MySpace Co-founder Tom Anderson Living The Life That Everyone Dreams Of

MySpace Co-founder Tom Anderson Living The Life That Everyone Dreams Of

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This is MySpace Tom Anderson Living The Life That Everyone Dreams Of
This is MySpace Tom Anderson Living The Life That Everyone Dreams Of

This is MySpace Tom Anderson Living The Life That Everyone Dreams Of

Remember your first friend on MySpace? Meet former co-founder and strategic adviser of MySpace Tom Anderson, now living his life like everyone dreams of.

Are you thinking about a transformation from a tech guy to a photographer? Well, MySpace Tom has the answer for that,

“If you knew me before MySpace, you’d probably thought I’d have been the scholar teaching philosophy in a university my whole life. If you met me before college, you’d probably have thoughts I’d be a musician in my entire life…I like to change”

photo by – twitter/myspacetom

One would say if the awkward bathroom selfie was the defining photo of Tom, is he really a photographer? Don’t judge too quickly.

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How MySpace Tom transformed his life into a photographer?

Tom Andreson and his Earlier Life –

After starting, a same concept iteration company like Friendster in 2003. Tom reached new heights. Later, MySpace was sold to News Corp in 2005 for $580 million. In 2009, Tom was replaced from the presidential role and as the MySpace first friend.

Now –

Years after leaving MySpace, there was no sign of Tom into any major events. Until 2014, where he tweeted “Enjoying being retired, I don’t know exactly where my life will lead. Adventure and the unknown have always been appealing to me”.

Months later, this aged retired millionaire now travels globally with friends all over the World. Where he primarily focuses on landscape images.

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What kind of photography skills, are we talking about?

You would be confused, exactly what kind of photography skills of Tom are we talking about? Well, we are talking about those amazing clicks of Tom Andreson, which look like they would flood out the National Geographic’s “World’s most beautiful places” edition.

In 2012, in an interview with PetaPixel, Tom revealed that he first became interested in photography in 2011 after attending Burning Man, described as

“An annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance.”

I don’t think “I want to be a photographer”. I just saw the photos that were coming out of my camera and I was kind of blown away. I was mystified why I was liking what I was getting so much.”

“Photography offers me immediate gratification and gradually it just became a way of life and now an intense passion.”

What do we learn?

There is an interesting thing, I learned from how Tom Anderson lives his life? Right from — the musician’s life, he lived during his college years. The tech guy, before MySpace. The presidential role in MySpace and as a photographer in his post-MySpace life.
I just want to show, how Tom lived a versatile life all over the years. He could have built another company having a million dollars in his bank account. But, he chooses photography because that gave him the happiness, the passion to live life to the fullest. Every day, that excites him to do something different and to learn something that never noticed before.
Find out that thing in your life that excites you to your core. And, help you live your life to the fullest potential.

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Here are some of the clicks of MySpace Tom posted on Instagram profile.

MySpace Tom Anderson Photography Pics

A photo posted by Tom Anderson (@myspacetom) on Nov 12, 2015 at 8:53pm PST

 

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Still the best Christmas tree I’ve seen. I shot this at a mall in Paris 🙂

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Probably my favorite photo I’ve taken in China. This place is amazing 🙂

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A photo posted by Tom Anderson (@myspacetom) on Nov 16, 2015 at 10:12pm PST

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Ah… just had a super chill afternoon in LA. 😎 Nice to relax! I got a boba and walked around the neighborhood. Took some time to do absolutely nothing 😍😇 Now I’m shopping for some gear/planning a trip to Alaska! I went there last year about this time… I can’t believe it’s been a year! My life has changed so much in a short time. Good changes! 🤙🏼💥Here’s a photo 📷I took a year ago while on that Alaska trip. I mentioned in the original caption below that I thought this place may be gone in a year. I’ll go back and see if it’s still there when I return!! I also had an idea 💡for a drone shot last year, but didn’t have a drone with me. This year, I’m gonna try and make it real… Stay tuned 🙂 Also, if you didn’t see, I announced the Kauai contest winner. 🌈🏝🏆⛰🏖Look at my last post to see who one or watch my story! Next contest for Oahu coming up soon! Original Caption, July 2016: “Just back from ice cave hunting in Alaska! This particular cave was definitely one of the coolest things I’ve ever witnessed in nature! While taking this photo I’m standing fairly deep in the cave — about 100 feet inside — looking up towards the entrance. This is the first “safe” place one could stop to take a photo. On the way in, rocks and ice chunks embedded in the ceiling were coming loose in mini-landslides. Some were small, but some were not — the biggest boulder I saw fall was about the size of my head! Behind me the cave ceiling was pure blue and got shorter and shorter before splitting off in two directions. I crawled down both sides for several hundred feet — blue dome overhead and glacial stream underneath me — but eventually I felt too claustrophobic to continue. Watching this place melt and crumble before my eyes makes it all the more special to photograph. Some parts of nature feel eternal and timeless, this place will probably be gone within the year. Amazing 😀”

