Update 12th Feb 2013. Today Muchloved has just gone over 4 million hits!
Update 14th Dec 2012. Today MuchLoved has just gone over 3 million hits!
What an amazing 10 days this has been. I have had 1.5 million hits on my website in the last 10 days!
My MuchLoved exhibition has been featured on sites and blogs across the world. On one day alone there were 6,500 unique visitors!
From Iceland to Venezuela, China to Peru, it’s just crazy.
It’s been a real insight into how the web works. First www.petapixel.com ”the coolest photoblog on the web” featured it, that was then picked up by www.buzzfeed.com a big blogsite and that was it, off it went and it’s still going.
Some sites and blogs asked permission, which I was more than happy to give, but most just took it from either mine or another site, sometimes writing their own text, others just copying the text too. Some Chinese sites even put their own watermark on the images, to stop other sites taking “their” images.
Normally, I would control the use of my images as much as anyone can these days, but with this project, I wanted it to be seen by as many people as possible and as long as someone isn’t using it commercially I am happy for it to go as far and wide as possible.
Some of the Google translations are hilarious too. “each only broken rotten bear doll because over many years received his master deep love that they are so really a very strange the terror I actually still warm!” and ”They may look ugly to our eyes , but each is very loved by his owner, he adds”. Actually I didn’t say that, because they never asked
The exhibition in my studio finishes on Sat (1st Dec) and probably 200 people have come in to see it, but there are thousands and thousands of people all over the world looking at it, loving it, commenting on it, sharing it.
Click on a thumbnail to view all these sites.