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November 21, 2012
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A gallery full of selfies..?

:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've noticed over the last couple of days a whole bunch on people who post nothing on Deviant art except photos of themselves. Not showing makeup, fashion, hair, nothing like that. Just photos of themselves that you'd see on Facebook or twitter or something like that. Almost all the photos are close to exactly the same.

Is this art?
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:iconrustyironmonger:
rustyironmonger Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not unless it's the backup account or scraps folder of a known (this means Suicide Girls, Deadbabes, seen on TV or film, or published in a magazine) model or actress, or I think they are cute.
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ShadowMaker-241 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
People like that should do that on Facebook where it's more private and has a lot less of a chance for them to get a stalker.
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   General Artist
Well, depends.
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:icongingerontheinside:
gingerontheinside Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yeah, it's art, unless it's like trolling :3
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:iconmosobot64:
mosobot64 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Nah. I don't mind. Maybe they're in it for the art!

Hey, we could all use an audience.
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:iconzero587:
Zero587 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Well, I beg to differ....
:ninja:
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:iconjuneias:
Juneias Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh yeah my face is art. Someone made it right?

I like seeing the kinda ppl this site has
A photographer could take those pics couldnt they, if they like those "facebook pic" settings huh
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course they could, and one or two is perfectly fine. And if they have other stuff on the dA (like you do) that is more openly considered art, that's fine. It's when they have nothing but selfies, fishing for compliments and absolutely nothing artistic at all, or even saying in the comments or anything that they think it's art.

Man that bugs me.
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:iconjuneias:
Juneias Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh thats what u mean
Then i get that
Personally i haven't seen anyone like that
Buuut i have sen questionable selfless haha
Everyone is a walking piece of art! And no one favors all art pieces so lol
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:iconklausvoorman:
KlausVoorman Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
There is nothing wrong with self portraits. They can be an interesting feast for the eye. :D
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But a whole gallery full of exactly the same photo with no artistic qualities about it?
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:iconklausvoorman:
KlausVoorman Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
It is obviously artistic to the uploader.
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not even. Most of the comments underneat are "omgz m so gly and hate dis photo of me."
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YanoTheVoiceActor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
hey i saw what you're talking about I was just browsing through the gallery in the main page. Then I came upon this photo, then I look through her gallery if I can see if she has any art. She has a lot of writing. but majority of it is photos meant for facebook.
what do you guys think. I'm just trying to add on to what :iconlove-junk: posted above.
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
At least she has writing too, that can be considered art. I've seen ones with nothing but photos of the self, no other forms of art at all but.

Oh, sometimes they photoshop themselves a little and call THAT art.
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:iconyanothevoiceactor:
YanoTheVoiceActor Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
So how long has this been going on for?
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A while, apparently. I've only really noticed it in the last few weeks, but I've been off DA for a while too.
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TrentVermin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps they search for self validation? :shrug: I dunno, they've never bothered me. :XD:
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, off to facebook with them!
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TrentVermin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Off to facebook indeed!
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:iconcivyx:
Civyx Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
If no one did that Id have no one to creep on
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:iconjuneias:
Juneias Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Valid point. Creeps need love too!
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:iconyanothevoiceactor:
YanoTheVoiceActor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
hahaha this made me laugh hahahaha
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As an artist I am, I am always looking for potential models. So, I do like people who post lots of pictures of themselves and allow artist to use them as stock :nod:

This website would not be the same, without stock models :aww:
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:iconnoodleboxp:
NoodleboxP Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
And what happen if they(the majority of them) are never going to allow it as stock what do you call it then?
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't come across someone unwilling to allow me to use their pictures :shrug:

If you visit my gallery, a lot of my models are regular users who post lots of pictures of themselves :aww:
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Which i could understand perfectly, if It was stock-quality.. the ones I saw were taken with a camera-phone. I mean, you can still draw them if they allow it but that definitely wasn't the idea!
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing more challenging than transforming a crappy picture into a master piece :eyes:
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like I'm doing them a favour by doing it though.

So, no. :P
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Sitrusmehu Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
No. That's what Facebook is for. And it's annoying even in FB, because they have 300 pictures about themselves, and in every comment they say: "OMG I am so ugly and I look awful don't like this pic!!!1"

I CAN'T STAND IT.
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Completely agree.
:highfive:
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:iconeperlekvar:
eperlekvar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I also uploaded a lot of self-portraits, but I always tried to be not so amateurish.. I put make-up on, tried different poses, sometimes black and white...
I think if it's just an iD picture, it's ok, but a lot of them.. well, don't know.. but it's definitely not art..
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:iconjarringx:
jarringx Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
idk, i did it a couple times for profile pics
it doesn't bug me too much
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:iconqihah:
Qihah Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
it kinda bugs me too. maybe coz they think it's the art 'photography'
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You will not find a picture of the real me anywhere on the internet, let alone dA. I care too much to let people know what I look like.

I can't understand just putting loads of self-portraits or camwhoring shots in your gallery. Nope, don't get that at all.
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:iconvisionoftheworld:
VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
They think they're really funny apparently. I suppose they think they're showing the website how dumb it is by spamming it with their joke profiles and then linking their stupid facebook thing to it.
It doesn't bother me, but I don't really find it funny and don't really think they're hip or anything, or look up to them as role models :shrug:
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:iconruwich:
Ruwich Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. People are seriously making dA a Facebook. Shit just got real.
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This saddens me greatly.
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Kiryuin-Satsuki Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
To be honest I dont thing softcore porn is art but its on here.

Anyway the point is there will always be something that bugs you on a social media website.
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
At least soft core porn bothers with good camera angles and lighting. :p
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:iconnosugarjustanger:
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Meh, it's just a social community and of course people would do whatever makes them happy.

It won't be fun if not for jackasses like that.
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:iconlove-junk:
Love-Junk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And like me :D
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:iconvanhir:
Vanhir Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nothing wrong with a bit of excessive narcissism. :iconeyesplz:
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:stare:
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:iconvanhir:
Vanhir Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whaaaat? Excessive narcissism is 'kay. :la:
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe. How excessive?
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:iconvanhir:
Vanhir Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...How excessive would you say I am? :paranoid: Because I'm claiming myself as the standard for narcissism now.
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:iconksxzt:
KSXZT Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then the rest of us mere mortals (well, those mere mortals; I'm a cat) don't have a chance then.
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:iconvanhir:
Vanhir Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This calls for mass prostration of everyone I see. :stare:
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