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Waiting for the E train to downtown. #NYCstreets

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Um. Yah, the actual photo.. Woops here it is!

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Monet's Water Lillies painted in 1914.

What a fulfilling sight. At this moment I am alone with a room full of this series and I won't forget it. #MoMa
Van Gogh's Starry Night at #MoMa

Not my favorite print because I dislike its popularity. People should dive deeper in to their art communities and support living artists in home decor.

But as an original masterpiece, it is breath taking.

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5D MII 50MM 1.4
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

I have the privilege of making the ultimate day-to-day decisions on deviantART in my acting position as Chief Executive Officer. I Co-Founded deviantART in April of 2000 with jark along with a founding team of individuals including matteo most of whom joined around launch in August. Honorary founding team members include: mccann, chris and spot.


I've had a passion for building online communities since my addiction to game BBS's (doom, doom 2, heretic, hexen, etc.) when I was 12. I co-sysop'd the Netherworld BBS in Northern Virginia at that time (till I was 15) and fell in love with the possibilities; especially as they applied to a global community. deviantART mirrors many aspects of BBS's and as time progresses you will find even closer comparisons to the quality of community MajorBBS and other platforms were able to support. Of course, most of you have no idea what I'm talking about when I say BBS's. Ugh.

I've now spent more than half my life building online communities. Seeking to deliver a mainstream application that captures the depth and passion that I felt for BBS's in my youth youth, rather than my now youth. :D

I'm very proud of the success of deviantART. Especially the fact that we took the road less traveled and arrived a little later, but on our own pure and untainted terms. We're doing it our way.

And that ladies and gentlemen ... feels like a milli-millillion dollars.


Before you read about the future, read about the past. And I think with a past like that and a team like this, it is a bright future indeed.

It is our intention to create the most powerful outlet in the world for known and unknown artists alike.

Most importantly we intend to take our time to do it right. For the first time in history there is connection and communication between artists and fans on a massive scale. deviantART represents a breakthrough for the promotion and exposure of otherwise stranded artists in all corners of the globe. Our job is to make sense of the possibility, and craft it in a responsible manner.

And that's what I'm here to do along with the strong team we've assembled here at deviantART; until the job is done.

(If you have something real and tangible to propose that may help deviantART in one way or another; Feel free to send me a note. I read every note even if I don't respond. Forgive me on the responses, there are thousands of notes!)

Current Residence: Hollywood, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Print preference: Fine Art
Favourite photographer: coxi
Favourite style of art: street
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: there are no choices
Shell of choice: Sea.
Wallpaper of choice: (changed often)
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
Personal Quote: y0.


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XxPolarisTheRoguexX Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you the actual creator of dA?
towamonaka Featured By Owner 17 hours ago
by any chance, are you going to bring back the give a premium membership get a premium membership thing?
Fault-in-the-stars Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
someone made a point what about 'give a pm, get a pm' ? the x-mas thing?
XxXKatrina-StarXxX Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student
merry xmas
princepal Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
Merry Christmas Bro. DA New Logo Christmas Theme Wallpaper By PrincePal by princepal
AllHailShadow916 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Excuse me, I bring no trouble. I assure you. I'm just wondering if you're ever going to do that annual Christmas thing. You know, the "give a pm, get a pm". I thought it was a really sweet thing and it really spread the Christmas joy around. Are you going to do it this year? I would appreciate it very much if you replied to me and answer my question. I know you must be busy but I'm just really curious.
ShadLee55 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would there ever be a chance that you can change da back to the way It was. I mean I know Its a lot of pressure on you guys. But I really don't like the new da.
Nirriti72 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen the sources of what the logo means - it's biaised chopped parts from ''DA''.
I'm sorry but it's way too random. - ask everyone else about it.

Confusion. The other logo made some.. sense, a way you could see something.
Here's it's even less than that - pure abstraction. That part (the logo) out of context looks weird.
Yes, I know my stuff, Graphic Design -wise.

What influenced your choice of color tone?
Why this one in particular?
fusionfalllovers Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Before anyone starts to bother staff members……
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago
What does the new dA logo mean?
The old one at least had dA in it
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