Well, here we go.
When I first started using tumblr in 2010,.. everything was nice.
Through 2011 I enjoyed this blogging community so much, I got so much feedback on my photos, got to know lovely people (even met some of them irl). It was fun. I spend hours on here without getting bored at all, and I didn’t have to worry about such things as art theft. At least that’s what I thought.
But now I barely spend any time here. Most likely for the reason that tumblr is filled with scumbag people trying to be the shit with their fake individuality. But the most disgusting thing is the horrible amount of pictures, photographs etc. not being credited. I don’t even wanna know how many original pieces ended up here, getting reblogged by hundreds of people and not a single one of them gives a wild fuck about adding a source to the original artist or proper credit. It even happens to artists who have a tumblr themself. (Best example for this is obviously Krist Mort. Check out her tumblr and you’ll see what I mean.)
By all means, if you post a photo of Peter Beste (I’m still not fond of his photography in any way) nobody gives a shit about crediting the picture, because it gets recognized. People KNOW where it originally comes from. That doesn’t work with other artists who’re less known. You don’t help their reputation by posting their original pieces (in worst case modified with fancy editing tools such as photoshop) without crediting them. If you want to do them a favour, share their work by reblogging the original. Not reposting fakes.
Through 2012 I also stumbled across many, many concert shots which belong to friends and mates of mine. They’re not aware about what’s going on since they don’t use tumblr.. but they wouldn’t be happy to deal with this shit.
I don’t know how many times I’ve been about to delete my tumblr. But every time it’s been because of the reasons mentioned above. I think the only reason why I’m still here is because there actually are some people who appreciate what I’m doing, and who also post their beautiful original art.
And now go eat shit, I’m so done with tumblr.
The fact that some of my Taake photographs ended up on Instagram and even WeHeartIt doesn’t make things better. So yeah, fuck you.
I’m sure I made a bunch of grammar mistakes. Can’t be arsed to care.