I COLLECT... photos, slides, home movies, postcards, travel brochures.

This is where I work.

illtakeyourphoto!. Get yours at bighugelabs.com

I PHOTOGRAPH... signs, buildings, and transportation among other things. I love Americana! You can see my photos here on flickr, mixed in with the occasional postcard, vintage photo or some neat piece of ephemera.

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I leave very few words when commenting, and do most of my photo searching through other people's favorites.

Some of the flickr groups I help administrate.

Period Photographs of Transportation (pre-1980). Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

Bowled Over. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

Liquor stores. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

Floridiana. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr


The Boat LullabiesbighappyfunhouseSwapatorium

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    Dave van Hulsteyn says:

    "This guy used to be my neighbor. I ignored him (just kidding!)."

    July 7th, 2007

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    Tom Spaulding says:

    "illtakeyourphoto! is my Flickr mentor. He was the first person that made me realize that other people were interested in taking pictures of old businesses, vintage neon signs, and mid-century modern architecture and design. Once he became my first Flickr contact, I was introduced to many other like-minded people. I've learned much from him and continue to do so."

    February 9th, 2007

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    1alfred says:

    "He`s got an eye for the unusual, he experiment with different cameras, he collect old slides and share his thoughts about them with us.
    illtakeyourphoto is well worth a visit.

    Take a deep breath and dive in!"

    October 3rd, 2006

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    compact collection says:

    "he's pretty alright. he finds lots of photos and paper whenever we go anywhere. it drives me nuts sometimes to wait around while he looks through boxes PIECE by PIECE. But the problem is he always finds great stuff. So we end up taking it home and then look through it or I go back through the stuff later and remember that he's a pretty good finder and it's nice when he shares. :)"

    September 13th, 2006

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    mannydiller says:

    "photographers who take good individual shots are a dime a dozen. however, photographers who have a focused body of work comprising of many, many great shots that transcend its subject matter and speak to us on a whole new level are extremely rare.
    illtakeyourphoto falls into the latter group."

    September 11th, 2005

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    Annene von Durchgerockt says:

    "He imparts something special to every photo he posts, even if he dug them out of a corner of a thriftstore. Come for the shots, stay for the sensibility."

    September 7th, 2005

August 2004
Clearwater, Florida
Oklahoma City, USA
I am:
Vintage goods dealer.