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Ben Aultowski
United States
Current Residence: Boone, NC, USA
Favourite genre of music: Post Punk, Synth Pop, Indie Rock, Jazz, Electronica, Glam Rock, Abstract Hip-Hop, New Wave
Favourite photographer: David Hilliard, Joel-Peter Witkins
Operating System: Ubuntu 8.04
MP3 player of choice: iPod 4G 20Gb, Amarok
Eh, I haven't submitted anything to my DA account in three years.

It's not that I haven't been working. I dropped out of school for three years. It was supposed to be a semester off, but I landed a good job waiting tables, made good money, and had no inclination to work on anything art related. Then I lost the job, found another one with terrible hours (1700-0600), but I loved they guys I worked with. And I had to pay bills.

Fast-forward a year. I'm back in school, passing portfolio reviews doing shit I was doing almost a decade ago and being compensated monetarily. I'm not going back as much for the degree (degrees are a given these days), but more as a portfolio-building exercise. And to prove to myself (and FAFSA) that I put this much time into school, I might as well graduate.

If I hadn't had an unfortunate data loss in the Czech Republic last summer (don't use a six year-old iPod as a backup device), I'd be spewing out dozens of new pieces. But in the mean time, I'll be posting my GD shit and a bunch of new shots I've taken... with Kodak TRI-X 400 and Ilford Pro 100 on my Canon AE-1 Program... because that's how I roll.
  • Listening to: The Teardrop Explodes - Ha Ha, I'm Drowning
  • Reading: Albert Camus - The Fall

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JMaureen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
you're going to think i'm insane.
but we used to be friends on livejournal - which you let rest.

and, hi.
talkingwires Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
Yeah, I kinda put it out to pasture... the things I'd say now wouldn't really fit, anyway. I mean, I started it when I was eighteen and I'm turning twenty-five in a month. Perhaps I'll revive it, but take it a completely different direction...

Anyway, I occasionally go back to the site to read my friends' posts . What was your screenname on LJ?

- ben
misstiffanymarie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
i like your stuff.
Athelwulf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there. :ahoy:
Athelwulf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Easter.
Lokheed Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the :+fav: :ahoy:
gnato Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Professional Photographer
:beer: :sun:
lilholyterror Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005
Lovely Gallery :)
frixin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005  Student
thanks for the fav and watch :)
Athelwulf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, thanks for that watch! :D
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