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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
Hello, my name is Lydia and I'm the photographer and manager of this stock-account. While there are several models working in single, couple and group shoots to provide interesting high quality stock photos, chances are it's usually me who's replying to your comments. Let me know if you need something or if you feel like a chat or want to know something about my models.
Have a look at the left to meet my regular models :)

:bulletgreen: STOCK RULES aka TERMS OF USE :bulletgreen:

The three most important ones:

Create an original artwork.
Credit my stock with a link to the image and/or the account.
Notify me via dA's new "mention-system" OR by note/comment when you've uploaded it somewhere off dA.

What is the "mention-system"?
Basically if you link a deviant by using the :icon: or :dev: code or if you post their thumb on the image description they will be notified automatically!
All necessary information can be found here:

Feel free to use my images as artistic stock and reference for photo-manipulations, drawings, paintings, sculpture, 3D or any visual media.
Do NOT use my images in an unaltered or barely altered way as commercial stock to illustrate ads, flyers, articles, youtube-videos, avatars, de/motivational posters or song-lyric-bases.

:bulletgreen: Additional rules and FAQ: :bulletgreen:

You may post your original artwork created with my stock anywhere (tumblr, personal webpages, facebook, etc) as long as you give appropriate credit to your sources.

For commercial use please contact me first!
I'll most likely give you permission anyway but if you use my model stock I may have to check back with the model, especially when it comes to manips and their faces are still clearly distinguishable)
EXCEPTION: The Apassionata photos are NOT to be used in ANY commercial way!

On dA: Do not repost my images as photography and do not use them to create your own stock (pixel doll bases, premade backgrounds etc). Talk to me if you are unsure of whether it's okay to use my stock for your project.

Outside of dA: Do not redistribute my images anywhere without proper credit. Sharing on facebook, tumblr etc. is okay as long as you make it clear who created these photos, what they were created for originally and link back to this account and the terms of use.

Concerning packs: Click on the preview image to see a bigger preview image. Click "download" to get all the single images (in a big version) in one rar-pack. If there are links in the descriptions you have the option to only get single photos of the pack, these single pics are located in my scraps.

Feel free to request or suggest a stock series or single images but since scheduling a stock shoot is always a bit difficult and often happens spontaneously I cannot promise anything. Politely worded requests have a bigger chance of being taken seriously.

Respect my models and refrain from any derogatory or sexualizing comments. We do not consider "Awesome tits" and "She's hot" a compliment and even if it's meant as one, this is not the point of a stock-gallery. If you're only here for the eye-candy you are free to do that but please keep it to yourself.
I will always politely decline any fetish-related requests.

Commenting on my models' appearance

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 28, 2014, 9:20 AM

I will no longer play this game

Now, most of the stock models here are my friends - some of them like being complimented others find it a bit awkward in real life. But this is stock photography. The relative attractiveness of my models should NOT be important, yet somehow every other day I get a "she's hot" or a "would fuck her" in my inbox.
Fucking stop already.

I read through some old comments and realised just how often that happened and I remembered how some of these comments made me think "jesus, what the fuck, you creep" even at the time and yet for some reason I STILL SAID THANK YOU?!
I guess it's what most women do - say thanks, make a light-hearted joke to ease out of the awkwardness and move on. But I just realised... I seriously don't have the time or nerve for this bullshit anymore.

I get that there are tons of photos of attractive women on deviantart and very often, that's just the point of that photo. To show an attractive woman. And that is a legitimate reason, absolutely fine. Strut your stuff, ladies. Get your imagination going, gentlemen. Have fun, everyone around.
BUT stock photography has a different purpose. A purpose where the attractiveness of the model is of little to no importance. So WHY would you choose to comment on that? And very often ONLY on that?

Actually. I don't care why.
It makes me, my models, my friends (and countless women all over the world who are constantly wolfwhistled, catcalled and harrassed when simply walking down the street) uncomfortable. And this is should be enough to make you think twice about "complimenting" her this way.
But I guess if you're honest with yourself for a moment, it's not about making that women feel good about herself by complimenting her, is it?

Consider this a fair warning.

PS: I will go and delete some of these comments on my photos. I do not want people to read them and think it's okay to say things like that - I realise I contributed to this creepy behaviour for much too long and I should've put a stop to it much earlier. I'm done playing.

  • Mood: Not Impressed


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Candelantern Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
I used your stock here:…
Nameda Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
what about prints on demand?
thanks :)
syccas-stock Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
dA prints or commissions or what do you mean? (kannst gern auch in deutsch erklären, falls das leichter wär)
Nameda Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
hey ja da prints und auf anderen Seiten wie dA also print on demand Seiten wie artflakes & redbubble
commissios hab ich noch keine, aber ich will wenn ich Kunst mache, auch die Möglichkeit haben, etwas zu verdienen sollte es mal passieren
syccas-stock Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
das is kein problem, solang's wirklich dein artwork is und nicht mein foto mit photoshop-filter obendrüber geht das alles in ordnung ;)
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Axxeros Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Great stock here, will use, right now in fact. Thanx :>
syccas-stock Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful :) looking forward to seeing it ^^
gusavancini Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  New member Professional Digital Artist
Tks for the fave :)
Sefikichi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy kittens, why am I not watching you already? This needs to be corrected!
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
gross negligence on your part, I assume :lol:
nah, no bother, thanks for the compliment ;)
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