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Stupid Slavs kill mutually... Germans and Anglicans enjoy. Gooood my brothers so damn goood.
James........where you at?
Kotzebue, AK, USA
pozz james javljam se iz centralne bosne vitez tvoj prijatelj s kojim si obilazio prvu crtu na brdu živ sam bog drago mi bi bilo da se javiš
Talk about a walk down memory lane! Your photos are really awesome. I am doing a project for school at UAF and would like to use some of your Kotzebue pictures if that is okay. I will add a credit for photos used.
I am currently editing a book about the hippies and was wondering if I could get permission to use one of your photos of Ken Kesey.
I work for the biggest womens magazine in Sweden, called Amelia. We're writing an article about Janine di Giovanni and found a picture at the PBase we would love to use. The "Tuzla aiport"-picture.
We really like it, and hope it's possible to buy it!
Hope to hear from u as soon as possible!
All the best,
Hi, by case found some of your pictures from Turanj in the web, and just wanted to say hello....maybe you remember me, Toni, the guy that was taking care about you fotografers, like you, or mister Kurt Sauter from Switzerland....and many others, like Lee Sinco (LA Times...) Would be really happy to hear from you.....
Thank you for sharing those photos that bring back memories of the tragedy and time there in '93 & '94.
It is sad that politicians never learn from the past. It seems no one teach them of 'best practices' and mistakes are long forgotten.
The guest comment below regarding the organizations is somehow right - the politics of those are sometimes not understandable - but made by politicians! Behind the acronyms are people from all continents, of all beliefs, of all levels of society - and they bring hope to many people in despair around the world. I.e. the United Nations is made up by numerous agencies, organizations, funds and missions and is much, much more than the Peace-Keepers - who also sometimes make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of politicians.........
Please pay some respect - and to all users/guests, also do consider using a sober language and respect the views of other people.
Hi James, loved your pictures of the wartorn Yoguslavia. Have you made a photobook that i can purchase??
Thanks wery much for those wery touching photos. I cant imagine, that the Bosnian war is almost 20 years gone, and that the war criminals have just yet been found. Shamefull. But the pictures brings back the time, when I was studying, and realising, that the terms "EU", "UN" and "Nato" is nothing but bulshit words... Best regards Brian
This is Jessica Tanzer! I've always wondered where you ended up and my brother and I were talking about Rajneeshees today so I Googled James Mason Rajneesee photographer. :-)
I hope you are well, your photographs look great!
I'm still in San Francisco and a professional photographer www.conroytanzer.com.
Tremendous photojournalism that attests to a high degree of dedication and expertise.
Glad that I recently became aware of your work!
Love your pictures of the Brits in Bosnia. I was there with 1PWO and worked for Roy Hunter who I see has added quite a few comments.
They brought back many memories, most of them quite sad, i was quite moved by it Thanks for the memories from nearly 20 years ago.
Alain, I was not then and am not now a member of the Rajneesh group. What happened in Oregon was unfortunate, but it was the actions of a small group of individuals with personality and psychological problems that brought about these mistakes. Nearly all of the Rajneesh people I knew from visiting as a journalist were nice people.
I am so surprised to see a gallery regarding "Rajneesh in Oregon".
Are you a member of them ?
Are you pride of what they have done in 1984 ?
Dutch harbor images bright me here but the other galleries are incredible!
Thanks for sharing these images.
Dutch harbor images bright me here but the other galleries are incredible!
Thanks for sharing these images.
Hi James, I'm a photo editor with Huffington Post, would we be able to use your photo of the Discoverer at Dutch Harbor for a post? If you could contact me at the e-mail below, that would be great. Thanks!
Hi James, can we use your image of the Discoverer at Dutch Harbor for an article in the Sierra Club?
Thanks for your time,
Art Director, Sierra Club
James, would it be possible to use your image of the Discoverer at Dutch Harbor in a blog post about the situation this morning?
Los Angeles Times
jan van endert
i am a photographer from germany and i am also addicted to bikes since i am a little kid.
just found your great pictures from the 70ies and was falling in love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
is their any chance to get a print or bigger images????
i ride track bikes in the velodrome and love your black and white work.
you have a new big fan from germany,
all rthe best,
if you have a minute, this is what i do: www.van-endert.com
Hello James, Would you be OK for us to use some of the photos about Rajneeshpuram in the (non-profit)online magazine Osho News (www.oshonews.com)? Please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org They are really brilliant. Regards from
Hi James-- I'm writing an article for BikePortland about Mount Tabor racing, and I'd love to use this amazing image in the post, if possible: image/128295319
GREAT shots, I was so psyched to find these. I'm hoping to do more about the history of racing in PDX, and it's tough to find images that capture those glory days.
--Josh jliberles at gmail dot com.
We are a film production company and we are searching to contact you about one of your photos. Can you please sent us your contact infos at email@example.com ?
Have a nice day and thank you very much !
