Throughout the As the Raven Flies bicycle expedition I’ve had a lot of eye-opening conversations and opportunities to research different histories across Canada, and all of those interviews and research pieces have up until now been hosted on an independent website. Before the project began, I approached @ello with the proposal to host ATRF content on an Ello Discover page. Content was essentially just photography and because of the constraints of not just travelling but bicycling every day, a lot of the content was the same as what I posted on Instagram and Exposure and elsewhere.
I can’t currently access that independent website, so lo and behold Ello has become my home base for all content related to this expedition, and I know this sounds kind of dumb but it feels really good to find a place like Ello having my back like that. Every time I log in I see the editorial feed featuring artwork from creators all around the world. I see the Artist Invites page calling for submissions and collaborations. And I get a feeling that I’m contributing to a place where original, meaningful, creative content is supported and valued. So while a part of me feels like shit, I’m screwing with my specialization in adventure photography by posting historical research; there’s a bigger part of me that feels like, it’s alright. This community’s got it.
Okay that’s enough waxing poetic about Ello. Enjoy the pictures and big ups to everyone. Keep making good stuff. 🤙🏻
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