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Hi there

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.

:)
Geraldine
PS: Thanks to the ones who support me or criticize my work with respect to the work and the models.
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tZuB Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
...and to think you're one of the most amazing and tasteful photographers I found in this site!!!....just don't care for trolls :D 
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Saitz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
dude, ingrore that, srsly, we all like your art, its great, and every great man has a few who dont like what he is doing, its natural, there will be always some one who is talking shit like that, there is no other way to act to them then ignoring... its sad, but true, keep going plz ^_^ 
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Momiaartplace Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Just keep doing what you been doing so GREAT!!
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XpressivePhotography Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow...you shouldn't have to defend your work to idiots who know nothing of art...your work is beautiful! You are very talented amazing photographer...and I for one would love to apprentice with you...It's sad when people ask you questions, yet don't let you respond or even understand your response...it's like they just want to hear themselves...or see themselves...Anyway, you're amazing...Keep up the fabulous work!
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VincentdelaCruz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
im in love of your work....
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Odd-Voodoo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I've gotta say that I find your work beautiful and inspiring, and I think it is safe to say a majority of others agree as well.  Unfortunately it is sad that people go out of their way to attack those they feel threatened by.  Even worse is that you had to be on the receiving end of it. Regardless, please don't worry about those that are simply out to cause grief with their words.  Keep up the fantastic work and I look forward to seeing more from you in the future!
   
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necromancer120 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Geraldine, it only takes a few ignorant people. Your work is exceptionally tasteful and very well done. If you are happy with it, that is all that really matters.
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BigLoader69 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Sorry to hear this.
I find it funny they were complaining about Nudity in an Artistic Nude section. Isn't nudity implied in the title? Strange!!
In my opinion you do fantastic work so keep it up!!
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Gremlich Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I echo what monochromatic says - for me, your work is always tasteful, well considered, composed and shot, and worthy of any public museum or art gallery. he had but to turn the filters on. His bad, never the artist's.

Give us his DA handle.

Please. (bitte!)
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monochromatic13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I followed you because a lot of your work with artistic nudes doesn't come off as pornographic. I have seen a few that are a bit more provocative than I would consider normal, but over all, I love all of your work. Your photography is really inspiring me to keep my head up and keep going with my photography too... though I haven't posted anything in ages..
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