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Sunday, 22 July 2007


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Hey Mike. Thanks for pointing me to Chuck Kimmerle's web site. I have just thrown all my cameras in the trash can. E

I am not easily moved by photographs, but the image "Mondry Elevator, North Dakota" triggered a deep lonliness within me. There is really nothing special about it, and it appears to have no common elements with my own previous experiences, yet it literally brings tears to my eyes.
I suppose that exposure to this sort of thing is the reason that your BLOG is so popular (at least with me).
If I could afford it, I'd buy a print. But times are tough right now.

I'm glad to see Chuck's work featured on this site, I think its wonderful and beautiful, also his work is featured in the latest special edition of Black and white Magazine.

Just as an interesting side note, a while back there was a mini controversy about Mike promoting photographer's websites with out asking, anyway, Mike had noted that featured photographers can expect to get a lot higher website viewer reading, well I can say, that although I have never been featured here, I am featured on Chuck's links page, I am humbly getting the left over crumbs, because even my 'views' are three times what I would have for a normal Sunday, as people check out Chuck's site, so thanks Mike , its benefited me too !

You're welcome Gary. I did receive permission from Chuck to post his picture here.


Even though I don't particularly like the image with the article, after browsing through his site a bit I'm with Ernest. These photographs are the only things that have ever made me consider going to North Dakota.

I am not a landscape photo fan, mainly because it's very unusual to find work in this genre that isn't cliché or just plain uninteresting (to me).

But Chuck's images certainly held my interest. Here's a photographer that's applying technical skill, a strong artistic concept, the patience of a mantis, and the determination of a dog on a sock to create some of the most arresting images of some of the dullest scenes in the world.

Viewing work like Chuck's is like pushing the reboot button on my brain. It's a stark reminder that the images are always there. They're always wherever you are. Whether or not your mind can see them, and whether or not you have the skill to record them, is the real issue at-hand in photography.

Thank you for highlighting Chuck's jaw-dislocating work, Mike.

Thanks for sharing Chuck's website. His work is awesome and inspiring.

-Rich Harris

This excellence is far from random.

Wow...the feedback I've received both on Mike's blog and via email have been amazing, to say the least. I am truly humbled.

Thank you all, fellow photographers, for your words of encouragement, and thank you, Mike, for putting my work in front of so many people (I had hits from six of the seven continents, all but Antarctica!)


Damn penguins can't type.


I don't visit here for a few days and look what I missed! Wow. Beautiful work, Chuck. And thanks for pointing us to it, Mike.

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