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Artists who have used my reference photos

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Here is a collection of images from the incredibly talented artists who have chosen my photos as a reference for their own creative visions. I wish to thank each and every one of them for selecting my photos as a reference from which they can create unique and varied art.

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About Me

Thanks for coming to my page.

I'm a professional photographer and digital artist and over the years have built an extensive stock and art reference file. Although many images are available on DA are free of charge, I have decided to offer my art reference images at a very small, reasonable price.


1. This is my profession, not a hobby. I enjoy creating reference photos of models which I use in my own photography and art. Since I only use a small fraction of my own photos, I would rather have other artists use them instead of just "gathering dust" on my hard drive.

2. Popular photos on DA are downloaded hundreds, even thousands of times - like clip art. As beautiful as many of the images are the more popular ones can be found in an endless number of artists portfolios. By comparison, my images on average are downloaded a few dozen times. This means much greater exclusivity for you, and new artwork that does not look like everyone else's.

3. Professional documentation and licensing. Proper model releases and copyright licenses are extremely important to visual artists. Every image I post online has a copyright license and available model release.

4. It's affordable. While typical photo agencies charge MUCH higher fees and have very limited licensing, you will find use of my art reference photos to be far less expensive and restrictive.

I hope you find my art reference photos useful. If you have any questions drop me a line!

To all my friends on DA...

I have been thrilled and impressed with the art that has been created using my original photos as reference.   For several months I have been considering ways in which to show my original images and the art that you have created. 

I have decided to publish a quarterly (print and digital) magazine, the target audience being artists and art students whose interest is primarily in digital media.  It will be called The Art Reference Source Quarterly and the first issue will be available in January 2015, followed by a new issue every three months.    It will be sold online through a new Art Reference Source website I am setting up, and through the Blurb publishing platform.  In addition, it will also be sold at a discount to art schools worldwide. 

The goals of the magazine are:

• inspire artists and provide them with affordable reference images
• showcase and promote artists who use my images by providing their contact and biographical info
• teach artists how to improve their skills through the use of detailed tutorials.

To achieve those goals, each issue will include:

12 of my original photos printed full page (8.5 x 11) which the subscriber can use as reference in a similar manner to the images I provide online.

12 Showcase images (this is where I need YOU!) showing the work of artists who have used my images.   I will be printing the original reference image (small) and your new art (large)
I would also include any information such as your website, contact info, etsy store, brief bio, etc.   Even a photo of you if you'd like. 

1 or more detailed step by step tutorials, (this is also where i need YOU!) to teach Photoshop and other skills.


Showcase images are intended to showcase YOU and your work, so while there is no fee, you will receive three copies of the magazine for your portfolio and three free sets of my reference images.  (your choice of sets) 

For each tutorial, I will pay $100.

I sincerely hope many of you participate and help get the magazine off the ground.   I think it will be fun and mutually beneficial.

If you are interested, please send me an email through DA, along with one or more links to artwork you would like showcased in the magazine.   And, if you'd be interested in writing a tutorial, please also send me a link to the image - but don't send the tutorial until I have decided to include it.

I will also be contacting some of you in the hope that you would consider participating. 

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a note anytime. (via DA please)  I look forward to hearing from you!

Len Kaltman



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lexxii Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi & Thank you for joining :iconcutieshots: Please enjoy your membership & Looking forward to you submitting more of your fine art into the group:)
Thank you
lexxii Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent Gallery Len:)

Invite to join :iconcutieshots: A diverse Super Group with many galleries for artists to display their fine art:)
Hope to see you very soon!!
wildwolfff Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  New member
If u donete to meh ur hair will turn into chocolate and it will be yummy 
JustincBrown2014 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav!
mutantcomix Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool stuff!
BRipin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Terrific photography and service for those who don't have access to live life models.  Barrie
ArtReferenceSource Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!  Glad you find it useful.

BRipin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
I think I will. It looks like a quality group.
Virtual-Waster-GFX Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, made this virtual-waster-gfx.deviantart.… using two of your amazing models, I'm still such an amateur compared to some of the manipulators that have used your work, but hey, hope it's OK and is to your liking.

katikatastrophe Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi! I used one of your photos of Jessie June for this print, thank you so much for all of your beautiful photos!
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