I am no purist and have no interest in using what comes straight out of my camera. It's all an illusion and only my perspective.

 

Respect

 

Don Corleone: We've known each other for many years but this is the first time you've ever come to me for counsel or for help. I can't remember the last time you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee, even though my wife is Godmother to your only child. But, let's be frank here. You never wanted my friendship and you were afraid to be in my debt.

 

Bonasera: I didn't want to get into trouble.

 

Don Corleone: I understand. You found paradise in America. You had a good trade, made a good living, the police protected you and there were courts of law and you didn't need a friend like me. But, now you come to me and you say "Don Corleone, give me justice." But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me Godfather. Instead, you come into my home on the day my daughter's to be married and you ask me to do murder for money.

 

Never underestimate the power of relationships and caffeine.

 

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Brief Silver (deleted)

A (great) guy with an eye! Maybe THE eye to catch the sky and road. Love your work, your imagery.

November 17, 2009

Paul's photo stream is always a joy to look at. If you follow along with his posts you will find yourself on a journey cross country, taking in the sights from an 18 wheeler. You'll see glorious sunsets, interesting portraits of people he meets along the way, fantasy creations and landscapes that will blow you away.… Read more

Paul's photo stream is always a joy to look at. If you follow along with his posts you will find yourself on a journey cross country, taking in the sights from an 18 wheeler. You'll see glorious sunsets, interesting portraits of people he meets along the way, fantasy creations and landscapes that will blow you away. And I have to mention his love for little Baby James along with his interesting stories and commentaries that add a beautiful dimension to his photography. I always wondered what life as a trucker would be like and through Paul's photos, we can all get a taste of life on the road. Paul's a wonderful soul and I'm glad he's a flickr friend of mine. Peruse his stream and he will surely be one of yours, too.

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August 22, 2009

if you wanta see some beautiful picture from our country, look right here, paul has them, and one of the sweetest people i have ever come across... i love you to pieces paul... keep up the good work, and i no it all comes stright from your big heart :) hugs, Jerie Lynn

November 16, 2008

After getting a comment, I reluctantly went to look at "slimeface's" photostream. I was expecting "slimeface has no photos available to you," or worse... Instead, I sat staring at one masterpiece after another, deeply moved by his vision, while uttering one word, over and over again, "WOW!" Some of the places Paul … Read more

After getting a comment, I reluctantly went to look at "slimeface's" photostream. I was expecting "slimeface has no photos available to you," or worse... Instead, I sat staring at one masterpiece after another, deeply moved by his vision, while uttering one word, over and over again, "WOW!" Some of the places Paul sees are beautiful; others, he makes beautiful by the way he captures and presents them. He has a wonderful eye and is just incredibly talented. As if that weren't enough, he's also kind, thoughtful and generous with his praise and appreciation of other people's work. Thank you, Paul, for sharing your world with us.

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July 3, 2008
OmegaESP says:

A great photographer and I'm sure about this, a great person too. With Paul you'll discover the United States. Yes: discover. Maybe you have seen the U.S. in movies or even by travelling there, but with Paul you'll do a ride through the U.S. veins: roads, highways and landscapes, always having time to see it's people t… Read more

A great photographer and I'm sure about this, a great person too. With Paul you'll discover the United States. Yes: discover. Maybe you have seen the U.S. in movies or even by travelling there, but with Paul you'll do a ride through the U.S. veins: roads, highways and landscapes, always having time to see it's people through the eyes of one of the best hosts you'll desire to have. A truly gift for your eyes. Un gran fotógrafo y, estoy seguro de esto, una gran persona también. Con Paul descubrirás los Estados Unidos. Si: descubrir. Quizá has visto los EE.UU. en películas o incluso viajando allí, pero con Paul harás un viaje a través de las venas de EE.UU.: sus carreteras, sus autopistas y paisajes, teniendo tiempo siempre para ver su gente a través de los ojos de uno de los mejores anfitriones que desearás tener. Un regalo para tus ojos.

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April 3, 2008
axiomatic rail (deleted)

Don't let his screen name fool you - Paul is one of the nicest guys you'll come across on Flickr. For about a year now, he's been a great and loyal Flickr friend. This man and his photography are real and heartfelt. His travels throughout the U.S. show us Americana at its finest. I always look forward to his photog… Read more

Don't let his screen name fool you - Paul is one of the nicest guys you'll come across on Flickr. For about a year now, he's been a great and loyal Flickr friend. This man and his photography are real and heartfelt. His travels throughout the U.S. show us Americana at its finest. I always look forward to his photographs. Oh, and he has great taste in music, too. :-)) Thank you, Paul for being my Flickr friend.

