Tepara

IHC Care Giver / photographer • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000838734949

, New Zealand

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Hi everyone, my Name is Debbie, and Im a country girl though and though. I have lived on farms all my life, been riding horses since I was 2 years old. I know quite a bit about farming and the animals on farms ( depending on the animals of course lol)
I am 33 years old. ( I feel so old hehe )
I work as a "care giver" its more then being just a caregiver, but thats the name for it. More or less, Im a teacher/cleaner/cook/caregiver. Lol, I look after IHC people ( mentally handicap people ) The house I work in, is whats classed as a high needs house. Meaning everyone who lives in the house need everything done for them. Think of a 3 month old - a 5 year old, in the boy of a 40-60 year old, and you have the people I care for.
Its a very hard job, very demanding both mentally, and physically. But it is also very rewarding, and I love my work. ( Not too many now a days can say that about their work can they? lol )
I live in the country with my Dog Sammie, and my 4 cats, Mischif, Ashy, SG ( Silly Goose ) and Dog ( yes I have a cat called dog hehe )

I am a member of a few art sites so you may have seen me around and about.
I have been a photographer, ( if thats what you want to call them) for a few years now. I have always loved taking photos ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I brought my first dig cam about 8 years ago now, grew out of that one pretty fast lol. I then brought myself about 7 years ago, a little canon, grew out of that pretty fast too lol. I now use a 400D Canon with a few different lens. Last year I was given a Closeup kit for my birthday, as I love macro, but damn a macro lens cost an arm and a leg :| You will see many close up and macro photos from me, as I do love them lol.
I also love photojournalism and street photography. And of course nature photos.
You wont really see much on the street photography from me though, as Im a bit of a chicken shit lol... Where I live, if you take a photo of someone and they see it, chances are you will need to be able to run real fast, and if you cant, you better expect a black eye, and a smashed cam lol.

I also dab into poetry, but from what I have seen so far, . Poems and other writing isnt accepted on here? But I may be wrong, Ill need to look into that a bit more .

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask. If you dont ask, you will never know.

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  • Nicu

    Nicu

    Cute kitty x3

    Dec 3rd, 2011 Reply
  • Nataly1st

    Nataly1st

    Thank you very much for the fav!!

    Nov 26th, 2011 Reply
  • Nataly1st

    Nataly1st

    Thank you very much for the fav, Debbie!!

    Oct 5th, 2011 Reply
  • CreativeOne

    CreativeOne

    Greetings Debbie!
    It is nice to know that there are people in the world like you who share
    Have a great day

    Aug 26th, 2011 Reply inspire & be inspired
  • HellOnAStick

    HellOnAStick

    Hey, i just wanted to stop by and thank you for following me! I don't upload many pieces, only one or two a month, what ever is best out of the film that I process. You can usually find me in /news featuring artists or interviewing members in /interview ! If you need anything, be sure to let me know! Thank you for supporting my humble photography and writing. :)

    Jun 18th, 2011 Reply
    • Tepara

      Tepara

      All good hun. Im not one of the most active people myself so I know what its like hehe

      Jun 18th, 2011 Reply
    • HellOnAStick

      HellOnAStick

      I've known you on and off for 6 years now. Its very interesting that I'm still speaking to you, via the internet on another site. One day, I'll visit your land.

      Jun 18th, 2011 Reply
    • Tepara

      Tepara

      Lol, i still talk to people online I have known for over 10 hehe. So it doesnt surprise me in the slightest hehe
      It seems many people want to visit NZ hehe

      Jun 19th, 2011 Reply
    • HellOnAStick

      HellOnAStick

      Anything to get away from the insanity that is europe and america.

      Jun 19th, 2011 Reply
  • AD1970

    AD1970

    Hi Debbie

    i decided in the end to keep love4photography open over on deviantart

    May 22nd, 2011 Reply
    • Tepara

      Tepara

      ohh? whys that? what made you change your mind?

      May 24th, 2011 Reply
    • AD1970

      AD1970

      i have a lot of things going on outside the world wide web don't we all and i guess photography followed by L4P helps to some degree.Also the group has proved popular amongst a few of my members/freinds over at DA

      May 24th, 2011 Reply
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  • Famz

    Famz

    Hoping all is well with you Debbie! ♥ :)

    May 17th, 2011 Reply
    • Tepara

      Tepara

      Thank you ♥ Yeah Im ok, just been really busy with work, and my operation coming up soon. And the other half in jail. Lol I dont seem to do things in halves lol. This place needs a blog/journal thing we can keep people updated lol

      May 22nd, 2011 Reply
    • Famz

      Famz

      aww lol I remembered, was thinking about you. Hope everything else is going well, jail sucks lol. I also agree we need a blog! maybe Meng can implement that when we level up too, would be nice :)

      May 22nd, 2011 Reply
    • Tepara

      Tepara

      Aww, thank you for thinking of me ♥ Im sure all will go well Yeah stupid idiot hes been in there just about 8 months now, and will be in for prob another 14 months. Im still waiting on them giving me visiting access. They are taking their damn time.
      I hope all is well with you on your side of the world. ~hugs~

      May 22nd, 2011 Reply
    • Famz

      Famz

      ♥ lol, I don't want to ask what he did, but that's quite a long time, you must be quite angry. Aww, things are very slow when it comes to things of importance.

      Things are fine thank you! ♥

      May 22nd, 2011 Reply
  • Dynnnad

    Dynnnad

    messages aren't getting through on msn!

    May 4th, 2011 Reply
    • Tepara

      Tepara

      Your MSN sux! Just thought Id tell you that lol.. Its doing it again it seems. I guess tonight / today for you, was not the night / day for a chat lol. Maybe next time hehe.

      May 4th, 2011 Reply
    • Dynnnad

      Dynnnad

      Your yahoo sux!! haha :D

      Better luck next time :D

      May 4th, 2011 Reply
    • Tepara

      Tepara

      For the record, its your MSN not my Yahoo hahahhaha.

      May 5th, 2011 Reply
    • Dynnnad

      Dynnnad

      Everything works fine with my MSN people :P

      May 6th, 2011 Reply
  • Meutia

    Meutia

    thanks a lot for the fave, Debbie :)

    May 2nd, 2011 Reply