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Saint Raphael Ruins :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 1 2 Circa 1826 :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 1 2 Portal :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 0 3 Entrance to the center of the Earth :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 65 15 Spencerville Mill Bicentennial :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 1 0 Asylum 2 :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 7 7 Asylum :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 6 4 Shine your light :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 3 2 View from resort in Jezzine, Lebanon :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 1 0 Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Hills :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 63 18 Notre-Dame Cathedral, Ottawa Canada :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 36 10 Marilyn Monroe was here :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 10 0 Country Bumpkin Sunset :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 29 9 Winter Wetland :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 104 34 Montmorency Falls, Quebec City :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 46 7 Just Peachy :iconthe-thirdeye:The-ThirdEye 4 0



Matt VanderVelde
Artist | Professional | Photography
My name is Matt; Im 24. I'm kind of a "jack of all trades". Ive juggled a plethora of occupations and hobbies. I was a 7 year member of the Canadian Forces infantry, worked full-time as a Provincial Offences Officer; and have hosted a successful radio show on 103.7FM in the Niagara region. Most recently I've been priveledged to tour the world with Playboy's 50th Anniversary Playmate Colleen Shannon as her personal photographer.

Photography is not necessarily a hobby of mine, but more so... an addiction. I can be found exploring abandoned urban structures, dwellings, asylums, hospitals, and anywhere else that may give others the 'heebie-jeebies". My camera is an extension of not only my eyes, but my imagination. I love HDR, and my photos represent the scene the way my eyes envisioned it at the moment I pressed the shutter.

You can find most of my work via my Facebook pages:

*All of my images on deviantART are All Rights Reserved, and must remain unaltered in any way. They are not to be copied or used in without my express written permission. If you wish to use an image, purchase an image or licensing rights, feel free to contact me at ThirdEyePhoto(at)


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crazymusicchick16 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
Passion4Photos Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for adding us to your :+devwatch:. :D
KastleArchives Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Heard on the news the other day that Kingston Pen is slated for closure sometime in the near future. A new Holy Grail looms on the horizon.
The-ThirdEye Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yeah I heard too! My dad actually has a friend who is a guard there, and has been there for about 25 years. Im crossing my fingers he can get me (us) in after the closing. You never know, and seeing how its my only connection there, its better than nothing haha

The place is a legit fortress. Pretty sure the only way anyone would get in to snap is with permission. But just think of what the interior holds- there must be some incredible areas. Its been in service afterall since the late 1800's.
KastleArchives Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
If you somehow get permission - call me and I'll drop everything to make the trip...guaranteed. I'm still hoping to get access to the General Hospital when it closes soon...before the demolition. Oh, and I've already booked off June 15th for the highwire crossing at the Falls by Wallenda. Should be an awesome photo op.
The-ThirdEye Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh you know you'd be the first person I call!! Speaking of calling, I need your number! Email it if you can:

The new hospital must be pretty close to completion by now eh?? Any other big changes in Niagara? I miss it so much. Especially Decew. I'm thinking a trip down that way is required shortly. Can't waaaait to see those pics of the highwire. Scoped out a vantage point yet? Or you just winging it the day of. Gunna be a zoo down there that day, thats for sure.
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broshsara Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Great gallery!!!!
HoudaShams Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing gallery!
The-ThirdEye Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Shucks! Thank youuu!!!
HoudaShams Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are very welcome!!! :D
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