Visual Beast with Wanderlust.
for all those who think some place is better than some place. for all those who can't let go of something that never belonged to them. for all those who have never belonged. for all those who can't sleep at night. for all those who live to dream. for all those who reach for their hearts in sleep. for all those who reach and find nothing. for all those who deny that they shiver. for all those who don't. for all those who have ever tried to inhale and simultaneously hum. for all those who say don't quit your day job. for all those who love to remember. for all those who can't help but forget. for all those who think they're good at what they do. for all those who are. for all those who have attempted to do pushups while standing on their head. for all those who will never try. for all those who have ever said one thing and meant another. for all those with good intentions. for all those who hope to find love. for all those who have. for all those who never learned to whistle. for all those who don't care. for those who have dreamt they could fly and for those who can....
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(home to some of my photographs and photo musings that never make it onto Flickr)
Photos of CinemaCowgirl (12)
- Rochester 27,727 photos, 1,244 members
- In Her Own Image...fspasg book 2 128 photos, 73 members
- polaroid photograph 60,849 photos, 2,949 members
- *The Realm of Quality* 2,724 photos, 627 members
- 'Roid Week 2008 2,855 photos, 858 members
- Polaroid Addiction Monkey 42,113 photos, 2,992 members
- Nostalgie 4,704 photos, 748 members
- Cinema and Photography 64,207 photos, 3,999 members
- MODEL MAGAZINE 38,990 photos, 5,481 members
- Textures for Layers 15,647 photos, 16,234 members
- urban poetry 90,536 photos, 3,599 members
- Flickr Tate Gallery (invites only) 1,415 photos, 946 members
- B Square 276,331 photos, 9,419 members
- La Diva 4,941 photos, 707 members
- The Truly Elegant and Classy *MODS WANTED* 15,606 photos, 2,385 members
- Art in Black and White 123,780 photos, 8,797 members
- NOVELgallery 13 photos, 372 members
- 6x6 magic 293,863 photos, 9,043 members
- A Double Fave (admins' choice) 920 photos, 2,890 members
- shoegazers 581 photos, 134 members
- lovely and amazing vintage inspired 29,011 photos, 3,239 members
- Corgis of the World Unite (Photos Only) 13,230 photos, 801 members
- In Fine Style (Admin's Invite Only) 43,190 photos, 4,744 members
- *Clair-Obscur / Darkness-Light* 114,737 photos, 5,146 members
- Hasselblad 215,034 photos, 11,051 members
- 120 426,532 photos, 13,364 members
- Outstanding Shots - Invite Only 22,357 photos, 8,658 members
- Eyedeas 1,033 photos, 84 members
- Portrait Award (Invited only, please give 2 awards :) 47,268 photos, 20,327 members
- Beautiful Capture 2,198,016 photos, 78,919 members
- blink of an eye 2,635 photos, 599 members
- *GreatPixGallery 50 Faves+ 14,980 photos, 1,791 members
- Highlands 22,252 photos, 890 members
- Scotland 363,306 photos, 14,183 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 295,794 photos, 39,540 members
- Wilderness and Naturality (in french : Naturalité) 1,261 photos, 86 members
- sky of apocalypse 3,878 photos, 855 members
- An Awesome Shot! Invited Photos ONLY!! 373,853 photos, 50,666 members
- Favorites: 50 6,548 photos, 3,345 members
- The Unofficial JPG Magazine Group 239,932 photos, 20,877 members
- Saxophones 5,293 photos, 863 members
- FlickrsBest the original 88,787 photos, 14,782 members
- "Chez Moi" 1,833 photos, 320 members
- *amazing nature* 172,844 photos, 4,407 members
- Chiaroscuro Art Gallery 1,271 photos, 98 members
- Everything's Geometry 14,018 photos, 339 members
- Masterpiece Gallery 243 photos, 146 members
- Theories about abandon. 2,972 photos, 252 members
- Concept Photos (please tag) 15,420 photos, 1,484 members
- Portrait★Faces 106,648 photos, 42,709 members
"Despite the fact the Lauren is the subject of many of her photographs, I think of her first as simply "photographer." She can compose and create images that transport the viewer to a special magic place. We are lucky she shares this talent with us on Flickr."
