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Biomes of Discovery | Giant Minecraft Render by MinecraftPhotography Biomes of Discovery | Giant Minecraft Render :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 43 8 World View | Explorable Image by MinecraftPhotography World View | Explorable Image :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 63 10 Minecraft | Village Scene by MinecraftPhotography Minecraft | Village Scene :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 53 5 Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling by MinecraftPhotography Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 48 6 Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling by MinecraftPhotography Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 31 8 Minecraft | Temple Peninsula by MinecraftPhotography Minecraft | Temple Peninsula :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 66 9 Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling by MinecraftPhotography Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 38 14 Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling by MinecraftPhotography Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 50 25 Eight Shots of a Minecraft Creation | Ship by MinecraftPhotography Eight Shots of a Minecraft Creation | Ship :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 25 9 Palace of the Soviets| Built by Lemmy-koopaling by MinecraftPhotography Palace of the Soviets| Built by Lemmy-koopaling :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 96 56 Crow's Nest by MinecraftPhotography Crow's Nest :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 24 6 Minecraft | Sunset Village by MinecraftPhotography Minecraft | Sunset Village :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 172 29 Minecraft | Birch Hill | Wallpaper (UHD) by MinecraftPhotography Minecraft | Birch Hill | Wallpaper (UHD) :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 94 27 Minecraft | Giant Landmass | Bird's-Eye View by MinecraftPhotography Minecraft | Giant Landmass | Bird's-Eye View :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 101 38 Happy Halloween (2014) from MinecraftPhotography! by MinecraftPhotography Happy Halloween (2014) from MinecraftPhotography! :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 40 5 Work In Progress | Mountain Spire Castle (2/--) by MinecraftPhotography Work In Progress | Mountain Spire Castle (2/--) :iconminecraftphotography:MinecraftPhotography 34 21
I have a quest to capture Minecraft; its beauty, wonderment and creativity. These are but a few, 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!


2016: Year in Review
Figured I'll give a proper update since my last one was September, & apologies for the lack of any tangible updates save for the odd tidbits of rather useless stuff, and since I'm still awake at the time of writing this (10:30 GMT) Thought I'd share my own retrospective of 2016 as a whole. So I hope you're sitting comfortably, with a snack or your favourite drink & if in a cold clime, wrapped up in a blanket, as this will be a fairly long one.
Since my last long journal post, things leading up until now have for the most part, been lousy. Going back to training in IT was too much of a stressor given I had all of the year's baggage on my shoulders (plus, there was no counsellor there) plus the demanding timetable, frosty atmosphere amongst the class, and strained family relationships forced me to resign in late November, it wasn't an easy decision, but the 37-hour working week, low pay, & frequent arguments with my family were all taking a toll on my relationships with my fa
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Minecraft Village by Algoinde Minecraft Village :iconalgoinde:Algoinde 2,094 140 Celistic Concept Art by Zellim Celistic Concept Art :iconzellim:Zellim 492 10 Minecraft by MYBEANS17 Minecraft :iconmybeans17:MYBEANS17 79 21 Early Summer by ChaoyuanXu Early Summer :iconchaoyuanxu:ChaoyuanXu 2,770 73 Forest Ruins by jjpeabody Forest Ruins :iconjjpeabody:jjpeabody 1,009 28 Ancient Waterfall Ruins by jjpeabody Ancient Waterfall Ruins :iconjjpeabody:jjpeabody 1,317 47 Minecraft - Copenhagen Opera House by MinecraftArchitect90 Minecraft - Copenhagen Opera House :iconminecraftarchitect90:MinecraftArchitect90 22 12 Minecraft - Neuschwanstein Castle by MinecraftArchitect90 Minecraft - Neuschwanstein Castle :iconminecraftarchitect90:MinecraftArchitect90 85 58 Minecraft - Potala Palace by MinecraftArchitect90 Minecraft - Potala Palace :iconminecraftarchitect90:MinecraftArchitect90 92 62 bro, do you even hoist by LockRikard bro, do you even hoist :iconlockrikard:LockRikard 159 37 Minecraft sunset over water by Zachkaioken Minecraft sunset over water :iconzachkaioken:Zachkaioken 4 3 It sure looks interesting by xaghtaersis It sure looks interesting :iconxaghtaersis:xaghtaersis 16 12 new canal is finished by Wuhu7 new canal is finished :iconwuhu7:Wuhu7 6 1 Overview III by Wuhu7 Overview III :iconwuhu7:Wuhu7 13 0 Harbour by Wuhu7 Harbour :iconwuhu7:Wuhu7 3 0


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Declan Bachwirtz
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Hello, my name is Declan, or RIVANE in Minecraft.

