"Every photograph captures some kind of beauty, mood or emotion. A lot of photographers do this much better than me, but I keep trying," - I said that.

A few times I actually post a photo that others like.

And a few times I post photos that nobody likes.

Most of the time I post photos I like.

I love to jack around.

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    Apionid says:

    "Well, if you've got this far through Ricko's list of testimonials, you've probably already got the idea. Ricko without a doubt has one of the most original photostreams on Flickr. At first you won't get it. Then you'll think WTF? Then, inexorably, you'll fall down the rabbit hole of his vision. The man is a maestro with gherkins. Did you know gherkins are addictive? Seriously!"

    February 7th, 2016

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    no longer uploading says:

    "Ricko is a very rare case of photographer, one that combines sensitivity with an anarchic sense of humor."

    October 26th, 2013

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    torontofotobug says:

    "Quirky, sometimes disturbing, always interesting. I've learned more about how to photograph a pickle from Ricko than any other photographer, living or dead.

    Thank you for making my day every time I browse your stream."

    May 29th, 2013

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    `miRЯim ☮ says:

    "Undeniable, unsurpassable... Unstoppable!
    ricko is my Guru."

    April 10th, 2012

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    Studio d'Xavier says:

    "Tired of the usual on flickr? The apocalytptic goth vampire gasmask look alike demo destruction over processed crap? Want fresh? Want uninhibited? New? Not following the beat of any drummer at all?

    That's Ricko.

    This is the right place. This is the future. Fear for the children."

    March 5th, 2012

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    Mind Meld says:

    "ricko is a new found fabulous Flickr friend! *Now say that three times fast! GO!...........

    Seriously, I'm enjoying browsing through his stream and realizing how his creativity and sense of humor are perfectly blended to elicit a smile. I'm already certain he will continue to surprise me with more hidden talents.

    Take a look around his stream. I'm sure you will enjoy the trip."

    December 19th, 2011

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    It's The Internet Ghost!!! says:

    " Big Rick makes Laying down look easy ."

    November 21st, 2011

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    Alexis Gerard says:

    "Ricko's work, from his hilarious assemblages and ego-free self-portraits to his wonderful landscapes and urban-scapes, is a breath of fresh air. But not just any air, it's the caviar of air. You're not going to find a more wonderful combination of excellent and unpretentious anywhere. If you're having a bad day, looking at Ricko's work will turn it around. If you're having a good day, it'll get better. I'm just saying: don't miss out on it."

    August 4th, 2011

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    gadgetgeek says:

    "One of the most inventive people behind a camera that I know. I have learned some things about perspective from visiting his pictures. It is good to know you Rick."

    May 24th, 2011

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    Jakes_World says:

    "Ricko is like the chicken to my egg. Yes, that makes no sense but neither does he. Which is why I adore him. his photoes are awesome, and at times humorous and he has been a great pal in many groups.

    Renaissance man, for real!"

    May 7th, 2011

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    panayοtis says:

    "ricko offers me every day a big smile and a very important lesson: Not to be afraid to pass the limit. I hope that some day I will learn my lesson. In any case, I thank him deeply for supporting me while trying :-)"

    April 13th, 2011

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    Jer*ry says:

    "Ricko is the perfect antidote for visual overload brought on by too much of: "eye candy," narcissistic self portraits, cute animal shots, flower closeups, darling kiddie pics, etc. etc.
    What a guy!"

    December 6th, 2010

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    Mig Bardsley says:

    "Lots of people are clever, witty, subtle good photographers. Ricko is just out and out funny. And clever and a brilliant photographer. And a nice guy. You have to love him."

    November 17th, 2009

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    nefotografas says:

    "then i first time find Ricko photos on the Flickr...i laughing 2 days....its craziest photographer I've seen...keep going and make our life little bit cheerful:)"

    November 2nd, 2009

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    Flamin' Mo says:

    "ricko's photostream is awesome....he takes things...smushes them up...twists them around...and spits'em out into something that makes you smile..laugh...and think!....photography is supposed to be fun...and ricko's pictures help me do exactly that!!"

