I'm very behind my Flickr email, please don't be mad if I havent responded yet.

Trying to improve my photography. Toward that end, if you have any constructive criticism you'd like to share, please do so.

The excellent photographs on flickr really blow me away. I can only hope that someday I’ll be half as good as some of you here!
Thank you for your visits and your comments...

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    clean ground says:

    "Just when I think you have shown us the most creative and unique perspective possible, you go and outdo yourself. I've said it before and I'll say it again: you have a very, very special gift. A photographic eye and talent that is unmatched. I can see so many things through your photos- so many layers. It brings me so much joy and inspiration every time I view them."

    September 6th, 2012

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    sleepyjeanie says:

    "Heleen's photographs always tell a story; a magical story mostly, a fairytale. Whether it is beautifully simplistic or stretching the imagination of the photographer, Heleen always seems to approach photography with a fresh angle making her stream absolutely delicious! It's always, always a pleasure to visit and be blown away by the material she posts. It represents that ordinary life can be magical, if you look a little closer into the details of life, the little things we often neglect. Thank you Heleen for sharing: you were BORN to photograph! Never, ever, stop."

    June 22nd, 2012

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    Claire Maher says:

    "I stumbled across this page and I am so thankful I did. Your photos show a glimpse of childhood from a truely unique perspective. They make me smile, and inspire me. I look forward to seeing your new images, keep up the good work, Claire"

    October 14th, 2011

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    Renata Biglia says:

    "Long time i didn´t visit your page, but i must say, you are just great! I love your work! It´s full of magic, tenderness, fantasy, dreams!!! It always brings me a smile and makes me feel sooo good! I´m your fan! Please, keep bringing all this sweet photos to our lives! Thanks! Kisses!"

    October 13th, 2011

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    ashley marie's photos says:

    "I know I've told you this before but I have to tell you again. Your work is absolutely magical and spectacular. Thank you for showing the world your beautiful talent and thank you for giving me a whole new perspecitive on the way I see things. You have inspired me to get up, down, all around, focus in, and photograph in so many different new ways. My work has been noticed by so many others and businesses that I feel if it werent for you opening my horizons I wouldnt have gotten so much business and recognition as I have. I hope to have even the slightest bit of your talent some day. I love how bright and colorful your photos turn out and your SOOC are amazing.

    -Ashley Boomer"

    October 11th, 2011

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    Sarah Wheeler says:

    "you have the most wonderful artistic photos, and i love seeing the way that you view the world through your images. thanks for sharing your amazing talent! xoxo"

    October 27th, 2010

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    raising.cain says:

    "Heleen's stream is simply Magical! She is unique and creative and her work is fresh. I love all the details she captures so well. Her work is a little window into the wonder of childhood. You are an amazing artist Heleen! xx"

    October 25th, 2010

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    Pantelina Vassilliou says:

    "i love this channel so much.
    Heleen's photos are so inspiring and so fun.
    Defenatly one of my favorite Flickr channels :)"

    September 5th, 2010

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    Donavan says:

    "If Dr. Seuss took pictures, you'd have Heleen. Her photos exude wonder, radiate light and sparkle with magic. Her work is like a visual anti-depressant. I dare you to look at them and not smile. Every single one of them makes me want to be a kid again."

    September 1st, 2010

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    Mom2three says:

    "Heleen is the reason I joined Flickr almost three years ago. Her eye is amazing, her stream is inspiring, and her kindness is heartwarming!"

    October 11th, 2009

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    Sheye Rosemeyer says:

    "Looking through Heleeens stream again today, I'm compelled to write a testimonial. There is such a beautiful softness and innocence to her images - an ability to capture the tiny details of childhood in a way that is so pure and real.

    Her perspective and framing are so creative, It's just a pleasure to see through her eyes.

    Thankyou Heleen for sharing your World.
    Sheye xx"

    September 11th, 2009

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    evanescent letter says:

    "I wanted to let you know, I think you are one of the MOST interesting and talented photographers on flickr. Your stream is one of my favorite places to be! Every image you post is so crisp and original. It's refreshing and inspiring and I honestly feel lucky to get to share with you.
    There are not enough adjectives out there girl. YOU ROCK!"

    July 20th, 2009

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    thebugsmommy says:

    "I think you have to be one of my most favorite photographers on flickr! Everything you do is so amazing... what an incredible eye you have! I can only imagine what the photos hanging around your home must look like!! BRAVO!!!!"

    May 6th, 2009

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    Conny Wenk says:

    "OMG - I have never seen that many testimonials - which explains just everything: Heleen is one talented woman and her pictures are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!"

    June 13th, 2008

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    Kat&Kat says:

    "Heleen's stream is pure art! Her style is very distinctive, and she has the ability to notice things that ordinary people don't, oh how I love that! Her photos are simply brilliant! SO inspiring!"

