Monday, August 20, 2007

Looking Into

"A photograph is usually looked at -- seldom looked into."
~Ansel Adams


While walking through Chinatown last week taking a few photos, I thought how I have hundreds of images and no forum to display my photographs. I enjoy that this blog is mainly about stories with a few photos thrown in and have struggled to find a place to show images. In the 1990's I used to print my own black and white photographs (yes, in a darkroom) but today the photos I take just sit on my computer hard drive or a disk.

I thought while passing dim sum restaurants about starting a new blog for photos. A place for my work, it would also be a venue for others to share their photos. A few hours later I emailed Jenn in Holland about it. I was thinking of pulling this together in a month or two.

I should not have been surprised upon waking up the next morning to find Jenn had a site set up in hours. Some of you may have read how she landed a job in, oh, 36 seconds. She pretty much created this site in same record time.

So, it is with glee that Jenn and I are launching our new site Looking Into today. The name comes from the Ansel Adams quote above. How often do you just look at a photo, not into it?

Jenn and I welcome photo contributions so please join us for this celebration of photography. But even if you don't want to submit a photo, do visit from time to time. I promise it won't disappoint you.

And don't worry, I'll continue to be in denial right here.

14 comments:

Jodi said...

Congrats! I can't wait to check it out!

chelle said...

Ooo sounds like fun! I am looking forward to peeking in on it :)

Real Life Drama Queen said...

Went there and loving it already. What a fantastic Idea. Where do you ladies find the time?

Gunfighter said...

Cool pics, SMID

Brillig said...

I can hardly wait to "Look Into" everything you have for me to see. I'm already head-over-heels in love with it.

Jenn in Holland said...

Isn't this just fun?

Goofball said...

coooo-hooool!

Fourier Analyst said...

Like I told Ms. Jenn. as if I really need another blog to take up my time or some other reason to be jealous of you guys! Seriously, what a fantastic idea. Good Luck and I am adding it to my faves right now!!

Jami said...

Gorgeous!

Ambassador said...

Can I play too?

Would love to post some pics, let me know. Great stuff on there already!! Ken

Jen said...

This is a WONDERFUL venture! I'm very excited to see your photos!

Also, I hope your friend from her year in China might post more pics?

Leslie said...

I think a photo blog is a wonderful idea. The photos you have posted so far were certainly crying to be shared. You have a gift for photography! I've already subscribed through my bloglines.

Alex Elliot said...

What a great idea!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Sorry I am late on this, but how many photos do you want? :)