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20140913 Cotton155 by MickleDesignWerks
20140913 Cotton155
Septmber 2014 shoot with Cotton

Model: Cotton
www.modelmayhem.com/1003900

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20140726 Katie230 by MickleDesignWerks
20140726 Katie230
July 2014 shoot with Katie Rae

Model: Kelly Rae
www.modelmayhem.com/3201043

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20140127 Dakini328 by MickleDesignWerks
20140127 Dakini328
January 2014 shoot with Dakini

Model: D E V I (FKA Dakini)
www.modelmayhem.com/2686156


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- Please don't confuse image referencing as being able to use my images as stock; they may not be altered, edited or used in manipulations.
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20140913 Cotton174 by MickleDesignWerks
20140913 Cotton174
Septmber 2014 shoot with Cotton

Model: Cotton
www.modelmayhem.com/1003900

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- Please don't confuse image referencing as being able to use my images as stock; they may not be altered, edited or used in manipulations.
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20140408 Katya192 by MickleDesignWerks
20140408 Katya192
April 2014 shoot with Katya

Model: Katya Zvantseva
www.modelmayhem.com/1058126

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Pablo Picasso once said "[g]ood artists copy, great artists steal." I was asked what I thought this means
 
I think Picasso's statement is simplistically explaining the evolution of an artist.

An artist's development generally follows this pattern:

1. Emulation - copying others idea/concepts to understand how they accomplished them
2. Transformation - playing experimenting with existing ideas/concepts to test variations
3. Synthesis - taking existing idea/concepts transforming them and combining those transformations into something new
4. Evolution - creating a new style/genre from the synthesis of transformed idea/concepts

I think what Picasso was referring to are those that are stuck at merely emulating, satisfied with just copying an idea/concept,  while others will seek to understand the idea/concept in hopes of developing or creating something greater from it by incorporating the ideas and concepts into their work. It's not enough to just copy, you have to have a deeper understanding to "steal" something. For a great artist "how" isn't good enough, "why" is more important - the mark of a good "thief."

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Happy Birthday!!
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happy birthday ROD!
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Happy Birthday Sir!

Love your work.  Good to local folks on here :)
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