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I had the pleasure of being interviewed for Mortal Muses recently. Mortal Muses was one of the first great groups I got into on Flickr and they have branched out and started a really great photography site.
Click through the image above to read my interview including, most importantly, what I think my superpower would be!
I will put the link to the interview here as well:
(Clicking through the photo will take you to where it is located on Flickr where you can see larger versions and/or more information.)
Regarding the new ‘explore’ feature: As a photographer on Tumblr who features photography of New York City, none of my photos fit into any of the tagging categories currently in Explore. I find this a bit odd considering that Tumblr has tons of people who are interested in city photography. Currently the only Explore tags related to photography are ‘landscape’, ‘black and white’, ‘film’ and ‘portrait’. It’s astonishing that ‘photography’, ‘city’, ‘cityscape’, ‘new york city’, ‘nyc’ or even ‘digital photography’ aren’t up there. It’s also odd that ‘architecture’ and ‘music’ which are also extremely popular topics are notably missing.
The new feature is currently excluding a large majority of original content providers (in the world of urban/city photography) and those people who absolutely love this sort of photography. Explore is now the #1 way for new people to Tumblr to find Tumblrs. You can certainly still search for specific tags (like city, nyc, urban etc..) but many people don’t typically use Tumblr in that fashion (aside from people like myself who love tags). They could tweak the Explore tags in the weeks to come but it’s puzzling that the broad, popular, relevant categories from the Directory didn’t make it to the initial major tags in Explore.