I'm trying something new — Does it work? Let me know what you think.
Yes, short-form posts that turn us onto an imagemaker we might not have known about previously sounds very interesting to me. And in fact the most appealing. We’re overloaded with information these days and anything long form is getting harder and harder to have time to enjoy. Anything short, but good, is most likely to gain my attention.
I think it's a great idea. While social media is a necessary evil these days, Marketing 101 is still get people to your website first. You can get to know a photographer, their style and what they offer by spending time on their website much better than scrolling social media posts.
I enjoyed this brief but fascinating glimpse into a place I'm not familiar with...and the voice behind the photo.
I think short form is better. I like this idea Andy.
Also great to be introduced to Mériol's images.
Funny we started Aminus3 way back when as a platform for people to post their own image a day, and kind of stuck with it. We've still got some people posting (near) daily pics who have been with us since the start who continue to amaze with their photos nearly two decades later like :
Darkelf, sharing landscapes from Australia and beyond
Helen, also from Australia sharing brilliant travel imagery
Sriram Guruswamy from India has many inspiring pics in his portfolio :
I could go on! And I am thinking your post inspired me to do something similar to introduce some of these excellent photographers to the Substack "Photostack" community. Thanks for that Andy!
I love the idea! Can't wait to discover new photographers
I like your approach very much. Instagram and other sites are overwhelming. Our photo club in Minneapolis, The Ongoing Moment, has such a site now, with 5-10 posts a week. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/theongoingmoment) - Clue = Tom Arndt. Even the Photo-Eye daily email can be overwhelming, but I usually find something of value. Also the Facebook site, https://www.facebook.com/groups/photographybooksandtheory. It gets very little traffic, but has a very rich archive of photographers. All the best to you!
Agreed. This is great, love the opportunity to dig deep into one body of work (or one person's multiple works). That said, enjoy all that you do! Love the exposure to unfamiliar artists. Keep on, please!
I like this but I want even more images. The more images the better.
Absolutely, I’d love more posts like this! I can’t look at Instagram much anymore, it makes my mind scattered. Thank you for sharing about Mériol Lehmann, I especially love aerial photography so it was great learning about the story behind his work as well!
I like this idea!
I think that sounds interesting.
Oh yes I like this idea very much and thanks for the introduction to Meriol. I find myself going on to Instagram less and less these days (either to post my work or to look at others). I get bombarded by too many adverts/irrelevant sponsored content or click on a reel and then get sucked into a rabbit hole wasting far too much time! So yes please to more of this and thank you for doing it.
Anything that keeps me off Instagram's evil ways and connects me to more art is welcome. So, loving this idea.
This is great! The image is stunning, and I really like hearing the photographer's story, and then browsing his website. This definitely works, I hope you keep doing it :)
Yes, this works for me :) Great way to show your interest in someone else's work. It doesn't always have to be a lengthy (news)letter, I think this already has plenty more depth than any other generic social media post #crammed #with #too #many #hashtags ;)