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Hey- I've been busy the last few days weeks months and have been lousy at responding to messages. Most messages are just asking about using photos. ...And so to that I say: read below ↓↓↓


What licenses do I use? - Some photos are fully copyrighted, but most of my photos are licensed cc-by-nc-sa. "cc" means it's the Creative Commons license, "by" means that you must provide attribution, "nc" means that commercial use is prohibited, and "sa" means that the photo & any derivatives retain the same license at all times. Fully copyrighted photos generally include photos in my gallery & photos of people... check toward the bottom-right of each photo's page to see what the license is. Note that photos with people as a primary subject are inherently forbidden from republishing without explicit authorisation & model release.

General Use - If the images are cc-by-nc-sa & do not contain anyone as a primary subject... read on: to comply for non-commercial use, include a caption, endnote, footnote, etc. reading "Photo by Andrew Bossi, Flickr". That's it... easy. Linking back to my photo would also be much appreciated, and since I love to see where my photos end up: feel free to leave a link or note on the photo's page of where you use it.

Commercial Use - I only have the non-commercial restriction in place to prevent people from selling my photos directly. I'm OK with commercial usage so long as my photo isn't the primary product -- just message me for such usage.

Wikipedia - For anyone that wants to use my photos on Wikipedia (which last I checked, requires that photos permit commercial use): just message me and I'll see about dropping specific photos down to cc-by-sa.

Paid Use - If you wish to use my photos without attribution, use any fully copyrighted photos, use any photos with people as a primary subject, or sell my photos as a primary product: send me a message to discuss compensation.

Change of License Notes - All cc-by-sa licenses were changed over to cc-by-nc-sa on 14 March 2010. Any commercial usage in use prior to this time continues to be permitted.

My Photos

When it comes to photos, I am by no means a pro. I'm an engineer, so my artistic talent is befitting of our stereotype. I primarily use Flickr as a place to store my photos. So if you find a good one among the thousands, I'll be more than happy. My style is generally of landscapes / city scenes or transportation photos I take for work... I do some stuff for local theatre groups, and through it all I try to be the least invasive I can be -- I rarely use flash. In the most narcissistic manner there is, I keep a gallery of the images I believe to be among my better ones:

- 2017-present - Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
- 2013-2017 - Canon EOS 6D
- 2011-2013 - Canon EOS 60D
- 2009-2011 - Canon EOS Rebel T1i
- 2010-present - Canon SD4000 IS
- 2007-2010- Canon Powershot A650 IS
- 2005-2007 - Canon Powershot A95
- 2005 & earlier - Canon Optura 10
- Even earlier - Unknown film Olympus

- 2011-present - Canon EF 24-105mm IS Lens
- 2010-present - Canon EF-S 60mm F2.8 Macro USM
- 2010-present - Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens
- 2010-present - Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
- 2011-2013 - Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens
- 2009-2011 - Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

- 2013-present - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash
- 2013-present - Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter
- 2011-2013 - Canon Speedlite 270EX Flash

- 2010-present - B+W 77mm UVA (Ultra Violet) Haze MRC Filter #010
- 2010-present - Heliopan 58mm Graduated ND 4x Neutral Density Filter

- 2010-present - Adobe Photoshop CS5
- 2008-2010 - Adobe Photoshop CS3

About Me

I am 30 yrs old and work as a transportation engineer / planner. My long-term goal involves becoming a partially-benevolent Emperor of Earth.

My roots are in Lancaster County and Philadelphia, PA, as well as on and around Long Beach Island, NJ. I lived in Maryland for 5 years before moving into DC, where I am now. I currently work in Maryland. Ho la doppia cittadinanza-con l'Italia.

My blog of crazy transportation ideas
My travel journal, for better or worse

Past & Future Treks

I take month-long treks once per year, as well as smaller trips around the USA & Canada during some holiday weekends.

199x - Bahamas
1998 - Aruba
1999 - Japan
2000 - Spain, Morocco
2005 - Hungary, Italia, Turkiye
2006 - England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, N. Ireland
2007 - Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
2008 - Russia, Ukraine
2009 - New Zealand
2011 - Iceland, Greenland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway
2013 - Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Iceland
2014(?) - Japan or Bhutan


Fluent - English
Speak - Spanish, Italian, German
Read - German, Italian, Spanish, Scots, Dutch, PA Dutch, Swiss German
Little - Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Hungarian, Turkish, Portugese, Latin

Fun languages when angry: German, Japanese
Spectacular co-ed accents: French, Italian
Who needs words when you have hands? Italian
Alphabet I read/write with the zeal of a kindergartner: Cyrillic
(И лике то рите ин сириллик)


Spent years:
United States

New Zealand UK

Aruba Austria Bahamas England Hungary
Iceland Italy Japan Norway Russia
Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine

Canada Denmark Germany Ireland
Liechtenstein North Ireland Scotland Wales

Czech Republic Greenland Morocco Slovakia
Slovenia South Korea Vatican City


Group Invitiations - If you would like for my photos to be added to a group, please provide that "Add It" button in your comment on the photo. I haven't the faintest idea how to easily go about adding them manually.

Personal Sociability - I don't comment often... I'm trying to do that more. We'll see how that goes, but my lexicon consists of engineering terms; not artistic adjectives. So forgive any comments that sound repetitive.

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April 2008
Lancaster County, PA, & Long Beach Island, NJ
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Transport Engineer