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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.
- Superlatives 414 photos, 90 members
- Streamline Moderne Design 4,451 photos, 727 members
- Art Deco - Americas 9,099 photos, 511 members
- MONUMENT 27,735 photos, 2,335 members
- I AM NIKON :) 29,259 photos, 1,974 members
- RUNNING LANDSCAPES 69,158 photos, 4,471 members
- Statues and Sculptures. 328,195 photos, 22,251 members
- Street Art on Flickr 486,708 photos, 6,723 members
- Graffiti of the world 145,635 photos, 4,854 members
- Railroads 264,878 photos, 6,788 members
- Railway and all the things around 477,386 photos, 4,157 members
- Parkitecture: Unique Architecture of National and Other Parks 4,231 photos, 284 members
- Abandoned Railroad Grades, Bridges, Tunnels: With Location 313 photos, 46 members
- Un-enhanced American West 20,052 photos, 778 members
- Mines, Mills, Machinery, Etc. - Western U.S. Mining Camps 1,263 photos, 117 members
- Road 18,800 photos, 2,469 members
- The Fading West/The Fading Past 7,792 photos, 222 members
- Volcanology 905 photos, 85 members
- Tree appreciation 60,615 photos, 3,996 members
- Fields and Other Open Spaces 13,792 photos, 1,002 members
- Solar Energy - Solarweb 1,246 photos, 297 members
- Wind Turbines & Wind Farms 13,607 photos, 3,996 members
- Nevada Northern Railroad 166 photos, 14 members
- Cars: Rusty & Abandoned 47,575 photos, 5,037 members
- Southwest New Mexico 879 photos, 19 members
- trains 345,237 photos, 11,099 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, and News 537,105 photos, 36,893 members
- Shortlines 6,124 photos, 207 members
- WORLD MINING HERITAGE ⚒ 27,945 photos, 715 members
- Old Buildings & More..... 79,656 photos, 2,936 members
- Eastern Oregon 6,244 photos, 398 members
- Environmental impacts 9,410 photos, 1,291 members
- E. Clampus Vitus 551 photos, 33 members
- Nevada 24,498 photos, 848 members
- WPA 1,190 photos, 240 members
- Aviation Scrapyards & Storage Sites 8,154 photos, 366 members
- Cars from the Past: Classic Cars 591,240 photos, 15,758 members
- infrastructure 17,260 photos, 825 members
- Oil Well 5,245 photos, 613 members
- All about Trees, Arboriculture, and Tree Care. 20,724 photos, 1,691 members
- Sign City 225,052 photos, 11,594 members
- Theaters 17,919 photos, 1,091 members
- Off the Interstate USA 74,133 photos, 908 members
- Places of Worship 23,732 photos, 565 members
- Ferries 29,006 photos, 1,851 members
- Public Transit 110,637 photos, 1,121 members
- New Deal Legacy 2,266 photos, 97 members
- U.S. National Parks and Places 144,194 photos, 7,873 members
- U.S. National Forests 20,867 photos, 1,287 members
- Northern California Photography 172,913 photos, 5,050 members
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- Don Barrett
- August 2006
- Gay Contrarian