"Okay, so trying to put Kennedy's photography into words, in this little textbox, is incredibly difficult. Her work is just phenomenal. She is a master when it comes to capturing emotion and feeling. Her self-portraits have a rawness and intensity that really, truly make you feel. They are not just random shots of herself, they are true photographs that reflect thought and emotion and they always leave me speechless.
However, she does not limit herself to just self-portraits, and her still life photography is just as incredible. I'm looking through her stream right now (for like, the millionth time) and it's just so very hard to describe her photography. It is simple yet inimitable and complex, raw, real, peaceful, heart-wrenching, and nostalgia-inducing, all at the same time. Seriously, look at her photostream and you'll completely understand what I'm talking about.
Kennedy, I really hope you continue with photography. You are an amazing photographer, and you produce some stunning work. You're a great inspiration to so many of us, myself included. :)"
20th June, 2010
b. jacqueline says:
"Kennedy has so much talent. Her photos are truly inspiring to many photographers here on Flickr including me. I wish that I could take photographs that convey the amount of emotion contained in each of Kennedy's photographs.
Keep doing what you're doing. You're beautiful.
27th May, 2010
caitlin angelica says:
"i don't understand how a person can have so much talent, your pictures are inspirational.
3rd April, 2010
"i love everything you do."
14th March, 2010
Devon France says:
"The thing that captivates me the most about your pictures is that you take the simplest thing, A room, and turn it into a beautiful picture.
One day, I hope my pictures look as incredible as yours do."
25th March, 2010
"what i love most about your stream is that it is so vastly different then kalie's. you're both mindblowing and you both express emotions and make everyone feel what you do, but you guys go at it in completely different ways.
you could easily just copy off her and still get a shitload of praise from it, but you go your own way, you do things the ~~kennedy way!~~
i'm adding this lamely, but i don't want you to think it doesn't matter as much, but your photos make me think, and it's the greatest thing."
6th March, 2010
" i have tried writing you a testimonial before but it is so hard to put into words how you inspire me.
your photos are the kind where you look at it, then stop and really look at it... Then you fully understand what is in front of you, something that says so much in a single photo. I don't think makes any sense but i don't know how else to put it."
3rd March, 2010
caiti borruso says:
"I was going through your photos,
and as I did,
I wanted to cry.
Not all of your photos are beautiful as in, "oh wow that's pretty."
You can see what you are thinking, what you are feeling, every emotion and thought you had while that photo happened,
and that is the most beautiful thing one could ask for from a photo.
Your photos are raw in the most honest sense of the word."
11th February, 2010
"It would be hard to find another stream on flickr that is as innovative as Kennedy's stream. Every picture has an unbelievable amount of creativity in it.
And that creativity is matched by the amount of pure emotion that Kennedy has the ability to capture. These emotions are real. They are raw. They are relatable. And they are oh so powerful.
Before finding this stream, I wasn't even aware that people could contain so much emotion in a single image. But no, Kennedy proved me wrong. And thank God for that.
I can confidently and honestly say that Kennedy changed the way I look at photography.
She is one of my top 5 favorite flickr contacts, and I am amazed by every single upload."
27th January, 2010
Tess Mayer says:
Ever since I came across your photostream you have inspired me. So much.
You are so original, nobodies work is like yours.
19th January, 2010
Jillian Thoman says:
I thought I'd write this to you in letter format, since it's so much nicer than talking about you in the third person, as I've seen common in many testimonials. When I first came upon your stream, I thought, "Hmmm, this girl is quite good!" But that was when photographs were merely pictures to me. Since I've started to change the way I feel about photography and the way I view other's photographs, your pictures have begun to stand out to me in a different way than any of the others. I've actually felt things when looking at your stream, and I always look forward to new uploads. I find you to be completely real, and I think it's fun; the stereotypical flickr member isn't as much fun to look at and watch grow. But with your distinct style, photogenic-ness (so not a word), and ability to actually take a very decent photograph, you're interesting, to say the least. So keep up the amazing work. I would never tell you not to quit, because ultimately that's your decision, but I'd like it if you kept at it :)
Thanks for being so unique in what you do, because it really gets me every time I view your photos.
18th January, 2010
"I am repeatedly amazed by how much power, emotion, and thought you put into every single one of your portraits. I can stare at your photos for so long, and just continue to feel until my eyes get blurry and I can't see any longer. You put so much of yourself into your work that it's hard not to feel emotions when viewing your stream. You're such a strong, beautiful person - something big is going to happen for you one day. I just know it. Like you always say, this is like your diary, and I will continue to read it with my eyes, mind and my heart."
18th January, 2010
"there was this day back in december when I went through your whole photostream. I viewed every single picture, read every single description. in a completely non-creepy way. simply because I felt like getting to know you a bit better. and although I probably have no idea what you're like in real life, I feel like I did. because every picture you upload offers so much information about you as a person. you decide what you want to portray but at the same time it seems like you unintentionally put another little part of yourself in your pictures. and that is exactly what I like so much about them. there could be 100 people viewing one of your photos and if all of them wrote down what they see in it, there would be 100 different answers. because you are so multi-faceted. yet at the same time you just seem to take pictures of yourself, your feelings, your thoughts, your life, your reality.
and that amazes me. how can you be so gorgeous by just taking pictures of yourself as a person and everything around you?
this is basically what I wanted you to know. keep showing us your life, I'm more than happy to be here to have a look."
