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I've been here a long time. For the first few years, Flickr was like a second university in later life to me. And not so very different from that first university experience so long ago. Plenty people around at the same time I started dropped out, as happened then.

People that seemed good to be around proved less so over time, as happened then. Interesting souls you hardly notice in the beginning suddenly grab your attention.

There have been complaints about the dean and protests against the administrators, some of which I've supported. Some people transferred to a smaller, ostensibly more liberal college. Most of us remained.

And so we enrol, semester by semester, learning from one another, dropping by one another's campus rooms, leaving notes, sometimes engaging in conversations or banter, making friends for life.

And life goes on. I see those friends I've made getting married, having children, several becoming very successful professional photographers.

For me, Flickr is still the best online community for Enjoying Camera Life.

  

Amongst other things I'm the founder/editor of the website ACHUKA

  

Since going digital, I've always used Sony

S70 (deceased)

W1 (deceased)

H1

@100

@580

RX100mii

@99

@7iii

 

I frequently run a slideshow of my Favorites for inspiration.

 

Spend far too much time here, but it's a great place to be.

 

I'm admin for the One To One pool, a group for photos of places that are suited to conversations between two people, whether intimate or friendly, passionate or philosophical, everyday-chit-chatty or tensely dramatic... It's an open group, with no obligations or icons attached.

  

Hard copies of some of my photos can be obtained via my print-ordering site:

photo.achuka.co.uk.

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  • JoinedApril 2005
  • OccupationPortrait & Fashion Photographer
  • CountryUK
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One of the most friendly people on flickr :) He can make you smile with his photographs and with his great always bright comments! Thank You!

January 28, 2011
zesty hand (deleted)

I passed achuka on Brighton Pier this afternoon. He was pointing his camera at Seagulls which made me stop and give him a Moo card. I thought nothing of it as I do it often. But then he wrote to me through Flickr and I have spent three hours traversing and enjoying his work. I will go to bed tonight with some of his im… Read more

I passed achuka on Brighton Pier this afternoon. He was pointing his camera at Seagulls which made me stop and give him a Moo card. I thought nothing of it as I do it often. But then he wrote to me through Flickr and I have spent three hours traversing and enjoying his work. I will go to bed tonight with some of his images in my mind and that is te greatest compliment I can pay him. I will come back again and again and learn and be inspired.

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March 29, 2009
Incredible Skin (deleted)

he will "sway" you.. I cannot imagine flickr without him..

July 27, 2008
emre ucar says:

Michael is very talented, I like the way he sees, frames, shoots. I adore his work. You should have a look at his stream, you'll learn many things.

January 6, 2008
Careful Railway (deleted)

beautiful work. surprising character. the best balance yet

November 11, 2007

thanks for some lovely comments which is always so just lovely and makes me smile ;D you've got tons of amazing images... I admire you!

October 23, 2007
Paulin'a says:

Achuka is a very good photographer with mass of idea. I really like his creative work.

October 21, 2007
Debonair Flowers (deleted)

Michael is endowed with a good taste and sensitivity. He's got an eye for things of a beauty. I'm happy to have met him on flickr, I would be happy to meet him in real life. Thank you Michael :-)

December 25, 2006

Achuka's images are simple, yet beautiful.

July 26, 2005