i think of the work as (mostly) urban visual poetry. it expresses not merely what i see but also what i feel about what i see. there's probably nothing unique in that description. it's possibly what many of us do when we're out there in the world with a camera or other instrument that records fragments of our surroundings.

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    Petite Poupée7 says:

    j'adore mon cheri ami de très beaux OjO's :D*
    OjO est vraiment un gentlement et super legal american guy ha! ;)**

    et je voulais te remercie pour mes 2 cadeaux 2007,
    mon PRO et la photo by you ;)***

    merci bcp!


    August 10th, 2007

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    Ana Maria Santeiro says:

    "Ojo's work is pure excellence. And he is also an excellent friend."

    January 6th, 2007

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    simichao says:

    "I cannot explain his brilliance. Its indeed a veiwpoint in each view. If I know of anyone who makes the best of flickr, its undoubtedly Ojoblanco."

    November 8th, 2006

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    federicoruiz says:

    ". buscando la locura . la belleza . making me crazy . persiguiendo el arte del vidrio . ahí está ojoblanco ."

    October 30th, 2006

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    Dalmatica says:

    "Ojoblanco’s stream is a gold-mine for an art critic. All kinds of grandiose words can be used to describe his stuff, but I’ll leave that to them. I’ll just keep coming back to get intoxicated."

    October 9th, 2006

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    Farfarm (taking a break) says:

    "Lester is a great photographer who makes very personal impressions of whatever is to be seen around in his world . But he is more than a photograper he is a creator of new images just like a modern painter who uses his imagination and some paint to make a design with a vision. And here we see that Lester's camera is as good as a painters brush."

    October 5th, 2006

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    -- jenny -- says:

    "I'm in love with lester's stream. every image he posts is so complex and uniquely beautiful. he's a master of light, shadows, reflections... it's a pleasure to have the chance to see the world through his eyes."

    September 12th, 2006

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    .T² says:

    "Remember discovering the works of your now favorite artists? that excitement, that unquenchable thirst and emotions unveiled? ojo's work evoques a certain feeling similar to this, I am always looking forward to seeing what his eyes are up to, always offering a fresh, new reinvention of his own perception(s),presenting our pre-conceived notions with a challenge."

    May 8th, 2006

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    Anna Rigato says:

    "It's always a pleasure to come here and stay long minutes looking at his photos. So much to look and a lot more to see. One of my best `aesthetic moments` on flickr :)
    Obrigada, amigo.

    May 3rd, 2006

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    © Tatiana Cardeal says:

    "ojoblanco has been a strong inspiration to extend the limits of my work.
    So much I've been learning here, looking his very special, beautiful, artistic, deep way to look the world... a way to dimensions of our reality, to be explored, expanding minds."

    April 13th, 2006

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    sex in dirty water says:

    "This man taught me to never look at a window the same way. Les, you're a mage with a camera."

    March 28th, 2006

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    nimmo says:

    "Ojoblanco is Spanish for white eye, although a more appropriate characterization would be ojo muchos colores, because Lester has an eye not only for color but composition, imposition, and design, the way shapes and colors fit together and clash in the urban landscape, often as reflected in a window. I make it a point to visit here nearly every day not only to soak in ojoblanco's latest images but for inspiration as well."

    December 23rd, 2005

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    toinho castro says:

    "lester, my respect for your beautiful work is bigger than my poor english. you know that. but i want to tell you, and tell to everybdy who read these simple lines that your pictures andour friendship is very important to me.

    in every picture you open a door to a new world, a new language.

    since we met on fotolog we have shared so many words and pictures. i've learned with you. thank you, my dear friend"

    November 16th, 2005

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    [ CK ] says:

    "ojoblanco's images will open the window of your imagination, allowing the light of a whole other world shine through. His photos are truly unique and push the envelope of photographic exploration."

    October 29th, 2005

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    Rodrigo Perez says:

    "Lester is the man who started it all for me. When i was thinking about doing a fotoblog, looking through /ojo_blanco´s photos made me realize that fotolog.net wasn´t teenage crap! So I decided to start the "Rio by Bus" project. That´s when it all began!"

    September 10th, 2005

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    Mel Toledo says:

    "I know Ojo's work since a long time from Fotolog. His photos got a unique style, what makes me feel very interested in them. And they are always very creative. It's very nice to follow his work again! ;-)"

    August 4th, 2005

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    petitesoeur says:

    "I can always count on Ojo's photostream to "feed my head." His work reminds me of Degas' dictum on drawing albeit adapted to the art of digital photography: "It is all very well to shoot {copy} what you see, but it is better to photoshop {draw} what you see in your mind... Then your memory & your imagination are freed from the tyranny imposed by nature.""

    July 30th, 2005

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    pablokorona says:

    "if this guy adds you to his favorites, you know its something special. For this man has the discriminate eye necessary for him to produce his own dominant photos."

    May 31st, 2005

Lester Weiss
October 2004
I am:
Male and Taken
ojoblanco [at] gmail.com