    August 24th, 2009

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    Angel La Canfora says:

    "Ricko is the coolest Kansan I've ever not met through the Internet. His photos are some of the quirkiest, most imaginative and downright funny I've seen."

    May 22nd, 2009

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    pizzo says:

    "ricko is completely out of his mind. that's what makes him and his work so good. let's hope he never cuts off his ear for his art, but if he does I'm sure it will make for a smashing photo :)"

    March 3rd, 2009

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    leesure says:

    "It's said that he who dies with the most toys, wins. Well then, I have NO shot at winning. Ricko has a wonderful ability to find the fun and joy in everything. That kind of expression of happiness can only come from a deep happiness inside. That means he's already won."

    October 3rd, 2008

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    Jeffrey Guterman says:

    "Ricko's creativity lay in his ability to present the ordinary in extraordinary ways with an intentionality that is provocative and inspiring."

    September 12th, 2008

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    lj_scampo says:

    "mostly crazy :)"

    September 6th, 2008

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    concerned mine says:

    "Quirky, punny, and sensitive shots compete for attention in a lively, intelligent and entertaining photostream. There's a lot to enjoy, observational shots, farcical setups, great family shots, and plenty of art for the serious-minded.
    Courteous, cheerful and carnivorous, I can seriously say
    "Congrats, Ricko.""

    August 13th, 2008

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    shiphome says:

    "Rick is a brilliant photographer disguised as a mad man. He will photograph the most gorgeous landscape you will see, and then turn around and grab a shot of a toy Elvis dancing with the lunch lady. And trust me, you'll appreciate each of them for the brilliance that created them. Wild, diverse, amazing... I look forward to checking in on him every day.

    Rick is the man!"

    August 10th, 2008

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    Robin Thom says:

    "Rick is Flickr friend and a better photographer than me.

    Unfortunately he is a desperate and deeply disturbed man
    trying to balance the onslaught of love
    from a devoted family
    with a long suppressed Juvenile Toy Trauma.

    JTT have allowed him to dominate me in The Unsafe.

    Please send him money,
    or if you must,
    toy parts."

    July 31st, 2008

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    SKY✡VU says:

    "..........and with an amazing collection of stamps to win friends and influence his uncle; with no attempts to shovel a glimpse into the ditch of what each one means.

    A nice new Friend too~Thanks!"

    July 17th, 2008

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    indee• says:

    "Flickr's funnest photog!
    The man is brilliant."

    July 15th, 2008

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    sandelion says:

    "I often find myself drawn to Ricko's stream when I am in need of a bit of cheering up. He has some of the funnest (yes I mean funnest) shots on Flickr. Along with his amazing ability to amuse, is some shots that are absolutely breathtaking!"

    June 20th, 2008

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    dr ama says:

    "A very talented photographer with a good eye for light & detail
    Talking about the lighter side, his shots are second to none, show off his humorous approach to life & his unique perspectives"

    February 18th, 2008

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    ErMahGerdFlerker says:

    "When I grow up I want to be just like Ricko! His pictures make me see the world from a new perspective and never fail to put a smile on my face. =D See? I'm smiling now!"

    January 14th, 2008

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    Lumberg the MIA Llama says:

    "Rick has a great eye for the odd & different. His shots show imagination and contain a great cross section of Americana."

    December 30th, 2007

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    CharlieBrown8989 says:


    I have never have a chance to meet him without the internet & www.flickr.com

    He is a very kind & loving personality online. There is alots of bad experiences people have. But Rick is a great example of wanting to make Internet community trusted & honest place to network.

    His images are great & he is great to help me in a few of my groups as the co-admin.

    I appreciate your everything my friend...."

    March 30th, 2006

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    NATTY H says:

    "Ricko has such a keen eye for quality photo opportunities. I think his photos are as cool as a cucumber!"

    May 13th, 2005

Rick Hebenstreit
February 2005
St. Louis, Mo.
Shawnee, Ks., USA
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