I no longer keep high-res original images online. For information regarding publication, collab work please send enquiries to (firstname.lastname@example.org). Don't steal ask permission.
Karma is as karma does ... xox
Strange girl focusing mainly on selfportraiture, I don't consider myself a photographer but more a self portrait artist with a camera and usually these are caricatures I'm wanting to portray at the time.
Self-Portraiture is a creative outlet for me, besides experimenting with different mediums and though I like what I do, I like to have fun in what I do and for me it is my enjoyment to take and share these pictures with you.
'. . . Deeper meaning lives in the fairy tales
of my childhood than in truth that is taught in life'
-- Friederich Schiller
- 'a Cindy Sherman who's read too much Poe' ~ silly Flickr Contact
My uploads here on Flickr are not as frequent as they use to be but you can always find new stuff and find out what I'm up to by following one of my links above. Thank you to those who have kept up with me for so long I really appreciate it.
I'm Female and Not Interesting
- Analogue of Weirdology 22,558 photos, 996 members
- Blind Photographers 10,419 photos, 396 members
- Depression and BiPolar 22,836 photos, 1,834 members
- Female Self-Portrait Artists' Support Group (FSPASG) 4,941 photos, 261 members
- a pathological inability to take myself seriously 601 photos, 324 members
Niki Aguirre says:
"I don't want this to sound strange, but I am so in love with her, as a character, as an artist. There is something about her that has really moved me. I myself have been somewhat dormant in my own creativity and it's individuals like Kristamas who have woken me up. Shook me, made me want to express myself truly and genuinely. For that I want to thank her. She is so very beautiful. What a treasure."
May 9th, 2011
natasha chk says:
"You are exellent!"
October 9th, 2010
vague blur says:
"almost everything here are favorites,
haunting and confessional,
surreal and symbolic,
like moon surface"
April 16th, 2010
"Everything in your gallery is amazing. You really have inspired me."
April 4th, 2010
"i can't get enough of your work !°"
December 28th, 2009
Duncan Hall says:
"Truly, a superior human being."
December 21st, 2009
"Brilliant and deserving of all praise she gets, if not more."
November 13th, 2009
"She is the sweet Dame in the darkness."
November 12th, 2009
Rocio Montoya says:
"You make captivating nightmares that leave me without breath.
Your images are replete with absolute beauty
Your art is infinite!!!"
November 13th, 2009
Emre Ucar says:
"Inspiring...Creative...Self Confident...i love her conceptual self portraiture, she is not one of those who just shoot themselves without a meaning...My recommendation."
November 6th, 2009
Caroline Bonarde Ucci says:
"One of the most beautiful and original works on flickr. Each of your pictures is full of fairy tales and narratives, visually it's incredibly stunning and very effective in giving you chills! Most of all i'm incredibly curious about Kristamas, the character in your pictures and the person behind it all. Really fascinating, even too much just for images."
November 2nd, 2009
"Las obras de esta artista van mas allá de la fotografía propiamente dicha, podríamos hablar de una experiencia plástica, en donde no queda claro hasta donde es fotografía y donde pintura.
Una obra perturbadora, inquietante, onírica, todo un mundo."
November 2nd, 2009
Elly Uiterwijk says:
"Wicked stuff! A real artist!"
October 11th, 2009
"Your stream is bloody incredible. Insanely beautiful.
They haunt me, which is wonderful."
September 28th, 2009
"such aesthetic and talanted works. absolutly adorable!"
September 15th, 2009
Jan Durina says:
September 15th, 2009
andrea erdna barletta says:
"In this time, gothic style and dark moods are so popular in visual arts, litterature and music. But in Kristamas that feelings are so natural and spontaneous that we could see clearly an artist."
September 6th, 2009
Mei Todd says:
"Kristamas is just too awesome for words! She takes photos of dreams...yeah, she does!!!"
August 14th, 2009
Eni Turkeshi Imagery says:
"queen of the dark moods, fantastic photocomposer of noir emotions!
July 17th, 2009
matteo tranchesi says:
"big, big, big"
June 24th, 2009
"her works are adictive
im a kristama's works junkie"
April 13th, 2009
~.charlie.~ ... says:
"wandering Kristamas' stream is like wandering through an enchanted land ... so mysterious, with lots of twists and turns, and you never know what is around the corner!!"
March 26th, 2009
Paradyze X says:
"i must say i love this!!!!!"
March 26th, 2009
Michelle Brea says:
"Kristamas delivers fine selfportraiture, her work in undoubtly creative, beautiful, sexy, and yes... creepy!"
March 18th, 2009
"Undoubtedly one of the most original and inspired artists working in photography today. Her work deserves to be exhibited and published. In my humble opinion, Kristamas has by far the best portfolio of images on Flickr."
February 20th, 2009
Benjamin Goss says:
"You have enchanted my soul...and your images haunt me in my sleep...I throw my self at your feet and beg for mercy!"
