By their own definition, "UTATA is a salon in the traditional sense. A parlour. This is a place to talk. Tell stories. Ask questions. Be silly. Be serious. Learn. Teach. Grow. Relax. Wind up or down..."
I have found it to be a place where pictures stimulate conversation, and conversation stimulates the taking of pictures. In the process, people learn (and teach) about image making and sharing, and web-based relationships form around common (and not so common) interests, and around the world. It's a place where community is continually emerging.
It is a community which welcomes neophytes and pros, traditionalists and explorers, me, and you. The rules are simple and based on civility, mutual respect, and inclusiveness. The photographs chosen for this series represent a small sample of the diversity embraced by UTATA. Drop in, look around, share.