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You know what I'm tired of? I'm tired of coming on here and seeing skanky pictures of people's penis and backsides - just for the sake of having them out there. I'm tired of seeing selfies with lens flare/mirror flash. This isn't Facebook! This isn't a pick-up site! This isn't a dating site! This is supposed to be a place that features the creative, the artistic...not a dumping ground for your random, ego-boosting B/S! It's one thing to post a naked picture of yourself where you're really attempting an artistic statement. It's quite another to pose a random penis-shot just because you want your penis shown to the world.

People seem to have a hard time defining "art". People who truly do create art, people who critique art and people who teach art don't have this difficulty. Art is thought-provoking and moving. Penis-selfies are just clutter. Before I'm accused of hating on people, let me say that isn't the case. I'm hating on the amount of crap that makes it onto an art site without filter or scrutiny. All photos are not art, just like not all animals are jaguars.

*Rant Over*
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  • Drinking: Less alcohol than ever!
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:iconalekandro:
Alekandro Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   Photographer
I agree with Furyian. Freedom to express? There are other channels to do that.
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Furyian Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014   Photographer
Indeed! That was really the point I was getting at. I don't mind nudity but not just nudity for the sake of being naked, you know? Thank you for dropping a comment to my journal! :D (Big Grin) 
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Alekandro Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014   Photographer
Thanks to you for your critiques. They are so direct... I am learning photo and art throught them... and you. So, thanks again =)
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Furyian Featured By Owner May 2, 2014   Photographer
I'm really glad to hear that! It's nice to know that my words are having a positive effect! YAY!
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Alekandro Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   Photographer
Thanks, master ;)
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SpaceCowboy91 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
You are so right... I think the same way as you just said it. :)
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Furyian Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   Photographer
It's truly annoying to sign on and see all these penises in all my groups and there is nothing "artistic" about someone's bathroom penis shot. GRRRRR
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SpaceCowboy91 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
You bet it is... I usually am down for body, chest, or dramatic shots, if you know what I mean.
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Furyian Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Photographer
Not sure, no. I'd rather have an artistic shot with something to say than just a body part for the sake of supposed shock. This isn't a porn site, after all.
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SpaceCowboy91 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
You're right... But of course, viewer have different taste in pictures, so none of them can't help it...
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Furyian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Photographer
My point is - this isn't a porn site. Crap like that should be filtered out.
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SpaceCowboy91 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I get ya. :)
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Furyian Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014   Photographer
Hug 
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foster1883 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
"I'm hating on the amount of crap that makes it onto an art site without filter or scrutiny."

But, then we would be at the mercy of the filterers, and the scrutinizes. Yet, I too get tired of seeing the huge number of 'refrigerator art' that makes it to the gallery pages, that would never make it into a critiqued show, but at the same time, I realize that it is most likely the work of someone who is trying really hard to hone their drafting skills, and build hand eye coordination.

I agree with the selfies, though. Not every penis needs to be documented, nor every set of boobs, but, the freedom to express is what separates us from places that allow no expression at all.
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Furyian Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   Photographer
There is a difference in someone snapping a picture of their crotch when they get out of the shower or when they finish at a urinal and someone who is legitimately attempting to make a statement with their penis. Art is about thought and planning - regardless of what most people say - it's about a specific idea and/or concept...not just being camera happy and wanting to show off. Not everyone with a paintbrush is an artist and not everyone with a camera is a photographer. I know I sound snotty...but come on...
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