matuko amini's photostream Pro User
artist: traditional (pastel portraits and still lifes, watercolor etc.) and digital...I've been painting in the computer for 18 years...they call me the "photoshop lady" but I also specialize in painter, which I absolutely love
i love taking pictures...anything that makes my eyes take notice...a person...a delicious morsel...a flower petal...
in my profession, i deal with art directors and editors and designers who all have input (for better or worse) in my paintings...i'm not always happy about it but that's the job...in my photography i deal with me...it's what delights and pleases my eyes and if in the process someone else likes what i've done then that makes it even more special!!
i've also become, thanks to the encouragement of my flickr friends, a food photographer...i adore taking pictures of food, it's almost a zen thing for me! i also thoroughly enjoy taking pictures of flowers...what can i say!!
i love being on flickr and i've met some of the most amazing people through my photos and paintings.
i remember the first time i recieved a comment and fave on one of my photos...it was so wonderful and i felt so good that i decided that i wanted to give that feeling to as many people as i could.
i believe that letting someone know on flickr and in real life how you feel about their work and their accomplishments is a truly worthwhile endeavor!
give and you'll get back in bushels, spades, abundance, a lot...
- Amazing iPhoneography 229,148 photos, 14,817 members
- Instagram USA 13,337 photos, 1,074 members
- Instagram 125,291 photos, 8,028 members
- Christmas from around the world 2011 150 photos, 122 members
- The Chinese Garden at The Huntington 773 photos, 116 members
- The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 3,897 photos, 352 members
- Fooding 48,936 photos, 852 members
- Focal Press Photography 4,019 photos, 314 members
- Sydney Close-Up, Architectural Details. 2,441 photos, 229 members
- Sydney Architecture 6,648 photos, 848 members
- Feel Sydney 22,278 photos, 343 members
- Sydney Opera House 6,225 photos, 1,551 members
- Sydney Harbour Bridge 4,655 photos, 1,191 members
- Sydney, Australia 38,862 photos, 4,582 members
- World Portrait 2020 77,611 photos, 3,247 members
- One Million Smiles - Please Join, Post & Invite 54,552 photos, 4,078 members
- People & people & people 1,502 photos, 372 members
- Dread Papa Gallery 295 photos, 74 members
- Christmas From Around the World 2009 177 photos, 117 members
- The Rules are "there are no rules" 5,745 photos, 232 members
- Ink paintings 1,758 photos, 710 members
- eat it 510 photos, 41 members
- dreadlocks 10,224 photos, 2,137 members
- People Wearing Hats 4,191 photos, 300 members
- Façade 1,057 photos, 444 members
- African American Photos 5,447 photos, 364 members
- Los Angeles 176,646 photos, 9,757 members
- Design - we love it! 1,783 photos, 298 members
- Eye for Beauty- Open for entries 9,285 photos, 861 members
- Positive Images of Black Men 7,453 photos, 657 members
- Women of Color 259 photos, 49 members
- foto flora 315 photos, 23 members
- Smile... It's Friday! 405 photos, 141 members
- Astounding Images 147 photos, 29 members
- SANT JORDI DAY ... UNA ROSA ... UN LIBRO (A ROSE ... A BOOK) 687 photos, 386 members
- Society of African & African American Photographers 8,785 photos, 392 members
- ~~~Girl's Night/Day Out~~~ 33 photos, 18 members
- THE FACE [PORTRAITS] 442 photos, 91 members
- striking portraits 318 photos, 43 members
- The Male Gaze: Guy Portraits by Girl Photographers 8,488 photos, 2,190 members
- African-American Travelers' Club 156 photos, 48 members
- We love food 479 photos, 75 members
- 10 Things Others Say About You! 25 photos, 124 members
- 16 Things... 644 photos, 677 members
- ///through the cracks/// 660 photos, 100 members
- 150 and more faves 93 photos, 243 members
- Gone But Not Forgotten~ 45 photos, 14 members
- FABULOUS FOODS (from around the world) NO LIMIT! 47,908 photos, 1,609 members
- arty old fARTS 11,977 photos, 274 members
- The Old Port / Admin Invite 19,445 photos, 1,375 members
"Adrienne is one fo the most personable and giving of talents here on flickr. And, her talents and skill abound. Matuko's stream is always a pleasure to visit and I am so touched by all the comments and supports she offers. She is truly a gem and they don't get much better than her. I only wish I lived closer and am very envious of all those California meets that get to hang with her. And, I swear if I'm ever in Pasadena I am stopping at Elements for a treat and maybe some conversation with one of my most favorite and adored flickr friends. Thank you Adrienne for the very cherished kind comments you leave behind. They make my day!"
22nd March, 2010
"she is tops on my list of flickr friends I could consider my real friend. Her photography always gives insight into her everyday life and sheds light on her perspective. She is one of best things that has come out of my experience on flickr!"
20th October, 2009
"I ensure: You will love her works! Crea visioni tangibili delle espressioni più fantasiose della mente. Sogni tradotti in immagini. Davvero una grande, grande artista!!!"
