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 being on flickr for over 10 years, I'm ust trying to keep up with the those followers who visit regularly. I won't be adding many new names, especially not folks with multi-K number of "followers"===.
Please pick up your copy here for display on your profile.
- Flickr Commons 2,664 photos, 2,231 members
- Cocktail Hour 10,661 photos, 1,670 members
- (¯`·._.·[ ÇoçkTãiL ]·._.·´¯)™ 705 photos, 203 members
- Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign 535 photos, 124 members
- iPhone Apps Artwork 252 photos, 9 members
- No commitment to Sparkle Motion 5,045 photos, 56 members
- A FEAST FOR MY EYES (Public Group) 76,056 photos, 1,145 members
- Food around the world 197,827 photos, 16,632 members
- Food Glorious Food 265,990 photos, 10,108 members
- FOOD and Drinks !! 54,588 photos, 3,862 members
- Food & Art 31,057 photos, 3,474 members
- Political Photoshops 2,158 photos, 101 members
- i shoot windows 6,013 photos, 308 members
- Libro de Fotos / Photo Book 513,682 photos, 8,450 members
- Image Gallery !!! 437,351 photos, 7,090 members
- Image Gallery Art Group !!! 112,868 photos, 2,215 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 339,051 photos, 23,543 members
- SOMETHING DIFFERENT (post 1, comment 1) 33,837 photos, 1,822 members
- Art Mix P1/A3 51,896 photos, 2,173 members
- Social and Political Collages, Montages, Cartoons & Installation 3,777 photos, 486 members
- My favorite works of my Flickr friends 158,008 photos, 2,606 members
- Anti Tea Party, Anti Republican, & Anti Fox News League 3,106 photos, 202 members
- Anti-Republican 776 photos, 45 members
- Republicans War on Women 418 photos, 34 members
- " AZZURRO MARE " ☼ 31,189 photos, 1,791 members
- Mixed Drinks and Decent Company 1,695 photos, 136 members
- Animal Hotel 21,031 photos, 731 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, and News 602,051 photos, 41,532 members
- OCCUPY EARTH 1,253 photos, 122 members
- Occupy Seattle 1,627 photos, 76 members
- http://www.flickr.com/groups/kornrawieegallery/ 3,644 photos, 431 members
- WHITE in/on/between WHITE (no black & white) 36,062 photos, 2,018 members
- OccupySF 1,886 photos, 116 members
- #Occupy Chicago 8,677 photos, 150 members
- #OccupyWallStreet Everywhere 3,572 photos, 155 members
- #OccupyVancouver 807 photos, 51 members
- Occupy Dallas - 2011 441 photos, 35 members
- #OccupyWallStreet 13,770 photos, 654 members
- Occupy Wall Street 2,861 photos, 341 members
- Occupy Los Angeles 3,755 photos, 196 members
- Occupy Chicago 1,772 photos, 45 members
- Occupy Portland 5,800 photos, 145 members
- The Masters of Art ~ Comment 2 25,411 photos, 862 members
- Shock of the New!! By Invitation. Comment 2. 49,676 photos, 2,159 members
- Chariots of Artists - Invite Group - Aw 3 - Post 1 NEW CONTEST 174,624 photos, 8,579 members
- adbusters 5,110 photos, 2,352 members
- zjf 29,402 photos, 1,114 members
- Portland Art Museum: The Allure of the Automobile 136 photos, 19 members
- Classic/collectable cars and motorcycles 308,193 photos, 14,599 members
- !!Perfect Composition!! 899,615 photos, 19,990 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