oliver’s film roll is not new.
i started the site a few years ago and published more or less regularly. back then, it has been a challenge to design and maintain a website, mail servers and databases. right until it didn’t do it anymore.
now, webhost got sold to another, bigger host with major upheavals as a result: new configurations, new rules, new prices, even new a new language.
then here’s what i did – as many wordpress bloggers seem to do the opposite: i’m moving to wordpress.com, coming from a self-hosted environment. here, you may be bound by some framework, depending on the plan you subscribe to, but otherwise you have no worries other than writing in your blog, connecting with the community, friends and like-minded people. right? at least, that’s what seems best for me right now.
in my previous, old posts, i always emphasized publishing my photos i shot over the years. either on my explorations in near and far or with my friends and my family. i quickly found that authoring written blog posts like this is not a good idea for me. explaining how, where and especially why i shot this particular image. it became a boulder for me to come up with a text that could fill the blank pages below or above an image. just an image i wanted to show the world. i just want describe what it is and where it is – and hope the image is speaking for itself.
since i failed to transfer the contents of my old site and everything seemed lost, i had to chose between abandoning the site in all, find other challenges in life – or to begin it all from scratch. reconstructing old posts manually would be like reproducing the past. i don’t want to do that. and hey: there weren’t that many visitors queuing up to see my work anyway. right?
starting over is never an easy task, especially not in life. so i consider myself lucky that i just have to reboot my blog-life, rather than the real one.
i will continue to publish my photographic work because i love admiring the work of others in the field. i want to be inspired and driven to make my contribution to that community. in that sense, the purpose of my re-startup is to be able to connect with like-minded, admire, watch, share and discuss each other’s work. wish me luck.
welcome to oliver’s film roll!