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Night picture editor for Ohio's largest daily newspaper, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. Lots of florals, obviously. Share my orchid photos with the Cleveland Botanical Garden, which uses them extensively to promo their yearly show.

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    Jeff Clow says:

    "Jon is an extremely talented photographer - and one quick look through his photostream will confirm that fact. He has the artist's eye and it shows in his use of color and composition.

    But what you might not know is that this talented man is also a generous member of the Flickr community who takes the time and makes the effort to praise other's works here on a regular basis.

    Flickr is a better place because Jon is involved here, and I'm proud to call him a friend..."

    December 31st, 2006

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    joey kennedy says:

    "What a pleasure it was meeting Jon! Such a talented person and alot of kindness to go with it. Your work is amazing and a big THANK YOU for your expense and hard to work to make it happen. I will call on you some day in the future for more shows!!! REALLY OUTSTANDING WORK AND PRESENTATION at your EXPOSURE Jon! THANK YOU!"

    August 13th, 2006

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    Lida Rose says:

    "I have wanted to write a testimonial for Jon for some time. His work is important to me as it inspires, instructs and is a joy to see.

    His technical skills as a photographer are superb and enviable. His range of topics are interesting. But I feel his most important contribution is his work in flower photography. Jon does not just create a lovely flower "mug shot" suitable for gardening guide or seed catalogue, but he infuses into the photo a sense of the magic and mystery of the ephemeral and transitory nature of the subject. One sees the effect of light, the beauty of the colors, and that dance of life from sprout to shoot to flower to seed to death to sprout. This is not just photography, it is Art.

    Thanks Jon. Carry on!!!"

    May 14th, 2006

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    Dean Forbes says:

    "I consider Jon to be a special friend in my Flickr community. He's a witty guy, generous with his comments and has a wide array of photographic and graphic talents. He "sees" as well as he presents his work."

    November 23rd, 2005

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    CharlieBrown8989 says:


    Is an excellent Imaging Artist.

    All his masterpieces of arts' are very refine & great indeed.

    He is a inspiration to all on flickr.

    Thanks & congratulation!!"

    November 16th, 2005

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    mimbrava says:

    "Jon actually says it best in his Visitors Start Here set (what a great idea!), when he reveals this about what viewers will see in his photostream: "Skylines, flower hearts, comical insects, vivid backgrounds, rippling water, sailing clouds -- and lots of color. I am continually crossing the line between the realistic and the impressionistic ... even within the same image!"

    What he has neglected to mention are his creative titles and great photographic skill. His sets, which reflect the diversity of his interests, are a joy to explore, especially (but certainly not limited to!) his Top 12's.

    He is also a fine member of the Flickr community, taking time to make comments and encourage others. Thanks for being part of the Flickr community, Jon.

    His arsenal of equipment is enviable, but it is not the gear that creates his wonderful images, but Jon himself."

    November 6th, 2005

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    Singingpixel aka Suze Stern says:

    "Jon's elegant and lyrical photos accomplish what I think is one of the purposes of good photography: to provide a unique view of the world. But what I really love about Jon's photostream is the way he talks about his process. The result is a gentle seminar for novice photographers. I always learn something from Jon's photos."

    October 23rd, 2005

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    pearl grace says:

    "Jon's photos are always technically brilliant, but have a marvelous lyricism. He has extrordinary eye for color, lighting and composition.

    Jon captures the most interesting and enticing images. His entire stream is stunning!

    Bravo, Jon!"

    October 12th, 2005

Jon Fobes
September 2004
Lorain, Ohio, USA
night picture editor