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DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 7, 2015, 10:44 AM

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?  Shark 8-)  I joined DeviantArt about 5 years ago at the urging of my talented daughter, Phoenix67 

  2. What does your username mean?  Shark 8-)  I get asked that a lot.  The shark reference goes back to my previous career as a manager of personnel.  We were heading to Las Vegas for a business meeting and were told to create gambler nicknames for ourselves.  Since I live near Santa Cruz on the coast of California I naturally thought of sharks, and a card shark makes reference to someone who gambles.  The nickname has followed me for almost 20 years now.

  3. Describe yourself in three words.  Shark 8-)  Loyal, logical, and super-awesome.

  4. Are you left or right handed?  Right.

  5. What was your first deviation?  Shark 8-)  This is a perfect opportunity to show you . . . U.S. Pavilion in Spokane, WA by SharkHarrington  It's a lovely photograph, don't you think?

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?  Shark 8-)  I'm a photographer, first and foremost.  I also like to draw, but you'll probably never see my work on dA.

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?  Shark 8-)  I am amazed by the talents of the digital artists I see everyday.  I would love to wake up tomorrow morning, a talented digital artist.

  8. What was your first favourite?  Shark 8-)  Again, let me show you . . . A Moment Suspended In Time by xMEGALOPOLISx  The photograph belongs to :iconxmegalopolisx:  I think it is incredible;  with 32,365 :+fav:s at this writing, a lot of people appear to agree with me.

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?  Shark 8-)  Most of my favorites are in the photography category.  I look for images that inspire me to do similar things.  I'm primarily known for my work with motorsports and car photography, but no subject is beyond my interest.  I'm interested in everything.  Curbside Cool by SharkHarrington

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?  Shark 8-)  That is an impossible question for me to answer.  There are people I look up to because of their talent, for example:  :iconswanee3: :iconxeneras: :iconpapaninja: :iconalexisgoure: :icontrichardsen: :iconmordsithcara:  Then there are the people that I would like to hang with and have a little party, because they are cool and we'd have lots to talk about:  :icon914four: :iconpjs1998: :iconenigma-fotos: :iconhankypanky68: :iconattila-le-ain: :iconstalliondesigns: :iconjoerayphoto:

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?  Shark 8-)  I would love to meet :iconmetal-goddess: and her husband.  She lives halfway around the world so it will probably never happen.  We've been dA buddies for five years now.

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?  Shark 8-)  You can meet some very cool people on dA.  A few years ago I made contact with a talented photographer named James :iconjrsfoto:  We met at a NASCAR event and later worked together on several glamour projects together.  He's a fun personality, high-energy, and creative.  I learned a lot from him about working on location and using studio lighting.  Hopefully we will do something new in the near future.  Here is the most popular photo in my gallery from our work with :iconmisslaurelle:  A Stolen Glance by SharkHarrington

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?  Shark 8-)  I work with Nikon digital SLRs.  I carry a D7100 and a D90.  Both cameras have crop sensors, they give me an advantage when shooting sports so I can get closer to the action.  I don't have the advantage of carrying media credentials most of the time so I have to get creative to get my shots while the "pros" get the best access.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?  Shark 8-)  I get fired up when the subject is unique - that can happen any place at any time.  Please keep the gum on the walls . . . by SharkHarrington

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?  Shark 8-)  My favorite memories come from people who comment on my work and are genuine with their words.  I appreciate people's feedback.  I leave a comment with every fave I collect, that's my personal code of conduct.  :peace:                                                                                                                                                                           

Car Nerds by SharkHarrington

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Journal History


Artist | Photography
I love hanging out in the paddock. I'm thinking hard about a slightly used Lamborghini . . .


Current Residence: California's coastal region
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock
Favourite photographer: Henry Diltz, & John Kelly
Favourite style of art: I know it when I see it.
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Sony Walkman
Shell of choice: Siobhan Nichelle
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever I've just finished working on.
Skin of choice: Aluminum and Carbon Fiber
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny and Buzz Lightyear
Personal Quote: (Q.) What's your favorite beer? "The first one," replied the Shark. 8-)

Shark's Photography Calendar 2016

:iconjawsplz: Where you might find me shooting this year.
:thumbsup:8-) :firelite-photo:Confirmed!

