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"I’m not going crazy. I’m going sane in a crazy world!"

I'll photograph anything that's interesting but my passion is street photography. I live in Oregon and the city of Portland is my playground.

Portland Streets: portlandstreets.tumblr.com/

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My Instagram Account: www.instagram.com/iansane7/?hl=en


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A Few Publication Samples

Tribal Sovereignty
The Morning News

Gimme A Hand
IFL Science

The Path Of Stars
The Culture Trip

Powering Up
Portland Monthly Magazine

Veggie Tables
Portland Monthly Magazine

China Town
Willamette Week

Dotted Passage
Willamette Week

A Capitol Spring
Willamette Week

The Bovificent Seven
The Source Weekly

Three Bridge Night
Popular Mechanics Magazine

Good Morning Portland!!
DiningOut Magazine

Good Morning Portland!!
The Huffington Post

Autumn Forest
Matador Network

NS - Line
RUSH - (The Band)

The Off-Season
On Earth Magazine

Waiting For Death
Scientific American Magazine

Nut Face (Part II)
Mother Nature Network

Early Spring at the Station

Under A Blood Red Sky
Smithsonian Magazine

Trouble Around The Bend
Forbes Magazine

Silver & Black
Flickr’s Photo-Stream

The Green Parking Zone
Flickr’s Photo-Stream (2nd Time)

Going Dutch With St. Johns
Flickr’s Photo-Stream (3rd Time)

Track & Field Starting Line

In Hiding
Light Stalking

At The End Of The Line
Digital Photo Secrets

Don’t Say Cardboard!
New York Daily News

Give Me Weed

South Falls - (Silver Falls State Park)
School of Digital Photography

Misty Morning
Digital Photo Secrets

Life under a Canopy
The Atlantic

The Super Orbiter
Digital Photography School

187 Days
Science Friday


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    LamiSane66 says:

    "Tu es Le Maître De La Street Photography !!! C'est un plaisir de parcourir tes superbes photos de rue sans oublier tes paysages idylliques !!!Merci pour le partage !!!

    SANE Lami"

    February 19th, 2018

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    Sonora Guy says:

    "If there is one person's photography I want to see every day, it would be Kurt's. Probably because he is never, ever boring. Or maybe because he's really, really good. Or both. And I'd hate to lose him as a contact. In fact, if Kurt and I and a bunch of other people were adrift in a lifeboat, he'd be the last one I'd want to eat."

    March 7th, 2012

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    Blanchi.© Off..!!! says:

    "I hate ... hate ... write testimonials .. because ... we all know that what is written is written ... ...;-)

    So.... I'll just say ... I really love your photos .. they are truly amazing and unique ...

    You're the only photographer around flickr ... which as I open my page ... go running to see what Kurt posted ....!!!!!!!!!!

    Always ... always pleasantly surprised me .. and I'm grateful for it ...

    Thanks for being there ... .. and please do not take too much vacation ... I get bored ....

    To my Portland artist ...from your spanish friend...;-)


    P.S.. and you know...sorry for my bad english..."

    April 12th, 2011

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    SF knitter says:

    "Kurt is the Dude...his photostream is chock full of variety. Not only does he have lovely landscapes, beautiful macros, interesting abstracts but some of the most fun candids around. He has a great eye for seeing the weird, wacky, and beautiful things in life. Above all, he is a great friend and a great host! Always ready to give constructive feedback, he's funny and kind. Plus, he thinks my dog is cute.

    You rock, Duuuuude!"

    March 24th, 2010

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    Mister Blur says:

    "A person who lives in or comes from Seattle, Washington, USA is called a Seattleite. In the long list that appears on Wikipedia of famous people from Seattle, we should add Ian Sane, THE DUDE. One of my first flickr contacts, he is my spiritual guide through this image labyrinth. He is a master of DOF, of candid images, of blackandwhite. Looking into his profile, I have found an extroardinary quote, which I would like to reproduce: "The ultimate goal of a photographer is to make an ordinary scene extraordinary. This is what I try to do with every photo. To make interesting the things we consider boring. Objects and places we walk by everyday without even giving a single thought or glance. My hope is you will consider one, or more, of my pictures extraordinary."
    it seems you have made it, dear Kurt. Every image that it is found through your stream is an amazing story, a fantastic piece of life which reminds us of the beautiful ground in which we are standing for a momentary lapse of time."

    March 15th, 2010

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    jjs08 says:

    ""What can you say about a friend and a fellow photographer, musician, and poet, he is a wonderful talent.

    His compositions are things of beauty and his natural ability to see the world through rare eyes is a gift from above.
    Take a journey through his stream and you will see that he misses not and always reaps the most delightful and thoughtful image for the moment.
    His composition and use of light is something many other Flickr photographers could learn from. A true artist and I am happy to have Kurt as a close contact here on Flickr.""

