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1. I'm Not a Photographer.

2. 95% of the people you see in my pictures are friends, ex girlfriends, current girlfriends, some girl's girlfriend, some random dudes and a couple gays here and there.

I know these people.

Guess who doesn't know them. The Robot Camera Machine.

The Robot Camera Machine is a dirty rotten box of bolts that don't know shit. The stuff it does to people with it's ten billion watt flash is nothing less than barbaric, freezing them, killing them, exposing their zits and warts and clogged pores and such.

The Robot Camera Machine LIES.

Fuck The Robot Camera Machine and it's cruel robot camera machineness.

Using a Robot COMPUTER Machine, I take the LIES The Robot Camera Machine tells and replace them with.... ummm... groceries, flying pets....

...and a bunch of other bullshit.

Fuck the robots.
Bless the robots.

ALSO, no meetings were held in the making of ANY of these photos.

The Inept take meetings as the Adept take naps.

this is my website
this is my tumblr
this is my old blog
this is my twitter
this is my facebook for people I know
this is my facebook for people I don't
this is my vimeo
this is my youtube

Here are a few interviews with me. ,JPG, DTK, S7, rollertrain

these are some of my favorites from all over flickr.

These are the people, objects and artists that have most influenced the work you see here. Ha -- I said "work" calling art "WORK" is oxymoronsville 2000

Oh yeah, influences...

not neccesarily in order:

Dr. Seuss
Norman Rockwell
Wes Anderson
Jim Henson
Apple Computers
Gary Larson and the one panel cartoon format.
Glamour Shots (you know from the mall)
The entire lowrider aesthetic
Post Mormon Repression Correction
and perhaps most significantly and despite my staunch atheism, these three words:

Do unto others...

Jesus stole that line I bet.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Dude, what kind of camera do you use?

A: Some digital gizmo with a megapickle dealie. You can read all about it in the flickr sidebar if you super enjoy completely useless info.

Q: What kind of lighting do you use?

A: You know, LIGHTS, the kind that sit on tables and hang from ceilings, it's convenient because most rooms already have them installed. Sometimes I will flip a switch on a table lamp if I think about it. Ooooh, DESK LAMPS ARE COOL FOR SHOTS OF DESKS!

Q: What kind of flash do you use?

A: Whatever is built in to whatever camera I am using. It's AWESOME how they build stuff in these days.

Q: So why does everything look all properly lit and everything?

A: Because I have an AMAZING darkroom built by some of the best technicians in the universe and get this, they crammed the whole thing into this doohicky that fits nicely on my lap which also plays PORN!

Q: Yeah smartass, it's called PHOTOSHOP. What filters/plugins are you using to achieve xxx effect?

A: Ummmmm....

Q: Seriously, don't be a dick, just tell me.

A: That's not a question, that's a demand, YOU don't be a dick.

Q: Why won't you tell me? I'll just figure it out anyway.

A: FANTASTIC! link me when you do.

Q: A-hole

A: Q-hole.

Q: How do you get all these beautiful women to take off their clothes?

A: Threats of violence, rufies, intimidation, Jedi mind tricks, blackmail, hypnotism, empty promises, alcohol, indian burns, crying, screaming, pleas of pity.... depends on the woman really, but I've found that a long subtle campaign to destroy self-esteem mixed with religious/spiritual gobbledygook and the ritual bloodletting of newborn north korean identical twins works pretty good.

Q: How come they all look like plasticish and lotiony?

A: HA HA your question almost contains the answer! Before any photo shoot all the women are sprayed with liquid PLASTIC and dunked in a vat of LOTION -- so funny how you almost had it.

Q: Do all those women really live in homes with 15 foot ceilings, matching lamps and awesome sofas or is that your house or studio and you own a furniture shop or something?

A: All of the above. They all live with me in a ten billion square foot furniture store.

Q: I am a woman and I am curious why it is that you seem to be able to understand how to bring out the true inner womanly beauty, it's almost as if you understand how a woman feels.

A: Huh? dude, don't be weird. I don't understand women, I don't understand anyone. I like to make pretty pictures of pretty girls, with groceries and pets -- don't get all Dr. Oprah on me. It weirds me out.

Q:Will you take my picture?

A: Maybe. If you are actually in some way part of my immediate real life physical social network then maybe. Otherwise you gotta pay.

Q: Why won't you answer any question directly? It really is kinda assholish you know.

A: That was direct.

Q: Yeah but only because you just edited it but didn't edit my response. That's assholish too.

A: I know huh. I wanna be a better person, I just don't know how. HELP ME.

Q: Dude, why don't you credit LaChappelle in your influences list?

A: The people I credit are really the ones who got in my balls about the junk I make. LaChapelle is total hooraysville but I found him long after the other stuff listed above fucked me up on the reelz. I'd be willing to bet he likes nachos as much as I do.

Q: What about Halsman? you sure have a lot of flying cats!

A: My urge to throw cats has more to do with my disdain for hippies than it does any admiration for a photographer, no matter how fantastic he may be. Frankly, I always looked down my nose at photographers when I was painting, it's only since I picked up a digital camera and a pirated copy of photoshop in 2000 that I have been perusing photography to any significant degree.

Q: What's with the annoying long titles?

A: Because blind people should enjoy flickr too. And also because one day someone on flickr said my crap looked like Les Krims' crap so I Googled him and looked at his crap and it wasn't crap at all, in fact I thought I found a brother from another mother (HE EVEN HAD PICKLES!) and he had long titles on his pictures and I already had long annoying titles on my blogs but NOT my PICTURES and it made me go DUH!!

Which is a long way of saying I kinda copied Les Krims. Fuck off.

Q: You seem to fly off the handle and get abusive and rude for no reason at all, can you not take criticism?

A: Fuck you you lousy piece of crap. I could't give one smidge of a fuck about what you have to say and the fact that you'd assume that I would makes my skull disintegrate. I HATE YOU. Here's a dime, go slit your wrists.

BTW: Resplendent or repugnant, time turns you inside out. There is no photoshop for your personality. There is no photoshop for your soul.

merkley???. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

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    imohk says:

    "haters gonna hate. holla. (and big ups to merkley)."

    March 17th, 2011

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    designbysoap.co.uk says:

    "what a don! some of the wierdest and best photos ever"

    February 9th, 2011

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    Ross Reyes says:

    "fucking brilliant"

    January 20th, 2011

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    Low O2 says:

    "The thing you do with a light and human body blows mind away. Awesome."

    November 20th, 2010

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    Big Daddy Rosa says:

    "the shit is good."

