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I met you and your wife today at Catalina State Park. Your pictures are amazing! Hopefully one day I'll work my way up to your level.
Frank Poch Jr
Your photos preserve what my memory cannot. Great stuff!
Do you know what the wooden sculpture depicted in IMG_4210.jpg from Pohnpei represents?
hi john..have you found the V_cut tools?
Just love your pictures!!!!you definetely have the eye to capture these "moments
in time" with such emotions and passion in all of your images. I specially love
the cat and the child! You are a great artist. I, too, am in awe of you as an artist and all that you do for the people of Micronesia! Great job Johnny! We miss u and the chocolate deliveries after lunch! Hope you find some time to visit us soon:)!
John- I am envious of your travels and experiences- thank you for sharing them via your pictures. Ken Rogers
Wow just looked through your Pbase images. You are so talented. I have never in my life seen someone so good at conveying emotion through images. I am in AWE!!!! You my friend are an amazing artist, so far beyond a photographer. You have transended the art of images beyond anything I have ever seen.
If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? I have never seen someone with such raw talent. What you have can not be taught! You are a true artist, with one of the best eyes for photography I have EVER seen!
Hi John: These photos are just magnificent...seems there is no end to images that spark your creativity. Thanks for posting them. We think of you and Amy daily and are truly pleased that you are doing what you can to improve lives. Be well, and keep your eyes open, always...you have a great gift. Love, Ellen
Hello, this is wonderful! I look forward to seeing the two of you again.
just wanted to say hi. I miss your chocolate deliveries at work. I hope you are enjoying Micronesia. Your pictures are great.
Just stopped by for a visit to view your work - very nice. I Like the Black & White, but that's just me. Its real world but, somehow removed? Nice work John
Tom In Lafayette
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I met you and Amy @ TwoDogs Coffee shop in Morro Bay. Tried to add Amy via Facebook, although not sure if she remembered me. Found your link in my journal. Hope you're both doing well.
"Two Copy-Wrongs don't make a Copy-Right." ABC (me)
You are a wonderful photographer.
I came across your photos via a google image search "pesticide water". I am making a slideshow for a conference (www.bcwwa.org/annual_conference/documents/ConfSectionSpring09.pdf) on my PhD work (Chemical Engineering) and would like to include this photo:
It will serve as an introduction to my topic talking about water treatment technologies for the removal of pesticides from drinking water. The picture is beautiful and will serve as a good bridge. Please let me know if I can have your permission to use it. If so, please let me know what all information you would like be to provide on the slide so that you get full credit. I am happy to send you the full slideshow as well.
Thank you for your consideration,
is this the john amato from harrisonburg, va? these pictures are awe inspiring.
Wonderful work you have done, and congratulations for being an ambassador of so many cultures. I will be back often to learn from your people wisdom.
You downloaded them somehow when opening them. Just delete them.
john your photos on your website are showing up on my google desktop . how do i get rid of them.
I have enjoyed your work very much.
Your photos are awesome, I have really enjoyed seeing them! Best Wishes...Missy
John, tus fotos son muy buenas...
Eres un gran fotógrafo. Te mereces la beca de la UNESCO y espero que te den muchas más y que sigas haciendo fotos por muchos años...
gracias por mostrarlas...
I try to say it in english:
John, your photos are very good...
You are a great photographer. I congratulation for your grant and I hope you make photos for more years.
Thank you for made it possible...
your photos are wonderful thank you for sharing them love hearing from you are you coming to eugene?
Dear John, I may have missed it, but what kind of equipment do you use? I still prefer film to digital, especially medium format! I found out about your out-of-sight site by talking to your wife on the phone 1 day at my dreary day job. Peace
You have some real awesome photos here! Many photographers crawling on this earth but few worthwile and you're one of them! Head-fi is good for multiple things reasons! ;-)
Your photos are simply exceptional. Art and emotion in each of them. Thank you.
Love teh site ! Keep it up.
I found it via your sig on Head-Fi of course...