    April 29th, 2008

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    LaneyButler says:

    "Heleen is by far one of my favorite photographers. I love her magical style and the way she captures all the little details in life. Her work is full of inspiration and makes me want to get out and make pictures. : )"

    March 30th, 2008

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    ♥ Moa Maria says:

    "Heleen's photostream is filled with such gorgeous photos. She has the abilitiy to capture colour and life and happiness in such a wonderful way, and I love how she captures the small details too. She is such an incredibly gifted photograher and I look forward to seeing more from her! Keep the magic coming :)"

    February 17th, 2008

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    five drawer says:

    "I am always amazed when I view Heleen's work. I think she must have an amazingly fun mind! I love her angles, the way she plays with light & shadows, but most of all I love the way she captures childhood. She has a beautiful way of looking at life through the eyes of a child. The sweet details & wonder a child must feel. It's all here. Your'e a true inspiration!"

    December 14th, 2007

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    for the love of photography says:

    "Wow, where do I even start? Heleen has some crazy amazing talent. :) I love her stream so much and shes in my top 10 favorite people on flickr! Her stream is so inspiring and I hope that one day I get half the skill she has right now. :) Thanks for sharing your amazing work..."

    October 22nd, 2007

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    Melissa {M&M Photography} says:


    Your work has been a true inspiration to me daily, thank you. I have never met you yet your photography has touched my heart in so many ways a part of me feels like I know you (a bit). You have a true style all your own, that puts you different from the rest. Your style is yours, yet you are not afraid and try to do new things and succeed at that so well. I have enjoyed ALL you do daily."

    October 13th, 2007

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    Jen*L says:

    "Heleen has an incredible way of capturing the incredible beauty of the everyday moments. Her work is always beautiful, always thought provoking and always inspiring! Thank you for sharing your work Heleen."

    October 11th, 2007

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    kindhearted cows says:

    "Heleen is a true inspiration and quite talented to be sure.
    Her "street cat" images from awhile back really caught my eye, I simply adore them!

    Her images are so fresh and unique, I look forward to her new posts!"

    October 10th, 2007

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    murn says:

    "Had to join this most enthusiastic chorus! I marvel at how Heleen consistently captures the playful essence of childhood and life. It's always a pleasure to view the world through her eyes! (Do what you have to do to protect your images, they are precious.)"

    October 9th, 2007

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    tidy mountain says:

    "heleen, most of the time i don't even comment on your pictures because there is nothing that i can say that hasn't been said. and there is no way i can properly articulate how i feel about every image you produce. thanks for hanging out with us. thanks for being an inspiration. viewing your stream is like being in some magic place, and you are as kind as could be expected. only a pure soul could see like you do."

    October 2nd, 2007

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    oafish distribution says:

    "It seems like every time I come to Flickr, I head right on over to Heleen's set of work. It always does me good, like eating an apple a day, it keeps me inspired and wanting to work. I am pretty sure that there are tons of other people who feel the same way as me, because I am constantly getting messages and recommendations to check out her stream. Love it when so many people love a photographer. Not only is this photographer popular, but just look at her work! She is GREAT! Keep your eye out for this one!
    -Melissa E Earle"

    September 19th, 2007

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    Robyn Geering Photography says:

    "I can't quite explain it, but you have either got it or you don't, and then there are some people that have it with cherries on top, and that is Heleen.

    I just love the way she turns every image into a masterpiece, she just makes it look so easy. Every image is so original, so full of creativity and just perfectly captures the essence and innocence of childhood.

    A real inspiration for me."

    September 4th, 2007

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    millylillyrose says:

    "Heleen's work is incredibly inspiring. So well thought out and creative, she captures beauty like no other. I cant wait to see the next photo each day!"

    August 28th, 2007

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    paigelynn says:

    "I am a huge fan of Heleen's photos. She's one of my favorite photographers on flickr. She has the ability to create magical photographs of magical moments, capturing fun and innocence. She's truly amazing. :)"

    August 16th, 2007

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    inkyblack says:

    "Heleen has the most brilliant eye for childhood photograph - she sees the world from their whimsical standpoint and the resulting pictures are captivating, precious and magical. I feel her warmth and lovely spirit I feel when I look through her stream and I love her as a dear friend and mentor."

    August 16th, 2007

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    [bridget] says:

    "Rare RAW talent. A true artist. A true friend.


    August 10th, 2007

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    AlwaysJanuary (Randy) says:

    "I'd describe her photos as a breath of fresh air. They're so natural and real. She has a real vision that I enjoy seeing."

