Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (via brookehatfield)
“This is why you must love life: one day you’re offering up your social security number to the Russian Mafia; two weeks later you’re using the word calve as a verb.”
“Moving to New York ended up bringing me closer to home. Berkeley ceased to be the city where I lived, and became instead a set of values and memories—a nationality.
Suddenly I was Californian, something I’d never been before… How wonderful is it to explain away your peculiarities by attributing them to some faraway place!”
Southern > Georgian > ATLien > Savannian. Yes.
Recently I looked at my Flickr account, and of my 768 contacts, 240 have uploaded in the past week, 360 this month. This was before the new iOS app and Instagram TOS meltdown. These are impressive statistics, considering I’ve been a member since 2005. After hearing it declared “dead” and “irrelevant,” this is a community of people that care about what they are putting up. So much so that many of them pay for it. Flickr is already the paid alternative so many people are clamoring for. Your photos will not be used to create “meaningful brand engagement.” Years after Flickr ceased to be an exciting business story, it remains one of the most important places for photography culture online.
Here are some people active in the last month that I suggest following after you sign up or reset your old password. I am leaving many out, and will update this post.
- Gustavo Gomes
- Marcelo Montecino - drawing from his archive of Pinochet-era Chile
- Alex Cretey Systermans - Magic in France
- Louis Vest - the view from the deck on the Houston Ship Channel
- Pierre Wayser - his musical blend of new and archive photos is one of the best uses of Flickr as its own medium
- Anton Singurov - like Koudelka? try Singurov
Lots of great photography here. I still adore Flickr. Wish all my instagram folks would move there.