Todd Bieber discovered haunting and beautiful New York blizzard photos after developing a canister of film he found in the park. He was so taken with the images that he made a YouTube video in order to find the owners of that film.
Bieber says the photographer is someone he'd like to meet. With a little luck, his viral YouTube outreach may make his wish to return the film and meet the photographer come true!
Implications - Now, if this isn't the most post-modern use of YouTube and found materials you've ever seen, you're on another level. Bieber seems dedicated to connecting the pictures with their original photographer. "They're not mine," he says. "If I lose one picture, I'm upset. I would think they were the same way."
Well, if they aren't, the rest of the viewing public are glad Bieber thought so. View the video to see the spoils of his discovery.
YouTube Search Seeks Owners of New York Blizzard Photos
1. Community-based Crowdsourcing - The use of YouTube as a platform to connect and reunite the owner of lost photos with their photographer presents an opportunity for community-based crowdsourcing.
2. Lost and Found Photography - The discovery of forgotten film and the effort to find the original photographer showcases a trend of interest in lost and found photography.
3. Viral Outreach Campaigns - The viral YouTube outreach video to reunite the film with its owner highlights the growing trend of using viral campaigns for meaningful causes.
1. Photography - The photography industry can explore new avenues for connecting with lost photos and their original photographers, potentially offering services for restoring, digitizing, and preserving such found materials.
2. Social Media - The social media industry can leverage the power of viral outreach campaigns like the one in the YouTube video to engage users and create meaningful connections among their community.
3. Filmmaking - The filmmaking industry could find inspiration in the story of Todd Bieber and use it as a basis for creating films or documentaries centered around lost and found moments and the potential power of social media in reuniting them with their owners.