I am a pixel bounty hunter: I shoot first and ask questions later.
======== FIRST THE CAVEATS ========
IF YOU HAVE NO PROFILE OR IMAGES AVAILABLE I WILL BLOCK YOU
WHILE MY PICTURES ARE COPYRIGHTED I OFTEN GRANT PERMISSION
If you want to use a picture please write and request permission. Then depending on your story, I will often send you larger image than appears on flickr.
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ONWARDS WITH MY PROFILE-BIO STATEMENT
My work is driven by story-making. I might be inspired by an idea, a color, pattern, an expression, or something found.
Alternately, I may plan the shot well in advance around a theme or concept, especially photomontages related to progressive politics.
Later during pixel play, the deeper reason or story behind the image reveals itself to me while I play in Photoshop and related editors.
I never really know until the game is over what I was trying to say...and sometimes it is the reactions of others that brings the greater understanding to me.
I am not so interested in capturing reality, but rather, taking the broken, mysterious, or transitory moment and expanding it into something closer to my heart's desire.
I always enjoy reading comments left behind. And I try to reciprocate as best I can.
======= Final Note--I don't post with any regularity, so to keep track you'll have to check back=======
I'm not adding many new contacts after 8 years, just trying to keep up with the few I've retained.
Please pick up your copy here for display on your profile.
- iPhone Apps Artwork 123 photos, 5 members
- No commitment to Sparkle Motion 2,641 photos, 57 members
- A FEAST FOR MY EYES (Public Group) 42,722 photos, 995 members
- Food around the world 159,790 photos, 14,238 members
- Food Glorious Food 241,105 photos, 9,239 members
- FOOD and Drinks !! 45,328 photos, 3,196 members
- Food & Art 25,508 photos, 2,873 members
- Political Photoshops 1,845 photos, 93 members
- i shoot windows 5,281 photos, 286 members
- Libro de Fotos / Photo Book 342,453 photos, 7,706 members
- Image Gallery !!! 303,738 photos, 5,536 members
- Image Gallery Art Group !!! 64,391 photos, 1,533 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 305,358 photos, 22,422 members
- SOMETHING DIFFERENT (post 1, comment 1) 31,791 photos, 1,746 members
- TRUTH&ILLUSION (by admin approval) p1 ~ c1 4,272 photos, 656 members
- Art Mix P1/A3 53,765 photos, 2,146 members
- Social and Political Collages, Montages, Cartoons & Installation 3,817 photos, 462 members
- My favorite works of my Flickr friends 112,040 photos, 2,358 members
- Anti Tea Party, Anti Republican, & Anti Fox News League 2,881 photos, 193 members
- Anti-Republican 698 photos, 39 members
- Republicans War on Women 366 photos, 24 members
- " AZZURRO MARE " ☼ 28,659 photos, 1,750 members
- Mixed Drinks and Decent Company 1,683 photos, 132 members
- Animal Hotel 18,704 photos, 683 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, Politics, and News 496,959 photos, 33,078 members
- OCCUPY EARTH 1,223 photos, 126 members
- Occupy Seattle 1,627 photos, 76 members
- http://www.flickr.com/groups/kornrawieegallery/ 3,179 photos, 438 members
- WHITE in/on/between WHITE (no black & white) 29,231 photos, 1,798 members
- OccupySF 1,877 photos, 114 members
- #Occupy Chicago 8,668 photos, 150 members
- #OccupyWallStreet Everywhere 3,531 photos, 154 members
- #OccupyVancouver 807 photos, 51 members
- Occupy Dallas - 2011 441 photos, 35 members
- #OccupyWallStreet 14,001 photos, 659 members
- Occupy Wall Street 2,953 photos, 343 members
- Occupy Los Angeles 3,774 photos, 191 members
- Occupy Chicago 1,774 photos, 46 members
- Occupy Portland 5,736 photos, 146 members
- The Masters of Art ~ Comment 2 21,728 photos, 792 members
- Shock of the New!! By Invitation. Comment 2. 43,194 photos, 2,069 members
- Chariots of Artists - Award First 3 - Post 1 - YOU CAN VOTE 175,980 photos, 8,731 members
- ***•*´¨*Just Passing Our Time - P1-A1 [moderated] [no nudes] 95,513 photos, 2,438 members
- adbusters 5,337 photos, 2,361 members
- zjf 29,847 photos, 1,151 members
- Portland Art Museum: The Allure of the Automobile 133 photos, 19 members
- Classic/collectable cars and motorcycles 271,970 photos, 13,816 members
- !!Perfect Composition!! 669,541 photos, 15,672 members
- What´s wrong with the right?! 2,419 photos, 172 members
- Progressive Photojournalism 76,564 photos, 3,127 members
"I'm a bullrusher. Martin is hearing Joni Mitchell live & unplugged."