Just to let you know on the 8th June 2012 we will be unvailing a plaque at Bouteville Normandy to the 91st EVAC Hospital. Please do make contact with us if you can and I will send you more details.
Hi - I'm very keen to use a couple of your BBC pictures from Bosnia for a piece I'm writing for the BBC College of Journalism.
I'd be really grateful if you could drop me an email at stuarthughesbbc at gmail dot com
Just found this site last night. Amazing. In many of your cycling pictures I am certain that I was standing within 20 feet of you when you were shooting. I watched the same races at the same location and angles as the pictures of the 77 nationals, the Nevada City races, the Presidio, and fishermans' wharf. I was in the race with Auker and Broznowski at Horse Heaven. They dropped me of course.
Your photos of the Bosnian War are amazing. I was there and it brings it all back. I was in Gornji and Vitez and Tusla in the summer of '93 as a Captain in the British Army. I am now also a photographer ... but I shoot safe and beautiful things mainly. Too scared or too comfortable right now to be a war photographer. You should do a book. If I had work as brilliant and important as this I would get it in print (maybe you already did).
Anyway, thanks for sharing these stunning images ...
great pictures. finished the book on 20 years of Croatia and am wandering would it be possible to use some of your photos. My contact is firstname.lastname@example.org
Im really intresting in Bosnia and Balkans and Im writing a lot about it. Im from Poland and I want to show people, who know a lot about second world war, that on balkans not so long ago, happened similar things. Im a young journalist also. Thats why Im talking with people, who lived there during war and people who could say something about that. And now my question: could you say me something about that? Your memories, opinions and things like that?
Thank you very much for answer, I will be really happy if you could write me back, its my email: email@example.com
I'm a Norwegian travler, and i've been to Bosnia sevral times since 2007. I've met up with a guy, who worked for the British forces as an interpreter. I would like to try to find some pictures of him, and therfore i ask you for help.
Please contact me.
All the best
hi James, im a big Inga fan/friend and host a radio show called "biketalk on KVMR" up in Nevada City CA. needless to say i love all of your pictures of NC especially the ones of Inga.
id like to share your pictures along with proper photo credits to you when and wherever they are shared on my biketalk page (on facebook) as well as a few other places, and just wanted to ask your permission before i did.
hoping this will be okay with you?
as well i checked out a whole bunch of your photos from Bosnia and other places and they are amazing! you've been a lot of places and seen a lot.... i wish more folks would check them out so they could get a grasp on what is really going on in the world.
Hi James, I was just looking at your photos of journalists in the former Yugoslavia - really fantastic. Just wondering - do you have any more photos of Martin Bell? I work for the publisher Icon books, and we will at some point be reissuing one of his classic works of journalism on the Bosnian war, so would be really interested to know if you had any other photos. Many thanks!
Do you have any pictures of Tad Teays at Marina Cyclery circa 1991-1992? All the neighborhood bike shops have gone "effete & effeminate" (a la City Cycle) since you sold your business.
I liked your photos of the '77 Nationals as I was among the spectators. I even got to chat with Bob Cook and Greg LeMond at the post-race dinner.
Lisa K Perry, Abundant Life Photography, Inc.
As one who has an extreme passion for the people of the former Yugoslavia, I can't even look at all these pictures without tears. They are amazing!!! I do hope you go back again. I can't wait for my first trip there!!! Thank you for capturing the essence of these amazing people!!!
Hi James Mason,
My name is Paul Mitchell-Davidson I'm a professional composer.
Would it be possible to use some of your incredible images of the Bosnian conflict in a photomontage.I am posting my piece Threnody,Song for Sarajeyvo on youtube and I'm making a montage of images to accompany it.
I can send you an mp3 of the piece it is approx. 11 mins in duration and scored for clarinet,cello, violin, guitar.piano and percussion. All Best Wishes
Jim........45th Reunion coming up in Portland on August 13th and we'd love to have you there !! Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lynn Lord Kirwan (email@example.com) and give us your email so you can be on the list. If you can't make it for this one, the 50th is only 5 years away !! So you live in Anchorage ? My daughter lives in Palmer and we are going up to see her next week!!
Any chance that some of these images are printed and in Portland? We'd love to hang some for the OBRA banquet coming up soon.
I am a friend of David Aukers. He recently had a stroke and I am working on some fundraising to help out with his vast medical expenses. I would really like to use a photo of him that you took for an email campaign.
Hi Jim, It has been a long long time.would love to reconnect.
My email is goatfarmer@Hawaiiantel.net
A REEDIE, SAYS IT ALL.
Jack Peek Sr. A NYC firefighter,on television just talked about the loss of his best friend today, and on what BHO, said on TV about 911 ," THAT THIS NATION MUST REMAIN TOLERENT!"
The NYC fireman said he disagreed,,"tolerence does not mean suicide!"
You damn right it doesn't mean you die for it!!!
Great photos from the bike championships. Do you have all the photos still, not just what you downloaded onto the website? Im curious if there are any more of me in that group. I met you yesterday in the New Segaya market, Zander Ault. Thanks man...
