i am generally taciturn in my verbosity... but if you insist, just remember:
lasciate ogni speranza, voi chi entrate...

"Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next.
Hunters, after all, aren't cooks."
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004)


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    lady_ishmael24 says:

    "Ty wins. It doesn't matter what he's playing."

    December 2nd, 2007

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    talented pin says:

    "Round 1: Fubuki inspires me when i have the designer's block. Fubuki rocks.

    Round 2: Ty has become my online Godfather. I rarely see him online as much as I want to, but it's always a great adventure listening to him tell me things and it's so inspiring. I wish he lives nearer. :("

    August 22nd, 2007

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    Shane Glass says:

    "I love reading what Ty has to say just as much as looking at what he sees through the lens of his camera. It's always thoughtful, often youthful, and sometimes sarcastic."

    May 4th, 2007

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    Here's Kate says:

    "Ty needs another testimonial like a hole in the head, but dammit, I'm writing one anyway.
    This fine man's talent, x-ray eye, and sharp wit were some of the first things that drew me in to this flickr adventure. For that I am ever grateful."

    June 30th, 2006

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    Old Shoe Woman says:

    "I was introduced to flickr by way of fubuki's "praying mantis." I've been blessed to meet him in person, and he knows how to make a person feel special. Not only is he a great photographer, he is a very creative writer. I'm proud to call him a friend."

    June 26th, 2006

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    alight says:

    "fubuki is the smartest, funniest person i have never met.
    take a trip thorough his amazing, varied, hilarious, aromatic, heartmoving, edgy, kind, scintillating, beautiful, riveting photostream ... read every word...
    you will find you haven't eaten for days because his images and words will have filled you.
    you will laugh your ass off.
    you may cry.
    you will feel as if you have discovered the the best book of your whole life.
    most of all, you will want to know him in real life.

    Ty is my friend.. my brother. ... i don't say that lightly.
    he is also a person who often makes me want to write a poem .. or skip like a stone over the ocean, so to somehow find myself across a campfire from him.. laughing, smoking, drinking bourbon.. just to listen to the wizardry of his stories...
    if i had ever met someone like him outside this flickrverse, i'd have married them.
    but i suspect.. and this pisses me off .. that there is no one else like him, anywhere."

    May 24th, 2006

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    annappleaday says:

    " I do believe everything that can be said about "Fubuki" has been said.

    His awareness to discover all the things that I will most likely continue to overlook...
    such as the examination of a rock, tree, flower, car, building, rust, food,.......the list is endless!

    Fubuki opens a whole new world of sensational creativity with every photograph he posts...
    moving me to hear, touch and feel all that I see...
    not to forget the cowboys!!.....

    I learn something about photography, sports, religions, politics,.......
    you name it!! from him each day by tuning in to his converations with so many of his fans, friends...

    Lots of laughs !! Lots of sensitivity!!

    You get the "real thing" with Fubuki!!!

    ...If you get get this "my friend" ...
    thanks for sharpening my awareness of the things which surround me...
    things i've been looking at for a very long time... but not really seeing.


    April 12th, 2006

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    jon madison says:

    "This is a long time coming...I've started to write this at least 3 times already in the past 6 months.

    This is the cat who picked up on my stuff and added me as a friend ages and ages ago. The first interaction i remember was his "bombing" of my stream with a gang of comments and favorites! Made me feel like a million.

    I am grateful for his presence here on flickr. You're definitely a legend 'round these parts dude.

    And he shoots like there's no tomorrow. That gets heavy respect in my book:)"

    April 10th, 2006

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    intutum says:

    "straight from me, and he knows who i might be: Ty is one hell of an handsome fellow, and that is totally irrelevant to the beauty of his talent. i want to meet with Ty ten years down the line and compare notes on our journeys. the moment is now, and life is what it is."

    March 28th, 2006

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    vasta says:

    "There is little I can say about Ty that hasn't been said hundreds of times before. But his popularity is a telling testament to the enormous impact he has had on the people around him: whether it be through his photographic prowess or huge heart, Ty has an insight into people and the world that escapes even the most astute of observers.