    November 19th, 2010

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    | MI CHI | says:

    "Merkley??? a unique style, the best"

    October 25th, 2010

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    alana112 says:

    " Quirky Merkley is retro and futureristic and fantastic at the same time !"

    September 18th, 2010

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    deserted brass says:

    "Merkley is . . . well, he tells it himself. But wow what photos! Nudes posed in the midst of everyday items composed in tribute to ecclesiastical art, most notably and noticeably that out of India . . . . Unique vision expressed most convincingly!"

    April 15th, 2010

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    ~ Djia ~ says:

    "- JUDASISM -"

    January 12th, 2010

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    invincible committee says:

    "انت عجيييب :p"

    December 13th, 2009

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    Jackson S. Duke says:

    "merkley??? might be the BIGGEST inspiration and influence to my own artful aspirations. It's my opinion that he eats shit and shits gold."

    October 22nd, 2009

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    Kotti10967 says:

    "Merkley's pictures are the first here in Flickr that I'd call ART."

    September 23rd, 2009

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    *~ peedge~* says:

    "i'm just impressed by the length of merkleys testimonial list ! that should say something ...

    also impressed by his funky images

    also impressed by his wit and banter

    all in all .. an impressive guy!"

    September 7th, 2009

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    4Neus says:

    "Crazy tasty photographs. Amazing beard."

    August 10th, 2009

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    wakeful curve says:

    "Man, YOU A FUK!N' GENIUS.

    I just love your work."

    July 21st, 2009

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    fabulous machine says:

    "What a fuckin' genius!"

    July 7th, 2009

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    massimo ankor says:

    "What can I say...merkley has mastered such a rough and abused style as Erotic Photography! His images are raw, yet classy, beautiful and full of celebration for womanhood and sexuality with a lot of colours. Truly amazing!!
    For me he is the heir of great mad photographers :
    Terry Richardson,
    Nan Goldin &
    Ed Templeton"

    July 2nd, 2009

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    Steve Harmon / pootydog says:


    June 22nd, 2009

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    jthorpephoto.com says:

    "everytime i visit your flickr, im amazed. you literally, atleast in my eyes, one of the most creative artists ive come across.

    its a pleasure to even have you as a contact on my flickr"

    June 21st, 2009

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    AizenJan ® says:

    "His work always surprises me.

    I haven't words to describe it. He's a great artist."

    June 1st, 2009

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    caring hand says:

    "merkley is a fucking god..!"

    June 1st, 2009

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    confused wish says:

    "Let me use just two words:
    Pure Genius.

    Other three:
    Thanks for sharing!"

    May 15th, 2009

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    zesty railway says:

    "the theater made photography! enjoy it!!"

    May 12th, 2009

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    unknown test says:

    "Grade A douche... self loathing and quite possibly a direct descendent from Narrissus himself... however quite the clever one with the camera"

    May 10th, 2009

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    Delfo says:

    "got his 111 book, he just tinkle your eyes until you vomit an orgasm, his photos are like dark beaches wet by a beer sea with crunchy bodies around"

    May 9th, 2009

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    ..Alison Wonderland.. says:

    "I have been following merkley???'s work for a while now and am always in awe. I'm honestly a little jealous. His creativity inspires me more and more every day."

    April 23rd, 2009

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    bhisham says:

    "merkley doesnt need a fuckin testimonial. none of the above and including this one."

    April 15th, 2009

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    craven toad says:

    "What is there to say about Mr. merkley... good question, seeing as he probably has the most testimonials on flickr and or friends. Reason why he has so many friends and such is because one obvious thing: his work is fucking amazing! hands down some of the most creative work on this planet or the United States of American Art. He mirrors such respects of other artists like Andy Warhol and David Lacheppelle but when it comes down to even those dudes he has them beat in a lot of aspects. When I look at his work I just feel lazy lazy lazy but so inspired to new levels Sir, you astound us all so whether you think you're a photographer or not or an artist or not (which you are and then some) continue on and on with your spirit and amazing ways of illustrating life."

    April 20th, 2009

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    1ManekiNeko says:

    "Artists don't have to play by the rules. Gotta love that!"

    April 4th, 2009

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    Gustavo Olive says:

    "man , are you the messiah?"

    April 9th, 2009

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    luvi says:

    "Merkley??? is surprising, amazing, research of bizarre and unusual objects and situations. Once in my life i would like to be in a set with merkley...."

    April 13th, 2009

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    Randy's Dailies says:

    "How can I be more like merkley?"

    April 2nd, 2009

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    AyalaLiel says:

    "ridiculously inspiring. that's just all there is to say."

    March 23rd, 2009

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    deejaypow says:

    "Im not a photographer either! So why arent my photos as fucking good as Merkleys?"

    March 21st, 2009

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    Gregory Warran says:

    "I don't think I've ever written a testimonial before. Certainly not for someone I don't know. But this stream is actually and quite literally inspiring. Whilst I feel it has elements of other photographers who I love it still maintains a fresh and original feel. The imagination and creativity oozes out. I live in the UK and I'm gutted because I'd love to have been able to watch you at work and try and soak up whatever it is that you've got going on. Merkley??? I salute you and your mind boggling photos. Keep it up"

    March 18th, 2009

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    Stefan Löffel says:

    "ich liebe den typen ! ethernal odyssey eindeutig, zum abheben seine werke"

    February 23rd, 2009

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    humbert15 says:

    "In a word: inspiring. The writing and the attitude are as good as the art if you ask me - and the art's brilliant. merkley??? I salute you :)"

    February 13th, 2009

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    abundant health says:


    January 27th, 2009

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    Deonsdreaming says:

    "merkley, you are a GIFTED FUCKEN NUT! Thats the shit! Your twisted mind (altered by the sticky I'm sure) is a just out there and inspiring! Keep that in your face attitude and fuck 'em all."

    January 20th, 2009

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    rempueblo says:

    "This is great stuff our as he might say "Great shit!"
    Whatever you call it, whatever your claim is - it's cool........."

    January 10th, 2009

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    Boniface- FPE Images says:

    "awesome photostream, very inventive and creative... love your work!"

    December 27th, 2008

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    criPSy duck says:

    "In a sea of polaroids, the fucker's a goddamn singularity. You see one and go "it's a Merkley???, right???" Few others have such distinctive, recognizable strokes and are anywhere near as consistently goofy and pickle-filled. Lush, colorful, clutterous, dopey and incessantly gorgeous. The beautiful chicks don't hurt, either. A huge inspiration. Prick."