Contact me through if you feel using a deviantART note or comment is not an option for you (or if you'd rather not have to make a deviantART account just to contact me.).

I am an amateur photographer who applied his photography and photo editing skills to capturing Minecraft. I enjoyed finding various builds and getting to know their creator(s) if I could.

I have greatly reduced my minecraft productions. MinecraftPhotography has been a wonderful learning experience for me, but I am moved on to new projects. Thanks for stopping by!

In brief, I used to make high quality images of minecraft scenes and buildings.

Now I am making tutorial videos for my YouTube channel while I study film making. Have a look:


:bulletblue:Images published in a book about crafts inspired from Minecraft
:bulletyellow:Images used for paintings in an MC mod
:bulletgreen:Image used for a website's background


Ep1 of my towny series is published!
Watch it here:
Enjoy! :D
Multiple days into playing towny now. I'm having a blast. Expect some content soon from it!
It's been ages since I've played Minecraft. I think it's time to play a little towny. : )
I got a confusing e-mail today.

It looks like someone tried to buy a print of one of my most cherished images, but they weren't able to because of dA's fanart prints rules. DeviantART can't print fanart images because of trademarks and copyrights on the content. I had never thought of it that way because I come from a photography background where if you take an image, you own that image. Thought that probably doesn't mean I could just sell a print of a photograph of someone else's work, (for example: if I took a picture of someone's painting, I couldn't sell that picture because it shows someone else's work that belongs to them), it's still came as a surprise.

It's not like I could ever make any tangible money through deviantART (I don't believe you can exchange points for cash-monies), but I did have a dream of making points by selling prints and then using those points to buy my own prints to cover my wall in the images I worked so hard to create. Dreams don't always work out, and that's fine, I'm not too annoyed.

I think my remaining option is to continue to develop my fan-base on dA to leverage it elsewhere, such as on YouTube. I started MinecraftPhotography because it was a different way to do photography, where I could actually get noticed for my efforts (regular photography is an incredibly over-saturated market). But to my surprise MPDB developed into something I had never anticipated and something beautiful. I love making this content, and I love exercising my talents for creating it.

So here we go, continuing on the same path, albeit without one of my dreams. I have dreams for days, though, so it's chill.
  • Listening to: Florance and the Machine
  • Playing: Good ol' Minecraft
  • Drinking: Water!
Hello Minecrafterers,

Declan here.

I've been playing on a towny server, as you may have seen form my recent journal. The server is about to have a war, and I have decided that after the war (war is this Sat. 1/31) I will be inviting anyone from deviant who is interested, to join my town. I hope I can get to interact with some of my long-term watchers and get to know them better, I think that'd be super awesome sauce, but you know, I'd be happy to talk with anyone. :D

I did a little poll a while ago to try to get an idea of the interest out there. 25 people wanted to play Minecraft with me, and 15 people were a maybe. THAT'S A LOT. :D

Anyway, I can't possibly keep track of that many people at once, so I've decided to streamline things a little.

Joining Instructions
If you are interested in playing towny with me, comment on this journal that you are interested. After this weekend I will sends notes to all of the interested people that will give some basic information about my town and how you can join. I will want to know your MC name, or have you know mine so that we can recognize each other on the server.

What is towny? I don't have time to explain it in my own words, so here is a link: Towny Wiki

I hope to get to play with all of you. My town will be focusing on creating awesome buildings and spaces. My town is already the largest on the server, but it needs a lot more work before I am satisfied.

See you around!

Take care,

Declan (RIVANE in Minecraft)


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kuby64 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
That's a very interesting gallery you got there. Here you go, here's a watch.
MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! : )
kuby64 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. ;)
Geoffrey-Park Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your work!  I featured two of your pieces on a Minecraft Facebook page I rum, I gave you credit.  Thanks for all that you do!…
MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you found my images and liked them enough to share them!
ZyronAngeles Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
KazukiSenpai Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awesome arts :)
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey, Declan?
MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Phillip?
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I've started a lil' project on a server...
I don't know if it's something you'd like to document.

It's an underwater city built in survival.
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