I am a retired academic. I have nothing to prove. I just want to continue my quest for meaning and to express myself in ways other than academic - with a camera. I am not in a competition with anybody apart from myself. Well, there is also my wife who is an artist. She thinks my photos show little artistic sense, just the curiosity of the child. OK then, I may have something to prove after all. And childlike curiosity may not be the worst point to start from. (This was written in 2015. I will not discuss the question whether or not I have made any progress since then. Important to me is for me to be happy with the image. What I can say with a degree of conviction is that I am now more familiar with my cameras - Fujifilm X-mount and a choice of prime lenses, Fuji and non-Fuji).

Sometimes, I am not able to thank you for favouring a photo or responding to a comment. Please do not count this as an expression of my disregard. Just take it as part of my many limitations. I am grateful to anyone reacting to my images. If you need to know more about me you may wish to look at this: leslietate.com/2020/09/11021/#more-11021

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  • JoinedSeptember 2015
  • OccupationRetired university professor
  • HometownHamburg
  • Current cityMarkyate/St Albans
  • CountryUK
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une galerie originale! merci pour ce bon moment!

April 22, 2020

Strange to say that even though I have never met Werner, I consider him a sincere friend. His observations are astute in a fatalistic elegance which suits his demeanour perfectly. I find his wry prose moving and uplifting, to such an extent that I eagerly await the next. Oh, and by the way, I almost forgot............… Read more

Strange to say that even though I have never met Werner, I consider him a sincere friend. His observations are astute in a fatalistic elegance which suits his demeanour perfectly. I find his wry prose moving and uplifting, to such an extent that I eagerly await the next. Oh, and by the way, I almost forgot.............he is a wonderfully competent Photographer.

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January 23, 2020

A photostream where it is worth reading the respective information. A very special way to portray humor, seriousness, wit, annoyance and life in general! Sometimes I have to puzzle to understand, which is great fun. Thanks a lot for this ;-)

October 23, 2019

The photos of Werner Ustorf are technically perfect. The pictures and texts alternate between great seriousness and great humour - and sometimes both at the same time.

May 1, 2019

An art gallery. Congratulations.

November 25, 2018

A childlike curiosity is always a most memorable point to start from… And to use a camera lens view of life and all its unique intricacies to show that thought, is exactly what one will find placed on Werner’s quite interesting stream with its brilliant thought provokingly titled Captures.

March 30, 2018
valerius says:

Tus fotos me hacen sonreir y reir Werner! tienes mucho arte y sentido del humor, gracias por regalarnos tus genialidades!

February 25, 2018

Maravillosa galería de fotos! El autor tiene un sentido artístico muy personal, alejado de convencionalismos y modas. Su planteamiento siempre resulta original, atrevido, impactante. Sus retratos en blanco y negro son excelentes: íntimos, personales, elegantes, emocionantes... Sus fotos en color tienen una fuerza impre… Read more

Maravillosa galería de fotos! El autor tiene un sentido artístico muy personal, alejado de convencionalismos y modas. Su planteamiento siempre resulta original, atrevido, impactante. Sus retratos en blanco y negro son excelentes: íntimos, personales, elegantes, emocionantes... Sus fotos en color tienen una fuerza impresionante, consigue una gama de tonos magnífica, sin caer en la estridencia. Sus fotos macro son muy atractivas. Es un artista mayúsculo... Bravo!

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February 6, 2018

Unlike your wife, I do think you show an artistic sense... and a great sense of humour as well... Saludos...!

January 24, 2018
H PF says:

Hallo Werner, Du hast einen ganz wunderbaren Humor mit sehr viel Eigenironie. Es macht immer viel Spaß in deinen Foto-Stream anzuschauen. Vielen Dank Gruß H PF

December 30, 2017