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Loneliness

Bonvilston

Hi everyone. I am Peter and I would love to hear your comments on any of my images. I am always keen to learn from others
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Loneliness

22 Nov 2015 4:07PM   Views : 743 Unique : 438

As many of you will already know I have felt bitter about being kicked off another photosharing site for not producing images that were photographic enough. I am getting over that now - not least because of the much more welcoming and open minded attitude of members on here. I feel that the effort going into my digital image creation is at least appreciated.

Still ( there has to be a "but"), it can feel a lonely place. I am constantly looking for others who are working along similar lines to me, mostly in vain. There are images that are digital abstract and are excellent, no they do not seem to constitute the main body of work for anyone.

I have described before my attempts at selling my work. Not successful attempts I admit. I am on two other sites that are the "Print on Demand" variety. That means that they are there to make money from printing your work and framing it - or even turning it into T shirts, telephone covers or shower curtains. I bet Picasso never had those opportunities ! Actually it is generally a bit tacky. But the thing about them is that they do attract a much wider range of people. Many are artists, selling their paintings. Those are often very stuffy and don't consider anything not painted on canvas with oils or water colours to be artworks. But there are those who do consider digital art to be worth while looking at. Amongst those there are a few who produce the sort of essentially abstract images that I have been putting up on here over recent months.

I have formed a group on there called "Creatocracy". This is like the groups on here, but it is selective. It is invitation only. Basically if I like your work you can join !. What is good about that is that people think it is a privilege to be a member - it is EXCLUSIVE. There are some really talented people on there - much better than i am, or ever will be. There is a lot that I can learn from them. This is my main reason for joining a community site like that - or this for that matter.


Creatocracy has just produced its first publication ( well to be fair "I" have just produced it.). This is a FREE online publication hosted by Issuu.com It has gained a significant readership and will be followed by further volumes I am sure. It has also spawned several videos showing how the artists produced them. These will form the core of a YouTube channel. A dedicated website is on its way.

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Best of Creatocracy Vol.1

I have put a lot of work into all of this, but you know what ??? It has been the most rewarding thing I have worked on for a long time.

You know what else ? I think there could be scope for something similar on ePhotozine - not a rival taking members away, but a supplement bringing new viewers to the ork of the best on here. Take a look at what I mean and see what you think. Would it be worth trying to produce a "Best of EPhotozine". Do let me know your thoughts about this by making a comment

Tags: Digital Magazine Art Abstract Creatocracy

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