February 18th, 2009
eramos (blahgspot.com) says:
"Self-portraiture that is misleading. On the one hand, one is led to believe that her images are a continuation of a "post-" project--post-human, post-modern, post-historical, essentially modern . On the other hand, a more careful reading shows a powerless text, resisting its time through absence, and ultimately creating a space of agency for the author. It is here that we realize that we are dealing with an eternal subject that is the artisan. She is without time, present-absent, and, going beyond the idea of the artist, she is unified with the beauty of her craft through undeniable material."
January 31st, 2009
"This is without a doubt the most fantastical creepy and disturbingly sexy stuff I have ever seen. I looked at ever image in the stream at least 3 times.
January 17th, 2009
"Kristama saves !"
December 18th, 2008
"Over The Top"
November 17th, 2008
"....you are from far away...mysterious and unknown...thank you for showing me your world..."
August 17th, 2008
"A matrix of brilliance from the realms of darkness. A red apple symbolizing temptation, a forbidden glimpse of flesh from a Victorian time, dark fairy tales from the brothers Grimm, a fading movie star from yesterday, an Alice in her own wonderland, thoughts which come to mind when I discovered the world of Klousch."
August 2nd, 2008
ivonne fajardo says:
"Tus fotos son preciosas, eres una excelente fotografa, me gusta tu estilo y lo que proyectas en tus fotos, felicitaciones.
July 26th, 2008
Your sense of the aesthetic (which is amazing) and your creativity will take you so far. I enjoy very much watching your photos.
You are very good with this, you are 'different' in the best sense of the word!"
May 15th, 2008
Sabina R. says:
"your photos are absolutely unique. rarely I will declare with certainty that someone's self portraitures is a true art. There are very few people on flickr who bring it to this level and you are one of them."
May 8th, 2008
Diana Debord says:
"all of her photographs are tales of a dreamlike world, the amazing treatment and her use of black&white make them a great inspiration and some of the most original on flickr."
May 8th, 2008
exquisite decay says:
"She exhibits a truly masterful use of the medium in every sense. Her dreamy portraits are a beautiful insight into a creative and fertile mind and soul. I only wish there were books to preserve the brilliance that we are all so lucky to experience... we are at her mercy in the sense that we are allowed to peek into that fantastic world of hers..... but without notice, we could be left standing at the doorstep... (which only adds to the immediacy and potency of her imagery...)
I've noticed that she has a similar artistic approach and attitude as many of the great artists and image makers of our time and from the past... M.C. Escher insisted that he was not an artist but rather a dedicated draftsman, though his works are inherently artistic and brilliant. ... Kristamas' statement "I don't consider myself a photographer but more a caricaturist with a camera, someone who holds many personalities inside and they all like to entertain in different styles" ... It is this insight that makes me believe that she is consistently in the right frame of mind.... a true master of the lens. I believe the importance of her images are larger and more grand than she will ever admit to or possibly acknowledge.... and that is beautiful.
I hope to be so blessed to see her development and expression for some time to come. .... I just hope she knows that her images and words are highly regarded, appreciated, and respected...."
May 4th, 2008
nathan appel says:
"beyond amazing. inspirational.."
May 5th, 2008
"What can I say.. this is one person whose art has introduced me to the bizarre, the weird, the poetic and sometimes the terrifying, with breathless beauty, elegance and imagination.. all with such fragile personal honesty, in allowing you into a totally private world, that you cannot fail to be moved deeply and. in some sense. to feel privileged and honoured.
The extra-Flickr world is losing out badly by not having seen this. and I understand that Kristamas is a reticent/reclusive artist, but a real live exhibition with real prints would be such a *gift*..!!
Personally I shudder at the thought that all this resides on miscellaneous hard-drives in the form of magnetized. dots !
One administrative whim.. and it all just goes away..
April 23rd, 2008
Phil O Pics photographY says:
"fantastic world, I am FAN.....
Very good stream.
thank you for Pleasure
April 12th, 2008
Glory Rose says:
"I was so disappointed when this account disappeared, but now that I found it again, I can't wait to go through every single photo like I did before! kristamas is a very talented artist with a wonderful vision! Her work is so unique and outstanding! We are lucky to have her back on Flickr!"
April 12th, 2008
"i sort of think she's a fairytale come to life."
March 30th, 2008
K Ekos says:
"Kristamas is a dark dream of sensual delicacy, she's the little girl who lives in the tower of a lonely castle, where she sings mute songs and dance an arhytmic ballet with spiders.
She's the reflection of a whispered kiss in a black mirror.
Thanks for your inspiration"
March 27th, 2008
- Kristamas Klousch
- March 2008
- Montreal, Deep Cove, North Vancouver, Canada
- I am:
- Kristamas Klousch ~ Selfportraiture
- kristamas_klousch [at] yahoo.com