Hot Box Uncensored is a new dynamic group on Flickr where a group of photographers play a voting game on photographs. It’s a place to get uncensored feedback and criticism on your photos (some more valuable than others) while participating in a growing online photographic community. It’s only been around a few weeks now, but is one of Flickr’s most active groups and will already pass the 2,000 member mark sometime this afternoon.
In addition to the Flickr Group, there are plans to do books, magazines, videos, podcasts and possibly a major motion picture or photography related theme park at some point.
Today there is also a twitter account and blog where photos are posted along with articles on photography and interviews with prominent members of the group.
The first interview is up this morning with Marc Evans, aka Clearlight.
I’ve known Marc for a number of years now. He does lots of different kinds of photography but has specializes in neon photography and landscapes. Marc is one of the finest neon shooters shooting today and I’ve had the good fortune of both shooting and learning from him as I continue to shoot neon signs myself. He’s also something of a fast food historian with an seemingly infinite knowledge about the In-N-Out Hamburger franchise.
You can check out the interview over on the Hot Box blog here. And if you are so inclined come join us in the group here (but read the rules before you post a photo in the pool).
More interviews are coming so keep checking the blog and twitter account.
UPDATE: Due to the heavy rain scheduled for tonight we are cancelling this photowalk. We’ll reschedule Mare Island soon.
A group of us from the Hot Box Uncensored group on Flickr are going to be getting together on Sunday March 20th for an evening of shooting out on Mare Island in Vallejo. Sunset is approx 7:21pm that night, so we’ll plan on meeting at 6:30pm and then shoot the last hour or so of day light into the sunset and into the night. We’ll have a full moon that night so it should make for some fun night shooting. After we’re all done, for those who would like, we can go hit up a local bar in Vallejo somewhere there and catch up.
All are welcome from beginners to experts, bring your tripod if you have one. 🙂
You can follow this thread on Flickr to get more of the details as the meetup progresses.
A few photos of mine from previous outings to Mare Island below.