September 18th, 2009
"Felicidades!!!!!.... tu colección es realmente increíble.... un manejo de luces y tomas excelentes.... tienes un gran sentido del arte...."
November 18th, 2008
"Martin is a long-time Flickr friend who has a wonderful collection of amazing photos. His "pixel playground" images are a delight to view. I have Faved many of his fantastic creations. In addition, his comments are filled with his unique wit and humor."
April 2nd, 2009
*Roshie Is Alive & Well* says:
"Martin's name on flickr, best describes his eclectic photostream....his images convey the fact that he's having as much fun creating them, as one would have fun on a playground....
He is a true romanticist, who adores showing off the love of his life, his wife judy....and then there is his love for animals....his pooch, Franky, is one of my favorite four legged friends on Flickr....
His travel photos, especially the current Alaska cruise, make you want to visit the places he's captured with his lens...and his photoshopping skills display his mastery of software, often adding humor and making ordinary snapshots a fun and exciting image...
Martin is also very generous in visiting his contacts and friends' photostreams, leaving witty remarks and giving out many faves...i am proud to be on his Friends list; he makes the Flickr experience a reciprocal, interactive experience....thank you, MKPP, for your kindness on mine and all of your buddies' photostreams!"
June 3rd, 2008
"Martin is an intelligent experimenter and I hope to count him as a friend in this virtual world."
February 24th, 2008
"Martin's ideas of shooting pictures is much the same as mine. He has expressed my thought and ideas about shooting picture to a T.!! We seem to think very much alike about taking photos. I guess great minds.. LOL. Judi in S.M.,Ca."
November 25th, 2007
Just Peter says:
"Martin is not just a wonderful photographer, but also a great artist with lots of creative skills and ideas. His digital art work always surprises me with its innovative styles. Martin's Pixel Playground is such a wonderful contribution to the Flickr universe. Enjoy!"
July 21st, 2006
Auntie K says:
"Martin takes a simple wine glass and transforms it into a gorgeous bowl of light and color. He sees brilliance and beauty, captures its essence and creates images that allow us to share his vision. When I visit his photostream, I am a happier person and grateful for his artistry and friendship."
June 11th, 2006
"This pixel playground is so filled with humor, style, creativity and surprises you don't miss the monkey bars. Come on in and play."
May 26th, 2006
Harshad Sharma says:
"Martin is an true artist with a digital brush :)
His photographs and collages are wonderful. His outlook towards all things is inspiring and the cheerfulness he carries around is contagious!
August 8th, 2005
" He is a real artist with the
camera ..his work is colourful
..i like MARTIN way to catch
moment of life very much..
HE IS TOTALLY NICE ,KIND
''keep it up ... GOOD LUCK ''"
July 24th, 2005
"I love Martin's vision of the world. I love his colors and his words. He sure managed to inspire me a lot. Thanks Martin! :)
Ps. And I LOVE his little cute dog!"
April 14th, 2005
- August 2004
- Redwood City, CA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Retired...I do what I want