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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 - - my own website for free stock photos.

I have also created an account in case you want to see a list of websites I submit to: 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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You might have noticed a slow down on my uploads lately. Not because I've been slacking off, in fact I'm happy to say I've been more active than ever taking photos in Maryland and the Washington DC area I like to call my new home :) An ever-growing collection I am itching to share, but tempered with a passionate desire to find a long term career doing what I love most. With a preference towards local organizations to help with things like tourism, education, charity or preservation in the hopes of making a more meaningful difference beyond pure decoration. 

Unfortunately some official organizations might get the wrong impression when I refer them to my gallery on dA as portfolio material if only for the "deviant" in deviantART, so I feel like I have to focus my energy in other mainstream channels. A real shame for all the time & effort I put in over the years, and I am always incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support you have given me. I still plan to stick around here for the long haul and upload when time permits, just more a victim of circumstance right now as I soul search for my ideal job.

On sidenote let me know if you're on flickr, I'd love to add you :heart:

  • Listening to: Dare to Live (Vivere) & Take Me to Church



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xEndureAndSurvive Featured By Owner 2 minutes ago
Happy Birthday!! Party
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Happy Birthday!
nettaigyo Featured By Owner 38 minutes ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! Have a wonderful day :D
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Happy Birthday!!! :D
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Happy Birthday!! :party: :iconballoonsplz: :icongiftplz: :iconcakechocplz:
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Happy Birthday Nicolas!
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Happy Birthday friend! :love::heart::cake::party:
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Happy Birthday! =D
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RogueMudblood Featured By Owner 2 hours ago   Writer
Happy Birthday Godliek :D KimRaiFan's Bday Cake 
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Jasmin98 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
happy birthday :heart: :heart:
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