The creative and talented photographer behind *hb19, Horst, passed away on May 12th, 2010. His flickr account and photostream will no longer be active but will remain as is, and will be maintained by his family.

Original Profile of *hb19:
I discovered my love for photography when my son introduced me to flickr. I now see the world around me as a photographer......

Just a seasoned amateur with a CANON Powershot S3 IS & my imagination. I don't use Photoshop or HDR.............. (no SLR either just a modest Point & Shoot Digital)

When viewing images on Flickr.....I agree with one of my contacts : If you notice the frame before you notice the subject of the photo, the frame was probably a mistake. If you notice the watermark before you notice the subject of the photo, congrats - your big honking watermark or signature has ruined a perfectly good photo.

Visit here to view my Explore/Interestingness set.

All my images are strictly for sharing on flickr..........they are NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN....!!!

My photographs are Copyrighted, all Rights Reserved & may not be used or reproduced in any way without my explicit written permission.

By the way, if you only fave my images or put them into a Gallery.....and you don't have any information about yourself on your Profil page.... or if I see no images, no contacts, no sets, in other words.... nothing.... then regretably, I will block you from further access to my page.

Anything and everything is possible.
Please pick up your copy here for display on your profile.

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    heavenly skate says:

    "Horst is a creative genius. His imagination and great eye is unique among us on flickrland. I look forward to what else he has up his sleeve."

    October 28th, 2009

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    Florenceenautomne says:

    "How can I be original when I tried to talk about Horst ? He is one of the most creative people I met here on Flickr. His style is unique. There’s only one HB 19. He always makes me smile with his creativity which seems to know no limits. His AIR photos are a good example of what I meant. But generally, he sees things other people don’t see. Small details that his creative mind uses to make another image that shows that seriousness can easily be replaced by fun and laughter.

    But Horst meticulously and I must say almost professionnally uses his photography skills. There must be a child hidden deep inside of him.

    I love people who put other people on the wrong leg and that’s what he often does. One has to be able to relativate and when I look at Horst’s pictures I see a person who uses a great style of humour, with talent and high quality.

    On top of that Horst is a real gentleman. When he is visiting us we can be sure that he attentively looks at our photos.

    I wish you the best Horst, and I would like to say keep on following your own path. It’s an original one and, as I said already, it’s definitely unique. I love what you do ...


    September 15th, 2009

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    gardinergirl says:

    "My testimonial for Horst is long overdue.
    Horst has such a wonderful eye for composition, and is one of the most creative photographers I know.
    His work with his varied props and amazing eye for colour, light and shadows make his stream a delight.
    Horst is also a very supportive flickr friend, commenting generously and often offering his clever wit.
    Flickr is a brighter place with talent like Horst's."

    September 5th, 2009

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    cheryl c. says:

    "Dearest Horst you were my very first Flickr friend. I found you somehow because of your outstanding photography. You introduced me to Woody and Chip and they always brighten my day. Your creative mind is captivating and continues to amaze and dazzle me. Your use of bright colors always add a spark to lift anyones spirit. Your photography is wonderful, creative, colorful and yet relaxed. What a great combination. What you have is a gift.
    I am blessed in your friendship and sharing. You are a steady contact and your comments and help have saved me many a day.
    This testimonial is long overdue but even in this area I am a slow learner. LOL I'm getting better though.
    Always keep your bright sprit. You are a joy."

    January 27th, 2009

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    jude says:

    "horst is truly the master of all he surveys. his 'sky magic' defies compare. it is a sheer, and addictive delight, that a full grown being, with grandchildren--whom he adores--can continually fire up his imagination to entertain us with his mastery of all things seen through his lenses.

    horst takes the completely common in life, and extracts the essence of its most uncommon qualities and attributes. he adds a unique layer of magic to the mundane--inspiring the rest of us to endeavor to do the same. for me--and for many others i am certain--flickr is a more magical place with horst here.

    horst's enlightened sense of humor inspires us to banter with him--in our photo streams--daily. thank you horst, and a special thanks to your handsome cast of characters and models who make marvelous guest appearances in your photo stream. an endless source of enchanting wonder."

    January 22nd, 2009

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    gundidepp (busy on the farm) says:

    "Horst is playing with light, with colors, with dimensions....-and especially with "woody"!!!
    This photostream is full of emotions, adventures, ideas, surprises and humor! :-)
    Horst is a dedicated comment-writer; his words are always helpful and encouraging; he is a good flickr-friend!!...really!!!!"

    October 19th, 2008

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    mathteacher... says:

    "This man, Horst, is a true photographer......he loves what he shoots & it shows! I am amazed each time he posts; everything is so perfect.......I need to be able to follow him around. Horst consistently gives me confidence in myself. He is always urging me to push take that next step. Because of this encouragement I have tried various pof's & I enjoy it. Thanks, Horst, for all the encouragement!!!"

    August 1st, 2008

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    momhascrafts says:

    "Horst is the best on Flickr with his engineered setups and productions... When viewing his images, you will realize he has spent many hours and even days setting up his shots... Especially the ones involving Woody and Chip.
    Some of his images seem to be so simple to shoot.. But you try to get the same blue in the sky with a simple flower! I have tried to duplicate it... I have never succeeded. His work is gorgeous and so colorful.
    He is so faithful to visit his contacts daily with helpful hints, encouraging, and loving remarks... He makes you feel comfortable.

    Horst, you are a dear friend I respect and love. Love the beauty and the results of your work. You have caused me to try harder to achieve perfection.

    June 25th, 2008

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    ™ goraiapick ™ says:

    "Horst is a very creative photographer with a great eye for details. He is gifted, talented, nice and what a photographer. He does not photoshop neither HDR his photos which make them look truly awesome and real. I hope to see a lot more of his work because it always brings a BIG smile on my face.

    Horst you have succeeded in finding a unique look, feel, expression, colour and perfect composition some people search that out and never find it.... It is always a pleasure to see your great works Horst!

    Thank you Horst being my friend and sharing your amazing works.
    Richie Silván Stockholm, Sweden."

    May 30th, 2008

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    Maureen F. says:

    "What to say about Horst ....aka hb19
    Well, from my perspective I can say that one could have no better contact.
    He not only is a wonderful photographer with a keen and creative eye but is also the sweetest, kindest, most encouraging person ..

    Horst captures the joy of life so well and in sometimes surprising ways that strike a chord with everyone. From the light hearted captures to the most ingenious ....from finding beauty in the most ordinary things or capturing what nature so happily provides for us to enjoy...through his eyes.
    As they is not the camera but the person who captures the images.....and in this case it is so very true!

    Dear Horst, one of my all time favorite contacts always make me smile

    May 15th, 2008

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    MakingMemories(Deja-Vu photography) says:

    "Horst is not only a fantastic photographer he is a wonderful,kind,loving, friend and always makes me smile..his sense of humor is incredible and I can't wait to see what he is going to come up with next..His work is so beautiful..Whether it be a lovely flower or his incredibly funny shots of woody..He is one contact I so look forward to see everyday..thank you my dear friend for all your wonderful visits and being such an awesome are the best!!!! hugs!!"

    November 5th, 2007

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    frogmuseum2 says:

    "Horst is a master photographer -- but don't tell him I said this. What is really masterful about his photostream is his sense of play. His imagination seems to have come without any limits. He sees things that should be and brings them to life. You believe him. You can't help it.

    Clever, witty, always entertaining, Horst is also a very good friend. He will never cease to amaze you with his virtuosity in image-and-smile making. You can tell straight away he loves life, loves to smile, loves to share. He really makes flickr a better, livelier place with his quirky world of frolic, play, whimsy and incredibly artful shots.
    Always Bravo, dear friend, always."

    September 25th, 2007

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    peia... missing you!!! says:

    "If you visit Horst photostream you will find a "magical world", he will surprise you with each shot showing the "all day things" from a different point of view that you will never expect it!!!
    and not only that... you will find a great and friendly person too!!!

    keep showing us your fantastic work full of creativity Horst!!!
    hugs and smiles!!!

    Si visitan el photostream de Horst encontrarán un "mundo magico", los sorprenderá con cada foto mostrando las "cosas de todos los dias" desde un punto de vista diferente que nunca hubieran esperado!!!
    y no solo eso... encontrarán también una persona fantastica y amigable!!!

    segui mostrandonos tu fantastico trabajo lleno de creatividad Horst!!!
    abrazos y sonrisas!!!

    September 1st, 2007

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    Kris Kros says:

    "Horst is definitely a very dear friend of mine. His creativeness is never ending and coupled with his mastery of photography, his production is always amazing. More power to you, Horst."

    August 28th, 2007

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    ☀ Sol says:

    "Horst has a wonderful photostream, wonderful pictures and places. Keep up with your excellent work!

    August 18th, 2007

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    unknown toothbrush says:

    "I've known and followed Horst's stream over a year now and in that time Horst shows us the world arund him in a magnificent way. This is one stream full of creative photography and photography of all those things around us. Horst takes you to wonderful places and imaginings. His play with light and metal...and his skyplay are his renowned Trademark Horst images!

    A pleasure having met you here on Flickr Horst, keep inspiring us and keep showing us the world through your eyes my friend!


    July 29th, 2007

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    jodi_tripp says:

    "It's all been said so eloquently what a great artist Horst is. I am ashamed it took me so long to do this. He makes me laugh and smile daily! He always makes fun of me when I don't title my photos... (I do get around to titles , eventually. ) He is Top Notch in my book and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next! He is truly one of the most creative and nicest people I know, and I admire him greatly."

    July 24th, 2007

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    !!WaynePhotoGuy says:

    "Horst is the definition of creativity here on flickr. Of course he is a great photographer but it is not like he just points his camera and shoots...
    He has the creativity and forethought to set up a scene and with his skills he pulls out magic...
    Keep up the great work my friend."

    July 19th, 2007

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    Arlete Reino Pellanda says:

    "Horst is special a Flickr friend for me, who conquered my admiration and respect for its so creative and interesting images, and for the affection with the friends, always stimulating me with positive visits. Thank you so much for being part of my days, with much beauty and good mood! Hugs from your Brazilian friend Arlete."

    July 15th, 2007

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    Kentuckiana (In & Out of Flickr) says:

    "Horst is a great inspiration not only through his photos, but also through his continuous encouraging comments when visiting my photos. He has a way of finding a subject, an interesting angle and the perfect light so that the subject comes alive. His photos are mostly lively, compelling and thought-provoking. It is clear from his photos that he is an excellent photographer who loves colorful subjects and nature especially the beauty of a sunrise/sunset. His work is always creative, stimulating and innovative. In addition to that, he is also one of the nicest people I’ve met on Flickr, truly a great person to call “friend”. If one wants to be inspired, just visit his photostream and you won’t be disappointed. Thank you, my friend for your support, visits, comments and faves. Keep up the great work, my friend!"

    June 19th, 2007

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    *ian* says:

    "Horst was one of my first contacts on flickr over a year ago.

    His creative use of everyday objects really inspired me to be more creative myself and his wonderful sunrises are always a joy to view.

    I always enjoy reading his encouraging comments as they are both constructive and entertaining.

    Keep up the good work Horst!"

    June 10th, 2007

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    David-Duchens says:

    "Horst's photostream is full of original and wonderful images!!
    He is also a very friendly person, and it is always a pleasure to communicate with him!

    Thanks for all my friend :-)
    Keep up the great work!"

    May 8th, 2007

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    *Gracie says:

    "One of the best things that happened to me on flickr was stumbling upon Horst's stunning photo stream. He has an enthusiastic passion for capturing and creating the most unique images I've ever seen. The anticipation of each new post is consistently met with the satisfaction of yet another masterpiece.

    Horst is not only a talented artist but also a kind and generous soul that's a major asset to the flickr community. He has a unique way of making everyone feel special and as if their images alone are the best pieces of artwork ever made. He never misses an opportunity to compliment others with his wonderful words of wisdom, a real treasure for those of us on the receiving end. I'm honored to call him a contact and friend.."

    April 17th, 2007

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    @petra says:


    ...a very dear presence all the time...he never misses anything...he is always there, leaving the most beautiful and encouraging comments...a great person...a wonderful friend.

    ...and his photostream? It is just amazing. When you think you have seen everything, he surprises you again with another stunning and creative work.

    ...Horst, it is great to be your is better to have you as a friend/contact.. Thank you for being just like are a very special "human". :))
    ...and keep your beautiful work coming...I will be always pleased to enjoy it with you.


    April 17th, 2007

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    Keith Yeung says:

    "Pictures from him you will find how creative, humor, fun, and color....many different elements from his work. He will use his heart to make each shot wonderful.

    I find so great to share with him since I am so lucky to meet him here. All your best in your photography and enjoy your work always!

    Horst, best wishes to you and your family!

    April 17th, 2007

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    baby7 says:

    "Since I have been on flickr I saw that HE is one of my friend that he is Great person so friendly,
    he is also very encouraging and positive in her support of others.
    I look forward to reading his comments."
    I am happy to be his friend too..
    Keep up the fabulous work

    April 4th, 2007

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    Linda Gail. says:

    "Horst is a man with an eye for the beauty around him that most do not see and a ability to capture that with his camera...always there with a comment,fav or invite....a most loyal flickr friend in this flickr family...

    His work (photography) is wonderful no doubt an artist....I am honoured to have met him and consider him a friend......Gail

    April 1st, 2007

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    jasperroz says:

    "hb19 (Horst) is probably the most creative flickr contact I have. I consider him a great flickr friend also. He is very generous with his comments and will go out of his way to do something nice. His photos keep me amazed and smiling. If you want to see beauty, talent, and FUN, look at his photos daily. They will make you smile.
    I am truly honored to have him as a friend and contact."

    March 30th, 2007

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    ♫ marc_l'esperance says:

    "light is his plaything, and with it he makes brilliant photos."

    March 13th, 2007

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    ***TR.iPod says:

    "I am very glad to write a testimonial for Horst, the master of light and reflection on flickr. He is very, very creative, and is an excellent photographer. He has the 'eye' for everything interesting and present it to us in a great platter. His sky shots are another feather in his cap. He is kind and encouraging. I am glad I found you through flickr, my friend!"

    March 11th, 2007

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    Steve Stone says:

    "I am constantly amazed by the imagination of hb19. Every time I dip into his photostream there's a new gem of pattern and light. And every time I find myself thinking 'I wish I had thought of that'! He is a very inspiring artist!"

    January 26th, 2007

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    wildman66 says:

    "There are many who bring wonderful images to Flickr but few who do it with the panache of hb19. He is a well qualified and talented photographer but what sets his work apart from the rest is his incredible, dry sense of humor that he brings in with subtleness and in just the right amounts. Take a look at his sky paintings (I call it) ...where he works magic with the clouds in the sky. Wonder at how he finds all of those
    shapes in something we might just walk by and not see. Look at the beauty he finds whereever he goes.

    Take some time and view hb19's sets with the Flickr Slide show function. Turn the setting to five seconds and put on some acoustic guitar. Plan on spending some're gonna enjoy it."

    January 8th, 2007

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    jah~ says:

    "I remember when I first saw a shot from h193923b in Explore. It stood head and shoulders above other great shots that day, and of course was an instant fave. Over the months I've appreciated and faved many more.

    Horst is a prolific photographer and always has something interesting in his stream. While most folks just take pictures of what they encounter, he also creates photographic opportunities, sometimes going to great lengths to get that perfect shot. As you look through his stream, I'm sure you'll appreciate all the time and effort that he puts into his craft, and like me, will be doing a lot of faving."

    April 19th, 2006

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    silentmute says:

    " What I like about h193923b is his uncanny abilty to draw the viewer to appreciate the neglected things in life. Wheter it be dewdrops on an spider's web, or something basic such as paper clips or colored pencils.
    He brings to a point in realizing that there is an opportunity in everything and anything for photography.
    He shows us that things involved in our daily lives are taken for granted, and helps us to remember that they're there."

    March 28th, 2006

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