Part-time writer, part-time mature student, full-time dad.
Peterborough, East Anglia, UK
BA Hons (Open), Cert (Open) Hum, Cert (Open) Soc Sci
I use/have used:
samsung digimax i6
vivitar ultra wide & slim
jasc paint shop pro v7.02
All my loyal friends, contacts and everybody else who takes the time and trouble to comment positively and/or fave my work, and a special thanks to those people who've been kind enough to leave me a testimonial.
My photos can be seen at:
Joseph Perry's website
Savas Celik's music blog
my book 'creation and destruction'
- Flickr Ideas 1 photo, 11,942 members
- Art - Drawing and Painting 347,144 photos, 16,603 members
- Art and Artists. 300,024 photos, 17,438 members
- Your Art - Not Photography 395,922 photos, 26,607 members
- Painting with Acrylics 3,145 photos, 354 members
- New Flickr Layout Sucks 752 photos, 1,949 members
- Kurt Peiser Gallery*by Admin/Mod invite Only*P1-C3 10,682 photos, 1,190 members
- Sketches 96,462 photos, 6,080 members
- _ Drawings _ 24,618 photos, 1,646 members
- The New**Perfection In Pictures** ( Level 1) Post 1 award 3 11,678 photos, 1,458 members
- Handmade drawings 2,698 photos, 208 members
- Drawings Of Famous People 662 photos, 161 members
- x Emma Watson x 166 photos, 565 members
- pastel artists group 7,943 photos, 1,039 members
- ~ Moon's Eclipse Highlights ~ 2 Comments please ! 2,303 photos, 462 members
- ♠ Magic Universe Masterpieces (Admin Invite)2-COMMENTS,Pleas 2,160 photos, 529 members
- Texture Genius P1 / A2 25,359 photos, 1,268 members
- ***Serendipity group 12,598 photos, 436 members
- Nature's Carousel - (Invite only) - Post 1 Comment 2 141,775 photos, 7,434 members
- Your Preferred Photo ♠3-COMMENTS, Please!!!♠ 18,362 photos, 1,469 members
- ♥♥ 2 HEARTS AWARD ♥♥ (Post 1 Award 5) SWEEPER ACTIVE!!! 24,929 photos, 1,552 members
- *The Three Angels* LEVEL 3: Golden Angel (P1-A3) Closed! 11,067 photos, 1,791 members
- FRIENDS FOREVER (POST 1 AWARD 5) SWEEPER ACTIVE!!! 44,228 photos, 3,240 members
- ! !^Perfect Touch" 15+ Faves (P1: AW/FAV2 MANDATORY) 17,543 photos, 1,654 members
- *The Three Angels* LEVEL 2: Silver Angel (P1-A4) Closed 19,266 photos, 2,259 members
- *The Three Angels* LEVEL 1: Blue Angel (P1-A5) Closed 54,580 photos, 3,242 members
- Dinosaurs in Inappropriate Places 284 photos, 120 members
- Viva la Vida! L1 (P1-A5) Contest Open. 172,614 photos, 7,861 members
- Enchanting atmospheres & evocative sensations ♪ Admin invite 6,931 photos, 381 members
- RED - Level No. 1 (Post 1, Award 4) 278,143 photos, 11,023 members
- Image Excellence (Admin Invite Only) ADD 1, C.3 21,745 photos, 945 members
- BLACK - Level No.6 (Post1, Award 4) 43,629 photos, 5,798 members
- WHITE - Level No. 5 (Post 1, Award 4) 53,594 photos, 6,382 members
- BLUE - Level No. 4 (Post 1, Award 4) 69,071 photos, 7,117 members
- GREEN - Level No. 3 (Post 1, Award 4) 94,748 photos, 7,988 members
- YELLOW - Level No. 2 (Post 1, Award 4) 141,233 photos, 9,276 members
- Magik Troll Artistry *by Admin/Mod invite Only* 22,832 photos, 2,518 members
- ***All beautiful shots and many more. 299,502 photos, 12,641 members
- WoW - BEST PICTURES (Hall of Fame) CLOSED 1,089 photos, 444 members
- My Gear and Me #4 - Silver Selection (P1A5 Only Invited Photos!) 94,197 photos, 6,249 members
- My Gear and Me #3 - Bronze Selection (P1A5 Only Invited Photos!) 128,785 photos, 7,329 members
- My Gear and Me #2 - Premium (P1A5 Only Invited Photos!) 190,160 photos, 9,115 members
- My Gear and Me #1 - (Post 1 - Award 5) 509,025 photos, 15,519 members
- ***Perfection In Pictures Supreme Images*** Level (2) P1-A3 23,242 photos, 2,225 members
- **Masterclass Exhibition** Admin Invite Only Level (2) P-1/A-3 18,179 photos, 1,494 members
- Blinkagain Level 1 P1 A3 / sorry no children 251,839 photos, 13,634 members
- The Knight and his Princess (Admins invite only) P 1 - A/C 1 36,936 photos, 3,123 members
- This is why I love Film 122,587 photos, 4,826 members
- I Love Film 474,652 photos, 7,645 members
- WoW - 5th level CLOSED 2,952 photos, 755 members
"Andy, "fotoaparatas", is an awesome artist, one of my first contact in the world of photography, has been for me an inspiration and a source of learning..
