You can see lots more photos on Instagram that I've taken with my iPhone: memaxmarz

Thank you to everyone who invites me to a group! However, I'm happiest joining groups that don't have rules. Please don't give me AWARDS, thanks, call me old fashioned, but I really like comments in the comments part...

I like to take photos, always have. Being on Flickr has helped me to understand my style, although I don't have an identifiable way of seeing yet. I like to have variety in the photographs I take, however, I am partial to faces and the city.

Some of the photographers I admire are:
Diane Arbus
Richard Avedon
Ellen Von Unwerth
Jeff Wall
Annie Leibovitz
Dorothea Lange
Walker Evans
Ansel Adams
George Hurrell
Andreas Gursky
Fred Herzog
Jeff Ascough
Leon Levinstein

"A good photograph will prove to the viewer how little our eyes permit us to see"
(Leon Levinstein)

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    waschbaer - raccoon says:

    "Janis is a very nice, helpful, amazing, kindly - short great woman.... - there are so many positive words to describe her - she needs only one thing - a man to share her live - and many intresting photo places to go to in the world - she is so kindly to all people. Janis - go on as you are and have a great live - best wishes - Cheers to Janis and her family. Stefan"

    March 6th, 2008

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    Dave - aka Emptybelly says:

    "Janis' images are always filled with life & social comment, and it is a pleasure to view them and try to elicit both the intended and unintentional meanings contained within... I will not forget her counsel about Flickr being a place to have fun and not to be too serious...
    Janis, thank you for you Flickr friendship and wise words...."

    December 23rd, 2007

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    Funny Fish says:

    "If anyone is creative, open and willing to learn, its Janis from Vancouver! Her Flickr-stream is a path of life happening and experiencing. She loves what she is doing and the result is honest and real. She loves humans and has a wonderful way of capturing this.

    Makes you want to spend a holiday in vancouver!"

    December 8th, 2007

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    bingo and betty (lawrence makaseff) says:

    "... janis is an old school zen master and she seems to take a huge amount of photos or karma, call it what you may its all very positive. peace."

    August 6th, 2007

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    adventurous straw says:

    "Like Andre Kertesz was describing his friends photographers:
    Memaxmarz born with photographic feeling..."

    February 18th, 2007

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    .zack! says:

    "The message is simple: Do what you enjoy and enjoy what you're doing! Look at memaxmarz's pictures and you'll meet a photographer who's pictures express this attitude at its best. Thanks for letting us see Vancouver and the rest of your world in a natural and uncomplicated way - through your humorous eyes.

    Happy New Year 2007, my friend."

    January 1st, 2007

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    rajue says:

    "This woman has the eye! Love her composition, colour and subject choices. And she is such a charismatic person; funny and warm. You instantly want to be her flickr-buddy.

    Janis, come back to us, we miss you!"

    June 26th, 2006

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    fownditt says:

    "Memaxmarz is a great story-teller. Instead of words, she uses her photography to give an honest and sincere account of humanity from many perspectives and angles. Her studies in portraiture are especially poignant. Janis is a "work in progress". I predict her photography will reach great heights emotionally and artistically."

    April 10th, 2006

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    photojennic says:

    "Janis' streetlife photos are an exceptional social documentary of Vancouver as we rarely get to see it on the TV or in guide books. She has a wonderful touch for capturing people on camera, and her B&W portraits of Vancouver's homeless also show a talent in "capturing" their trust and openness. Keep up the good work!"

    March 14th, 2006

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    Mark Klotz says:

    "Memaxmarz's street photos are honest are heartfelt. She helps us to rethink stereotypes and to see beauty where we, the comfortable would not normally dare to venture."

    February 20th, 2006

October 2005
I am:
Female and Single