Tom Anderson from MySpace—after selling the website for some $500 million before it ultimately fell off a cliff into obscurity—-has remained retired.
He’s now traveling the world and spends time as a photographer. Anderson is still active on social media, using the same photo that earned him fame. He posts his photos on the @myspacetom Instagram account.
His profile says, “Former 1st friend, enjoying being retired,” with some 290,000 followers.
The magic forest in Japan 🙂 Bamboo trees are a favorite, add a path through the bamboo and I'm double happy. This place really is special, and I visited during the light festival so it was also really cool at night. I first saw a photo of this place 5 years ago and have been dreaming of coming here ever since… it did not disappoint! Arigato!
OK, it's been a Hawaiian madness for almost two weeks. Now for something completely different. Death Valley! One of the hottest places on Earth 🌏 and so close to Las Vegas, another place I live. I try to visit here often–there is a lot to shoot and you really feel away from things out here. Sometimes I like to channel my inner Lawrence of Arabia and in just a few hours I'm back home in time before the late night boba place closes in Vegas 😋🙂Modern life…. so wonderful 👍
With his photography, he says: “I like finding places that feel untouched by the modern world,” The Independent reported.
“I’d like to try my hand at photographing the wildlife there,” he said.
“I have only been to Morocco, never to the Savanna, Namibia, or any of the places with wildlife.”
Anderson, 46, founded MySpace in 2003 with Chris DeWolfe until he left in 2009
Top photo credit: Tom Anderson/Instagram