    December 26th, 2008

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    zamario says:

    "He is a genius.

    December 14th, 2008

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    el loco poco says:

    "his profile claims that he's a jerk, but his pictures say he is a great photographer... what a combination."

    December 8th, 2008

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    Megan McIsaac. says:

    "merkley makes some fascinating photographs, in my opinion. i love them. you might love them too, or not. either way, i will continue to recommend the viewing of his photographs to friends and non friends alike.

    i love the photographs he has made, it's as simple and as complicated as that."

    November 10th, 2008

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    glossy beginner says:

    1.good at a form of creative expression
    2.involving art or artists
    3.showing taste, skill, and imagination
    4.able to appreciate the beauty and worth of art

    1. in a process of decline in morals.
    2.showing uninhibitedly self-indulgent behavior.
    3.somebody who behaves in an immoral or uninhibitedly self-indulgent way."

    November 14th, 2008

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    `Vorfas says:

    "I think i'm in love with him.
    Ohh and I love his photos too.
    Me gusta Merkley????yes"

    November 15th, 2008

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    www.dnurv.ca says:

    "ever since i got a copy of the maestro's new book 111??? and put it on my coffee table...the girlZ who come over ..just take one peek and start ripping off all their clothes off...it really werkZ...just like Merkley??? said..

    hugZ big buddy

    oh i forgot to mention...if yer lookin' for zitZ...you came to the wrong place..."

    October 26th, 2008

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    mikedarnell1974 says:

    "I dub thee "Honorary Jerusalemite" : )"

    October 20th, 2008

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    quiet rings says:

    """i think Merkley????? has such a unique eye, is my favorite photograper in flickr, he's Kewl, Weird, Unique, from Outerspace,keep doing the great stuff"
    I look forward to your next fucking shot !"
    Shoot ???"

    October 19th, 2008

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    p.cambio says:

    "Would totally let merkley??? adopt me if he wanted to. Sorry mom!!"

    October 11th, 2008

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    ARTofCOOP says:

    "Merkley??? is boss. I dig his maximalist style the most. (For a true hedonist, too much is never enough.) His photos are the visual equivalent of snorting a few dozen lines of Pixy Stix and listening to "Ballroom Blitz" by The Sweet at full volume. Through headphones. Headphones made from chihuahua skulls. By Chinese political prisoners.

    P.S. Does this guy really need any more testimonials? He's worse than that Jesus guy. Not H. Christ, the OTHER Jesus, the guy who hangs out at the laundromat and steals womens' panties from the dryer."

    October 8th, 2008

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    lomokev says:

    "stop looking at his pictures on the net for free and buy his book!"

    October 7th, 2008

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    tycebi says:

    "I think he is not from this planet."

    September 29th, 2008

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    Cristóbal Marambio says:


    September 24th, 2008

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    JettSuperior says:


    ....but then, who the hell doesn't? So that makes me unoriginal, booooo."

    September 16th, 2008

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    Patricia Penna says:

    "merkley??? = genius."

    September 15th, 2008

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    [ Noktor-Matic ] says:

    "what can i say about this guy, nothing really other than the fact that he's so stupidlyridiculously cool lol and owns! with his robot camera & computer machines lol"

    September 9th, 2008

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    tyrussma says:

    "If you believe that a picture is worth a thousand words... you are seriously underestimating the power of 'merkley???'."

    September 7th, 2008

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    vojnovic says:

    "one of my few favs here on flickr. and with good reason. don´t know many people here, who are no photographers but for some reason manage it to get me back to their site countless times. my compliments."

    September 4th, 2008

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    Carolvs Malvs says:

    "He added me to his friends. He's cool."

    September 1st, 2008

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    gabby beginner says:

    "Only The Best"

    August 27th, 2008

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    mareksy @ creamteam says:

    "..."Because blind people should enjoy flickr too"...
    Nobody (than me of course LOL) will say and show that better and I like UR point of view cos of that... yes UR smart originality too."

    August 21st, 2008

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    burly quartz says:

    " One can only dream of being as talented of an artist like merkley???. Had it not been for merkley, i would still be upset that yahoo photos was couped by Flickr. Now I'm addicted to this site and his artistic photostream. =)

    Viva merkley!"

    August 21st, 2008

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    ▓▒░JASE░▒▓ says:

    "you are a fucktard... but I like your work."

    August 20th, 2008

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    Acronimius Maximus says:

    "You absorb a Merkley??? photo...then go "look" at others...

    ...and the immediacy of the definition of mediocrity...

    ...inhabits your mind.

    Merk is the MOTHER FUCKIN' shit.

    Acronimius Maximus"

    August 13th, 2008

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    pilar glam says:

    "Merkley??? is my hero!....well at least here on flickr...ha ha!....He proves my theory that to take great pictures you dont have to be a technical know it all photographer. I am a true artist not a photographer and I admire artists that work from their subconcious and dont give a flying frok! what people think about their art.. Merkley's ??? passion is felt trough his art........what an inspiration!!!......thanks man!!!!!"

    August 8th, 2008

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    Lasha Paine says:

    "merkley??? has an extraordinary beard, a blessed artistic ogling eye for the female form, has no inner monologue and an attitude as big as all cyberspace. we are all so much richer for that."

    August 6th, 2008

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    Joel de Liege says:

    "Merkley??? is in my opinion a true artist (if there ever is) in the fact that he only cares about three things : an idea (what he sees), its rendition (what we see) and the respect regarding the authenticity of the process between the two. Who cares about the details? I'm a writer, who cares about the pen I use or the weight of my printer paper?

    Keep it up M???, I'm waiting after your book. Can't wait. It's gonna be the king of my coffee-table-throne-thing."

    August 5th, 2008

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    Roger Mann says:

    "I thought this combination of creativity, bloody mindedness, vision, anarchy, perfection and searing intelligence had died out with the 1970s. Obviously not."

    July 22nd, 2008

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    elfin string says:

    "looking at merks stream is like having a camel lick the back of your figs
    not too sure about wtf is going on, but fuck you want more"

    July 1st, 2008

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    c_ambler says:

    You're the fucking man."

    June 26th, 2008

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    Gazmatron says:

    "merkley has a large beard and takes nice pictures with his camera"

    June 3rd, 2008

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    Grempz says:

    "Merkley makes me wish my friends were just as awesome as he was."

