17. houston, texas. let's be freinds.
come say hi if you're ever in houston. maybe we can chill, yo.
stuff i use:
-Canon EOS 5D Mark II
-Canon 50mm f/1.4 AF lens
-Canon battery grip
-Canon remote w/ 2 second timer
-all natural light
-crappy tripod i found in my closet (now the "stunt double")
-Pentax K100D Super
-remote w/ 3 second timer
email me... to say hi, if you want to buy a print, or use my work
broken sundowns says:
"I remember first starting out on flickr, and you being one of my first contacts. I would always look at your stream in utter astonishment and wonder how someone who was the same age as me could be so incredible at photography.
I think you changed my perspective on things and that age means nothing when it comes to being good at photography.
I also remember being a part of you Change Project and showing everyone because I was so excited :)
You are amazing at capturing emotions, great light and colours and executing ideas.
I look forward to seeing what you will produce in the future.
your awesome, your awesome, your awesome :)"
8th August, 2010
"Okay. This girl is AMAZING, beyond anything I've ever seen. The first photos I saw were the "Welcome to the Psych Ward" set-- which were absolutely stunning. This girl is an inspiring, beautiful photographer, and so young, too! (She gives me hope for our generation...) Keep on... shooting!!"
8th April, 2010
Chase W says:
"I have needed to one of these for a while now. Here it goes...
The first of April marks my one year anniversary on Flickr. It is amazing to me to think that it has only been a year since I joined this wonderful community of artist. I feel like I have been on this site for my whole life considering all the inspiration I have found admiring a variety of different photographers works. Out of the hundreds of photographers I have discovered in the past year, there is one in particular who has stood out to me, Holly Henry.
In Holly’s work there is such a raw emotion you will never find in anyone else's art. She achieves this by giving every single one of her photographs an individual personality that is 100% unmistakable. Holly pours her heart and soul into every photo she produces and she is someone who is truly passionate about her art. Whenever I am feeling uninspired or useless I can always go back to Holly’s photostream and find the inspiration I need. Even in a photo of hers I may have seen a hundred times there is still the same spirt about it that I got seeing it the first time, because the work is so real and so emotional it is always relevant and will always appeal to me no matter what.Everyday I look forward to seeing what new piece Holly has produced and it brings me so much joy seeing the hundreds of comments, notes, and favorites she receives from all the people she has effected just like me.
Over the past months I have become good friends with Holly and have actually gotten to work with her on a couple occasions. It really is one of the greatest things in the world to be able to call someone who I admired so much a friend. Even better than being able to call her a friend is knowing that she is going to go on to do great things in her life and the world of art.
Thank you so much Holly for all your inspiration, you and your artwork will always have a place in my heart.
2nd March, 2010
sarah nieman. says:
"holly is still young but already incredible. she has such a range of images on her photostream, and its definitely something to admire. her works awe me easily; she makes photography seem so easy! she really does.
plus, she is such a sweet person. she doesnt mind my random flickrmails that to any one else would probably get annoying. if i lived any where near her, i would love to go give her a big hug. :P
no, that wouldnt be awkward. :)"
14th March, 2010
Nathan Milner says:
"I have been following Holly ever since she did her 'Welcome to the Pysch ward' series.
Which was truly inspirational by the way!
Her photos are always perfect to put it simply.
For someone so young and self taught it's clear if she ever chooses to study photography or make it a job, she is going to be biiiig!
Just recently we started talking alittle bit, and I have gotten to see that she is a very nice and awesome girl.
8th February, 2010
Tess Mayer says:
"Holly's photos are simply magical.
She is a a complete master of photoshop, all of her edits are perfect.
you've inspired me for a long time. Please never stop taking photos."
29th January, 2010
"Its taken me long enough to write a testimonial for Holly! She has to be the best photographer in the world. Her photography is simply amazing. I have known Holly since first grade and she has grown so much since she started posting on flickr in 2007. I wish her the best of luck in future years!"
