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Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8
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    graycateverywhere says:

    "Thank you very much for adding me as a friend, I will keep coming back very often to see you awesome photos."

    October 24th, 2012

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    nawar1424 says:

    "i have always loved your work , there is always something different and unique in them , you inspire me , and when checking new photos without looking at the names , i just know right away that this photo is mooan's

    you are different , so so different

    excuse my English :)"

    February 7th, 2012

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    Faith_Lav says:

    "your photos are full of colors, warm tones, positive, and this is the most important thing I love about your photos
    and the dog of yours, too. he's an incredible model:))"

    November 19th, 2011

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    Azfar Nasirudin. says:

    "he's truly an amazing in half a billion..
    his works were made to be admired...simply beautiful..i really enjoyed his photostream and the sets....thanks for sharing your works here with're awesome."

    July 31st, 2011

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    aleckc says:

    "Always fresh, always illuminating, I love your work!"

    October 4th, 2010

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    rogvon says:

    "This is long overdue. I would like to thank you for showing me what Bokeh photography is all about. It opened my eyes to the kind of magic that can happen when you mate creativity with a Leica! Thank you very much!"

    May 15th, 2010

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    Connate says:

    "This photostream fills my eyes and soul with a rich and magical feeling. I could feel a distinctive and beautiful aura within the pictures, something really different, something really mystical that I could almost feel that when I grow up, I would like to see each and every pictures of moaan's before my eyes!"

    March 13th, 2010

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    Billy Wilson Photography says:

    "Moaan's photography is absolutely stunning! I love visiting his photostream. His photos have amazing bokeh and beautiful colours. He is one of the best photographers that Flickr has!"

    December 5th, 2009

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    "This photostream is magical!!!!!!!!!
    Gorgeous work :D"

    December 3rd, 2009

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    inisaya says:

    "How lovely enjoying your photostream, it makes me to rethink about colors, objects, bokeh & composition.

    Thanks for adding me to be your friend.

    Cheers from Indonesia."

    November 5th, 2009

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    coffeeground says:

    "awesomeness! :)"

    September 26th, 2009

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    "Five months ago, I got to Photostream Moaan and realized - I have nothing like this had not yet seen! Professional look, the hands of the master and a set of excellent optics provide amazing results. Come and see the work of the highest class. My Friend, I wish you creative inspiration and we are happy with their works!"

    September 23rd, 2009

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    jModus says:

    "I was stumbling through flickr some months ago when I first joined, and I came across moaan's photography. I was completely floored by what I saw. The attention to detail is unmatched. The bokeh is the crispest I've seen. The colors are brilliant.

    I added him as a contact, and felt honored when he added me as a contact.

    Every single upload builds on the one before it, and takes his photography to higher places.

    He truly is a master of his craft."

    August 13th, 2009

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    wertheim says:

    "Moaan takes medium and 35mm photography to a new level. he is a master of shadows and emotion -- and has a good sense of humor. i enjoy the freshness and crisp detail of his photographs.

    He is the Bokehmeister with his Noctiflux too!"

    July 12th, 2009

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    Christer Johansen says:

    "What can I say about Moaan that hasn't already been said? Not much........he is a fantastic Flickr friend and one of the first that I got in touch with when I started out some 10 months ago.

    His use of colour, composition and not to mention bokeh is par to none.
    I dont think I have seen anyone use his Leica the way he does and he never stops amazing me.
    Lets just say I blame him for introducing me to rangefinders and expensive Leica equipment.

    He is the one and only King of Bokeh!

    Take care my friend :)


    July 7th, 2009

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    .fulvio says:

    "Moaan san is one of my first friend since the beginning of my Flickr experience. I came to his photostream through an amazing F1.0 shot and I rested. An amazing world appeared to me in all its beauty. I was honored by his friendship some months later and he made me happy. Thanks Moaan san, your honored friend (:-)),


    May 7th, 2009

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    Chase Hoffman says:

    "His ability to wield rangefinders with such great focus is an inspiring talent. I can definitely say that he has been a major part of furthering my skill as a photographer especially with the use of shallow depth of field."

    April 29th, 2009

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    Gin n tonic says:

    "Your photos are incredible..You're really one of the best photographer I have ever seen on Flickr.."

    April 22nd, 2009

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    Tung P.T. says:

    "Moaan is one of the best photographer I have ever seen on Flickr, especially with medium format shot. Thanks for sharing lots of very beautiful images with us. Wait to see more film images from you."

    April 12th, 2009

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    clhall says:

    "I feel like I was color blind before I found your photos."

    April 10th, 2009

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    Kiran VR says:

    "I happened to view Moaan's photo stream and it was a wonderland!
    I added many of them to my favorites but soon decided to end up as I had no choice but to add all of them if I continued. Yet it was irresistible at certain stops.

    Moaan is a talented photographer!
    I love his photos and his eyes to see them in that way, his mastery!

    This is the first time I write a testimonial for anyone in flickr. Moaan
    deserves one if I decide to write one for anyone.
    I am proud to be his Contact...

    Wishing him all the best..."

