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Hi All.

Lately I find myself becoming something of a nasty, bitter, devART troll.  As I scan through the photography section, I frequently feel overcome by the urge to leave nasty, borderline abusive comments on deviations. A little of this has to do with my own feelings of inadequacy as a photographer, and a lot more of it has to do with the length of time I've been a member of this site. I signed up for a dA account over 10 years ago. I left for a long time and then came back, and when I did, my cynicism collided head on with the sea change of membership that had occurred here. One that mirrors the change in the internet from a simple source of information and pornography to one of dominant social structure. The huge swelling in membership meant a decrease in quality that almost sent me packing immediately. But I've come to the realization that there is still plenty of fantastic art. And that on my best day, I'm maybe, barely in the middle of the pack.

The real problem is that there is just so much. There are so many submissions that if a deviant doesn't campaign relentlessly on behalf of his or her artwork, very few in the community will ever see it.  

Today I decided that instead of being bitter, I would be proactive.  I'm making it my mission here and now to do the tedious legwork of sorting through the muck to find incredible photos that the community has missed out on. Each week, I will use this journal to present photos that have slipped by, according to the following criteria:

At time of publication, the deviations must have:
1) fewer than 5 faves.
2) fewer than 5 comments,
3) fewer than 50 views.

If this works out I will supplement with a weekly feature on one deviant whose gallery is being overlooked as a whole. Recommendations are welcome.

I need help to actually be able to help these underappreciated shooters, so if you come across this blog and see something you like, please add my journal to your watch list, and favorites so we can expose as many artists to as many deviants as possible.

And most importantly, when you see something you like here, fave and COMMENT ON the deviation. Lets get some Comment Karma moving around.

This week I have chosen to concentrate strictly on the Conceptual, Abstract, and Surreal categories, since, frankly I was playing catch-up and those were the quickest to get through a full week of. May expand search to all Photos in the future or may continue to jump from category to category... mostly depending on how many people actually catch on to this project.
Without further ado, the Photos of Week 1:
denmark 01 - frame 03 by aaacdr ...  :thumb323082831: ... The game of Moon by ArtemisEclipse ... Re-Birth by BeckyThorp ... :thumb323677570: ... rebirth by bobbywilkins
:thumb323764931: ... crazy mind by andre000 ... Fireflies by CamdenHackworth
Fairy tale forest by AlexisAzriel ... Constructed III by BoholmPhotography ... :thumb323133789: :thumb323507706: ... morceaux de vacances I by C-Jook ...  

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Stigma by gzlovillar
Awaiting acceptance by AllWeKnowIsMuse ... complicado by UndeathRock-Art ... Torture of King by JelinkovaLenka Marine by leingad ... :thumb322614770: ...  10 by sourissme  feel deep inside by vocsso ... :thumb322867452: ... flying swan ballerina by goraakkaya grief by Tanzend ... ... Spiritual Warfare by orphanchipsandsalsa Solitude by Lex-Klann ... Fairy tale forest by AlexisAzriel

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United States
Current Residence: The City I Live In, The City Of Angels.
Favourite genre of music: Jazz (the real stuff), Folk, Hip-Hop(the good kind), Classical, quality electronic
Favourite photographer: Cartier-Bresson
Favourite style of art: hmmm... no idea what that means actually...
Operating System: Oligarchy
MP3 player of choice: IPod 2nd Gen
Shell of choice: Hermit Crab
Wallpaper of choice: I prefer Paint.
Skin of choice: Well, Id like darker skin. Im too anglicky as is.
Favourite cartoon character: Arnold, David the Gnome, the snowman, little nemo, meatwad
Personal Quote: dont kill yourself, unless you find out that youre the buddha
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Davierm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for +fav Hug 

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Anupthra Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Thanks for the :+fav: :aww:
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MapleTealeaf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Photographer

deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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voltage-pixels Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Photographer
:iconbigfav1plz::iconbigfav2plz::iconbigfav3plz::iconbigfav4plz:
my gallery:[link]
hope u may find something interesting :D
a hearty thanks 4r spending ur valuable time on my picture :)

my WEBSITE:[link]
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MonotoneMinimal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
...me again. :D
Thank you for the faves and the watch.
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MonotoneMinimal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Welcome to :iconurbanlifephotography: and thanks for joining.
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EllinorBergman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Photographer
Thank you so much for the comments and the fav, made my day!
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strangexreality Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
thnks for the watch :)
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DougNZ Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Thanks for joining :iconthe-yard-collective: and welcome aboard! :)
The Yard is a Street Photography group, please read what Street Photography is here: [link]
We welcome submissions but could you please read our submission guidelines before submitting: [link]
Regarding submissions - we do have quite high standards so please submit only your best work. In the event of a decline please don’t be discouraged (even our moderators are often declined by the other mods!) but we will always provide feedback if asked.
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espressobsessrepress Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Artist
Done and done and psyched to join in the fun.
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