Calling All

Over the past week of settling into my daily shooting and posting routine over on Yesterday Was Only I couldn’t help but think about all the other fantastic photographers out there that follow along with me here on fiftyfootshadows. As often as I am able I follow links left behind by commenters and often find a lot of great work. An idea popped into my head this weekend that I figured would be easy enough to get going so I wanted to toss up a quick post to get things started rather than putting it off.

I would like to collect links from anyone reading who has their own photography collection online. This could be a blog, a Flickr or 500px feed, or anything of this sort. My only rule is that it be a site full of original photographic content created by you, not sourced from elsewhere online. Simple enough right?

My plan is to collect and follow all of these feeds on a regular basis. Any with RSS I will be adding to my RSS reader for convenience sake.

Why am I doing this? Because I sometimes feel I don’t network enough online. 50ft is a bit of an island where I have always just sort of made up things as I went along. I don’t play much of the trendy link blogging games or actively run amok on any social networks. This is my way of reaching out to everyone following along, silently or otherwise. I plan on regularly keeping up with everyones output and potentially looking for guest wallpaper images among these pages. Something I would really love to start doing more regularly.

I am considering making this group of photographers into a bit of an unofficial network and including a page here on the site where everyone can have a place to find other photographers in the underground community but I have not really fully considered this just yet.

So hop on down to the comments, whether I know you already or not, and leave a link for me to add to my feeds. Don’t be shy! I greatly appreciate you sharing and look forward to seeing everyones great work.


  1. DOF Factory - February 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I am a regular reader of your blogposts, and I am glad you will be mine ;)

  2. Shawn Blanc - February 18, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Hey, John. My photos all go up on Flickr, right here.

  3. Todd Rains - February 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Well, my work is found at, a site that is in the process of a desperately needed overhaul.

    I love your work, and while it’s definitely much different than mine, maintaining a variety of inspiration has always been a benefitted to me.

    Keep up the good work,

  4. MouMou - February 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Long time reader of yours! I have a Flickr profile here :) I’m not great, but I do really enjoy taking photos and I think that’s largely what matters!

  5. Steven Scott Murphy - February 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I love your site and photography work.

    It’s your site I used as an inspiration for my own. Been making images for the last 4 years and thought it would be a good idea to start showing off some of my work.

  6. Boaz - February 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I’ve been an avid follower for the past year or so, I’m flattered that you’d even consider looking at my work :)

    I usually post at

    Your more than welcome to drop by. Also, expect some great shots from my recent visit to the Czech Republic to go up there soon!

  7. Tyler Suits - February 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Here is a link to my Instagram account!

    Just playing. Please keep up with the new blog, I love your daily photos. It’s like a new wallpaper every day!

  8. Chad - February 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Love your images and words… keep it up.

  9. Claire - February 18, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Long time reader, first time commenter…
    What a great idea! It can be tricky to discover new and interesting photographers so this is a great way to do it.
    Our photo blog is fairly new, hope you like having a little look!

  10. Natalie - February 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm


    I have been following your photography since first seeing it on pixelgirlpresents and it inspired me to get more serious about my photography hobby. For a long time, I mainly took pictures just to turn into wallpapers and you can find those on my web site linked above. Everything else, and what I consider the main repository of my photography is on flickr.

  11. Claire - February 18, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Long time reader, first time commenter…
    This is such a good idea, it can be tricky to find new and interesting photographers so this is a great way to do it.
    Our photo blog is fairly new, hope you like having a little look!

    p.s apologies if this comment comes up twice, seemed to disappear the first time!

  12. Drew - February 18, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Totally loving the new daily blog John. Keep up the good work!

  13. Jeremiah - February 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Been being inspired by you for a while now. My wife and I started a Project 365 this past year:

  14. Daniel Krausz - February 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I am doing a 365 project and I upload the photos here:
    I also have a Flickr profile, where I upload my favourite pictures from the project and other photos:

  15. Jjide - February 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Great idea, here is where I post most of my photos for now…

    looking to get something online elsewhere soon

  16. zo_cat - February 18, 2013 at 7:23 pm


    I would most welcome any kind of chat from yourself. I do enjoy reading your thought. My portfolio is up on my site,, but I also have a flickr ( I was inspired by your yesterdaywasonly post and also started something similar of my own at


  17. Kramer Wetzel - February 18, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    It’s a simple photo blog, although, I don’t consider myself a photographer — an image a day from Alamo City (San Antonio, TX)

  18. Dave - February 18, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Neat idea, looking forward to see what you’ll come up with :)

  19. Benjamin Chait - February 18, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Hey there. Posting travel photos and writing at and occasionally on Flickr/Instagram as @benjaminchait.

