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"I’m not going crazy. I’m going sane in a crazy world!"

 

I'll photograph anything that's interesting but my passion is street photography. I live in Oregon and the city of Portland is my playground.

 

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A Few Publication Samples

 

Sing For The Day

Smithsonian Magazine

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/pandemic-shutdown-s...

 

Give Me Weed

IFL Science

www.iflscience.com/brain/marijuana-abuse-blunts-brain%E2%...

 

Leading The Way

California Bicycle Coalition

www.calbike.org/eight_essential_elements_new_mobility/?fb...

 

Skeletons Of The Past

South Sound Magazine

southsoundmag.com/revisit-second-to-none-spokane/?fbclid=...

 

Urban Downhill

PopSugar

www.popsugar.com/smart-living/photo-gallery/43690753/imag...

 

Data Masking

MSN

www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/brisbane-pharmacies-run-...

 

Gimme A Hand

IFL Science

www.iflscience.com/brain/7-ways-to-tell-if-youre-talking-...

 

The Path Of Stars

The Culture Trip

theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/oregon/articles/10-t...

 

Powering Up

Portland Monthly Magazine

www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2016/2/16/get-your-heart-aflu...

 

Veggie Tables

Portland Monthly Magazine

www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2017/5/5/celebrate-farmers-ma...

 

China Town

Willamette Week

www.wweek.com/news/city/2017/04/28/uber-declined-to-provi...

 

Dotted Passage

Willamette Week

www.wweek.com/news/2018/04/16/seeking-a-fresh-start-uber-...

 

A Capitol Spring

Willamette Week

www.wweek.com/news/2018/06/19/democratic-party-of-oregon-...

 

The Bovificent Seven

The Source Weekly

www.bendsource.com/bend/farmers-diary-counting-cows-in-wi...

 

Three Bridge Night

Popular Mechanics Magazine

www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/g2383/...

 

Good Morning Portland!!

DiningOut Magazine

diningout.com/sandiego/food-tripping-in-portland/

 

Good Morning Portland!!

The Huffington Post

www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/16/americas-coziest-cities...

 

Autumn Forest

Matador Network

matadornetwork.com/read/unexpected-spots-around-world-exp...

 

NS - Line

RUSH - (The Band)

www.rush.com/show/r40-live-portland/

 

Waiting For Death

Scientific American Magazine

www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-crop-harvests-coul...

 

Nut Face (Part II)

Mother Nature Network

www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/how-forests-benef...

 

Early Spring at the Station

BuzzFeed

www.buzzfeed.com/canon/20-flickr-photographers-everyone-s...

 

Under A Blood Red Sky

Smithsonian Magazine

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/ideas/2012/10/the-trouble-with-t...

 

Trouble Around The Bend

Forbes Magazine

www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2012/10/19/how-to...

 

Silver & Black

Flickr’s Photo-Stream

www.flickr.com/photos/flickr/14039662358/

 

The Green Parking Zone

Flickr’s Photo-Stream (2nd Time)

www.flickr.com/photos/flickr/16321702966/

 

Going Dutch With St. Johns

Flickr’s Photo-Stream (3rd Time)

www.flickr.com/photos/flickr/24158626561

 

Track & Field Starting Line

PBS

www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/chances-el-nino-striking-yea...

 

In Hiding

Light Stalking

www.lightstalking.com/10-reasons-use-manual-focus

 

Don’t Say Cardboard!

New York Daily News

www.nydailynews.com/new-york/city-agencies-spent-139-428-...

 

Give Me Weed

Motherboard

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/78k7py/marijuana-arres...

 

South Falls - (Silver Falls State Park)

School of Digital Photography

www.school-of-digital-photography.com/2013/10/how-to-choo...

 

Misty Morning

Digital Photo Secrets

www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/1529/

 

Life under a Canopy

The Atlantic

www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/04/what-america...

 

The Super Orbiter

Digital Photography School

digital-photography-school.com/29-spectacular-images-carn...

 

187 Days

Science Friday

www.sciencefriday.com/articles/a-christmas-tree-grows-in-...

 

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This guy is so talented, a creative photographer. His images are so easy to love. In viewing his stream, you can see the dedication and devotion in his photography! I like the fact that you always stop by my stream and favorite my work. You're a loyal follower of mine with great work. Thank you!

August 17, 2020

Tu es Le Maître De La Street Photography !!! C'est un plaisir de parcourir tes superbes photos de rue sans oublier tes paysages idylliques !!!Merci pour le partage !!! SANE Lami

February 19, 2018

If there is one person's photography I want to see every day, it would be Kurt's. Probably because he is never, ever boring. Or maybe because he's really, really good. Or both. And I'd hate to lose him as a contact. In fact, if Kurt and I and a bunch of other people were adrift in a lifeboat, he'd be the last one… Read more

If there is one person's photography I want to see every day, it would be Kurt's. Probably because he is never, ever boring. Or maybe because he's really, really good. Or both. And I'd hate to lose him as a contact. In fact, if Kurt and I and a bunch of other people were adrift in a lifeboat, he'd be the last one I'd want to eat.

