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    sam_samantha says:

    "I have the privilege to have met Stephan in person and it was an honor to be able to be out and about the city of Chicago photographing with one of my favorite flickr photographer. His charm, wit, and depth of intellect can be seen through his images and his comments and meeting him in person I can testify that he's as lovely of a person on the web as he is in reality. Thank you Stephan for being such an amazing friend and I'm glad that our paths have crossed. I look forward to be out shooting with you again in the city:)


    January 15th, 2009

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    Linc ~ says:

    "racingsquirrel is one of the most important members of our flickr community.
    I am so glad that I came upon his profile on Besides being a great photographier, he is also a great critic."

    January 11th, 2009

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    Koon Yen says:

    "Tips to the beginner: If you want to improve your photography skill, one of the "shortcut" is really to look into every single shot of racingsquirrel. All the ordinary shot contain so many technique, composition art that you could appreciate.

    In the beginning, i nearly wanted to put some efforts to learn HDR when the flickr overwhelmed by this technique. But Stephan's photo really tell me the natural color tone, minimum processing photo is the real art to learn.

    Yah, i should had mentioned his BW shots are superb and unbeatable. With his influence, I am so much into BW now.

    When I grow up I want to be a Squirrel too! :-)"

    October 28th, 2008

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    anna_t says:

    "Racingsquirrel is the muse of photography, as in "amusing", "musing upon" and "pure inspiration". I have learned so much from his photos and kind comments. When I grow up I want to be a Squirrel!"

    October 18th, 2008

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    a.rud.beth says:

    "well...what else can i say except of stephan is one of the very best photographers here on flickr ? hmmm..ok..i am very proud and feel so honoured that he is my flickr friend and comments on my pics. yay...i love him so many others do : )"

    October 5th, 2008

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    malla_mi says:

    "I met racingsquirrel on flickr few months ago and i have to say i feel truly honored. When i talk to my friends photographers, i usually say "go to see racingsquirrel page and learn something" (yep i never told you that)!

    After few month i definitely can say this man has magic eye, deep soul and very open mind. The way how he see the street all over the globe is more than amusing, every photo is full of details you can discuss for hours and most important you usually can feel how he felt as photographer while he was shooting. Amazing talent who tells always so amusing stories with his at 16mm (equiv) lense

    Ps: and yes, i adore how he treats his Flickr friends and how he make portraits of every person from Flickr he meets in person, it's so touching and one more confirmation about his spirit and beautiful soul!



    September 28th, 2008

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    Rossella, Italy says:

    "Stephan is one of the most impressive photographers I know here on Flickr.
    He knows how to use the light to enhance colors and details very well.
    His portraits of people are very powerful and expressive.
    His artistic ability is surprising, not only in his portraits, but also in his black and white shots and street scenes.
    I appreciate him not only as a photographer , but as a person.
    He always has kind words for me about my photostreams and he gives me good advice.
    Stephan thank you for sharing your stunning work with us.

    August 29th, 2008

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    ClearlyLost says:

    "Typical way of saying "You are the man!!!" You have everything we all want to have as person yet you show your talents and personality very modest way. Thank you for being so generous, and commanding suggestions."

    August 30th, 2008

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    dora sans raison says:

    "he grabs the language hungrily and spills it out in a comment while I'm staring speechlessly at his images which take me away from where I am.."

    July 26th, 2008

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    aYnur Tasman Fotografie says:

    "It is like travelling with you around the world dear Stephan, you have so much good work here, I could fave all of them. You have the ability to show moments in life with so much soul .. thank you much .. and your comments I love .."

    July 27th, 2008

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    Sarah .K says:

    "Stephan is a very keen and attentive photographer - and critic as well. In addition he's also a friendly and helpful man. I'm certainly happy to call him a friend!"

    April 23rd, 2008

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    Andrezza Haddaway says:

    "Your work is extremely true, you have this gift to capture the real life, real moments and make them look harmonic even if it's inside of the chaos city life!
    There's a mix of sense and sensibility in your work that i really like when i look at the portraits, the people's eyes...always so true!
    Thanks for sharing so much...


    April 14th, 2008

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    Stefanie Bamberg says:

    "He is an outstanding photographer! He can make ordinary things very special! I love the way how he catches moments!"

    February 8th, 2008

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    le vent le cri says:

    "His photos are like a dream...a perfect dream...
    just LOVE it..."

    January 12th, 2008

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    gundidepp says:

    "His photos are contemporary documentation-photos to me ; he is telling stories with his photos,I discover symbolism very often.
    He shows his people in a very unique way including the typical surrounding.
    With his focus play he gives weight to his characters and shows us, what seems to be important to him. In the "light jungle of a metropolis" he is focusing the faces and eliminates anonymity .

    "racingsquirrel" is a dedicated comment-writer; sometimes I have the feeling, that he expresses exactly in his comments, what I wanted to show with my photos.

    I suppose, he is travelling a lot and his photo-sets are also a kind of photo-diaries; I appreciate those travel-impressions: never boring, always personal, individual and with his unique hallmarks....-better than any travel-guide!!!!.
    Thank you, Stephan!"

