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Environmentalist/Sociologist/Activist, my photography focuses on using nature, architecture, and history to stimulate thinking about the relationship between environment and cultural identity. See my blog for more reflections on identity and other issues.
Based in Los Angeles, I spend much of my travel time camping and exploring in the rural U.S. West, though my pictures also go back into my history. Many of the Flickr members in my contacts are there because of their pictures of the rural West.
I am also an activist on both sexuality and labor issues, but my photographing of humans doesn't work well so few pictures of gay pride parades, labor protests, or things like that! Thus, some of the Flickr members in my Contacts are there because of the quality of their pictures of the public.
A word on my photography.... I would like to be able to take much better pictures and have considered getting better equipment. BUT, my approach in life is one of encouraging ordinary citizens, and particularly working-class citizens, to explore AND to document and share. In keeping with this approach, it seems inappropriate to use expensive equipment or to do high-tech processing, thus my photography is with a relatively cheap camera and I seldom do any processing other than cropping and minor color adjustment.
My icon photo is of the lights on one of the older bridges in Los Angeles. I use that because of my frequent focus on how we once stressed that public architecture should be pleasing to the public.
Note also that Flickr requires a statement in the profile regarding my age -- I'm well over 18, 65 when I last updated this.
- Abandoned Railroad Grades, Bridges, Tunnels: With Location 109 photos, 22 members
- Un-enhanced American West 4,893 photos, 184 members
- Mines, Mills, Machinery, Etc. - Western U.S. Mining Camps 1,033 photos, 100 members
- Road 10,170 photos, 1,477 members
- The Fading West/The Fading Past 5,338 photos, 162 members
- Volcanology 759 photos, 78 members
- Tree appreciation 30,604 photos, 2,003 members
- Fields and Other Open Spaces 10,145 photos, 813 members
- All Things Trains 26,739 photos, 188 members
- I Love Trains 341,161 photos, 14,650 members
- Solar Energy - Solarweb 1,045 photos, 257 members
- Wind Turbines & Wind Farms 11,861 photos, 3,616 members
- I Love History 3,061 photos, 107 members
- Nevada Northern Railroad 101 photos, 9 members
- Rusty Cars 34,391 photos, 3,809 members
- Southwest New Mexico 806 photos, 17 members
- trains 234,722 photos, 9,645 members
- Trespassing 60,129 photos, 1,726 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, Politics, and News 335,997 photos, 23,165 members
- Shortlines 4,232 photos, 161 members
- Utah Transportation 1,540 photos, 43 members
- WORLD MINING HERITAGE ⚒ 22,939 photos, 580 members
- Old Buildings & More..... 57,775 photos, 2,354 members
- Eastern Oregon 5,197 photos, 371 members
- Environmental impacts 8,045 photos, 1,218 members
- E. Clampus Vitus 393 photos, 33 members
- Nevada 19,963 photos, 728 members
- WPA 1,137 photos, 231 members
- Aviation Scrapyards & Storage Sites 5,585 photos, 265 members
- The biggest group with only cats 36,556 photos, 2,858 members
- World of Classic Cars 390,838 photos, 11,745 members
- infrastructure 14,179 photos, 759 members
- Oil Well 4,942 photos, 570 members
- Volcanic National Parks and Monuments 436 photos, 61 members
- All about Trees, Arboriculture, and Tree Care. 16,575 photos, 1,609 members
- Abandoned, Neglected, Weathered, or Rusty 327,249 photos, 10,716 members
- Sign City 199,419 photos, 11,294 members
- Theaters 16,073 photos, 1,058 members
- Off the Interstate USA 61,180 photos, 861 members
- Places of Worship 18,771 photos, 507 members
- Canada Landscapes 65,690 photos, 2,734 members
- Roads Less Travelled 39,311 photos, 4,445 members
- Ferries 22,279 photos, 1,609 members
- Public Transit 68,999 photos, 1,007 members
- New Deal Legacy 1,677 photos, 91 members
- U.S. National Parks and Places 109,004 photos, 6,410 members
- U.S. National Forests 16,208 photos, 1,045 members
- Northern California Photography 135,900 photos, 4,522 members
- CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps Photos 354 photos, 56 members
- Native American Indian Ruins & Artifacts 6,838 photos, 1,070 members
DB's travels doesn't have any testimonials yet.
- Don Barrett
- August 2006
- Gay Contrarian