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Today was a Flickr day.

I started off attended a particularly fun Vandigicam event on Granville island.  The idea was to show up with an interesting prop, then photograph a partner, and practice your portraiture skills.  My friend Rachael did a great service by organizing it.

I decided that portraits of people’s feet would be just as interesting as people’s faces, so I made a little game: Guess the Feet.

I took a few good photos; the one of Dave above turned out rather nicely.  There were also a handful of good photos taken of me, like this one by Christina.

So, inspired by this event, when I got home I looked through Flickr for people named Travis, and I discovered something awful.  It seems that many “Travis” people are awkward, goofy, non-photogenic and in need of a shave.  I decided that I clearly didn’t belong with that crowd of ruffians, so I went through Flickr and tagged EVERY PHOTO of myself with this tag: travissmith

From now on, and going back to the beginning of time and beyond, please tag all reference to me with “travissmith” and I’ll be forever grateful.


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