An astute jazz critic once said about Duke Ellington that he was at home both in the parlor and in the alley. I hope someday to hear people say that about me.

 

Tagged!

Tagged!

 

Tenderness

Tenderness

 

Bus station

Bus station

 

Wine and martini bar

Wine and martini bar

 

Just a bite, Adam

Just a bite, Adam

 

Lost in thoughtLost in thought

 

The lengths that I will go to, the distance in your eyes

The lengths that I will go to, the distance in your eyes....

 

The bed's too big without you

The bed's too big without you

Cacophony

Cacophony

 

Runners

Runners

 

Stairway

Stairway

 

Tree swing

Tree swing

 

Yo I'm stressin' Yo

Yo I'm stressin' Yo

 

Earth tones

Earth tones

 

Shorter than the Flatiron, a lot shorter

Shorter than the Flatiron , a lot shorter

  

Dour Joy

Dour Joy

 

Sound of silence

Sound of silence

 

Oldsmobile

Oldsmobile

 

Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name

 

It's a living....

It's a living.......

 

Against the wall

Against the wall

 

Ford

FORD

  

Run like hell!

Run like hell!

 

On the inside, looking out

On the inside, looking out

 

After all this time, he still adored her

After all this time, he still adored her

 

Grazing

Grazing (for my friend *Catia*)

 

Golden Walkway

Golden walkway for my friend photografa

 

Image on White

Image on white

 

Timing

Through a friend's eyes

 

You are here and warm, but I could look away and you'd be gone

You are here and warm, but I could look away and you'd be gone

 

At night on that beach I'd lie awake-and pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take

At night on that beach I'd lie awake-and pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take

  

Who'll Stop the Rain?

Who'll Stop the Rain? (for my friend helmet13)

 

Foggy Morning

Foggy Morning

 

Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light for my friend Annick

 

The great pyramids of northeast Iowa

The great pyramids of northeast Iowa

 

Strollin'

Strollin'

 

With or without you

With or without you

 

That night it rained girls

That night it rained girls

 

Cloudy Trees

Cloudy Trees (for my friend BearPaw2008)

 

Film Noir

Film Noir (for my friend M)

 

Misterioso

Misterioso

 

Trees on Fire

Trees on Fire (for my friend Márcia_Marton)

 

Sirtaki Dancers

Sirtaki dancers

 

Home Sweet Home

Home sweet home

 

Walker's

Walker's

 

Fleeing the city

Fleeing the city (for my friend *squall*)

 

Wounded Sky

Wounded Sky

 

The one that got away

The one that got away (for my friend Tim Noonan)

 

August Moon

August Moon (for my friend **Marta**)

 

Foggy Trees

Foggy Trees (for my friend Evanescente)

 

Dinosaurs still roamed across Iowa

Dinosaurs still roamed across Iowa

 

Peekaboo

Peekaboo (for my friend ca_newsom)

 

Like seaweed washed ashore, they lay tangled.

Like seaweed washed ashore, they lay tangled......

 

There's a little black spot on the sun today

There's a little black spot on the sun today

  

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For me you succeeded in feeling at home in the parlor and the alley Love the variety of your photos and the associated videos and clips. Stunning work

March 18, 2018

Hi thorvaala, Thanks for all your support over the year..my 1st on Flikr. Hope you are having a wonderful and peaceful time over this Christams and look forward to your photographs over the next coming years.. For me your photographs tell a tale.. so i get 2 for the price of 1 with your photographs..great images ful… Read more

Hi thorvaala, Thanks for all your support over the year..my 1st on Flikr. Hope you are having a wonderful and peaceful time over this Christams and look forward to your photographs over the next coming years.. For me your photographs tell a tale.. so i get 2 for the price of 1 with your photographs..great images full of narrative...(not bad in this economic climate..!) Grettings from Dublin, Ireland your friend Dave

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December 26, 2010

Craig is the kinda person who goes the extra distance as a Flickr citizen, always honoring others and bringing their work to the attention of the rest of us. Moreover his work is refreshing and inspiring. I've learned a lot from this guy and I'm a better photographer for it. I always look forward to what he'll p… Read more

Craig is the kinda person who goes the extra distance as a Flickr citizen, always honoring others and bringing their work to the attention of the rest of us. Moreover his work is refreshing and inspiring. I've learned a lot from this guy and I'm a better photographer for it. I always look forward to what he'll post next ... no measure of predictability with him and that's a feature I like in any photographer. HIs work is always fresh, intriguing and creative. If you are looking at his work for the first time be sure to check out the portraits he's done of his grandkids. They will rock your boat and perhaps even bring you to tears of joy. And isn't that what it's all about?

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November 19, 2009

I really like Your photostream, and i love some of Your pictures!

