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Caraíva, Bahia, Brazil. Photo: jesse leake

  • JoinedOctober 2004
  • OccupationDesigner, Photographer
  • HometownRacine, WI
  • Current cityBrooklyn

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photos to aspire to

September 23, 2009

razorbern is probably my favorite photographer in all of Flickr. He brings a unique perspective to any photograph. What is most amazing to me is the diversity in his style: he combines some of the most stunning architectural shots I have seen, many of them quite abstract, with a portfolio of some of my very favorite, w… Read more

razorbern is probably my favorite photographer in all of Flickr. He brings a unique perspective to any photograph. What is most amazing to me is the diversity in his style: he combines some of the most stunning architectural shots I have seen, many of them quite abstract, with a portfolio of some of my very favorite, warm and personal portraits. He has been quite an inspiration to me and any aspiring photographer would profit from observing his work.

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June 3, 2009
Pete Rock says:

I want to be him when I grow up.

July 24, 2009
Elastic Lunchroom (deleted)

I was around film photography for a number of years but when I got into digital SLR shooting I was pretty green. Bernie really taught me a lot about shooting digital and a great deal of insight about processing images to make them look better but beyond that it has been very inspiring to go shooting with him to lean n… Read more

I was around film photography for a number of years but when I got into digital SLR shooting I was pretty green. Bernie really taught me a lot about shooting digital and a great deal of insight about processing images to make them look better but beyond that it has been very inspiring to go shooting with him to lean new ideas of composition or looking at “regular” things in a whole new way through the lens. I got the chance to travel to Japan with Bernie to shoot for a couple of weeks recently and it was great to hang out and shoot with someone as dedicated to photography as he is and yet have a very light hearted time making the whole experience pure fun. I will look forward to the next shooting trip in another far-off land soon or right here at home.

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July 1, 2008

Sometimes in complexity, there is an elegant geometry or an unfocused memory. Here, he has outlined and focused what we cannot daily perceive.

May 21, 2008
Lucio says:

I like almost every photo that this monkey shares on flickr. One of my 2-3 most favourites here. His images are elegant and witty. I really would like to meet him someday. A pink star on him!

April 5, 2008
tazebao says:

So much to learn scrolling this series. Razorbern is definitely among my 3 best flickerites.

February 10, 2008

Photography at its finest. Can't say more, i don't seem to find the right adjective to describe this.

June 28, 2007

One of my favorite photographers on flickr.

June 5, 2007
Flowery Base (deleted)

For years, Bernie has been a tremendous influence on me in both the world of design and photography. His works speak for themselves, demonstrating his clear mastery of light, form, contrast, composition and focus. Often imitated but never duplicated, Bernie serves as a great inspiration and is constantly breaking new g… Read more

For years, Bernie has been a tremendous influence on me in both the world of design and photography. His works speak for themselves, demonstrating his clear mastery of light, form, contrast, composition and focus. Often imitated but never duplicated, Bernie serves as a great inspiration and is constantly breaking new ground with his vision and originality.

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June 4, 2007

If only there was a little check-box in my contacts list to [x] AUTOMATICALLY ADD ANYTHING THIS CONTACT UPLOADS TO MY FAVORITES. That would save me a lot of time clicking the little star next to razorbern's photos. Always Inspiring. Always Mesmerizing.

May 15, 2007

Grande fotografo. Bonita alma. Bem vindo a este planeta. Pessoas como Bernie fazem este mundo ficar melhor. Great photographer, beautiful soul. welcome to this planet. People like Bernie make the world better. : )

March 9, 2007

he's just an amazing photographer !

February 15, 2007
Claudia says:

oh god, i want to favorite them all

January 28, 2007

mr bernie dechant is far and away my favourite and imho the best photographer in flickr. through his photostream he has given me something very precious - a focused and absolute target, i.e. to one day be as good as he is. remote and impossible perhaps but we all need dreams right? thank u bernie for sharing your… Read more

mr bernie dechant is far and away my favourite and imho the best photographer in flickr. through his photostream he has given me something very precious - a focused and absolute target, i.e. to one day be as good as he is. remote and impossible perhaps but we all need dreams right? thank u bernie for sharing your vision with us mere mortals =)

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September 22, 2006

Do you speak french ? Chez Razorbern les photos sont parfaites. J'ai adoré aller visiter son site internet. Il a beaucoup de talent est j'espère un jour maîtriser cet art comme lui ! Merci

September 8, 2006
Ptr Vrg says:

He is one of the most talented people around flickr. My favourite.

August 27, 2006
Giddy Cellar (deleted)

I often think about razorbern's photos when I take photos (especially the geometric ones).

July 8, 2006

he's good. really good. but I get the suspicion he is faking the raisin now and again.

June 13, 2006

Razorbern's possesses an extremely rare combination of skills: Here's a photographer who produces truly breathtaking black and white pictures of architecture and city life. Yet, at the same time he has an eye to take very lively and well-captured people shots. And as if that weren't enough, this man also has an eye for… Read more

Razorbern's possesses an extremely rare combination of skills: Here's a photographer who produces truly breathtaking black and white pictures of architecture and city life. Yet, at the same time he has an eye to take very lively and well-captured people shots. And as if that weren't enough, this man also has an eye for beautiful color combinations in people and landscape photography. Check out Razorbern's stream - you're in for some beautiful discoveries.

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May 31, 2006

razorbern understands grand scale and visual austerity. put together, his architectural photos are explosive.

April 2, 2006

Great work, wonderful images and a great eye for what makes an image work. I just love looking at your images in my contacts stream - theyre always interesting and fun.

December 13, 2005

super fotografo exelente trabajo (great work)

November 29, 2005
fantasmic says:

Razorbern has an astounding eye for what makes a good picture. He has a clear talent for color photography, as most of his photos are brightly lit and rich with hues. He also is able to show us how beautiful and complex modern day industrial architecture and design can be. A wonderful artist with a wonderful vision.

July 26, 2005