The people behind ARS
Street photographer, artist philosopher, powered by eggs and meat.
Google cloud developer, consultant.
UC Berkeley Historian, poet, victim of eating too many potato chips in one sitting.
The story Behind ARS
Over dinner, good friends Eric, Kevin, and Cindy discussed our dream to build a ‘productive’ community to learn photography by giving and receiving real feedback.
We emphasize the word ‘productive’ because we do not want this platform to just be a mindless ‘consumptive’ platform. Late one night Cindy realized that she was wasting her brain power on the meaningless act of scrolling and clicking like/favorite on others’ photos. She realized that there were so many people around the world like her, who had to much to give but the platform was not conducive to channeling that feedback in a productive way.
How is ARS different from Facebook or Instagram?
The existing platforms for photographers to give and receive feedback are limited to Instagram and Facebook. However, photographers never actually receive feedback because how well a photo is “liked” is dependent on closed social media networks and popularity algorithms. In other words, currently on Instagram and Facebook the photo that you share is not evenly shared to everyone equally.
We – Eric, Kevin, and Cindy – want to change the way photography was shared, seen, and provided feedback. We aspire to revolutionize the photography community by going back to the core of photo making and photo sharing.
Thus, we built ARS. We want to make ART ours again.
ARS, Join the Movement
We’re still iterating, improving, and experimenting. Join us by beta testing ARS and provide feedback to email ArsBetaHelp@gmail.com
- MAKING ART, OURS
- ART REALIZATION SYSTEM
- AUTHENTIC RATING SYSTEM
- ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA
- A ROAD TO SEEING
- ART REVOLUTION SOCIETY
We have big dreams, and so do you!
Share ARS with your friends, family, and photographers. To invest or collaborate, e-mail ArsBetaHelp@gmail.com. Help us to grow through investment, sharing the word about ARS, and reviewing ARS.
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