His pictures are not only images..the show a full world behind..colors, textures, mood, poetry, they're just awesome!"
7th January, 2010
"A blinding aura shrouds these images yielding nothing less than a glimpse at the sublime for the earnest onlooker. I say put the whole stream on loop. fotoaparatas +1 is a stylist weaving through cameras and emulsions without losing sight of his trademark stamp. A canonical photographer on flickr indeed, with Harold Bloom's understanding of the relationship between a precursor and an ephebe; from here I gaze before retreating to my own viewfinders to renter the world truly inspired."
7th August, 2009
"Old Bear" says:
"Andy is an inspiration to me. His photostream embodies creativity, art, technique, but most of all vision and soul. As if that weren't enough, Andy is consistently generous in his comments, with a genuine warmth of spirit shining through. Thanks Andy, and keep it going! : )"
19th April, 2009
Hugo : says:
"Fotoaparatas is a real searcher.
Sometimes magical, sometimes mysterious, sometimes just personal.
He is allways searching and allways giving us something different, something better.
3rd January, 2009
"looking at his pictures and music in his profile I can state: that guy has style."
7th December, 2008
Bitten Apple Inc. says:
"Amazing photographer & artist. His images are inspiring, triggers for new ideas, new points of view, new creations."
11th October, 2008
Maya Newman says:
"fotoaparatas photographs are visual story telling. Sometimes fairy tales,
other times darker stories, yet always atmospheric and beautiful."
24th August, 2008
Wen Talks to Shoes says:
"I envy everything he is.
I envy that he is still a student.
I envy that he can write and is a poet.
I envy that he takes so beautiful pictures and it seems so effortless to him.
what I envy the most, he's taken! ;))"
7th July, 2008
martha madness. says:
"I am always in awe when I come and visit his flickr. Words are not adequate enough to describe the true beauty all his images possess."
6th May, 2008
"fotoaparatas has an amazing array of images through his stream. Not only do these images show amazing colors and textures, they sport sheer creativity and moods in every piece. fotoapartas definatly has a talent than everyone should be exposed to. :)"
8th April, 2008
flightless bird says:
"Absolutely and utterly wonderful, inspiring, creative, beautiful."
2nd April, 2008
Sarah .K says:
"Andy is a talented photographer and it's really nice to see how he still uses film beautifully! I adore his creative double exposures and the wonderful castle-pictures he often shows us. Also, he's a kind and helpfull person."
16th February, 2008
"easily one of favorite photographers to watch. he initially inspired me with his brilliant use of texture, and he continues to be a muse for me. not only is his work great, but he has a wonderful spirit as well; he never hesitates to give encouragement and support others' work, and for that, he is also greatly appreciated. simply put, he rocks."
23rd December, 2007
yell saccani says:
i love him!!!!"
27th November, 2007
"His work has been inspiring me for months now. He has an eye that captures the beauty in his surroundings. He's just an all around great photographer and a great person. I make sure I take a look to see what's new on his stream every time I log on to flickr. Keep up the great work!"
20th November, 2007
"Fotoaparatas is a unique photographer in flickr~ his work is amazing and finished with the magnificent post processing! His photos are true art! and he is a wonderful imaging artist. I truly enjoy his work very much! Please add him as you contact if you haven't do so... because you will never regret! Cheers my friend!!"
26th October, 2007
"Fotoaparatas is a truly talented photographer. His work is full of surprises and is of an extremely high quality. Although we come from very different worlds, photographically, he has the same passion for his work that I have for mine.
He is also a great flickr friend and his insightful comments are always very welcome.
7th October, 2007
Pliketi Plok says:
"allright now... i'm ashamed to say it took me a while to discover all the jewels in his stream - but it's never too late. give him an analogue and a film and stand by. now, with a zenit in his hand, what more can we expect, oh more and more and more... more beauty, more hidden treasures..."
12th August, 2007
Gerard Leganovič says:
"your photos have interesting colors"
1st July, 2007
Shahab Zargari says:
"fotoaparatas' photos are brilliant and the colors are breathtaking! he is a true inspiration to us all!!"
14th May, 2007
- November 2006
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Writer, mature student, full-time dad