I've received a few letters asking me about my photography. Although my Art Reference Source ID is used for the photos I provide as stock art reference images, I do (believe it or not) actually use my own photos now and then to create my own art and photomanipulations. In fact, it's because I enjoy creating fantasy images that I love seeing what other artists do with the same (or similar) photos that I have used myself. It's fun to see the same image used as a starting point for art that goes in so many different visual and conceptual directions.
From time to time I will be adding my own photomanipulations and original photos to show my original concept for the images I am now providing as art reference. For a typical photo shoot, I will take 300 - 700 photos and only use 2-3 of those. So that's one of the reasons I put the rest online as art reference. I'd rather see them used than "gathering dust" on my hard drive.
White I certainly don't think my artwork compares with most of the images I have seen created by the amazing artists online, they are the raison d'etre for the photos being taken in the first place and my fantasy images are a nice break from my more day to day work including portraits, annual reports, travel photos, etc.
I'm very happy that my reference photos are being so well received, and more important, used by so many artists, and I look forward to providing you with high quality reference images at reasonable cost.