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Thank you for taking the time to look at my pictures. Thank you for your comments, invites and faves. Thank you for your friendship.

Thank you!


About groups

I enjoy and appreciate your awards and invites into many interesting groups. However, I do not join groups at this time.


About comments

I like all forms of criticism and critique, so please feel free, welcome and encouraged.

I enjoy and appreciate your comments and usually comment on your work, if I have something to say. However, I try to be specific and helpful if I can, and usually do not make comments of the kind a mother might make upon seeing her kindergarten child's first "art work".

I comment in English, Russian, or Romanian.


My photographic manifesto

I do not photograph what I see; I photograph what I imagine.

I want viewers to be thinking and feeling beyond seeing, because what is essential is invisible to the eye. We look with the eyes, but we see with the brain.

My goal is to make the invisible visible.

Photography is easy; - unless we do it right!

I follow those, who are seeking the truth - and avoid those who declare they have found it!

I believe that "the best camera does not take the best pictures".

I believe that it is a big and common mistake to go shopping instead of learning.

I believe that if I keep confusing shopping with learning, I will end up with more gear than talent.

I believe that talent is "the talent of letting your talent out".

"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work." Emile Zola

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." Albert Camus


About me and my education


Леонид Абрамович Даен

Отчего из края отчего

Выпорхнуть подальше


Отчего вне края отчего

Голосить от боли хочется?

Отчего душа так мечется

Меж чужбиной и отечеством?

Отчего сны зарубежные

К Приднепровью льнут

по прежнему,

Хоть за кручами высокими

Жизнь бывала и жестокою?

Но и доля эмигрантская —

Это не бокал шампанского.

Но и время заграничное —

Часто бремя горемычное.

Разузнать бы у Всевышнего:

Где же — там иль здесь —

мы лишние?

I have studied and taught for a long time Mathematics, Computers, and Chess. After retirement, I am into Linguistics and Photography. Currently, I am following the amazing developments taking place in Computational Photography.


About photography

My inspiration, my hero, my role model. The man I want to be, when I grow up:

Gilbert Garcin

If you like his work, please drop me a line.
If you don't like his work, please remember: "When you read Shakespeare, Shakespeare is not on trial; you are".

Photos of ♔Siroker♔ (6)

  • Self inflicted portrait by ♔Siroker♔
  • My presence on Earth by ♔Siroker♔
  • Self-inflicted portrait by ♔Siroker♔
  • Self-inflicted portrait on 1 Jan 2010 by ♔Siroker♔
  • Sel-inflicted portrait by ♔Siroker♔
  • Self-inflicted portrait by ♔Siroker♔

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    Waiting For The Ocean says:

    "In his latest Work he has brought the Still Life into a New Arena: his own Grand blend of Irony and Humor....Superb Original Work !!!!"

    September 14th, 2007

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    Stephanie Hensen says:

    "Eyejar's photographs take me to mysterious kingdoms, filled with
    magic and wonder! A world that is always lighted by a curious beauty!"

    September 6th, 2007

August 2005
Chishinau, Moldova
I am:
Male and Taken
Senior shutter release supervisor