Your pictures are raw as it gets. Thank you for telling the truth.
Your gallery is an outstanding slice of the recent history of the western world, looking for its own future in the 40 past years and witnessing the crumbling down of all the ideologies : from the late 70's eccentric spiritual experiences to the 90's ethnic wars.
... and I'm still wondering what is left now?
Thanks for reporting it and sharing it with us.
On your pics of early cycling, the Tour of Nevada City 66 race there is a picture where you want to identify the riders. The San Diego Rider with California on his shorts is Ed Renger, and I am pretty sure the other rider is Ian Mahon. Renger for sure. He is still in San Diego and active. I rode with him until I stopped riding in '67 and found him to be a really nice, friendly and classy guy.
James - Your name came up the other day at the photo shop on Scott St. just off Chestnut (SF) - evidently the proprietor knows you from when you had a bike shop nearby. The Dolphin Club is about the same as ever...maybe even better - stop by when you're in town! Glad you've taken to Alaska, a wonderful place! Regards, Krist Jake
Well, here you are, James. I found you, and you do not disappoint! Happy to see that you haven't changed much...still...unapologetically honest, spot-on funny, eccentrically sharp, and living life as your own author. Still rough around the edges...but more refined and interesting as hell! Gawd, you had me doubled-over with this brilliant comment "Life's short. The window of access to teenage girls is even shorter." and the "get lost" comebacks...So true and very James-eque...Haha. Amazing photos, BTW. I recognized a lot of the older ones from way back when(b/4 digital) :) I was looking you up to see if you still had the cyclery as I'm getting into road/tri racing now. Looks like you've moved on from SF a long time ago...
Take care my friend!
I was wondering if You have more photos from Vitez and Busovaca during the war 1993. I am from Busovaca and i would be so grateful is You would send them to me,in the memory of my father...this is my e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Hllo again James,
I forgot to mention that these photoss of that place are mezmerizing..all your photos are awesome
Hey James, I once knew a homeless guy who was taken on a bus from California to this place, i looked for him in your photos. he said he was semi held hostage at Rajaneeshepuram,Oregon, i wrote a story about him. I assume you photo site is public. Did you ever get to know a guy named Bob Lawerence when you took the photos of the Bajwhan guy's place? Can I put a link to your photo site in my story..i dont need an individual photo...
I was in the British army and in 1993 was sent to Vitez as part of the UNPROFO. My colonel Alastair Duncan.Bosnia holds a very special place in my heart. Your pictures are very good and take me back with such clarity. I hope to return one day and visit the places there i went on patrol. I remember evacuating croates civilians from guch gora church, the convoy of joy like it was yesterday. I reconize a lot of people on your pictures not just the uk military ones but also the locals and even a couple of the local soldiers.
I'm dating a Bosnian native (Jablanica). He and his family moved to the US in 1993. I'm trying to take an act of interest in his heritage, due to the fact that I don't know much about Bosnians. I'm currently learning to speak Bosnian with a 'knock off' Rosette Stone learner and I'm enjoying it. I tried cooking/baking several Bosnian dishes for him like zeljanica. We plan on visiting Europe this year and some of his family. We have talked about marriage and I told him that I'd like to get married in Bosnia. Could you give me any pointers as to how, as an American woman, win his family over? I'm very interested in learning more, but don't know any other Bosnians.
Okay, it's not only the Kotzebue pictures I go to. These are great, and I look forward to seeing them when I can sit down and enjoy them! The pictures from the war, your father's pictures, the sports shots, the Portland pictures - they are an experience.
Kako si, James-
As a former member of Pedali Alpini (early 60's), I greatly enjoyed your racing gallery and I am impressed by your photographic skills. You may enjoy my vintage racing site: velovecchio.com. (I will soon be adding a 1980's Nevada City page.) I was also taken by your shots of Croatia. My father was born on Brac Otok. But what a difficult time to be there!
Hope this message finds you in good health and with a full belly! Those pictures you take are awesome, thanks for providing us with the opportunity to view them. Hope to catch up with you again someday.
Great pictures! I enjoyed the gallery. Are you in Anchorage yet? The Nationals are going on and with the way you know how to shoot ski shots, it would be great to see Kikkan, Tyler, David, James and Holly on your site for their finishes this year!
James -- I hope you are well. You still in Alaska? Drop me an e-mail when you have a chance. Best, Mike Hedges
James: Not sure my previous comment transmitted, so I will do it again, briefly. I am interested in making contact with you re: Nevada City Classic photos. I am chairing a "Gathering of Champions" for the 2010 race and will be inviting all past winners in all categories. For now, I would appreciate making contact through email@example.com. Thanks. Steve Cottrell, Nevada City.
Mr James Mason you had some great pictures of Ron Monsons funeral in Kotzebue a while back. He was my brother and your pictures are the only record of the event I have. If you have any other pics please email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org My regards - Bob Monson
Mr. Mason: The Thomas Wolfe Review is publishing an article in the 2009 issue on the Liberty Ship Thomas Wolfe. Would you be willing to grant permission for the journal to use two of your father's photos of the ship, along with his caption comments? Please contact me. Thanks. David Strange, Associate Editor.
James....drop me a line and fill me in and I'll do the same for you......Rosie not fishing this year....she gonna be manager for KOTZ......lord help me.....
Your photos from the Rajneeshpuram are amazing. Would it be possible to correspond with you about your experience
there and perhaps licensing your stills for a possible film? please let me know.
James, thank you for all Karlovac Pics, and Turanj area.
hello there James.
the pictures of your dad's time in ww2 are fantastic. i am currently researching the nurses of the Army Nurse Corps who were assigned to the 91st Evacuation hospital during that time. i would appreciate it if you would let me post a link to your pictures on a web site I am compiling. many thanks
amanda ware england
Hi, I was tickled to see that you had a photo of the 1966 Nevada City Jr. Crit. That was my first race! (I was dropped). But, hey, I finished 10th the next year... 8) Any chance you have any more pix of 1966, I would love to buy some even if there isn't anything of me...
John Markoff email@example.com
philip scott habeger
Your compsitions are power in the most pure form. You took myself and other 1966 graduates of Los Altos High School on a Great Trip. (I felt like my very essence was right there). A few of us were wondering if you attended school at Los Altos, and when. I am an oil painter, and have been since the early days of Los Altos. I appreciate conceptual brilliance such as yours, and I need to tell you so. PSHabeger
Greetings from Bosnia! I like your photos very much. Me and my colleague recently made a video about the church-hospital in Nova Bila in the Lasva Valley during the conflict. The video (it lasts around 15 minutes, so it had to be broken up in two parts) can be found here:
-- NOTE: It has English
subtitles/translation! Just enable CAPTIONS (CC) in the lower-right corner of the video.
We really tried to make a short documentary about good people, and not to talk about how someone else is bad.
Thank you for this web.And specialy for picture of Vitez,because iam from there and i was there when was war.....Please if u have some picture to send me of Vitez i will be realy happy.You can send me on firstname.lastname@example.org
redwood city 1966, the front rider from pedali alpini looks like steve lubin to me.
And Alan from BBC was Alan Heyman. Heard he died... he was amazing and always could find some safe road from hell to safe place. so we called those roads heyman s roads...
thanks for sharing the photos from central Bosnia.
Plava sa Siroki
Jimich..javi se...where are you these days. I was back in Agram and the Domovina in the summer and plan to go back soon. Let's meet up there. Pisi mi.
I just would like to thank you very much for the insight into this beautiful country. I have been looking for pictures of Mostar (before the war)for sometime. My wife was born there, and came to America in 1994. This helps me picture what she had to go through. Again Thank You!
I would love to see some more pictures of the town itself if you have some.
Stefano Di Domizio
I'm impressed from your work. Thank you very much.
I saw your photo of Mark and me, really nice. It's been awhile. I have been married to Heidi Hopkins and was living in Big Sur until our home burned up. I have returned to taking photos in my retirement. After losing everything in the fire life is disrupted, but still spend time in Eastern Sierra walking and cycling. It would be great to hook up with you again.
Thank you for the photos of the Bosnia War, I am at college and doing an investigation into the Bosnian War and your photos and written summary has helped me very much.
All the best in your future, may it be enlightening.
Dear Mr. Mason,
I am contacting you because I am looking for some photos of Croatia which were photographed during the civil war beteween 1991 and 1995 for a TV documentary. I would like to know if we could use your photos for the documentary because they are very well photographed quality pictures. I would be very grateful if you could kindly contact me for the details. Best regards, Akiko ( email@example.com )
Jaffe here. Norm Thompson in the '70s. I tried Googling you a few years back, but came up empty. We just returned from Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia. While there I thought of you and your "stuff" in some attic in Dubrovnik. We were very taken with the trip and learned a lot about this history. Then I stumbled across your photos. Wow. We're still in Portland; Kriger is in Casablanca; where are you?? Lou
Don't think we've met, but odd that we didn't, somewhere. Poona, SF, ANC, North Slope (never been to OTZ or PHO though), etc., etc.
I ran marathons for years and knew some triathletes. My roomie was 2nd woman in the 2nd Ironman in Hawai'i.
Halfway expected to see a shot of an old friend, the late Walt Stack, in your DSE shots.
if you want to contact Marinko from Bosnia send a e-mail to me.
Marinko is also interested to meet you.
Thank you for great photos.
Hey--The only Nevada City Classic race I saw was in '84. I still have the tee shirt. Great stuff. I also remember the Coors Classic from '86. I remember most just how _tiny_ these guys were, especially Hinault.
Hello Mr Mason,
just stumbled on your excellent gallerys.The photo of Robin Searby caught my eye.I used to be he driver when he was a Colonel.He is a great man i believe he is now a Major General
brings back a lot of memories. Some of them are even good. Should we try once again?