18th January, 2010
"i think you're fabulous.
i don't really know how to say this.
your work always leave me speechless. i wish i had even an inch of your talent.
i dont know you. you dont know me. i'm following you, because i love the way you see the world.
i saw on your tumblr you like testimonials. so here is one."
18th January, 2010
megan ■ says:
"every single picture you post leaves me speechless.
your emotion kills me.
you are truly outstanding."
17th January, 2010
shapeless dreams says:
"The first day I looked at your stream I spent hours going through and looking at every single picture. I was amazed at how they could make me feel, and how powerful they were. To be able to put in the emotion you've put into your stream is incredible, and I admire you so so so much for that. I look up to you more than anyone else on flickr. You are an AMAZING photographer. Pleaseee never ever stop.
28th December, 2009
"Emotion. Some people are scared of it. Some people embrace it. Kennedy can make art out of it. She's two years older than me, but her pictures seem like a hundred years more mature than anything I could do. Her pictures are raw human nature. And we better embrace it. Because it's brilliant."
26th December, 2009
Joe Curtin says:
"I cannot count how many times I have cried because of your photostream. I say that in the best way possible. The emotion you can pack into one little square of a picture is unbelievable.
Your photos make me feel something. Something deep
Please, never ever leave flickr.
I can't even begin to comprehend your skill. Thank you so much for being on here"
20th December, 2009
"you're so real"
14th December, 2009
"The emotion you put into your photographs are unlike any other photos I've ever seen. It's so raw yet beautiful at the same time.
I am constantly looking at your stream for inspiration. Please never stop taking pictures"
9th December, 2009
"Kennedy evokes so much emotion in her photos, and they are so personal and raw and out there and I really respect her for that. She really shows herself in her photos in a way I haven't ever really grasped."
12th November, 2009
Alex Shahmiri says:
"I feel like it's time for me to write a testimonial for you.
There is something about your photos, that I can't exactly describe, I wish I knew how to, but I can't. I know a lot of people compare you with you sister, but while there are some great similarities, you have a very unique style that immediately separates you. I think that style is what I can't describe. You're creative in your own way- you do things that most people wouldn't even think of doing, and you will do things other people wouldn't dare to do. I like that you don't really have a barrier in your photography. I never expect you to censor something. If you want to express it you will. I have a lot of respect for that.
Anyways. You have a great mind when it comes to the arts, and I'm glad you put it to use in photography (that sounded rather odd, but it's okay)."
23rd October, 2009
raychel sonveeco. says:
"you're so very inspiring."
15th October, 2009
"Here I am.. another random person to Kennedy, writing her a testimonial..
But i figured, as I add nearly every one of her photos as a favourite and comment nearly as many, I thought I should just tell you all how amazingly great she is.
You know someone has IT when everyone of their photos makes you sit there in awe at how they can make something so simple look so beautiful.. Kennedy has it.
When you feel inspired to take photos half as good as theirs, that's when they have IT.. Kennedy has it.
When you only dream you could be that magnificent, that's when they have IT.. Kennedy has it.
You inspire me every single day Miss Kennedy, and I thank you so much for that!"
22nd September, 2009
natalie harding says:
"Okay, so there really aren't enough good words to say about Kennedy and her photography. She takes some of the best portraits I've ever seen, hands down. She is one of those people who captures emotion perfectly and I really envy that. Her photos are really inspiring and make me want to learn how to be better. She makes the simplest things speak volumes. If you don't follow her stream already you must."
20th September, 2009
june whitehorse says:
"kennedy is probably the most amazing person I have not met yet.
I don't know how one person could hold so much beauty and elegance.
I like writing letters to her."
2nd September, 2009
duygu . says:
"your emotions shown in your photographs are priceless.
i have really enjoyed your stream since the first day i came across it,and i'm sure i will always do."
4th August, 2009
"She is such a beautiful artist with innovative ideas and always with something to say. And I'm always listening; her photos are breathtaking."
29th July, 2009
aly chalk says:
"incredible that someone the same age as me can be so mature in their talents"
22nd July, 2009
"amazing emotion. she makes me feel, and there is nothing better than that."
12th July, 2009
i wish my pictures actually had some form of emotion to them."
4th July, 2009
Sita Marie says:
actually, more then words.
8th May, 2009
there is sun in my eyes says:
"you are unafraid and so wildly creative. i love how honest and free you are. you have such a lovely gift."
29th April, 2009
Graham Blackall says:
"i don't think i've been this incorrect in a while.
when i kennedy first added me as I contact, me being my ignorant self, i sort of put her in the 'cliché-same-as-every-other-teenage-girl-on-flickr' group of my contacts. i was so wrong.
kennedy embraces something utterly special, in every sense of the word. her photos aren't just interesting, but packed with emotion. it's amazing. as i went through her photostream, i was dumbfounded. tears started flowing through my eyes as i read each and every description of each and every photograph she's posted on flickr. it's beautiful.
she is now on the top of my favorite flickr photographers list. keep up the amazing work; you truly have talent."
27th April, 2009
daniel 18932 says:
"she is probably my favorite 15 year old female photographer.
better than them all. her emotion, her beauty, her creativity. wow. she is stunning. i am very inrigued by her work.
she will become famous one day and i know it"
25th April, 2009
Taryn Davis says:
"Kennedy has photos i cant help but love. Anyone can tell theyre natural and simple, you dont try to be good, you just are."
8th April, 2009
"i've only just discovered her but she says so much in every photo and im so inspired by her"
20th February, 2009
- December 2008
- I am: