My Flickr friend Turquoise Bleue creates marvelous mosaics using her favorite Flickr images. Sometimes the Turquoise mosaics include my photos (I am always flattered). Floral imagery seems to predominate.
Turquoise’s mosaics illustrate a number of my favorite things about online photography communities like Flickr:
- Turquoise is a true friend of mine, but it is unlikely I will ever meet her outside the virtual world (for what it is worth, she lives in France).
- Flickr makes a vast and eclectic collection of images available to everyone.
- The Flickr software and community encourage “mash-ups”: combining imagery to create another image that might be greater than the sum of its parts like Turquoise’s mosaics.