A few months ago I started a project called The New York Post Project. The pictures can be seen on Flickr as well as on here. I have had one rule all along: do not under any circumstances say anything cruel about the people in my photographs. You can diss me all you want, but leave them be.
The set has now seen almost 2,000 visitors and I’m not sure where they’re coming from, as I do not advertise the link, nor do I send it to friends. But lately, somehow, people have begun to find it. This makes me happy but sadly people have begun leaving nasty comments, which I deleted as quickly as possible.
I love Flickr. I really do.
My only complaint is the fact that a member can’t turn off comments. (At least that I can find.) Apparently there is a way, I just have to figure out how.
It could just be my hormones speaking. I’m not sure. But it really bums me out that there are so many people online who are so willing to be cruel. I just don’t understand. Why take the time to write something so mean about a complete stranger?
All that said if anyone has any suggestions as to what I should do with this project I’m all ears. I really enjoy doing it. Perhaps I’ll find a more permanent home for it, a place where people can’t leave comments or maybe Flickr could give us the option for turning them off?