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Comments on this portfolio:

Eugene Choi , October 19, 2003; 01:48 A.M.

Ian, Very powerful photographs. I saw some prints of yours today at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto. There were more of the Asylum, than what you've uploaded here. I feel privelaged to have seen your work. -eugene

Stephane Robichaud , February 23, 2004; 12:58 P.M.


I'm so glad I discovered your portfolio here. Your choice of subject is absolutely inspiring. I can feel the thinking you put in each of your compositions. Absolutely beautiful.

Hugh Hill , April 19, 2004; 09:17 A.M.

Re: Ian MacEachern

Ian I cannot begin to express how much enjoyment the viewing of your folder has given me, it is truly remarkable & from viewing it has given me some insight into yourself which I am equally grateful.


Gordon E. McCaw , June 12, 2004; 08:30 P.M.

One of the true standout portfolios on this site.

Rendben Zsoltán , July 10, 2004; 05:17 P.M.

street photography is the hardest part and you are divine in it. i will put some of your pictures on my wall one day.

Theo Keijzers , September 06, 2004; 03:03 P.M.

Lovely presentation, hope to see your work one day at an exhibition here in Holland. Old school tri-X, i'll pick it up again after looking at this folder. Very well done. Regards Theo

Mesut Devrim Korkmaz , September 24, 2004; 10:38 A.M.


These are wonderful photographs. Very meaningful and each tells a different story. I call this photography. Thank you for being a photographer...

dave collopy , November 23, 2004; 04:51 A.M.

I am in awe...

Stefan Rohner , December 20, 2004; 04:44 P.M.


very good work! regards Stefan

Frederic Pascual , January 08, 2005; 05:31 A.M.

Excellent...fantastic shots here. Thanks to share. Frederic 8-01-05

Jenna G. , January 08, 2005; 05:41 A.M.

A classic, timeless portfolio. Excellent work!

Stefano Vandelli , January 10, 2005; 01:49 P.M.

Supremely interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Imanol Gabilondo. , January 10, 2005; 02:08 P.M.


GREAT !!! F A N T A S T I C!!!

Gabriele Noziglia , February 16, 2005; 05:14 P.M.

Beautiful portfolio Ian. It is for me what I would love to reach one day..just the kind of photography I love and I'm trying to do...

I'm learning much from you.

Thanks for sharing.


eamonn higgins , February 16, 2005; 06:45 P.M.

An education

Anupam Basu , February 16, 2005; 08:20 P.M.

Inspiring. Reminds me of the Aperture 'Masters of Photography' albums. One of those portfolios that make you want to stop browsing the equipment threads on the sharpest lens and the coolest bodies and load some film in the camera.


Michael Ging , February 16, 2005; 08:38 P.M.


You have a wonderful eye for people photography,You have the craft of photography down pat and the ability to capture the feeling in a photo, I tip my hat to you ..........

John MacPherson , February 17, 2005; 03:17 A.M.


Photography is too long a word for these images and doesn't say enough about them.

A better word would be:


We dont see enough of it these days. This is the best portfolio I have seen in a long long time.

Cristian C. (Barcelona) , February 17, 2005; 05:10 A.M.

PN # 1

Glad to see that the best photographer I've found in this site is going to be more visible to the audience, congratulations PN and Ian.

Jonathan Reynolds , February 17, 2005; 07:20 A.M.

Exactly what Cristian said. Thanks.

Landrum Kelly , February 17, 2005; 11:44 A.M.

Ian, you are the best. You are so good that you don't give a hoot about ratings or about promoting yourself. You just keep producing this great stuff, and, somehow (word of mouth in my case some years back), people do find your pictures.

Charo Diez , February 17, 2005; 04:21 P.M.

Yes! Thanks to PN for letting me discover your work. It is simply amazing! Congrats, and keep the great photos coming out of your camera!

Don Jagoe , February 17, 2005; 04:35 P.M.


These are art and visually compelling. They are right up there with Doisneau, HCB and Dorothea Lange, IMHO. Wonderful eye, and great composition. Thank you for allowing us into this world. Don

Rachael Jane , February 17, 2005; 04:49 P.M.

wonderful work.

