One of the first semi-social sites I ever used was Flickr, the photo sharing site.
I've been using it for 11 years now and, although I don't jump on regularly anymore (all my uploads are passive pushes from other services like Instagram), every so often I receive a notification that someone liked a photo, commented, or invited me to join a group. I love getting these notifications because I get reminded of photos I took many years ago of which I'd completely forgotten I snapped.
These, for example, which I took more than six years ago, tend to find an audience every year or so.
It was a fun shoot I did with my friend Blake, the guy on the bike. He knew I was a photographer and he always wanted shots taken while riding the ramps of a local skate/bike park. I'd never snapped pics of this sort so I was more than willing to oblige.
If these were taken with a traditional film camera, I'd have forgotten about them forever. Being digital and uploaded to a photo sharing site, someone invariably finds them and reminds me they exist.
I love the Web.
But if you take them with a film camera now and have them developed, they also scan them for you, which means easy upload! ;)
These are great!
Posted by: Marie | Friday, 26 February 2016 at 07:08 AM
Then I also have to store the photos. Blech. I'm digital all the way.
Posted by: kapgar | Friday, 26 February 2016 at 08:17 AM