  20. Tyler Payne - February 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I post at and was inspired by your theme on this blog and got the same one :) Thanks.

  21. Kyle - February 18, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Would love to be involved; hope my site is ok.

  22. Jorge Quinteros - February 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Hi John –

    Love the concept behind what you’ve put forth on this article. Can’t recall exactly when I came across both your photography work and writing although I’m pretty sure it was through a link via Shawn Blanc. Needless to say I’m a fellow supporter.

    The majority of my work is published on my Flickr Stream of which I select my favorite and write about on my main site

  23. Dan Almasy - February 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    This is a really cool idea. I hope you enjoy some of the stuff I have up on my 500px account –

  24. Isaac - February 18, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Hi John, love your awesome blog :)
    I am a student in sunny Singapore and you can find my photos here ı

  25. Ian Hex - February 19, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Well John, been an avid subscriber to your RSS feed for quite some time now. Invariably, your photos end up as desktop and mobile wallpaper. =)

    Not everyone likes HDR but I feel my British landscape work is toned down a little from some of of the more… “electric” stuff out there:


  26. Johan - February 19, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Still in its very beginning, but I’ve started

  27. Adi A Sarbini - February 19, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Hey John, I’ve been subscribing to your feeds for quite a while now, which probably started from your desktop photos but I’ve been enjoying your writing, so I’m looking forward to see more of those in the future!

    Here’s something I’ve started (more like my attempt to resuscitate my passion for photography) over on Barefoot Pilgrims.

  28. Aaron - February 19, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Hey John, great idea!

    Take care,

  29. Ricardo - February 19, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Hello my name is Ricardo and I write from Portugal.
    Already follow your blog some time. It was always an inspiration and one of the reasons that led me to buy a camera and start shooting.


  30. Flo Gehring - February 19, 2013 at 2:27 am

    Here you go:
    Hope you like it :)

  31. David - February 19, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Here’s my stream on Flickr:


  32. Paul Colnaghi - February 19, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Hi John – I have a selection of photos on my own website here:

  33. Josef - February 19, 2013 at 4:26 am

    I shoot mainly film. You can find my recent stuff here:

    My Flickr account has been a bit neglected recently put I’m picking it up as well:


  34. Lorin - February 19, 2013 at 5:45 am

    As a regular reader of Fiftyfootshadows it would be an honour to have you browsing through my work at

    I have an instinctive preference for black and white as I’m mostly drawn to light itself, but there are colour shots on the site as well.

  35. Tom McLaughlan - February 19, 2013 at 6:43 am

    What a great idea – I look forward to following the RSS feed. My stuff is at

  36. Mark Tegethoff - February 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Hey John — What a great idea. I really enjoy your work. My stabs at photography are located at

  37. Phil Shade - February 19, 2013 at 8:57 am

    a lovely idea..!

  38. Martin Castro - February 19, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Great idea! I’d love to get some critics from you also :)

  39. Mike - February 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Hi John,

    I’d love to take part. My photo blog is at

  40. Dan Hawk - February 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    John, this is a great idea! I’m really looking forward to browsing the work of the folks who’ve replied.

    My site is

  41. Purple Snow - February 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Here is my corner of the intratubes with my photography and digital art.

  42. Evan - February 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm


    I’m really diggin’ “Yesterday Was Only” – great idea and (of course) great execution.

    Here’s a link to my flickr account:

  43. Chris Frey - February 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Great idea. I have a tumblr account and follow Yesterday Was Only already.

  44. Abhishek - February 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I have lately been inspired by my friend Dennis Ho

  45. Conor - February 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I’ve been following you for a long time and have always enjoyed it. Currently I’m at and

  46. Inna - February 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    long time reader. i love your photographs! they are beyond amazing.

  47. Brian J - February 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    “long time reader, (almost) first time commenter ;)


  48. Mariano - February 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Great idea man! Your blog is amazing!

    You can see me in…

  49. Laurel Chavez - February 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Phone photography with Nokia 808 Pureview

  50. Michael - February 20, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Armature just getting started, mostly outdoor stuff but I’m going to do a mix of everything eventually.

