for quite a few years, I have been hosting websites for people because the cost was not that much added on because of my hosting plan. It was a way for me to help out other photographers and models.
I host 53 websites.
My web hosting bill has gone up.
each website cost per year has gone up.
a lot of the people I host websites for I hardly ever, or do not ever hear from anymore.
I shall be going on a purge.
Please contact me if I host your website and you want me to continue hosting your website.
So this name, Andraste, when I first found it in an old book about ancient Celtic mythology, it had not been used for hundreds, perhaps close to a thousand years.
I needed a unique name for a project I was working on. So I searched for a name that sounded cool but was not in use anywhere else.
A model I photographed and am now friends with started calling me Patrick Andraste to differentiate me from other Patricks she knew. Because of her popularity, other people started calling me that and it stuck.
Now it is the name of a few bands, video game characters, and quite a few people are using it as their names.
I kind of liked being the only one.
I am going through a period of self exploration to figure out who I am and what I want to do.
I have just gotten tired of people stealing my work, people disparaging me, the rumours, the innuendos. Although I find it hilarious when people namedrop my name to me.
The whole photography thing is becoming bothersome. People tell me they love my work, yet not very many purchase my work. They just steal my work and a lot try to pass it off as their own. When I started taking pictures way back when models would actually show up when they said they would. Now, I am lucky to get a 30% show rate. Unlike most so called photographers, I provide all of the clothes, props, locations, equipment, and I am outfitted with camera gear that is quite a bit better and a lot more expensive than a fucking I-phone. It costs real money for me to do a photo shoot.
While digital photography has made photography more accessible to the masses, the term “Photographer” has almost become a dirty word. So many people call themselves photographers today. It seems every guy with a cell phone is a photographer. I have become ashamed to be called a photographer. The other half of the people seem to think they are models that should get paid, even though they have not done anything noteworthy.
I do not pay models. If anyone is getting paid, it is me. for a model to get a paid shoot with me there has to be someone interested in buying the content, whether it be for commercial use, someone’s web content, or custom shoots/videos with usually very specific content. Hardly anyone will buy pictures of pretty girls in latex or bondage or naked. There is so much of that type of content out there for free. And I really do not need it for “My Portfolio”.
People hacking into my website, I am not sure why they want to. there is not much here. I removed most of the “Good Stuff” a while ago. I wish the little fuckers would just leave it alone.
I currently maintain 50 websites for people. A lot of these people I never seem to hear from anymore. none of these people are helping me pay for my hosting etc. which when all added up is over a thousand dollars a year between the base hosting and paying for the domain names.
If I am hosting your website, and I have not heard from you in a while, and I do not hear from you by the end of March I shall cancel the website.
All images are taken by me, have me in them or I produced them. Therefore I either own the images or have full rights to use them.
Images can be copied for personal use (Copied to your personal computer for wanking material etc.) provided all watermarks and copyrights remain intact.
Derivatives of this content is still considered my content, I do not give a flying fuck how much you think you “changed it”. You must credit the original author (Me).
If you wish to share images, please link to the original content here first. If that is not possible all watermarks and copyrights must remain intact with the images, all metadata must remain intact, and you must credit the photographer (Most likely me) and the model.
Images are available for commercial use with prior written permission.
These images and this content is here to offend and excite you.
If your fragile existence is too shaken by the viewing of these images and this content, go away. I am not forcing you to view this content.
No hacking of my website. Go find something constructive to do with your life other than being a twat.
I am not your mom or your dad.
It is all porn to someone.
© 1987 – 2017 Patrick Andraste
All images, writings, (non inclusive of links to other locations) are copyright Patrick Andraste. All rights reserved.
No copying, rebroadcast, transmission, private use, publishing, allowed without prior written consent.
So with that, I am thinking very seriously about retiring “Andraste”
It is a name given to me by a model friend that I subsequently used for my alternative photography pursuits. After the drama and trouble that I got into September of 2012, and all of the fallout from that, it just does not seem worth it anymore.
People steal my images, cut off the watermarks and credits, post them as their own and get more popularity over them than I do.
It has cost me my job, caused family turmoil, I have been sued, reported to the police and the FBI, threatened with my life, and for what? Just so people can steal my work, and take credit for it.
Those of you that really know me, know where to find me.
I may or may not leave my website up. I am still deciding what to do with that.