About DJ Jarak (DJJarak.Tumblr.Com)
My name is Daniel J. Wysocki (pro: Y-Sock-E), but I am better known by my alias, DJ Jarak, which I use for my art and developing acting career. I like to keep busy. Life can get rather boring when you don’t. I do a little bit of everything; social media marketing, search engine optimization, operating system optimization, talent promotions, local film acting, and of course, photography art, and design. My first professional job was for a local carnival, which needed photos and a website. That was back in the mid to late 90’s. After that, I received calls from neighborhood families, amateur models, and then my first big break, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry. They were opening their first location in the region and pre-paid me very well to cover the event. Jared the Galleria of Jewelry actually bought me my first truly professional quality camera. How many people can actually say that? I got to meet the mayor and a number of the attendees also requested my services. From there, I was shooting almost every week. I didn’t charge much as I was developing my portfolio. Actually, I rarely ever charged anyone. I felt I was too young and inexperienced to charge for my services despite the occasional ridiculously generous offer I received. I ran into my share of really bad eggs, but in general, I love what I do. I always have and I probably always will. Since I mastered Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Imagenomic Portraiture, my work really started to get some very heavy attention. I was beginning to realize that I was actually developing a fan base and my competition was not too happy about it. As a matter of fact, a number of them tried like hell to ruin my career through slander, but I worked through it. Eventually, my work spoke for itself and their lies were no longer paid any attention. It bothered me for a long time, but not anymore. I’m viral. I’m on the top of Google search results and my Facebook page has 4 and 1/2 out of 5 stars as well as over 2,500 likes, and I didn’t have to purchase any of it. I worked hard and I networked.
About Aperture Star Creations (ApertureStar.Tumblr.Com)
Aperture Star Creations is a Buffalo, NY based photography and design company, serving public and private clients all over the world. Along with photography, we also offer high-end photo editing, digital art, and web/print design. On very rare occasions, we offer web development and video editing as well, but this is complicated and tend to only offer this to very special clients. Aperture Star Creations has been in business since 1997 and will be in operation for a very long time to come.
About Strange Beauty Magazine (StrangeBeauty.Co)
Strange Beauty Magazine is something new and unique. While most other fashion and art based publications tend to focus on one particular style or genre, we don’t believe in such limitations. We feature styles and genres of all types created and modeled by individuals of all walks of life. It is our mission to obliterate the lines which slow the potential creativity of humanity in general. Glam, sporty, urban, goth, chic, grunge, Victorian and so on. We want it all and we want you to show it to us and the rest of the world. We want to see punks on the catwalk, we want to see bodybuilders in elegant ball gowns… we want to see combinations never thought of before. The concept of beauty is not only fickle, but truly non-specific. We each have our own tastes and many of us haven’ even been exposed to everything there is to see. Strange Beauty wants to remedy that. We want you to see everything there is and perhaps create something new in the process. And you know what? Fashion is just the start of it. Strange Beauty isn’t just about fashion. That’s right. We’re also about art, design, music, film, technological advancement, and just about everything else you might want to see. Each issue will feature some of the most interesting people we have to share with you; fantastically sexy models, detail oriented artists and designers, well connected promoters, brilliant film makers, phenomenally wise writers, emotionally charged musicians and the list goes on. Perhaps even you might bless our pages with your words and images one day. Believe in yourself and allow us to help you shine. We originally launched on September 2013, but due to problems among the original Editor-in-Chief and staff, the magazine had to be put on hold. With a new administration in control, we have now on track. Even though the current administration is not responsible, we apologize for any problems contributors may have had in the past. Please, do not judge the current administration for any past experiences. We relaunch on February 28th.
I'm not very active on deviantART so, if you'd like to see a lot more of my work, visit the websites linked above.