Howard Dion , February 18, 2005; 08:20 A.M.

It is good that your portfolio was featured by Photo.net. Now people like me will have a chance to get inspired by your work. I would add, that you without question, the best street photographer I have ever seen. Your compositions are humbling. Thank you.

Pernilla Esbjornsson , February 18, 2005; 08:26 A.M.

Lordy lord!

Oh my God! This is chilling. I love your portfolio.

matthew bennett , February 18, 2005; 08:51 A.M.

There is talent here.

JF Ochoa , February 18, 2005; 11:18 A.M.

Hi Ian:

You have a beautiful portfolio... full of excellent pictures! Amazing B&W. Thanks a lot for sharing... and thanks to photo.net!

norbert wabnig , February 18, 2005; 12:34 P.M.


great!!! i like that..really really great black&white-pictures!

Sami Heino , February 18, 2005; 05:02 P.M.

Taste of life. An exceptionally good one. What more can I say?

Sami Heino , February 18, 2005; 05:10 P.M.

Oh yeah, one more thing. I'm skipping Porivia and Velvia now for at least 3 months and going for TriX. Some inspirement! Love your work.

Dmitry Mozzherin , February 19, 2005; 01:58 A.M.

Ian, your work is exceptional!!! Every photo on your page is so amazingly deep and outreaching! I think you work is as good as work of Arbus and Cartier-Bresson.

diane salisbury , February 19, 2005; 02:58 P.M.

SO very glad to see this portfolio showcased. These are the types of images that aren't always captured or appreciated compared to the more obvious shots. Thank you for making these images. They are stunning.

ricardo yamamoto , February 19, 2005; 06:21 P.M.

honesty in a cinic world

It's nice to see people producing very fine work with relatively simple and basic equipment and material.

A friend of mine use to tell me that photography is made of two things - math and emotion. I think that you've managed to blend these two elements very successfully.

And your photographs have a very honest way to present their subjects, they show integrity, which is something to be appreciated in this cinic world (photography world).

I thank you. Congratulations.

Jack Lo ... T-O , February 19, 2005; 11:43 P.M.

Very IME

Someone above said"very HCB". No, very Ian MacEachern. Strong, simple but effective compositions, that tell a story with as few elements as possible. Even the funny ones, like "Looking", are pared down to the punch-line.

I have the feeling that I could pick out one of your pictures out of a pile of 100. We're so lucky to have your stuff on PN.

Ektor Coughanour , February 20, 2005; 05:42 A.M.


Un trabajo fotografico excelso!...de gran maestria!...de una sensibilidad e imaginacion fotografica de las mejores!!

Radoslav Polasek , February 21, 2005; 02:30 A.M.

Very good photos


Lawrence Van Garrett , February 21, 2005; 02:25 P.M.

Want to hear the Stories

Ian, amazing images. The stories that are encased within these images have to be just awesome in detail. I can already feel the effects of the content of what is taking place within them. I will have to admit, I feel a little jealous not getting to be present and witness these stories you have documented. But I say thank you for presenting real life, real history here. The nature of imagery has eveolved in a way that everything is made up, concocted and contrieved, and that is not always a bad thing, but I feel sadned that there will come a moment when those who have lived at a time and documented in such a style that you have that we will be missing out on the real. keep sharing more of your work. The images are more than able to stand alone on just the content. I hope at some point, at some moment, that i am able to shoot with you, or just enjoy a cup of coffee and have dialog. I have no idea where you live but the journey would be worth it. Blessings to you and your vision.

bob -- , February 21, 2005; 09:38 P.M.


your composition seems so simple. but the true talent here is making it look simple. it is like a star athlete performing a move that no one else can do and making it look simple. a supreme portfolio. i am very intrigued and i thank you for that.

Randall Ellis , February 22, 2005; 01:09 P.M.


You have a superb collection of images here that are all quite moving and full of feeling. Thanks for sharing!

- Randy

tiberio fanti , February 23, 2005; 04:46 A.M.


Hi, i'm stuck breathless by the beauty and power of these photographs. It's a luck phot.net featured your portfolio on th emain page, otherwise i would hardly heve had the pleasure to know you.

Dominique Dodge-Wan , February 23, 2005; 08:52 A.M.

Very powerful, very moving and very motivating. I'm so glad I've seen your photographs. You show what an incredible world we live in.

Maciej Męczyński , February 24, 2005; 03:37 P.M.

I`ve liked it!

I liked your portfolio, these shots are great and have good ... hmm Feeling? You are searching and finding interesting points of view, I think. Good luck!

gabriele lopez , February 24, 2005; 03:42 P.M.

The moment.

These are the photos that i love to watch...all these intense moments, perfect in shape and with a lot of style..The Asylum serie, then, it's really touching. I make you my best wishes for keeping your passion and continue to get the moment.

Hugh Whittinghall - Smithe II , February 25, 2005; 08:09 A.M.


Hugh Whittinghall - Smithe II , February 25, 2005; 08:45 A.M.

"well i can't say im that impressed that much by the portfolio many of the pictures are bland and uninteresting and on some the basic stuff like levels is just plain wrong"

But, I don't understand? The pictures you took yourself & display on this web site are seriously crap. I'm honestly not saying this to put you down or anything other & or to defend the original photographers post, but your own pictures on display are laughable, snap shot, one hour development disposable then forgotten type stuff. Again, I'm confused?

Hugh Whittinghall - Smithe II , February 25, 2005; 08:49 A.M.

Oh? well that was a waste of time as Ben deleted his original post so scrap the above then I guess.

Ivo Bogaerts , February 25, 2005; 09:12 A.M.


Ian, I know your wordk since the first pictures you have put on this site. I'm a great fan!!

Peter Kozikowski , February 25, 2005; 02:53 P.M.


I am so glad your portfolio was choosen as a feature, it gives many of us who has never seen your work to simply sit down, relax and think. I have looked at every single image you have posted, didn't comment on any individually because simply put I have nothing to contribute, and have truly enjoyed every single one of them. Few years ago I had a chance to visit the very same mental hospital you have shown here in your gallery(it was work related), not a pleasent place to be around, and I am absolutely taken back by the way you have presented it in a journalistic, beautifull and at the same time tastefull manner. I will be visiting your gallery or your website in the future. Regards Peter

W J Gibson , February 27, 2005; 04:38 P.M.

glad that your outstanding work has been highlighted here on PN

Robert Brown , February 27, 2005; 10:39 P.M.

You have one of the very best b&w portfolios here on PN and I'm glad your portfolio was selected for the front page. You have an absolutely terrific body of work. Congratulations.

Paul Chefurka , February 28, 2005; 11:49 A.M.

Nice work, Ian

You were always an inspiration, but individual photos - even iconic ones like "Girl Skipping" - don't begin to convey the coherence and clarity of your vision. To have maintained that over the decades is a sure sign of the power of your muse. What a pleasure to see your work still garnering such florid but well-deserved accolades!

Daniel Grenier , March 01, 2005; 08:44 A.M.

Magnificent work.

This body of work is a true testament to the power photography can have when in the hands of a genuine Artist. What a terrific collection of images these are. Very impressive!

Ian MacEachern , March 01, 2005; 10:25 P.M.

Thanks to everyone

I would like to thank everyone for the very kind comments on my work. It is very gratifying to get such positive feedback -- and it is an incentive to keep shooting.

I've been editing contact sheets recently, and spending time in the darkroom printing. I plan to post some newer photos in the coming weeks.

Hulki Okan Tabak , March 02, 2005; 08:36 A.M.

For days I've wanted to say something about your photography. This here is an amazing collection of photos. I am truly impressed by the quality and depth of the work presented in your folder.

jerry beecham , March 04, 2005; 07:39 A.M.

Ian, Browsing this portfolio is like looking through a time capsule. While taking pictures, I often forget that even the most mundane subject matter will become inteteresting to those who were not around at the time or are too young to remember and are therefore worthwhile. So many of the things captured in the background of your photos are a catalysts for forgotten memories. Thank you for sharing with us.

Bernie Ess , March 05, 2005; 06:43 P.M.

Powerful photography!

Some of the shots moved me to tears almost. Thats what photography should be all about. Those photos seem to capture raw life, several of them can stand up agains Cartier Bressons work. Thanks for showing them to us.