    He makes us smile, laugh, cry, gasp in astonishment, and furrow our eyebrows in confusion. But most of all, Ty keeps us feeling something, lifting the possible banality of an impersonal world. Thanks Ty."

    March 18th, 2006

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    ♥ shhexy corin ♥ says:

    "This testimonial isn't for fubuki, it's for his buddy icon.

    fubuki's buddy icon made me smile the very first time I saw it. It also caused my heart to flutter more than a little.

    Please don't ever change it, fubuki, I'd cry for a year if you did."

    March 12th, 2006

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    complete tray says:

    "He Works strong..with vision, energy, TALENT..art in his veins..
    FUBUKI is a passional PHOTOGRAPHER"

    January 14th, 2006

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    spuNkymoNky says:

    "fubuki.... how apt!
    This alone speaks volumes...

    a thousand plausible intentions...
    a thousand plausible messages...
    a snowstorm of ideas that invites
    otherwise unthought, thoughts...

    And all this, derived from his name.

    sHine bRight dude.

    Lots of Love


    January 5th, 2006

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    stechico says:

    "Can we just say he's one of the Flickr legends?!?! Pretty much inspired me to join and get a Pro account on Flickr vs the other brands =)

    His photos are so compelling and interesting. The Flickr staff could've called "interestingness"... "Fubukiness" instead."

    October 18th, 2005

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    momentous base says:

    "What I love is that he's undeterred. He finds the image, and allows that image to be exactly what it needs to be, rather than bringing his own limitations of style or practice. A genuine image maker, and a good one."

    October 1st, 2005

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    sherIZAN says:

    "...influentially powerful..."

    September 24th, 2005

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    Immortal Thrill-Seeker says:

    "Why I keep coming back:
    It's not only the pictures, although they're magnificent and seen with an expert's eye. It's his attitude, intellect, sense of humour and the enjoyable threads of conversation he actively participates in. It's the people he attracts who comment on his work and the funny and/or unusual tags attached to his pictures. His portraits put women into states of hysterical rapture. He uses Photoshop judiciously, which serves him well. A real photographer's photographer who always seems to strive for more with a near child's enthusiasm. My impression of Ty is that he seems affable, wise, and cool without the aloofness. Some people have incredible pictures, but don't offer as much personality as Fubuki. My favourite quote of his: "Rules are for the ruled." I love that. Thanks, Ty."

    September 13th, 2005

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    pumatamer! says:

    "I don't know fubuki from Adam but his photographs are lovely, and inspiring. I could only dream of taking photos like his."

    September 14th, 2005

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    wooden respect says:

    "What can be added to all that's been said?
    There are only a few people who can be called the pulse or heartbeat of flickr. Ty is one of the biggest heartbeats. If not the biggest. His kind spirit, hilarious wit and unique talent make me come back for more on a daily basis. Thanks for all that you do, Ty."

    August 28th, 2005

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    myla kent says:

    "I can sum his photography up in two words: Ty's fabulous. :D"

    August 28th, 2005

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    first mandible says:

    "What can I say about Ty that hasn't already been said?
    Well, in short, Ty rocks the Casbah like no other. He has inspired me to take my camera with me every time I leave the house. To capture snippits of my world and share them with my flickr friends.
    I hope to someday tag along on one of his adventures with him, but until that day I will enjoy the pictures he takes and the stories he tells.
    Long Live Fubuki!
    May you continue to Rock the world brother!"

    August 26th, 2005

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    Ryan Brenizer says:

    "If there were nothing on Flickr but Fubuki's photos, it would still be an addictive Web site. This guy just keeps pounding out shots with astounding quality and variety, and I try not to miss any."

    August 17th, 2005

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    andersenKT says:

    "fubuki is hot."

    July 27th, 2005

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    Vitamin_Dee says:

    "You are my favorite. It's that simple.
    :) Be well."

    July 28th, 2005

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    evilgreg3000 says:

    "The best thing I can say about Fubuki is this: my regular meanderings through Fubuki's stream invariably leave me more excited about photography than when I began them; grabbing my camera and looking for something to shoot afterwards is the only result possible.

    Surf his stream and favorites at your own risk; you could be lost in there for days--and love every minute of it. ;)"

    July 18th, 2005

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    *omnia* says:

    "I am not worthy to write a testimonial. I only say one thing (in hushed tone, with bowed head): respect."

    July 17th, 2005

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    *ivo* says:

    "I've been racking my brain to think of what I could say about Ty that hasn't already been said... Let me tell you, it's a hard task, but one which is long over due.

    Armed with a camera Fubuki is utterly creative and creatively human. He has amazing charisma and energy. In short, he's da MAN! And it's my honor to call him my friend. :)"

    July 10th, 2005

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    ai pohaku says:

    "I still remember seeing my first Fubuki photo of a simple sunflower. Some of his photos may look simple but all of them delve deep and make us think, even in the early twilight hours. Flickr crack is still goin' strong because of him. Thank you, Fubuki, for taking us along on your journey!"

    June 30th, 2005

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    First Contact says:

    "If there's anyone in flickr who knows how to keep his contacts happy, it's fubuki! He doesn't have any responsibility in keeping us happy, mind, we just can't stop smiling at his pics!"

    June 20th, 2005

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    thorinside says:

    "Fubuki looks just like this guy I used to know, including the blue hat. I'm pretty sure he's not the guy, since he was electrocuted as a child and has terribly shaky hands. I don't think Fubuki could manage the beautiful shots he does having been electocuted as a child. Do you?"

    June 14th, 2005

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    tsmyther says:

    "I want a new interface addition on flickr - a Mentor stream. It would be right under my stream, and above my contacts. You could set it to any single flickrista that you wanted to follow closely. Someone you knew that would consistently try new things, amaze you with extraordinary shots of ordinary things you pass by each day, someone with The Eye™.

    The default setting, of course, would be to fubuki's stream. And very few people would ever find a reason to change it."

    June 12th, 2005

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    Voodoo Zebra says:

    "hey fubuki is awesome, i know it's been said before and it'll be said again but fubuki is awesome ;-)"

    June 12th, 2005

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    hanni says:

    "Simply an inspiration."

    June 9th, 2005

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    emdot says:

    "there are many great things about flickr. but for me, the heart beat belongs to fubuki. great photos. great comments. quick witted, funny as hell, and the first to offer a hand in friendship. i can't imagine this place without him."

    May 31st, 2005

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    sila says:

    "long live fubukizm!"

    June 6th, 2005

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    Mark Interrante says:

    "Sometimes the muse is with me, most times she is elswhere. Now I know where she hangs out.

    Fubuki captures and creates such stunningly beautiful photos that I am suprised he hasn't gone pro. I will be first in line for his gallery show or when is book gets published.

    He is one of the primal forces inside Flickr, inspiring many people and adding so much to our community."

    May 12th, 2005

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    Sam Scholes says:

    "Ty Siscoe or fubuki, as we know him, from the city of Raleigh, North Caroline, certainly must be the most popular photographer on Flickr. If someone called for a vote, asked everyone who ought to be crowned the "King of Flickr" my money would be on fubuki. If nothing else Ty has produced a body of work, many thousands of photographs, which dwarfs the photostreams of most users. He and his camera, or cameras for that matter, must be joined at the hip. Ty has a voracious appetite for photography, a driving passion which compels him to continue to take photographs. Taken as a whole his body of work is nothing short of awe inspiring, with gems scattered haphazardly throughout. If you are just beginning your adventure through fubuki's photostream you'd better get a snack and plan to sit for awhile, it will be a long journey."

    May 11th, 2005

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    wootam! says:

    "when the creativity lacks and my mind wanders out of body to visit foreign lands, it takes a journey down route 61 to no-where land - where poppies bloom in late december and the snow rests so lightly on these pedals you can only see the faintest hint of stress from this poor flower bearing the weight of the gods.

    and trust you me, fubuki will be there capturing that very moment."

