Art is different to everyone, I like oil painting with volume and such. Yes it does get annoying sometimes but thats photography. I know we all want to see art such as digital, Magana/Anime and sometimes traditional but we can't have it our way. Trust me I would have alot more MLP oil painting in my favorites.
HorrorKitten337Featured By OwnerNov 25, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
"Photo after photo of people just staring into the camera, or looking dramatically into the distance. I mean, anyone can stand next to a tree and pose. That doesn't make it ART. There's no thought placed into the photo, no expression."
Anyone can also draw a picture of someone standing next to a tree, staring into the distance, and it gets called art. What's the difference?
As for the "porn" thing, if you don't like it, don't look at it. It's that simple.
Those photos are different. They actually have thought in them, and the photographer knows exactly what they want. I'm talking more like these: [link] [link] These types of photos belong on Facebook or some other social networking site, for you to share with your friends and family, who would appreciate them in a better way than we would.
Actually, to be fair, that first one is a fine example of portraiture. It's simple, it works well, and even if there was no thought into it it still worked out. It could do with some work on it but it's fine as it is. The latter not so much. In fact, half of that deviant's work seems to have been thought out, or has been captured in the moment. See [link], a good use of angle and expression. Granted the other half seems to be staring into the camera, but there's still effort in the rest of their art.
In regards to your complaint, I noticed that you seem to have 'The Sims' screen-caps in your gallery, as well as some not-so-good photos. This is the very thing you seem to be hating on. It happens, this is a free site for posting Sonic OCs and your latest duck-face-mirror-iPhone-shot. Just stick to artists you like, and stay off the random artwork and newest today buttons.
Is this based off a comic or from the Greek myth about Kronos eating his kids? And why would it not be art? It's not like you're just randomly taking a photo of yourself or whatever and claiming it to be art when it belongs in your personal photo album for you to share with your grandchildren.