This is me.
in Paris.. (tries not to look smug and stuff)
My name is Michelle, I'm from Sydney, Australia, but haven't lived there for years. In the time since leaving I've lived in Dublin, Edinburgh and London, and for years now have lived in Prague. A few years ago I was joined by the most excellent Erikland and the adorable kitty Cooley.
I'm a tour guide, taking people around the spookiest parts of Prague for ghost tours, well at least that's something I get paid for, I'm also an actor, that is I try to be. Most of what I do is local theatre, any low/no budget films I can get involved in, and films, clips and whatever I can of my own creation. My er.. direction career is still in it's infancy, but I'm hoping to get more and grander things out there.. in time :)
I'm rather fond of taking photos, I'm not particularly good in my ever so humble opinion, but occasionally come up with a passable pic, if I may say so myself (very humbly of course). I'm currently on my 2nd 365days project, taking one photo of myself every day for 365days.. otherwise my favourite subjects to photograph are Prague, Erik, cute animals, particularly the aforementioned Cooley, beer, places I like to go.. and my travels.. this year I traveled to Paris, and Vancouver, last year to Israel, before that to Italy and Berlin and a few places around this country I live in. I seem to be building up quite a travel collection.. hmm..
As well as that, I also take lots of photos of things... and stuff.
I'm a moderator of the biggest, greatest, funniest, most intelligent, and silliest group on Flickr, The Biggest Group - Version 2.0. It's not exactly the biggest, really, but it is the greatest, funniest, most intelligent., and silliest, and it has the most turnips (apart from maybe the turnip group.. I must check on that).
I also admin Cool'n'Sexy. You're welcome to join us. That's if you're cool.. and sexy :).
Thanks to the Great
Flikr for the pro account. Please vote for him.
Um.. yes Flikr did gift me a pro account (and do vote for him..NOW) but that sadly expired. Never fear, for barely a week went by before Melody stepped up and got me a new one, so thank you Melody.. I am truly blessed in my friends.
this is Prague..
Vancouver, from earlier this year.
And this is the Colosseum, from another recent trip *looks all well traveled and cultured and stuff*
I'm also a blogger, at Mutant Cat. *Lowers spectacles on nose*
- Winter 2013-14 51 photos, 27 members
- We Demand Puppies! 170 photos, 122 members
- Group of maniacs 426 photos, 14 members
- New Flickr Layout Sucks 800 photos, 1,967 members
- You Rock! Challenges!! 9,636 photos, 720 members
- Prague Alternativa 4,815 photos, 595 members
- Fujifilm FinePix S2950 9,701 photos, 812 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 6,163 photos, 7,127 members
- All the awesomeness of TBG - Biscuits and.. Discuss.. 32,861 photos, 287 members
- Flickr Hacks 447 photos, 17,665 members
- Vancouver 161,528 photos, 7,090 members
- Canada from Sea to Sea 246,727 photos, 7,587 members
- HIPSTER 1,922 photos, 433 members
- I won't ban you.......unless if you're really bad. 839 photos, 31 members
- Prague Pubs 183 photos, 43 members
- Budapest, Hungary 43,379 photos, 4,221 members
- Temple Mount 695 photos, 80 members
- === The Israel Project === 73,075 photos, 3,413 members
- Cities of Israel 2,822 photos, 121 members
- Veggie Parade! 130 photos, 5 members
- Clones 18,023 photos, 5,575 members
- Cats in Windows 3,379 photos, 663 members
- "Quotation Mark" Abuse 1,192 photos, 996 members
- Obsolete/No Longer Used 78 photos, 67 members
- I Think.............. 570 photos, 21 members
- i am beside myself. 326 photos, 81 members
- 365 Days 1,024,990 photos, 21,546 members
- Not a real group 2,482 photos, 704 members
- LOMO 217,765 photos, 33,697 members
- Flickr Galleries 2,714 photos, 766 members
- Flickr: We say no to shopping carts 10 photos, 14 members
- Berlin *L!FE* 54,989 photos, 6,648 members
- Berlin 228,652 photos, 11,923 members
- Gorgeous Grumpy Young People 2,229 photos, 240 members
- rainbow 10,140 photos, 4,757 members
- Sardegna 73,686 photos, 3,163 members
- The beautiful Mediterranean 73,098 photos, 3,795 members
- Photo of the Photographer: Camera must be in photographers photo 3,565 photos, 506 members
- Roma - Rome 84,982 photos, 8,559 members
- Rome, Italy 51,849 photos, 3,579 members
- Tuscany / Toscana 41,918 photos, 3,690 members
- Sunsets & Sunrises around the world (121 Countries!) 722,335 photos, 100,805 members
- The Smart-ass Group 110 photos, 67 members
- It's Silly Everyday -- Now with a Rotating Group Icon!!! 3,518 photos, 519 members
- Banksy 23,960 photos, 21,331 members
- Accidental Art 10,838 photos, 435 members
- FinePix S5700 Users 38,444 photos, 1,801 members
- Little titles that mean everything to the photo 5,057 photos, 584 members
- Atrocious Apostrophe's 3,283 photos, 1,201 members
- DUCKS 32,922 photos, 5,168 members
DJ Muffin Button says:
"Clever, witty, talented, gorgeous, all around an amazing being!"
