Only connect!

 

That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die.

 

—E. M. Forster

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hey man (woman??), yer photos are great... do i know you? are you in chicago? we should grab a beer or somethin' sometime... -nolan. www.nolanwells.com

July 22, 2009

It's all fun and amazement taking a trip into his photostream. There's always something unexpected done in a most touching way. What that means to me is that I feel the connection he so wants to transmit. He captures a bit of life, an essence that comes through the photo into the observer. The best of art can do that. … Read more

It's all fun and amazement taking a trip into his photostream. There's always something unexpected done in a most touching way. What that means to me is that I feel the connection he so wants to transmit. He captures a bit of life, an essence that comes through the photo into the observer. The best of art can do that. Ian wants to connect; he's doing just that.

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May 20, 2012
GXM. says:

when I view Ian's photos, I feel like I've opened my eyes after a long sleep, dreaming all night long it seems, and his photos give me the only truth I will ever know.

October 27, 2010
Glistening Arch (deleted)

When I see the photo of Ian, one word strikes my mind: this word is TOLERANT. He takes true and beautiful portrait of black, asian, white, gay, hetero, children, men, women american people. I think the world will be better if everyone try to have this state of mind. Also, I like the pictures of his own vision of his c… Read more

When I see the photo of Ian, one word strikes my mind: this word is TOLERANT. He takes true and beautiful portrait of black, asian, white, gay, hetero, children, men, women american people. I think the world will be better if everyone try to have this state of mind. Also, I like the pictures of his own vision of his city Chicago at different time of the day. Sometimes, it's beyond a single picture when he's downloading the same picture, building a frame with the same picture. It's clever, it's an interesting and creative work. Peace

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December 4, 2008

When I look at only-connects stream I feel, well, connected. I've learnt a lot from his skill in conceptual thinking, and his straight forward, no fuss portraits of extra ordinary people keep me inspired. Last but not least, I try to follow his advice and stay FIERCE. :) Thanks for being out there!

October 23, 2008

He manipulates the awkward flickr photostream layout into something stunning. Not only are the individual images fabulous, but they connect in fun and fantastic ways to create new artistic entitites. I've never seen anything like it. Genius! Every page is a discovery, and I want to visit each one again and again and ag… Read more

He manipulates the awkward flickr photostream layout into something stunning. Not only are the individual images fabulous, but they connect in fun and fantastic ways to create new artistic entitites. I've never seen anything like it. Genius! Every page is a discovery, and I want to visit each one again and again and again...

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August 16, 2007
Jumpy Substance (deleted)

ian is continously searching for something . not easy to understand what....and i am not sure he knows himself...but everytime i see his photostream i get a new perspective upon things: poetic, creative,diffrent, minute. i do have to thank him for being a freind and confess my admiration...

April 26, 2007
mdumlao98 says:

a true artist, a humble and fabulous Flickr denizen, a pioneer. a poet. your legacy will forever be in me.

March 26, 2007