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Sometimes I get comments from concerned people who think they have seen my images elsewhere on the Internet. Before jumping to conclusions, please bear in mind that I do submit to other websites outside of deviantArt... over a dozen sites at last count and that number will most likely increase. So I think it's only fair to include this disclaimer for your benefit and convenience.

If you happen to see my photos elsewhere online, look first at the account of the person who posted them. I often go by the username somadjinn or my proper name Nicolas Raymond. Then there's my new baby - www.freestock.ca - my own website for free stock photos.

I have also created an about.me account in case you want to see a list of websites I submit to: about.me/nicolas.raymond If you still think you see my photos elsewhere posted in more suspicious channels, please feel free to let me know. I genuinely appreciate your concern.

On the flip side, I have to admit it's not too pleasant an experience when people assume the opposite and accuse me of art theft completely out of the blue. I have worked very hard to create all these images over the years, and I hope this disclaimer will help to clear up any misunderstandings either way.

Please also note that most of what I offer is stock, with some commercial uses allowed outside deviantArt (see my Stock Rules for more details). So it's perfectly normal if you find my photos in blogs for example, as long as they credit and link back to me. What I'm most concerned about is a small minority of people who would claim my photos as their own and / or seek to exploit them to make a lot of money.

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Nicolas Raymond
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Bethesda, Maryland (16 years)
Previous Residences: Montréal, Québec (14 years) + Geneva, Switzerland (1 short year in 1989 where I sponged a whole lot from le très beautiful French language!) + Ottawa, Ontario (born and lived 2 years)
Operating System: Mac OS X
Inspiration: My Dearly Departed Father Gérard Raymond :icongerryray: Je me souviendrai toujours

Words to live by: "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
- Albert Camus

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After selling my condo in Montreal, I am happy to say I am back in the USA! =D Was a long 600 mile drive with a 13 year old cat that some of my closest family recommended I put down just out of convenience... none too happy about that and my cat threw up a couple times before the US border because of motion sickness, but I was able to clean up her mess right before and the border agent was only interested in her vaccination papers and of course my Green Card. 

From Rouses Point in upstate New York to Bethesda, Maryland near DC there is however a lot of distance and my stupid GPS took me through New Jersey, and at a time it was pouring down :( I stopped the first night in Lake George at a Motel 6 where they accept pets, then wanted to settle in Hershey, Pennsylvania for another Motel 6 that had been repossessed as another motel chain that accepted dogs but no cats... why I cannot possibly even begin to understand and I was willing to pay a $50 surcharge fee, except they said my cat had to stay in her cage the whole time. 

Screw that, there was another Motel 6 some 30 minutes away where my cat was allowed a lot more freedom to roam around. Then next day I was home in a mere couple hours. The most stressful drive I've ever experienced checking on my cat every couple minutes on the highway for 600 miles (1000km), but I can proudly say I am home.

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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Thanks for joining us at :iconsharpenededge: my dear friend, and a very warm welcome!!
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NickiStock Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Photographer
Thank you for the fave sweetie! xx la in love :lovely:
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favs! :heart:
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the fave, that is me but in 1989, ah to be young again!!
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NickiStock Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Photographer
Thank you for the Fave sweetie! xI Love You Emote
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Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Thank you very much! :blowkiss:
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pjenz Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
thank you so very much for the faves, very much appreciated :iconrbheartplz::iconballoondogplz:
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav-bombing! have a wonderful week! :sun:
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gertrudisesmeraldina Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Thanks for :+fav::hug:
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marrero95ph Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're gallery is awesome *o*
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