Not many, I know. I am delighted by the quality of those followers though because they include at least two dozen photographers whose professional and personal work I admire along with a small number of picture editors and commissioners of photography. Sadly, the young picture editor whose comment triggered this project still hasn’t added herself as a follower but that’s probably just as well because out of those sixty-nine images only eight have the hashtag #newwork which I’m using to indicate brand new pictures shot since I established my account. It has been great going back through archives to find the others and I’ve still got a dozen or so #archivephoto options that haven’t been posted yet.
Being an arch-nerd I am interested in who looks at what and trying to work out why some pictures are popular whilst others don’t appear to be. I haven’t drawn any conclusions yet but, as I write this, my two most popular photographs are colour ones as are the three least popular. Black and white seems to be popular across the board which is really interesting.
I care far more about this blog that I do about Instagram so here’s a #newwork image that hasn’t made it to Instagram yet #yousawitherefirst