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Apologies for the radio silence.
I’ve been in San Francisco on a work trip the past week, so I’ve been quiet here lately. But I can’t seem to help myself, so I’ve been writing short posts and sharing pictures in Substack’s Notes feed. If you’re looking for an alternative social space, you might check it out. There are lots of writers (and readers) hanging out there and a surprising number of photographers and artists. I’m having fun. You might too.
So many of you responded to my previous post recommending Instagram photographers that I want to write another one. That piece was viewed more than 24,000 times, which makes me realize that in addition to the lengthier things I write here, sometimes short, bloggy recommendations resonate. That doesn’t surprise me. I launched the FlakPhoto blog 18 years ago this summer on a simple premise: people would enjoy discovering a new photographer daily. Instagram devoured my blogging habit, but I’m slowly bringing it back here on Substack. So far, so good.
I love promoting photography and the people who practice it, so I want to make “Five Photographers” a recurring feature here in the Digest. If you still use Instagram, I want to hear from you. Or if there is a photographer you want to recommend, that would be great too. You can reply to this email or write me directly. Thanks in advance for sharing your stuff with me!
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One more thing
The Somerville Toy Camera Festival is celebrating ten years this summer. I’ve never been to this festival, but I love the concept — it’s an annual celebration of toy cameras and lo-fi photography. Cool right? Ann Jastrab is this year’s exhibition juror. If you make these kinds of images, you should submit. The deadline is June 27, 2023.
Okay, that’s all for now. I’m looking forward to seeing your Instagram stuff. You can find me over there @FlakPhoto. Have a great week!