what hath flickr wrought?


Maverick Xpro, originally uploaded by neocles.

My photographer friend, Joe, who himself pulled a Houdini on a substantial flickr presence, IM’d a link to me today. It is to Tim Connor’s blog post about a New York Times article about flickr and the rise of a flickr style of photography. I found it very interesting and cause for reflection about what I think I am doing with with the creative impulse, photography, and flickr. I don’t have any answers to that rumination just yet. But I did notice that telephony is not yet one of the technologies by which this came to you. So far, it’s newspaper, blog, IM, blog. If only I could have twittered in to your wireless refrigerator or toaster oven. Or something.

In any case, let me know how you think my stuff like the shot above fits in to the “style” described, or not.

1 Response to “what hath flickr wrought?”

  1. September 4, 2008 at 10:54 am

    I read something in the news some months ago about the Flickr-look, or Flickr-aesthetic. I think if one looks around Flickr one will find plenty of examples of what they are saying is the ‘look’. However, I also believe that there are tonnes more of non-look pictures out there.

    I think it’s just that some sites generate so much traffic they sort-of become the image that is generated in the heads of folks when the visit or think about Flickr.

    For me personally, I think the Flickr ‘look’ is self portraiture. I see and discover so much self-portraiture that it has, in my mind, become the Flickr-look/aesthetic.

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