:bulletblue: March 19 & 20 :camera:
Goodguys 34th All American Get-Together
Pleasanton, CA
Old Flame by SharkHarrington

:bulletblue: Date? :camera:
Offset Kings Showcase TBA
Miata Track Car by SharkHarrington

:bulletblue: Saturday, April 9 :camera: :lolly:
Canepa Cars and Coffee
Scotts Valley, CA
1985 Porsche 962C by SharkHarrington

:bulletred: April 9-10
F8 Motorsports Photography Workshop :camera:
Historic Motor Sports Association Spring Event
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

:bulletorange: April 29 to May 1 :camera:
Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix
Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA
Squeeze Play by SharkHarrington

:bulletblue: June 4 & 5 :camera:
Goodguys 23rd Summer Get-Together
Pleasanton, CA
Three Thirty-twos by SharkHarrington

:bulletorange: June 24-26 :camera:
Toyota Save Mart 350 – NASCAR
Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA
King of the Hill by SharkHarrington

:bulletpurple: Saturday, June 25
35th Annual Fountain Blues Festival
Cesar Chavez Plaza, San Jose, CA
John Primer by SharkHarrington

:bulletblue: Sunday, July TBA :camera: :skull:
17th Annual Strangers Car Show & BBQ
History Park, San Jose, CA
I want to touch it by SharkHarrington

:bulletorange: July 8-10 :camera:
Motul FIM Superbike World Championship
GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round
Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA

:bulletblue: July TBA :camera:
7th Annual Saratoga Classic Car Show :thumbsup:8-)
Saratoga, CA
Curbside Cool by SharkHarrington

:bulletorange: July 29 to July 31 :camera:
NHRA Sonoma Nationals :sprint:
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA

:bulletorange: August 13-14
Monterey Pre-Reunion
Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA

:bulletorange: August 18-21 :camera:
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Featured Marque: BMW - 100th Anniversary
Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA
Get Your Streak On by SharkHarrington

:bulletblue: August 26 - 28 :camera:
Goodguys 30th West Coast Nationals
Pleasanton, CA
Those Hips . . . by SharkHarrington

:bulletorange: September 16-18 :camera:
GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma
Verizon INDYCAR Series
Scott Dixon's Office by SharkHarrington

:bulletorange: October 7-9 :camera:
Pirelli World Challenge
Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA

:bulletblue: November 12 & 13 :camera:
Goodguys 27th Autumn Get-Together
Pleasanton, CA
Built for Show by SharkHarrington

:bulletorange: December TBA :camera:
Sonoma Drift Winter Jam
Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA
Smoking Section by SharkHarrington


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TennisBall22 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Congrats to your beloved Broncos, I was glad that Peyton got to ride off into the sunset with another Super Bowl ring :).… oldie but funny xD

And uhh.... what's your opinion on the new Los Angeles Rams?
SharkHarrington Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Photographer
Thanks man.  It was nice to get the win, especially after having to endure two weeks of everyone telling us how Cam Newton and the Panthers were going to roll over the Broncos and old man Manning.  I knew we could win if we played hard and smart football.  It was awesome.

As far as the Rams coming back to LA, it doesn't bother me much.  As a rule, I don't like NFL teams moving around, but the Rams have a history in LA so it's no big deal to me.  How do you feel about it?
TennisBall22 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Wasn't surprised by a team moving to LA, but I would have bet that Oakland was going to move back instead of St. Louis. I dunno how bad the stadium was in St. Louis, but it just seems like all the teams are always whining for a new stadium nowadays. We're dealing with the same thing with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Bradley Center, everyone hates that place and it's causing us all kinds of problems. 

I guess it works out better for travel for the other teams in the NFC West too. I hope that St. Louis gets a team if the league decides to expand again. St. Louis, San Antonio, another LA team, London, not sure what other places are up for consideration. London would be a travel-expenses and scheduling nightmare.

So how do I feel about it? Not surprised, sorry for St. Louis, not much is gonna change around the league otherwise. It'll be odd for me to get used to the 'Los Angeles Rams' though, I wasn't into football yet when the Rams or the Raiders were in LA.
SuslayK Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for the llama! :D (Big Grin) 
SharkHarrington Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Photographer
Thanks for returning the favor.  Enjoy your Saturday; do something fun.
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