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December 19, 2007
Micky** says:

Always a kind word...that is Paul (aka Slimeface). His stunning photography of the open road is always a joy to look at. Take a look at his candid portraits, they are among the best on Flickr. The stories of his travels, and the people he meets along the way, always make me smile. I am so glad that our Flickr pa… Read more

Always a kind word...that is Paul (aka Slimeface). His stunning photography of the open road is always a joy to look at. Take a look at his candid portraits, they are among the best on Flickr. The stories of his travels, and the people he meets along the way, always make me smile. I am so glad that our Flickr paths have crossed Paul, you are a good friend :-) ~Micky

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November 30, 2007
Joy says:

I have been enjoying Paul's beautiful creativity from places he has been now for a while, I look foward to seeing his shots, he brings such a freedom to his pics, the things he shoots and the expressions he shows in each capture is breathtaking, I look foward to seeing his future shots and only hope that i can be as ta… Read more

I have been enjoying Paul's beautiful creativity from places he has been now for a while, I look foward to seeing his shots, he brings such a freedom to his pics, the things he shoots and the expressions he shows in each capture is breathtaking, I look foward to seeing his future shots and only hope that i can be as talented as he is one day. So if you run acroos "Slimeface's" photostream put him in as a contact, because he truly knows the word freedom and expresses it beautifully.

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October 26, 2007

Slimeface – Paul is one of my favourite flickr photographers. Paul’s journeys take him on continual road trips through the very heart of America. His awesome shots not only portray the marvellous country he sees, but the wonderful people he meets as well. I always look forward to seeing his newest photos. His candid pe… Read more

Slimeface – Paul is one of my favourite flickr photographers. Paul’s journeys take him on continual road trips through the very heart of America. His awesome shots not only portray the marvellous country he sees, but the wonderful people he meets as well. I always look forward to seeing his newest photos. His candid people portraits are unparalleled in their ability to convey the friendliness of everyday people. I also look to Paul as sort of a flickr mentor. Slimeface, as one of my first contacts, makes me comfortable showcasing my own work. I’ve been viewing Paul’s photostream for a year now, and I look forward to viewing his pics many more years to come.

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September 19, 2007
Blue Cent (deleted)

Paul's photographs speak volumes about the man and what's important to him. His portraits of people and animals are sympathetic and gentle; his landscapes show his wonder and enjoyment of his surroundings. He is a creative and honest photographer, an unerring supporter of his photographic friends (and, I am sure, of … Read more

Paul's photographs speak volumes about the man and what's important to him. His portraits of people and animals are sympathetic and gentle; his landscapes show his wonder and enjoyment of his surroundings. He is a creative and honest photographer, an unerring supporter of his photographic friends (and, I am sure, of all his friends) and someone whose photos I always look forward to seeing. A big thank you to one of Flickr's best.

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August 18, 2007

Paul has a talent that I aspire to. Always great, always natural and always supportive. An immense talent.....When he dosen't drop his camera :) Your portraits and narrative are the best I have seen on flickr. Keep em coming dude. Keep that Nikon in safe hands ;)

August 8, 2007

This Florida photographer is one of my favorites. Paul has a real feeling for what's behind his pictures. When he's on the road driving his truck across the country he makes you feel like you're right there with him. Taking photos of ordinary folks is a talent that many of us would like to have. I appreciate trav… Read more

This Florida photographer is one of my favorites. Paul has a real feeling for what's behind his pictures. When he's on the road driving his truck across the country he makes you feel like you're right there with him. Taking photos of ordinary folks is a talent that many of us would like to have. I appreciate traveling with him even if it's only in his photography. Thankyou Paul!

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February 7, 2007

Look through this stream and meet the man who shoots America. From the hip, the shoulder, the parking lot, the gas station or anywhere else he finds himself across the vast continent of the USA. He trucks - big tiime. He photographs - even bigger time. The people he's met, he shoots, the roads and streets he hauls,… Read more

Look through this stream and meet the man who shoots America. From the hip, the shoulder, the parking lot, the gas station or anywhere else he finds himself across the vast continent of the USA. He trucks - big tiime. He photographs - even bigger time. The people he's met, he shoots, the roads and streets he hauls, he shoots, (photographically speaking). But he writes as well! Each image cut from his travels carries a message from those same highways. A tale told and an image envied. He calls himself 'Slimeface'. It should be 'Photographer'. Correction, make that 'America's Photographer'. Keep the pedal to the metal and the finger on the shutter buddy, 'cause all we want see is more.

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December 29, 2006