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    frank.freytag says:

    "ART !!!!"

    May 29th, 2009

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    [ " OMINOUS " ] says:

    "... when it's all said and Done!

    Thank You R."

    March 8th, 2010

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    hannah*bo says:

    "this man is brilliant plain and simple.
    he has inspired not only me but i am sure many others to improve in their photographic endeavors.
    he has an ability to capture raw human emotion that is incredibly marvelous."

    October 16th, 2008

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    Luis_Otero_Prada. says:

    "I am fascinated!!!!!!"

    October 4th, 2008

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    Psycho Sagz says:


    October 4th, 2008

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    *Valkiria* says:

    "the best portraits i've ever seen are in his stream.
    every single pic is a concentrate of emotions!"

    September 18th, 2008

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    JenniPenni says:

    "Words fail to express how brilliant this guy is. I guess the only way to realize it yourself is to take a look at his photostream...it is one of the best I've ever seen! Bizarre, unconventional, unique and filled with imagination from the first picture to the very last. When I was just a Flickr virgin a few years ago I remember having seen his photostream back then...and now, three four years later I came to the conclusion that his work is something you simply won't forget.
    Perhaps one of my favorite photographers here!"

    September 7th, 2008

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    jot.de says:

    "Someday we will see his work in the louvre!
    I love his work!!!"

    April 19th, 2008

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    Cage Alumni Auk Lay says:

    "i've seen your website before... really impressive.
    keep rockin'"

    May 29th, 2008

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    Mitch Diamond says:

    "What's amazing about Rod...well first off, he took time to respond to my email saying how amazing the Red Smile was. :P He's really humble, just a very nice guy. It's too bad I live in the States, and am a college student or I'd be trying to find a way to become his aprprentice, maybe if he's reading this he'll give me some challenges or something. ;). It's just always interesting to see how he makes fun of the absurdities of life while at the same time giving a sense of almost being ashamed of what we are capable of (my interpretation of it, please save the hate mail for when I actually say something wrong.) He's definately inspired me ot take pictures (again...let's not start an arguement) of people I meet just in their everyday life. He also helped me to understand how you can do pictures that trap your attention and stick with you for a long time. I really am glad that I saw his work, it definately has helped me see why photogrpahy is now considered and art."

    November 13th, 2007

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    Pablo Ponti - Photography says:

    "Je crois que tous déjà t'ont dit tout, mais il est bon de l'écouter
    à nouveau, ton art est impressionnant, il inspire m'améliorer et te
    créer je félicite jamais laissez que ton esprit et ton oeil laissent
    cet équipement brillant qui ont !!!!

    I believe that all already they said everything to you, but is good
    for returning to listen to it, your art is impressive, it inspires to me,
    improve and to create I never congratulate, you leave your mind
    to you and your eye leaves that equipment brilliant that they have!

    Creo que todos ya te dijeron todo , pero es bueno volver a escucharlo,
    tu arte es impresionante, me inspira a mejorar y a crear
    te felicito nunca dejes que tu mente y
    tu ojo dejen ese equipo genial que tienen!!!!"

    August 3rd, 2007

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    fabio panichi says:

    "his mind is a powerful volcano full of creativity
    his images are outstanding: they have an unreal atmosphere, but so true in details that you think you're dreaming, you're lost in a strange world full of incredible people who make incredible actions.
    And the strong colortones give a rich touch.
    Love this artist!
    take care"

    June 18th, 2007

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    ah BOB lee -- the JiuHuKia says:


    May 16th, 2007

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    Trupo says:

    "Whenever i contemplate your great art, i always wonder " How many people in the world have a genuine talent like you ? " and i dont know how many words are enough to describe ur creative of your every masterpiece. Thank you so much for sharing your flickr,with me its my own wonderful gift..And thank you again for your comment on my work, it means so so much to me to have a brilliant photographer comment on my little work, just one word but it makes me feel really happy.

    You're my adorable artist :) !"

    May 7th, 2007

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    MGildersleeve says:

    "This is the most interesting person I've found on flickr."