28th January, 2009
myla kent says:
"She is one of the loveliest people you'll meet on flickr and an amazing artist -- it's impossible not to completely adore her!"
14th January, 2009
AlwaysJanuary (Randy) says:
"What an amazing artist! I showed my daughter some of the paintings of Fairies that she has done and she flipped out. She loves that stuff so much. I'm so grateful for people like Adrienne to inspire the younger generation. My daughter loves to draw and color and I know it's because of influences like this that she does so well at it.
Oh, and to top it off Adrienne is about the nicest person I have yet to encounter on flickr. I'm so bummed I didn't get a chance to meet her and her amazing husband while I lived in Southern California, but I'm hoping to make it to a meet up one of the times we're down visiting."
20th December, 2008
RW ©™ says:
"I could write a long-winded testimonial about Adrienne, but I'd rather sum up my praises in just two simple words: class act."
11th November, 2008
"Adrienne is amazing. She is a multi-talented whirlwind of energy. I love the images she captures and shares. Her drawing is magical, whimsical. The food she shows us looks utterly amazing! The natural beauty she displays is a power that comes from within her... how else could one explain it!?"
8th June, 2008
hd connelly says:
"Simply put, matuko amini/Adrienne brings so much joy to the flickr community...and to my photostream. We're blessed to have her here."
7th June, 2008
Vox Efx says:
"Gifted Gifted Gifted. A wonderful artist and photographer and such a kind soul to boot! I love her work and always feel special when she leaves a kind word on one of my pictures. **Warning** her food pictures are so beautiful you are going to need a strenuous workout to burn off the calories!"
30th March, 2008
The Challenge says:
"Adrienne, you are very special and talented person to me. Love your work, your portraits, your table arrangements, your sweets. Real joy to know you and be on your stream :)
PS I'll remove this testimonial if you do not promise you keep some sweets for me :-)"
27th January, 2008
"I'm speechless. What an honor. That is all I can say...truly speechless."
13th January, 2008
Im Buzzie says:
"I stumbled by accident on Matuko's extraordinary art work and I was immediately touched, humbled...blown away! I run an entertainment design studio and have been designing in the industry for over 30 years, I immediately knew that I was in the presence of genius! Her art exudes warmth, love, comfort in a kind of whimsical expression of hope. Nothing but happiness comes from her revealing stories through art and photography!"
6th January, 2008
joel monsalud says:
"Adrienne captures and draws her pieces not with a click of a button nor a stroke of a brush- she does it with her heart and pours out her soul as if breathing a life on them. It's a privilege to have known her and so grateful for the good influence she radiates around."
31st December, 2007
"She is so inspiring. I haven't met a person on flickr that takes pictures as sweet and soft and beautiful as matuko. She appears to live her life with such grace and style with a touch of whimsy. I hope to one day reach or get close to the knowledge, skill and accomplishments this extraordinary woman has."
25th October, 2007
"Her talent is beyond belief!!!! I am so inspired by her paintings, photos and drawings!"
18th September, 2007
"Because of work I don't get a chance to post that often but when i post I post in bulk. Adrienne inevitably is the first person to post...often before I'm even done uploading! Her comments are always warm and inviting and no matter what I'm dealing with, seeing them puts a smile on my face. thank you!!"
12th June, 2007
"matuko is the most valuable contact that you can meet on flickr. Her photos speak volumes of her love for her subjects. What's more, her love for life spills over from every shot she takes. I have learned so much from her photostream.
She is the only person I know who can make flowers look as delectable as desserts and desserts look like works of art. Her new posts always make my day!
Thank you, Adrienne."
23rd May, 2007
"There's so much to say about this woman's photos, I don't know where to begin.
I think what I see in her and about her through her photos, is that she has such a love of life. Adrienne is one contact whose photos I can't wait to see. They are full of wonderful surprises.
It's easy to see that family and friends are so very important to her. The love and devotion are evident in her many photos of them. And what's not to like about all the food and flowers she captures so well. She tempts our senses ad infinitum!
And please have a look at Adrienne's photos that she has painted either with Photo shop/Corel Painter. They are simply exquisite and amazing.
Adrienne is truly one very talented lady!"
6th May, 2007
V a n C a t says:
"Adrienne has lovely talent and great personality .
I love her work which is always illustrated with lots of great stories...
Everything she shows on her pictures is soft and elegant .just like a dream!
She is a truly inspired photographer!
I am so glad I found you here iN Flickr!
With love cigdem"
1st May, 2007
Alessandro Mendes says:
"To write a testimonial for Matuko is something very special for me. Matuko is one of my first contacts at Flickr and a very special one, for sure she tops my list. When I first came here I knew very few people but she was always there for me: always kind words, always gave her time to come by and comment on my photos. I can tell she takes her time and writes with emotion about my work which is something that always makes my day. Well, what else could one expect from such a talented artist? It is a true honor to have you as a contact and someone who follows my work. Someone whos work I trully admire and came to know. Thank you so much for being there! Again, please accept my appreciation from the bottom of my heart.
