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I'll Be Watching You by EricForFriends I'll Be Watching You :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 21 17 In our dreams we fly by EricForFriends In our dreams we fly :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 60 25 The Giant by EricForFriends The Giant :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 21 14 See me, feed me by EricForFriends See me, feed me :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 24 16 Cheap Elegance by EricForFriends Cheap Elegance :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 10 14 All These People by EricForFriends All These People :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 11 8 New Mythology XI by EricForFriends New Mythology XI :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 27 12 Style Council by EricForFriends Style Council :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 34 15 About girls by EricForFriends About girls :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 55 46 Wake up, little sushi by EricForFriends Wake up, little sushi :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 36 19 And then she said by EricForFriends And then she said :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 267 71 Duomo di Milano by EricForFriends Duomo di Milano :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 24 25 Now you see me, now you don't by EricForFriends Now you see me, now you don't :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 104 42 Abundantia by EricForFriends Abundantia :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 160 82 Characters by EricForFriends Characters :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 50 28 From a train window by EricForFriends From a train window :iconericforfriends:EricForFriends 31 30

Random from Attention please

Another World by melintir Another World :iconmelintir:melintir 28 4 San Siro by Wordup San Siro :iconwordup:Wordup 111 41 Carla by sa911 Carla :iconsa911:sa911 25 4 Sunset Fisherman II by psyfre Sunset Fisherman II :iconpsyfre:psyfre 3 2 Sunset by psyfre Sunset :iconpsyfre:psyfre 41 18 House Martin landing by Brassed-Off House Martin landing :iconbrassed-off:Brassed-Off 8 1 in the kitchen 4 by rodossky in the kitchen 4 :iconrodossky:rodossky 32 14 NRM: Pure Streamlined Beauty by CJSutcliffe NRM: Pure Streamlined Beauty :iconcjsutcliffe:CJSutcliffe 22 14 thunderstorm by amilehi thunderstorm :iconamilehi:amilehi 37 25 theres a storm coming boys by JDAWG9806 theres a storm coming boys :iconjdawg9806:JDAWG9806 42 22 Sanctuary by angeD Sanctuary :iconanged:angeD 4 2 Three in a car by steppeland Three in a car :iconsteppeland:steppeland 2 6 ancora by shadowseen ancora :iconshadowseen:shadowseen 2 0 26 by aravani 26 :iconaravani:aravani 12 0 Rajasthan Market by blink-click Rajasthan Market :iconblink-click:blink-click 68 34 Lost in Time by AliaAnor Lost in Time :iconaliaanor:AliaAnor 7 13
Looking for underfaved, surprisingly good works by underexposed artists that you want to feature in your journal and news articles? Go to my fave collection "Attention please":


two-four time by EintoeRn two-four time :iconeintoern:EintoeRn 209 75
and don't forget the art game: message in a bottle
Are you in the mood for a little art game, my friends ?
Which message could have been lost in this bottle on the beach?
If you want to take part, upload a piece of art and note me.
I shall collect all pieces in special folder and present them in a journal in a while.
That's all. No prizes - just for the fun.
And please avoid humiliating and vulgarizing stuff. It might not pass my personal filter.
Toughest thing is that I have to make up something myself :faint:
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Progressive Saturday Night (v.181)

cover by :iconbatsceba:
Please enjoy a selection of the latest photos of street galleries
 if you like what you see, +favlove this article
and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well ;) (Wink) 

What's Going Up

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Secret Superstar by MARX77 Secret Superstar :iconmarx77:MARX77 140 35
COLOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY [4] - William Eggleston

William Eggleston (born July 27, 1939) is  a legend of color photography. His life and work are a striking example of the importance of sticking to your own personal style and shooting what you like to shoot.
“Often people ask what I’m photographing.
It’s a hard question to answer. And the best I’ve come up with is, I just say, ‘Life today.'”

“I only ever take one picture of one thing. Literally. Never two.
 So then that picture is taken and then the next one is waiting somewhere else.”

