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Fri Aug 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
spooky shout
Thu Oct 31, 2013, 4:48 AM
how are ya:? :hug:
Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:09 PM
HEY .. :heart: ~
Thu May 10, 2012, 2:33 PM
Congrats on ya d. award, ya deserve it
Sun May 6, 2012, 12:09 AM


Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
Cory's dedication to the community is astounding. Not only is he what we would call a rockstar deviant, but he is also one of our Volunteer Mentors. Always eager to help others, whether in one of our chat rooms or by posting news articles that feature amazing artwork, ^shuttermonkey is a much loved and respected deviant. Nominated by many deviants who have been inspired by his positive attitude and infectious enthusiasm, we’re absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for April 2012 to ^shuttermonkey
-awarded April 2012
I'm sure I've told this story before on a number of occasions but oh well you get to read it again... assuming anyone still follows my page.

I joined dA on October 11th, 2003 almost 11 years ago. However i had been lurking for about a month or so before i joined stalking Ikue's page. I had just started working as a photographer for a local hotel and thought that in joining I might be able to pick a few photographers brains on tips to improve my work. Well Ikue is the one that suggested I join and after some thought I started trying to come up with a username. I knew i was only going to be posting photos so I wanted something camera related and searched the internet for nicknames of photographers and found "shutterbug" obviously by this time that name was already taken but I liked "shutter" and I used to refer to myself as "monkey" on MSN and AIM at the time so I joined the two and got "shuttermonkey" a name I've grown to love and use a lot.

My start on dA was kind of rocky, I didn't post much and what ever I did post didn't get much attention. That changed when I stumbled into the Forums and found ways to get advice and critiques on my works. I didn't find my true place on dA though until dAmn was introduced.

In 2005 I discovered dAmn and found my way into the then #thumbshare chat room and fell in love and not only found a place to share my work, get noticed and get critiques but i made some very close friends which led to me joining the Thumbshare team in early 2007. I loved moderating the chat room and planning events and spent almost every free minute i had on dAmn. This led me into the #devart which I at first was nervous about because i thought that was where the "cool" people hung out and didn't think i'd fit in. Much to my surprise I loved it and it became my second home on dAmn. From there i got involved with the #help chat room and team and met a whole slew of awesome people!

On July 14th, 2008 I woke up to find that I had been given a ` (made a senior) and I was shocked and so excited. Then on August 21st, 2008 I was asked to join the then Message Network Operator team (MN@) and i was elated. I took the volunteer team seriously and poured myself into the community just like I had before. I spent almost 4 years volunteering and saw the team shift to Community Volunteers and got to mentor alot of newbie volunteers and make loads of friends until saldy real life took over.

Unfortunately now my free time is limited and I tend to spend it away from the computer. But there is always this pull the brings me back to dA and dAmn. It is like my online home I still pop in on dAmn from time to time and though i wish I had more time for it, I still have my memories.

I big hug and love ya to my dA family :hug: you guys are all the best!!!

Curiosity by TankerFishyGal

TankerFishyGal recreated one of my photographs and i think its absolutely wonderful!

Kaia by KiwiTakeFlight

A Sky Full of Stars by Sarah-BK

Desert Survivor by MorkelErasmus

marble. by simoendli


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
The Bahamas
Me in real life:
I am your friendly neighborhood monkey but you can call me Cory. I was born in The Bahamas, lived in Florida, USA for a few years and moved back home. I graduated from The University of Central Florida, where i earned a BSC. in Medical Laboratory Sciences. When not on dAmn i can be found hanging out with the super amazing Ikue.

Me on dA

I started dA back in October of 2003 after Ikue showed me his profile. I had only just started using a camera and within two years of joining there was a clear improvement with the help of my dA friends. Then in 2005 i discovered dAmn and was sucked into the world of Chats and Forums, I started out in #Thumbsshare and never looked back. In August 2008 became a Community Volunteer. I since have stepped down but continue to lurk on dAmn.

Current Age: 28, Current Residence: Nassau, Bahamas, deviantWEAR sizing preference: L, Favourite genre of music: Alt. Rock, Operating System: OS X, MP3 player of choice: iPod nano, Favourite cartoon character: Stewie, Personal Quote: Wicked


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birthdays Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013

:woohoo: :iconcakelickplz: :iconballoonsplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconballoonsplz2: :iconcakelickplz:  :woohoo: 
(and happy Halloween! :B)

It's October 31st which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year! 


Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Artist
stalker777 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Happppy Birthday! :D
webworm Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Happy Birthday! :party:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   General Artist
Quoth-Raven Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the :+fav: :D
kingmancheng Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oi oi! How's it going matey? :wave:
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