I’m a photographer and psychologist specializing in what I call “photographic psychology.” It’s the study of how people create, share, and react to images – especially concerning digital photography, images that portray psychological issues, and online photosharing.

I like to think of my flickr photostream as a blog companion to my
online book Photographic Psychology: Image and Psyche

I usually post one image a day, along with my thoughts about it or photography in general.

I love to discuss photographs, including capturing and post-processing techniques, composition, and the fascinating psychological meanings and emotions embedded in photos. If you enjoy that too, please share your thoughts!

In case you’re interested, here’s my bio page

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    better pigs says:

    "John is one of my most loyal flickr friends, whose comments range from light and funny to deep and insightful, yet always show that his contributions are made with great care and attention.

    The same holds true for his photography, or should I say imagery, which is performed and processed with attention and purpose, and often accompanied with an essay linking his knowledge about psychology, as applied to online and offline life, to the images.

    There is much to see, read, interact, and enjoy in this stream. Take a dive, swim around, and take your time. Many a gem can be found."

    August 17th, 2009

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    frogmuseum2 says:

    "John is, first of all, an extremely intelligent and very, very friendly man. He is also an incredibly gifted photographer; his photo's are often daring and subtle at the same time -- they ask questions, they make you think, laugh, reflect, ponder, smile. He finds true things in your photo's that you never imagined. His insight is remarkable; his kindness and generosity even more so. His stream is never a 'quick look' -- one has to inhabit his images for a bit. It's well worth the time. You always discover something new, something remarkable in even the ordinary. Part Zen Master, part mystic, part jester, John is above all a good and thoughtful man. His presence on flickr is like a lighthouse, or a windmill -- even though windmill's do not give off light. Oh, bother. You should get the point by now. Or not. But you won't regret the journey. Not here!"

    March 4th, 2008

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    Ray Tomes says:

    "John is one of the most interesting people that I have met on flickr. He gets me to look at things a little differently and expands my awareness, and I see that he does this for others too. Also, he is generous in his comments and a kind person. Thanks for being here."

    July 19th, 2007

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    Steven Ford / snowbasinbumps says:

    ""IT TAKES A VILLAGE" Flickr friends were are raising each other with support and encouragement of our artistry. John is my favorite Flickr because he makes me laugh AND THINK. He is a very friendly provocateur, the prod has a psychologists wit behind it, and it always delights me."

    October 15th, 2006

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    first exchange says:

    "John's comment, "For me, photography, like all the visual arts, is learning to see," rings so true, and his pictures certainly illustrate how much he has learned. John's statement reminds me of something I heard a photographer say when his young son asked him what "to observe" means: "It means 'to learn,' " he replied."

    August 22nd, 2006

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    gabrielas Ramigabs says:

    "j'aime bien le concep et la esthetique de jhon, c'est vraiment un genius de la photographie et la chose que m'impressione le plus et son Psychologie de la couleur, c'et comment avoir un tres claiere but pour faire de photos, je te felicite tu est genial!! c'ets un domage que je ne peux pas bien comprendre en anglais mais je ferais le possible pour savoir plus de toi et ton teorie..."

    June 29th, 2006

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    Peter you've lost the news says:

    "There’s never a dull moment in John’s photo collection,

    Two things that make John a great contributor to Flickr :-

    For one thing, he produces fantastic photos. They are always technically excellent, but far more interesting than their technical side is their content. They make you think at all sorts of different levels and always provoke interesting debate among the viewers.

    And secondly, John makes really interesting observations and comments on other peoples’ work. His comments are always helpful, insightful, encouraging and well worth the read.

    John is extremely adept at image manipulation too – among other things his multiple self shots are really worth checking out."

    May 17th, 2006

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    JZ Pixel says:

    "While most photos visually please you, his pictures always make you to think! Great!"

    February 21st, 2006

John Suler
November 2005
Doylestown, USA
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