Flickr! Schwag!

A parcel from flickr!

Recently I reached out to the new owner of Flickr about Schwag. Much to my delight and surprise I received a response and the schwag arrived Friday in the mail!

In flickr’s early days all that was required to receive schwag was to plan a meet up. This was done by a local group of photographers based in Melbourne. I know others occurred around the world. Lots of fun was had by all and eventually a ‘group exhibition‘ was organised.

TYAT [Ten years ago today]

Flowerdale 2009-02-09 12:40:54

Some of the worst bushfires Australia had seen occurred in February 2009. It took many months for several small towns and villages to open as it was a gigantic crime scene. My meagre attempts at making pictures do not nor will they ever express and convey the loss and anguish felt bot those caught directly in its path. Not to mention the total sense of me being an alien in my own country.

Rumination on flickr’s popularity?

Flickr was launched on February 10, 2004 by Ludicorp, a Vancouver-based company founded by Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake. I stumbled upon it somehow in late 2004. At the time I was a bit over fiddling with my vicnet site and my tripod site I had at least one blog at the time on blogger.… Continue reading Rumination on flickr’s popularity?