One thing I'd like is the year where they have been captured written on every photo. I love travelling back in time.

Bernhard, from Berlin

Dennis Dixson , March 07, 2005; 07:58 P.M.

Bernhard, from Berlin

My photos move me to tears sometimes but usually out of frustration. In my opinion (which is highly undervalued) Ian is one of the preeminent photographers here on photo.net and on the internet in general. I consider access to his portfolio to be a precious resource.

Kerry Ling , March 08, 2005; 01:22 A.M.

Thank you Photo.net to put your portfolio as it feature portfolio, so I have a chance to be introduce to your work. They are the most powerful art works I have ever saw in my life. Never been touched by photo this way. I am new to photography and I have been concentrating on technique like shapeness and clarity. After seeing your work. I realized that the most important thing is the story it tells and the emotion it holds. Thank you thank you and thank you.

GEORGE VOGIATZAKIS , March 09, 2005; 06:45 A.M.

Ian, I think your porfolios are the best in this site. To tell you the truth, I am not very enthousiastic for this site's photos -I don't like this kind of view-, but your photos are different and -of course- interesting.

Michael McBride , March 09, 2005; 05:02 P.M.

A True Pleasure!

Ian, Meeting you at VRA, viewing your pictures and talking with you about your photography was a real pleasure. You're a gifted photographer and a genuinly kind person. Thank you!

You're portfolio here, especially your "Asylum" and NB shots are truly impressive. Much deserving of the kudos you're receiving.

Please get into book form soon so we can keep them handy to look at. Best wishes...

Your friend and admirer, Michael McBride

Mark Domyancich , March 11, 2005; 10:53 P.M.


I echo numerous other comments made about your portfolio so I can't add much. These are some of the best photos I have seen in a very long time. You've captured important times and places remarkably.

tommi b , March 15, 2005; 09:16 A.M.

incredible portfolio

Erin Albertson , March 15, 2005; 07:28 P.M.

Beautiful, inspiring pieces. Absolute Talent.

Paul Gissing , March 15, 2005; 11:44 P.M.

Welcome back!!! You have been missed. I look forward to your new work. Still using the little Rollei 35?

Daniel Grenier , March 17, 2005; 08:17 A.M.

Submit your work to CMCP ?

Ian, further to my earlier comments about your wonderful work, I would strongly encourage you to forward your portfolio to the Canadian Museum of Comtemporary Photography here in Ottawa (if you haven't done so yet). They would very much love your work (no doubt in my mind). They now have a show "The 60s" where your work would have fit in perfectly well with the theme.

Jeff Alu , March 17, 2005; 11:17 P.M.


Fantastic work!

Hamed Dehnavi , March 18, 2005; 10:19 A.M.

Congratulations to you Mr. Ian MacEachern

You choose ordinary subjects and common situations, but then your photos are all high ordeal. You have nothing to do with PS, you don't use it cause you don't need it. You pull them out all fresh from daily life. And about your Asylum folder, what can I say. You captured the deepest emotions, loneliness, numbness, powerlessness, worthlessness and deadness. Even an amateur photograph like me can undrestand how great your photos are. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

Mark Ahlman , March 19, 2005; 05:42 A.M.

This is some AMAZING stuff. Im glad I found you.

Toni Tasic , March 19, 2005; 08:17 P.M.

Dear Ian,

Even as the most basic photographer here, I can appreciate and identify with your Asylum series. Congratulations to you on the captures, they are beyond amazing.

Eric Owen , March 21, 2005; 10:49 A.M.


It is a great pity you chose the title "Asylum" to such a wonderful series of photograps. Asylum is what people seek. It is a Mental Health Center or Institution where they reside. I'm sorry if you disagree but having spend the last ten years visiting such a place, and in this age of "political correctness", let's get it right.

Ian MacEachern , March 21, 2005; 10:17 P.M.

Re: Asylum


When the Asylum photos were taken in 1966, the institution was in fact a mental asylum, a fairly notorious one in Toronto, 999 Queen Street. The photos were taken in a locked, back ward, and the conditions were terrible. A photo was used as the lead photo for a magazine article on the need for mental hospital reform.

