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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Derty Rockstar: Sharing Greatness One Snap At A Time

by Cyrus Webb

If there is one thing I have learned over the years it is the importance of feeling free to go outside the line. In school we are told that we should write a certain way, color a certain way and conduct ourselves a certain way in order to "make it." When it comes to pursuing passing and embracing your inner greatness, however, that sometimes entails being able and willing to push the envelope from time to time.

Consider photographer Derty Rockstar. I was introduced to his work a few months ago, and it was obvious from the very first photo I saw of his "Gas Mask Series 2012" that he was a force to be reckoned with. After communicating by email a few times, I invited him to be a guest on Conversations LIVE and joined by a few thousand online listeners he shared his journey from concept to creation.

Derty is not someone who is going to follow anyone else's rules. He is willing to do what he feels and share it with the world, knowing that there will be someone out there who will "get it" and share it with others. He's definitely not a one-note. Derty has been able to photograph whatever he pleases, and the great thing is that he does it all so well.

He started 2 projects this year called "Gas Mask Series 2012" & "Self Portrait of a Gas Man". These projects helped raised the bar for his creativity and passion for photography. 
Courtesy of Derty Rockstar Media

To stay abreast of what's next for him and his work visit and find him on Facebook and Twitter under "Derty Rockstar". 


  1. I 2nd the love for Derty!! AMazing photographer and a great person!