Friday, January 23, 2009

Flickr photostream traffic jam

In the last several days, the viewing traffic on my Flickr account has gone through the roof. My photostream normally enjoys fairly heavy viewing, averaging 2,500 views a day — but for last three days my photos have received more than 17,000 views each day. Yesterday's traffic alone exceeded the total views for the previous week.

What accounts for this sudden rise in interest? I'm not entirely certain, but much of the traffic seems to be the result of a few related blog postings:

I suppose this is proof positive of the viral effectiveness of blogging. Furthermore, this indicates great interest in the material that makes up my new body of work, Cabinet of Curiosities — the new website for which is coming soon.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

In transition

In transition
Originally uploaded by Prof. Jas. Mundie
When I visited Museum Vrolik in Amsterdam last year there were several cases acting as a temporary 'holding tank' while the display was undergoing reorganization. In one dark corner I discovered these fabulous specimens.