The stigma of '999 Queen' was so great, that the building has been renumbered, and is now 1001 Queen Street, West.

Eric Owen , March 23, 2005; 12:22 P.M.


Thank you Ian. It was this Institution, now called the Center for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH), where I spent the last two years visiting my son every day.

Schizophrenia, an illness that affects one in every hundred people, is one of the least understood illness in today's world.

Perhaps it would be a realistic challenge to shoot CAMH as it is today in order to see the progress (limited as it is) the medical community has made since 1966. If such a project was undertaken it will need to be done "soon" as there are plans to convert the whole area into malls & condos with CAMH still an integral part. Already, the area has been gentrified and one of the hotel properties opposite CAMH is, as reported today in one of Toronto's newspapers, "one of the coolest guesthouses in the world".

I wonder how long before the "in-crowd" want the "out-crowd" out?

Dave Hachey , March 25, 2005; 04:22 A.M.

Putting a face on mankind


Very moving. Sad, happy, depressing, inpsiring, disturbing. It evoked emotions in me unlike anything I've seen since Cartier-Bresson. Your use of black and white is powerful and effective, especially in the 'Asylum' and 'Saint John, N.B.' series. Your work is among the finest examples of photorealism to come along in quite some time. Whenever I visit a gallery, virtual or real, I try to choose my personal favorite from the artist. But in your case I couldn't. They are all outstanding.

On a personal note, my father was born in Saint John, but moved to the US at the age of five. I've often wondered what his life was like as a young child back in the 1920's. The 'Boy with a Bottle' and the 'School Children ...' could have been him.

Thanks for sharing your work, ...Dave

Christopher Appoldt , March 29, 2005; 09:14 A.M.


A fine example of slice-of-life, images taken with skill and finessee. I concur with many of the above positive comments.

I think "Generation Gap" is my favorite, though the Asylum and Foundry series, too, are delightful.

My late father's 1963 Nikon F still works flawlessly, and images such as the above make me want to put the D70 away for a while - stretch the F's legs again.

jason sheridan , March 29, 2005; 10:13 P.M.


Ian it is so refreshing to see photos on here that have not been altered using software.

It is proof for the Photoshop devotees that beautiful and timeless images can be created without using software but with a little effort and a simple camera !!

viola !

Jim Rais , March 30, 2005; 09:53 A.M.

Great time document of a great photographer, indeed

And it's also obvious how photographers of the sixties and older have a different style and different look into matters than nowadays. Beside the skill of using the cameras and lenses, it's also very "decisive moment" - like. Great time document of a great photographer. We surely can learn a lot from you, Ian.

Nikiforos Mandilaras , April 04, 2005; 05:11 P.M.

Sir Ian MacEachern,

I think that it's really great for new photographers the possibility to see, to admire and to study an excellent work like yours. Especially here on the net it's a work that stands out because, in my opinion, it has all those elements that bring out the tool that we all have in our hands ( I mean the camera), but only a few people know what exactly they want to do with that and which result they wish for. In a few words I would say that your work is PHOTOGRAPHY. I request that you accept my warmest thanks and my respect.

Nikiforos N. Mandilaras

Patricia Bierinckx , April 22, 2005; 11:26 P.M.


I love your work. I feel Cartier-Brasson. very,very impressive!

Rendben Zsoltán , May 08, 2005; 02:00 P.M.

ive come back today and i could not take my eyes off of some of your work.

Amrish Patel , May 21, 2005; 07:05 A.M.

A sharp eye for the decisive moment. Great folder of work.

subhadip choudhury , May 31, 2005; 03:18 A.M.

Too good. What a collection of images !! I'm overwhelmed. B&W at its best. Your work reminds me of all the masters I've seen in books and magazines. Standards such are yours are hard to achieve. I bow to you and your work.

Peepeye Photography , November 02, 2005; 04:48 P.M.

It has been an immense pleasure discovering your photography. If you ever have the time, I would very much value your opinion on my State Fair series at: http://www.photo.net/photodb/presentation?presentation_id=296643 or anything else that I’ve done for that matter. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work.


I C , February 06, 2006; 06:03 A.M.

i am sure i've come across your photos before, so if i said this before, please forgive me: great great stuff. looking up to you.

