Our mission is simple: tell a story through photography. Photography is the visual current of an artist's dream. It is the snapshot of poetic imagery; the conversion of a thousand words into a single image. It is a story.
We welcome you to tell yours.
Was your deviation declined?
If anyone wants to know why their work was declined they only have to ask, and one of the admins will write a critique. Feel free to ask us on the submission process itself or send us a note (do not ask on the profile page of this group). We will not give you a reason for declining if you do not ask.
Think differently. Think in the context of what this group is trying to accomplish. The next time you take a photo, think of it in terms of storytelling. Then, share it with us.
We allow only 1 submission per gallery per week per artist. This means you can submit 5 deviations (1 to Death, Life, Birth, Love and Earth) per week. This will give the administration team enough time to vote for approval on the submitted artwork, and allow enough time for people to appreciate the artwork being delivered.
If your artwork submission is declined, do not take it personally. We are looking for specific artistic pieces to be featured. If it does not fit our basic theme--an image with story--it will not make it. Please only submit your proudest work that fits our criteria. (The technical work of the camera and the photo processing will also be considered during the approval process.)
The Story of Death can contain any photography dealing with the moments before, during, or after death. It can involve humans, animals, or nature, or even the abstract representation of your dream of death.
The Story of Life deals with all things before death and after birth. It is the middle-stages of life. Once again, do not limit this to human--be creative.
The Story of Birth represents anything in its infancy, or even the pregnancy of such life. This gallery also transcends all forms of living beings.
The Story of Love showcases the connection between one living being with something else in the world. This is not limited to couples, so think extraordinary. Love is all around us. It is beautiful, it can be dark, and it can be of something spiritual.
The Story of Earth is the tale of our planet. It generally does not involve humans, as those are categorized in the galleries above. These photos tell a tale without human involvement, only the photographer and the scene.
The Story of Body is the intriguing tale of artistic nude photography. Men and women are accepted so long as it is tasteful and artistic. We reserve the right to decline any submissions we feel do not fit the criteria of this category.
Watchers: Enjoy the stories as they unfold by your favorite artists! Your favorites and collections are greatly appreciated.
Members: You do not have to submit regularly, but it is encouraged to at least favorite other art while you are idle. Members have no voting privileges and have low responsibility.
Contributors: Being in a position of trusted art submission, it is expected that you contribute art as you make it. We have accepted or invited you into this position based on the content of your regular deviations. Spreading the love by actively finding other artists and artworks for the Haven is encouraged. You do not possess any voting privileges.
Co-Founders: In this position of extreme responsibility to the Haven, it is required that you actively visit the group, vote on new members and submissions, and actively submit your work and others. Co-founders and the group creator are the only ones able to make decisions regarding the progression of the group.