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Environmentalist/Sociologist/Activist, my photography focuses on using nature, architecture, and history to stimulate thinking about the relationship between environment and cultural identity. See my blog for more reflections on identity and other issues.
Based in Los Angeles, I spend much of my travel time camping and exploring in the rural U.S. West, though my pictures also go back into my history. Many of the Flickr members in my contacts are there because of their pictures of the rural West.
I am also an activist on both sexuality and labor issues, but my photographing of humans doesn't work well so few pictures of gay pride parades, labor protests, or things like that! Thus, some of the Flickr members in my Contacts are there because of the quality of their pictures of the public.
A word on my photography.... I would like to be able to take much better pictures and have considered getting better equipment. BUT, my approach in life is one of encouraging ordinary citizens, and particularly working-class citizens, to explore AND to document and share. In keeping with this approach, it seems inappropriate to use expensive equipment or to do high-tech processing, thus my photography is with a relatively cheap camera and I seldom do any processing other than cropping and minor color adjustment.
My icon photo is of the lights on one of the older bridges in Los Angeles. I use that because of my frequent focus on how we once stressed that public architecture should be pleasing to the public.
Note also that Flickr requires a statement in the profile regarding my age -- I'm well over 18, 65 when I last updated this.
- MONUMENT 22,728 photos, 2,228 members
- I AM NIKON :) 13,900 photos, 1,820 members
- RUNNING LANDSCAPES 61,993 photos, 4,419 members
- Statues and Sculptures. 323,141 photos, 21,994 members
- Street Art on Flickr 463,231 photos, 6,575 members
- Graffiti of the world 137,496 photos, 4,639 members
- Railroads 252,512 photos, 6,669 members
- Railway and all the things around 451,304 photos, 4,047 members
- Parkitecture: Unique Architecture of National and Other Parks 3,882 photos, 276 members
- Abandoned Railroad Grades, Bridges, Tunnels: With Location 257 photos, 41 members
- Un-enhanced American West 16,610 photos, 662 members
- Mines, Mills, Machinery, Etc. - Western U.S. Mining Camps 1,250 photos, 117 members
- Road 17,267 photos, 2,333 members
- The Fading West/The Fading Past 7,372 photos, 212 members
- Volcanology 906 photos, 86 members
- Tree appreciation 54,551 photos, 3,661 members
- Fields and Other Open Spaces 13,034 photos, 984 members
- Solar Energy - Solarweb 1,243 photos, 292 members
- Wind Turbines & Wind Farms 13,370 photos, 3,929 members
- Nevada Northern Railroad 166 photos, 14 members
- Cars: Rusty & Abandoned 45,700 photos, 4,846 members
- Southwest New Mexico 874 photos, 18 members
- trains 327,905 photos, 10,898 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, Politics, and News 508,192 photos, 33,987 members
- Shortlines 5,802 photos, 200 members
- WORLD MINING HERITAGE ⚒ 27,259 photos, 699 members
- Old Buildings & More..... 76,128 photos, 2,842 members
- Eastern Oregon 6,059 photos, 398 members
- Environmental impacts 9,204 photos, 1,278 members
- E. Clampus Vitus 551 photos, 33 members
- Nevada 23,536 photos, 811 members
- WPA 1,174 photos, 236 members
- Aviation Scrapyards & Storage Sites 7,836 photos, 351 members
- Cars from the Past: Classic Cars 553,738 photos, 15,111 members
- infrastructure 16,847 photos, 814 members
- Oil Well 5,163 photos, 601 members
- All about Trees, Arboriculture, and Tree Care. 19,535 photos, 1,637 members
- Sign City 221,067 photos, 11,547 members
- Theaters 17,623 photos, 1,085 members
- Off the Interstate USA 71,663 photos, 894 members
- Places of Worship 22,950 photos, 549 members
- Roads Less Travelled 46,452 photos, 4,607 members
- Ferries 28,171 photos, 1,800 members
- Public Transit 100,563 photos, 1,092 members
- New Deal Legacy 2,149 photos, 94 members
- U.S. National Parks and Places 138,168 photos, 7,654 members
- U.S. National Forests 20,211 photos, 1,255 members
- Northern California Photography 168,382 photos, 4,994 members
- CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps Photos 434 photos, 60 members
- Native American Indian Ruins & Artifacts 7,837 photos, 1,161 members
DB's travels doesn't have any testimonials yet.
- Don Barrett
- August 2006
- Gay Contrarian