I am a pixel bounty hunter: I shoot first and ask questions later.
======== FIRST THE CAVEATS ========
IF YOU HAVE NO PROFILE OR IMAGES AVAILABLE I WILL BLOCK YOU
WHILE MY PICTURES ARE COPYRIGHTED I OFTEN GRANT PERMISSION
If you want to use a picture please write and request permission. Then depending on your story, I will often send you larger image than appears on flickr.
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ONWARDS WITH MY PROFILE-BIO STATEMENT
My work is driven by story-making. I might be inspired by an idea, a color, pattern, an expression, or something found.
Alternately, I may plan the shot well in advance around a theme or concept, especially photomontages related to progressive politics.
Later during pixel play, the deeper reason or story behind the image reveals itself to me while I play in Photoshop and related editors.
I never really know until the game is over what I was trying to say...and sometimes it is the reactions of others that brings the greater understanding to me.
I am not so interested in capturing reality, but rather, taking the broken, mysterious, or transitory moment and expanding it into something closer to my heart's desire.
I always enjoy reading comments left behind. And I try to reciprocate as best I can.
======= Final Note--I don't post with any regularity, so to keep track you'll have to check back=======
I'm not adding many new contacts after 8 years, just trying to keep up with the few I've retained.
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"I'm a bullrusher. Martin is hearing Joni Mitchell live & unplugged."
18th September, 2009
"Felicidades!!!!!.... tu colección es realmente increíble.... un manejo de luces y tomas excelentes.... tienes un gran sentido del arte...."
18th November, 2008
ArtsySF © ~ Marjie says:
"Martin is a long-time Flickr friend who has a wonderful collection of amazing photos. His "pixel playground" images are a delight to view. I have Faved many of his fantastic creations. In addition, his comments are filled with his unique wit and humor."
2nd April, 2009
*Roshie Is Alive & Well* says:
"Martin's name on flickr, best describes his eclectic photostream....his images convey the fact that he's having as much fun creating them, as one would have fun on a playground....
He is a true romanticist, who adores showing off the love of his life, his wife judy....and then there is his love for animals....his pooch, Franky, is one of my favorite four legged friends on Flickr....
His travel photos, especially the current Alaska cruise, make you want to visit the places he's captured with his lens...and his photoshopping skills display his mastery of software, often adding humor and making ordinary snapshots a fun and exciting image...
Martin is also very generous in visiting his contacts and friends' photostreams, leaving witty remarks and giving out many faves...i am proud to be on his Friends list; he makes the Flickr experience a reciprocal, interactive experience....thank you, MKPP, for your kindness on mine and all of your buddies' photostreams!"
3rd June, 2008
"Martin is an intelligent experimenter and I hope to count him as a friend in this virtual world."
24th February, 2008
"Martin's ideas of shooting pictures is much the same as mine. He has expressed my thought and ideas about shooting picture to a T.!! We seem to think very much alike about taking photos. I guess great minds.. LOL. Judi in S.M.,Ca."
25th November, 2007
Just Peter says:
"Martin is not just a wonderful photographer, but also a great artist with lots of creative skills and ideas. His digital art work always surprises me with its innovative styles. Martin's Pixel Playground is such a wonderful contribution to the Flickr universe. Enjoy!"
21st July, 2006
Auntie K says:
"Martin takes a simple wine glass and transforms it into a gorgeous bowl of light and color. He sees brilliance and beauty, captures its essence and creates images that allow us to share his vision. When I visit his photostream, I am a happier person and grateful for his artistry and friendship."
11th June, 2006
"This pixel playground is so filled with humor, style, creativity and surprises you don't miss the monkey bars. Come on in and play."
26th May, 2006
Harshad Sharma says:
"Martin is an true artist with a digital brush :)
His photographs and collages are wonderful. His outlook towards all things is inspiring and the cheerfulness he carries around is contagious!
8th August, 2005
" He is a real artist with the
camera ..his work is colourful
..i like MARTIN way to catch
moment of life very much..
HE IS TOTALLY NICE ,KIND
''keep it up ... GOOD LUCK ''"
24th July, 2005
"I love Martin's vision of the world. I love his colors and his words. He sure managed to inspire me a lot. Thanks Martin! :)
Ps. And I LOVE his little cute dog!"
14th April, 2005
- August 2004
- Redwood City, CA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Retired...I do what I want