"Eventually I discovered for myself the utterly simple prescription for creativity; be intensely yourself. Don’t try to be outstanding; don’t try to be a success; don’t try to do pictures for others to look at — just please yourself."
— Ralph Steiner

"I say play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. Play what you want and let the public pick up on what you are doing, even if it takes them fifteen or twenty years."
— Thelonious Monk

"When I make a photograph I want it to be an altogether new object, complete and self-contained, whose basic condition is order — unlike the world of events and actions, whose permanent condition is change and disorder."
— Aaron Siskind

"The thing that’s important to know is that you never know.
You’re always sort of feeling your way."

— Diane Arbus

"There is nothing so mysterious as a fact clearly presented."
— Lisette Model

"I photograph continuously, often without a good idea or strong feelings. During this time the photos are nearly all poor, but I believe they develop my seeing and help later on in other photos. I do believe strongly in photography and hope by following it intuitively that when the photographs are looked at they will touch the spirit in people."
— Harry Callahan

"Ich sitze im kleinsten Raum des Hauses. Ihre Kritik habe ich vor mir. Bald werde ich sie hinter mir haben."
— Max Reger

"Some speak of a return to nature.
I wonder where they could have been."

— Frederick Sommer

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I'm Male, 69 and Married to the love of my life.

I don't join groups with complicated rules;
I delete comments with boilerplate text,
"Seen on..." hyperlinks, and embedded graphics.

And I automatically block people who add me as a
contact or favorite my pictures but have nothing in their
own photostreams. Flickr is for sharing, not scavenging.

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    zenog says:

    "yes indeed, Bruce is a sweet angel disguised in a lovely human being!
    : )*"

    September 10th, 2008

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    inthegan says:

    "...a true prince of eloquence"

    June 2nd, 2008

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    addadada says:

    "absolutely stunning photographs....and a wicked sense of humor"

    May 6th, 2007

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    Ponto e virgula says:

    "Bruce's photographs are constantly reminding me that I'm looking at a flat screen and that the colors, shapes and forms I see have a reality in themselves. Besides that, he can show us an urban world in which every fragment, every tiny bit links us to a tradition that roots in every image that has been made. He can talk about Hopper and Frankentaler, about Tapiès or Stieglitz. And he can speak portuguese. Oh well.I think that what I like most about Bruce is his heart.

    (Feliz Natal cher ami américain)"

    December 19th, 2006

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    Eni Turkeshi Imagery says:

    "I'm so happy Bruce has added me as a contact.Because if he didn't , I wouldn't have known such a talented photographer..He has so beautiful photos and so marvellous textures he uses in them , I don't have enough time to comment over all of them..But be sure Bruce , I'd love to comment to them all.They are so beautiful and so very different....Hope we'll go on seeing your great photos..."

    November 6th, 2006

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    eeblet says:

    "I wait with baited breath for the next papered-over window or piece of stinky detritus. The world is as ugly or beautiful as our perception -- and Bruce's senses are gorgeous. He is also kind to newbies. :) Thank you, Bruce!"

    August 18th, 2006

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    fotogail says:

    "here are the things to know about bruce grant as you approach his images: he is an artist in several senses. he is shooting because he has to, and he also has a wealth of knowledge about the history of art and photography, so that his construction sites are grounded in centuries of visual understandings handed down to our time. also, you should know that a flickr pal of his made him the icon with the wings, and i love that he accepted that. we are all limited in the time and attention we can put into flickr (and fotolog too in bruce's case) and we can't all be best buddies, so i'm deeply honored that bruce has become my friend.

    here are some things you already know for yourself: he is simply flying with this perfect storm of the maturation of the online social picture medium, his passionate eye and his depth of understanding of photography. because he is a great guy he's just about as delighted when he discovers your fine picture as when he makes one himself. he's cherished in his photo-community, it doesn't take a testimonial to see that."

    September 17th, 2005

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    neenna says:

    "you know someone has had a tremendous impact on what and how you see when you start using their name to identify images (i.e.: brucewall1, brucewall2)

    immerse yourself in his world
    absorb his colors
    walk through his lines
    delight in his detail
    you won't be disappointed
    and you might find your world has changed for the better."

    September 10th, 2005

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    Vanita says:

    "Bruce sees collage. The city puts them together, and he finds them. He puts order to remnants and small details. Beautiful order."

    August 13th, 2005

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    *L says:

    "i can't write in english, so i'll just say: i love what he does and he is a great friend
    thank you dear Bruce"

    August 1st, 2005

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    lawatt says:

    "I had the great delight of meeting Bruce Grant in person today, after a long fotolog/flickr friendship through photographs and comments. Bruce's work first caught my eye through his amazing way to find patterns and colors -- not to mention incredible beauty and uniqueness -- in what I thought of as the oddest places: air conditioners, painted-over graffiti, chain-link fences, weathered boards, etc. and meeting him in person was no different; we spent the day wandering through warehouses and salvage yards, and not only did he find amazing things to photograph, but i did too, simply from imagining the world through his eyes.

    he's absolutely sparkling person, an inspirational photographer, and i consider a good friend. I can't wait to see the next batch of his images... and the next batch... and the next..."

    July 18th, 2005

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    zen says:

    "An amazing angelic light follows Bruce around and illuminates the otherwise mundane with a sense of being more real than most photos allow, startling us with a bare beauty.

    Somehow he makes the modern and the discarded ancient again with color and pattern and flair. He's one of the ones i learn from nearly every shot. I learn how much i need to learn, i see how much i need to see with my own vision as he sees with his. He makes it look easy and offhand, but there's always depth to his photos, requiring a second look. In short, a hero."

    July 13th, 2005

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    cobalt123 says:

    "I have followed Bruce's work for a few years now and he consistently adds the best quality of work with an eye for unique detail. He is personally responsible for more saved "favorites" in my account than any other flickrite. There is something about his images that make me think of great poetry. Thank you for your sharing, Bruce."

    May 2nd, 2005

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    Joie de Vivre says:

    "Bruce continually pulls off amazing shots of urban decay and chaos. Just when I think he can't possibly keep it up, there's another one. I need to add his entire photostream to my favorites."

    March 28th, 2005

Bruce Grant
October 2004
Philadelphia, USA
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