    August 2nd, 2007

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    iamaprice(Amanda) says:

    "Add me to the 'Huge fan' list. This testimonial is SO overdue! Heleen is one of the best photographers I've ever met and certainly one of the most humble. I think that she often doubts herself, but it's plain to see that she's got a gift for story-telling that rings true in ever one of her images. Her work has a depth that leaves your heart filled with smiles and good memories of your own antics as a child. She's a lovely, inspiring person and an asset to flickr and the photography world in general."

    July 10th, 2007

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    ShannH10 says:

    "Whenever I visit Heleen's stream, I get simply lost in it! She has such a wide range in her work, yet it's all distinctively HER. Her use of light is perfect, her colors vivid, her tones soothing. Her compositions are fresh and intriguing. I'm a huge fan!"

    May 31st, 2007

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    Teresa {alluring art} says:

    "Heleen's work is such an inspiration. I don't know how she does it, but she manages to catch the pure essence of childhood in every click of her camera. She literally leaves me speechless and is a true inspiration here on flickr. Love her work!"

    April 19th, 2007

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    forbiddenfruitsmoothie says:

    "What awe inspiring photography. Heleen is amazing at capturing the innocence of childhood and keeps you captive while viewing. I have never been more entertained on Flickr than when a new post of hers is on. I want her to photograph my little one. Wouldn't that be a treat!"

    March 29th, 2007

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    janeeyre1 (Karen) says:

    "I've never written one of these before, but I just have to say I am so impressed by your work. Truly talented and creative! Love seeing your new photos pop up! Inspiration to all of us!"

    March 19th, 2007

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    lightsongs says:

    "what can i add? you just have to see how many comments heleen gets on almost every photo she posts to understand how fabulous she is. she is a phenomenon! this girl posseses a truly amazing abilty to turn the commonplace into the sublime. when others are out looking for the perfect location or trying to catch that magical moment, heleen just looks about her and creates that magic herself.

    i think one of my favourites is 'toddlertights'. absolute genius. i laughed so much...and could not stop looking at all those little tights hanging on the line!!

    keep it coming heleen. you are an inspiration to us all.

    much love

    kerry :)"

    March 18th, 2007

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    LeighTaylor says:

    "Heleen.......wow!! I can't say enough!! YOu see life in a fun and totally new way! You amaze me with how you see light....that is something you are just born with. One of the BEST on flickr...her stream makes me think and try to have an imagination with photography. She is truly an inspiration to me!!

    Thank you Heleen for being a help and a friend to me!!"

    March 10th, 2007

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    Maria Dalva says:

    "I love Heleen's work, with all my heart. Her work is a continuous inspiration for me.
    It's fabulous how she captures simply daily life's things as if it was under a perspective of a child...
    She's so creative and we can see beauty and magic in each tiny detail of her photos.
    I wish you success and all the best! :o)"

    March 9th, 2007

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    Ashley McNamara Photography says:

    "Ever since I first came across Helens photostream I have been in awe she captures the purest and most precious moments time and time again, She has been my inspiration many times and I am sure will continue to be in the future.

    Helen, keep up the fantastic work you are a truely blessed and gifted photographer."

    March 1st, 2007

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    detrap says:

    "each and everytime her work blows me away .... Takes me back to childhood ... Makes you feel like you were right next to her ...Such a an amazing talent!


    February 19th, 2007

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    kadiwow says:

    "Her creativity is out of this world... it leaves me speechless - I only wish I had an OUNCE of her creativity...an OUNCE!! bundle that with her amazing photography, her adorable little toddler and you have Heleen- pure JOY."

    January 31st, 2007

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    {NADIA} says:

    "Just wanted to write a testimonial. I am way behind in doing this for so many people.

    Heleen. One word. Perspective. She changes your view of childhood through her photographs. The way she sees and captures those little moments and details is truly inspirational. She sees what no one else sees. She sees the tiny curls of a girl's golden locks, she sees the shy smile, the mischief, and wonderment of childhood. I do not think anyone could "copy" her style if they tried. She is truly unique!"

    January 19th, 2007

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    B e l l e ...M... says:

    "this is the very first testimonial i write here on flickr. and it had to be to Heleen, she was the first one to add me as a contact when i joined flickr! can you imagine my delight back then? :-)

    Heleen MUST come from a different time, a different place. a magical one. her photography is like a fairy tale, full of wonder and happiness. not only her work is amazing, her comments are always sweet and encouraging.

    she (and her photography !) are not from this world!

    so do yourself a favor and embark on the magic and the beauty of her photostream. you will be addicted."

    January 9th, 2007

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    hinterlens says:

    "Heleen certainly does not need a testamonial from me; I just wish to let her and everyone know how her photos have influenced me.

    She has a meticulous eye to detail and wonder, yet nothing in her photos ever feels or looks fixed or faux. She is an inspiration. Her photos are a marvel and awe inducing.

    I have been fortunate to make the acquaintance of her talent - which she has shared so joyfully and openly. She is a humble giant of an artist."