Get in touch!
Wonderful to see golden era Nor Cal bike race pictures. It pleasantly cast my mind back. Thanks. I can't wait for you to post more.
Hello Mr. Mason!
I just saw your beautiful photographs and since I really like photography I would like to thank you for sharing them with all of us.
I am from Karlovac in Croatia and I could maybe get you more information about the people in one of your photographs:
James Mason | all galleries >> Hrvatska - Croatia > Recognize Croatia!
I'd like to know what these men are doing now, if anybody in the Karlovac area can tell me.
I might be able to get some info about those brave men if you would like me to investigate it.
Please send me mail to my address firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to talk more about it.
Thank you in advance!
very nice site james
specially the pictures from your father, you know why
and thanks for writhing in our guestbook on www.memorialcentermargraten.com which we just started
hope to here from you about the pictures from valkenburg the netherlands ok
andre and maggy
Hello Mr Mason
I was in Busovaca in February and Mars 93,i was there with a friend of who is a Croat,my self is a Norwegian,why i did go ther,because i wanted to help people,but during my period in Busovaca i see much very bad things that i will never get out of my head,i still have problems with this today,and also i have many photos that i have taken during this time,i was in places that UN dident wanted to go because of the safety,so what is your reaction after you have been there.
Love your work, thanks for sharing!
James: Nice work! Please contact me (or let me know how I can contact you) regarding possible use of one or more of your photos in a book. weirdoregon(at)gmail(dot)com
I never heard the tale of the suicide at the start of the Munich road race. Hand guns are pretty rare in Germany....- James
Great Pictures. I had heard that at the start of the Munich Olympics road race, some spectator was standing next to John Howard and the spectator commited suicide with a handgun. Apparently this really upset John. Later on he crashed and was unable to finish because he lost one of his shoes.
Powerful images Even though they bring mixed emotions, I appreciate seeing them they should never be forgotten.
Thank you so much for posting these photos, and if you have more material especially from Uskoplje region I hope to see it on your site.
Dear "slobodni zidar"
greetings from croatia
I love the pictures you have taken and glad I got to see them. Thank you.
When I get photoshop and a new camera, I'm going to model my work after you.
Simply astounding! Keep getting better ok?
Great pictures! Used up too much of my time looking, but you'll have to post more as everything on TV are filterd.
My answer to Malcolm below is "no thanks." These pictures in this gallery, and the journalism work I do everyday on the radio, are my statement.
I really enjoyed your galleries. You do a wonderful job. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.
iwas wondering if you or any of the reporters could help me,
iwas in vitez 1993 on op grapple 2 may/nov. one of the reporters there put a video together for me it showed the events at gucha gora, tuzla and a few moments in a bosnian hospital. it also showed the BBC BBQ at the end, from memory brown eyed girl was the music playing,sadly i have lost this tape and was hoping you can help me.
IT also bothers me that i cant find any photos about what happened in STUPNI DO in oct 93
the whole world should see what them murdering bastards did to those women and children,
please get in touch .MARK KENNY
E moj Gagi...
Tebi je ocito draze sto sad zivis u Slunjavcu a ne u Karlovcu...Kad su vam se Slunjani ubacili u srpske stanove i metnuli svoje svinje u kupatila i na balkone onda ste po gradu pisali parole trazeci od srpskih civila da se vrate...Nema nista od onog starog Karlovca...Otisle je sve niz Koranu onog dana kad su na mostu prema NK Karlovcu poklani rezervisti JNA...
James..please contact me at: email@example.com , or if somebody could give me his email adress?!
Greet's from Karlovac who never became Kordunovac! :))
Hey man, a lot of people are talking about you on pbase and a lot of them, including me, want you back in there.
Sto se ne javljas covjece kad ti pisem na yahoo????? Javi se bona
The British Scimitar in Bosnia, correct information but wrong unit, The 3 guy were in my troop.
the Unit Should Read 9th/12th Lancer, a medium recconaisance unit. WE we based in the School in Vitez at the time.
James, no matter wat these serbs say, u DO know wat ur talking about!!
its just how they r, they always think they r right, and dats y their Yugoslavia fell apart!!!!
Hey james. Long time. Glad to see your stuff on the crew from Vitez, etc. Lots of memories. So long ago, but so very fresh in the mind. Cheers,
Sehr nützlich, informativ und anschaulich!
Was this Cro at the amateur topless contest? It was at the Polaris Bar.
There was just one Aussie I know. He wasn't racing. He was taking pics. He is a Cro. Wrong Aussies.
I remember the two Aussies well. Were they Croats? I never got their names. They were real dog lovers, but their tales of racing in Oz were bizarre. I think the beer was as important as the dogs. In retrospect I wish I'd done a story about them for the paper.