Joshua Ives , March 13, 2006; 08:17 A.M.


a wonderful portfolio. very touching in many ways. I enjoyed wondering through it.


Karina Brys , April 12, 2006; 03:49 P.M.

Inspiring indeed

I will mark your name and come and have a look when I have a few hours time, because what I have seen uptill now is BRILLIANT!

Novus G.D. , April 27, 2006; 11:35 A.M.

After all these, my Bravo is the only word I can add!

Brett Johnson , May 31, 2006; 11:35 P.M.

How depressing....

I have just realised have far I have to go - If I am able to gather up just some of the talent you have along the way, then the long journey will be worth it.

Ian Richardson , June 23, 2006; 04:48 P.M.

Ian, you are all the photographer I could ever wish to be but will, assuredly never become. You are a Master! Many many thanks for this great and beautiful body of work.

ALIREZA EMTIAZ , September 16, 2006; 12:33 P.M.

Dear Ian

I love your work and so learnable . Thankssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss for sharing your work, ...Dave

Sophia Douma , October 05, 2006; 01:20 P.M.

You have some very strong images in your portfolio.Excellent and powerful work!Congratulations!!

Kent B , October 17, 2006; 09:01 A.M.


How I have only now discovered your work is unexplainable to me. What a refreshingly creative body of work. A documentarian, humorist and photographer all in one as well as a few things I have yet to pleasantly discover.

David Meyer , October 30, 2006; 11:27 A.M.


I happened to see you had me marked as "interesting" so I thought I would take a look see at who this guy is. Turns out you are quite well known and renowned, so I am humbled and honored. This portfolio is everything I wish I could do. Wonderful sense of time and place. Great use of black and white. A wicked sense of humor. And a deft ability with composition. It is just awesome work. Thanks for sharing it.

Dirk Vermeirre , November 24, 2006; 01:19 P.M.

I have a problem...

Hi Ian,

I have a problem... there are to many excellent images here in your portfolio and I would like to write a comment on each of them but unfortunately I don't have enough time. What a pleasure for my eyes and mind, what an excellent work. I will come back when I have more time to explore them one by one, congratulation !!!!

Michael Taylor , March 16, 2007; 07:04 P.M.

Hi, Ian. I've watched your portfolio for about 2 years now; you encourage me to keep up with film and darkroom practice. Thanks.

Yianni Chrysostomidis , April 03, 2007; 11:36 A.M.

You got an amazing portfolio and unique style!

Serge Gagnon , April 06, 2007; 10:37 A.M.

Very impressive portfolio, very good work. We can sense your feeling behind each of your photo.


S. M. , July 18, 2007; 03:54 A.M.

Impressive. Regards.

Allenda Simpson , July 18, 2007; 11:50 A.M.

To Ian

Well, now that everyone and her mother has a camera, you and a few others on PN have renewed my faith, and long term belief that photography can still be fresh, original, and stand out. Very good work, and I hope to see more. Allenda Simpson

R Poolman , July 18, 2007; 06:06 P.M.

Great work!

I learn allot from observing your work. thanks for sharing!


Michael Nigro , July 18, 2007; 09:23 P.M.

Deelightful body of work.

Mahen Konwar , July 18, 2007; 09:50 P.M.




John Kelly , August 20, 2007; 08:25 A.M.

Fine work. I'm glad to see it here. It's more than a time capsule...it's a benchmark.

Robert Semnic , August 20, 2007; 09:59 A.M.

have you considered to write some photo book? If not, do it so cause your work is worth of that

Pierre Belhassen , August 20, 2007; 03:41 P.M.


I really admire your work, there are some masterpieces here...I guess you know this but I had to tell it to you. Keep shooting. Best. Pierre

Peter Mead , September 16, 2007; 03:23 A.M.

Your portfolio is an example for all the rest of us. Great work. At least in the league of Robert Frank and Eugene Smith (although Smith trumped you a bit in the foundry with his Pittsburg shots). The joy is that you chose to share.

Kenneth Fugate , December 04, 2007; 07:49 A.M.

Hello Friend!

