We have been getting a lot of requests to bring back the Darkroom Prophecies podcast, I didn’t even realize how many of you listened to it. Moving around a bunch, traveling, etc. slowed it down for sure, but the conversations were still there just not being recorded. Anyways, we fired it back up and started over. Episode 01. Have a listen. And if you have any predictions, prophecies, ideas about what the future holds, you are welcome to be on the show. Email me. Thanks.
I have lists of ideas for videos, podcasts, interviews, reviews, polls, etc etc. And of course everyone I know has even more ideas for Hamburger Eyes social media, contests, collabs, etc. all for the intention of getting more eyes onto the website. Attention that is.
Within that attention is embedded the dream of “more sales” and not hating on it, this is the arena we have willfully entered. But, as I have been many times before again and again, you get buried by this dream. You get overwhelmed by all this “content” that needs to be made.
Today I was thinking why haven’t I attacked anything on these lists yet. It’s because I just wanna look at cool photos and make some cool zines out of them. That’s it.
I think we forget to keep it simple. I realized that updating this blog is easy. I realized that making these zines is easy. Why make it hard? I guess what I am trying to say is that I have been spending a lot of energy brainstorming in the marketing department when really all the energy should go into creating in the production department.
I agree that we have to step out of our comfort zones to expand horizons, but I also agree that we have to build on our strengths.
The idea is to do more of what your good at. Lots more. So expect more bloggy updates and more zines. You already knew that.
You may have noticed the forums were deleted. There was just not enough action in there. That’s ok. But there was some really good content and info and resources while it was going. Here are some of the photo related podcasts that were listed by multiple members. There was more but with the dismantling of the forums, these are what remained. If you have some that we should check out, put a link in the comments! Enjoy.
PODCAST REBOOTED. I finally figured out what I want to do with YouTube, something that’s easy and informative. Here’s a hang out with photographer Tobin Yelland. We talk about being a photographer on movie sets and other things.
Also I have exported the audio versions to serve as a “podcast”.
I was fixing up some stuff on this site when I came across our almost forgotten ARCHIVES page. It hit me that I have been working on this website since 2003. Between 2003 – 2006 I had to build pages in html. And then in 2006 we installed this system, WordPress, and I remember posting at least every day. We had a podcast, we made vids. We blogged. I’m guessing social media started taking over around 2010. It started innocently. I remember not being that into it for Hamburger Eyes. But then the seduction.
There was a time when the podcast got turned into a talk show about the future. And we experimented with other “content” that didn’t really catch. I remember going hard for a year or 2 making like 4 zines a month and not wanting to put anything online. And then we lost the studio. And then all of a sudden Instagram literally took over, I changed this site to basically just a feed from our Insta account. I guess I’m saying I miss working on this site. And I wanna go back to it. No more Insta feed. I can do better. Analytics will say people are only looking at social media anyways, but my intuition is saying the content should start here and then pass it out and around later. That’s how it started and how it still should be. It’s addicting lurking on comments and likes on an app. It’s too easy to say no one is looking at the site. It’s lazy. So get ready for more… blogging. And featuring more photography and photographers.
Probs a lot of broken links but sill fun to dig around here: