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.
- Japon Francophone 14,028 photos, 342 members
- Utata 458,536 photos, 27,516 members
- Cosina Cameras & Lenses 15,746 photos, 725 members
- 2016 ALA Annual Conference 86 photos, 5 members
- Flickr Camera Museum 33,975 photos, 1,931 members
- shinjuku 11,279 photos, 504 members
- archives & archivists on flickr 7,063 photos, 317 members
- Film Photography Podcast 304,461 photos, 8,610 members
- OBIRIN University 70 photos, 17 members
- The Olympus OM Crew , aka The Cult of Zuiko 72,395 photos, 3,963 members
- Canon EOS 10D 31,897 photos, 1,241 members
- Like a stray dog 15,936 photos, 636 members
- JapanCameraHunter 16,877 photos, 700 members
- ! **Nyanko Jikan / Cat Time / にゃんこ時間 1,260 photos, 117 members
- 50mm (The original 50mm group) 1,319,860 photos, 61,223 members
- I am a Pen Addict 2,986 photos, 758 members
- SONY α NEX with Old Lens 49,989 photos, 1,647 members
- Fountain Pens 8,093 photos, 1,526 members
- Book Love 6,835 photos, 1,253 members
- Takumar! 41,905 photos, 3,152 members
- Legacy Glass 21,483 photos, 516 members
- RICOH GR Digital III (GRD3) 71,664 photos, 3,345 members
- Ricoh GR Digital 223,479 photos, 9,620 members
- Bookstore(s) 2,643 photos, 484 members
- vintage watches 483 photos, 41 members
- University of Hawaii at Manoa Hamilton Library 145 photos, 6 members
- People reading (Comment 1) 6,240 photos, 1,444 members
- Nagano Japan 長野 4,877 photos, 216 members
- GREAT PANOS 51,204 photos, 3,586 members
- CANONET mon amour 25,930 photos, 8,975 members
- Preservation Week 2013 7 photos, 4 members
- EPSON R-D1 32,261 photos, 969 members
- Art in Black and White 388,791 photos, 15,257 members
- Preservation Week 2012 2 photos, 2 members
- Historic Camera 12,236 photos, 327 members
- Nikon Rangefinder Porn... 623 photos, 154 members
- Nikon Rangefinder 8,751 photos, 361 members
- Flektogon 1,590 photos, 214 members
- Boats 358,742 photos, 26,969 members
- Bokeh Photography (1/day) 357,383 photos, 26,191 members
- Street Photography 3,183 photos, 43,224 members
- planes, trains and automobiles 309,258 photos, 5,646 members
- Aircraft Spotting 1,177,724 photos, 11,338 members
- Airplanes 796,652 photos, 11,151 members
- Airplanes and Airports 835,227 photos, 11,553 members
- Helios-44-2 26,845 photos, 4,081 members
- flickr global ceramic collaboration 2,396 photos, 114 members
- Sony α NEX & ILCE 467,408 photos, 14,631 members
- Olympus OM G.Zuiko 50mm f1.4 5,426 photos, 518 members
- AT HOME WITH BOOKS 2,362 photos, 268 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
- Machida/ Honolulu
- I am: