For our eighth anniversary series "8 Years, 8 Members, 8 Stories" we contacted Flickr members who joined Flickr in February 2004. We asked them what the best thing that’s happened to them since they became a Flickr member, what it is that they love about Flickr, and what their eight favorite photos from other Flickr members are. We will publish the eight installments throughout the day.
Our third story was told us by, Ranjit Bhatnagar (a.k.a. ranjit), from Brooklyn, New York. He tells us that he has met some great friends through Flickr, and even had the chance to go travelling with them to amazing places. Flickr is also the place where his pet dog gets all the international adoration it deserves. Lastly, Ranjit is a great fan of Video on Flickr: "I don’t know much about video, but I am learning, and the 90 second limit to Video on Flickr keeps me (and everyone else) from getting too long and boring."
One other very positive experience Ranjit had with Flickr is that it got him a big show in a major NYC subway station a few years back ( read more about it here). He also used Flickr to coordinate his latest show with the curator at the Brooklyn Public Library. And those nice 90-second-or-less videos are perfect for documenting his sound/art projects.
Here are Ranjit’s eight Flickr faves:
"LOOK AT THOSE TEETH!!!"
"I have no idea how to take pictures of moving people, but spatialk really does!"
"Oops, there’s another picture of my dog."
"The slight overexposure makes this especially comforting for some reason."
"diastema made all these crazy tiny scenes that were part of the inspiration for the play with your food group."
"horticultural_art does amazing things with plant bits and scanners."
"Thin colored stripes are kind of hypnotic."
Thank you Ranjit for sharing your story with us! The next episode will be coming up in a bit.