I COLLECT... photos, slides, home movies, postcards, travel brochures.
This is where I work.
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.
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.
SOME OF MY FAVORITE SITES
I like flickr.
Photos of retrOKC (4)
- Vintage Schwinn Bikes 102 photos, 13 members
- Ben Seibel 277 photos, 95 members
- Russel Wright 176 photos, 137 members
- ★ NEON SIGNS: OKLAHOMA 289 photos, 17 members
- Fire King 1,751 photos, 452 members
- Vintage Menus 485 photos, 228 members
- Two-tone cars 23,368 photos, 345 members
- Popsie Dolls 82 photos, 32 members
- Adrian Pearsall 15 photos, 1 member
- Amoeba Shapes of the 40s and 50s 210 photos, 61 members
- Broyhill Brasilia 48 photos, 23 members
- Paul McCobb Designs 369 photos, 157 members
- Signs of Sacramento 1,291 photos, 54 members
- die wilden 50er und 60er 1,032 photos, 79 members
- Designed by Jack Corgan 23 photos, 13 members
- Exotic Cocktails and Tiki Mugs 933 photos, 134 members
- US Route 66 (The Mother Road) 26,017 photos, 1,501 members
- Eames Restoration Projects 80 photos, 13 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Postcards 866 photos, 68 members
- the most beautiful vintage lamp in the world 1,228 photos, 241 members
- Vintage Metal and Enamelware 259 photos, 38 members
- John & Donald Parkinson, Architects 72 photos, 37 members
- Restaurant Ware 1,442 photos, 153 members
- Syracuse China Turnover Club 123 photos, 40 members
- Plaza District OKC 137 photos, 18 members
- Mid-Century Modern Playgrounds 114 photos, 51 members
- Vintage Business Cards 327 photos, 171 members
- VornadoFanClub 224 photos, 52 members
- Upsala Ekeby 80 photos, 36 members
- Mid-Century Illustrations 642 photos, 132 members
- Modern Fire Stations 292 photos, 48 members
- Mid-century modern identification project 1,192 photos, 278 members
- Midcentury Mini Viking Valhalla 126 photos, 35 members
- Stardust Motel 151 photos, 86 members
- 1945 to 1973 Mid-Century, Modern Interiors 23,186 photos, 5,508 members
- Sign of the Horse (Giant Horses & Signage) 369 photos, 233 members
- Vintage Chalkware 689 photos, 145 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Architecture 1,191 photos, 47 members
- Sam Scorer 95 photos, 31 members
- Mid-Century Modern: The Advertisements 778 photos, 132 members
- All Skate! (vintage skating signs) 79 photos, 57 members
- *Atomic*Starbursts* 524 photos, 169 members
- CHAIR 16,794 photos, 3,086 members
- Be seated 4,977 photos, 408 members
- Vintage Jet Set 768 photos, 340 members
- old car lot lights 18 photos, 19 members
- 66 Bowl 39 photos, 4 members
- Jim Flora Art 269 photos, 246 members
- Sea Life Motifs Mid-Century Modern 230 photos, 61 members
- Poodle Trees 136 photos, 39 members
Dave van Hulsteyn says:
"This guy used to be my neighbor. I ignored him (just kidding!)."
July 7th, 2007
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
"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
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
"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
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.