    April 24th, 2005

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    emily ann says:

    "fubuki is definitely one of the most talented photographers to be found on flickr. he also has one of the longest lists of favorites ever... it's usually easier to just go through his favorites list to find your own favorites than to look elsewhere on flickr ;)"

    April 24th, 2005

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    jaymce says:

    "fubuki is the quinetessential flickr ICON... perhaps a core component of its overall success. thanks man..."

    April 24th, 2005

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    BY says:

    "Nothing I say can represent the talent that Fubuki has. He is a wonderful and brilliant photographer. :p"

    April 23rd, 2005

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    nobleviola says:

    "What can be said about fubuki that hasn't already been said? Undoubtedly, much more. I admire the inquisitiveness of his eye, what must be relentless behind the scenes editing and weeding of countless images, and sense a deep love of his art and subjects. Plus, as I have gotten to know him just a bit better over these past months, I sense that there is a truly wonderful human being behind that lens!"

    April 22nd, 2005

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    ~ corey ~ says:

    "Going through fubuki's flickr collection is like reading a really good book, I can't wait to find out what's coming next and yet I am so afraid that I'll come to the end of the book."

    April 16th, 2005

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    b-real says:

    "All I can tell you is this. Fubuki's photographs will make you swoon."

    April 15th, 2005

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    Dave McLean says:

    "flickr without fubuki, now that would be wrong."

    April 14th, 2005

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    naturalist says:

    "Here is the latest theory re:fubuki.
    There is mounting evidence* that the man is actually a facade for a collective, a global brotherhood of men which aims to drive decent photographers such as you and me out of flickr through paralysis induced by pathological envy.

    *For intelligent people, the obvious giveaway is the impossible output and quality of 'fubuki'. Can't follow it? For rigorous discourses, see The Da Vinci Code SE, D. Brown, (Doubleday, 2003) pp 455; Foucault's Pendulum, collector's edition, U. Eco, (Harcourt, 1989) pp 657."

    April 13th, 2005

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    alfarman says:

    "ty... is a really fine story teller and a great writer... but then he puts up magical images..and i say...how did he do that... a true star."

    April 11th, 2005

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    Anna Psalmond says:

    "Fubuki, Fubuki, Fubuki.... that seems to be the most popular name in flickr. Man! Everybody adores you!
    Ty has the best pictures, the busiest page, the most photos and more...
    He always take the best pic, and makes us all look like nothing! aarrrrggghhh*

    "nah... not really... I just socialize more"? I dont think so.

    Thanks for not being arogant even when you're famous."

    March 31st, 2005

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    Art Ascii says:

    "I'm never gonna write fubuki a testimonial :-), well, not yet anyways.......oh I just did....oops"

    March 29th, 2005

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    m.a.x says:

    "fubuki is relentless with the camera.

    his photography is (amongst other myriad adjectives):

    - wicked and tender
    - colorful and barren
    - decadent and dilapidated

    he's an indefatigable group-y.

    he's a digital samurai.

    he's viciously gracious.

    he's linguistically lavish.

    he's the Kevin Bacon of flickr, I swear.

    (and as I wise man once said...)
    he's "just an all-around Really Nice Guy."

    ...and to make matters worse...
    He could have written all this and more without taxing his cognitive powers much less have to consult a thesaurus, while I, I'm afriad, had to cheat."

    March 28th, 2005

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    ob1left says:

    "There are no words that can describe his talent to see beauty in just about anything and capturing that beauty."

    March 25th, 2005

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    actually price says:

    "I am absolutely captivated by his compelling realism of photography.


    March 20th, 2005

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    zalgon says:

    "When I have something menial or repetitive to do at work, I'll start a slideshow of fubuki's pictures. They are all so varied and all so gorgeous that it becomes FUN to number documents from 1-10000, in order.

    He takes some of the most wonderful photos that I've ever seen. And I can spend days looking at his pictures without repeating them.

    Fubuki is truly a flickr superstar."

