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Mr. TRONA. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr

[ All Explored images were essentially deleted when I took my account offline as part of the Flickr SOPA-PIPA Blackout Action. ]

 

"Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish." ~ Chuck Palahniuk

 

Me? A big kid armed with a camera, usually either my Lomo Fisheye or the Supersampler almighty (or both, or more... ;).

 

I came up with the idea of a collaborative multiple exposure project in 1994 -- calling it CPP, or Corpse Photo-Poetics, an abstraction of the Exquisite Corpse game. At that time, people tended to think that the idea was insane. An art prof once famously asked me, "what's the point?" But another one, a photography teacher, adopted the idea and brought it into his curriculum. Nonetheless, I pushed and staged numerous gallery showings. And now, thanks to Lomo and Flickr, among others, my odd experiment has almost become de rigueur with other film exchange projects wildly proliferating.

 

I love the idea of plumbing the chaos of random composition, and find the images/results endlessly fascinating, each one an unexpected gift. My very first multi exposures were an accident (playing with a vintage Arrette), and I was instantly hooked.

 

I don't even consider myself a REAL photographer, just (again) a big kid, and I still can't wait for each chance to load some quaint, good old fashioned film into a camera to go out shooting. Thank you for stopping by. Prost! 8^)

  

find the flickriver

 

"Theres no one left to take the lead,

But I tell you and you can see

Were closer now than light years to go.

Pick up here and chase the ride.

The river empties to the tide.

Fall into the ocean ...

 

all of this is coming your way"

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  • JoinedDecember 2004
  • OccupationFreelance writer
  • HometownIBM brat -- no hometown.
  • Current cityAntarctica
  • CountryTRONA
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Mr. Trona's shots especially his doubles and multiexposures are always inspirational and a pleasure to look at. Well done, Sir!

January 8, 2010

Dear Matthew, I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve sat here trying to put this together for you. You mean so much more to me than my words could ever convey. You dare me to see daylight through your eyes, and as I stumble and fall; you stand firmly at my side. We share this journey together, and for your co… Read more

Dear Matthew, I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve sat here trying to put this together for you. You mean so much more to me than my words could ever convey. You dare me to see daylight through your eyes, and as I stumble and fall; you stand firmly at my side. We share this journey together, and for your contributions, kind words, and support I am eternally grateful. I dare the rest of the world to journey through your dreamscape, and not be challenged, moved or inspired!! Shay

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October 3, 2010
Foto Nerd says:

like always... A M A Z I N G!!!!!

July 19, 2009

Absolutely AMAZING photographer and collaborator! He has the most amazing eye for photos, and I always look forward to seeing what's next. Thanks for the inspiration!

May 29, 2008

He's a supersampling KING!!

December 13, 2008
karmablue says:

Mr. TRONA photographs are a refreshing offering and change of pace from what is seen at Flickr. He's not afraid to experiment, and has quite the love for fire hydrants. ;)

August 14, 2005