    May 25th, 2008

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    frogdog* says:

    "These are the 111 reasons why I like this guy;

    Thought-provoking invigorating energizing refreshing rousing attention-grabbing remarkable captivating absorbing beguiling alluring spellbinding enthralling mesmeric compelling gripping absorbing engrossing captivating charming charismatic ranting artisan flair genius wordsmith originator creator mentality psyche outlook acumen astuteness emotive passion zeal craze delight obsession exhilaration fascination enthralment lure entice ensnare abusive convivial frosty amiable genial insolent polite leading prominent influential disreputable potent great popular fury opinionated belief conviction fervour commitment devotion enthusiasm ardour zeal vehemence vigour vivacity verve potency fortitude grit tenacity doggedness attentive meticulous rigorous fastidious conscientious assiduous industrious productive dynamic prolific fertile inexhaustible imaginative original ingenious novel unique exceptional inimitable distinctive matchless incomparable extraordinary unparalleled unrivalled passionate flamboyant novel resourceful capable proficient skilled dexterous accomplished"

    May 22nd, 2008

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    John_X says:

    My friend turned me on to your page and you immediately became my FAVORITE artist on Flickr! Hands down...
    I will buy the book for sure!
    These are SOOOO much fun!!!"

    May 18th, 2008

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    krissikes says:


    May 10th, 2008

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    el_katana says:

    "I like your stuff a LOOOOOOT"

    April 30th, 2008

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    ejsabandal  李忠仁 says:

    "merkley??? is a genius! A true gifted artist! He said that he is not a photographer but a lot of pro photographers admire him! keep on inspiring us! Mabuhay!"

    April 17th, 2008

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    Lars WWW says:

    "merkley??? is the sweet relief among all the jerk photographers the internet so sorely needs. I go to his stream or his blog every time i need to remind myself not to take photography or life too seriously.

    that aside, his pictures are amazingly creative, wicked, over the top, brain melting, original, semen inducing, great, fantastic and and and and and so on and so forth."

    April 15th, 2008

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    http://splitsecond.canalblog.com/ says:

    "For me the best, ever !"

    April 7th, 2008

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    ejholmes says:

    "im positive merlkey needs at least one more testimonial.

    i have a new idol, and it is he.
    there, i said it."

    March 19th, 2008

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    oscar juarez says:

    "one of my favorites "non-photographers" on flickr."

    March 14th, 2008

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    sam hiscox says:

    "Nude photography is normally lame. This guy doesn't do lame. This isn't porn, this is fucking great picture taking. Hats off."

    March 12th, 2008

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    ulibrsrkr says:

    "hey dude - you ROCK!

    totally great and hot shots!

    go on and stay cool!"

    March 5th, 2008

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    *hellohello says:


    March 5th, 2008

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    aquatic elbow says:

    "Let me know if I can borrow your camera:p"

    February 21st, 2008

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    semalot says:

    "Merkley???'s is the funniest freakin' site on Flickr!! It's the only place I come where I know I'll laugh out loud. Very creative, very witty, and totally hilarious!! You go, dood!!"

    February 19th, 2008

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    Bennington Purcell says:

    "One of the most wonderful and fantastic, and really imaginative photograhers i have ever seen. His understanding of the true use of photography and photoshop are amazing, I might even have alittle crush on him... in a total hetrosexual life partner kinda way..."

    February 19th, 2008

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    splendid sand says:

    "One time I was reading the artist section of Craigslist and this girl wrote a big long rambling letter about Merkley and his photos. She didnt speak very nicely about him and went on to say that Merkley said she "was acting gay" Ive been a fan of Merkley ever since."

    January 29th, 2008

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    roberteric3000 says:

    "merkley, dude, seriously, your photos are eye heroin.
    freeze your semen."

    January 28th, 2008

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    meow0623 says:

    "Too great to be real, almost insane.
    must visit his album daily and put it onto your shozu."

    January 26th, 2008

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    robotdestroy says:


    January 14th, 2008

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    *Syltastic* says:

    "I wanna be like merkley??? when i grow up."

    January 13th, 2008

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    OldUncleMe says:

    "some o' them girls in his pictures is nekkid

    i done seen it."

    January 12th, 2008

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    hard-to-find kettle says:

    "perfect !!!!!!
    perfect !!!!!
    perfect !!!!
    everything from merkley is just perfect!!!"

    January 11th, 2008

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    slippery digestion says:

    "I ordered one of merkley???' new books at 11:11pm (Japan time), on 11-11-07, and the funniest thing happened. My bank account held $111.11 less than it had just 1 minute before. Fucking mystical man."

    January 10th, 2008

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    just tiff shaw says:

    "Merkley??? is not only talented and witty, but humble too. The man ROCKS!"

    January 4th, 2008

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    CandyManGreg says:

    "I think you are giving lachapelle a run for his money!!! Excellent..."

    December 19th, 2007

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    blimpa says:

    "he seems sweet and more than slightly crazy and in this way seems very familiar and is much like a long lost brother who continually comes up in conversations which make me think, i ought to write that brother-o-mine."

    December 13th, 2007

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    fejsez says:

    "I like Merkley???!"

    December 11th, 2007

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    max_thinks_sees says:

    "merkley??? has singlehandedly turned picture snapping into an extreme sport!"

    November 26th, 2007

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    B®U©E says:

    "Amazing photos - I could look at them for hours.
    But I'm usually done in about three minutes."

    November 25th, 2007

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    orvalrochefort says:

    "If aliens do invade the world one day, only merkley??? can save us. But will he? Or his cats? Put your trust in him nonetheless. He's from another galaxy anyway. He's our best chance, by far. So enjoy it all while you still can. There is no need to question him, for his images tie the world together. As do his thoughts. You oughta know that by now. In a grand way. So you'd better stop wining. Like right now."

    November 24th, 2007

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    jesse.millan says:

    "merkley is friggin nuts, especially armed with a camera. I love it!!"

    November 24th, 2007

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    Daneli says:

    "I love this man and would have his children if I didn't already have a few from some other guys...
    seriously love your work and your sense of humor."

    November 20th, 2007

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    De▲†h Is Be▲u†ifvl says:

    "Damn you! For making me favorite practically all of your shots. They're eye candy. I swear your a bloody wizard. Like I said, damn you. And thanks."

    November 2nd, 2007

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    Burnt Umber says:

    "King of Flickr. Enough said!

    Viva la robots!"

    October 31st, 2007

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    erictbostrom says:

    "If you were unfortunate enough to lack sight you would miss merkley???'s photos. That would be a shame but you could still enjoy merkley??? via the words written in his profile. Frankly being able to enjoy his words and his photos is a bit of an extravagance.
    Blind one eye.
    View via a mirror over your shoulder.