Just one word to describe such artistic talent, WOW.
Very very good stuff, your are going straight to my favorites.
This is a beautiful gallery John, well done
Great work John
Your stuff here makes me want to go out and take some pictures right now.
This is as close to perfect as it can get.
Gung Hay Fat Choy! I hope that you are both in good health and that your work is progressing well.
I wish you a Happy New Year John.
I had a great time to discover your work,
and i think that you are really gifted to have a catch a real contact with your subjects.
i ll come back to your work for sure !
John, thanks for your positive comments on my galleries, it's very flattering coming from you. You are an inspiration and your pictures matter. Great work.
Yeo Pit Hua
Thanks for visting and comments; i look thru' your gallerie, great work and so beautiful that i will visit again and thanks for sharing.
Just saw a picture and i was hooked at your photo's.
Great galleries, i will be back because you have such nice pictures.
Then in my meaning you need some comments.
Thank you for sharing.
Each of your photos worth thousands words. Wonderful !!!!!!!!
Wonderful images that show so clearly your ability to show others what's happening in the scene your witnessing. Documentary photography at its best. You are skilled craftsman who knows how to capture the moment, make the best of the composition and use the light to make the image something special. Inspirational.
Those are great photos full of humanity.
Your work is so beautiful, your pictures talk without words, my compliments!
Your work is inspirational. For me, this is real portraiture. Brief moments captured of real life, full of mood, ambience and character. We must never forget that there continues to be a human struggle all around us. I do not pity these people, but rather look at them with awe and respect in that they flourish despite what many would consider harsh conditions. They remind me of our ancestors, and what it must have been like in generations past. We all come from this.
A beautiful work, I adored immense! A good continuation.
I came to your wonderful galleries by mere chance, and I am so glad I did.. Your shots are stunning powerful photos that sincerely reflect reality of human nature soul and body.. Warm congratulations for such a touching great work.. Big Vote.
I'm glad you are pleased John.
I was crushed to hear about Steve Irwin.
If you drag down the page where latest pictures, most of the latest picture have a write-up on whats happening lately in regards to his family and the zoo.
I feel bad that people judge and attack photography when, no matter where you are, it tells a story- a neutral story about life- whether you are in China or USA - it is factual and it is life. Thank you for having a talent to share and to speak through photos so we all can relect and ask oursleves, what can I do to serve with love in this world of need and angst as well as this world of beauty.
Thanks for visiting and your comments. I looked through your galleries and it's beautiful and impressive. I shall put you as my favourites for future visits. Keep shooting. Cheers.
I often think about my people. I was born and raised outside Tibet, never been to Tibet. But my heart always felt close to Tibet. Seeing photos you have taken, I could see and feel what Tibetan in Lhasa are feeling, I can see that China has not only taken the country but core value and soul of my people....
Great Job.. Thanks you.
John, thank you for your comments on my work which gave me an opportunity to go through your galleries. Your work is certainly unusual (and from what I see in other comments controversial), but you have a great feeling and sensibility toward human nature, so I thank you very much for sharing your experiences and pictures. Best regards, Fred
John, you have all my admiration for your work, the photography is vibrant, the witnessing an inspiration, well.... And vice versa! thanks.
What an amazing human being you are and i have no words for your pictures... I am very touched by them. I can see true beauty in your pictures. Eventhough some of them are difficult to watch, you show compassion and truth. What an incredible life you must be having. Thank you for sharing with us. ~ Claudia
Beautiful, informative photographs, as usual. Thank you for sharing them.
Your experiences in China and Tibet have no doubt been revealing, and have broadened your perspectives on what is taking place, far from our clearly privileged eyes.
All the best to you. Ellen
I am not demonizing anyone or country. If you would read what I have written you would see that I state that what the images show is paralled around the world. The earth is getting smaller all the time and we need to help each other regardless of borders.