    March 10th, 2009

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    cool-cheƒ says:

    "I love his photographs. He can make great pictures even with manual focus and low depth of field."

    March 5th, 2009

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    cuong.shodan says:

    " that's what I give in my keyboard at first if I go in a computer. I watch everyday moaan's pictures like I read everyday newspaper. Moaan please continue to provide us new pictures :). Thank you a lot"

    March 4th, 2009

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    All Faith Is Lost says:

    "su arte es simplemente sublime"

    February 3rd, 2009

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    M Forsberg Photography says:

    "The master of F1.0 .. :)"

    January 8th, 2009

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    Amanda♫ says:

    "I really can't get over how talented this guy is. I am in love with literally every single one of his shots. He has some amazing cameras and he knows how to use them. He is by far one of my favorite photographers on all of Flickr. Hands down. :)"

    December 24th, 2008

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    Luriana L says:

    Moaan's pictures are poetical feast for me ...

    thank You Bokeh Poet !"

    December 21st, 2008

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    Linc ~ says:


    He is the bokeh king in flickr!!!! After styduing his photostream for 6 months, I decided to invest on a fast lens and a Leica camera, tried to learn how moaan does it. Thank you."

    November 8th, 2008

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    eljustinoid says:

    "I have no idea if Moaan makes a living from this stuff, or is known in any other circles, but in the end Moaan is my favourite photographer and the inspiration behind a lot of what I try to do. Awesome!"

    October 18th, 2008

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    liberdade2006 says:

    "Moaan, você é um fotógrafo muito bom!
    Adoro ver suas fotos, não sou profissional, mas amo fotografia e você é dos BONS!
    É um prazer poder navegar por detalhes tão sutilmente belos, como os que você nos oferece!
    Boa Sorte!

    October 3rd, 2008

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    kolouker says:

    "Moaan's photographs are a bright ray of light in the ocean of drearyness. Big respect."

    September 22nd, 2008

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    ♥ L i l a c ♥ says:

    "moaan is by far one of my favorite photographers ever. his style is clearly unique to him and in a pool of photos that is flickr, can be identified easily. His photos are inspiring and full of color.

    If you don't give his stream at least a breeze-through, you are seriously missing out!

    moaan, as always thank you for sharing! ^_^

    August 22nd, 2008

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    edrodgers731 says:

    "Moaan is an inspiration to me. He is peaceful, and his work spreads peace."

    July 27th, 2008

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    Giovanni 'jjjohn' Orlando says:

    "Only three words...

    Magic! Magic! Magic!

    His view of the world is magic!
    Everything he captures is magic!
    His mood is magic!

    Great photographer!
    I'm lost in his photos..."

    July 17th, 2008

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    ukaaa says:

    "Always great to see some new photos from the friendly and talented moaan-san. Keep up the great work! :)"

    June 21st, 2008

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    .JonathanV. says:

    "every one finds something in your photographs for me i have been watching your stream for 2 years now and still your mix of skills
    that brings the best of every moment you are in my opinion a master
    you catch a composition and give it an artistic touch"

    May 20th, 2008

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    Jinga escreve historia says:

    "He is the reason why human have invented camera`s ! the work is not awesome... it is a dream... it let`s dreams be alive !"

    April 28th, 2008

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    Jersey Yen says:

    "I think he's a rich man, bcuz he has lots of really great cameras! At least he works hard and he deserves them. I don't know him very well, but I always look forward his new photos come. The most beautiful part I admire is his stills photos. He's such a magician and make every little things become vivid and lived. I wonder maybe his eyes aren't normal ones. Are they?!!
    Nice to meet you here Mr. moaan, you deserve more than this!
    - Jersey"

    April 7th, 2008

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    水母喔 says:

    "From Moaan's photos,he brings you a colorful world and seems like your neighbor big brother ha ha :-)
    That's so magic;different country,different language,but don't worry-No pressure,only pleasure!"

    March 20th, 2008

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    "his pictures inspire me every day. he is my favorite artist on flickr at the moment. and i guess this won't change in the near future.

    see, enjoy and learn...."

    March 17th, 2008

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    March 6th, 2008

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    Sarah .K says:

    "moaan is certainly one of the most admired persons here on flickr because of his even flow of wonderful pictures that make everyone dream about beautiful photography but also about the beauty of life"

    March 3rd, 2008

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    jonathan_pui says:

    "After I stumbled upon Moann's stream, I've been a big fan. Great sense, style and awesome use of light and dof. Great work"

    December 29th, 2007

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    the half-blood prince says:

    "what a tremendous photographer. i mean, it's so easy to get bored looking at flowers and foliage all the time, but moaan's photostream never bores me. his use of bokeh is probably the best i've seen on flickr, even when he's not shooting trees and stuff. i love all the photos he takes of his dog, as well as the various other subjects in his stream. if there was one word i could use to describe moaan's photostream, it would be a compound word: INSTA-FAVE!!! CHECK HIM OUT!!!!"

