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    johncpiercy says:

    "Dan Zen is one of the original Hamilton Flickr Group members from that first meeting in Westdale in May 2006 . Many years later , Dan is still a loyal and strong supporter of the Hamilton Flickr Group .
    Dan is immensely creative and productive and has a gift for encouraging that enthusiasm in the rest of us . Dan has his own unique style and that is so refreshing to visualize. Its people like Dan that make the photographic and flickr community so enjoyable . Thanks dan for all your contributions to the Flickr Community ."

    June 18th, 2008

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    hauterevel says:

    "Dan's work is edgy and quirky - easy to get lost in for hours. I'm terrible at writing testimonials, but I think you should look through his work if you're looking for inspiration, something different, or even if you're just bored. It speaks for itself. Go Dan!"

    May 28th, 2008

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    Églantine says:

    "An out-ot-the-box kind of guy!
    Fun subject on a photo-shoot outing!"

    May 24th, 2008

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    Ontario Wanderer says:

    "OK, OK, I was going to write a special, extraordinary, unique, distinctive testimonial for the special, extraordinary, unique, distinctive Dan Zen but then I got caught up in looking at his games, his nature photos, the op art section, the wires, the experimental set, the night shots, the energy photos, the tilator, . . . . So who has time to write when there are all these wonderful photos and computer manipulations to see and play with? Sorry Dan, I am too busy looking and playing on your site to write anything meaningful. Maybe later?"

    May 18th, 2008

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    nfotxn says:

    "Dan Zen is an elastic firecracker of unbound enthusiasm and inventor genius. He has a magnetic pull that builds instant community out of his pure joy of creativity and invention. Also I covet his blue turtleneck sweater."

    May 16th, 2008

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    rainypete says:

    "Some people are content to march to the beat of a different drummer but Dan likes to find a different form of drum. His constant drive to create and invent are always pushing to see the world in new and exciting ways. I'm always excited to see what he comes up with next. What's even better than an awesome and creative mind like that? How about a person who chooses to share it with others by teaching them to see the world their own way and to help them create?

    Keep up the journey Dan and I hope mine takes me to as many exciting and wonderful places as yours does you. May all who dare to dream and explore never find and end to their journeys."

    May 12th, 2008

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    simonconlin says:

    "Dan has a very keen eye (and also a very unique style) this is what sets him apart from the pack, weather it be inventing, designing or his photography

    take for example
    placing the focus on the focus (or non-focus as the case may be)
    foreground, mid-ground, background, all around

    Dan Zen often speaks at educational establishments, industry events such as FITO (Toronto's Flash user group and still the world's largest)

    * Favourite Dan Zen moments

    a) watching Dan pick up a Canadian New Media Award (CNMA)

    b) introducing Dan to my great Aunt at a Neuroscience Lecture based around ambidexterity and Optical Art
    (Division of Neurology at McMaster University)

    An inspirational force in our industry and an awesome talent."

    May 3rd, 2008

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    vanessa.paxton says:

    "From the moment I met Dan I knew he had a special gift. He finds beauty in the ordinary and his whacky personality definitely shows through in his photographs. He's definitely a creative mind and isn't afraid to share his ideas, however out there they may be."

    May 3rd, 2008

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    amy allcock says:

    "Dan’s photos are different, dangerous, dundasian, diverse, delicious, daring, and always a delight to view."

    May 14th, 2006

Dan Zen
August 2005
Dundas, Canada
Dan Zen