19th April, 2007
"Wonderful photographer, playful soul, enthusiastic commenter, and most of all, a thoughtful and sensitive artist who enhances the world with her art and her presence. Thank you! I'm honored to know you."
18th March, 2007
Jesper Bolo says:
"Matuko Is one of the most kind people I know on Flickr... No wait... she is the most kind person I know on Flickr! She always have time to stop by my profile and take a look at what I've been up to. Also she's very talented... I hope to one day to see her painting in real life."
12th March, 2007
"Does a flickr contact get any better than Adrienne? She is a wonderful and uplifting woman and every single time I see her comment on my stream it brings a huge smile to my face. I know she touches many many many people here on flickr. When I saw the paint she did of my daughter i was floored. I've always appreciated her work but to see a photograph of one of the loves of my life portrayed with all of her talent it made me so happy and warm inside."
10th March, 2007
shirl shootin' life says:
"Adrienne has a long list of testimonials, and deservedly so.
I wander back to her older pics on Flickr often because I just enjoy her work so very much! I believe we are all here to add value to the lives of those who cross our paths...to improve the quality of their life. Adrienne has certainly done that for me. Her art, whether whimsical or serious portraiture...whether by camera or other media, brings such joy and beauty into my life every day. I am delighted that I met her here!
I always wished I could sketch/paint, but it doesn't seem to be where my talent lies. I am so thrilled that I can selfishly experience that dream vicariously through Adrienne's wonderful talent. She is blessed in so many ways, and she in turn blesses us with the sharing of her talent!!! She is such a lovely person with a kind and encouraging spirit about her! However, I must urge you to be cautious when visiting her photostream...she and her work are addictive!!!"
9th March, 2007
"you are immensely talented, passionate about life and love, a great source of inspiration on my darker days... and just plain 100% LOVELY to know!!!
you mean so much to me, Adrienne!! i am honored to be your friend."
7th January, 2007
"Adrienne's photos are amazing. Each photo that she captures is truely unique in perspective. With each photo that she posts I am inspired to do my best. Her artistry is impeccable. Her food shots is just one of the best that I've seen. Above all, she is one classy lady! Thank you for showing me the world through your lens."
5th November, 2006
Don Baird says:
"Adrienne.... you are a first class lady........... and a wonderful artist. It's a pleasure and honor to know you."
30th July, 2006
Sean Gin Photography says:
"adrienne ia amazing to say the least! her illustrations are stunning and and she can brilliantly capture a person, place, or time. adrienne is gorgeous inside and out and that's from not even meeting her face-to-face.. yet! hehe. i find myself always waiting for her next upload to see what treasures she'll reveal to us next. she has a definate passion for whatever she does and it shows. keep up the beautiful work adrienne!"
1st June, 2006
"my sister is a gifted artist. she exhibited her gift early in life. as a child, she was very sweet and quiet. i remember that about adrienne. becoming a teenager, she began to display her quest to live this life on her terms; as a woman, i think she does just that.
i don't agree with my sister on many things about life but i love her dearly. my heart melts when i see her or hear her voice (unless i've decided to be upset with her and that doesn't last for long).
i feel very blessed to call adrienne my sister. she has been a bright spot in my life.
thanks for being adrienne, i've learned many things from you."
30th May, 2006
David Brian says:
"Brilliant simply brilliant!!!! A very creative mind! I just love each and every one of the fantastic illustrations in this stream!!! I have only just found her work and I can already tel you she is one of the best at what she dose!!! I just love going through her stream!"
25th May, 2006
Velvet G says:
"It's rare to meet someone new and in no time at all, you realize just how much of an influence on you they've become. As I've gone through Adrienne's stream, I'm constantly mesmerized at her range and the brilliance of her work. In a way it's very humbling.
I draw. I take pictures, but when someone comes along who makes you realize that you still have a long way to go to reach where they are, it can either be intimidating or inspiring, or a healthy mix of both.
Her works are just amazing and I'm looking forward to witnessing even more incredible works.
I'm definitely a fan."
23rd May, 2006
"Adrienne, to me, is like a mug of warm cocoa. She has a calming warmth that magically transcends this cold internet medium. I have been blest in knowing her and her genius. Her artistic passion is contagious and inspiring. Her truthfulness and compassion come through with every stroke of her brush (real or electronic :p) and in each photograph.
If for some reason you are feeling the chilly winds of times, as life has the tendency to do that now and then, you can visit matuko.amini and have your heart warmed all over again."
14th May, 2006
"Adrienne is a gifted artist. Her work is always made with love for details and respect for her subjects. But she is also a talented photographer and it`s a pleaure to take a look in her life.
Beside that all, she`s a wonderful and kind woman and a good friend.
If you find the time, please feel welcome on her stream, like I do. :)"
7th May, 2006
| HD | says:
"A Master Artist and A World Class creator of FINE ART.
I can go on and on, but you won't know! until you see her work... matuko is undoubtley one of the finest artists you'll ever come across.
If you are reading my words now! you are one lucky person...because you have found her stream :) sit back, and enjoy.
You're in for a treat."
4th May, 2006
- April 2006
- omaha, nebraska
- I am: