I agree with ZenRhino that this was not Darwinian art or anything related to natural selection, but a popularity contest that was not enough to get this "great community" to buy the magazine. If enough people had purchased the magazine or voted with their dollars in their online shop then it would still be around. It was a worthy endeavor, but it just doesn't look like it will pan out as this crowd seems to prefer the web and flickr to an actual magazine.
Originally Posted by jmxphoto
Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!
Darwinian art or popularity contest? Obviously, jpgmag wasn't fit to survive the natural selection process in itself.
However, businesses on the edge rarely survive, but the products or methods they created usually do through the refining process that more mature entities are able to apply.
Now, I really really don't want to hijack the thread - and if needs be you could answer this is another (details in a moment); but, I'm very interested in your comments as I run the Creative Image Maker online magazine - which is totally free, not a business, does not get sponsorship, is now handled by myself and Chris Walrath and requests articles and images from the photographic community.
We do this voluntarily as we want to spread the knowledge amongst the photographic community, gain inspiration from other 'normal' photographers and let others know what is going on. I'm desperate to find out what people think of it, and any ideas that you have that will help us grow.
To that end, might I be cheeky enough to ask you to take a look around the Creative Image Maker website, download the PDF magazine and then pass back your thoughts and ideas. I genuinely want to produce something that is of interest to the community and become a useful resource.
In order that we don't hijack this thread, you can put your replies here.
Thank you, and please stop by the website http://creativeimagemaker.co.uk and pass on your thoughts.