5 Questions for velco

meditating Kamera 5 We certainly didn’t mean to take a three month haitus between installments of our 5 Questions.

(Is it really May? Really?! How did that happen?)

That said, we’re back with 5 Questions for velco, as suggested by memetic in our previous installment. Even with the delay, we’re still in Melbourne, Australia.

1. velco, we know it’s a tough question, but if you had to pick just one camera to shoot with from now until the end of time, what would that be?

Long distance turbulence    

velco: At this time I’m most comfortable with Olympus OM-2n and Zuiko prime lenses for 35mm images, and the Yashica 635 for 6×6. I started using both quite by accident without foreseeing how heavily I would rely on them later on. They’ve now become my bread and butter equipment.

2. Another (possibly) tough question… Tell us your favourite photos on Flickr, and why you like them. First, a favourite from your photostream?

The Parting of the Waves IV

velco: Looking at photographs from the inside out is a funny thing.. A small photographic attempt at something I’ve seen or felt at a certain time can be perceived by somebody looking from the outside in as a totally established concept or idea in their own mind. To me everything in my stream has a thick, finely-knit perceptually obstructive network of familiarity, personal associations and attempted direction on top of it, so it’s difficult to pick and choose.

Normally the last image I’ve posted is the freshest in the flickrzone of my mind and probably my fave at that very time, so let just run with the current latest post off my stream.

And from another Flickr member?


Velco: Here’s a hot pick from my last few pages of favourites – Sean Marc Lee‘s ‘denwa‘. Cute, charming and very ‘flickr’. Please do have a look through my favourite image selection – I’m very proud of each and every one of them.

3. What’s one tip that you would share with someone who’s just picking up a camera?

velco: I think some of the most magical and purest moments are captured by people with very little or no experience at all. There is no such thing as virtuosity in photography, so just go out and be honest. Learning different things about equipment, film, processes and visual principles will only make you a more knowledgeable person, but not a better photographer.

4. When we interview peeps for employment here at Team Flickr, we always ask: “Kittens, babies, sunsets or flowers? Pick one.”

Before the rain

velco: I’m afraid I’d never be able to get a job there… Flowers, if I must.

5. Which Flickr member should we ask these 5 questions of next?


velco: I’ve spent a lot of time looking at Barb Fischer’s site. Her photos have a beautiful tone of voice and a very intelligent approach to subject matter. She’s got a very profound way of looking at things and composes her works with a unique off-beat minimalist style. One of my all time faves here on flickr.

Heather: velco, thank your answers and your patience. We’ll be back soon (really) with the next installment of 5 Question when we interview _barb_.

Photos from TommyOshima, Velco, ✈ Sean Marc Lee 李荆山, and _barb_.

Previously, 5 Questions for Kevin Meredith, Steph Goralnick, Olivia Wright, Eric Lafforgue, Maciej Dakowicz, Swiatek Wojtkowiak, Bart Pogoda, Brett Walker, Susan Mac, Minas Papadopoulos, karton kutuda shot zımbırtısı, Fate, Nurul, Charlie Lumanlan, Kit, and memetic.