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March 7, 2012

I hate ... hate ... write testimonials .. because ... we all know that what is written is written ... ...;-) So.... I'll just say ... I really love your photos .. they are truly amazing and unique ... You're the only photographer around flickr ... which as I open my page ... go running to see what Kurt posted … Read more

I hate ... hate ... write testimonials .. because ... we all know that what is written is written ... ...;-) So.... I'll just say ... I really love your photos .. they are truly amazing and unique ... You're the only photographer around flickr ... which as I open my page ... go running to see what Kurt posted ....!!!!!!!!!! Always ... always pleasantly surprised me .. and I'm grateful for it ... Thanks for being there ... .. and please do not take too much vacation ... I get bored .... To my Portland artist ...from your spanish friend...;-) Blanchi P.S.. and you know...sorry for my bad english...

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April 12, 2011

Kurt is the Dude...his photostream is chock full of variety. Not only does he have lovely landscapes, beautiful macros, interesting abstracts but some of the most fun candids around. He has a great eye for seeing the weird, wacky, and beautiful things in life. Above all, he is a great friend and a great host! Always re… Read more

Kurt is the Dude...his photostream is chock full of variety. Not only does he have lovely landscapes, beautiful macros, interesting abstracts but some of the most fun candids around. He has a great eye for seeing the weird, wacky, and beautiful things in life. Above all, he is a great friend and a great host! Always ready to give constructive feedback, he's funny and kind. Plus, he thinks my dog is cute. You rock, Duuuuude!

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March 24, 2010

A person who lives in or comes from Seattle, Washington, USA is called a Seattleite. In the long list that appears on Wikipedia of famous people from Seattle, we should add Ian Sane, THE DUDE. One of my first flickr contacts, he is my spiritual guide through this image labyrinth. He is a master of DOF, of candid images… Read more

A person who lives in or comes from Seattle, Washington, USA is called a Seattleite. In the long list that appears on Wikipedia of famous people from Seattle, we should add Ian Sane, THE DUDE. One of my first flickr contacts, he is my spiritual guide through this image labyrinth. He is a master of DOF, of candid images, of blackandwhite. Looking into his profile, I have found an extroardinary quote, which I would like to reproduce: "The ultimate goal of a photographer is to make an ordinary scene extraordinary. This is what I try to do with every photo. To make interesting the things we consider boring. Objects and places we walk by everyday without even giving a single thought or glance. My hope is you will consider one, or more, of my pictures extraordinary." it seems you have made it, dear Kurt. Every image that it is found through your stream is an amazing story, a fantastic piece of life which reminds us of the beautiful ground in which we are standing for a momentary lapse of time.

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March 16, 2010
jjs08 says:

"What can you say about a friend and a fellow photographer, musician, and poet, he is a wonderful talent. His compositions are things of beauty and his natural ability to see the world through rare eyes is a gift from above. Take a journey through his stream and you will see that he misses not and always reaps t… Read more

"What can you say about a friend and a fellow photographer, musician, and poet, he is a wonderful talent. His compositions are things of beauty and his natural ability to see the world through rare eyes is a gift from above. Take a journey through his stream and you will see that he misses not and always reaps the most delightful and thoughtful image for the moment. His composition and use of light is something many other Flickr photographers could learn from. A true artist and I am happy to have Kurt as a close contact here on Flickr."

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March 9, 2010
Abject Committee (deleted)

I started following Kurt's posts about 6 months ago starting with "city transport" which I had discovered on the explore front page. www.flickr.com/ph.... Kurt has been very responsive as a contact often mixing humor with his feedback. His photostream is diversified with such variety that it’s always a must see post … Read more

I started following Kurt's posts about 6 months ago starting with "city transport" which I had discovered on the explore front page. www.flickr.com/ph.... Kurt has been very responsive as a contact often mixing humor with his feedback. His photostream is diversified with such variety that it’s always a must see post each day to find out what he has been up to - always creative quality and a learning experience to study. Kurt’s photography and valuable feedback has been inspirational to my work and is much appreciated. He is one of several contacts on my stream that strives to offer well thought out feedback as to why a photo has possibilities and his style of daily posting has been motivational for me to do the same and to always keep shooting. Kurt (duude!), thanks for posting all this excellent photography and being a great contact. cheers hiker

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January 18, 2010

Its been quite a long time I've met Kurt, and since then I am a fan of his photography. I just love his compositions, they are very unique and classy! Thanks Kurt for being such a supportive and wonderful friend! I wish you all the happiness in life. Take care. And keep clicking :) Farhana.

August 27, 2009

Kurt is such a talented, versatile photographer! His photostream is incredibly varied: unexpected points of view, breathtaking landscapes, gorgeous macros, outstanding night captures, very cool candid shots, striking abstracts, excellent portraits ~ he can capture anything so well! His pictures are brilliantly composed… Read more

Kurt is such a talented, versatile photographer! His photostream is incredibly varied: unexpected points of view, breathtaking landscapes, gorgeous macros, outstanding night captures, very cool candid shots, striking abstracts, excellent portraits ~ he can capture anything so well! His pictures are brilliantly composed. I truly enjoy his work and I so appreciate Kurt as a friend on Flickr. Kurt takes the time to really view your work and he writes pertinent, substantial and knowledgeable comments. And last, but not least, there’s that delightful, witty sense of humor that I adore. He always makes me smile ~ and often makes me laugh. It’s a privilege and a joy to be his contact.

