Sometimes I aim for art, sometimes I am trying to snap events for people. I enjoy critical comments so I can improve my photography skills. I would love to try doing more portraits. I usually simply take photos of scenes at night. I love street photography, but somehow it seems more natural in Tokyo or New York, rather than Honolulu. We don't have the same urban feel.
I love black & white and sepia photos that remind me of film noir. I also love photoethnography especially in Japan (and recently began exploring other parts of Asia). I also am rediscovering Europe a bit.
If you are coming to Honolulu, check out or flickr group. We meet about every month, even if I am often unable to attend. These days (=2015), I don't think the flickr group is so active, and I am busy most Fridays, but there are a few photo groups in Honolulu which meet often. Check them out at www.meetup.com/
If you like film life in Honolulu, be sure to check out Treehouse (camera life, film, processing, film camera swaps, and other events ...) treehouse-shop.com/ (Canon USA has an office almost next door, which also has exhibits and the like.)
You can also rent or buy gear in Kaimuki or Aiea
I like playing with cameras and manual lenses, but try to keep the obsession on a budget, so some of these cameras have been sold or died:
Digital SLR: Sony a300, Canon 10D (died & replaced), 50D, 5D 'Classic', Nikon D70
Other Digital Cameras: Samsung ST5 (died), Lumix DMC FZ7, Nikon Coolpix P310 (died),, FujiFilm X10, Sony NEX-5
35mm SLR: Nikomat FT, Pentax Spotmatic, Praktica Super TL, Topcon D-1, Exakta VXIIa
Medium Format: Rolleicord IV, YashicaMat, Mamiya M645j (sold), and some folding cameras
Rangefinders: Leica IIIc/f, M6, Nikon S2, Yashica Electro 35, Voigtländer Bessa-L
35 mm Toy TLR: Gakkenflex
Viewfinders: Polaroid Sun600, SX-70
For Getting Wet: Canon WP-1
Pinhole: RT's Super "Film Can Cam"
Bookends: Zeiss-Ikon Box-Tengor 56/2; Zeiss-Ikon Volta
Intellectual Property / Using Images
I have many types of images on this stream from group snapshots to art and documentary photos.
Most of my images used to be available for Non Profit organizations under the Creative Commons agreement if you agree to the terms of Attribution, Noncommercial, Share Alike. Please note the terms on each image. Please credit "Photo: Drew Wertheimer." However I got very tired of my images being poached and re-posted without agreement of these terms. I have since changed all images to (c).
If you want to use the image for educational / non-profit use please e-mail me. Please give me the URL and title of the image and what you want to use it for. Thank you.
If you want to use my image for Commercial use, please secure the rights from me. I've had images used by the New Yorker, Oregon Public Radio, and a number of non-profit and a number of educational organizations, especially various parts of the University of Hawaii System.
If I posted a photo of you (and only you), please feel free to use it for whatever you like. Feel free to credit "Photo: Drew Wertheimer" but don't feel obliged. One reason I post photos is to make it easy for you to download your image. To download click on the magnifying glass icon, then click on "View all sizes" then you should see "Download the Large [or whatever size you select] size of this photo." It should then be available on your download folder.
By the way, please don't post blinking things or "awards" or very large images on my photo stream. Thank you for understanding.
Please don't feel bad if I blocked you. If you don't have any / many photos, and especially if you have thousands of FAVORITES I am likely to block you. I have had several people do this in order to re-post on another site without permission or even attribution. That is very frustrating. (I also weeded a few people who no longer seem to be on flickr. Sigh.)
I don't want people using my images on another page without permission, and these accounts seem to often be trolling such images.
- 2016 ALA Annual Conference 86 photos, 5 members
- Flickr Camera Museum 32,319 photos, 1,900 members
- 大人の宿題/Adult homework 166 photos, 17 members
- shinjuku 11,045 photos, 489 members
- archives & archivists on flickr 6,909 photos, 311 members
- Film Photography Podcast 284,371 photos, 8,178 members
- OBIRIN University 55 photos, 17 members
- The Olympus OM Crew , aka The Cult of Zuiko 71,477 photos, 3,910 members
- Canon EOS 10D 31,584 photos, 1,233 members
- Like a stray dog 14,707 photos, 602 members
- JapanCameraHunter 15,017 photos, 679 members
- ! **Nyanko Jikan / Cat Time / にゃんこ時間 1,275 photos, 116 members
- 50mm (The original 50mm group) 1,290,726 photos, 60,252 members
- I am a Pen Addict 2,917 photos, 748 members
- SONY α NEX with Old Lens 47,326 photos, 1,596 members
- Fountain Pens 7,886 photos, 1,500 members
- Book Love 6,577 photos, 1,193 members
- Takumar! 40,146 photos, 3,060 members
- Legacy Glass 19,191 photos, 477 members
- RICOH GR Digital III (GRD3) 72,235 photos, 3,328 members
- Ricoh GR Digital 219,082 photos, 9,514 members
- Bookstore(s) 2,599 photos, 478 members
- vintage watches 466 photos, 37 members
- University of Hawaii at Manoa Hamilton Library 139 photos, 6 members
- People reading (Comment 1) 6,212 photos, 1,439 members
- Nagano Japan 長野 4,683 photos, 205 members
- GREAT PANOS 45,126 photos, 3,512 members
- CANONET mon amour 25,466 photos, 8,648 members
- Preservation Week 2013 7 photos, 4 members
- EPSON R-D1 31,746 photos, 960 members
- Art in Black and White 360,837 photos, 14,810 members
- Preservation Week 2012 2 photos, 2 members
- Historic Camera 11,273 photos, 316 members
- Nikon Rangefinder Porn... 593 photos, 146 members
- Nikon Rangefinder 8,427 photos, 347 members
- Flektogon 1,414 photos, 185 members
- Boats 344,775 photos, 26,426 members
- Bokeh Photography (1/day) 333,198 photos, 24,653 members
- Street Photography 3,116 photos, 42,522 members
- planes, trains and automobiles 282,364 photos, 5,528 members
- Aircraft Spotting 1,066,248 photos, 10,747 members
- Airplanes 720,376 photos, 10,832 members
- Airplanes and Airports 774,017 photos, 11,361 members
- Helios-44-2 24,213 photos, 3,607 members
- flickr global ceramic collaboration 2,323 photos, 113 members
- Sony α NEX & ILCE 442,118 photos, 14,462 members
- Olympus OM G.Zuiko 50mm f1.4 5,259 photos, 470 members
- AT HOME WITH BOOKS 2,319 photos, 265 members
- Hawaii Street Photography 1,257 photos, 199 members
- UHM LIS 297 photos, 18 members
"What a pleasure it is to meet this smart, funny chap with a great eye for photography! Looking forward to perusing your photos more..."
November 20th, 2009
"A special day in my life, for meeting Drew.
A few more steps to the path of my future have been added because of this. A great inspiration from Drew and his photography."
October 24th, 2009
"From his photos I can see that he loves his hometown. I enjoy how he politely records Honolulu scenes. I am thankful he is on flickr."
October 10th, 2009
- Andrew Wertheimer
- July 2008
- I am: