"The "interestingness" of things and ideas in the world is entirely built by perception. there is constantly room to be fascinated if we put down our habitual beliefs, our preconceptions, and simply allow it. a person of any age has the power to see with the fresh eyes and wonder possessed by all children. who knows this better than photographers -- we who can spend years photographing flowers and sunsets and see something new in the combinations of light and color each time. when we get bored or fall into a rut its not time to clean the lens or buy new gear; its time to reboot our way of seeing, to re-discover the eternal freshness of the world."
Garth the Photomaginarium
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
- Albert Einstein
"One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures." George Bush,
Let's consider what Monet says about his work. Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love - Claude Monet.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
"Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is creative art.
When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye some-
thing that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something
which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without."
I AM A DASHINGLY YOUTHFUL AND VIRILE 55 YEAR OLD GRANDDAD WHO GOT HIS "FIRST" EVER CAMERA IN AUGUST OF LAST YEAR(2008).I WILL PROBABLY UPGRADE TO A S.L.R. AT SOME POINT BUT AT THE MOMENT I AM STILL GETTING OODLES OF FUN WITH MY T.Z.5.!
UPDATE-EVEN MORE DASHINGLY VIRILE-NOW USING PANASONIC G1,G.F.1 and OLYMPUS - E.P1
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"Kenny Barker is a Master Photographer and and extraordinary Time Traveller. His photography plumbs the depths of light and being. I'm grateful for what I've learned from his work!"
January 6th, 2013
"Wow, kenny is a fantabstic photographer. Considering he is new to photography, I am considering thowbing my equipment away. LOL
Keep up the great work!"
July 9th, 2012
"The Man Rocks!"
April 5th, 2012
"What can I say about Kenny , this, his work is superior and you can feel his images move you and make you look, once twice and maybe three times..His artistic mode sets the scene and all else takes over in ones mind as you are mesmerized by his images..You my friend are of the best on Flickr , keep giving images from your artistic natural place of nature and life , to intrigue our imaginations. I feel the vibration from every image of yours I look at..Love your images and what you portray..."
November 1st, 2011
Levels Nature says:
"Ken has been a loyal friend of mine here at Flickr for quite a while now, and is the perfect contact...he always takes the time to visit my stream and offer encouraging comments....... these comments mean so much more coming from such an accomplished photographer as Ken!! His work is simply stunning, ranging from the delightful to the jaw-dropping! I adore his photostream and have learnt a lot just by enjoying his daily uploads..... every one screams 'quality' at the viewer!!
Keep up the great work my friend!! :-)
October 24th, 2011
Chris McLoughlin says:
"Every thing I was going to say has been said in the previous testimonials !!!
Kenny your a true artist :)"
July 15th, 2010
STEHOUWER AND RECIO says:
"k.barker has a beautiful stream of pictures and it's so good to see that this man has started photography rather recently, and then already with such great results!
His shots are creative and beautiful and I'm happy to call him a contact!
Thanks my friend, you're cool!"
April 3rd, 2010
"Wow, I can say so much about this man, but I think I will controll myself ! I have really enjoyed Kenneth's artistic flair and witty sense of humor. I think he's a very talented photographer! I'm glad he lives so far away from me cuz I would be out of a job if he lived here! Really though if you haven't visited his photostream, you need to! My favorites are his "Celebrity Birds of Prey",great stuff!!!Keep up the good work Ken! Your friend, John "Q""
December 2nd, 2009
Nick Kenrick. says:
"I completely agree with Rab's testimonial
our friend is a testament to learning and enjoying photography .. any camera will do if the person has a will and enthusiasm to learn . its the knowledge and creativity that count .. cheers Nick"
November 2nd, 2009
Trupp Photography says:
"Very creative and artistic photography!:) I enjoy visiting your profile for some inspiration. I cannot believe that you shoot since August last year...well you had long hidden talents that had finally been discovered:)"
September 24th, 2009
rab mcbride says:
"k.barker only took up photography a matter of months ago (as at 24/5/09,) and is producing some fantastic reults, especiialy when you consider he's working with a compact camera (panasonic tz5).
This is probably (moslty) down to his artisitic nature. Who knows what levels he''ll reach when he takes the leap and buys an SLR!
May 25th, 2009
- KENNETH BARKER
- April 2009
- FALKIRK, SCOTLAND
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- k.barker73 [at] yahoo.com