I never told you back in 2003-2004 a bifshi beau of mine from Australia travelled to Alaska. I was looking at his photos from the dog run/races and low and behold...there you were snapping photos!!! Small world eh? Inache kad ches doma? Svak ziv pita za tebe....Cuvaj mi se tamo. Talk soon. Plava Macka u Kanadi
I'm sorry Stefan, but I'm not an idiot, and I do know what the hell I'm talking about.
Your an idiot and clearly don't know what the hell you are talking about.
Will drop you a line shortly.
Plava Macka u Kanadi
I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I drop you a line that is not visible to every insane Chedo on the planet who has nothing better to do than to spew venom...Lemme know...need to ask you something.
ps. Sonja P and Don L send their hellos.
Cynthia Flood See
Thank you so much for sharing the Kotzebue Area pictures. My father was Norman Flood, he was from Kotzebue.
Our family lives in southeast Alaska, Juneau.
We knew that our father loved his homeland so much and was homesick many times, we can see why.
Gunalcheesh (tlingit - thank you)
Well, I wouldn't want to step in your international bull pucky sling with James, Mr. "Guest", but for whatever its worth it's pretty much a toss-up as to distance from Kotz to New Orleans or Serbville, albeit, 6-7000 kilometers either way. Northwest to Bosnia or Southeast to red beans 'n rice mmmmmm good...now, North Korea there's a place that's close, crazy like Serbia, and has nukes to boot....'course I haven't been priveleged to visit either and I don't claim to understand what distance has to do with morality, it must be a Balkan thing. Hi James!
Good one Greg...
There was a spelling mistake there but I think the guy was trying to be sarcastic...To make it easier for you to understand, Louisiana is much closer to Alaska than the Balkans...I am sure next time a correct mileage will be entered not to offend your supreme knowledge of geography...
And for the know-it-all from Alaska...
Ante Gotovina sends his greetings to you from Hague and wants you to read some info from a bosnian link below...
A "few hudred kilometers" puts me out in the middle of nowhere. I'm 650 air miles from the closest McDonalds.
You know bucko you do have talent...I never bothered to mention that I do enjoy seeing your work...on occasion.
I enjoyed the "few hudred kilometres" remark from your admiring Serb. And they say Americans have no sense of geography!
I deleted the previous messages of this character below because I got real tired of Serb whackos during the war. This gentleman is typical of the Serbs who sat the war out in the ausland and have some funny ideas about what went down. Read his post and make your own mind up...is this a well-adjusted individual? Can you picture him in some basement apartment on the outskirts of Toronto, stabbing my pictures with a kitchen knife while the TV is locked onto the cartoon channel? The trash is overflowing with cheap beer empties and TV dinner trays. There's a whole country full of guys just like him. It's called Serbia.
Thanks for deleting my comments...What was wrong with them...Didn't like a few facts I stated...
Please don't compare Germans with Serbs...We are the ones that fought against them and we are the ones who ended up in their concentration camps in the then fascist state of NDH...
Again get a history book and read a little...
Gee you must have been so busy in your newspaper reporting in Alaska...Major stories on Alaskan malamute riots...What a pathetic excuse...You could not find time to travel a few hudred kilometres south to Louisiana but were more than happy to go to war torn central Europe...Give me a break...You are just another typical weekend commando...Which newspaper did you represent in the war torn regions...Don't think anybody would be paying your airfare to Europe so you can take low grade photos overseas...Thats why as you said you "have a job ON a newspaper here in Alaska"...Make sure you stay "ON a newspaper" there in Alaska and don't come back...
Over and out from me fool...I am not wasting my time with a Grizzly Adams stuck in some igloo who does not even respect his own country's basic law of 'Freedom of Speech'...Apologies for taking up 'Your' space...Didn't know 'You' own the whole of PBase...
Since you speak languages from the former YU so well learn how to spell you loser...Your friends were called Ustase not Ustashi...Where did you get that from, CNN...Next time you come around you'll meet some new friends...It would not take more than my grandma to teach a hate spreading fascist like you a lesson...
Well first of all Chedo, Tesla had to emmigrate to America to become a success....and I am quite aware of his accomplishments. Your grandmother is a liar. There were no American planes shooting at her. Poor Chedo started a war down there in the Krajina under the assumption that the JNA would stand by him. Too bad Milosevich stabbed you guys in the back. The Ustashi gave you a little of your own medicine, didn't they? In fact, I wish those had been American planes shooting at your grandma! Hajde Bakico! Bjezi! Bam! bam! You don't get it. Your picture of the war is not accurate. Mine is. I'm not teaching hatred of Serbs, I'm telling what happened. You sound like a German complaining that the Jews' holocaust tales are just anti-German propaganda.
I didn't go to Louisiana, or go take pictures of black folks been whacked around by the LAPD because I have a job on a newspaper here in Alaska. Now go take up somebody else's space Chedo. Where'd you spend the war? Canada?