5th January, 2010
Zack Ahern says:
"I've been meaning to do one of these for awhile for Holly...this girl is one of these most incredible artists on Flickr. She is young and full of more potential than I can even grasp. I find myself getting excited every time I see she's uploaded a new photo and she never disappoints. There are times that I've actually gone back to look at the same photos of her's 3 or 4 times because they are so deep and dynamic...keep up the great work Holly and you will go very very far ;)"
6th November, 2009
"Here we go. I don't know how to explain how much I love your photos! They are truly just... Amazing. The emotion and depth in your photos is more than probably anyone elses I've seen. Everytime I see a new photo of yours my jaw drops. You are truly an inspiration to me and other photographers. I love looking through your photostream! Its just stunning. Great job! Keep it up :)"
5th September, 2009
"Im not very good at writing testimonials but here we go :)
Your photo's are amazing ! Every picture is soo different, Your editing skills are fantastic, I always find myself looking through your stream again, you are very talented and i no that you will go far, Keep it up :D"
1st September, 2009
"looking at holly's stream, it's hard to believe that she's only 14. she shows so much maturity and wisdom through her photos. every time i see a new upload on holly's stream, i'm inspired. she is definitely among my favorites on flickr and one of those that i check every day. i know she will go far with photography because she has so much talent :)"
21st August, 2009
Liz is moving! says:
"The world will one day know the photography genius-ness that Holly Skye posses.
But she is more than just a superb photographer; she is one of the most genuine people here on flickr. She's not afraid to be herself and express herself through photos. At only fourteen, wow, Holly is oh so inspiring and inspires both men and woman, older and younger than her.
She is going to go so far in life, and hopefully one day will marry David Cook. (I'll keep my fingers crossed for you on that one!)
Best of luck in the future and keep it up!!! :) :)"
15th August, 2009
"you are a very artist. one whose ideas, concepts and colors i love.. keep it up :)"
11th August, 2009
anna szczekutowicz says:
"you have so much potential.
your photos are already amazingly brilliant."
3rd August, 2009
⌂ paige says:
everyone of your photos amazes me!
and to think im the same age as you= shocking! :O
4th August, 2009
sara anne haas says:
ok, its about time i wrote one of these for you. because not only are you an awesome friend, but an incredible photographer. youre the reason i got more serious about photography and i thank you for that :) your photos keep getting better and i cant wait to see what you come up with next. i love how youre up for anything, be it chasing imaginary stallion ducks or doing something outrageous to get a good photo.
so, dont ever stop being amazing. :D"
29th July, 2009
raychel sonveeco. says:
"I don't really know how to explain my love for all your photos,
your ideas are so brilliant,
I'm wondering how you do it,
and then I find out your only fourteen and that just makes me wonder even more.
Never stop updating,
27th July, 2009
flightless bird says:
28th July, 2009
Kelly Denker says:
Ok, let's see...
I've known you for...uh...9 or 10 months. Loosly. I was following you when you only had a few pics up and verrrryy limited photoshop work. *poof*. Suddenly y de repente Holly has become a great editor w/ photoshop and has got some great ideas floatin all around like jelly fish and what not. Popularity= boom! Publish-a-bility= boom! Mailbox= boom! (i assume it gets flooded) Ka-boom!
Ok, i am usually not a big advocate for self-portraiture or heavy-heavy photoshopage, but i think you've got it down well- i'm not easily bored by seeing you over and over again, and the ideas behind the editing is great.
I think your...starting highschool? something like that? Anyways, you've got a really bright future ahead of you because A) your've got lots of time to perfect your craft if you decide to take the art path, and B) you are ambidextirus (damn, probably mispelled that one) which is really just awesome.
Anyways, a fun person to follow because you've usually got a good story up your sleeve, your from texas, and..yeah.
I suppose i should throw in the other junky stuff that people don't like to hear but i'll throw it in anyways.
If I suddenly pass away tomorrow, the advice I would give you isss..=
-Take a digital photography class in some form or capicity- learn your way around photoshop, learn about printing, etc.
-continue things like the change project....make it an on-going hobby type thing.
-finally...idk if you can do it with the change project, but if you make another project (i do suggest you do that) ask people if they wouldn't mind making their CC licences so you can use them because....LOOK INTO PRINTING OUT A BOOK. If you had a photobook that had, for instance, all the change pics.... :o. Awesome. Really, you could sell stuff like that to some high-end coffee shop or really any of those fancy art stores. Yes. Do that.
And go to college in california, so i can meet up with you eventually because i know i'm not going to to texas any time soon.
I'm still tired...
Oh, and I like your cat more than your dog (seems to have more personality from the pics i see. Maybe it's a cat thing. We found a cat in our dorm today. Cute.)
24th July, 2009
"EVERYONE ON FLICKR, First of all, you probably already know this, but Holly's photostream is AMAZING! Seriously. She's the best teenager//photographer//photoshopper//contact i have ever met on flickr! I have been following her ever since the first day she started her three hundred and sixty five project. Every day, she amazes me even more and more. She has great talent and mad skills at editing pictures in photoshop. And yes, her photography has been PUBLISHED in a magazine-a magazine in the NETHERLANDS which makes her 10 times cooler!!!! Honest truth, she is my absolute favorite person on flickr. She inspires me daily whether she knows it or not.