Well here it is another year is passing away and we are coming into the holidays. I think time starts to go faster as we get older, it was just yesterday I wished my friends Happy Holidays and here it is again the end of a year. The holiday lights are starting to be put on some of the trees here in Dallas, we were out last night and some were lighting the trees. I wish for you all a holiday season with family and friends, after all is said and done all we have is each other.

I want all of you to know just what your comments and ratings on my work means to me, your words are my motivation, my drive to discover, to learn this art that we all love, thank you for taking time and thank you for caring about my works. At the same time thank you for letting us see your world, our lives are so much the same, we all care about our families and friends and we all share the same things, maybe someday our photos will help make for a lasting world peace. May you and your family be blessed this season.

Happy Holidays and Happy Shooting


Alok Shukla , December 04, 2007; 10:47 A.M.

Nostalgic stuff

Your photography reminds me of movies like Bicycle Theives and Bergman films... your black-white style is very prominent of those times... great work m8!!! Keep them coming.

Frank Gaffney , January 08, 2008; 04:42 A.M.

Go hIontach ar Bhfad!

Dia dhuit Ian, congratulations on your photo of the week....not for the first time I believe, and not or the last time I sincerely hope. Good B/W does it for me every time and B/W doesn't come much better than this. I don't have enough superlatives in my vocabulary with which to express my admiration of your photographic skills.....so I will just say that after viewing your work I am 'GOBSMACKED'. This, believe it or not, is the highest accolade that I can bestow on a photographer's work.....fairly pathetic I know, but it describes the effect your work , at first viewing, has had on me! I even love the way you consistently use the same frames.....just a small thing, but they do enhance and display your works to their best advantage. I will now return to your wonderful images for a while (well, its lashing rain outside!)...and who knows, maybe some of your magic will rub off on me. SLAN...... FRANK.

george ferrell , January 10, 2008; 04:49 P.M.

Asylum portfolio

I really liked the Asylum portfolio that depicted the lives of people in institutions in such stark terms. I also enjoyed the other work and the values of the black and white images. These images work well and offer up reportage in an insightful way.

Nuno Moura , January 11, 2008; 06:00 P.M.

Very interesting portfolio !!!

Giuseppe Pasquali , January 18, 2008; 09:32 A.M.

Your eye is comparable to your technique and soul,

thank you for what I have seen. G.

S J Goffredi , January 22, 2008; 10:12 A.M.

Almost painful

But oh so beautiful. Some of THE best documentary photos I have seen, bar none. I feel priviledged to have seen them. They realy deserve to be published in a book. Please keep it up and keep posting them, few can capture the human condition so well.

George Pentzikis , January 24, 2008; 04:20 P.M.

I feel really happy that I discovered your portfolio. Congratulations.

Dennis Aubrey , January 26, 2008; 11:09 P.M.

How many times have I come to this portfolio ...

... but this is the first time I've posted. Tough to find words sometimes. Superb work here, Ian. Superb.

Dave James , February 27, 2008; 07:36 P.M.


I love your work. You made me laugh and almost made me cry within seconds. So much emotion.

I recognized that stairway in Southampton immediately. Jesus wasn't there this past summer, so I guess someone got a good deal.

Just incredible work.

All the best, Dave James

Mike Smyth , April 06, 2008; 09:27 A.M.

Truly inspiring body of work, in the spirit of Walker Evans, brilliant

Vagiannakis Kallia , December 13, 2008; 10:12 A.M.


your work is stunning. excellent porfolio

Steve Gumbiner , March 23, 2009; 01:13 A.M.


so THIS is how it's done. Magnificent images. Thank you. S

Philip Ward , August 12, 2010; 09:36 A.M.

Thank you Ian.

What can I comment that already has not been said about your supurb work?.Only this,you have given me direction again.Thank you Ian.

Billy K. , June 21, 2011; 06:19 P.M.

Lots of great work here. Solid, oldschool. Thanks for sharing.

Naomi Berlyne , September 11, 2011; 07:02 P.M.

your photos of 999

Ian,  I love your photos, especially those of 999 Queen, they are shocking and haunting.  My friend and I are working on a little independent film project on the history of 999, and would like to use a couple of your photos for the film.  I wanted to ask if that was ok.  I can be reached at:






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