*sigh* I had given up leaving long rants about generic photography ending up getting featured a while ago, but...
Minimalist effort on background: check. Over-emphasis on 'dynamic' lighting: check Semi-nude, attractive female model: check Nudity for the sake of sex appeal: check Handbra: double check Image pointlessly rendered in grayscale: moar checks And no immediate of evident profound substance or purpose: ALL THE CHECKS
Punch the 'seen-it-a-million-f*cking-times-before' photography formula all in, and hit 'submit;' get a Daily Deviation.
Sorry, but I just can't stand work like this, and the only thing that irks me more is to see it get acclaim. Perhaps I'm more perturbed at the DD selection process than I am the 'style,' but seeing this kind of work over and over again and the recognition it receives antagonizes me not just for the lack of appreciable substance, but because I feel encouragement of this practice is derogatory to artistic conventions and culture in general.
I'll admit that my cynical criticism of photography is legendary, but I did have the decency to look through you gallery, and even with the low regard that I generally have towards towards this medium, you've got way better stuff than this. So why must dreck claim distinguishment when the more deserving decays with disinterest?
It's funny; almost every time I voice my dislike on a piece of photography I find unsatisfactory, anyone who replies that agrees with me pretty much say the same thing. There's never a 'I agree with you on these points, but disagree with you over these.' Reassuring to know that I'm not the only one who looks at this king of stuff and thinks; "Ya' call THAT art?!"
And here I was thinking that I wasn't very good at communicating common consensus.
Ugh, people... They just can't seem to be able to notice the difference between artistic nude and flat out vulgarity.
You're definately right on the subject. I'm so sick of seeing, well, porn, on here. This is an art site. "Take your smut and post it to a site that's meant for it." Even though those sites can dissapear, as well.