When this post will be reblogged on ISU it will be the 10 000th post of the ISU history. It is really a pure coincidence, but it seems it will happen on Thanksgiving day! A perfect moment for a “thank you” post!
doing it on my personnal blog, and not on ISU directly, because I want
to include some personal thanks in this message, and my teammates don’t
know about this. They will be furious, but I’m used to it! Sorry girls!
The 2 photos I have chosen were posted on ISU on its very first day. I
have created ISU in june 2015. I was very new on Tumblr at this moment.
I was publishing my own work on 1x1-photography that I have deleted
later, and I just needed a place for reblogging what I liked. It wasn’t
supposed to become a curator. It wasn’t even supposed to last. It was
just for fun.
But for any reason, ISU received a warm welcome
from the community. After one month I was very surprised to receive my
first submission from a photographer that I didn’t know. The same day,
I asked my friend Nur to join me, and ISU became a kind of official
curating blog, even if it was a very modest one.
A team was born.
It wasn’t anymore “I
stumbled upon” but “we stumbled upon”. We decided to
keep the ISU name though, it sounds better than WSU.
Nur was much
more experienced and qualified than I was for curating. And that was the
main reason why ISU has lasted. We have started to work seriously, but
trying to always have fun. And most of the time we had, even if the
balance has not always been easy to find, curating is a time-consuming daily task.
Anyway, we had fun, and we had fun with you,
all the community. And I really want to thank you all for this. For this
part, I think I can speak on behalf of all the ISU team. Thank you
everybody. For your neverending participation to our events, for your
suggestions, for your daily presence. And most of all Thank you for
taking pictures, sharing them, and making the Tumblr photography
community a very exciting place. I hope you have enjoyed the blog as
much as we did, and I hope it last in the future.
Now let’s go
back to the 2 photos I have chosen today and back to my personnal
thanks. As I said these two photos have been posted on ISU on its very
first day. At this moment, I didn’t know the photographers behind the
images, I just liked the images.
The first photo (at the top) was taken by @nuretmen. I know a bit more the photographer behind the photo now! Thank you
Nur, for having joined ISU. For having make it what it is now. Thank you
for having saved it, when I had to leave Tumblr a first time. ISU could
have died at this moment. The blog owes you an infinite gratitude! And
the most important, thank you for your friendship and for all these great moments we have
The second photo (at the bottom) was taken by @alittletasteofmint. Lina, we have been friends for a long time now, and
I’m very happy that you have joined us on ISU. We needed help, we
needed some fresh air, we needed a new eye to make ISU going on.You
brought all of this with you and gave us a new dynamic. And you are the
kindest possible teammate. So for all these reasons and many more I owe you a big “thank you” too!
You both have done a terrific job these last months, and you have proven that ISU didn’t need me at all, and that it would survive whatever !
Well, I think I have talked enough. I promise I won’t do that again before the post # 20 000!