I'm a gregarious, fun loving chap from Venice California.
This Flickr account is mostly about growing my subject matter.
Love music and sonic landscapes.
Love my country.
Received my first subscription to Organic Gardening magazine when I was twelve. Been an avid organic gardener ever since. Started taking photographs just out of high school with a Canon Ftb camera as a graduation gift. Shot in B&W, processing my own film and prints... also loved shooting Kodachrome 64 color transparency film.
Groups I administer
Southern California Gardens
- Curbed LA 56,427 photos, 806 members
- California Architecture 13,175 photos, 463 members
- Bright Colored Buildings 5,184 photos, 374 members
- Nature Landscapes-Comment, Fave, Upload only the Best! 16,488 photos, 1,041 members
- Mission Revival Style 6 photos, 4 members
- Cactus & succulent 37,706 photos, 1,906 members
- vintage postcards 97,577 photos, 2,655 members
- The Twentieth Century and Contemporary House 17,370 photos, 1,935 members
- Los Angeles 4 Sale 177 photos, 17 members
- GREAT PANOS 62,805 photos, 3,687 members
- Botanical with Nature 13,566 photos, 163 members
- Santa Barbara 11,615 photos, 560 members
- California Nature 34,441 photos, 1,270 members
- Human Waste 209 photos, 50 members
- garbage and pollution 2,031 photos, 356 members
- Trash, Litter, Pollution, and Grime 5,727 photos, 643 members
- Pollution 3,474 photos, 770 members
- Environmental Activism 3,659 photos, 420 members
- Environmental impacts 10,927 photos, 1,404 members
- Greenpeace 9,780 photos, 1,397 members
- The Modern Front Garden 2,642 photos, 425 members
- Beach Photography 610,633 photos, 75,131 members
- Mid-Century Modern 23,593 photos, 1,785 members
- California State Parks and Beaches 21,338 photos, 1,152 members
- California Photographer 39,357 photos, 2,092 members
- Beautiful Blossoms 33,021 photos, 1,009 members
- California Central Coast Photographers 34,275 photos, 713 members
- SLO County 22,412 photos, 1,007 members
- California Coast (The California Coast) 50,831 photos, 2,098 members
- San Luis Obispo County Wildflowers 772 photos, 67 members
- Guide to California Wildflowers — TAG ALL IMAGES-guidelines! 9,233 photos, 321 members
- Solar Energy - Solarweb 1,382 photos, 338 members
- Electricity, Gas, Renewables and Carbon 424 photos, 66 members
- National Geographic 64,260 photos, 3,237 members
- Variegated Succulents, Cacti & Caudiciforms 1,900 photos, 232 members
- Wildflower Field Guide, North America 23,262 photos, 1,317 members
- California Wildflowers 14,628 photos, 466 members
- Ocean-- Above and Below 40,313 photos, 2,355 members
- Marine Mammals 31,782 photos, 3,224 members
- California Poppy 2,590 photos, 559 members
- Santa Monica Mountains 1,759 photos, 116 members
- FIELD GUIDE: FLOWERING TREES of the WORLD 23,143 photos, 1,830 members
- Naturalistic Garden and Wild Garden Design 5,119 photos, 478 members
- Flickr's Epiphyllum bloom group 5,753 photos, 435 members
- Architecture 1,808,270 photos, 101,991 members
- found spectra 1,595 photos, 246 members
- Color spectrum 6,118 photos, 362 members
- American Horticultural Society Photo Contests 2,325 photos, 254 members
- Sunsets & Sunrises around the world (121 Countries!) 1,128,346 photos, 126,344 members
- Fragrant Flowers 0 photos, 1 member
⊰s ⊱ says:
"I feel honored to be the first to write Robert a testimonial. I like the variations in Robert's work. Every shot tells a different story and meanings to it. One thing I admired in his work is his beautiful straight out images from the camera.That is one thing I'm not daring enough to try.
You will be amazed with the beautiful landscape images and botanicals he shares in his photostream. One beautiful shot after the other!!
He has a wonderful sense of humor , a gentleman and thoughtful. Thanks Robert for your constant visits and wonderful comments.You have been a great flickr friend!! I sincerely wish you the best and many more presentations will be sharing with us!
July 29th, 2009
"Robert, I was just reading over the profiles of some of my flickr friends and was surprised to find no testimonials for you. Lets fix that.
Thanks for all the thoughtful comments you've made about my garden and photos. You are a better photographer than me and I've appreciated the hints you've given me here. Of course, I'm mostly on flickr to network with other extreme gardeners like yourself and to enjoy yours and their garden creations. Thank you also for hosting several good garden groups here on flickr but especially for Southern California Gardens and now California Gardens (where I can play too). You've been a very genial host. Here's hoping your garden will always amaze you and that you continue to post what you see there here where we can share it with you.
December 7th, 2008
- Robert Sarkisian
- June 2006
- Venice, California, USA
- venicecalifornia [at] gmail.com