  51. Filipovsky - February 20, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I just began with mine few days ago – needed something different, so I choose a kind of photo-journal. I’m currently living in Greenland so all the pictures will be taken and posted from here.

  52. Dan Hawk - February 20, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Hey John, great idea! I’m really looking forward to browsing all the comments and checking out the work of your readers!

    My site is

  53. John - February 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Thanks so much everyone, I’m excited to see the encouragement. It may be a while before I get a page up but I will happily be exploring everyone’s sites on a regular basis. Feel free to pass the word to any friends who also follow the site.

  54. Tom Whild - February 20, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Hi John,

    Love your work, my Flickr feed is:

    I try to upload only my favourite shots there. I’ll look forward to seeing the feed.

  55. Kramer Wetzel - February 20, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Long-time fan of your writing, my daily picture site is here:

    (5 years of low-tech, and original, digital images in San Antonio, TX)

  56. Amy Sakurai - February 20, 2013 at 9:56 am

    A very cool idea, John! I love being able to come to a hub like this and discover a whole bunch of other photographers to follow.

    I don’t think the RSS feed from my blog would be useful to you as it’s not a photography-only blog. It’s more like a photography-occasionally blog. And I don’t post photos to my old Flickr account – nor do I have a Tumblr. This does make me start thinking I should have a photo-only stream set up somewhere. I’ll have to think about that some more. Your Yesterday Was Only is good inspiration.

    My gallery of photos is at

  57. Jacob - February 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Very cool idea. But how will you follow all these amazing photographers!? No photoblog, but heres Flickr:

  58. Brian Billman - February 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    John, your site’s been in my RSS reader for a long time, happy to return the favor!

    Here’s my random sample of life:

  59. Juniper Monkeys - February 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Long time reader — what a neat idea! Here’s mine:

  60. Liam Beiglari - February 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Hi John,

    This is a really great idea, I think you’ll enjoy networking more.

    I’m and


  61. Adam - February 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I have two areas, Flickr with a lengthy history and a mix of edited photos, iPhone shots and Instagram cross postings:

    My 500px account has more formally edited versions:

    Neat idea – looking forward to what you think of.

  62. Rainbird - February 20, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Really like your stuff – especially the b/w ones!
    My approach is a bit different: I take all photos with my iPhone (it’s convenient and what I can afford right now), then I usually end up mixing, tearing and pasting…

  63. Noel Runkle - February 21, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Hey, this sounds like a cool idea. can’t wait to see what comes of it.

  64. pramundo - February 21, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I am a regular reader of the blog, but my English is very bad, so I can hardly write a comment.
    Here’s my blog
    (thanks Google Translate for services provided)

  65. Miłosz Bolechowski - February 21, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Oh, I love the idea, but I have no clue how you’re going to manage all of those websites. In case you’ve got a magical trick for that, I provide you a link to my daily journal which I run since 2008:

  66. fotastisch - February 21, 2013 at 10:33 am


    Since you asked so nicely, this is where I usually post my photos;) Although I’ve been very lazy lately.

    Oh, and thanks for giving inspiration and sharing your thoughts here on 50ft.

  67. Cara - February 21, 2013 at 11:08 am

    how nice of you to reach out; you might be surprised the inspiration you get in return for all that you give out through this experiment!

  68. Nicko Margolies - February 21, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Hi John (and other commenters),

    I try to post a new photo of mine every day here:

    Personal favorites are here:

    Month in review posts are here:


  69. Simon - February 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Here, on Flickr:

    and here, on Tumblr: I got a little spastic with my tumblr; I think I might revert that to its original purpose: pictures of Brooklyn at night.

  70. Don Fredo - February 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Hi John, this is the first time I write a comment on your site so I want to use the occasion and say thanks for all your wonderful posts. I’ve read every single one of them since I’ve been following your Blog a few years ago.
    Here’s the link to my humble collection on 500px:

    I don’t have many photos online and my collection very infrequently

  71. Luca - February 21, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I love your photos! I post mine at and have a Flickr profile

  72. Amine Benboubker - February 21, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Here’s my website:

  73. Jhen - February 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Always have been a great admirer of your work. Please check out my stuff at


  74. Joel Zimmer - February 21, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Hey John,

    Mine are up on tumblr here: or on flickr:

  75. min - February 22, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Hi John,

    Love your blog and photos. My blog is and I am also on flickr :

  76. Nick R. - February 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I’ve been a pretty regular lurker since around 2010, while I was still planning my first DSLR purchase. (My ONLY DSLR purchase!) I am an amateur amateur, but I’ve been having fun shooting in and around NYC, and I’ve put this together to show off what little I have so far.