    March 8th, 2010

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    abject committee says:

    "I started following Kurt's posts about 6 months ago starting with "city transport" which I had discovered on the explore front page. www.flickr.com/ph.... Kurt has been very responsive as a contact often mixing humor with his feedback. His photostream is diversified with such variety that it’s always a must see post each day to find out what he has been up to - always creative quality and a learning experience to study. Kurt’s photography and valuable feedback has been inspirational to my work and is much appreciated. He is one of several contacts on my stream that strives to offer well thought out feedback as to why a photo has possibilities and his style of daily posting has been motivational for me to do the same and to always keep shooting. Kurt (duude!), thanks for posting all this excellent photography and being a great contact. cheers hiker"

    January 18th, 2010

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    chhayapath :-) says:

    "Its been quite a long time I've met Kurt,
    and since then I am a fan of his photography.
    I just love his compositions, they are very unique and classy!

    Thanks Kurt for being such a supportive and
    wonderful friend!

    I wish you all the happiness in life.
    Take care.
    And keep clicking :)


    August 27th, 2009

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    Daniela Duncan says:

    "Kurt is such a talented, versatile photographer! His photostream is incredibly varied: unexpected points of view, breathtaking landscapes, gorgeous macros, outstanding night captures, very cool candid shots, striking abstracts, excellent portraits ~ he can capture anything so well! His pictures are brilliantly composed. I truly enjoy his work and I so appreciate Kurt as a friend on Flickr. Kurt takes the time to really view your work and he writes pertinent, substantial and knowledgeable comments. And last, but not least, there’s that delightful, witty sense of humor that I adore. He always makes me smile ~ and often makes me laugh. It’s a privilege and a joy to be his contact."

    August 19th, 2009

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    Hermio-Black says:

    "With his canon-mind
    Just begins to shine
    Everything he finds
    With his canon-eyes
    He searches more & more
    For something to explore..."

    July 19th, 2009

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    leaky_tiki says:

    "I still don't believe that Kurt has been taking photographs for less than a year. His work is amazing! He has such natural talent that I, like many others, truly envy. His stream is one of the first that I check every morning and is peppered with a multitude of subjects that I find fascinating. I receive much inspiration from his work and hope to achieve half his talent before I leave this earth."

    July 1st, 2009

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    JC Shamrock says:

    "It's truly hard to believe that Kurt started photography so recently. His true talents behind the camera are masterful, not to mention in front of the camera with his classic self-portraits. I'm not sure how I came across his photos, but I'm sure glad I did. His humor and friendliness are outright and his photography is inspiring. I now consider him a close flickr friend, as many have as well, it's not hard once you get to know him. He's a good man, with a natural eye for photography. I urge you to look at all his shots, sublime visual enjoyment for all! =)"

    May 14th, 2009

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    lauriemonica says:

    "I was first introduced to the craziness that is Ian Sane when a mutual contact tagged us both to write 16 things about ourselves. After I discovered from reading his list that he has a cat named Can-Opener, I immediately clicked “add as a contact”. He has quickly become one of my FAVORITE flickrites, and he continues to impress me with his works of art.
    He also gets my sense of humor.
    And he likes to banter.

    Not only is he a fantastic photographer, he’s also a writer and a POET! So, to commemorate this, I have decided as part of this testimonial to write a little poem.
    I pen it,
    An Ode to Kurt:

    Kurt is a poet.
    And boy does he know it.
    He takes a great photo
    And listens to Toto
    He likes the alluring angle
    And things that dangle
    He writes good comments
    And spins pretty sonnets
    He is the King of Pathways
    And can hike them for days
    He lives in the Pacific Northwest
    And he captures it the best
    He’s like a big brother
    As if I need another
    Kurt is so damn cool
    If you ignore him you’re a fool!

    Oh, and he runs funny.
    And he drops f-bombs a lot.

    And last, but definitely not least, he’s a goober.

    April 20th, 2009

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    saddleguy says:

    "This is the first testimonial I have written on flickr and I just want to say that Ian takes a lot of time to comment on new posts. While this is not required it is a big help. I am new to this and cannot wait to understand more about editing....photoshop etc.
    Thank you"

    April 17th, 2009

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    Worldworx says:

    "Ian Sane is an exceptional photographer. He sees things in such a unique way and always brings a fantastic capture to the flickr table. From stunning landscapes and waterfalls to jaw-dropping perspectives. His photostream is packed with breath-taking images. I always look forward to his sense of humour and constructive comments, and it is an honour to call him a great contact and dear friend."

    April 10th, 2009

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    EarlyCat79 says:

    "Ian Sane is a great Flickr friend and I'm glad to have discovered his photostream. He has a wonderfully creative perspective on life, which shows not only in his excellent photographic work, but also in his writings. I have enjoyed both very much. I really value his comments too - he always pays great attention to my photos and his comments are very sincere as a result. Then there is the humour........ thanks for the smiles and laughs! :o)"

    March 25th, 2009

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    kolombianstyle says:

    "hey Ian, i guess ill be the first to write you a testimonial, just thought it would be a nice way to thank you for always commenting my pictures and being so nice to me, since day one when i actually started taking flickr more seriously you were there to welcome me. a bigggg THANK YOU!
    you have a great eye and an amazing talent with that photoshop!"

    February 18th, 2009

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