After Alan Taylor started “The Big Picture” photo blog over at the Boston Globe in 2008, it quickly became one of the most popular sections of the website. In addition to starting a large format photo blogging trend among news organizations, it has also won two Webby Awards and a SXSW nomination for “Best Blog”. Taylor announced yesterday that he will be leaving “The Big Picture” to start up a new photo blog over at The Atlantic called “In Focus“. His last post at The Big Picture will be on January 21st, 2011, and In Focus will be officially launching in February.
If you’re addicted to The Big Picture like we are, then you probably also wish they posted more than two or three times a week. You should also take a look at The Big Pictr, a neat website we just came across. Although it blatantly copies The Big Picture in its name and design, the idea behind the site is pretty interesting.
It’s basically a community generated photoblog with the large photograph style of The Big Picture. Anyone can start a new collection with a Flickr user, search term, or tags, and then share it privately or publish it to the front page. For example, here’s a collection we just created using photos from our Flickr account.
If this website takes off, it could be a great way to both browse interesting photographs and promote your own photography.