September 19, 2009
M. says:

welcome to thor's world. it is a wondrous realm crafted by a superb photographer-storyteller from the american heartland, whose own heart is as open, big and beautiful as a field of sunflowers and who is himself an excellent and supportive friend. in its variety, subtlety and quality, this is a place that never fai… Read more

welcome to thor's world. it is a wondrous realm crafted by a superb photographer-storyteller from the american heartland, whose own heart is as open, big and beautiful as a field of sunflowers and who is himself an excellent and supportive friend. in its variety, subtlety and quality, this is a place that never fails to please. enter and be amazed . . .

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September 7, 2009

i'm sorry for my bad english! reading the other testimonials i know thorvaala like a great photographer a sweet friend in flickrs with a groupie... i'm a groupie also of t.! but...i feel about him (from his social shots, or documentaristic, or from his sensual works, or conceptual operas and from his casual … Read more

i'm sorry for my bad english! reading the other testimonials i know thorvaala like a great photographer a sweet friend in flickrs with a groupie... i'm a groupie also of t.! but...i feel about him (from his social shots, or documentaristic, or from his sensual works, or conceptual operas and from his casual pics, or romantic) i feel....his passion, irony, pietas to poor peoples, presence,mysthicism, erotism.....i feel about t. the songs that he prefer, and the colors, and the kind of soul he can have... a soul intriguing and fascinating that swimming to me in Italy slow touch me from his images(poems) i feel his eyes coming out to take the things all around and translate them in precious gift for me and us... torvaala.... my friend !

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July 26, 2009

""It's about time to write something about you my friend Your passion is evident and your photography says a lot about you my friend. You are one of the best photographers I've ever known.All of your photos are fantastic and have style! I love to look at your stream and make me more and more admire you with your… Read more

""It's about time to write something about you my friend Your passion is evident and your photography says a lot about you my friend. You are one of the best photographers I've ever known.All of your photos are fantastic and have style! I love to look at your stream and make me more and more admire you with your work. I really become one of your fans! it's a real joy to discover another world, a wonderful world through your photographic eye. thanks for sharing your friendship and your world roberto

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June 22, 2009

thorvaala has been one of my friends since I joined flickr over 1 year ago. His view of the world is seen through a set of very special eyes. He holds his family and friends very close to his heart. It is no wonder he is held in the same esteem by so many here on flickr. I am honored and grateful to have such a… Read more

thorvaala has been one of my friends since I joined flickr over 1 year ago. His view of the world is seen through a set of very special eyes. He holds his family and friends very close to his heart. It is no wonder he is held in the same esteem by so many here on flickr. I am honored and grateful to have such a sensitive and caring friend like you thorvaala. Here is wishing you all the happiness you deserve in life. May the love and compassion you share come back to you so abundantly. Much love and Aloha from my heart, Moanalani Ke`alohilani Roquette

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June 14, 2009
Wendilove says:

I'm a Thorvaala groupie :) I love checking in on this photostream to see what's new....Busy season coming up...don't forget us Thor! Hugs--Wendilove

April 22, 2009
Ehm says:

Thor is a fun loving and hilarious contact. He makes Flickr fun. As for his skills, I have much respect for this man. He shoots film, and you really have to know what you are doing to shoot film. Also, his fish eye architecture shots are some of the most dynamically composed I have ever seen. If you really want to tak… Read more

Thor is a fun loving and hilarious contact. He makes Flickr fun. As for his skills, I have much respect for this man. He shoots film, and you really have to know what you are doing to shoot film. Also, his fish eye architecture shots are some of the most dynamically composed I have ever seen. If you really want to take it to the next level, add in his "night-time-architecture-fish eye" shots. They are super-duper-top-notch !! Thor the man is so supportive and positive. Thor is truly first class. Now that you have read about him, go check out his stream. Much respect to you Thor, Ehm

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August 12, 2008

You have some great photos my friend. I would like to thank you for following my work! much appreciated!

April 21, 2008
elfin calculator (deleted)

This unique and creative artist is somewhat different from me; yet not really. I find that I am constantly drawn back to his photos- his unique perspective and creative vision. What I really like about Thor is his ability NOT to categorize reality- I have such a sense that he sees the world as a "whole" and he is def… Read more

This unique and creative artist is somewhat different from me; yet not really. I find that I am constantly drawn back to his photos- his unique perspective and creative vision. What I really like about Thor is his ability NOT to categorize reality- I have such a sense that he sees the world as a "whole" and he is definitely "walking in beauty." I truly admire his work- and subsequently, admire him.

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April 2, 2008

Thor = AMAZING! Here is a flick'r freind who has been so supportive & kind ~ all the while taking brilliant pictures! My personal favorites are his candids, he is a master! Stroll through his photostream & you will be amazed at his constant creative genious in each and every shot ~ and you will never be dissapoin… Read more

Thor = AMAZING! Here is a flick'r freind who has been so supportive & kind ~ all the while taking brilliant pictures! My personal favorites are his candids, he is a master! Stroll through his photostream & you will be amazed at his constant creative genious in each and every shot ~ and you will never be dissapointed! Thank you Thor!

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March 29, 2008
secret friends (deleted)

"Photography helps people to see.” (Berenice Abbott) Thor knows what to overlook!

March 22, 2008