Most “liked” images on Facebook in 2016

mickyates film, Leica, Nikon, Photography 0 Comments

Well, “likes” are  a 21st century social phenomenon, loved by some and loathed by others. As many of you know, I am a bit of a data geek, and I consider “likes” an interesting social reading of people’s views.

Spurred on by a current Instagram trend to show off one’s “best nine” of 2016 via an automated process, I decided to look at my last 12 months on Facebook. There is not automated way of doing this, to my knowledge. I looked at the top 12, and must admit I was surprised by the eclectic results:

Train to Yogyakarta, 646 likes, Indonesia, Nikon F501, film, 1987, recently scanned.

train-to-yogyakarta

Tapas, 507 likes, Leica Q, Bath, 2016.

tapas

Into the Light, 430 likes, Leica Q, Lisbon, 2016.

into-the-light

Singing in the Rain, 428 likes, Bath, film, Nikon F4s, 2015.

singing-in-the-rain

Strength, Papua New Guinea, 372 likes, film, Nikon F4s, 1994, recently scanned.

strength

Spring, Doynton, 331 likes, Leica SL, 2016.

misty-morning

Take Off, Brighton, 322 likes, Leica Q, 2016.

take-off

Joseph, New York City, 277 likes, Leica SL, 2016.

joseph

Angry in Bath, 274 likes, Leica Q, 2016.

angry-in-bath

Outnumbered, Doynton, 263 likes, Leica SL, 2016.

outnumbered

Sophia, Lucknam Park, 262 likes, Leica SL, 2016.

happy-sophia

Canal Street, Derby, 261 likes, film, Hanimex, 1979, recently scanned.

canal-street-derby

So what does that show?

  • 66% colour, 33% B&W
  • 66% digital. 33% film (#filmisnotdead :-))
  • 66% Leica, 25% Nikon
  • 75% recent images, 25% from the film archives, including the highest regarded, Train to Yogyakarta.

For reference, 28 of my images received over 200 likes each in 2016. Open to any thoughts or critique.