Hey get lost. I was there and know what I saw. I spent time on the Serbian side and for the most part, was not allowed to shoot pictures. I do have stuff from Vukovar but have not had a chance to scan it. The Serb politicians certainly are guilty, but the average Serbian citizen went along for the ride. I hung out in Knin for two weeks early in the war, before it had started in Bosnia, and I met some really nice people. But they were nuts. Their view of the situation was crazy. To answer your post, the borders of the former Yugoslavia are a lot older than Tito. Now why the fuck should the Serbs get part of the Adriatic coast? It is not part of Serbia. Go to Kotor Bay. That is Croatia, yet it belongs to the Crnogorci. Croatia and Bosnia were not favored by the US government in the war until the end. James Baker essentially gave Slobo the go ahead by saying "we don't have a dog in that fight." You are yet another Serbian idiot who can't face up to the reality of the crimes committed by the Serbs. When the US leaves you'll start the war up again and I hope this time you get pushed into Siberia.
Love the pictures.
All of them.
You were one of the few journos covering the wars in Croatia and BiH who actually knew what he was were talking about. You didn't show up claiming you knew everything like so many other pricks who covered the wars.
Keep in touch.
See you in Croatia and BiH soon.
You've skillfully hidden this website from me for so many years! If you hadn't just posted that photo of me, you probably never would have told me of its existence. It is so strange to see all your work from Bosnia, etc. again-- it really brings back the bizarre feeling of that time to me. Your stories and pictures were a real window on that world for us. I see by the recent comments here that you are still attracting crazies from that part of the world. Their comments make it plain that trouble is not yet over for the Balkans. Well, I'm glad you got out of there with your hide intact, and your pictures of Kotzebue are every bit as good-- and somewhat safer to shoot! That's an awesome shot of people walking out of the church. There's a lot of dynamic visual tension in that peaceful scene. Well, keep the bottom side of the Snow Machine down and show us a shot of Nikki in the wolf costume?
Dear James Mason,
I'm the student you gave the furniture to when you were here in California. Just wanted to say thanks once more for the furniture! I also found a film roll in the dresser that you may want. I'll be more than willing to send it to you. Feel free to email me.
haha no ot the "dead photographer" beaverton, home of Nike!!
Frimley is in the UK, an old school friend of mine, also called james mason is also a photographer and I wondered of you were him.
Never heard of Frimley. I'm originally from Beaverton, Oregon, USA, but I've lived many places. Not in Frimley, however. Are you the crazy "dead photographer" guy?
Are you the James Mason of Frimley by any chance?
Why did I delete it? Because it is crazy and weird. Why don't you go figure out who actually wrote Shakespeare and then get back to us.
see you deleted my comment regarding dead photographers and stolen exposed film stock.
I've always valued free psychiatric advice very highly. So I thank you for the analysis. Could you send me some drugs maybe? Since you are an expert on the human psyche, why don't you explain to us what makes the Serbs so fucking criminal? And why do you, a man who apparently has a high school diploma, defend the criminals and psychos who dragged the name of the Serbs thru the manure?
Wow, your lunacy is much worse than I originally thought.
What these photos, along with the odious garbage you write around here, document above all - is your own personal descent into dementia.
Although I very much doubt you were ever properly "wired up" to begin with, at the moment you're a case that should be institutionalized.
With the amount of hate that's running through your veins, you ended up destroying no one but yourself and your own emotional well being.
Hopefully your condition deosn't deteriorate any further, but, just in case, seek some professional help, so you don't become a danger to your immediate environment.
Well Milovan, out here in the real world we are allowed express our views. What I'm sharing is what I experienced, not some Serbian fairy tale that was handed down to me by an alcoholic uncle who drove buses in Nis for twenty years before emigrating to Toronto to become a janitor at Wal-Mart. If you want to talk about ethnic hatred and mental instability, then let's talk about the Serbs. I didn't start out this way. I got tweaked by experiencing what was called a war but actually wasn't. I haven't thought up a name for it yet. The Serbs are in serious denial. You refuse to admit that you did what you did. These pictures are here so "foreigners" will know a small part of what happened, and who the criminals were behind it. Now get lost.
The comments that accompany most of your Sarajevo photos are at best scandalous and at worst contain statements that are brimming with ethnic hatred.
And as far as your shtick in this guestbook goes - it reveals an extremely hateful and unstable individual to a point of making me question whether the space between your ears holds much sanity.
I don't know what your personal situation is like or what kind of horrible visuals you might've been exposed to in Sarajevo, but this is a photo-sharing site. Not a political forum, hate hub or a therapy session.
The fact that your photos hold historical value should not provide you with the soapbox for your hateful views.
So your father was an Ustashi?
I was a Serbian child during the Ustashi reign. I saw it all. I was raped several times when I was just a 12 year old girl.
To Timothy Dunn:
I don't care what you think of my photos.
My father fought the Nazis in WW2. Did yours? I don't support brutal violence against anybody and that includes Serbs. There is nothing here that supports the Ustashi in WW2. Now get lost you creep.
Then please, Sir, explain yourself. Were the Ustashi right, or wrong, in their brutal violence against Serbs?