26th September, 2010
Jedi Appliance Guy says:
"Ms Kat is lovely and gracious, clever and wise. She's a good flickr friend too. I almost feel like I know my way around Prague, because I've been looking at her pictures for several years now."
13th April, 2013
"There are several things that come to mind when I think about Ms Kat.
First, it is her generosity of spirit. Ms Kat shows that she really cares about her fellow Flickr dwellers. Her willingness to find the time to look at and be the first to comment on everyone's pics, is noticed and is appreciated.
Second, her photography. I love the wistfulness (if that's a word) of her self-portraits and the humour she often finds in the urban landscape. I have never been to Prague but through Ms Kat, I get a sense of what the city is like.
And finally like any good Aussie girl, she loves a beer and small furry animals. What more can one say but 'onya Michelle"
14th January, 2009
"Ms Kat is the coolest person I met in TBG, she's a great friend, she has style and she loves beer and kitties..I'm sure we would be great friends in real life :)
Her self portraits are simply the best and you can feel love in her photostream..check it out, you'll love it!"
27th December, 2008
`Mark&Manna Photography says:
"Michelle is sexy, clever,witty , kind , sexy, and beautiful. :-)
Did I mention how wonderfully sexy she is?
Through some twist of fate,or divine guidance,she got hooked up with Erik, who is a great guy!
Look at Ms Kat's photostream,and become another of her many fans!
This girl's got it going on in so many ways! ***HUGGS***"
27th December, 2008
Finecrafted by Nori says:
"Nobody does subtle light and shadows better than Ms Kat IMHO. Her staircase shots are legendary (or they should be), and she has a wonderful perspective on bars and stunning architecture of Prague.
Funny and generous with her comments, this kitty's makes a wonderful pet...er, contact. Some day, I'll be proud to say, "I knew her way back when...". Oh, wait - I already am! :)"
2nd October, 2007
You may know that Ms Kat is fabulously unique,
brilliantly subjective, frightfully gorgeous
and uncommonly witty.
You may even know how, above all, she's funny and sweet.
But what you might not know is that this considerate kitty takes the time to leave thoughtful comments throughout the Flickrverse, including on the 'uninteresting' photos.
Her self-portraits are frequently intense, occasionally haunting, but always beautiful--sometimes painfully so.
Flirty, friendly and fun to be around (I reckon), Ms. Kat may claim to be the greatest--but that's only to hide her magnificent modesty.
Rock on Michelle."
4th July, 2007
"This is what I have to say about Ms Kat and her photography:
she is a fabulous photographer , she is unique and brilliant when it comes to choosing her subjects.
She is frightfully witty, especaily in TBG.
I hear she is stunning and a sweet, funny person.
Ms Kat is a cool Kat."
2nd July, 2007
"Ms Kat : I am so impressed with the mood and charm of her stream love the light the subjects are cool.
What a fabulous photographer she is
She expresses a uniqueness and brilliance in choosing her subjects.I totally enjoy how frightfully witty she is.
How uncommonly gorgeous she is so beautiful.
Michelle is a fabulous Portrait Artist.
I think she is such a sweet, funny person.
all of the above and more . I wish Michelle all the best !
2nd July, 2007
Harsh Mangal` says:
"I just love to explore her stream everyday. Her "The Best Of Me" set is awesome. I have a lot of her photos in my fave.. yeah.. no need to mention that coz with these great pics, one would love to fave all the stuff. She is a very hillarious person."