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August 19, 2009

With his canon-mind Just begins to shine Everything he finds With his canon-eyes He searches more & more For something to explore...

July 19, 2009

I still don't believe that Kurt has been taking photographs for less than a year. His work is amazing! He has such natural talent that I, like many others, truly envy. His stream is one of the first that I check every morning and is peppered with a multitude of subjects that I find fascinating. I receive much inspi… Read more

I still don't believe that Kurt has been taking photographs for less than a year. His work is amazing! He has such natural talent that I, like many others, truly envy. His stream is one of the first that I check every morning and is peppered with a multitude of subjects that I find fascinating. I receive much inspiration from his work and hope to achieve half his talent before I leave this earth.

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July 1, 2009

It's truly hard to believe that Kurt started photography so recently. His true talents behind the camera are masterful, not to mention in front of the camera with his classic self-portraits. I'm not sure how I came across his photos, but I'm sure glad I did. His humor and friendliness are outright and his photography i… Read more

It's truly hard to believe that Kurt started photography so recently. His true talents behind the camera are masterful, not to mention in front of the camera with his classic self-portraits. I'm not sure how I came across his photos, but I'm sure glad I did. His humor and friendliness are outright and his photography is inspiring. I now consider him a close flickr friend, as many have as well, it's not hard once you get to know him. He's a good man, with a natural eye for photography. I urge you to look at all his shots, sublime visual enjoyment for all! =)

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May 14, 2009

I was first introduced to the craziness that is Ian Sane when a mutual contact tagged us both to write 16 things about ourselves. After I discovered from reading his list that he has a cat named Can-Opener, I immediately clicked “add as a contact”. He has quickly become one of my FAVORITE flickrites, and he continues… Read more

I was first introduced to the craziness that is Ian Sane when a mutual contact tagged us both to write 16 things about ourselves. After I discovered from reading his list that he has a cat named Can-Opener, I immediately clicked “add as a contact”. He has quickly become one of my FAVORITE flickrites, and he continues to impress me with his works of art. He also gets my sense of humor. And he likes to banter. Not only is he a fantastic photographer, he’s also a writer and a POET! So, to commemorate this, I have decided as part of this testimonial to write a little poem. I pen it, An Ode to Kurt: Kurt is a poet. And boy does he know it. He takes a great photo And listens to Toto He likes the alluring angle And things that dangle He writes good comments And spins pretty sonnets He is the King of Pathways And can hike them for days He lives in the Pacific Northwest And he captures it the best He’s like a big brother As if I need another Kurt is so damn cool If you ignore him you’re a fool! Oh, and he runs funny. And he drops f-bombs a lot. And last, but definitely not least, he’s a goober. ;-)

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April 20, 2009

This is the first testimonial I have written on flickr and I just want to say that Ian takes a lot of time to comment on new posts. While this is not required it is a big help. I am new to this and cannot wait to understand more about editing....photoshop etc. Thank you

April 17, 2009
worldworx says:

Ian Sane is an exceptional photographer. He sees things in such a unique way and always brings a fantastic capture to the flickr table. From stunning landscapes and waterfalls to jaw-dropping perspectives. His photostream is packed with breath-taking images. I always look forward to his sense of humour and constructive… Read more

Ian Sane is an exceptional photographer. He sees things in such a unique way and always brings a fantastic capture to the flickr table. From stunning landscapes and waterfalls to jaw-dropping perspectives. His photostream is packed with breath-taking images. I always look forward to his sense of humour and constructive comments, and it is an honour to call him a great contact and dear friend.

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April 10, 2009

Ian Sane is a great Flickr friend and I'm glad to have discovered his photostream. He has a wonderfully creative perspective on life, which shows not only in his excellent photographic work, but also in his writings. I have enjoyed both very much. I really value his comments too - he always pays great attention to my p… Read more

Ian Sane is a great Flickr friend and I'm glad to have discovered his photostream. He has a wonderfully creative perspective on life, which shows not only in his excellent photographic work, but also in his writings. I have enjoyed both very much. I really value his comments too - he always pays great attention to my photos and his comments are very sincere as a result. Then there is the humour........ thanks for the smiles and laughs! :o)

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March 25, 2009

hey Ian, i guess ill be the first to write you a testimonial, just thought it would be a nice way to thank you for always commenting my pictures and being so nice to me, since day one when i actually started taking flickr more seriously you were there to welcome me. a bigggg THANK YOU! you have a great eye and an amaz… Read more

hey Ian, i guess ill be the first to write you a testimonial, just thought it would be a nice way to thank you for always commenting my pictures and being so nice to me, since day one when i actually started taking flickr more seriously you were there to welcome me. a bigggg THANK YOU! you have a great eye and an amazing talent with that photoshop!

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February 19, 2009