5th January, 2009
"Lauren is a devastating talent. Each photo is a work of art - always provocative and beautiful."
23rd September, 2008
"a genuine Superstar!
She is the Trinity of Skill, Beauty and Vision.
6th August, 2008
Haggis Chick says:
"This girls images rock, she has balls and produces some of the most beautiful images I have ever seen. I certainly intend to pay much more attention to your work my lady!"
6th August, 2008
"She kicks flicker's ass."
18th July, 2008
"Lots of beautiful and full or erotizm selfportraits, indoor shots, outdoor shots, other's portraits and landscapes. Lauren is a versatile, professional photographer who has found herself in what she's doing. And she does it great!"
10th June, 2008
"she is my ultimate idol."
15th April, 2008
"I can describe Lauren and her work in three words...fab u lous."
30th January, 2008
"She is the sexiest most talented photographer!
Her pictures manage to recount a mysterious story, a hidden secret, something you could only see through a peephole. Getting lost in One of Lauren's photographs is like a watching a movie with twist and turns ups and downs love and conflicts, she truly is an artist."
23rd December, 2007
"As a painter I find Cinema's work to be inspirational, imaginative, and of highest quality."
28th November, 2007
The Voice of Eye says:
"These days - with the advent of affordable, digital technology - it seems too many people feel comfortable calling themselves photographers, simply because they carry the fastest, fattest, and most expensive camera, or two, or three... or four. But really, so few actually understand what it is to be able to recognize, to create, then capture and share the beauty that the person behind the lens sees, experiences, and manages to fit into and immortalize within a frame of both space and time. Lauren Bentley's talent, her skill, her way of seeing herself and the world that surrounds her, have resulted in images that speak to the viewer of humble esteem, tonally rich beauty, and enigmatic sensuality.
Like myself, I sense Lauren is both passionate and curious, an adventurer into light and darkness who experiences catharsis and ecstasy throughout her process of discovery and art-making. I urge you, the viewer, to stay tuned to upcoming episodes from the Cinema Cowgirl... as for me, this gallery will be one of the very few that I will continue to visit and revisit."
13th October, 2007
"CinemaCowgirl is a star. Maybe the rest of the world doesn't know it yet, but those who have spent some time viewing her work know what I'm talking about. Her photography often takes us to strange lands with beautiful women (Here's looking at you, kid), and sometimes, corgis. These places are often out of reach of reality. Reality never looked so good after all. Thanks for capturing/creating these images and sharing them with everyone. Undoubtedly, you're making the world a better place. Or maybe you're just creating new worlds. In any event, keep on shining."
26th September, 2007
Anima Fotografie says:
"Lauren is as talented as she is beautiful. No, as beautiful as she is talented, no, as talented as she is beautiful. Oh I give up. Just dip the tip of your toe in her Photo Stream yourself. Within minutes you will be out of your depth, then diving, deeper & deeper, & finally drowning. But you won´t care..."
24th September, 2007
Michael Ash Smith says:
"You can't help but be inspired by Lauren's images. Each one is unique, creative and stunning. I'm amazed every time I visit her stream and always find something i didn't notice before that leaves me breathless. So beautiful and remarkable her work is ... thank you Lauren."
10th September, 2007
"Unarguably one of the greatest talents in the talent-abundant arena that is Flickr, Lauren astounds almost every time with her images. Not only that; she has real flair as a writer, as often demonstrated in her image descriptions."
10th July, 2007
"CinemaCowgirl is an incredibly sensual, emotional, and vivid artist. Every image invokes the senses in a way only someone who’s deeply acquainted with them can communicate. After viewing her work, one has the profound sense that they’ve traveled with her into the unfathomable depths of her psyche. They’ve experienced her joys, her sorrows, her complications, and her intimate expressions. Be it a self portrait, an urban cityscape, or a haunting rumination on the natural world. Each holds in it and at the same time equally reflects that wonderful moment of conception that occurred when the abstraction solidified into form.
It’s a completely transcendental experience. One I will enthusiastically replay every time I view a new post, or revisit an old favorite.
