Finding Serenity with Jobson’s Flickr Finds

I had a long (and if past history is any indicator, a hopelessly over-written) movie post scheduled for this afternoon. But in the wake of Roger Ebert’s passing yesterday (and a quick, in memoriam spin through his great “Great Movies” series as well as several wonderful testimonials), I’m uncomfortably aware of my piece’s deficiencies. Just can’t pull the trigger on it right now; somehow, it seems disrespectful. (Will I bludgeon you about the head and shoulders with my long-winded thoughts on The Apartment in the near future? Undoubtedly. But today is not that day!)

Instead, I propose a peaceful afternoon stroll through the latest installment of’s long-running “Flickr Finds” – an Internet series rendered all the more enjoyable because its appearances are so unpredictable. (Christopher Jobson, the site’s and series’ creator, says that Flickr Finds is “my personal challenge to ferret out the greatest photos found on Flickr every few weeks. It should be bi-weekly, it never is, but I think we all benefit from the quality versus the regularity.”)


The amount of photographic ability on display is so astonishing, I’m almost offended by it. But if I’m looking for a calming end to a somewhat sad week, photography is nearly always the way to go. (Jobson includes links to the artists responsible for each image, so the exploration ripples out in ever-widening circles. Quite an amazing rabbit-hole, really — and one down which you might easily vanish for a much greater chunk of times than you’d imagined. So be careful out there.)

About Joseph Susanka

Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. A grateful resident of Wyoming, he spends his free time exploring the beautiful Wind River Mountains, keeping track of his (currently) seven sons, being amazed by his (currently) lone daughter, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.