Hahaha, I’m not worthy… ^^
A lot of other posters deserve to be called “masters” more than I do ! Actually, I’d even say that you deserve it, bro !
Seeing you work with that much grit taught me to never give up. To work in order to constantly improve. It’s an ongoing and endless process and while you may think that I have figured “it” out, I genuinely believe that your work was much more inspiring than mine. A lot of smoke and mirrors in my stuff, if you will…
Now, about your use of my cheap trick ( )… I’d say that you got it ! You even used it in a subtle way while I actually tend to overdo it (cause I like it dirty and messy).
Your work is clean and sharp and you found just the right amount of blur+noise so that it doesn’t “break” your image. Good stuff, mate !
(but then again, I might be a little bit biased on this one. )
I hope that you had a great time on new year’s eve and that 2018 will be awesome !