(That we cannot use special characters (say, a question mark) in our titles already makes me wonder 'What?')
I want art that makes you say or think 'WHAT?', that causes a double-take, contains a double (or more) entendre (good puns always welcome), confuses and confounds, or that makes you question your eyesight or the artist's sanity. It will be especially welcome, but not required, if our final response is laughter or groaning. Look for the contest, coming soon to a computer near you.
Although they may be parts of a 'What?' submission, please do not submit works which only raise the questions 'Who?', 'Where?', 'Why?', 'When?' or 'How?'. Those groups or contests may be forthcoming.
Please recommend other FAA artists to us or us to them.
(I chose 5 pics per day because I don't want to be overwhelmed or underwhelmed with entries, merely whelmed. I'm not on site every day.)
Howdy, y'all. First, I want to thank you all for submitting your 'best' work. Second, thank you for sending your 'not best' work. Last, but not least, thank you for sending your 'worst' work. (Sometimes it is the most interesting.)
'WHAT question mark' (WHAT?) is intended for work (or play) that surprises, questions, confuses, confounds and contradicts expectations, plus a bunch of other undefined stuff that makes it unique. 100% of submissions receive 'likes' just for submitting, a few get favored, a few get comments and I send 99.99%+ to the home page features. On some submissions I spend time trying to figure out why someone repeatedly sends mundane (to me) photos of flowers, landscapes, trees and buildings, essentially the same things over and over. I don't want to discourage anyone from submitting anything they think fits the group criteria but I also don't want pictures without variety. To me, pictures of the same subject matter shown from different angles aren't unique. Forgive me for being a Barbarian (my wife's name is Barbara).
I want to make some suggestions. Whereas most images are obviously WHAT? and are their own explanation, for some a good description which educates or explains what makes the image special helps a lot. How does this relate and to what or whom? What characteristics make it WHAT? to the artist? Some pictures say WHAT? by themselves (see Piggy and Martin Davey, for examples) while some have ongoing 'story lines' or progressions (see Broken Soldier and Mike Savad). And yes, those examples could be reversed and still be valid. A lot of submissions fit in both categories, but not all of them fit in either.