    April 26th, 2007

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    Simon Pais says:

    "i just fall in love with his imagination.
    visit him it's almost eye-therapy, so much pain & bizarreness done such in a beautiful and delicated path of a mental state makes me appreciattes exactly the same the happiness and the blueness.
    sincere, pure, honest and extreme.


    March 10th, 2007

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    Loki* says:


    February 21st, 2007

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    Maria McGinley says:

    "A true visionary and a master artist...incredible to say the least"

    January 7th, 2007

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    mag.m says:

    "Watching Rod's pictures is like taking a trip to another world. I would be happy having even 1/4 of his imagination and creativity."

    December 31st, 2006

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    Imre Grafikus says:

    "INSPIRATIONAL.... I'm looking at some of his photos and it amazes me how HE shows people in a different light and texture and character and everything that makes this fucking world so bad, evil, good, nice, beautiful, grotesaque..."

    December 21st, 2006

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    Jon-Jacobsen.com says:

    "I really admire the capacity he has to create.
    with some simply things, he makes pictures that takes a "WOW" out of my mouth.

    Keep up with the great work Rod.
    You're one of those people who has a ticket to the hard road of success!"

    December 20th, 2006

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    bigoode is gone on Ipernity says:

    Is an Artist
    a true one !
    creative, innovative, perfectionnist
    i invite you to discover this great stream or let him a testimonial to tell him how he's good !!
    Clap clap clap R !!


    December 12th, 2006

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    FotoRita [Allstar maniac] says:

    "Ses images sont fantastiques!
    Le photographe meilleur de flickr!!!"

    December 12th, 2006

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    Sekator says:

    "The first pic which i saw on flickr was....tam ta dam..."After the Murder"!!..i totally've fallen in love with this shot...
    Your photostream is amazing. Crazy, expressive, inspiring and fascinating photos. You are a real master of portraiture photography! Salute!"

    December 10th, 2006

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    RossinaBossioB says:

    "One of the the most exciting photo artists here on Flickr. Every peace is a work of art...you can't avoid looking all over this amazing gallery!"

    December 9th, 2006

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    lavannya says:

    "His photographs are a piece of art. Portraits are intimate, expressive, sensitive and what not. And the studio shots wild stories. I totally dig his work."

    December 4th, 2006

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    daskar says:

    "How come I discovered your pictures just now?
    Very strong portraits, love for people shows.
    When I will be in Paris, I will defenitely look you up.
    Best Wishes,

    the Netherlands / Hungary"

    December 3rd, 2006

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    Dalmatica says:

    "r's documentary photography shines through the cracks of the heart, opens up wounds of the world to the bandages of your eyes.

    his studio photography will make you question your concepts of beauty, style, emotion, and expression as a whole.

    oh, he's a daredevil, too. he's daring you to find out who you are.

    aren't those qualities of the great teachers?"

    November 13th, 2006

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    dontexplode says:

    "One of the best in every way, as a friend and photographer. His photos evoke emotion and power, dusted with sorrow. He is an artist in the the most true sense of the word."

    October 18th, 2006

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    LaraJade says:

    "What can i say that hasn't been said already? Your work is like walking into a dream world.
    Captivating and mystical, your works never cease to amaze me. Please carry on doing what you do!"

    October 17th, 2006

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    Rodrigo Adonis Photographer says:

    "Rod is one of my favorite photographers, simply his work is unique and tremendously creative. Inspirational, evocative, sensitive, poetical... really I admire you. You have all my respect and all my applauses for you, my dear :)"

    October 9th, 2006

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    *Louise** says:

    "Une vision unique... un talent à part... :)"

    October 5th, 2006

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    G*Squared_LA says:

    "As far as I'm concerned, he's a genius. A really nice genius. His work is wonderfully clever and fun and engaging and inventive and truthful and real and imaginative and...inspiring. And that's just the beginning of the list.
    Thanks for making my eyes pop!"

    September 23rd, 2006

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    Samantha West says:

    "a beautiful brain..."

    September 14th, 2006

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    cariephoto says:

    "ouh là!"