Take the sojourn into CinemaCowgirl’s secluded and mystical secret garden of expression. Everything is perpetually in full bloom there and the sights, sounds, and scents are incredibly intoxicating. Be forewarned . . . you won’t return the same . . . and neither has she."
4th May, 2007
"a perfect example why sometimes i hate internet.
you virtually meet an amazing beauty with brain, talented.
and you just can't invite her to take a simple coffee.
really good stream, and not only the selfportraits, congrats."
11th April, 2007
"Great photographer. I like the wise construction of each photo: scenarios, lights, moods. In a so wide stream there's no space for hesitation, her work is simply flawless and rich of sense. Sometimes perfection scares, here it overdraws thoughts and feelings instead!"
5th February, 2007
"Stumbled on Lauren's photos and had to look at each and every one. Consistently awe-inspiring is all I can say. The way she uses color - and how she chooses not to - is second to none. Easily one of the best photographers I've seen on flickr."
26th January, 2007
"I want to scream to the world how Lauren's work is so full of beauty and dark mystery, so passionate, so moving, and how she is one of the finest photographers in the world.
You get my point?
I'll save the screaming. Just stop now and look through her photostream."
7th January, 2007
"Lauren is without a doubt an amazing artistic talent. Her images contain so much emotion, taking the viewer through a dreamy landscape - big and small, distant and personal. I urge you to grab a beverage of your choice and take a long stroll through her stream. There is a lot to discover."
4th January, 2007
"Cinematic, yes... and the movie is all her.
It is always night, or nearly night in her carefully crafted world, a world I wish I could find in mine. The pure colors, the warm tones, the glowing skin, a nostalgia for an epoch which is a blending of the finest parts of many different decades, all these combine to make each new image something to look forward to. I suggest you keep your attention focused here as her constantly evolving and refining aesthetic results in new images.
Also, she is no island. Her thoughtful and sensitive eye also finds its way to other artists' photostreams, creating an interchange that allows us all to feel more a part of this photographic community called flickr. Thank you, Lauren!"
2nd December, 2006
"I don't know how I found Cowgirl. I'm glad I did because her work is fucking wonderful and I love her for it. Very personal and moving, intense, moody, she shares a part of herself with us and lets us into a little part of her world. Really great work..."
3rd September, 2006
"CinemaCowgirl's work would make a random passerby stop in his tracks and contemplate his psychological awe afterwards. When I first visited here, I knew that this talented and kind soul would forever be providing us with Magnum Opus after Magnum Opus, and I am willing to bet that most everyone would agree with that.
Certainly a mastermind, sensual, creative, a marvel!, a prodigy!, influential and admirable are only a few epithets that fill her goblet. And not to mention that she is influxually kind!
Continue to create and experiment, my friend, because I want to be taken along for the ride! Shine for always! :)"
21st August, 2006
"I stumbled upon CinemaCowgirls images a couple of days ago and was instantly a fan. Seeing the world through different eyes is nothing short of amazing while seeing her world through her eyes. Her dramatic sense of self portraiture is so captivating that i find myself checking back often in hopes of something new. You can always tell when by looking at a photographers images when they are truly enthralled in their work. And i see this in ten fold with hers. That and oh yeah... and i would shoot protraits of her in a New York minute."
8th August, 2006
"Cinemacowgirl combines an exquisite sensuality with a strong sense of composition and the abstract. Beautiful and edgy, she explores the darker ways of self and the city and exposes the wonders of her body and her vision. Her work is charged and evocative and never ceases to amaze. Her photostream is addictive and a joy to return to."
28th July, 2006
Sick Sad M!kE says:
"Everytime i wander through her photostream i want to add it entirely to my favourites. Her style is unique and simply elegant. She is a possessor of a poetic eye, and her art is a constant source of inspiration , a constant reminder of how fragile and fleeting human existence is. Once you see one of her photographs you´d like to come back every day to be part of the visual delight she shares with us."
24th July, 2006
"Beautiful, sensual, provocative, cinematic & simmering. These are some of the words that surface when viewing this talented dreamers photostream. With a keen eye and persuasion to experiment, looking forward to CinemaCowgirls glowing work is a treat to behold."
24th May, 2006
- Lauren Bentley
- November 2005
- Rochester, NY, USA
- I am:
- Lauren Bentley Photography