Are you a photographer?
I'm developing a new idea for a recurring feature to launch in the New Year and I hope some of you will be a part of it. Plus, a call for Winter Pictures!
The start of something new
It’s a little early for New Year’s resolutions, but I’m thinking about where I want to take the newsletter in 2024 and connecting the dots on some ideas I’ve been mulling over these past few weeks. Like many of you, I’m hooked on Instagram. And yet, the more I use it, the more I realize how awful it is for looking at and, more importantly, really seeing pictures. I’ve written about this previously, so I won’t belabor the point.
I want to do something about it — for myself and my readers. I think the newsletter might be an antidote to so much inattentive scrolling and an opportunity to dig a little deeper into the photographers I admire.
I'm developing a new idea that’s a throwback to the old FlakPhoto blog I used to write: I plan to feature imagemakers and the stories behind their photography. I'm just getting started, but you can see where I'm heading with this concept here:
I trust many of you are photographers, and I want to hear from you. More than 25,000 people get the newsletter. It's not a huge audience, but it's an excellent opportunity to put your work in front of a community of colleagues and photo folks and probably a fun way to add a creative dimension to your photography practice.
Please leave a link to your website in the comments if you want to work with me on something. And feel free to email me directly if you wish.
Thanks in advance for considering this. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Show me your Winter Pictures?
I mentioned this in my previous post: It's a tradition to show Winter Pictures on FlakPhoto this time of year. Show me your favorite seasonal photographs by tagging them #flakphotowinter on Instagram, and I'll publish the ones that catch my eye here and on the FlakPhoto Instagram. I'm looking forward to seeing your stuff! ❄️
One more thing…
The picture at the top is from a book by Yann Gross & Arguiñe Escandón. Editorial RM published Aya in 2019 and reprinted it in 2021; from what I can tell, it isn’t currently available. If you can find a copy, grab it! I love this little book and return to it often, which is the point of print — it lasts. You can read about Aya in The Guardian and see more of these gorgeous images on Yann’s website. I hope you dig this. Enjoy!
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