    September 5th, 2006

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    Willpower says:

    "You will see that while all the good names may be taken, all the pictures have not.... Rod is original, versatile, and cool... (already that puts him ahead of 99% of us) I hope he keeps upping the ante like he does with every post. He is one of the few photogs I make sure to check out every now and then, regardless of comments, weather, mood, etc... Weclome to one of flickr's best."

    August 19th, 2006

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    astrocruzan says:

    "Having something to say is central to the creation of fine art. Rod’s brutally magnificent images deliver thought provoking messages with eloquence, wicked sophistication, and genuine intelligence. His knockout imagery and insightful sensitivity will leave you gasping for breath, and looking forward to the next round."

    July 26th, 2006

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    merkley??? says:

    "fabulous shit guaranteed."

    July 8th, 2006

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    trying2 says:

    ""Tous le noms..." makes me wince with his photos - they are like a screeching sound of the nails on the chalkboard. He shoves the close-ups of the street misery under our noses...I am deeply moved by the feeling and dignity with which his subjects are portrayed.
    If he choses to use colour in his shots, it is never random, always adding an extra dimension to the composition.
    In his other sets he balances between the surreal and the tenderness. The camera seems to be an extention of his soul."

    June 19th, 2006

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    kelco says:

    "Tous is, in my opinion, the best photographer on Flickr. Everything he posts is pretty much perfect and almost always makes me go "GODDAMMIT - I WISH I HAD SHOT THAT". He should be rich and famous."

    June 8th, 2006

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    elsakawai™ says:

    "u driving me crazy .... coz u r soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good untill i have tears in my eyes...n your creativity is mind blowing until my brain pooping out right now:)

    Great work...i been enjoying every-time I drop by...thank you for sharing all this wonderful work...

    happy creating :) muaksss :*"

    May 24th, 2006

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    Babsi Jones says:

    "You realize you really admire a stream on Flickr when you end up leaving dozens of comments saying: "masterpiece!" That's what happens with me and Rod's photos. This man is a master. Pure genius."

    May 15th, 2006

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    Meanest Indian says:

    "Ingenious inciter of insight."

    April 21st, 2006

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    TommyOshima says:

    "Rod's photostream........sigh........it is an endless stream of Inspiration to me, and I can't stop favoriting every single shot once I'm diving into it! I kinda hate myself to have to keep coming back to comment on each one with my poor vocabulary to describe my respect to him and his works, so I just decided to give this testimonal:)
    Please keep coming up with your amazing works Rod!"

    April 19th, 2006

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    cybele malinowski says:



    March 15th, 2006

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    seventytw0dpi says:

    "Rod is one of my favorite photographers. His portraits have so much detail and emotion. When he has his first show, I want tickets! When he publishes a book, I want the first copy!"

    March 12th, 2006

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    uberllama says:

    "Rod is amazing. What else can be said? His photos are technically brilliant, but what gets me every time is the emotion, experience, and history he captures in every single portrait. He's also just a really nice chap. Bravo."

    March 12th, 2006

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    (Fight this Generation) says:

    "really a great photographer emo,epic and dramatic i'm proud to see his photostream"

    March 9th, 2006

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    boskizzi says:

    "One simply word I say about his photos: WOW!! He has a great love for the subject and he passes his emotion on to the flickr! Grazie!"

    February 16th, 2006

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    WAYNE HIEBERT kingston photographer says:

    "In his profile Rod described himself as "Nothing special - just an ordinary guy"

    Anyone looking as his photographs, particularly his black and white pictures of street people, will soon realize he is a very special person and an extraordinary photographer.

    These photographs not only demonstrate a serious talent. The fact his subjects feel so comfortable in his presence says a lot about his ability to empathize with their lives and respect their feelings.

    For someone who has been shooting for such a short time Rod's photographs exhibit remarkable strength, maturity and integrity.

    His work stands alongside the best photographers of his and earlier generations.


    January 20th, 2006

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    .ruzz says:

    "His work is personal and gritty and dark and light. it's moving and full and runs the gamut of the human experience. rich deep blacks and pale whites and a bevy of color in between cover a complex terrain of both human emotion and visual complexity. Wonderful work."

    January 15th, 2006

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