We can break the pattern, we can change the color.
I started using Tumblr in early 2008. I got intrigued by this new sharing platform, mostly peopled by web designers, photographers, artists of any sort, and joining the community was so easy for the novelty-addicted that I am. I needed a place to share my thoughts, things I liked and - above all - my photos. Facebook was not an option (and yet it isn’t) while Tumblr was outstanding in its fresh, young look, so far away from my little provincial world. I joined - as stated above, it was easy - and I started sharing my photography.
So, why I’m telling you this story? Because I’m leaving. I’m not going to delete my account, otherwise I will log-in on and off to check your photos out, and like them, but I will not share mine anymore. I am not leaving photography, but I am not interested in making it public: it makes no sense to me anymore though I am still firmly convinced that online sharing has given me the opportunity to grow up, learn and meet new realities. Sometimes people wonder why I like so much photography and, above all, watching photos. The answer is a question: “why don’t you share my passion for photography?”
I love watching photos: I can see the world with your eyes. I’m eager, I’m curious, I want to see what you see, be in your mind, see nature, cities and people walking, eating, doing sport, having fun, having sex, embracing, kissing, in the way you do. So, I will stay here, but I will be a quiet - though eager - spectator.
It’s time to move on, sea-change, and it’s not because things have changed, but because I’ve changed.
Thank you all,
(Email: damiano.cer /at/ gmail.com - Twitter)
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