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I have a quest to capture Minecraft; its beauty, wonderment and creativity. This is but one, of my many to come shots of the world we call Minecraft.

I hope you will enjoy my quest to capture -- it will be quite an adventure!


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Hello, my name is Declan, or RIVANE in Minecraft.

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I am an amateur photographer who is applying his photography and photo editing skills to capture Minecraft. I enjoy finding various builds and getting to know their creator(s) if I can. If you have anything in Minecraft that you'd like me to document, contact me and let me know -- I might just have some free time!

In case you're wondering what I do, I'll explain. I have this urge to capture whatever is awesome or beautiful in Minecraft. Whether that means it's something someone built or a beautiful natural scene, doesn't matter, so long as it's exceptional in some way, I'll capture and share it.

You may come to realize that I document a lot of Minecraft builds, most of which I have had no part in building. One role I like to play is the 'documentary photographer'. I feel a need to document things in Minecraft because, sadly, they do not always last. Sometimes servers shutdown, or things get destroyed. I don't want people's work to be completely lost, so I do what I can to preserve their efforts. There's also just a lot of amazing stuff out there that I just have to share.

I aim to capture a build and then present it in an artistic (Usually photographic) way, while still retaining high-detail of the build. I am constantly evolving and adapting my techniques to improve the end result. Whenever possible, I credit the builder and the server on which the build was created. I also don't hold back, all my images are downloadable and modifiable, if you see a use for them, you're welcome to them! Just please be sure to credited me, (MinecraftPhotography) the builder(s) and the server -- we all put in a lot of effort for you to have the image!

As I stated before, if you have anything you'd like me to document, contact me. If it's really good, I'll probably share it on my page. It would be a pleasure to talk with you!
Hello everyone!

I have very nearly reached 321 watchers. When that number is reached my building contest will start! (Click on "building contest" in the previous sentence to go to my journal post about it. You can enter into the contest, if you like.)

This contest is starting very soon. It will run for over two months to give the participants lots of time to build their best.


I released episode two of my Minecraft survival building gameplay.


I hope you enjoy! I have been getting great feedback and after episode three I will make some good improvements.


  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richer
  • Reading: The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Watching: The time fly.
Here it is! I had a blast making it! This is episode one, there should be about four episodes from just my first recording session.

I talk a little in the video about my idea for what I'm going to build in this single-player world, but since making the video I have had more time to refine the concept. Here's the video description's . . . uhh, description of it: "My building concept for this world is to make a city of houses, buildings and farms that are built onto the floating and very tall mountains generated in the AMPLIFIED land generation mode. The various villages atop mountains will be connected by bridges and together it will make a city."

I am VERY excited to start building all of this and sharing it with you all!

I recently had a poll to see who would be interested in watching the video, I was blown away by the number of people who were saying "Yes!"

And to whoever voted that my hair is amazing, you're amazing. Thank you.

Oh! My contest! If you haven't seen it yet, it was my last journal. I'm having a building contest to see who can build the best Kauffman Center for the Preforming Arts. I have about four people who are going to compete, and I'd love to have more! There are prizes, of course, for first and second place. If you're interested in viewing the journal you can click on this fancy bit of text that may or may not be blue.

That about wraps it up! Have an awesome day!

  • Mood: Zest
  • Eating: Too Many Cookies

I Made a Minecraft Gameplay Video. Do You Want to Watch It? 

30 deviants said Yes!
6 deviants said A little bit, but only if it's good.
3 deviants said Your hair is amazing.
1 deviant said I want to watch it because I want to know what you sound like.
1 deviant said I'm not interested in gameplay of Minecraft.
1 deviant said No!
No deviants said You're not interesting.


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JumanjiCraft Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for the :+devwatch:! :)
MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing!
EyeofEnderG38 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks so much for the favorite!
MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!
Concept-Junky Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont Know If you've noticed, but if you look closely I'm using the 32x32 texture pack from now on Wink/Razz 
MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
That's awesome!
Lemmy-koopaling Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Lemmy-koopaling Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
How've you been? ^^
MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Pretty well!
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