I am a Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies at Indiana University South Bend (www.iusb.edu/~ahosterm) and teach courses in Visual Communication, New Media, Deception & Lying, Comics, and Popular Culture. Photography is not just a hobby for me; it is a cathartic release in some respects. I am in a perpetual search for the "perfect" image, one that I know I will never find. But as philosophers say: it is the journey, not the destination, that is most important.
In following individuals and "liking" a photograph on this site, I tend to follow those photographers who I have something in common with (style, subject matter, etc.) or who I yearn to be like in the future. I also like to follow and like images that are unique or create a narrative in my mind. I won't "dislike" a photo because I think that's a bit cruel and makes for too competitive of a marketplace. This isn't a competition but a learning experience for us all. Rather, I'll just not vote for it.
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