I'm an academic and accidental photographer who first started using Flickr as a way of getting images on my blog. I use the on-the-run identity not because I'm a criminal or anything like that but because of the way I use Flickr - and that's about trying to capture what has meaning to me as I go about my daily life and travels. I see things I like and I just click. I don't waste time setting up shots, cropping, photoshopping or anything like that (although I appreciate it when others do that). My approach is like a drive-by shooting, click'n'go.
There's a bit of post-hoc organisation going on too, as I start putting things in sets - but that's just a way of understanding the kinds of things I end up shooting. I've always done some tagging because I'm interested in how that works and I've recently been a bit more systematic about titles and labels.
In the course of my academic work, which is concerned with the interface between new technology, literacy and learning I've written a couple of things about Flickr and I'll be putting in some links to these in the near future.
Photos of on-the-run (1)
on-the-run's favorite photos from other Flickr members (5)
- The Pritzker Architecture Prize on Flickr (Post 1 - Award 2) 104,652 photos, 9,717 members
- Architectural Monuments of Romania 4,196 photos, 273 members
- TBG - Masters of the Words 808 photos, 172 members
- PERSONAL BEST - Preserving Meaningful Moments 389,254 photos, 11,904 members
- Meersbrook & Heeley 539 photos, 68 members
- wordiness 1,072 photos, 131 members
- Padlocks 796 photos, 136 members
- European Vans 21,025 photos, 1,598 members
- Kid Acne 757 photos, 127 members
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- Guy Merchant
- November 2004
- Chesterfield, UK
- I am:
- Other and Taken
- my vedana