    March 21st, 2005

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    deVos says:

    "Ty is one of the most multi talented, multi faceted people I ever encountered online. Almost tends to be a bit of a Da Vinci of our time. Seems to acquire a new skill on a daily basis (former chef, speaks/understands multiple languages and cultures, see his Good Morning Beirut picture). And he just gave up smoking, so in a couple of weeks he might be even more energetic :).

    A master with pictures and words and a warm, thoughtful and caring personality to fit his skills. Inspirator Suma Cum Laude."

    March 18th, 2005

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    Shaylor says:

    "I am an automaton. I dislike critical thought. The weakness of my character allows me to be easily moved by fubuki's magical aura. fubuki now does all my thinking for me. Thanks, fubuki."

    March 13th, 2005

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    Random and Odd says:

    "Fubuki, you inspire me every single day.
    You have a talent that is far beyond most people.
    Please don't ever stop."

    March 3rd, 2005

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    johannal says:

    "The axiom 'a picture is worth a thousand words' does not apply to Ty. In his prolific photostream, one finds a poignant and bittersweet revelation of humanity through words/notions that accompany his brilliant shots.

    His profound understanding of life as we know it shines through his subjects and the way with which he captures true inner beauty and dignity in both living things and inanimate objects.

    In his art you will find a powerful portrayal of the otherwise ineffable quest for the meaning of life itself."

    February 20th, 2005

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    fixed spiders says:

    "fubuki's wonderland delivers an exquisite & delicious melt-in-the-eyes experience in photography. His innovative flamboyance with his stupendous themes & miraculous photos has created a new genre in flickr’s world. Sincerely & greatly appreciate it :) thanks & all the best ^_^"

    February 18th, 2005

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    selva says:

    "fubuki amazes me with his sheer output of beautiful, tantalizing and mysterious imagery. If I barely have time to absorb and enjoy his work -- how does he find enough time to create it?

    Should there ever be a photo record of my life, I would want fubuki to be behind the lens!"

    February 16th, 2005

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    Deem says:

    "" fubuki :: If the man who paints only the tree, or flower, or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists would be the photographer. It is for the artist to do something beyond this .."

    February 3rd, 2005

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    hurleygurley says:

    "Fubuki for King '08. I'd happily live under his rule!

    And ditto from all of the above.

    Running mate? And Special for Queen'08. Good Cop/Bad Cop ; }

    I love fubuki (in that unbearably light flickr kind of way)!"

    January 26th, 2005

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    brionius says:

    "somehow, his background has given sir fubukious a gift. i desire this gift. he takes the pictures i wish i could take."

    January 14th, 2005

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    Jenguin says:

    "Throughout various groups I'd read fubuki -this and fubuki-that and wonder "who the heck is this fubuki character?" so I checked out his photos. Naturally, I was floored by them and continue to oooh and awwwe over each new photo that pops up. No flickrite is complete without a viewing of fubuki's collection."

    January 11th, 2005

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    Picturetakindevil says:

    "This man is amazing! One helluva creative mind. His range of images is incredible... such a wide variety of subjects! He is one of the most capable photographers here without a doubt in my mind. His work is inspirational and sets the example of what you can do when you love photography. Flickr is a better place with him here!"

    January 10th, 2005

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    SiYH says:

    "Fubuki's excellence is what the beyond-reach goal of much of flickr, and since he just upgraded cameras, I want to get in a testimonial before EVERYONE on flickr is his contact. He is a thinker and his photography is an extention of that. He manages to produce great numbers of images latent with meaning and beutiful to look at day after day. Truely amazing.

    A comment to Fubuki:
    Just a comment on this as your first post to Flickr. I have mentioned this before, but when I first came upon you you were in no shortage of comments or skill, so I paid you little mind, thinking of you as a seasoned pro with money and experience and time to burn. This was posted the day after I joined. All of your photos have been taken after 2002. I just checked the tags. Your camera is incrementally lower end than mine... at least it was until the holidays. I can no longer think of any reason not to be simply in awe of your eye."

