What is flickr?

Again I am moved to write a short piece about flickr. Partially because I have really been spending a great deal of time there but also because things are changing rapidly. And I have set up a group to try and gather some of the old timers.

One of my contacts has shared a picture that uses a tool that flickr is so good at delivering. The notes tool it is great fun. It’s a bit like hashtags on Instagram and twitter, they add a layer of context and even more meaning to a picture, but rather than me bang on about it, have a look at this picture by Cogblogdog

Cogblogdogs note laden picture on flickr utilises flickr notes really well.
Click through to flickr to see the notes in al their glory!

The Problem of Context, Photography & the Internet?

Context has always been paramount in the last 100 years or so of art; perhaps longer but I’ve forgotten more than I care to remember about art history. Smart players have always used their knowledge of their medium’s history to take it forward. However other players are just reinventing the wheel and appealing to younger,… Continue reading The Problem of Context, Photography & the Internet?