiful friendship with my Fuji XT1, it's performance never seizes to impress me. It's lenses, like the 35mm 1.4 Fujinon never seize to perform with quality sharpness, speed, color, and contrast. I'm looking at the Fujinon 27 pancake 2.8 to add to my x series of lenses. At 27mm focal length on the APS-C sensor, a street happy 41mm in 35mm film equivalent is attained. It's ultra portability along with its incognito disposition amongst humans makes it a decent prime street lens.

I'm thinking of getting a little inexpensive 35mm rangefinder film camera to bring with me to random events that I might not want to bring my more expensive equipment with. Example: Beach events or camping because sand destroys lenses, or a party with friends because too much fun leads to forgetting things and breaking things. I really just miss shooting film sometimes, it had a great feel to it. It was very rewarding in my opinion especially when you develop your own film. Sometimes things worth doing are worth doing right. So if anyone has some recommendations on an inexpensive 35mm film body or body w/lens attacked system(rather it be rangefinder, slr, whatever) let me know. Still sad to this day I am for selling some of my cameras for financial reasons. Cameras come and go, photography is with you forever.

As I mentioned previously, my sister (I have a lot of portraits including her in my older work) is getting married this coming March of 2016. She is also in our presence here on dA BilliRaiGolden She is an amazing painter living on the island of Maui and I wish for you to check out her work. Anyway, she is getting married right so she wants me to be her official photographer for this event. This is going to be the coolest wedding I've ever been to and ever will go to most likely. So excited. I've gotten a couple pictures of them together they are a great happy couple with an amazing look on life. They know how to live and be 'here and now'. 

::: Now may I first artists' features! :::

Self Aware by VermontsterHot Beach by Vermontster

subBudapest by arslanalpcounter closed by arslanalp

Smoke by burningmonkEscalator by burningmonk

Catwalk by niklin1Jeux d'Enfants by niklin1

Hidden,Not Forgotten by BorkoHomesickAlienPeace Of Mind by BorkoHomesickAlien

I'll buy you all a drink to those who read this! Give these artist's some love! I like love too! Do you like love? Cause I'll give love! I return all comments I recieve with 2 comments!

Long live dA!


Here is my lovely daughter Journey.
Journey15 by jesseboy000

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Jess Golden
Artist | Student | Photography
United States
Someday I'll write a bio, but until that day, I won't for now.


Invisible Chair (jg55) by jesseboy000
Invisible Chair (jg55)
Seattle, WA
Fuji XT1
35mm fujinon 1.4

--EDIT 7/26/14--

I want to give a thousand thanks to harrietsfriend for his critique on the original version of this image uploaded. Not only did he see what needed to be done but he even showed me what to do. He suggested straightening the vertical lines and doing a slight crop of some negative space on the left of the original. I'm so glad to have met amazing photographers here on deviantART that actually care about the amateur photographers like myself and to have learned a lot from them and the days yet to come. 

--Edit 7/26/14 No.2--

Also I forgot to mention something else that harrietsfriend did with the edit. Notice the play on words? 'HOP' that he saved with the crop? I find that goes amazingly well with this gentleman's posture. It came from out of 'Music Shop' :) :camera:  Thanks again Eugene for igniting so much more inspiration in me. 
jg56 by jesseboy000
Seattle, Wa
Fuji XT1 w/ 35mm 1.4   
Decided to upload another of this gentleman. Was a great subject who said he used to do photography. 
Hello. Who would like to share some comment love on their newest deviations? 

This may sound crazy, but I want to comment twice for every one comment someone leaves me from this forum. 

Here is a couple of mine I'd love some feedback/comments on:

jg53 by jesseboy000 Invisible Chair (jg55) by jesseboy000
Feel free just to check my gallery out and like I said, 2 for every 1 comment. (I really enjoy commenting, check out my comment gave to received ratio.)

Love live dA!

:beer::beer::beer::beer::beer: :P

Lets limit thumbnails to 3, most likely I'll comment those then go to your gallery anyway.

Don't believe me? Just Watch! :dance::beer::camera:


xD haha ure welcome. it would be nice if shoutbox msgs would be in ur notification as well. so i dont respond them back so late haha
Sun Jul 26, 2015, 11:19 PM
omg someone besides me shouted after all these years! thanks RanqiLi
Sat Jul 25, 2015, 6:43 PM
Fri Jul 24, 2015, 7:40 PM
lol i know how u feel xD. shotboxes are usually really empty.. unless it's from a famous artist and ppl be like oh draw this character next, oh draw that next
Fri Jul 24, 2015, 7:39 PM
here i am adding something to this chat box over 7 years later lol
Thu Apr 30, 2015, 4:03 PM

What style of photography should I focus on mostly? 

17 deviants said 35mm black and white
17 deviants said 35mm b/w or color
17 deviants said polaroid related photography
5 deviants said holga and diana photography
3 deviants said other (please comment)


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Ryarenpaw Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't have to leave a comment on my works, that's not why I was commented yours, I'm just amazed. : )
jesseboy000 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Student Photographer
Thank you so much, thanks again for making my day! :D
JACAC Featured By Owner 1 day ago
t h a n k . y o u . Jess . =)=)
RanqiLi Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
btw Mr. Golden your last name rocks. ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ
I don't think ive seen that name before-
however I've seen a game character named Nicole Grave xD;
id think Grave wouldn't be a really - hm well- it's kinda too deadly for alive ppl- uh-
jesseboy000 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Photographer
thank you I'm glad you like :D

Nicole Grave is like a great movie name or something. Makes sense it's in a game tho.
RanqiLi Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
i guess it would be o.o. oh no, no more horror movies D8..
xD if i ever find a in game npc with a last name same as yours i would definitely screenshot it and tell u hahaha
jesseboy000 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Photographer
Good I hope you would tell me because that'd be awesome! :D
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midnightgravedigger Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama and all the positive feedback to. 
molecularlight Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the favs and the nice comments!
fireytika Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama! Here, have a llama~
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