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.
- Film Photography Podcast 256,436 photos, 7,577 members
- Honolulu WWPW 2015 1 photo, 5 members
- OBIRIN University 55 photos, 17 members
- The Olympus OM Crew , aka The Cult of Zuiko 69,485 photos, 3,814 members
- Canon EOS 10D 31,752 photos, 1,231 members
- Like a stray dog 12,536 photos, 522 members
- JapanCameraHunter 12,187 photos, 642 members
- ! **Nyanko Jikan / Cat Time / にゃんこ時間 1,227 photos, 102 members
- 50mm (The original 50mm group) 1,240,301 photos, 58,820 members
- I am a Pen Addict 2,942 photos, 728 members
- SONY α NEX with Old Lens 42,470 photos, 1,526 members
- Fountain Pens 7,565 photos, 1,456 members
- Book Love 5,973 photos, 1,078 members
- Takumar! 37,644 photos, 2,907 members
- Legacy Glass 14,318 photos, 397 members
- RICOH GR Digital III (GRD3) 72,027 photos, 3,262 members
- Ricoh GR Digital 209,949 photos, 9,312 members
- Bookstore(s) 2,522 photos, 465 members
- vintage watches 391 photos, 34 members
- University of Hawaii at Manoa Hamilton Library 114 photos, 6 members
- People reading (Comment 1) 6,075 photos, 1,415 members
- Nagano Japan 長野 4,454 photos, 192 members
- GREAT PANOS 37,236 photos, 3,380 members
- CANONET mon amour 24,813 photos, 7,930 members
- Preservation Week 2013 7 photos, 4 members
- EPSON R-D1 30,456 photos, 946 members
- Art in Black and White 321,286 photos, 14,118 members
- Preservation Week 2012 2 photos, 2 members
- Historic Camera 10,115 photos, 302 members
- Nikon Rangefinder Porn... 498 photos, 139 members
- Nikon Rangefinder 7,878 photos, 328 members
- Flektogon 1,190 photos, 163 members
- Boats 328,662 photos, 25,683 members
- Bokeh Photography (1/day) 301,319 photos, 22,717 members
- Street Photography 3,007 photos, 41,615 members
- planes, trains and automobiles 248,575 photos, 5,353 members
- Aircraft Spotting 967,567 photos, 9,331 members
- Airplanes 638,067 photos, 10,334 members
- Airplanes and Airports 689,664 photos, 11,112 members
- Helios-44-2 20,817 photos, 2,990 members
- flickr global ceramic collaboration 2,195 photos, 111 members
- Sony α NEX & ILCE 401,867 photos, 13,993 members
- Olympus OM G.Zuiko 50mm f1.4 4,337 photos, 389 members
- AT HOME WITH BOOKS 2,226 photos, 260 members
- Hawaii Street Photography 1,107 photos, 182 members
- UHM LIS 294 photos, 19 members
- Leica M Users 348,541 photos, 7,952 members
- Leica M photography 259,096 photos, 8,243 members
- M6 & MP LEICA 89,262 photos, 4,052 members
- MONOCHROME JAPAN 610 photos, 507 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: