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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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Hello my friends and Bonjour mes amis :wave:

Quick journal to spread the word for a contest called Just a Dream:
Contest EXTENDED! + Halloween theme added!Rose just a dream contest
Dates: Submissions open from Sept. 8th through Oct. 3rd
Submission deadline has been EXTENDED to Oct 31st! Contest is also open to Halloween themed entries as well.

Have a weird/scary/wonderful dream lately? Let's turn it into something! For this contest you'll need to re-create one of your wildest dreams, whether good or bad. OR you can create something with a Halloween theme to submit!
One entry per personAnyone can joinAny type of medium can be usedAny type artwork or resource may be submittedCan submit new OR old artwork (must be a dA submission)
Judges: :iconEveLivesey: :iconjenfruzz: :iconsomadjinn: :iconcloaks:
Please note me with your submission!
I will continue to make weekly journal entries, the contest details will be moved to a custom box after next wee

An open contest where your imagination is your best friend, and where better to fuel the imagination than your own dreams! Prizes include premium memberships, hundreds of points and exclusive access to premium photos =D

Please send a personal note to Michelle / aka cloaks :iconcloaks: if you want to submit an entry into the contest, along with a link or thumbnail to your deviation. Any theme or medium is accepted, anywhere from lovey dovey "aww would you look at that how adorable!" to exquisitely beautiful scenes of horror that keep you awake at night :chainsaw: (in good artistic taste of course)

On a sidenote, I would like to get a feeler in case any of you watching or know of any traditional artists who specialize in photorealistic paintings. Subject to further detail in another possible journal, but I'm looking for an artist who can help recreate my more abstract mixed media images on canvas with a fair amount of precision to basically blur the lines between abstract and photorealism. With a fair split of proceeds and professional quality print(s) that I would include & sign as an original proof to accompany the painting as kind of a package deal.

Some examples might include:
Golden Acrylic Bridge - Exclusive Premade Stock by somadjinn Acrylic Capitol - Exclusive Premade Stock by somadjinn Acrylic Waves of Washington DC - exclusive premade by somadjinn
(or any other premades of mine that you think might have artistic value)

Best Regards,

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Danza Kuduro



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Victoria-Mava Featured By Owner 12 minutes ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the fave
Nyunni Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama badge.
elma22 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for fav :)
ingeline-art Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving - Misc Icon - 001 Rose Red Misc Icon - 005 Rose Cyan Misc Icon - 007 Rose Green 
that means so much for me!
Ingeline - art cologne ;-) (Wink)))
when I bought nice things by ingeline-art
Sergiba Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the fav Nick! always very kind. :hug:
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Ana-Gabriela Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the awesome llama! :D
seangregory Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much for the fave!
Mom-EsPeace Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for all the attention, kind sir! I appreciate all the support!
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