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The Ferryman Awaits by MARX77 The Ferryman Awaits :iconmarx77:MARX77 65 14
 Torment by Iskaeldt Untitled by Izaaaaa
Uthra: I Was Not Able To Speak by Iskaeldt paul by is-blind Side By Side by DpressedSoul
Bray-Dunes by EricForFriends Jean Edvard Derkert by derkert The Skin I Live In by MarinaCoric
I'm not going down by chriseastmids emmanuelle waiting - revisited by Rikitza - by nairafee
Giraffe Necking by OnurKorpeoglu Giraffe Necking by OnurKorpeoglu Giraffe Necking by OnurKorpeoglu
Lyon, France, January 2018 by djailledie Lost in Labyrinth by Rhyn-Art - by nairafee
Paris, France, November 2017 by djailledie a walk in the park by davespertine Postcard from Chicago 03 by JACAC
Archiv :) by dasTOK Mom by Canankk Pushing Daisies by MarinaCoric
Me by BobRock99 <
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Progressive Saturday Night (v.172)

cover by :iconbatsceba:
Please enjoy a selection of the latest photos of street galleries
 if you like what you see, +favlove this article
and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well ;) (Wink)

Do you also think that the Street Photography is in decline?
The Yard has been going on for years to promote photographers and make suggestions.
Sign up! let us see your shots and commentate them. Don't leave admins a
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Deconstructing Lighthouses ID by EintoeRn Deconstructing Lighthouses ID :iconeintoern:EintoeRn 87 58
Yard Tuesday: Shadows
Please enjoy and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well
I know, I have missed any of you, beautiful people.
forgive me and please send me more images ...
shadow freddy run shadow freddy run shadow freddy run 

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.”
― Sylvia Plath
“What would your good do if evil didn't exist, and what would the earth look like if all the shadows disappeared?”
― Mikhail Bulgakov
“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.”
― W.H. Auden
“What men call the shadow of the body is not the
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Happy Happy Birthday Joel aka SUDOR
Cheers fella white-wine (party) Birthday cake icon Cheers fella (party)
Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1]
Flowers fella (Love) Flowers fella (Love) Flowers fella (Love)

Photos by Nils Labadie. - Avec Sudor.
Joël Sueur

Photos by Sudor and Friends


Current Residence: My bunker in Robinson
Favourite genre of music: ...
Favourite photographer: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Favourite style of
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Cafe Con Calma Berlin by Batsceba Cafe Con Calma Berlin :iconbatsceba:Batsceba 8 0 Urban Cats - 89 by MARX77 Urban Cats - 89 :iconmarx77:MARX77 101 51

Ernst Haas,  an Austrian, was the first  who showed us the power of colour photography. He worked with a 35mm camera (Leica) and primarily on Kodachrome film, showing intense conglomerate of colour and light.
"I see what I think
I see what I feel because I am what I see
If there is nothing to see and I still see it,
That's poetry
If there is something to see and everybody sees it
That's photography."

He also used techniques like shallow depth of field, selective focus, and blurred motion to "create evocative, metaphorical works" He became interested in, as he put it, "transforming an object from what it is to what you want it to be."  

So Haas was hoping to reflect the joy of looking and of human experience

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Hat by pigarot Hat :iconpigarot:pigarot 17 0
Friday Night Specials v11.3

cover Shadow by burningmonk

If you like what you see, +favlove this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.

A weekly selection amongst the images we liked,
while browsing the Street Gallery,
and we think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember
to visit the photographers' galleries as well.

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Venetian Dream: Environment Matte Painting by ZOOLAX Venetian Dream: Environment Matte Painting :iconzoolax:ZOOLAX 4,227 327 Green fields of summer - XIII by DimensionSeven Green fields of summer - XIII :icondimensionseven:DimensionSeven 264 50 back in your own world by weltengang back in your own world :iconweltengang:weltengang 173 61 Emergency Ambulance by inObrAS Emergency Ambulance :iconinobras:inObrAS 173 153 Maglaj by BobRock99 Maglaj :iconbobrock99:BobRock99 295 79



Abundantia - Daily Deviation

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 8:39 AM
Just yesterday I arrived back from vacation, and at the first day at my desk, I discovered that my picture 'Abundantia' has become today's Daily Deviation for the Street gallery, courtesy of myraincheck, who is one of the true treasures of the site. Thank you so much, Mary!

Abundantia by EricForFriends

I don't want to heap praise on my own work, but let me just say that for me, the picture and the praise that it got represents the experience that can makes Street photography special to the photographer himself or herself. You milk many cows to get the cheese, in the words of HCB, you wear out your best shoes for years, you try to be as clever and adroit as possible, and then, one Sunday afternoon, everything comes together in abundance, in a quick parting shot, when you weren't thinking that much about Street really.

It can happen to any camera, to anyone. Wear good shoes and keep your eyes and your hearts open. :camera::heart:

  • Listening to: Anzhelika Varum - Yesli On Uydet
  • Reading: Gerry Badger, The Pleasures of Good Photographs
  • Watching: Top Gear
  • Eating: Buggles
  • Drinking: beer


Artist | Professional | Photography
I work as a travel writer, translator and semi-professional photographer.

