Whatknot aka Jack Keene
My images reflect things that have entered my field of view and struck my interest for color light or form or lack thereof. This is the result of rummaging through 45+ years of photography and / or picture taking and as such they represent the whim of the day as far as order goes. Some of these are salvaged from less than perfect efforts, but that is part of the process and makes them no less pertinent. A lot are low resolution from oddball little toys of the digital age.
My images are taken with a variety of cameras from a Kodak 127 Brownie and a 1918 Kodak Autographic to a Pentax Spotmatic in the earlier film years and a Casio QV70, Yashica Samurai, Olympus C2500, and CaninS1 in the digital mode (safely on the trailing edge of technology) . A Canon Rebel T1i is my "big boy" DSLR plus a lot with a Vistaquest VQ1005 or VQ1015 (the little camera that could) and a a variety of other toy digitals. If it can capture light it's worth a try.
Exploring the Flickr concept is rather like a treasure hunt with something for everyone. In a way it is a photo stream of consciousness. There is so much talent out there to see and so many super ideas to inspire. My images are of this, that and the other ... or mostly the other (i.e. whatever catches my eye in a given moment).
Some of my images I like now more than when I took them and some less and some have the potential to be more digitally. I am still exploring a large box of negatives and taking new things as well.
I don't blog so flickr is my visual blog. :)
For a more geocentric look at photography look at:
Or the word and pictures thing at the link below.
Lately I have been using minimal digital cameras. They have produced some interesting results and a few have wandered into the explore pages.
Resolution isn't a limit and in fact low resolution images can be more interesting than many mega-pixels. Sometimes the image is more about colors and forms than anything else. Conventional rules of composition sometimes get in the way. I find the best rule is to keep it simple (as much as possible).
"The best camera you can have is the one that is with you at the moment." - Me
I have found my images on multiple web pages. Most are non commercial.
My Creative Commons Copyright states : Attribution, Noncommercial, No Derivative Works on all of my flickr images.
If you use my images please ask about use, properly credit and link back to me. Drop me an e-mail to ask. In most instances I have no problem with use.
They are NOT public domain. Just ask.
Some of the "users" I have found are listed here: Users
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I think that half of the picture is made by the photographer, but the other half is made by the one who is seeing the picture, the one who understands it, the one who "enters" into the picture and feels it, Jack es great at both sides, great pictures, and always resumes the feeling of others' pictures in one little phr… Read more
I think that half of the picture is made by the photographer, but the other half is made by the one who is seeing the picture, the one who understands it, the one who "enters" into the picture and feels it, Jack es great at both sides, great pictures, and always resumes the feeling of others' pictures in one little phrase which describes not just the images but the moment taken on a picture.Read less
Funnily enough this is the first chance I've had to see a lot of my dad's work in one place. I've been showing it to all my friends, who are similarly impressed!