I see beauty in everything, especially in light.
I love to take pictures,
I am still learning to make great ones.♡
Hi! I'm Shandi-lee, a self-taught aspiring photographer. Although I've been shooting casually for many years with a point and shoot, I've only begun shooting more seriously in the past year, and I've acquired some more tools along the way. I now shoot with my baby, a Canon EOS 7D, and my lenses: Canon 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 and Canon 50mm f/1.4. I lack technical training, but I do not lack love, photography is the only thing that I am truly passionate about, and I enjoy learning things on my own.
I love to capture everything under the sun. Taking pictures and manipulating pictures is my favourite art form, I do like things to be kept realistic, but my shooting and processing styles are how I like to see the world--light, bright, and beautiful! I love photographing flowers because their beauty astounds me, and I get nervous when I think about them withering away. Even more fascinating than flowers, though, are people and their expressions, their eyes and their bodies. I have a collection of portraits of my friends and people I know, and of the one I know best, myself. I take self-portraits to practice technique, to express myself, as an excuse to dress up, and also when there is lack of a another model, (I seem to be around every time no one else is).
I want to share what I find is beautiful. When you look at my photographs, I'm inviting you to see a glimpse into my life and understand how lovely the world can be, at least, from the eyes of a small, but big-hearted dreamer ♥!
If you feel that I can help you in any way; whether it be with my camera, using one of my works, or if you're interested in purchasing something of mine, please contact me with any inquiry! I also welcome your comments and messages with advice, questions, critiques etc. You can contact me personally by sending me a flickr mail, or by using one of these options:
***I am thrilled to have my photos blogged and used as various examples all over the web, I appreciate this so much. Thank you for attributing me correctly, and I expect this to continue and I will keep everything under Creative Commons :) ♡
***I am always open to print exchanges! Send me a flickr mail if you are interested, and we can go from there! ♡
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"Shandi-lee is a GEM of the first order.
First of all, she is a sweet and kind young woman who also happens to be beautiful physically and in spirit. Her talents as a photographer and editor are astounding and unquestioned. She makes her pictorial images come alive. Her photos are far more than mere pictures; they are visions of Shandi-lee that come alive and breathe on the computer screen and make the viewer wish that he or she had been there to share in the experience.
Do not miss the chance to follow this wonderful human being on her journey through life as depicted by her fabulous photographs.
Thank you so very much, Shandi-lee for allowing me to share in the magic of your visions.
~ Steve ;)))))))))))))))))"
30th November, 2013
Raul Pisko says:
"what could I say? she's so talented, she has a very unique view to take photos, it's pretty amazing and impressive how simple stuff can be turned into a "oh wow, look at that"-moment when you look at some of her pics
not to mention she has go to be one of the most beautiful women on earth
@raulpisko on twitter :)"
9th June, 2011
"Shandi-lee. what more should I say!?
she's amazing. period, dot, end."
18th April, 2011
"Shandi-lee's photostream is simply amazing, inspiring, and creative! I love her stream. I've learned a lot by just looking at her photos: I always wonder how she gets such nice lighting. Well, she's also really nice to leave comments! Don't stop shooting!"
30th March, 2011
"Had to write a testimonial for you, as I adore everything you post! You have the coolest ideas, and I always love your self portraits. Everything you do seems to just be amazing, so keep up the great work Shandi!"
20th February, 2011
The Citizen V says:
"SHANDI :D Omg i'm so excited to write this testimonial because you're one of my favorite people on flickr! You are such an amazing photographer, and a beautiful person inside and out. You helped me branch out to people on flickr and encouraged me to do what i love. You are an inspiring person shandi, and to me, a role model. Thank you for being you"
4th February, 2011
"Oh Shandi-Lee... Where do I start with you?? First I just want to say that your photos are absolutely amazing. Honestly. There are only a handful of my contacts that I genuinely enjoy looking at (sshhh don't tell!), and you, my dear, are one of them! All your photos have such a soft, gentle feeling to them, they almost have a calming effect on me haha! You have a creative style that keeps me coming back for more, I can't get enough!
Out of all the girls I could have met here on flickr, I am so glad that you are one of them. You're so sweet, always have something nice to say that makes me smile, and you are gorgeous!!! I'm kind of jealous :)
Hopefully one of these days we get to actually meet, considering we only live a few hours from each other... But until then, keep posting your wonderful photos and keep in touch!
1st February, 2011
"I absolutely Shandi-lee's photostream. I always love the tones and softness of her photos and these photos are as beautiful as her. You can sense her passion of photography from her pictures and do constantly check her photostream out. ♥"
22nd January, 2011
Gia Catalan says:
"Pretty, poetic and promising. I love the simplicity in her shots and the hues that go along with it are very subtle. Keep up the good work and I'll be looking forward into more amazing shots from your stream.:)"
2nd January, 2011
Thang Le | Photography says:
"Shandi is a wonderful photographer. she has a true passion for everything that beautiful in the world she also a amazing person if you have the pleasure to know her like i do. keep doing amazing stuff Shandi (:"
28th November, 2010
"You are ∞.
27th October, 2010
Zoltán Kalmár says:
"Young, beautiful, and so damn gifted!"
12th October, 2010
Jose Manuel Zardain GV says:
"Thank you for your friendship, if you need something from me or from Mexico please don´t hesitate to contact me, have a wonderful day. Jose Manuel"
6th October, 2010
- Shandi-lee Cox
- June 2006
- I am:
- Female and Taken