Blackgraphite began as a private online space for us to store photographic inspiration. A sort of ongoing curation of photography that inspired us. Without us paying much attention to it people started following our posts … and then more and more. It is true that we did brand the posts in order to redirect people to our other sites but we never assumed that we were stealing art. We always made sure to keep all links intact in order to give credit where credit is due. Occasionally we got an email (perhaps 2 during the life of this Tumblr site) asking us to remove a photo and we always did so. Emmer Baker’s public criticism of us on Twitter rather surprised us (an email first would have been nice) and since we have no desire to argue in public, we have decided to terminate this Tumblr site. Emmer Baker is quite right in saying that our aim is to promote creative endeavours and we made a mistake in believing we were doing so. From now on we will stick to books.