Dipstick in Search of Oil, Part 4

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© John Linton
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Once upon a time there was a photography site, 15X100, where 100 photographers placed 15 photos each of their work. Other photographer’s work would from time to time be shown. They had a list of questions they liked to ask. This was my lame homage to that now defunct site:

Why do you take pictures?

It’s something to do. My drawing and watercolors are pathetic and I can’t tune my guitar because I’m tone deaf so it seemed like a good idea to try photography.

What has impacted your visual style?

I have no idea. I’ve always been a visual learner. If a book has pictures they are the first things I go to. I often find myself reading the last paragraph first and then working my way back to the first. Does this help?

How did you learn to see?

You mean through a camera lens…right? Trial and error; I’m hoping for an acquittal.

In your world is photography mechanical or philosophical?

I’ve taken three sessions of photography classes from Christine and she lost me on the first day of the first session when she tried to explain that the larger the opening the smaller the number. I don’t think it’s mechanical. Philosophy…well…I might have been influenced by Nietzsche when I was sitting in that workshop after school and the woman was droning on about how you should never tell students to “Shut up,” but rather you should always use “Please, be quiet.” instead. After all you could damage their fragile somethingorothers. I decided right then and there to start telling them to “Die quietly.” Is this helpful? Do you have a third choice?

What do you hope people walk away from your work with?

Happy thoughts.

What is your favorite 15X100 image?

Whatever one pops up on the site.

Who is your favorite 15X100 photographer? Why?

Whoever pops up on the site. Because they all rock!

Diptych of two pics

Canon EOS 350Dcamera with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OSZoom lens

31 responses

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (31 Oct 2011):

    Love this John...and the title!

  • Robert Versteegen

    Robert Versteegen (Deleted) said (31 Oct 2011):


  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (31 Oct 2011):

    very cool and perfect :-)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (31 Oct 2011):

    So cool John!!!!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (31 Oct 2011):

    rockin John!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (31 Oct 2011):

    What fun!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (31 Oct 2011):

    wicked shot!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (1 Nov 2011):


  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (1 Nov 2011):


  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) gave props (1 Nov 2011):

    Excellent! Still laughing!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (1 Nov 2011):

    one more hot shot!!! Congrats in advance!!!

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (1 Nov 2011):

    Woooooo! :)

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (1 Nov 2011):


  • christa masters

    christa masters gave props (1 Nov 2011):

    haHA!!! LOVE it....it's scary!

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (1 Nov 2011):

    Smiling so cool. Thanks for sharing.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (2 Nov 2011):

    So clever and cool. Super entry.

  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (2 Nov 2011):

    wow, this is awesome !

  • Meta Oset

    Meta Oset (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2011):

    omg :)) , cool indeed, cinematic

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (3 Nov 2011):

    Great idea!....You would never know this was a diptych as the scenario fits together like it would be one picture.....Very well planned out..Excellent!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (3 Nov 2011):

    Oh fun is thy name, John. Well done!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (3 Nov 2011):

    Looking pretty vampy here..lol! What a great title and composition.. great entry !

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (7 Nov 2011):


  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2011):

    very cool!

  • Federica Dessì

    Federica Dessì (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2011):

    hilarious! cool shot!

  • Chrisso Newton

    Chrisso Newton (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2011):

    Perfectly spooked!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (11 Nov 2011):

    You've got style, bro. lol

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2011):

    You are too much, in all the best ways.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (15 Nov 2011):


  • dL

    dL (Deleted) gave props (19 Nov 2011):


  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (21 Jul 2012):

    Very cool!

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