I wish she didn't live so far away from me because it would be epic if we could do a shoot together. Who knows, maybe one day. And when that day comes, it will be ME, HOLLY and a LIFESIZE CUTOUT OF DAVID COOK!!!!
ah. i love you Holly. **but not in the creeper way** you are so inspiring, keep up the work. if you are this great now, i can't wait to see how phenomenal you will be in the future."
23rd July, 2009
"So talented and creative! For real! Especially for her age. I am looking forward to watching her grow. She is a beautiful person..inside and out. I'm really bad at writing these.
20th July, 2009
Sam Morar says:
"Lovely photographs, YOU are just oh so amazing.
your portraits are soooo marvelous and your ideas are great
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT soooo much :)
I really learn a-lot from you
Loveee- Sam Morar"
20th July, 2009
is amazing (:
shes way better than all of you
so you better be jealous of her
and love her guts. haha
YOU ARE SO AMAZING"
9th July, 2009
Devon France says:
"We've only been contacts for a short amount of time, But your pictures already amaze me to no end!
Your photoshop edits are amazing Creative, and always spectacular!
I could only wish my edits were as fabulous as yours!
Keep up the amazing edits and Pictures! :D
29th June, 2009
"Oh my dear lord.. I have never written you a testimonial? God, you have so much creativity and talent. I remember your first ever image I saw, it was you on the floor of a shop and i though.. GOODNESS me you have loads of potential (also your other images at the time were amazing), I saw this and thought I have to follow her! Ever since I have tried to keep up with you but not been able to as such because just constantly image after image you have something new and original that I just go, woah... at. I love your imagination and the colours you use are gorgeous, your style has really developed and I love it.
Thanks for inspiring and I can't wait to see more and more!
~ Jessica (: x"
29th June, 2009
Austin Hewitt says:
"i gotta say, holly.skye, your photos just never cease to amaze me. i swear with each new shot, you seem to get more and more talented :D
i love your stream soooo much, it's so inspiring!
you've got such an artistic vision, and i love it, keep up the great work :]]"
27th June, 2009
Paige Nicole says:
"Holly's photostream is soooo inspirational and amazing! I really don't think there is ONE picture I don't like. I'm always excited to see what she is gonna come up with next! ... That sounded stalker-ish, but I seriously believe there is LOTS and LOTS of people that agree with me! :D"
13th June, 2009
"You embody what photography is all about––creative ideas, the ability to execute these creative ideas, and the power to show the emotion in what you just took. I have only been a contact of yours for a few days, however I am amazed by your ability to process your photos. They are brilliant and I get the sense of "gravity defying" photos... Sometimes, in the figures in your photos, you seem as though you are not on the floor, as if you're floating. Amazing... I would love to see more of your work!"
13th May, 2009
Diesel Dub says:
"I have had the priveledge of being able to watch skye_gazer grow so much as a photographer, and to be honest I have gone from seeing her shoot, and now realize photo's that anyone would be proud to call their own. Awesome photos! Keep an eye on her photo's, I have a feeling we are only seeing the beginning."
4th December, 2008
"hollie (or skye ;D) takes some of the most amazing, thought-provoking photos. she really knows how to work a camera and photoshop.
and she loves david cook! haha"
3rd December, 2008
ßlind Point says:
"Your photographs really leaves me speechless each time i view them! with each photo a story is told and left to the mind of the viewer to imagine... not all photographers can achieve this element of mystery in their work! but i congratulate you because you are gifted with this talent!
I love all your works! your just so Wonderful ! ^_^
26th November, 2008
Robbie Swan says:
"The perfect Flickr member! Not only does she take wonderful photos, she also knows what furniture you have and were its situated.AMAZING!! If thats not talent then i dont know what is! Her portraits are great and the color of her eyes, always beautiful. Keep up the good work and stay cool!"
27th July, 2008
"This young lady really shoots stunning captures. Some of her portraits are just fantastic. She has a feeling for composition, the lighting, modeling, even the photoshop work afterwards are awesome. What a talented Flickr member! This is why I love Flickr - it gives me inspiration and it´s always a pleasure to browse her photostream. Keep up the good work! :)"
21st July, 2008
"This girl is so fun. she is absolutly beautiful and i want to steel her eyes. i dont know her personally but she is awsome... and she gives me the best comments ever!!!!!!!"
12th June, 2008
"I cant believe I found a wordnerd!!!! We have so much in common! I love your picture!"
25th May, 2008
- Holly Henry
- July 2007
- Maitland, Florida
- Houston, Texas
- I am: