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It took a couple of friends and me about 3 hours to delete all the images from my gallery. There are a few left, but no nudes.
I will keep an account here on DA and pop in occasionally to see what's going on but for the most part, I am moving on. It had become increasingly obvious to me that this is not the site I should be on. I have been looking at the front page of DA for 5 years now and wondering why I am here.
Anyway - I've blabbed enough about that topic. If you look at my last journal, you'll get the idea.
Here is where you can find me these days AND you can see ALL the nudes I had here on DA plus a bunch of new ones AND more coming. I just did another shoot with Scar last night, so there are some cool images from that shoot! I'll give you a hint… "Fire chandelier!"  

Also check me out on Google+
plus.google.com/u/0/1101948915…

You'll find all the nudes I had here and MORE!!! You will have to send me a friend request. I like that because it means I control who makes comments! YAY

Please join my Facebook page fan site.
www.facebook.com/helmsphotogra…

I'm also on ModelMayhem
www.modelmayhem.com/12886

and don't forget to follow me on TWITTER!!!!
twitter.com/#!/MichaelLHelms

I want to thank DA for a wonderful site. I am a fan and a supporter of all they are doing here. Of course, I also feel a great debt of gratitude to the over 53,000 followers I have here! Thanks so much to every single one of ya!
  • Listening to: the hum of the G5
  • Drinking: Heineken
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:icondoodlerist:
Doodlerist Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Been out for 3 years and forgot my first deviant account where you are added on my facelist. Had a hard time looking for you and now you are here! =) Nice to see you again Pelican!

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XACBalistikX Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Michael, I can't find your google plus account, I hope your gallery is still up online somewhere!
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:iconpelicanh:
Pelicanh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
took everything off line. but I may have a book coming out about this time next year. I will announce it here
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hotwiar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I've been here less and less as well, it is obvious the standards for "art" aubmissions have completely caved in- too many "facebook" angles, liner notes doodled in 9th grade English class, poorly spelled titles. wtf? This was supposed to be a bastian of ART! Sonow, I mainly use it to upload hi-res images to retrieve at work for the web site/company I work for 5 days a week. dA has become s pseudo FTP server for me... oy.
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RawBonesStudio Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
sad to see you go, although i do totally understand, you were one of the main people i was still holding on to dropping by here every now and then...hope to continue to being able to view your wonderful pieces where ever you may be ^_^ xxx
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zenagirl21 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm confused, where do we still get to see all your work for you nude shots???
Please let me know I want to continue to follow your work and see more pictures of Scar!
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Google+
You have to open and account(free) and send me a friend request
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zenagirl21 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay!
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Emmalicious16 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
NO! you were my favorite on here! I haven't been on since November and then what happens?! I can't find you! I had MANY of your pieces in my favorites. Then when I did find you I found nothing. No pictures show up and it saddens me DEEPLY. DDDDx
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:iconpelicanh:
Pelicanh Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm on Google+.
You can open an account (free) there and send me a friend request.
XO
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Emmalicious16 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Thanks...idk wut Google+ is exactly, but I'll look into it...still miss ya on here tho xP lol
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Bushi357 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Wait!!! You got Married?? If so- Congratulations! If not, well, uh, congratulations!
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:iconpelicanh:
Pelicanh Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
LOL....nope....not married. BUT - it might happen this year some time.
Good to hear from you Phil!
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:icondavidaccio:
Davidaccio Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey Michael.. wow ... it's been a while... let me know where I can continue to see your beautiful art brother!! Always great to connect with you!
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:iconpelicanh:
Pelicanh Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
all the places listed in my journal. Nudes are on Google+
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Davidaccio Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
You know Michael I had not seen your work in a while and now that I saw it on Google+ I appreciate it more... and now that I think about it I can't begin to imagine what person in the world would not find your work beautiful... and that there are some people who hate women is even worse! I figure there are a lot of fucked up people in the world! Your work actually inspires me to be better! People see the work and then say, oh he's so lucky, but I think it is what you do that makes you lucky! "I'm an artist and I love what I do", that's sums it up, at lest for me!

BTW on a separate note I see how much you promote the use of pro gear when it comes to taking photos, believe me, I'm in love with the Nikon D4, that's what I'm aiming for, but I have to also say that and artist with a much less expensive camera is still an artist while the guy with an expensive one still remains a guy with an expensive camera.... you my friend are an ARTIST with an expensive camera.... and that makes a whole world of difference!! And yes... it's cool to be a professional in whatever it is that we do, it shows we are serious about who we are as a person and artist... wtf am I saying? I'm saying that if a camera makes the photographer then anyone could be picasso with an impressive set of brushes, hq oils and premium canvas... and you are an artist my friend... that's what I want to say!

Thank you for sharing your work Michael and yea fuck those infantile teenage trolls that make the bulk of DA, I'm glad you moved to a more private place and select the ones who truly appreciate your work and the models who I'm sure are interesting and amazing souls! Much love!! :peace:
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
so true. Great images can be made on a cell phone. My point was more to models looking for a pro. I'd point them your way in a heart beat!
thanks!!!
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obahiano Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Hi Michael,

Sorry to bother you, but I've just gone to Google+ and can only see five albums, and no nudes.

Do you have to join to be able to see the nude albums, can you tell me?