    Ideally it’ll be growing with new and better work as time goes by! There’s also
    but it’s just more of the same. Thanks! Your work is awesome!

  77. Paul - February 22, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I don’t have a link, but I have a selfish request! I’m really enjoying “Yesterday Was Only,” and I have it in my RSS feed. Could you possibly give your photos titles more regularly? Right now the feed looks mostly like “Photo, Photo, Photo, Photo” and it’s tough to spot my favorites at a glance, or refer back to one.

    Totally selfish, I know. Thanks for the photos!

  78. Paul - February 22, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    (Read “RSS feed” as “RSS reader!”)

  79. PhilippmitderUhr - February 23, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Hei John,
    I am reading your blog for a couple of years and not tired to read on. Not easy to make me do things like that.

    My photos are here (now and then, also containing a few reblogs, but they are marked) and here (more than tumblr).

    Did I mentioned, I also like Yesterday was only?

  80. Ian - February 23, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Hey! Not sure if viewbook is set up for RSS but here it is. Love your website, always makes my day a little bit better!

  81. Ben - February 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Love your website and I always keep an eye on your feed! This sounds like a great project and awesome opportunity for connecting with like-minded individuals! Thanks!

  82. David - February 24, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Great idea; always enjoy your stuff, John.
    My Cargo site is above on Flickr I’m:

  83. Marcel - February 24, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Been a great fan of your work for a few years now, finally got around to dipping my toes into photography as well. Just today I implemented photo posts in my octopress installation, you can follow along here:

    Keep on being awesome. :)

  84. John - February 24, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Love this idea. Happy to throw my hat in the ring.

  85. Silentzzz - February 25, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Hi, John! Here is the link to my Flickr profile Thanks for your great pics!

  86. steve - February 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    What a great idea! My site can be found at

    Thank you!

  87. Fabian - February 25, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Great idea!

    Here’s my flickr site

  88. Amy Sakurai - February 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    A followup to my comment posted here on February 20… you’ve inspired me to set up a photo-only blog (as opposed to my personal blog)… so now I can share an RSS feed of my new photos. That feed is: (The blog itself is It’s actually little more than a photo stream; I’ll do all my commentary in my personal blog

  89. Mauri Gonçalves - February 25, 2013 at 3:36 pm :)

  90. Joanna - February 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Hey !
    That’s a great idea to share your photos with other people and show them your passion.
    So here is my album

  91. Sam Needs - February 26, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Hi John –

    My Flickr feed is:

    I’ve already added you as a contact on Flickr :)

    Cheers, Sam.

  92. Smaran - February 28, 2013 at 10:33 am

    My humble abode –

  93. Jackson M - March 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I would be honored to have some photos here, or even hear your opinion about them. Feel free to drop me Flickr message or email sometimes
    ~ Jackson

    (if you’re interested in any of my film photos, let me re-scan them first. Most of them were added before I got my new scanner)

  94. James Jay - March 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Love the blog and your photos.

    Here is my attempt at making images…


    My Blog:

  95. Benjamin Clausen - March 12, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Hi John.

    Been following your blog for some time now, always finding inspiration in your photos and writing. Here’s a little tumblr blog where I collect my daily KitCam shots. Nothing much, but I find joy in having small side projects like these.

    Best regards

  96. Abhishek - April 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Carl John Spencer:

  97. Selena - April 29, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Asking questions are truly nice thing if you are not understanding anything
    fully, however this piece of writing provides fastidious understanding

  98. Link hoang - August 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Nice ^_^

  99. Antwan - August 6, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I really like looking through a post that will make people think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

  100. Brian Kennedy - November 2, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I know this is an old thread but I’ve been a longtime follower and only recently put together a site for my photography. The site is:

    We moved to the Seattle area late last year so most of the shots are from our time exploring the NW with my X100.


  101. Catherine - January 4, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Hi John, I just discovered your blog and love the honesty and thoughtfulness of your posts, and your photos are equally engaging. Thank you for allowing me to share in your community…

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