1st July, 2007
Through Joanne's eye says:
"Ms Kat is a very talented young woman with a good imagination. She is one of the most creative people on Flickr and one of the best administrators on The Biggest Group! The life of the party!"
5th May, 2007
Michael - B says:
"If you want to explore beauty, if you always wondered what Prague looked like, if you like dogs and all kinds of other animals or if you just like beauty, well, you have found a place to stay. She has one of the most interesting photo streams on flickr, she's creative and funny and she knows how to keep you entertained. Go have a look!"
4th May, 2007
"Michelle is one of the most wonderful people i've known around Flickr.. I especially love her self portraits.. showing how confident she is and how she loves her body.. Her sense of humor really cracks me up even if it's kinda sarcastic.. I'm so lucky to have known this mischievous kitty! : )"
24th November, 2006
"this is a complicated matter. you see, when a tabzy loves a ms. kitty, and they end up naked in a garage with a boa constrictor named mr. tickles, some hookers wearing thongs, and a garden hose...wait, what was i talking about again?
oh yeah. ms. kitty is hot. and lovely. etc."
21st October, 2006
Nomad Saleh says:
"Kitty is one hell of a woman! u just cant resist her photos...
despite her extra-terrestial origins but still she rocks our world!
I just love when she comments on the Rumour Humour thread on TBG, where sarcasim and pointlessness are her treats :D
Watch out of the mischievous kitty, she is a killa!!! ;)
5th October, 2006
"Michelle is one of the most beautiful women, inside and out, that I have had the pleasure of getting to know on Flickr. Her beautiful self portraits are exotic and sensual and simply stunning."
28th September, 2006
Sr. Fruc says:
"We always need a kitty in our lives, specially if it's beautiful, very photogenic and has a good sense of humour (I love her ironic sentences).
She gives me the impression of being a person very comfortable with her mind and body.
Ela é a mais descolada de todos no Flickr! ;-)
25th September, 2006
"A accomplished photographer and Admin, Michelle keeps very active also doing the little things that make flickr and TBG a pleasent place to be! Thanks Michelle. =o)"
25th September, 2006
"Mischievous Kitty, is definitely one of the most interesting people on Flickr. Beautiful and talented, she has a great sense of humour. She rocks!
Her blog rocks too!"
3rd August, 2006
"Kitty Cat is the cutest cat when she tries to smile :)
but when she growls head for the hills (her hills that is ;)
and say "that's the most interesting Michelle I have ever seen"
Enjoy the "greatest me" there ever has been.
Be sure and say hi to Clive too!"
3rd August, 2006
"Mutant Cat is a feline in her nineth life, flexible, friendly, flirtatious and full on fun!"
31st July, 2006
"Michelle Arnold, or Mutant Cat as she's known is one of the most beautiful woman I've ever seen. Her photos are amazing & she reminds me of Helen Of Troy.
Above all, she's a great contact to have & a very sweet person!"
17th June, 2006
Fupt Duck says:
"Mutant Cat is a big old meanie who thinks she's so cool. Well she isn't! And her photos are crap as well."
16th June, 2006
"Mutant Cat is great (like all cats) and always fun to hang out with. Especially in The Biggest Group. Also, if you ever need a reference when looking for a job, ask her!"
17th May, 2006
"This is someone I barely know (and know barely) but I feel this is someone I can trust and admire from afar. Worldly, wise and witty. Consorts with the King of Brazil, implicated in many revolutions, fanatical beer drinker and cavorter, where can you go wrong?"
25th April, 2006
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**** ('-',) ****
*** stay beautiful as u are***
*** just always take care!
*** a lovely flower for a lovely girl like
10th April, 2006
"Mutant Cat has a beautiful talent for photography! She takes some beautiful pictures and is always willing to help with a problem if she can! She is an all around good girl, but don't tell her I said that she will hurt me!"
3rd April, 2006
The Wombat~! says:
"For many years I have taken photos. I never really knew photography though until seeing the photography from the lovely Mutant Cat. Her God Given Talent teaches me new ways to use my camera every day to capture the beauty in the world that others miss.
I will forever regard the day I added her as a contact as a day of inspiration. I thank you for sharing your gift Mutant Cat! Thank you for sharing your talent with the world!"
30th March, 2006
- Michelle Arnold
- July 2005
- Prague, Czech Republic
- I am:
- Mutant Cat