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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.
- MOUNTAIN 110,870 photos, 10,539 members
- Weather Photos 45,949 photos, 2,481 members
- Superlatives 434 photos, 90 members
- Streamline Moderne Design 4,606 photos, 743 members
- Art Deco - Americas 9,509 photos, 520 members
- MONUMENT 50,368 photos, 2,404 members
- I AM NIKON :) 103,956 photos, 2,299 members
- RUNNING LANDSCAPES 101,146 photos, 4,695 members
- Statues and Sculptures. 346,353 photos, 23,213 members
- Street Art on Flickr 609,206 photos, 7,351 members
- Graffiti of the world 193,724 photos, 5,830 members
- Railroads 339,562 photos, 7,217 members
- Railway and all the things around 620,317 photos, 4,615 members
- Parkitecture: Unique Architecture of National and Other Parks 5,169 photos, 309 members
- Abandoned Railroad Grades, Bridges, Tunnels: With Location 405 photos, 59 members
- Un-enhanced American West 41,416 photos, 1,317 members
- Mines, Mills, Machinery, Etc. - Western U.S. Mining Camps 1,327 photos, 130 members
- Road 28,411 photos, 3,371 members
- The Fading West/The Fading Past 9,718 photos, 262 members
- Volcanology 961 photos, 81 members
- Tree appreciation 91,052 photos, 5,990 members
- Fields and Other Open Spaces 18,799 photos, 1,145 members
- Solar Energy - Solarweb 1,353 photos, 328 members
- Wind Turbines & Wind Farms 14,520 photos, 4,199 members
- Nevada Northern Railroad 297 photos, 24 members
- Cars: Rusty & Abandoned 59,503 photos, 5,934 members
- Southwest New Mexico 907 photos, 22 members
- trains 451,603 photos, 12,118 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, and News 619,291 photos, 43,758 members
- Shortlines 8,958 photos, 243 members
- WORLD MINING HERITAGE ⚒ 30,914 photos, 793 members
- Old Buildings & More..... 99,083 photos, 3,450 members
- Eastern Oregon 7,119 photos, 422 members
- Environmental impacts 10,803 photos, 1,387 members
- E. Clampus Vitus 587 photos, 34 members
- Nevada 27,494 photos, 946 members
- WPA 1,212 photos, 246 members
- Aviation Scrapyards & Storage Sites 11,143 photos, 416 members
- Cars from the Past: Classic Cars 785,630 photos, 18,696 members
- infrastructure 18,814 photos, 880 members
- Oil Well 5,340 photos, 638 members
- All about Trees, Arboriculture, and Tree Care. 24,400 photos, 1,761 members
- Sign City 250,423 photos, 11,781 members
- Theaters 19,882 photos, 1,148 members
- Off the Interstate USA 87,360 photos, 936 members
- Places of Worship 26,383 photos, 619 members
- Ferries 33,307 photos, 2,023 members
- Public Transit 187,782 photos, 1,251 members
- New Deal Legacy 3,336 photos, 106 members
- U.S. National Parks and Places 173,138 photos, 8,913 members
DB's travels doesn't have any testimonials yet.
- Don Barrett
- August 2006
- Gay Contrarian