I struggle to recall the last time I've encountered someone as self infatuated, as far up his own shit hole and as totally misinformed as you. We have a word in England that I think best describes you: Wanker.
You are a Facist Wanker James Mason and an amateur photographer (at best).
P.S. Take up knitting, I think you need to calm down.
You saw my comments about the Ustashi on a forum? Where would that be? I've said that about Croats. Are you suggesting that all Croats are Ustashi? Get lost. You're another Serbian liar and you weren't in WW2 and didn't see any of that shit. You're some 13-year-old chetnik wannabee in Chicago or Toronto.
I saw your comments on a forum about how the Ustashi were not really against Serbs but just wanted "their own, pure homeland." Shame on you. I was there in WWII. I saw, with my own eyes, what the Ustashi did to Serbs. Hammers, saws, clubs, guns, you name it. I saw it. Shame on you and all who defend anything the Ustashi say or believe.
Tiffany - I was going to have a whole collection of softball photos but a couple of players ticked me off...so I quit going to the games. - James
Hi James. Someone gave my mom the link to your website because they saw my picture on here. It looks great! Thank you for writing the softball article on me this summer. You did a great job. My parents really enjoyed the article. I hope all is well in Kotzebue. Take care James...I'll see you next summer at the field! -Tiffany
Love your images. Current I am working on a camera project, wonder would you consider contribute a few of your work for non-commercail use (credit & link provided) Here are part of the contributing photographers' works:
Hey James! nice pictures... you should post more pictures of me in there... i like the ones you took of us on the ice making that pyramid.. that day was awesome..
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Julie Sant Schenk
WOW! James. You have been busy since you left Los Altos. I still have some of your budding photog shots! Very fascinating. Julie
Awesome documentary work you have in your gallery! I am into documentary photography myself and I appreciate if you could take a look at my gallery and I appreciate all advice and comments.
I posted something that I meant to be an email for you ...could you read and delete ....it was on the fireworks page...
Jenny Sant Miller
I understand that you have an EF 28mm f/1.8 USM. Would you mind giving me your perspective about this lens? How is it in terms of sharpness and color? How does it compares against other lenses that you might have?
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I would like to use a photo of yours for a brochure about emergency preparation in rural Alaska. It is a small exterior photo of the Kiana school. Is that okay with you? I will give you a credit line. Please let me know asap, as it is going to the printer soon. Thanks email@example.com
Jim long time no see.How are you. Do you ever see Glen Finch or Nick Zeller.
I love every pictures from Sarayevo.All of them can reflect your effort and visionary mind.Hope to have chance like you to take pixs in Balkan region.Do you plan to shoot some pixs from recent conflict in Kosovo or you've already stay there?
Of all the pbase galleries, I enjoy viewing yours the most.
I realy like your photos.
Dear James, I am planning to shoot documentary on Morinj concentration camp, I saw some of your photos of released prisoners and i am interested do you have some more materials that might help me? I am from Montenegro and this is still very sensitive issue here, everything is still in the closet. Here, almost no one knows that Morinj camp ever existed. I want to reveal it to our nation.
Would you be so kind to contact me on this matter?
Marko Stojanovic NTV Montena
Amazing images, thanks for sharing.
You have a fantastic eye. Your Bosnia images captured the essence of the front line there. I really appreciate the comments on each picture. It adds a lot.
I haven't had a chance to look through the rest of your work yet, but I will.
Where do you work now? Drop a line when you get a chance.
did you grow up in montana?
Thanks James for sharing your pictures. Your site is one of the places that I intend to visit frequently. Please keep posting!
I would like to use a photo of yours in Selawik. What is the usage fee on this? Please email me. Thanks.
Just browsed thru some of your war photos.
You did good work!!! :-)
hi james---thank you for dropping in (as it were) to our fair city.. i enjoyed your pics and miss your viewpoint as bears such as you are a rare animal in these parts to be sure---the seals at the dolphin club miss you i'm sure too---i have taken up billiards so the dolphins don't see much of me either. i'm glad you are making a nice contribution to your new home. gee james--why oh why did you leave sf????? hardy har
love ann--oh and hi to nikki
Hi James, I lived in Kotzebue for about 1 1/2 years while my dad taught at Kotzebue High School way back in '78. It was the most memorable experience for me - I remember the Dairy Queen and my dad dragging me to my violin lesson in blinding blizzards. thanks for sharing your pictures!
These are great pictures! Thank you for sharing them.
Hey James. Javi se. Nice pictures. See you u Lasvansko Dolini!
I saw many terrible/powerfull pictures in your galleries.
I am very amazed, especially for the ones of ex-yugoslavia.
MANY BRAVO for your work. I am curious to know : who are you ? :)
I love your work and I love your posts at dpreview. I became a fan of yours in 5 minutes! Photography is more than a hobby for some of you. Sincerely,
my goodness. i can't imagine what it would have been like to take photos during war. who did you work for?
I love your photos. Incredible.
Hi James. So why did you leave San Francisco!? :)