    #1 is right, he's no photographer;
    he's a fucking renaissance man.

    Enjoy the speedball of prose and pics."

    October 26th, 2007

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    sagapods says:

    "merkley??? ah ! yes the star of flickr."

    October 8th, 2007

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    Halfangel36 says:

    "Man you rock!!
    I hope one day I'll take pictures like yours.
    Thanks for the add!

    October 7th, 2007

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    donmimi83 ( away ) says:

    "the best !!"

    September 4th, 2007

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    lepato says:

    "So good to see you're having fun.

    August 26th, 2007

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    Menazort says:

    "Merk's masterfully saturated works feel like fresh, warm pancakes resting on the mind's eye."

    August 16th, 2007

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    f_lynx says:

    "I've been watching this stream for quite some time... what can I say? merkley??? is recognizable, stylish, and always fun... great work! :)

    so, if you have not yet seen his work, do so now! ...but be warned, this is not for the for the most of puritan of tastes! ;)"

    July 28th, 2007

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    aquiles_hadjis says:

    "I recommend that everybody take a deep look at Merkley's work. Seeing it these last months, I have noticed that the way he sees women is pretty much how they see themselves, even the nudes which may seem superficially rude or fashion-styled; they remind me a lot of how many woman photographers shoot other women as well as themselves. And that is a great accomplishment for ANY man. Not just a photographer."

    July 16th, 2007

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    i am klaus says:

    "where have you been all of my life? now i see the light. welcome to the house of merkley. i am your devout servant."

    July 6th, 2007

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    steadfast cake says:

    "hello. :)

    I'd just like you to know that I love your style of photography, especially the colors and... well, chutzpah!

    - Jenny"

    July 4th, 2007

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    three steel says:

    "you work hard and deserve what you want .. anyway .. thanks for sharing"

    July 1st, 2007

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    Stef(igno) says:

    "merkley is the best. nothing more. censored his photo is a bad story.Flick's BOOO...... :-(
    Go Go go Mekley you are fantastic , man!"

    June 30th, 2007

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    mreraser says:

    "Good god "merkley???" just steps out of Reality and makes us capable of seeing his thoughts! What a mad man with the camera and visions! No one can duplicate his art!"

    June 19th, 2007

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    Tedece says:

    "T'es fort."

    June 14th, 2007

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    the awful din says:

    "Merkley is the shit."

    June 9th, 2007

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    WakentheDead says:

    "When I grow up I wanna be a Merkley. A new breed of humanity....all with amazing creativity and the power to rock!

    Your stuff is amazing sir, I salute you.
    Lisa x"

    May 28th, 2007

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    dependent giraffe says:

    "merkley's shots just plain kick serious ass!"

    May 22nd, 2007

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    historical pies says:

    "This guy's crazy - kraazeeee. So why am I just now discovering his work?

    Keep it up, man - this stuff is dynamite."

    May 21st, 2007

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    www.mfr-photodesign.de says:

    "I'm coming around a lot on flickr, 90% of the images look the same. Another 9% are really good, and there is 1% which is awesome. Merkley's pictures belong to this last group, as they are different. Interesting compositions, awesome post production, they are unique... I love them... Some of the best pictures here on flickr..."

    May 19th, 2007

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    Claude Bencimon says:

    "Merkley est probablement l'un (si non le) des photographes les plus "déjantés" sur Flickr, mais son travail est absolument génial.
    Un humour extraordinaire et poéte à la fois.
    je ne me lasse pas de me délecter de ses images si colorées et si travaillées.
    qu'il nous émerveille encore longtemps.

    May 17th, 2007

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    swanky lunch says:

    "i dont need to say shit.
    the photos speak louder then my rambling mistyped words.

    im just glad my safe search is off!"

    April 29th, 2007

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    HappyMaddison.pro says:

    "no human on flickr can touch u! i believe flickr should pay u too post u'r pics. MERKLEY??? is god bow to thee! and piss of if u think i'm kissing u'r ass merk! just telling like i see it!"

    April 25th, 2007

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    danny dont go says:

    "Merkley is a baby with jaundice and everyone else is a collection of edgar allen poe poetry.

    great ass, nice boobs, merkley really looks good. and the woman are also kind of attractive.

    There is no place I'd rather be, than in Merkley's dog's asshole. But I can't be, so I'll just be here. playing with myself.

    Hey merks, when are we gonna play grosser than gross again?"

    April 27th, 2007

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    diastema says:

    "Yeah, yeah, yeah...great photographs, amazing skillz, blah fucking blah. How come no one's mentioned how awesome his hair is?"

    April 17th, 2007

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    phlezk says:


    April 16th, 2007

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    Yrigoyen) says:

    "merkley??? is another great dude i do not know who knows his way around photography."

    April 3rd, 2007

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    Surfettante says:

    "It's hard to know, when you're in the maelstrom of free will and live in scene that supports you, how long you can keep the jam rolling. Merlkley's stuff is good, the women hot and fine, and his view of earth is art. He's a favorite. Some of his photos are like little vacations."

    March 27th, 2007

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    ♥ shhexy corin ♥ says:

    "As he's in possession of the third finest beard on Flickr, I am morally obligated to be a merkley fan.

    Of course it helps that he fuckiing well kicks arse whilst he's at it."

    March 19th, 2007

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    Colonel Killgore says:

    "One word - Respect..."

    March 13th, 2007

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    Innita para No says:

    "the lost of female innocence
    the gain of color and illumination in their bodies and environment
    ..... nuff said

    very inspiring !"

    March 10th, 2007

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    quizzical knee says:

    "Any last meal requests? Sorry, all we have is Carl Budding corned beef. Your death will be long and painful as I laugh from my mouth!"

    March 7th, 2007

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    smirk.monster says:

    "i just ♥ you. that is all."

    March 7th, 2007

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    thundering muscle says:

    "The best i've seen so far on flickr!!!"

    February 23rd, 2007

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    AWMA says:

    "Your pictures are wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    February 13th, 2007

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    jdsa2001 says:

    "I've never seen portraits like merkeley's, mixin the raw and the elaborated in such adequate proportions. I love the composition, the angles and of course, the urban beauty os his models. The colour treatment and his unique approach to the women world in his work are really unique.
    I wish someday I'll be able to make some 'a la merkley' portrait."

