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Art is meant to be shared.

Most artists act like art is meant to be protected. Here's the typical process: the artist creates art. The art is ground-breaking and incredible, and no other person has ever thought of this art. If any single person other than the artist ever had access to this art, they would immediately recognize the art for what it is, steal it, and make a fortune, leaving the artist out in the cold without a coat. Since the art will instantly be stolen by anyone who has a chance to, the artist must build a huge wall around the art, to protect it from all the mean, brilliant art thieves. You want a look at the art? Fine, I'll let you peek through the tiniest of chinks in the wall, but to access the art, you'll have to pay, I don't share unless it benefits me directly.

Visual artists post their art at tiny resolutions, or plastered with ugly watermarks.

Musicians let you listen to a 15 second clip, and put DRM protection on their music.

Everyone is trying to find a way to make it impossible to steal from the Internet, but it's always possible.

Now, I want artists to be paid for their art, and paid well, but there is something fundamental about art that most artists don't understand: the best way to receive is to give. The beast way to have a huge following of people who are dying to spread the word about you and your art (Seth Godin called them 'sneezers') and lining up to give you money for your art (some people call them 'paying customers') is to share your art aggressively and freely, without always having to always get something out of the deal. Be generous. Break down the wall. If you weren't so afraid to let people inside, they might have a chance to really love your art.

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Ranvir Deb
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Current Residence: Bhubaneswar,Orissa,India
Favourite genre of music: Rock(General or Alternative mainly),Trance(Psychaedelic Trance mainly and Progressive),Dance
Favourite photographer: Mike Shaw, Steve McCurry, Dabboo Ratnani, Patrick Di Fruscia
Operating System: Windows 7 Premium


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Marmotica Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
IngoSchobert Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello there, Raan

Thanks for adding me to your watch list,

raan-bbsr Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   Photographer
Your work is great! Keep it up :D
AngelaLouwe Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice gallery :)

I'm going in holiday in India this year! :D
raan-bbsr Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   Photographer
Thank You!
Any plans of coming to Orissa? if yes, do shoot in a mail at :)
AngelaLouwe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer

Sorry, I went to Goa in October already. It was quit an experience, first time outside of Europe :)
aliyilik Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much for the favs...
Nali999 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You have wonderful gallery!!!!!!!!I catch it from Saswat sahu,s FB.He is my DA friend.I would like to share your works of photography.Soooooo
beautiful.and professional.You got more ,with your young age.go have a bright future.I'm sure you are the best creative photographer in India near future.good luck!!!!!!see my gallery also>Nali999>and visit www.fineart < thanks...:XD:
raan-bbsr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011   Photographer
thank you so much. really appreciate the support. am glad you like my work.
what do u do and where are you from?
Nali999 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm from SRI LANKA..your neighbor country.And also DA gallery I see my page and find.I'm nature photographer...since I was 20 years old.I love nature so much.One day I supposed to visit INDIA.Resently Im'doing Batik creations.Before I was work as freelance photographer and writer for news papers.Now not doing such jobs.Thanks for reply......:)
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