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steelsmiter Featured By Owner 5 days ago
If its any consolation, I'm not overly concerned with the difference between art, and pandering to boners. The overwhelming majority of my faves are nudes. Some are not. Several of your models are not nude, but are also nude in some of their images. Don't particularly care about that distinction, and I think it's pedantic to do so. Oh and on the off chance someone wants to run this comment through the ground for me saying that I like a guy's work and don't particularly care about which side of the line it falls on, I won't be responding respectfully (but I don't mind responding. My mom tried to teach me that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. The lesson that stuck was that it's better to be honest than it is to be nice). If the artist does happen to notice that I'm trying to compliment their work regardless of the side of the line it falls on, and wants to thank me for it, I will of course respond in kind.
Loznben Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is disgusting! It's far from art and is degrading to women, as a girl myself I find it extremely disturbing. This is objectification of women, we are not sex toys, if you feel the need to take photos like this then post them on a porn website where they belong.
j-tr Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
so, there are 2 emilys here???
bresslerphoto Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to say this first, photography is art. As an art student I can say that some of your work is not technical. What I mean by that is there are things lacking from some of your pieces that signify an artistic eye. As an adult woman I find most of your pieces to be beautiful and quite appealing. Over all I feel your work is tasteful and lovely.
GagetheWalrus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
I guess popular opinion shows that there is a thin line between Art, and images that pander to male sexual urges. I can see how a case could be made for the skill of the photographer, but it's probably not too hard to make a mostly nude chick look good. You're photography shows up on the front page a lot, but is it really you're accomplishment? did you turn beauty into art, or did you simply snap a photo and upload it? I don't know but you do.
AmoebaGagless Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DaveCarter Featured By Owner Edited Jun 9, 2015  Professional Photographer
Your comment is typical PC BS.  Using a technical skill to capture a moment in time, a slice of life, and beauty is art.  You surly know the old saying,"Those that can, do; those that can't, criticize."
Photographer Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)  was one of the first to prove to the world that photography is art.  There is far more that goes into it than just "snapping a photo."  There is composition, light, pose, and many other aspects that capture a moment. 
So, an "artist", in your opinion is one who uses ink or paints to make an image, but without, composition, without light, without a decent pose, what does he have?
I have perused your supposed "art" and found it cartoonish.  What any slightly talented five year old could turn out. YOUR art can be seen any any comic book.
GagetheWalrus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
I understand how i may have come across as disliking photography in general, but that is not the case. Photography is an art form, and a very historically rich one at that. I use fucking computers to make my art, I'm not a medium elitist at all. I actually love quote you referenced, because yeah, I am a shitty photographer, i don't even know where to start when it comes to making it loom professional. the thing is photography is a tool, and a damn easy one to use compared to other 'more refined' art forms. The thing about being able to make art more easily is that it allows you more creative freedom, and that's whats lacking. this folder lacks creativity and all i wanted to do was provoke the artist, to bring out the best. Enigma-Fotos is frequently on the front page, but its always the same kind of images. I feel like, being one who sees his art, I can be a little critical, but i never assaulted his character. He hasn't replied himself because maybe he's working on something great, who knows. The problem is pornographic photography, when mass produced, is overwhelmingly sickening to see. There are so many other photographers, like yourself maybe, that might have better vision. I just think that once you learn to snap a photo, and master the art, what you pump out can either be meaningful, or easy to produce. Also I am a little offended at your ad hominem assault on my character, and my art. Sure my art is cartoon-ish, but at least it changes, grows and at least i try to change how people see the world through dark humor. I'm sorry I suck at art, the one thing in this world I can find solace in, but im not going to say you or Enigma-Fotos are bad artists, your just narrow thinkers. 
DaveCarter Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Photographer
 I appreciate your answering my post, I guess I did misunderstand.
 It's mostly about making a living.  With the advent of a camera on every cell phone, a photographer has a hard time doing that.  So, they wind up pumping out as many images as they can, although the seem cloned or repetitive.  It's a quantity thing, the more you can do, the more money coming in.
 Another aspect is that once a photographer finds a niche, or a lighting technique, or a style, or a way of doing things that pays, they will continue doing that, over and over.
 Also, if you do the same thing day after day, the mind shuts down and goes on automatic pilot. 
I am retired military, so I don't have to depend on my photography for a living, just a nice adjunct to my retirement check.  What this means is that I can afford to be a little more eclectic in my photography, more as an advanced amateur than a pro.
Anyway, have a nice life, you have a long road ahead, enjoy it.
GagetheWalrus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm glad we could come to an understanding, and sorry for any offense. Keep it real, and enjoy your craft. I actually do like the creativity in your scenes, Keep it up.
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