Hello people of dA!
In the last weeks I'm getting the impression that there are many people out there that can easily be compared to fast food customers...
Finding many nice pictures in a few seconds, FAVING IT ALL, so that one can look it up later, when one has the time... (What maybe will never happen ) YES, I would call it "fast food art". It's the same issue like in music. People having thousands of music files on their gear, listening to just what their mood fits best at that time, spending no time to think or even really LISTEN to the music. And that's the point I am trying to make here;
We should not consume art like it was fast food or any MP3-file on our iphone. It's really not about having lots of favourites. What counts must be quality, not quantity. And I mean, is there any artist out there that does NOT feel sad if his or her art is faved for about a hundred times but having just a few people who leave at least a comment like "I like it!" ?
Do we really have that less time nowadays? We spend hours playing with our smartphones, watching TV or the Olympics, but when it comes to art we feel like we must give thousands of favs without even looking at an artwork for about ten seconds?
I think that it is no secret - it's even OBVIOUS - that many people select their images of interest by the way a thumbnail is looking. Yes, we always search for the special images, the ones that make us say: 'WOW !!! Mindblowing!!!' Oversaturation doesn't look good, but hey; I get more favs using it, so it must be good to do so.
Is that the way we want to think about art? We should stop running through galleries as if they would collapse at any moment, while we are going through them. We should be realistic! We will never see all of those great images, we have to limit our minds on at least SOME of them. We cannot hunt through dA searching for the ultimate images ending up in not even looking for about five seconds at the great images we find in so many artist's galleries!
Additionally, I just can recommend to slow down. I mean, if you really want to increase your skills you have to learn by analysing or even understanding why and how an image that is fascinating to our eyes , 'works' that good! It's a question of reflection, not a question of racing through dA, please think of that.
For sure, there are people out there, just collecting art for pleasure, not aiming to learn anything about photography but please think of this:
Almost every artist is happy about the appreciation of his/her art. And this is why we should show our respect and our interest by slowing down, taking some time to look at images we like, to think about these images and putting this inspiring moment into a small but nice comment that everyone will be happy about, that would be just great
By the way: I am looking for people from all over the world to get in contact, to increase my English skills in writing and speaking (skype), to learn about art or just to help out in specific situations.
Finally, I hope you enjoy the artworks presented by me and other artists here on dA.
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