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I am a CPA located in Eagle Rock - right between Pasadena & Glendale in Los Angeles County, CA, that has a passion for photography. I am very curious about how photographs trigger different emotions in our brains. I love experimenting and being creative.

I am passionate about everything that I do: photography, running, raising my kids & working with clients to help them with business and tax issues. Please visit my website if you would like to contact me directly.

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    Dougass says:

    "John is a positive spirit in the Flickr community, and this forum should have more people like him. His attitude is genuine, and his photography is stunning. John's photos makes you feel like you were with him in his run'ography pictures, and especially his landscapes. I've never been to Yosemite, the Salton Sea, Grand Canyon, nor Page in Arizona, but I smelled the air in the high altitudes in which he was in when he took those photos of nature's beautiful side.

    That's John. He's cool."

    August 18th, 2011

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    [s.lim] says:

    "Absolutely amazing would be the two words that describe his photos. Thanks for being a great flickr contact John!"

    October 30th, 2010

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    Mike Chen aka Full Time Taekwondo Dad says:

    "John is one of the most sincere, talented, passionate, and enthusiastic photographer on flickr! He has a talent for turning a lot of normal daily scenes look spectacular. Another one of his unique "work" is his Run'ography series. He combines his passion of running with photography. He's even published a book! His works have inspired me a lot through this flickr journey and I have learned a lot from his work. I've always admires how John gives back to the community when ever he can. Looking ahead to more of his fine works going forward!

    Keep up the good work John!"

    August 7th, 2010

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    clay.wells (900 trillion views!) says:

    "John is great. At his recent HDR tax law seminar he taught me how to capitalize on and take full advantage of the "2008 Four-legged Tripod Tax Credit", a little known tax break available to photographers of all ages and experience level. He was even nice enough to help me fill out all of the forms. And he did all of this while jogging and capturing amazing Run'ography images.

    Bottom line - he's amazing. Check out his stream. Now. Right now. Why are you still reading this?!"

    July 13th, 2010

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    Taylor.McBride™ says:

    "John's work never will cease to amaze. The unique perspectives and crazy processing skills he possesses will continue to captivate you for the rest of your life!!!!!

    But seriously, you are an amazing photographer John! keep up the amazing work :)"

    June 16th, 2010

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    Andy Kennelly says:

    "John likes to keep it local. He loves the city he lives in and it shows. I really enjoy his run'ography set and the way he mixes two of his passions together (running and photography). John likes to try many different processing techniques and is not afraid to go bold once in awhile. While I haven't met California CPA in person yet, I feel like I have a good idea of what a great all around guy he is. He likes to set up photo walks and workshops and share his knowledge with other friends. I am very impressed with you my friend and I look forward to the day we meet!"

    June 15th, 2010

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    anthony samaniego says:

    "I think it might be time to put the CPA down and be a professional photographer....however that works. Because John is definitely the latter."

    May 21st, 2010

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    victorious partner says:

    "Possibly the coolest guy I've come to know here on flickr! Everyone of his photos are very unique and special. I'm also a great fan of his awesome post processing skills :D
    John is really a great flickr friend, and also has a great sense of humor :]
    I'm always more than happy to see what he comes up with next!

    ¡Sigue haciendo el arte bella amigo!"

    January 22nd, 2010

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    annoyed loaf says:

    "If I didn't know any better I would say that this photographer has a PhD in making simple things look visually stunning. His photographic skill, graces each photo with something of a gloss that makes each one of his photos so visually pleasing. I always thought that if you were good with numbers you wouldn't be good with a camera, but this photographer has disproved my theory. Amazingly enough his photographic skill has yet to reach it's peak because each photo he takes is better than the one before. These amazing photographs are only stepping stones for this talented photographer and because of this I look forward to seeing what amazing results he has in store for us next!"

    September 4th, 2009

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    _ARSH_ says:

    "Beautiful! That is what comes to mind when I see John's photostream.
    His stream is such a treat to visit, and without a doubt one of my most favorite streams on Flickr. When it comes to composition and color, John has to be one of the most talented photographers around.
    His unique style of photography is very inspiring [always]. Keep up the good work John and thanks for sharing your photos with us."

    August 6th, 2009

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    Nate the Mate says:

    "I really enjoy seeing John's latest works! Since finding out that he hails near where I grew up near Pasadena,California, I see parts of the Southland that I am familiar with. His unique approach to a shot may involve using the camera in a way, not too many others may have thought. My talents I compare with John's own captures but look to his art as something inspiring. Bravo John!"

    August 1st, 2009

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    Rickard Gillberg says:

    "John may be a well structured certified public accountant on the surface, but once you look a bit deeper you’ll soon find a motorcycle-bound globetrotter who speaks fluent Spanish, runs on a daily basis and has an appeal for adventures. He’s also a family man, with a lot of love to his wife and kids.
    All those aspects add up to great ingredients in his everyday photographic art, like the “Run'ography” and the charismatic portraits of his kids. But he’s not a predictable man. In fact, John is heavily synonymous with the adjectives “innovative” and “spontaneous”. His astounding creativity is like a breath of fresh air. You never know what’s going to hit you next!
    Adding to that John is a truly skilful photographer with an eye for shapes and structures, and he’s a great guy!"

    May 12th, 2009

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    Anne E. McDonald says:

    "John is one of my favorite contacts. His energy and positive spirit comes through every photograph he posts. He's not afraid to experiment and have fun - his creativity leaps off the page! His generous and thoughtful feedback always makes me smile and encourages me to experiment more."

    May 5th, 2009

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    Tim@theFasthouse says:

    "I really like John's "Run'ography" shots...they're always creative, beautifully shot, and give the viewers a unique perspective on the ordinary. I spent my college years in the Eagle Rock and Pasadena area, and these images are also very nostalgic for me. I rode my bicycles everywhere around there (on and off road), and John's shots help me remember that innocent time, 20 years ago, like it was a dream."

    May 4th, 2009

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    and_within... says:

    "John is an extremely interesting and passionate person and that is definitely visible in his photography. He is always exploring the world, like a curious child, and constantly progressing. John's work is memorable because his compositions consist of his remarkable personality.
    I always look forward to seeing more of John's work and cannot wait to read his book, which i am sure he will write and publish one day"

    April 15th, 2009

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