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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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omerksx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for adding my dA logo to your favorites!!! :woohoo:
A-Koncept3 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Is the DA app going to be available on Windows phones?
ArrogantReality Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
What I really seem to be unable to wrap my mind around is how you appear to be totally oblivious to the simple fact that with every "change" you make, you're losing more truly talented, dedicated members of what used to be a community, and you're also somehow oblivious to the simple fact that most of us who actually have paid attention all these years despise you for your greed, your blatant, naked greed.
matthiew11 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Oh, really? You're an idiot! Facepalm
Stop debating with an admin! I don't like it.
ArrogantReality Featured By Owner 3 days ago
And I give exactly no fucks about what you do and don't like.
hawaiideerr Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god yes
i disagree w/ most of the changes dA is making but w/e ill just suck it up n deal with it
FrogPointPrince Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Who's left dA due to their logo change? List them so I can thank God.
Serrara Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need to be banned. Honestly, you are the one who is oblivious. The fact of the matter is that change is going to occur, and that you just have to deal with it. And, I'm sorry, but who exactly hates :iconspyed:? And he is not greedy! Stop accusing him of this so-called greed! He's the founder of this place, and you need to accept it.

Good day to you.
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