Many thanks, and very sad that your work has disappeared off here; I really loved it - so inspiring.

Good luck and best wishes!
CHRIS.
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:iconpelicanh:
Pelicanh Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
just send me a friend request on Google+. Yea - but joining is free
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obahiano Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Hello Michael,

Many thanks for your reply. I'll do that as soon as I can!

Take care and best wishes,
CHRIS.
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Izrah420 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Artist
I understand, I haven't been on here much for the same reasons. Too many trolls or just flagrant perverts.
Thank you for gracing dA with you work. :tighthug:
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CatManCanDo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for allowing us to view your magnificent work. You truly have a gift. And thank you for the alternative sites to browse, get inspired, and learn.

Ray aka CatManCanDo
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fuxs Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
See you on the dark side, Mikey.
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JohnOBPhoto Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
saw this and thought of you....

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:iconjaded:
jaded Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Google+ link doesn't work and searching for Michael Helms doesn't seem to turn up anything very positive.
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:iconpelicanh:
Pelicanh Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
weird. The link works for me. Try again and let me know
M
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:iconjaded:
jaded Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Finally found and followed you. Yes. I am that stalker.

Maybe that sounds too weird. I'm judge2005. Some danger of my multiple cyber identities getting correlated here.
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
you can stalk me any time!!
:)
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Oryen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Awww :( I will miss you much on DA! It won't be quite the same without you. Hopefully other media sites will be kinder; unfortunately rude people are all over the internet, but as long as you're happy and successful, that's what matters most. :)
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JVarriano Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't use any other social sites, so that makes me sad. Though I understand. With 2 kids and a lot of hobbies I just can't justify using all of the facebook, google, and twitter sites. I'm only 26 but I feel like an out of touch old person! Anyhow, I understand and I know that you have been feeling that DA is not the place you want to be for awhile now.

I have one single question: are you using this DA account or Squid326?
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MissJaneuk Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I for one am pleased you aint leaving completely. I love your work because it is artistic class.
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maluzinha-croft Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Oh, man, for a second I thought you left us! Don't do that! Even following your work in Google+ and Facebook, there's something kind "special" in dA. Maybe I just crazy... But, well, i really hope you return =) specially with this new shoot of Scar.
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Rivertrance Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Michael... Good luck... I'll be following your fortunes... Keep up the good work on the religious philosophy.
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yodeladyhoo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Just friended your business page on FaceBook. See you there!
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incubo13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
its sadness that you decided to leave DA im a huge fan of ALL your work and support your way of thinking and create pictures. i will follow in your otter acounts.
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SofiatheHutt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
While I understand why you find no reason to stay active on :dalogo: I'm going to miss your fantastic work. Thank you for sharing some of your beautiful art and thoughts here. Thank you!
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missingnickers Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
You will be missed Michael. As somebody who is only recently starting a career in photography, I am continually inspired by your work, and I'll be sure to keep up with your work on other sites. :) Happy shooting, and best of luck!
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BrandonGlover Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
nooooooo this is not fair I really like your work it was inspiring me and when you posted about how you started photographing womens lips it was very inspiring to read that, I was just telling someone about your deviant page this is a sad day for me, but I will keep watching though
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Stereoblind Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
I highly recommend Tumblr for simplicity but G+ is a more comprehensive alternative to dA for sure. See you there!
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John-86 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Phew, glad you haven't completely disappeared. My heart sank when I read your last blog :( I fully understand your reasons and support your effort.
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:iconddev:
DDev Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Damn close minded, uppity fools. :angered: There was so much more to your shots than just nudity.

Already this place looks a little less bright and colorful =(
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LongLiveLink Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(forget the part about the gallery, sorry! Somehow missed that)
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LongLiveLink Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Phew! I thought you'd left for good!
I'm very sad that you deleted most of your gallery, though ;,-(
I was just telling my friend about you, and trying to show her some of your pussy shots!
I was saying you're my favorite nude photographer and that there's some great things you're doing for vagina's hahaha :D
but after searching for like an hour, no wonder I couldn't find it??
Do you happen to have that gallery somewhere so I can show her? (if you want to stay private, about, that's fine, or you can just send me a note with the link?)

Anyway, it's great you haven't left altogether, I'm sorry about the narrow-minded trolls!
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
yep - Google+
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erinalise Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
deviantART is not the same site that it was when I joined. I miss the way it was then...
I seriously think that there should be a companion website for those under 18, and deviantART should be 18+.

I will miss your photos. My fiance and I are such fans of your work (he left dA a long time ago). However, I totally understand your reasoning and can't blame you at all. I hope that your decision makes things easier for you!
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SparrowsFlame Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll have to look you up.

Now the question...is the Squid still around? :paranoid:

;)
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scarlettiger7 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds Great!
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Mistress-Morbid Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I'm glad you kept the account here, if only for your journals. I was sad to see they had disappeared when you disabled your account since I love going back and reading through many of them, they're so insightful.
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STEWNAMI Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So sad to see that you have lost faith in this site. Totally understandable, but still sad. You were one of the reasons that I joined DA to begin with. I loved your blogs and interactions with the comments! Oh well, I will catch you on Google+
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alooper21 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i find this selfish AND childish. if DA is not the site for you, why bother sniffing around? and as an artist, do you really think facebook, google+ and/or twitter are better? i doubt.
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