My DA Portfolio is here: Feedback and comments are welcome.

You can read more about me and my DA works in this Ezine, that was created by stuartperry because one of my photos won the The-Yard-Collective's first Street contest:
Meet Ericforfriends by The-Yard-Collective

A lot of my work is on sale through the Deviantart Print service, a lot of it isn't. Don't hesitate to contact me if you see a work that's not available for printing, there might be no particular reason for that and I can put it up. Some of the works that are available for print are in need of a different title or will have their frame removed. That will happen sooner or later, but if you don't want to wait, contact me too, I'll put you in the fast lane. :)

Finally, some of my best works are for sale on Redbubble. You might have a look there if you prefer their conditions. Also my works there don't have the black or white frame that's present around many of my pictures.

Buy art

deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXL, Print preference: nice and shiny, Favourite genre of music: world, turbofolk, ancient, progrock 80s, Favourite photographer: Thomas Struth, Joel Meyerowitz, Eugene Atget, Favourite style of art: More is more., Operating System: OSX and Win7, MP3 player of choice: Iphone

Full-frame cameras... do you think they're worthwhile? Informed opinions very welcome :aww: 

14 deviants said Wut? :slow:
8 deviants said I have one and this is why... (comment please!) :boogie::camera:
8 deviants said I want one and this why ... (comment please) :eager:
3 deviants said I don't want one and this why... (comment please) :movingon:


Friends and Relations


LOCAL HEROES (Dutch Friends)...........AWESTRALIA

:iconshenanigan87::iconzcochrane:...............:iconinobras::iconlilok-lilok: RUSSIA by inObrAS


I could read Russian by inObrAS The Yard Collective stamp by The-Yard-Collective Artist's comments stamp by Shutsumon clubSEARCH by parallellogic my stamp by matricaria72

Supportstamp by Nomikjustkaty by EricForFriends <-- MY SUPPORTSTAMP (thank you Katy!):


My own DD :hug:

One in Every Crowd bw-version by EricForFriends
It also won the first contest by :iconthe-yard-collective:


DD's for others that I suggested
(almost as much fun)

3D - Fractals at an Exhibition by Doublecrash by :icondoublecrash: :thumb130049853: by :iconwiebestavast:
:thumb130185101: by :iconlimegintonic: dreams by lukasvasilikos by :iconlukasvasilikos:
Sketch III by sunflowerer by :iconsunflowerer: :headbang:

The popularity stakes:….


so can you speak dutch? XD if so: hoi hoe gaat ie XD
Fri Apr 18, 2014, 10:19 AM
Sun Nov 17, 2013, 10:51 AM
hi Eric
Tue Apr 16, 2013, 5:48 PM
:wave: Nadège! :aww:
Sun Dec 16, 2012, 8:33 AM
Hi Eric :)
Thu Nov 1, 2012, 2:39 AM
Thu Feb 16, 2012, 3:26 PM
Wish you much success with your Books Eric!! You deserve it!! :heart::blackrose:
Fri Jan 27, 2012, 5:47 AM
Thanks for the :+fav:
Sat Apr 30, 2011, 11:20 AM
cheers :)
Thu Apr 14, 2011, 3:57 AM
Happy Birthday for tommorow Eric.
Tue Feb 15, 2011, 3:13 AM


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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :cake:
EricForFriends Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Photographer
Belated thanks, Shane! :aww:
LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Silvester Sekt by poisen2014   HappyB by KmyGraphic   Silvester Sekt by poisen2014  
EricForFriends Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Photographer
It's late, but thank you Lucila! :D 
LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Best wishes :hug:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
Happy Birthday Eric!
Zachary-A-Valerian Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
Happy Birthday!
Markotxe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
bon anniversaire !
EricForFriends Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Photographer
Merci beaucoup! :D 
Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019
Happy birthday!!! red and white 150px by EXOstock 
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Gruß und Dank la Fella (Smileys) by Ehsartem
EintoeRn Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Many thanks for stopping by, Eric !
Markotxe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
un très bon anniversaire !
Zachary-A-Valerian Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
Happy Birthday!
JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Wish you a top day Eric..."Happy Birthday!" :drunk:
my-shots Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
Happy Birthday, Eric!!! :handshake: :peace:
scheinbar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, Eric :iconcakeplz:
Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconwineplz:PartyHave your cake and eat it too Many Happy Solar Returns of the Day, Elric Have your cake and eat it tooParty:iconwineplz:
Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Happy Birthday!

LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday by little-one-girl   Commission for Arichy - Animated Emote OC by Web5teR  
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