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A welcoming space for photographers creatively exploring emotive, challenging and non-mainstream concepts, styles, subjects and genres.
Founded 1 Year ago
Sep 19, 2016


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A celebration of photography from the gallery of SubversiveAesthetic 

Thought-provoking. Stylish. Dark. Bizarre. Creative. Fascinating. Unusual. Memorable. Beautiful. Photography for grown-ups.

EXSOMNIS by MenervaTau

Plane Wreck by DominikaAniola

I Can See By Your Eyes You're Just About Gone by slephoto

Ready for the fall by sxsvexen

passing through by seelengrau

In The Woods by SometimesAliceFX

Castaside by mastertouch

Madness by Sherl91

LITTLE PEOPLE by alan1828

untitled by DasGhul

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About SubversiveAesthetic

What We Do

Thought-provoking. Stylish. Dark. Bizarre. Creative. Fascinating. Unusual. Memorable. Beautiful. Photography for grown-ups.

The group welcomes photographs that are considered to contain Mature Content as per DA's policies and are tagged as such. This includes artistically presented nudity, fetish themes, dark and challenging concepts, and simulated violence, injuries and gore. Please do not join or watch the group if any of those things offend or upset you.

What We Don't

The following guidelines can be difficult to explain precisely. Definitions and explanations will be updated with greater clarity and detail as that becomes possible. Please look at our gallery to gauge the kind of image that fits here.

:bulletblack: We aren't into Page 3 style or Readers' Wives style glamour.

:bulletblack: We aren't into the 'fetish' version of Page 3 or Readers' Wives style glamour either.

:bulletblack: Photos with no concept or message beyond "Oh look, I have genitals" or "Oh look, I have feet" are not a good fit here.

:bulletblack: This isn't the place for humorous or comedic photography.

What We Definitely Don't

These are non-negotiable hard limits.

:bulletblack: No violations of DA's policies. Whether or not you agree with the policies, they still apply and we still agree to abide by them as members of the site. Some FAQs and policies are clearer than others, but we aim to understand and apply them honestly and with the best of intentions rather than seeking loopholes.

:bulletblack: No depictions of actual violence or suffering, human or animal. While this can be a valuable aspect of documentary photography, context is important and it is not appropriate to have war photography, for example, appearing next to theatrical fine art horror photography in a way that they could be perceived to be of the same genre.

:bulletblack: All images must be entirely your own with the exception of textures and other resources appropriately used in the context of digital darkroom work and similar processing techniques, which should be credited where required.

:bulletblack: No models under the age of 18 or models intentionally styled to look under the age of 18 in nude, fetish, glamour, pin-up or any other sexually themed, erotic or sexually suggestive imagery.

How To Join

:bulletblack: If you're a photographer, please click the Join Our Group button to apply to join as a Member.

:bulletblack: If you haven't ventured into our kind of photography just yet but you intend to, you're welcome to +watch the group for a while and then join later.

:bulletblack: If you're interested in following group submissions but don't wish to submit, you can do this by +watching us.

:bulletblack: Deactivated accounts will be removed from the group and submissions from accounts which have since been deactivated will be removed from the gallery. This is done with respect for people who have chosen to no longer use DA but who may not have left groups prior to deactivating their account.

Quality and Standards

:bulletblack: It is notoriously difficult to describe what makes a high quality photo, especially with so many styles, techniques, equipment and materials in use in the photographic world.

:bulletblack: With this in mind, we ask that whatever you do is obviously intentional. For example, there is a clear visual difference between accidentally underexposed and intentionally dark, or intentionally stark lighting and "I have no idea what I'm doing but I bought a flash".

:bulletblack: It doesn't matter what camera you use and there are exceptions to every rule. For example, it is entirely possible to create a stunningly artistic photograph with a mobile phone in a mirror. It is also entirely possible to use that exact set-up and take a careless snapshot.

:bulletblack: In the spirit of the group, you are encouraged to submit your experimental work providing it is created with artistic intent and creative vision.

How To Submit To The Gallery

:bulletblack: The group is for PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY.

:bulletblack: The gallery folders are set up to mirror DA's current photography gallery structure, which makes it really easy to know which folder to submit to. Simply choose the one that matches the category your photo is in on DA. For example, if you submitted your photo to DA in the Photography > People & Portraits > Artistic Nude category, place it in the Artistic Nude, Fetish, Glamour and Pin-Up folder in the group's gallery.