    January 9th, 2005

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    brendadada says:

    "fubuki is crack"

    December 30th, 2004

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    McBeth says:

    "It is my feeling that in the same way that he smiles with his whole mouth, fubuki uses his whole eye - including the beating heart portion of it - to see the shots he captures."

    December 30th, 2004

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    Bob Gamble says:

    "I'd say something great about fubuki, but everything has already been said."

    December 25th, 2004

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    stimulating bikes says:

    "A Friend, Philosopher & Mantis Fu Guide. He remains to be a great inspiration at every level and a big motivation to explore and excel.

    A very creative, talented, passionate, dedicated photographer/writer who shares a deep insight with the subject as with his friends and adds QUALITY to Flickr at every level."

    December 19th, 2004

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    ALEX FOUQUET says:

    "each morning I wake up and I face the day with the new photos of FUBUKI ...And I said to myself:
    this guy is GOOD, full of talent, a real artist
    NO JOKE!!!
    FUBUKI your the MEN!!!!"

    December 18th, 2004

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    msiscoe says:

    "I would die a happy man if I could only shoot like Fubuki. Prolific, artistic, as rich in thought as he is in color. An artist was born the day he picked up his first camera. Proud to call him my brother."

    December 17th, 2004

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    Covalent Chick says:

    "Fubuki is a photography God!"

    December 12th, 2004

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    Arlette says:

    "Fubuki is a mad monk of some strange martial art that requires the patience of a stone, the reflexes of a cat and a camera grafted to the palm of the hand."

    December 11th, 2004

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    joaobambu says:

    "Fubuki kicks ass! He is my guru without knowing it. A mentor who doesn't need a dialogue to teach his students. He is a photographic Ninja, dazzling us constantly..."

    December 9th, 2004

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    Velvet G says:

    "What can I say about fubuki that hasn't aready been said? His "mantis fu" is the reason I started hunting for a good macro lens.

    He is always the first to give a compliment on a photo he likes and even though he shoots brilliant pictures, he's not so far above everyone that he can't ask how someone took a shot he likes.

    I've learned a lot from following his photostream and something tells me that he isn't going to slow down anytime soon!

    Excellent work. I can't wait to see more."

    December 3rd, 2004

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    gweedo says:

    ""Ya load sixteen tons, whadda ya get?"
    Well, while the rest of us get older and deeper in debt, Ty, seemingly ageless, amasses an embarrassment of riches. Kudos!"

    November 30th, 2004

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    Abu says:

    "Fubuki has the eye."

    November 17th, 2004

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    tangentialism says:

    "Watching fubuki's pictures roll by in your contacts feed is like watching Bruce Lee stretch. You really want to run away, but you don't get that many chances to fight Bruce Lee."

    November 16th, 2004

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    Eliacin says:

    "Fubuki's artwork is what I call a vocabulary of color."

    November 8th, 2004

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    efficient weather says:

    "I don't know if one hundred dots will make a proper testimonial... but that's the best i can find to express my bewilderment, my utter joy and my excitement when I am walking over Fubuki's pictures space."

    November 8th, 2004

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    Special says:

    "Fubuki's photostream is probably the only place in the world where you will see quality and quantity walking hand in hand. The man's a genius... a genius with a camera glued to his hand, apparently."

    October 17th, 2004

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    striatic says:

    "as i write this, fubuki has uploaded 1655 images.

    this, in itself, is remarkable ~ but what's even more remarkable is that nearly every single one of these images calls out to be added to my favourites list.

    quantity, allow me to introduce you to quality"

    October 6th, 2004

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    TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ says:

    "This is not a testimony when it is so little since I met you. However, I have to share... You make me be in your eyes in each photograph. As if I could reach what you feel when you shoot. Outstanding. Thank you, really. =)"

    September 23rd, 2004

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    quas says:

    "fubuki's an excellent (and prolific) photographer and just an all-around Really Nice Guy.

    Enough said."

    September 5th, 2004

Ty Siscoe
August 2004
San Diego, Ca
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