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OK, the time is here! 👻The contest winner shall be announced! 🙀Woah, I was overwhelmed, you people are excited about Iceland, and with good reason! 🤗 It’s truly one of a kind. The winner is… Wait, let me tell you about this photo first. OK, just kidding. 😜 The winner is, drum roll please… @drichede (!!!) 🏆🎗🥇From what I can tell she seems to be an Italian girl who is also a jewelry designer. I would congratulate her by name, but I’m not sure what her name is, I’m going to slide into her DM right now! Haha.. And as for this photo, I posted it a few days ago and all you sharp shooters notice that it was in low-resolution. 📷I felt so ashamed I deleted it and re-uploaded, so here you go a nice clean version! And yes, this is a real waterfall in Iceland and yes the water really is that blue!! Something about the minerals in the river create this color, I forget why… Someone smarter than me can probably tell us all? But it’s truly a site to behold, just like many things in Iceland! I’m thinking of doing another Iceland give away because people were so into it.. Should I, Should I?? 🤔Let me know your thoughts… And I’m about to do another Hawaiian 🏝giveaway as well. This time, for the Big Island – the island with the lava running into the water! 🔥🌋Lava pouring into the ocean is one thing I think everyone should put on their bucket list!! I’m going to the Hawaii tomorrow morning (and will actually meet the winner of the first contest). After a day in Oahu, I’m headed to the Big Island on Friday. Hopefully I will return to Instagram with an amazing lava-entering-the-water shot!! (My fave!!) 😻For now, hope you all enjoy this little peaceful river in Iceland, cause my next photo is gonna bring the fire!! (Or at least I hope… haha) 🤓

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Continuing with the “SAY WHAT?” Posts!! Haha.. This is the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater in the Big Island’s Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 🌈🌺🏝What you’re seeing here is the glow from a lava lake inside the crater. The level of the lava changes over time and in 2015 it actually rose above the rim you see there and spilled out for a bit! So crazy! 😱According to Hawaiian legendthe crater is home to Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes! Normally I’d check star maps ✨and go to a place just at the right time to catch the Milky Way in the right position. This night was just luck–I went to shoot and there it was. 🌌🌋 If you want to go see this for yourself, go back a few posts to my video and enter to win the free trip to the Big Island! 🤙😀

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For sure, this is my favorite photo I’ve ever taken in China. 😍📷The hike up was not so bad, the hike down, in the dark was a little more treacherous. 😱I never said exactly where this place is, but since my photograph was published several years ago, I’ve heard and seen that this has become a regular “photographers” spot. In this case, I don’t think its hurting much. It just a view from a hill, and the community around it won’t be bothered much by a few photographers on their mountain. But I often think about how tourism is affecting the places I love… and the role my photos are having in that ignition of tourism. 🤔 Why am I posting it now? Well, I have a plan… it’s coming together. It looks like I’ll be visiting a place quite near to China. One I’ve wanted to see for a long time, and for many intriguing reasons… I won’t say where it is yet. But I imagine there’s landscapes that look like this mystery country I’m talking about. And I think this unnamed, mysterious country (aren’t you dying to know now!?) is doing special things to make sure tourism doesn’t negatively impact the culture and land. Stay tuned 🙂 😀😀😀

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Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan. 🇧🇹 When I first told people I was planning a trip to Bhutan, very few knew what I was talking about. 🤔Where? What? For those that did know Bhutan, it was always for one of two things: 1) the pleasant idea that the government and King make policy decisions based on the principles of “Gross National Happiness” and 2) the Himalayan Buddhist temple, Tiger’s Nest which I’ve posted here. I’d seen photos of Tiger’s Nest for many years, but photos do not give you a sense of just how high up it is! 🌄📷 I’d had the impression that Tiger’s Nest was perched just above a city, and that you could look up and see it from a town below, sort of like the Potala Palace in Lhasa. That’s not the case – not even close! You’ll probably never see a photo of Tiger’s Nest from the valley floor on Instagram because it would be so boring—in a photo taken from the bottom, Tiger’s Nest would be just a tiny speck on the mountain side. 🗻For Americans or anyone who has been to Yosemite, imagine you’re standing on the valley floor and looking at the very tops of the highest rock surfaces and you see a small speck that *might* be manmade. That’s the best way I could relate to you how high up this special Bhutanese monastery is. To visit the viewpoint from where I took this photo, you start at a forested valley floor, and hike up several hours. 🚶🏻🏃🏻‍♀️There’s no rock climbing involved, and its only steep in a few places, but the sheer length of the trek makes the existence of this place that much more remarkable. It’s not just its beauty and the seemingly impossible engineering that gives you a sense of awe, it’s also the idea that every piece of wood, stone, every relic and jewel housed inside, was carried up one by one. 💪 Pro Tip: If you decided to visit yourself, start your journey before dawn, or in the afternoon, and you’re likely to have the viewpoint all to yourself. We did 🙂 !! We were there so late, we came down in total darkness. Remember your flashlights.

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