Woodward's Model

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The was the catalogue model from the Woodward's department store (now defunct) from the late 70's. In addition to being plastered over a substantial portion of the catalogue, she did a photo session at a photography trade show in Vancouver, BC. Looks like she would fit right in at Studio 54.


This is also my first in a series of photos that will attempt to show you do not need a technially good photograph or even an interesting subject to get a large number of views on Flickr. All that seems to be required is a girl in a bathing suit (or otherwise scantily clad).


Ektachrome 400


The second in the series.


Reprocessed Feb 2013

  • Lisa, lover of monkeys PRO 8y

    Love your experiment! I have yet to figure out how some pix make it to Explore...
  • Adam Parker 8y

    I'm eager to see how your experiment turns out. If you look at any of the 1000 views or more groups, 80% are shots that somehow involve cleavage. Quite sad really. I'm sure this shot will make it there in no time.
  • Russ Beinder PRO 8y

    I'm sure no expert at getting photos in Explore, at least not after having having only a small number up there. I know for sure that it has nothing to do with just pure views. My most viewed photo has not even made a dent in my personal interestingness charts, despite over 2000 views in two weeks (presently #55 on my personal interestingness scale and 2450 views). It probably has to do with the fact that the majority of the referring URLs are from outside of Flickr.
  • Rey PRO 8y

    Well, ya got over a hundred views in just a day!
    But did you know that a comment count's for two views?
    Right now it says 134 views but when I get done clicking post comment it will say 137.
  • Russ Beinder PRO 8y

    Hum... not sure I buy it. The Flickr people are pretty good about such things. However, I have only one account, so it is tough for me to verify. A better test would be to comment on one of my many barely viewed photos. It is quite possible that other people were viewing at that moment. It has been going like that all day.
  • Dmitry Kichenko 8y

    I don't think your experiment worked all that well..
  • Russ Beinder PRO 8y

    You really think so? I have over 200 views after only three days making this my 6th most viewed photo and I have been on Flickr since Feb 2007 and have over 2000 public photos. By tomorrow it will be my 5th most viewed and by the end of next week my 4th. That's a lot of views for this cheezy piece of work.
  • Rey PRO 8y

    I think it worked really well Russ, you now have over 450 views and based on my analysis of the comments adding to the view count, those are real views and not inflated by the four comments made not including yours.

    You proved your point and I would venture to say that this number could double in a weeks time. Interesting thing too is that you didn't really add tags that could have attracted more views.
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • norcal diver down 8y

    I tagged two of my photos with bikini and they are now some of my most "popular"! It just speaks to the flickr demographic.

  • memelacomu 6y

    we are interested in this image for an ad campaign. Please contact us at maryanna@lacomu.com for more info.
  • Stephen Edwards. PRO 5y

    nearly 9000 views but only 6 favourites. i think you've got a solid theory here.
  • Vanessa K 4y

    This photo is linked from the Wikipedia page for Woodwards... I bet a lot of your views are coming from there.
  • Russ Beinder PRO 4y

    There certainly are a few, but I setup that link long after most of the views were already in place. These days, more than half of the views come from a google search.
  • Shiroi (Bob) PRO 3y

    Splendid model. Beautiful face, nice figure and pose.
  • leif_85 PRO 2y

    Russ, you really want to keep up, that this is not "even an interesting subject" (quote see above)?
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