In case you haven't figured it out yet, I've quit flickr. See this posting to get an idea why - and if you can stomach it, see earlier bits in that thread, going back months.
Perhaps one fine day some of the people who currently ru[i]n this website will move on, or will be fired, or (if a miracle happens) they'll get a clue about how to manage a website with a community. One can only wish at this stage.
My flickr pro account will expire in June 2010 - until then, don't be misled by me being a "pro" account holder here. I'm not supporting this wreckage anymore.
The bottom line:
I have moved to www.23hq.com/GustavoG
Please don't feel offended if I quit your favorite group, or dropped you as a contact. I quit most groups and dropped many contacts, but gave up at some point. Nothing personal in either case.
Update, February 2013: How time flies! Certain people indeed moved on, and it seems like flickr is improving. I might start using it again...
- GustavoG's public photos 3,701 photos, 1 member
- My Favorite Line 18 photos, 21 members
- Misinterpreted Text 1,408 photos, 231 members
- Atoms 0 photos, 13 members
- Flickr Hacks 459 photos, 16,546 members
- Utata 400,641 photos, 21,969 members
- Luck 883 photos, 309 members
- FlickRandom 0 photos, 29 members
- 165 photos, 38 members
- Balance 1,364 photos, 503 members
- from BELOW - straight up 7,694 photos, 1,525 members
- Emergence 724 photos, 592 members
- Translations 385 photos, 279 members
- Tips for Recycling and Reusing 929 photos, 1,395 members
"Gustavo thinks, and Gustavo sees, and Gustavo thinks about what he sees… and HOW he sees. His images are beautiful and intelligent, playful and scholarly. It is a total pleasure, and very inspiring, to watch him stir the mixture everyday."
25th November, 2007
jamie B says:
"Always helpful, forever honest in critique, and always present. Gustavo is part of what makes Flickr great. I appreciate him."
24th October, 2005
"Gustavo and I have very little in common. He is intelligent and I am dumb as rocks. He loves numbers, statistics, sees order in chaos; I failed algebra twice and only pretend to calculate in my checkbook register. He is a photographer with an understanding of color, perspective and resolution; I cannot use a camera that does not have an Auto selection.
Yet, despite our differences, we have a friendship. It's because Gustavo bridges the gap, reaches out to me and offers a steady, helping hand. I suspect there are many others who can say the same about him. Many thanks, my friend."
26th August, 2005
"Gustavo is part of a unique breed of photographer with a rare gift. The gift of a truly different perspective, and the ability to share that gift with us through his photographs."
28th July, 2005
"Gustavo is one of those people who makes Flickr so special. While sure he takes a great picture, his commentary and insights are always interesting and thoughtful. He's one of my favorite folks in the flickrverse. I can't imagine this place without him."
30th April, 2005
Mark Interrante says:
"Flickr is a new world of images and relationships and Gustavo is our first cartographer. We are quite lucky indeed. Just as maps are about patterns, his excellent photographs are full of fascinating patterns."
24th April, 2005
"Gustavo draws order somehow of perceived chaos. Recently, I bought a used photography book from a store here near Emory University. In the book, the author discussed how JUST in 1971, the UK produced hundreds of millions of photos.
Now imagine today, how many digital photos are taken a day, how many e-mailed, how many uploaded to YAHOO, Flickr, HELLO, etc . . .
What are the large-scale implications of our digital photo memory?
I have no idea, but Gustavo probably does!"
15th March, 2005
"GG is the master of emergence and the metaworld"
4th March, 2005
Drift Words says:
"Although he's far too clever, he makes up for it by using his polymath powers for good."
4th March, 2005
Broken Haiku says:
"This man surely has a lot to teach me when it comes to photography. His style seems to be summed up by shapes and striving for colour and motion and I'll be interested in following his developement."
3rd March, 2005
"Thank you so much for your graphs. Keep pushing it ahead, we can all join you in the first true virtual space."
9th February, 2005
"GustavoG, you are a phenomenal asset to Flickr, it's good to know you. And your pictures are good too :)"
10th January, 2005
- October 2004