    November 26th, 2007

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    Elsa Prinsessa says:

    "Squirrel is one of my best friends here on Flickr and is my favourite commentator on my own photos.

    He is sensitive, attentive to detail and is such a wonderful and giving person!

    I am really happy to have met you Squirrel!

    Elsa Prinsessa"

    November 14th, 2007

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    illustriousbean says:

    "I love him.
    I just love him so much.
    He has much to offer both as photographer and an observer.
    His critiques are always right on and his images are laden with vision and consideration.

    Yup, he is pretty much amazing."

    October 26th, 2007

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    SmokingPermitted - "Cosa sono? La bambina dei no" says:

    "This is my first testimonial ever, I think..
    I really love racingsquirrel's shots, his sensitiveness and the beautiful, sharp look on others' photos."

    September 14th, 2007

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    Sly's says:

    "Stephan's pictures are not only documenting places he has been to but also people he has met, giving anonymous flickr identities a real-live face ... and he does that with an amazing sense for details which he's also aware of in other people's photographs - so in his comments he's always trying to share his experience and giving helpful hints which I really appreciate a lot.
    Thank you, Stephan, ... and hope to see you in real live as well. Regards, Sly's."

    April 18th, 2007

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    a.gusia says:

    "All his photos are beautiful, full of life. I love all of them.
    He has the sixth sense to taking photos :)"

    February 18th, 2007

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    yoel herzberg says:

    "It's well known that comedy is a very serious business. Stephan takes his role as Human Comedy recorder in the seriousness of professional photographers, attentive to his subjects while rigorously maintaining technical perfection.

    Stephan's comments are filled with humor, professional knowhow and kind wisdom which he modestly spreads around him.

    Thank you, Stephan, for teaching me so much about photography and friendship."

    January 21st, 2007

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    Cut2Cure says:

    "Stephan's street shots are so *real* - we can all relate to them and feel as if we were part of the story. That's what keeps me coming back daily! I look forward to each pic, not to mention his great comments and insights! Thanks!"

    December 16th, 2006

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    dhammza says:

    "Stephan is a *racing squirrel*...seems that he travels exclusively to show us stamps of a lot of beautiful places, cities, situations...he really knows how to shoot demostrating his photography skills in every shot he does. I've learned a lot seeing his photos and with his explanations.

    I really enjoy his vision of the world. He presents us this vision with an unpriceless sense of humor including innumerable details.

    So...keep shooting Stephan!


    October 5th, 2006

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    Garrinn says:

    "Stephan is a homorious person and takes pictures with a deeper meaning. He is constantly travelling so he brings us moments of everyday life from around the world. A very important member of the Flickr community : )"

    September 8th, 2006

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    Szoff says:

    "Racingsquirrel is smart and funny with style. His photos are a reflection of his racey squirreliness."

    September 16th, 2006

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    lorien_PL says:

    "he's got this SOMETHING, that I call an EYE.
    he really, you know, REALLY see things.
    and thanx to his eye and his camera we can see the world through his eyes.
    flickrers - enjoy...
    Ladies&gentelmen: racingsquirrel!"

    May 17th, 2006

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    arny johanns says:

    "í i call him has a passion for´s written all over them..and now that i have watched him at work i am more sure of that..the photos from his visit in iceland are are all his´s a priviledge to know him and i look forwards to seeing more and more of his captures.."

    April 4th, 2006

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    ylfamist says:

    "Well. I know he likes women who smoke, wear mascara, use glasses, eat a lot and especialli those who live in Iceland. He´s one of my favorite Flickers to visit and he is very active commenting on my pics who arent very spectacular if I may say so, for I live a very normal life unlike him. He´s always around and I love to follow him in my mind. A good humorist!"

    March 26th, 2006

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    ~~JC~~ says:

    "rs is what I call him! He is racing with the speed of lightning - when it comes to help and question time for him to assist others!

    rs is a great photographer, he is friendly, willing to share and impart his knowledge. He often makes life such wonderful thing with his excellent sense of humour through his capture of pictures.

    It is an honour gettig to know you. Thank you very much for sharing, motivating and inspiring us via your views and perspective lenses."

    March 21st, 2006

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    sara vilbergs says:

    "Stephan, the racingsquirrel, is a valuable person in the Flickr community.
    He is always on the travel-foot, shooting photos of new places, the cities should pay him fortunes for describing them as he does in his beautiful photos !
    He payes a very good attention to his environment, is alert like the cat !
    Stephan is not only a good photographer but also a very good visitor to other peoples photostreams, where he frequently leaves constructive but also humorous comments, cause he has this great sence of humour :)
    The Flickr community is rich to have Stephan racingsquirrel on board !
    He is one of my favorite pals on flickr :)"

    March 16th, 2006

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    BL259 says:

    "Mr. Squirrell is a fine upstanding citizen, and a great photographer. Not in the Ansell Adams sense, but in that he loves photographing stuff around him, especially on planes. Seldom does a day go by without one of his photographs making me laugh out loud, or feel something...even if it's just "bloody freezing". And most days he posts amusing comments on not just my pics, but loads of people's pics.
    Generous, unpretentious and talented. A top bloke."

    February 11th, 2006

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