From One Day in History—an account of the survivors from the mass shooting at a summer camp on the island of Utøya, Norway, that killed 69 young people
An amazing series of portraits. I looked at this one for a long time as I went to primary school with this girl.
The New Flickr
Yesterday, Yahoo launched their new version of Flickr. The new version has undergone dramatic changes, eliminating most white space on the site and filling it up with photos. The photostream looks like the Tumblr dashboard, and the work on your profile is arranged similarily to 500px. Except all the way to the edges.
It’s all about the photography, said Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo in her keynote as she presented the new Flickr. The biggest feature was the 1TB of free space supplied to each user (making the former Pro membership a bit redundant, although you can pay to get rid of ads or expand your space), enabling users to upload a photo every day for 61.5 years without running out of space.
This 1TB of free space sounds great. Now you no longer have to worry about resizing your work. Or editing it, because it will all fit anyway. Upload more often, upload more! This seems to be Yahoo’s idea of a good photo site. No white space and tons of work, less considered than before. A site bursting with mediocrity, but now without the white space.
To further support this, Mrs. Mayer manages to say the following in her keynote: “There is no such thing as Flickr Pro today because [with so many people taking photographs] there’s really no such thing as professional photographers anymore.”
That quote on it’s own is quite enough. It is of course a very clumsy and ignorant thing to say, and she alienates a lot of photographers with it. I get the feeling Mayer has little understanding for the strengths and qualities of the medium, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the new Flickr is a success. The question is, will anyone bother looking?
Brent Cross, 2013
Brent Cross, 2013
C41 developing times with Fuji Hunt C41 5L kit
Jonathan de Villiers
In front of a night club. Jeff Wall, 2006