Uhm, yeah, so I had to do these in manual photography class... One of the first lessons in manual photography class, and let me tell you, it's not hard, it's not artsy, it's a developing test. If a bunch of 17 year olds who have ever held a manual camera in their hands can do this, then it's certainly NOT worthy of a DD. Just saying.
I understand why this is an DD. I think it's awesome. It's made with a camera, not with photoshop. It isn't as easy as it looks, I for one would not have a clue how to achieve this with a camera.
I like the color combination, I like the fact that it's not completely smooth. I think it's calming. I think there are abstract paintings/photo's etc. out there I don't get and they are marveled at. I think those pieces receive glory because of the name. And I think that unknown or less known artists who make abstract paintings are being thrown rocks at, which isn't deserved.
I'm kinda new here but I've don't think I've seen so much hate on a DD. Most of you guys need to chill. He is artist, and his work deserves respect. Art can be conceived in a few seconds, or can be polished in a year, it does not matter. A quick sketch made by a brilliant artist may be more valuable than all my works put together in understanding and respecting that lies the seed of greatness and personal growth. However, as much as I respect the statement and the quote of Rothko, I strongly dressage with it. Focusing on a subject is tragic? Here is what I think, and again its just a personal opinion. Subject is indeed crucial, because subject (object, person, light, line, shape.. whatever it may be) is what connects your art with your audience. For example by rejecting "the subject" you make the rejection itself a subject of your statement or art. Which to me as a viewer is little bit hypocritical and insulting (talking about Mark Rothko's statement not work published here).
I don't mean to seem rude or close-minded or anything, but I just didn't feel, well, ANYTHING, when I saw this in my DD box. What is it supposed to be? Then again, I was never a Rothko fan, either. This artist's gallery has pieces more worthy of a DD than this one. Makes me wonder what the selection criteria is for a DD... /shrugs