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Tysto in 2007
Tysto in 2004

Tysto [TISS toe] is Derek Jensen, a professional writer, training and communication consultant, frequent business traveler, and avid amateur photographer with an interest in architecture. I am the operator of, a web magazine where my articles and photos can be found, including those I freely upload to Wikimedia Commons.

Although I feel my primary value to Wikipedia is in providing high-quality, high-resolution photographs of interesting places, I also like helping to keep Wikipedia concise, relevant, and encyclopedic in tone. I frequently edit articles for spelling, tone, flow, and point of view rather than to add information.

I am a devoted enemy of fan zeal, television minutia, band vanity, lists for the sake of lists, infotisements, transportation nerdery, and all ephemera. I am a card-carrying member of the Association of Deletionist Wikipedians. I believe that the purpose of an encyclopedia is to document everything that is notable, not everything that is true. I believe that non-notable articles hurt Wikipedia's performance, confuse casual users, and make it harder for people to find genuinely valuable information.

  • Check out the photos I've taken and contributed to Wikimedia Commons: Category:Tysto
  • I have documented many cities and towns in Indiana and Ohio from the air. Check out my progress.

Some of my photos on Wikimedia CommonsEdit

My home town of Bremen, IndianaEdit

South Bend areaEdit


New JerseyEdit

Liberty ParkEdit

New York CityEdit



Some Wikipedia articles where my pictures appearEdit

Wikipedia articles I've started or made substantial contributions toEdit