It’s the end of an era.
I began using Flickr less and less while the service bounced around like a beach ball between owners (Yahoo, Vertizon, etc.). With SmugMug’s acquisition of Flickr this week, I finally decided to pull the plug on my account.
It’s funny to be sentimental about a social media service, but I remember discovering it and using it alongside my friends in grad school.
On a related note, I was discussing with a friend who considered blogging to be dead. The medium is definitely evolving, but I’ve always found comfort in the reliability of self-hosting. Ads, tracking, subscriptions–none of that here.
With that said, here’s a few pictures I recovered from my Flickr account. I’m glad I still have this site as a venue to share them.
Biking the abandoned turnpike in 2011.
Attending the Frank Robinson statue giveaway after a long night at Max’s in 2012.
My son enjoying Hersheypark.
Milton Hershey’s home. Now home to the Hershey Trust, it’s closed to the public, but I was fortunate enough to do a shoot there.
5Pointz – 2006
Manhattan as seen from Weehawken.
Castel Sant Angelo, Rome.