    February 12th, 2007

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    EncinoMan says:

    "The primal, raw, prurient, visceral images by merkley??? emanate from the screen and consciously linger for weeks. Vicariously, I admire and peer at his subjects, methods, and artistic techniques. Like Charles Bukowski’s narratives and Tom Waits’ lyrics, merkley???s' compositions simultaneously titillate, disturb, and stimulate the visual perception. His pictures are pure emotional art and he is an unequivocal artist."

    February 3rd, 2007

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    scoundrelfighter says:

    "I spend way to much time on Flickr, one of the main reasons being: merkley???. To put it simply, he is a shining example of having that indescribable "it" quality that so many people strive for but only a select few have. Every piece of his work is edgy, original and awe inspiring; and he just doesn't give a fuck. He just does what he does, take it or leave it, love it or hate it. That is perhaps what makes his work so stunning, imaginative and admirable, and keeps me coming back for more."

    February 2nd, 2007

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    ennuipartie says:

    "i don't know if i want to be him, or beg him to take my picture (and subsequently airbrush the shit out of me).

    his photographs also confuse me, in the pants."

    January 26th, 2007

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    ✪ Zuan says:

    "smart, rad, master of saturated dreams and seductive visual beauty.
    I really hope that one day I'll get drunk with this cool dude."

    January 25th, 2007

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    I'm:Laurel says:

    "Humerotic. Merkley??? Birds-eye-view, wet sex and laughs, what could be better???"

    January 25th, 2007

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    draconian fork says:

    "Simply great!! A great artist, not only a Photographer...."

    January 23rd, 2007

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    •lopezpªstor says:

    ""badass hyper cool photos" is what you will find all around merkley's photostream, just plain cool images with superb colors and ultra chic models in the most alluring poses... this guy is an artist by definition... not much to say, just watch! my 2cnts!"

    January 19th, 2007

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    Invisible Ink Web Designs says:

    "Unlike every school report ever written, could NOT do better!!

    Quite simply, perfect."

    January 16th, 2007

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    Peter-Duke says:

    "merkley??? has great command of his medium. He understands what it takes to create real nympholeptsy at a level that is on par with Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton and David Hamilton. That spontaneous desire, for something ultimately unattainable is manifold in his work."

    January 8th, 2007

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    calibre68 says:

    "The images are truly breath taking. There is a surreal feel to them as if they were taken in some alternate realm. So artistic, so beautiful.

    In one word, amazing."

    December 30th, 2006

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    thinkable marble says:

    "Bugs, snakes dogs, cheap underwear, inhabit Merkleys color saturated ring flashed wordl!! Great concepts, casting and use of color, pure genuis."

    December 24th, 2006

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    - Nahum - says:

    "El mas Chingon - the fucking Best !"

    December 22nd, 2006

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    ashley & traci says:

    "i took my clothes off for merkley once. we were in my bedroom and i was wrapped in a heated blanket. i thought i looked pretty silly in his little sister's high heels and his grandmother's pearls, but after he plugged me into his laptop, i came out looking like cameron diaz inflated in inappropriate areas and as if i were covered in cocoa butter. which was strange because i was.

    i still haven't figured out why he has to take off his pants to shoot."

    December 18th, 2006

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    brash name says:

    "merkley just blew my mind off...when i see his photos i feel like making a big fire, putting all my minimal stuff in it and going out to shot naked chicks!"

    December 16th, 2006

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    the known universe says:

    "Merkley's okay, I guess. I really just wanted to get linked on this little sidebar of testimonials over here.

    Seriously, though...well, I am serious, but also, I heard rumour of a coffee table book by Merkley. When it comes out, I'm gonna buy it, even though we're friends, and I deserve to get one for free, because as you can plainly see, Merkley has a zillion friends and, well, we're not hardly real friends anyway."

    December 14th, 2006

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    rubyrachaelmann says:

    "Merkley??? makes me happy. I am one of his 8 wives, and he manages to make quality time for all of us, good man."

    December 11th, 2006

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    witty soda says:

    "merkley, you're a sexy beast.
    come take my picture already.

    December 5th, 2006

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    soyelements says:

    "merkley is the man, anyone who fucks with him will meet his fists!"

    November 20th, 2006

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    innocent vessel says:

    "Merkley is a pimp."

    November 8th, 2006

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    impossible elbow says:

    ""i love his work so much, i'll forgive him for looking like Jesus!""

    October 28th, 2006

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    fullon NM says:

    "Our inspirations and passions determine who we are to ourselves, but how hard we work for these traits means little compared to how much we get done to prove them. merkley you give it to me when I need that overdose and I always come back for more.

    flickr inspires us to celebrate collaboration around the world. Collaboration is the glue that holds this online community together and keeps it moving forward with fresh ideas. merkley is the grand celebration of those collaborative efforts."

    October 28th, 2006

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    barrybrownowl says:

    "We who are about to photoshop salute you.

    Seriously man, you fucking rock.

    And you're pretty funny too.


    October 12th, 2006

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    ad hoc view says:

    "He's a dude, a very cool dude.


    October 5th, 2006

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    damonovich says:

    "Wicked Respect!"

    October 4th, 2006

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    Mr lovelace says:


    September 14th, 2006

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    ben.husband says:

    "with so many testimonials already I doubt there is anything left to be said about merkley??? but I feel compelled to thank him for being such an inspiration for me.

    His work is incredible and fantastic and I have to confess my envy for his talent."

    September 7th, 2006

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    Dave Nicoll says:

    "incredibly interesting sexy photos, each polished to perfection."

    September 7th, 2006

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    Von Floto says:

    "Ive got a lamp that would feel embarrassed but flattered to be in your robot machine workings"

    September 5th, 2006

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    receptive growth says:

    "so interesting, the women here, are gods"

    September 3rd, 2006

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    elated wall says:

    "The one thing that is constant in all of Merkley's photographs is his attention to detail and beauty. His stream oozes class and style... the guy is fuckin' brilliant."

    August 31st, 2006

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    siegeism says:

    "Carlsberg don't make photogrpahers but if they did..."

    August 30th, 2006

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    descriptive pizza says:

    "You have such a strong sense of asthetics. Everything in the frame co-ordinates one with the other -colour and moodwise- You don't cop out by shooting in a studio either.
    Great stuff."

    August 30th, 2006

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    sambidudek says:

    "Well - he is the only one who gets me a quick`a` boner.. What??? Say again ??? ..... I ment of course with his pics aashole. And hmm, the only one on flickr that I`m not lazy to write a testimonial."

    August 24th, 2006

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    northmanimages says:

    "Your images are the fucking bollocks mate"
    Nuff said,realy

    August 23rd, 2006

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    ElPocho! says:

    "I want to hang out with Merkley for three days while he shoots pics. I will charge camera batteries, unload memory cards, whatever.

