A lookback at some of my photos on assignment as a Straits Times / The New Paper photojournalist. All images are my own, and hosted on Flickr.
PureVolume shuts down in 2 days’ time. It was a happy place for musicians in a nascent Web 2.0. Web 2.0… I’d nearly forgotten the term until my best friend reminded me when I dropped her a text earlier today.
“Found my PureVolume… and the password!”
“It’s like myspace, features targeted at musicians.”
“It’s closing down April 30th, one of those sites from our generation that didn’t make it.”
“Haha, what was that? Was it web 2.0? I dunno I anyhow say. There was a time all these words meant something.”
I used to make music and upload my recordings to the site. It was also where I discovered bands such as UnderOath and Armor For Sleep.
I’m feeling a mixture of dread and nostalgia – knowing that Flickr might suffer the same fate in time to come. Everything is truly only for one time and one place.