    December 3rd, 2007

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    Laura Mary says:

    "That thing he does with that Leica is too beautiful for words.
    King of bokeh, with an all seeing eye."

    November 22nd, 2007

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    klevo! says:

    "Moaan is one of the best photographers at the Flickr.
    He has a great eye and exceptional skills to catch colorful light and beautiful moments of the life. Perfect photo gears in talented hands is doing magic. His works always inspires me to study more and to shot a new photos. Keep high on taking greatest photos, Moaan!"

    October 9th, 2007

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    Tombek° says:

    "A very good photographer, that still have i think this "child" spirit part inside, with some curiousity, that makes his photos very intense and pure...good job:)"

    October 5th, 2007

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    * andrea . says:

    "A true bokeh whore =) Moaan's photography is amazing and really creates a new way of looking at a subject. Every photograph is worth looking at and the colors are so perfect. A wonderful photostream!"

    October 1st, 2007

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    chellyc says:

    "definitely one of the best here on flickr... great visual inspiration!!!"

    October 1st, 2007

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    Captainvideo says:

    "Buckaroo Boke"

    September 23rd, 2007

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    Alessandro Pinna says:

    "Dear Moaan, you have been a pleasant discovery.
    Every your new images is a poetry, a light and unparalleled vision of reality..."

    September 23rd, 2007

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    kudar! says:


    May 30th, 2007

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    パパ丸子 says:

    "I got nothing to say about moaan's photos, it's just amazing! I never thought a person's photography technology may achieve this kind of level! I can sit in front of the computer more than one hour, just looking at moaan's pictures. I fall in love with all the flowers which he took, and he makes me felt deep in love with photography!"

    May 16th, 2007

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    sakura love says:

    "moaan san's japan is so different from what I saw when I was there several years ago. His world is so vivid and so dreaming, then I suddently realize it is not about the Japan, it is moaan san's world. It is his poem and his heart.
    Moaan san, next time if I have a chance to visit Japan, please teach me all your camera stuff. :)) Ganbate !!!"

    March 19th, 2007

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    LauraKiora says:

    "Such an awesome inspiration. Flickr needs moaan."

    March 9th, 2007

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    Phazeman says:

    "Your photography gave me so much inspiration that you can't even imagine yourself. Your amazing B/W shots brought me back to my Bronica 6X6 with lots of new ideas. Your Colorful photos about Japanese holidays and dancers - I've ever seen anything like that. I'm happy that you are on my contacts list !!!!"

    February 26th, 2007

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    Robvini says:

    "this profile is the best on flickr.
    What eyes! What mind! Aways good things to see!"

    February 23rd, 2007

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    `avivi says:

    "a poet"

    January 22nd, 2007

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    one pic a day says:

    "Sensei Moaan is one of those true artists, that live their artform on a 24h basis. That's why he sees things that nobody else notices, and brings them to a form that makes them visible to us all. He is sensitive, full of respect and love towards people and nature alike, and that love really shines through his photographs."

    November 17th, 2006

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    vi4kin says:

    "I love Moaan's magic world with incredible rich colors and bokeh. Yes, his photostream is one of my fave too :)) I wait his new works always where he shows us the beauty everyday life and pics of his smiling dog Pochiko are great!

    I am happy be your friend, arigato, Moaan-san ^^"

    October 31st, 2006

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    anti-zoom says:

    "one of my very favorite flickr photographers , i love the minimalist ethic and the choice of subject,i follow osaka 7 photographers closely and moan your photos are inspirational"

    October 27th, 2006

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    ronet says:

    "I came across moaan's photos in the Leica pool when I was trying to work out what all that fuss over Leica was about. moaan's photo's caught my eye then, and I've enjoyed looking at them ever since.

    But with all good photographers, it's not about the camera. I've seen moaan's style evolve over the months, until by now I think I would recognize his photos anywhere.

    It's the way he plays with light and colour. And great bokeh."

    September 13th, 2006

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    wakyhama says:

    "One of the my favorite photographer on Flickr!!
    I finally writting this Testimonial^^
    His photos are always moaan(as a Japanese).
    That absolutely make me feel something. and always make me want to check every single photo!!"

    September 9th, 2006

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    AssafLevy says:

    "This shall be my first testimonial on someone's gallery.
    I have had moaan on my contact list for a while now, and had the delight of watching a master in focusing on the little details and bringing them to life. His photos are very relaxing and take you to another world.
    Watching any of his sets on slideshow is a real treat."

    September 9th, 2006

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    *Kit* says:

    "moaan's photostream is the one I keep coming back. His photography is breathtaking and he's a person you'll be glad to have known. :)"

    August 15th, 2006

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    500lbGüerilla says:

    "After stumbling upon Moaan's photostream I came to two conclusions:

    1. I need to learn more about light

    2. I need to save up for a Noctilux f1.0 lens for my leica

    He has such an incredible eye for capturing the inanimate in such a state of serenity that it completely boggles my mind. In a world of ever growing digital photographers, I revel in the fact that I can check out Moaans photo stream and see it teaming with the rich saturation of film. A technical genius in photography."

    August 4th, 2006

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