    Brilliant pics...lots of color...lots of fun."

    August 22nd, 2006

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    Godefroylg says:

    "Maybe the best shooter on Flickr!
    I would dream to be able to drawn up my robots like you.

    Longue vie."

    August 22nd, 2006

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    mic888 says:

    "your Q&A section is "geil". Very entertaining and sooo informative..."

    August 21st, 2006

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    Fernando Vega says:

    "A great artist!

    in merkley??? we trust!"

    August 15th, 2006

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    culprit_foto says:

    "he's got a funny profile.

    his pictures are good too."

    August 8th, 2006

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    Parson Reed says:

    "I discovered Merkley through one of my contacts contacts, and immediately got addicted to his style and touch. Even though there are a lot of naked women in his shots, every picture is an esthetic joy that removes it from porn, softporn, nakedshots or peeping, and establishes itself instead as art. A deep respect for his work and skills give me the joy of anticipating his every new piece of art."

    August 3rd, 2006

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    AluminumStudios says:

    "I wish I could be an asshole with a broken down camera and no knowledge of anything so I could take beautiful photos and get chicks like you.

    Seriously man, Merkley??? 4 life ...

    ~William Milberry

    August 2nd, 2006

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    nuri_maus says:

    "wow *merkley???*

    the pictures are nice*"

    August 1st, 2006

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    missamelia says:

    "Hey Mr.Merkley, do you hate a chubby girl?
    Not only are you legendary, but we've met around town.
    I'm gay, so we don't have to be exes, I just thought you might get a lot of really dynamic photos with a girl with some curves...
    Plus, I'm a camera ham (yes, I'm reluctantly admitting it.)
    Love you, love your show.

    July 31st, 2006

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    youragain says:

    "One of my favorite things about flickr is seeing a new Merkley photo in my contacts list. If i was black, I would totally say that Merkley is my nigga, but I cant do that, so it will have to suffice that he's pretty much awesome. Black people have a much more colorful vocbulary, not unlike Merkleys photostream."

    July 27th, 2006

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    acid argument says:

    "Where to begin? The photos are fantastic, they are so full of color and life, the models are beautiful, andthe scenerys are always arranged in an outstanding detailed way! merkley??? is one of the greatest artists I've seen on flickr so far, it is definitly worth to take the time and watch through his stream and enjoy the photos!

    July 21st, 2006

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    unbiased trail says:

    "His photos taught me one thing.... maybe i shouldn't have gotten married yet.

    His profile also taught me one thing..... I am nowhere near as clever as the mighty Merkley???"

    July 20th, 2006

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    FotoRita [Allstar maniac] says:

    "Merkley is the Best for the photos of artistic nude!"

    July 13th, 2006

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    Amanda Rowan says:

    "Hello Merkley???
    I want you to Photograph me!
    I think your look is amazing... you have captured the beauty of the modern pin-up! i love it! so hot. I live in NYC but i will be in San Fran visiting fam from july 16th till the 23rd. Lets do a photoshoot.

    July 10th, 2006

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    JR Studio says:

    "The best photography book that Taschen never published. The biggest letter is up there with Sam Taylor-Wood and Helmut Newton for me. A San Franciscan edutainment."

    July 9th, 2006

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    Nathan Berry says:

    "merkley??? you are a bad ass. Your pictures make a grown man cry. Someday I hope to be as good as you. As of right now, I am still learning. Good job man, keep it up!"

    July 7th, 2006

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    goddessbirthhelp says:

    "The best stream on flickr."

    July 7th, 2006

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    Khairul✪ says:

    "merkley??? has been wasting my fucking time getting me addicted to his photos when I should actually be reading my thick textbooks. I don't have a clue how on earth he gets the colours, the lighting and the skins so damn amazing. There is no such thing as a zit or clogged freakin pore - pureness at the heights of heaven. I know one can Photoshop things but even then that has its art - of which his I truly admire. nevertheless, the expressions and emotion he's captured as well as this thing they call 'composition' with his captivating angles, backgrounds and props and positionings is something not even Adobe can bless us with. Amazing stuff - I am A FAN! owmmmm"

    June 30th, 2006

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    monicamonica2006 says:

    "what i adore more about u fotos is the material..i dont see landscapes , nature and i feel exactly what u mean when u talk about robots...u make all shit and trash pure back again into essence of nature and its soo wonderful that its possible to forget theres no moon , no star,no sun...no mother earth , father earth...and u girls soo naked are soo untouchable they look like they going dress and run nunnery,u face looks as a creator, but its cause what u see is beyond all perfumes and furnitures and i wonder if u alcohool has a guarana effect nowadays, i hope , really hope to have one day my foto taken from you...i thank u for u great selection of pictures."

    June 27th, 2006

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    Fotopath says:

    "merkley??? is a flickr popstar! A saint! Welcome to the curch of merkley???"

    June 21st, 2006

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    Produtziones Aldabar says:

    "Ese Merkley??? great work!!! beautiful girls!!!"

    June 20th, 2006

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    wyn_wyn says:

    "merkley for prez."

    June 15th, 2006

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    ZiarciRose says:

    "you don't know me but i've seen your work EVERYFREAKINWHERE. i always thought to myself "wow this photo is brilliant... who the fuck is merkley???" then later it was "wow this photo is brilliant... oh ofcourse it is.. it's that merkley??? guy again..." and now i find myself LOOKING for your photos everywhere... and ofcourse, i find them.

    so... hooray for you. you are doing a fantastic job at making this world a little bit less ugly.

    ps. you're little speech thing in your profile is probably the best artist's statement i've ever read."

    June 8th, 2006

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    chrisr says:

    "Only just discovered merkley??? recently, but that doesn't matter. I consider myself a pretty good photographer...of inanimate objects for the most part. But merkley??? creates art...which is inspiring. Thanks for the visions."

    June 3rd, 2006

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    www.julkastro.co says:

    "Your phographic language is superb.
    Im amazed for all the details on each shot:
    incredible models (real)
    composition ( balanced)
    definition ( selective)
    equisite colors ( HDR and PS ?)
    over all a Mastermind,
    and loco with good taste."

    May 31st, 2006

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    Dplanet:: says:

    "I don't know merkley??? at all, but having surfed his blog thing for the last hour or so, I firmly believe he should be bought by Yahoo for millions of dollars (at least), given his own series on the Discovery Channel, made into a UN Special Envoy and appointed Minister of Arts and Culture,,, and although it hardly seems relevant any more, he takes supernizZe photos too. Bastard."

