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Four years ago I started thinking about photography in a very real way, although I have a very professional camera it was used only for my drawings (reference, reproduction and documentation).

Two things changed my view on this, number one the way I draw is very slow and tedious taking as much as 1800 hours for a single drawing.  The concept for this process is early on, the creativity is intense but lingers in technical creative thinking, how to make better marks.  This is fine even at times exciting but I was missing something. Two; I got an iPhone, now since I had a camera with me at all times   I looked my world with fresh eyes. Textures, compositions my love of the abstract became a daily focus and it augment my drawings in a very positive way, now I could spend a year drawing and not feel frustrated because I’m not “creating”. So I set myself up a project of one photo a day for a year, I learned so much that I went for a 1000 days never missing a day.  Some were good-many not, and a few where great!  I had a new art form, a new medium for expression. 

But I did not want to muddy the water with what I was known for.  Being on DA for 13 years as Nimra (now arminmersmann) I was known for drawing, the abstract photography had my followers scratching their heads, comments like are you going to quite drawing?  Or I like your drawings better abounded! This did not help so I started a new page with a pen name Gerald Bostock, a name Ian Anderson from the band Jethro Tull used to make “Thick as a Brick”.  Now I find it's time to go back to my real name but still keep  two pages arminmersmann for drawing and arminmersmann2 for photography.  Photography is now as important to me as drawing yet one is poetic about the moment (photography) an the other about a grand journey taking many months, more like a novel (drawings).

Here is a link to my drawings,

Thanks to all who follow both of my passions.      



Armin Mersmann
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States


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mariaig Featured By Owner 11 hours ago   Digital Artist
thank you for deviant and fave!!!!!!!!
PhotoartBK Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016   Photographer
thanks for the fave :)
finelyfotos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much for faving my work! I love your recent "Tremolo." Cheers! <3
Wrightam Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for the watch :)
Yaksss Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2016
Many thanks for your interest,Armin !! :) (Smile) 
DasGhul Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016   General Artist



Ghoulish Thanks!

Phototubby Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
SenhArt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
Thank you for faving, my friend! ^^  :rose:  :wave:
Etimasia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
Thank you ! :blackrose: 
xpbc Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
Thanks for the +fav and watch  ! :D
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