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I’ve been away from my camera too long. It’s time for me to come back.

I’ve been thinking a lot on what I want to do with my life since I turned 30. Sort of felt like I’ve been drifting. I’ve always enjoyed photography, mostly as a hobby, but in recent years I’ve put it on the back burner to attend to other things. Also in recent years, I’ve become increasingly aware that I’m unhappy with where I am in life. Without boring you with a long drawn out post, I’ve basically asked myself the question every high school guidance counselor asks around the time you’re filling out college apps: “If you were a millionaire and never had to work again, what would you do?” I think more than likely, I’d spend a lot of time with camera in hand, traveling around to new and exciting locations and taking pictures of them. So I’ve set myself a new goal: Become a professional artist. I know it won’t be easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.

I don’t have a detailed step-by-step itinerary to achieving this goal, but I’m working on it and have some general ideas of what I steps need to follow:

  1. Rebuild my portfolio. As I said, I’ve been away from my camera for a while, so I want to get some new work ready to display.
  2. Networking. This will be a tough one for me, but if I want to get anywhere beyond having a few jpegs online, I need to connect with other artists.
  3. Show my work. Again, more than just online. I want to get some prints in shows, enter juried exhibitions, that sort of thing.
  4. Market myself. Once people know about me and my work is out in the open, I need to convince the right people to pay me for it.

Ideally, after I work on that a while, I’d like to be able to quit my job to work on photography full-time. I realize this isn’t a quick task, so I’m not expecting to get where I want to be in just a few weeks or months. However, maybe in five years? I think that’s probably a reasonable expectation to hope for.

Anyway, to begin with, I’ve updated my portfolio at www.robertllynch.com to create something of a professional-looking fresh start. I’ve only uploaded a few dozen of my best works from pre-2015 and planning on updating with new works as I have them ready. For older works, feel free to check out my photography gallery here, I keep a more comprehensive back catalog of old work on DA than I do on my portfolio.

Shoot plans for this year:

  • Planning to visit Clifton Gorge once it gets green again
  • Looking for some more abandoned places to explore and shoot
  • Mentally preparing a trip to Hocking Hills this fall
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So anyway, this weekend was my first big shooting spree since I've started back seriously on my photography work. Friday I took a few pictures in downtown Dayton after work, and Saturday I spent the whole day with my camera. I took a nice long drive to Lima to engage in my first major foray into urban exploration at the Lima Tuberculosis Hospital, a site that's been abandoned since before I was born. I read somewhere that it's supposed to be haunted by the ghosts of patients who died inside, but when I was there I got less of a "haunted" vibe and more of a "place where teenagers go to smoke weed" vibe. On the way there, I made a few roadside stops at some obviously abandoned farm houses to snap a few pics, and on the way back, I stopped in one of the small towns I lived in as a kid and got some pics around the school I attended in 1st grade and the park I played tee-ball in around the same time.

Here are a few of my better pics from the weekend, check out my gallery for the rest:

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Robert L. Lynch
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Robert L. Lynch is a space-cowboy-ninja-billionaire-playboy who's on the run from the law and on a quest to find the one-eyed Hindu guru who can unlock the secret of his past. Can he escape the killer robots in time to save the woman he loves?

Current Residence: Ohio, the Magical Land of Corn and Beans
deviantWEAR sizing preference: X-Large for t-shirts, x-large for hoodies
Print preference: Buy mine; send me money
Favourite genre of music: Orchestral, Classic Rock, Alternative, DUBSTEP
Favourite photographer: Edward Weston, because if I say "myself" it makes me sound conceited.
Favourite style of art: If I'm making it, nature photography. If I'm looking at it, nude photography.
Operating System: **** Commodore 64 Basic V2 ****
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Shell of choice: Conch
Wallpaper of choice: Not a fan of wallpaper. I prefer wainscoting.
Skin of choice: Pale and smooth, maybe with a few freckles
Favourite cartoon character: I want to referee the battle between Dr. Venture and Prof. Farnsworth
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Mach56gs Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Hey man,

Loved your comic, Heroes Inc. Just today, 10 minutes ago I check back to the old site and see that you're back on the saddle. Incredibly heartening. Superbly awesome. You keep at it!

Regards,

An old fan.
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robertllynch Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for reading! Glad to see that some small portion of my website's traffic isn't just spambots.
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Mach56gs Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
No worries. There are some folks that can hold on for 8 years without forgetting! The others just need some reminding. You'll get the traffic up soon enough!

I've seen so many online comics fizzle out and die, so many good plots, so much comedic gold left to dust. To see you back in action is a real testament to your guts and is awesome to see.

I'll do my best to spread the word!
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Shadowstar1224 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Birthday, I heard. Congrats.
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LukkiStarr Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday, friend. :) I wish a lot of good luck for you.

~Lukki
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Bello-Regno Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wonderful work you have. Happy birthday btw...
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xTintedlullabyx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy early birthday! We share the same birthday :3
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Jammyy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the :+devwatch: man!
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
thanks for the watch Robert! :D
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LukkiStarr Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday! I wish you good luck for aaaall eteeernityyyyy!

*Flies away*

~Lukki
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