    May 23rd, 2006

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    bikebreath says:

    "Few photographers understands portraiture. Retrieving the pure essence of a person, presenting their soul, making the viewer experience being with the person are the difficult goals of the portrait photographer. Merkley??? combines all that and displays a portrait in a fresh, well composed manner...and makes it all look so easy."

    May 20th, 2006

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    sucka74 says:

    "It truly blows my mind how much class and quality exists in Flickrland and Merkely??? is one of the best out there.

    Looking at his work makes me want to learn."

    May 17th, 2006

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    - Kemaha - says:

    "I came across Merkley??? a while ago and thought 'wow!' His images are all of such a stupidly high standard and aspire me to do better with my own.
    I decided to write this testimonial for him, as commenting and faving every image to show him my appreciation for his work would take too f**king long.
    So geezer - your work rocks, its gonna be a pleasure looking at everything you've done."

    May 15th, 2006

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    kelco says:

    "Merkley??? I want to party with you cowboy. And not just because you're a renaissance man, or live across the hall from the San Francisco mail-order bride clearing house, or have the best tags. Nope, it's much more than that - it's the way that your greens glow and your grimy floors are sharpened just so, and the way each pair in your matching lamp collection is calibrated to give off an identical amount of light when placed on opposite ends of a sofa. It's the curly smoke, chicks with stitches, and your liberal use of the word "fags". It's also that one guy with the handle bar mustache.

    Go print out a couple hundred of those little iPhoto books and become a "krillionaire" already. You can put me down for two."

    May 10th, 2006

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    SilentGoddess says:

    "It is funny what emotions are revealed when looking at work such as his...I feel excitement, wonder, passion and a bit of jealousy. Why jealousy? Because the beauty of the women and the artistic talent of the man. I hope that one day I will find such mysterious subjects and gain the knowledge to enhance what my camera captures in such a beautiful way.

    I am utterly awestruck by his photographs. I can't seem to stop looking at them. They make my mouth water. The colors, the sets, everything is edible.

    You leave me wanting more..."

    May 9th, 2006

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    Miguel Tavares says:

    "Yep, he's three or four geniuses. He made me laugh my guts out , though."

    May 8th, 2006

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    AzyxA says:

    "The photos are mind blowing. Simply amazing."

    May 8th, 2006

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    mariasfglobal says:

    "I'm one of the lucky ladies in Merkley's photos. For those of you who don't the man - I am sorry. The photos are only one sliver of his talents. He's a great friend. He's also a whizbang with gadgetry, a fucking awesome producer and musician, painter and writer. There is nothing he can't do. Well, maybe picking a favorite lady - but when there are so many lovelies, why would he choose?"

    May 5th, 2006

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    spectacular thumb says:

    "Three Question Marks is the true name of god!

    Dude, he even looks like the man!"

    May 2nd, 2006

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    toucanbrian says:

    "he has a lot of houses and one day I'm gonna live all up inside one of them when I got nowhere else to go."

    May 1st, 2006

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    Lilly Crinoline says:

    "70's, girls, cameras, asimov, tender, Bing Ji Ling, Ice cream....Mercley???'s world is saturated fun :-)"

    April 30th, 2006

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    raquelface says:

    "wow! so much feeling in your art!
    i really enjoyed looking at all your photos! it wasn't the subject
    it was the emotion thru
    light and colour that captivated me!
    *big fan*"

    April 28th, 2006

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    LaCunha says:

    "Merkley, is goddamn brilliant. Creativity, I swear if you could put that shit in a bottle. . ."

    April 27th, 2006

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    seventytw0dpi says:

    "This shit is raw."

    April 25th, 2006

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    eshu says:

    "merkley??? is taking flickr over by storm... watch out now..."

    April 24th, 2006

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    Noah Kalina says:

    "I don't know merkley??? personally but what I do know is that he uses a small camera and makes great big pictures. It also looks like he has very nice hair."

    April 22nd, 2006

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    Kris Kros says:

    "merkley who??? Well, I think, either he is the weirdest of my flickr friends or he is just too good to be true. But boy oh boy. He is a sure stud artist that I've known in my life. Definitely one of the best in his business and I am so impressed with his production."

    April 21st, 2006

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    general business says:

    "Warren Ellis, get out of this poor lad's body, now!!"

    April 20th, 2006

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    Djuliet says:

    "I wonder if you have to have a very surprised and interrogative tone when you pronounce Merkley???'s name to account for the three question marks...

    Apart from that, his stuff is wicked, his style unique, his technique perfect, his friends very cool, well-dressed (those who are dressed), arty....

    I open a bottle of champagne at each of his new upload!!"

    April 19th, 2006

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    Gavin Wilson Cumbria says:

    "Look and like...!"

    April 18th, 2006

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    Welvis Tarn says:

    "For fuck's sake, it's like art or some shit."

    April 16th, 2006

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    HighphotO says:

    "Merkley???'s work is like being on extasis reading a Bukowsky's book illustrated by Andy Warhole. Grab a bottle of water and enjoy it..."

    April 16th, 2006

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    rohini moradi says:

    "mr. merk is my Inspiration."

    April 15th, 2006

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    poopee shmoopee says:

    "i love burritos and beards. merkley??? is my hero."

    April 14th, 2006

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    Mr David Tomlinson says:

    "Ahhh, Merkley???, Merkley???, Merkley???. The lushness, the loucheness, the Victorian colour schemes. But here's the rub - what to listen to when admiring his canon? I mulled, I mused - something modern - perhaps - The Arcade Fire album, something classical - Vaughan-Williams' Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis - all good and fitting, but then it hit me - Hocus Pocus by Focus. I tried to find a link for those of you not familiar with this soaring work of whimsy by the 1970's Dutch prog-rockers, but came up wanting. This should not deter you from sourcing the piece yourselves, and enjoying."

    April 13th, 2006

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    prickly railway says:

    "The vivid colors are just one of the eye-catching features of his work. The comfort level that each of his subjects has in front of his camera is the mos unique and vital part of these images."

    April 12th, 2006

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    'Scratch' says:

    "Phenominal vision, color control and observation of the human spirit. Excellent work, great style.

    All students of the photographic art should review this gentlemans work and spend some time learning to challenge themselves and their environment in similar ways.

    Asolutely excellent."

    April 10th, 2006

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    ferklint says:

    "i think Merkley has such a unique eye, is one of my favorites photograper in flickr, keep doing the great stuff"

    April 5th, 2006

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