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    tofu_minx says:

    "Her pictures really speak to me... they really do. I love antiques, she does but she makes it with fluid tones... multi toning is her specialty in fact. She brings out a modern color composition in all her pictures. I also especially love her ducky series... they will MELT your heart! :D"

    December 8th, 2007

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    Pete Foley says:

    "Ai Ling is one of the best experimental photographers I have seen on FLICKr. She is a creative, imaginative, and intelligent artist, always pushing the envelope, always helping us see things in new ways, always creating art - not just pretty pictures. Her use of color and light, and her sense of composition have been inspirational to me as I have struggled to learn the craft of photography. Her post processing is best in class, her eye for composition as good as it gets, and her sense of fun the icing on the cake - who can resist he adventures of Toots? To top it all, she is always generous, helpful, and supportive of those of us trying to find our photographic feet"

    November 24th, 2007

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    Zorislav Stojanović says:

    "Ai Ling is one of the first cool photographers I discovered on Flickr. I keep coming back to her stream in order to inspire myself, not only for taking photos, but also for the feeling of fulfillment her photos can provoke in me. I hope, some day, we could get together for a photo picnic, with Carmen and me. Oh, and I would be honored to have Ai Ling photograph my wedding. Only problem is my location... far from the States. :( That is why I adore Flickr, it brings beautiful and talented people close to each other. :)"

    August 24th, 2007

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    ramparts54 says:

    "Chilli Monster’s portfolio is wonderful and wide-ranging. She experiments with style and content, creating photos that grab the viewer. Portraits are her hallmark, but her visions of food, flowers, snow (marshmallow world) and family all reflect her positive and inquisitive nature. For me, Chilli Monster in not only a great photographer, she was my first contact on flickr, what a treat! Thank you, Chilli, for helping look at the world and photography in new ways!"

    July 14th, 2007

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    rudedee says:

    "I've never met chilli monster, or even really talked to her, and she's been on my contact list for probably no more than a few hours. But practically ever single photo I've looked at on her stream blows me away, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of her work. She has an incredible eye and I just couldn't help writing a testimonial to her monumentous talent."

    May 20th, 2007

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    miketililing says:

    "Ailing is my GIMP idol. Even if she didn't use GIMP to enhance some of her photographs, she would still be my GIMP idol."

    May 3rd, 2007

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    l'interdit says:

    "I've been trying to figure out why chillli monster's pictures touch me so much, particularly portraits, and finally I found the answer in Roland Barthe's Camera Lucida. One look at her photos, I see the important elements that Barthe mentioned, studium and punctum. Through the composition and colour tone, I see not merely her interpretations of the world, her centre subjects of photography, but the message she conveys and the way she reaches out to the viewers with the person, the object or the view in her pictures."

    April 20th, 2007

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    daisychick_1 says:

    "I love when a new pic from chilli monster comes up in my contacts pics. Her pictures are always amazing and everytime I visit her stream I feel like she is showing me the world through her photographs."

    April 3rd, 2007

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    iceman9294 says:

    "Ailing has been on my contact list for a while and it is about time that I write a quick note of appreciation for her work. Not only do I appreciate the pleasant aesthetics and execution of her compositions but also enjoy how thought provoking her work is as well. I look forward to learning more from you as I grow as a photographer. Keep up the wonderful work!"

    March 18th, 2007

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    AnnuskA - AnnA Theodora says:

    "I LOVE Ailing... She is the sweetest! As one of my first contacts I have seen lots of her photos and they are totally amazing! Her post processing is professional, unique and fantastic! Sometimes God makes good people, and he has fun adding more features to this person, like talent and a noble soul!! Ailing is one of God's masterpieces!! ;-)"

    March 15th, 2007

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    mquest foto says:

    "Chilli Monster with her warm heart and great pictures-- shows us the world and the way it turns. Her captures of life are of the quality of the legendary photos of National Geographic.

    In the past others have written of how the camera takes a bit of the subjects soul, She has mastered that art and laid her subjects naked for the world to see Her camera bag is filled with lost souls and all the colors of the rainbow. (the skittles candy company is still trying to buy her mix of special colors)

    Rumor has it that she travels the world breaking the hearts of men. It is also said that she once took a picture of a pizza that was so perfect that all the world powers banded together and made her destroy it so others would mot be jealous of her perfect picture. Whole religions have sprung up around this mythical photo and the quest for “the pizza of life” is a huge industry within the food based religions.

    She is one of they few who use the Flickr Chaos Stream to show the outside world and make people think. When people think the world is always a better place.

    Viva Revolution!!!
    Round and Round the toilet we swim with no solution in sight. Yet we keep up the good fight.
    Libre !!!"

    February 24th, 2007

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    AmUnivers says:

    "What ? No testimonial yet ? How is that possible ???
    I love Chilli Monster's photos !! She has the eye for unusual angles and compositions, a natural talent for catching people's soul, and is the queen of colors. In addition to being a great photographer, she also has a beautiful and fun personality which you will discover through her comments as well as her photos.
    I hope we can meet one day, but in the mean time, browsing through her photostream is always a pleasure !
    -- Enjoy ! :-)"

    February 19th, 2007

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