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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 413 photos, 90 members
- Streamline Moderne Design 4,414 photos, 728 members
- Art Deco - Americas 9,020 photos, 508 members
- MONUMENT 25,417 photos, 2,310 members
- I AM NIKON :) 20,658 photos, 1,918 members
- RUNNING LANDSCAPES 65,481 photos, 4,437 members
- Statues and Sculptures. 325,690 photos, 22,148 members
- Street Art on Flickr 474,087 photos, 6,662 members
- Graffiti of the world 141,529 photos, 4,759 members
- Railroads 259,115 photos, 6,736 members
- Railway and all the things around 464,366 photos, 4,108 members
- Parkitecture: Unique Architecture of National and Other Parks 3,993 photos, 278 members
- Abandoned Railroad Grades, Bridges, Tunnels: With Location 276 photos, 43 members
- Un-enhanced American West 18,314 photos, 722 members
- Mines, Mills, Machinery, Etc. - Western U.S. Mining Camps 1,256 photos, 117 members
- Road 17,978 photos, 2,410 members
- The Fading West/The Fading Past 7,615 photos, 218 members
- Volcanology 898 photos, 85 members
- Tree appreciation 56,875 photos, 3,823 members
- Fields and Other Open Spaces 13,415 photos, 995 members
- Solar Energy - Solarweb 1,242 photos, 292 members
- Wind Turbines & Wind Farms 13,499 photos, 3,962 members
- Nevada Northern Railroad 166 photos, 14 members
- Cars: Rusty & Abandoned 46,650 photos, 4,948 members
- Southwest New Mexico 876 photos, 19 members
- trains 337,127 photos, 11,026 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, and News 521,678 photos, 35,258 members
- Shortlines 5,965 photos, 203 members
- WORLD MINING HERITAGE ⚒ 27,663 photos, 709 members
- Old Buildings & More..... 77,973 photos, 2,893 members
- Eastern Oregon 6,151 photos, 398 members
- Environmental impacts 9,293 photos, 1,284 members
- E. Clampus Vitus 551 photos, 33 members
- Nevada 23,959 photos, 824 members
- WPA 1,188 photos, 239 members
- Aviation Scrapyards & Storage Sites 7,990 photos, 359 members
- Cars from the Past: Classic Cars 576,628 photos, 15,467 members
- infrastructure 17,035 photos, 816 members
- Oil Well 5,228 photos, 607 members
- All about Trees, Arboriculture, and Tree Care. 19,867 photos, 1,653 members
- Sign City 223,439 photos, 11,569 members
- Theaters 17,811 photos, 1,090 members
- Off the Interstate USA 72,812 photos, 902 members
- Places of Worship 23,393 photos, 557 members
- Ferries 28,604 photos, 1,824 members
- Public Transit 105,287 photos, 1,106 members
- New Deal Legacy 2,236 photos, 96 members
- U.S. National Parks and Places 141,141 photos, 7,779 members
- U.S. National Forests 20,541 photos, 1,271 members
- Northern California Photography 170,733 photos, 5,030 members
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- Don Barrett
- August 2006
- Gay Contrarian