I just read a few comments from a particular user here during the last few days and feel the urge to say something about it, so this is going to be a not so positive post, I am sorry for that.
What happend: this person commented on some of my pics in the artistic nude section, complaining about too much nudity, asking what this is all about, why someone should even buy my prints and that i don't do art (cause I photograph nudes as well) and (confusing me with the model) asking why I need to be nude in photos and if I would do that also in general or just when it 'seems' to be artistic.
After answering that person started calling me arrogant (I don't mind that actually, I get to hear that sometimes) and wanted to insult me, by implying that I must be stupid / unable to understand what he is saying, cause I am a girl / because I am young, I must be arrogant and considering myself as a true artist without a reason for that and asking if i shoot nudes to show my professional work. About that last part: I know even know what that means...
Unfortunately, I am not able to anser his comments - I guess I got blocked- so as I didn't want to leave insulting comments unter my pics uncommented, I marked some as spam.
So here comes what I really find annoying about all that:
This person just used prejudices against me and assumptions without knowing anything about me or my photography. Assuming I do 'professional' work, assuming I consider myself a big artist, assuming i was the model, etc.. etc.. none of the assumtions were true, many of them would have been clear if he had read the least in my profile. The most disturbing thing to me was that i didn't have the feeling that he wanted to criticize my work or some of it, but that he wanted to rant about it, just because some of them are artistic nudes and he seemed to have a problem with that.
I don't know why he did/does that and what he hopes to attain with that. I don't think he really wanted me or other photographers to stop shooting these, cause if you want people to stop doing something, insulting them is usually not very effective. So what is that all about in the end?? Insulting to feel more powerful/ feel better/ make the other one feel bad/ ... ? I really don't know.
It's not the first time, that I've heard things like that but it was over several days and several pics.
I just hate when that happens, cause I hate it when people confuse the right to say their oppinion with ranting and insulting someone. The worst thing is, when they are unwilling or incapable to see this differance and to understand logic and explenations.
I have nothing against critics, feel free to always citicize my work, if you want. I can't promise you that I will agree with you all the time, sometimes I will, sometimes I woun't. Feel free to think whatever you want about my work, but there is not need to insult artists or their models.
Sorry for the typing errors and good night.
PS: Thanks to the ones who support me or criticize my work with respect to the work and the models.
I always say: The first rule of art is that it is subjective. The second rule of art is that IT IS SUBJECTIVE. And if this is your first night at art club... you have to art.
Just because that guy can't see it doesn't mean your work is not artistic. Fuck that guy.
Your art is just that- art. It is lovely. Your models are captivating. You, in particular, are stunning.
I know you commented that you won't allow this to change how you capture your art. That is precisely the right attitude. You should never stop doing the things that you are passionate about, and it is obvious from your work that this is what you were meant to do.
So, screw him and keep doing what you're doing. And love doing it.
Furthermore, this is "art" we are taking about, some will like, some will not. As this kind of attitude does not worth to waste time on it (you gave him/her credit by answering), there will always be someone to get angry for nothing.
There is a lot of nude pictures around DA, some that are good like most of yours and uselfull either in nude drawing or juste because they are nice looking, and some are just provocative and without any point. Some people will think like me, some will find yours photos boring because not provocative...
Well, do not care about insults. Every kind of artists face them at a time or another.
<font><font class="">No te preocupes Gestie </font></font><font><font class="">Ignóralos ley del hielo para esas personas,así que no te amargues por comentarios estupidos</font></font><font><font class="">.</font></font>
Continue doing what makes you happy, there will always be haters. As lame as this sounds, "a haters gonna hate". That's what they do, and the up side is that you're popular enough to be a target for these people. So congrats, and thank you for sharing...I hope you feel better about this because it has nothing to do with you and your work.
In the case of trolling (as we Americans call thus) you not rising to the bait is what best cures it.
In the case of prudery/fetishism, to each their own and thank goodness for the mature content markers and other protections (anti-spam stuff).
You know your worth as an artist (look at all the commentary you receive on the truly outstanding shots. You also know the flaws in your work and as a real artist work on them. I don't think you need to worry, nor post journals like this to get validation. Your validation should be in your inbox on a daily basis.
Report them, flag them, forget them.
The work you produce is enjoyed by many and I bet the models are pleased with the work produced with you.
The amount of people here who appreciate the work you do is far beyond the crap spouted by one. It gets annoying but hey, without the idiots we wouldn't know who the good people are.
The point is that you and him think in a totally different way. Because your a normal everyday person you will think that getting into a dialogue will solve this issue. But if someone is so outspoken about something. (Is it because of religion, mental problems or just the fun of beeing a troll and upsetting people) A dialogue will never work. There is no way he is ever gonna change his comments, behaviour or attitude. So in the end you will have been waisting time and probable been hurt a bit more in the process.
Cool thing is those people can only hurt you if you let them. If you let those comments reach you as a person. Don't. Be proud of what you do. Believe in it. You know you post stuff that is art. That has a beauty. You believe in those pictures. Keep that believe in you and your art. And if someone doesn;t want to see it. Screw him.
Take it with a grain of salt and try not to let ignorance get under your skin. I know at times it can be a difficult thing to do, but it is generally best to let those alone and ignore those who have allowed hate and animosity to fill their heart for people like that seldom have the ability to find beauty in anything and often have nothing left in life but their need to agitate and instigate.
Keep up the good work!
Dagegen sind Deine Bilder doch völlig harmlos. Ein paar Brüste hier und da, huiuiui! Wer damit nicht klar kommt, dem ist echt nicht zu helfen...
Daher würd ich mir mal gar keine Gedanken machen. Deine Bilder sind wunderschön, Du ebenfalls, und dass sich immer wieder mal ein Vollidiot in die Kommentare verirrt, ist bei der reinen Menge an Usern nicht ungewöhnlich. Einfach ignorieren und weitermachen...
The corollary, the people who are critical or insultng they are hypocrite
If I come across one, I block them right away.
I'm not going to waste my time on them.
This is the internet, all the stupid people are here too
Your art is wonderful. Do what you love