It is so cheap propaganda for you to SELECTIVELY demonize China with these fotos. Why don't you try some live pictures of your homeless people in the Western countries, say USA, Germany, France, Netherland...Dare you display the faces of those Western Children who are being raped by their own Western parents? And mind you, these people are living in the richest "democratic" countries that cry wolves about human rights in other places on planet. How many more human lives have been taken away in the name of "Western democracy"? Is there an ounce of shame left in your Western filthy mind?
Thanks for the pictures...
Made me think twice about my daily complaints.
Thank you so much for sharing your works. I cannot understand the pain that you are trying to project through your photography. Its really depressing, but undeniably the truth that needs to be projected out into our societies. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful work to all of us!
I was delighted to see that your gallery is still in the first group of most populars. You have captured the attention of thousands of people now via your photographs. Your story is being told. While the story itself is a harsh one, it is wonderful that it's getting out.
I've followed your beggars gallery in it's rise to the first page of the populars and each time I view it I wish I could vote again..May God Bless you for your kindness and caring.
We have many reason to smile every day.
god bless these people.
It's hard to put an adjective (or even several) to accurate depict your pictures. So I will just say what others have said. Good stuff!
Hi John--What a treat to find your nice comment about my humble donkey photo. Funny story. I failed to realise the difference between what I saw of the donkey through my viewfinder and how much closer the donkey actually was to me. When that shot was taken, the donkey was already gathering the front of my shirt together in oder to start eating it right up. I was astonished when I realize that this was going on while I was framing his pretty nose in my camera. I'm glad it was just a donkey and not some sort of preditory beast. Thanks so much for stopping by to see my gallery. I'm having a blast with it. Take care, S.
Wonderful pictures,John! U show me another world! TXS!
Very fine urban photos; big, sharp, bright - and they convey the look of the cities. - Max
You did here an excellent work. Bravo and thank you.
You are a truly talented photographer. This is definately your "calling". I feel like your gift has allowed me to see a country I may never have the opportunity to visit. I love the fog, mountains, terraces, and people. Thank you for your web visit today!!!! I feel like I have been to a gallery!
very touching galleries.. two years ago browsing through these galleries i would not have understood... but after becoming a father responsible for a new life things are different now.. and i see emotions captured, rather than just pictures... thanks for sharing a piece of life with me..
The Chinese people are truly stoic;you have captured there spirit on film,which is no mean feat.
You have an interesting set of pictures here on China. I will be a frequent visitor to your site to see your pictures. Cheers.
I loved the pictures what a fantastic experience you are having in China. Work is busy we run between 36 and 40 pts a day we have 4 pt rooms in the 470's area and we get numerous I/O pts and a variety of others we sure do miss you and I hope Amy is enjoying her teaching experience Love (send more pictures) Sue Moser
It's Ginger...We all miss you so much at work, and it hasnt really changed there... Connor is one now... you're missing him grow up, you need to get back here soon, you're such a great friend. I hope Amy is doing great ...Tell her hello.. You're pictures are so wonderful, what an experience to get... Have fun, stay safe and we all love you...
Hi John and Amy,
These are beautiful photos. Thank you for including me. Hope all is well. I can see you're making the most of your time in China. I'm looking forward to seeing more!
Love to you both.
John: As always, these photos are crisp, beautiful and really capture that which is uniquely China's. Please keep 'em comin'! We think of you often and hope that you and Amy are well and deriving much from your work and your time in China.Love, Ellen
These are great, I'd love to see more. I'll never get there. Hope everything is ok. John
Great photo's John, but I really didn't expect anything else. Keep them comming!!
We miss you here. Your photos are amazing! I agree with Beth, you really have a unique view of things. Can't wait to see more photos of your journey....Casey
Hi John, Your photos are really quite wonderful. The color is great and you really do capture the subject. I almost feel like I am right there in the photo. Very real and right down in there with the people. You have a great eye. Keep on shooting.
Thank you. I have been here for 5 months and I will be here for 5 more. I have many more images to post from a number or areas.
your pictures are amazing. they capture the very real day to day living. YOu stayed in China for some time?