Please, PLEASE respect my Creative Commons 2.0 licence - using my photos for financial gain is theft and I've recently had a lot of trouble. Many of my photos are also digitally watermarked.
My "interesting" photos ;-)
Max xx's flickr score: 2835
Retired Sheffield University academic, behavioural ecologist and neuroscientist. Worked on electric fish for 20 years, rats and humans for 15 years. Still working part-time on Parkinson's Disease at the Salpêtrière hospital in Paris. Here is our current study on Parkinsonian gait.
Beekeeper and honey producer and metal sculptor.
Dedicated Human Rights watcher - particularly worried about the lack of small arms control and the horrendous effects of their availability in human rights abuses around the world. Webmaster (Webmestre) for the Burgundy region of the French Section of Amnesty International (In French obviously)
Retired from academe to South Burgundy in 2001 for a calmer, if more anarchic, life. Not uninfluenced by better climate and challenge of house restoration - food and vineyards also played a tiny role ;-)
Burgundy's tourist delights are legend. Drop in and buy some honey (all profits to Amnesty International) on your way to our neighbour - the 16th century Château de Sully - look out for this sign. Here's a map and there's much more info on www.mieldesully.fr
My favourite photographer quotation (Henri Cartier-Bresson)
“To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
My favourite Nature quotation (from Antoni Gaudi, 1904) ...
« The great book, always open and which we should make an effort to read, is that of Nature ; all other books are taken from it, and in them there are the mistakes and interpretations of men »
« Le grand livre, toujours ouvert et qu’il faut s’efforcer de lire, est celui de la Nature ; les autres livres en proviennent et contiennent les erreurs et interprétations des hommes »
This is what I'm listening to ...
Sign by Danasoft - For Backgrounds and Layouts
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"Max xx is my favorite photographer in all of flickr land. But I'm looking at more than his photography because all you do informs your art.
Max is a beekeeper, a metal sculptor, and a neuroscientist. He has a terrific sense of humor. And you get the feeling, looking at his photographs—which, not incidentally, are as fine as anything ever seen in Natty Geo—that he's the kind of person you'd like to spend some hours with talking politics and drinking wine (with the significant others in tow, of course!).
Max is obviously fond of the macro, but it's not his only trick. Perhaps the greatest benefit of his photography is not the picture itself as much as it is the explanation. I am learning more about insects and birds and honey and France and veggies than I've ever learned before.
Thank you, Max, for sharing.
(I do think he should change his moniker to Max XXX, as many of his shots are rather, well, risqué.)
July 31st, 2005
"I love this man's photo!
Love for Nature's so evident I can't help staring at those pics in awe...
Thank you for sharing your art!
And CC license is a BIG plus!"
April 13th, 2005
- Max Westby
- January 2005
- Sheffield, UK
- Sully, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Miel de Sully