:bulletblack: Submissions are currently set at 5 per folder per week per person. This may change in future depending on the volume of submissions received and the activity in the group.

:bulletblack: The Featured folder is not open for submissions. Photographs that exemplify the nature of the group will be placed here by admins.

:bulletblack: Submissions are not automatically accepted. Each one will be reviewed by an admin prior to being accepted or declined. The group aims to be inclusive but if you've read all the other information here it will be clear to you already that it's not an "any and all photography" place.

:bulletblack: If your submission is declined, please refer to the What We Don't and What We Definitely Don't sections. If you still don't understand why your submission was declined, please respond politely with a comment ON THE SUBMISSION IN YOUR MESSAGE CENTRE. Please do not comment on the group page.

:bulletblack: If you find that your submissions are regularly being declined, it may be that this is not the group for you. That doesn't make you less of an artist or us less of a group. DA has thousands of groups so if this one isn't a good fit, you'll have no problem finding another one that is.

Helpful FAQs

These FAQs may be useful when creating and sharing your photography in this group and beyond.

:bulletblack: FAQ #220: What is Mature Content?

:bulletblack: FAQ #554: Is my deviation Mature Content?

:bulletblack: FAQ #199: How do I add Mature Content tag to my deviation?

:bulletblack: FAQ #13: Does a Mature Content tag make it safe for me to submit whatever I want?

:bulletblack: FAQ #305: Is posting 'Adult' oriented artwork alright if I censor it first?

:bulletblack: FAQ #23: What are DeviantArt policies on nudity?

:bulletblack: FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?

:bulletblack: FAQ #12: DeviantArt doesn't allow 'Hate Art', 'Hate Speech' or 'Hate Propaganda', what is this?

:bulletblack: FAQ #7: What is the policy concerning photographs of corpses, cruelty or death?

:bulletblack: FAQ #284: Can we submit photographs showing actual injury, self-harm and mutilation?

:bulletblack: FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?

:bulletblack: FAQ #303: I'm offended by something I saw on the website!

Gallery Folders

Exodus 7:19 by TanyaSimoneSimpson

Mature Content

The Worms Crawl In by PorcelainPoet

Mature Content

La Scintillante by MD-Arts
Beloved by Mrs-White
Abstract and Surreal
Bitter and Alone by DasGhul
Creeping Tide by dramaticpeanut
... (sunl)i(ght) by Callme-Ismael
EXSOMNIS by MenervaTau
Architecture, Transportation, Urban and Rural
1496, old AMCOR papermill. by thespook
late afternoon at the park by KizukiTamura
Vetus volumen II by Sherl91
High above by Finsternisss
Artistic Nude, Fetish, Glamour and Pin-Up

Mature Content

Gothic Queen Reclined by A-Glass-Brightly

Mature Content

Mlle A 034 by ov3

Mature Content

Heartache by Pixelcoma

Mature Content

Arrache Moi by jacobmadamour
Conceptual and Still Life
Offering by MarkTurtoo
Emperor by DasGhul
Function(b)-critical Failure by MarkTurtoo
Small Treasures of Death and the Earth by TanyaSimoneSimpson
When Night Falls by Iskaeldt
Madness by Sherl91
Black by Sherl91
Rouge Criss by XaviRoStudio
Horror and Macabre
Dark Queen by DarkPleasureDesign
Das Gesicht Im Wasser by jant-photo
Cirque by PorcelainPoet
Dryad by PorcelainPoet
Other Categories
Forest III by Sherl91
Where the nymphs live by Sherl91
Croix de l'ours by ov3
The Lake at Wykeham by zingzangzu
People and Portraits
OB. 01 by Flyy1
SaSc. 03 by Flyy1
AB. 45 by Flyy1
We are coming for you by Flyy1
Photojournalism and Street
Next by ByrdsEyePhotography
goodbye cruel world by SAMLIM
Loving Her Alone by Yuukon
Two lives by siddhartha19





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KizukiTamura Featured By Owner 9 hours ago   Photographer
Thanks a lot for the request :aww: :hug:
Finsternisss Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the request :)
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