    January 1st, 2007

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    quizzical scale says:

    "What everyone else says!!!!!!!!!!!!! I agree..100%! She rocks."

    December 21st, 2006

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    © dina marie says:

    "If you haven't been a follower of Heleen's stream, then you have been missing out! She clearly has a gift for capturing the true essense of childhood. She has an amazing eye and a unique touch that is consistent in her work. I expect to see her work published someday. Keep it up Heleen :) It's been a pleasure."

    November 24th, 2006

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    fair rose says:

    "An amazing photographer, who is also amazingly humble. She is inspiring in the truest sense of the word -- her work causes you to want to create more of the art you love ...they way she captures the every day moments in life make you remember the sweet moments from your own childhood. She has the gift, indeed!"

    November 17th, 2006

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    angie McD. says:

    "When I grow up I want to be Heleen. What more can I say? Her pictures are not just photography they are art. Each shot is thought out and incredibly pulled off. One day I will say, "I knew her when..." This is only the second testimonial I have written on flikr because I reserve it for when I just can't help but not write one. Thank you Heleen for sharing your view of the world with us. Every time I see your pictures I smile."

    November 16th, 2006

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    Marlén (konomu) says:

    "This is probably the shortest testimonial heleen ever got. Why? Because her photography makes me speechless!"

    November 12th, 2006

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    Encantada says:

    "Heleens photos have such a beauty to them. They are right out of a storybook..and full of such dreaminess. She makes childhood memories surface..and creates new ones with her beautiful little girl. I thin Heleen has such an eye and such talent and I wont be surprised how far both will take her. One look at her stream...and you'll be hooked."

    November 4th, 2006

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    Jeanette LeBlanc says:

    "What's left to say?? Heleen rocks my world. She has the rare ability to step back and see art in the everyday, beauty in the routine and magic in the mundane. A toddler tea party is never just a toddler tea party, a neighbourhood cat is not just a neighbourhood cat. Every one of Heleen's shots has a little touch of magic that makes it come alive. Viewing her stream always reminds me that there is potential in each and every moment of the day, and that life is art is life.

    Oh - and I think I wanna be her when I grow up."

    October 29th, 2006

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    Jesse P. says:

    "OK...Actually Heleen does not need testimonials AT ALL to let people know how WONDERFUL that woman is ♥ If you haven´t recognized her through her work (and BEAUTIFUL little girl) already, I´m lost...There is no words for how much I LOVE and ADORE her style and creativity. Heleen is one of the most talented and BEAUTIFUL woman I know - inside and out. Thanks for beeing who you are, Heleen - THANKS for beeing my friend *hugs*"

    October 13th, 2006

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    shutterblog says:

    "Viewing Heleen's photostream is like walking into a candy store. So many colors - so many pretty things to view. You just want to take it all home with you and never let go! Always a treat to visit here..."

    October 12th, 2006

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    Norma*Iriz* says:

    "Your work is phenominal... You are absolutely the best on catching a special moment on flickr. You should put her on t.v. ! She is adorable."

    October 4th, 2006

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    {amanda} says:

    "Gorgeous photographs, gorgeous person. Heleen is such a sweetheart, and I believe her kind nature shines through in the photographs she takes of her daughter. Each photograph is a delight to view, always fun and fresh. She captures the sweetest moments in her daughter's life and it's a pleasure to be able to 'share' them with her."

    September 19th, 2006

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    ~jonnye~ says:

    "It's amazing to see each new addition to Heleen's photostream. I fall in love again everytime. Who knew photography could be so magical! Absolutely the best thing about flickr is alive and well in her photographs. Thank you for sharing them with us, Heleen :)"

    September 6th, 2006

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    ~JenKerKer~ says:

    "I have to say I get excited when I see Heleen has added to her stream! I love her style. I can see a photograph and know it was taken by Heleen. She truly is a gifted photographer and a good person :) !"

    August 8th, 2006

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    Photo Mama says:

    "Heleen has a sweet soft eye that captures so many special moments in her life. she has a keen sense of natural lighting and tones. not only are her photos lovely, her daughter is divine. she has timeless beauty that is being documented in a moden style.
    i look forward to seeing those big blue eyes in person one day!"

    July 31st, 2006

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    {leah} says:

    "i love the way heleen sees her world. she picks up on the little details in life that many overlook. i think that is why we love her photos so! she has a wonderful eye for composition, color and content--making her photos some of the best around! heleen, you are a TRUE inspiration--believe in yourself, believe in your photography, everybody else does!! love ya girl--"

    July 24th, 2006

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    P.K. Fruen says:

    "Heleen has a wonderful gift for composition...her eye is true and original. I love all her work, but I love the shots of her daughter the best. That little girl is going to have such a wonderful collection of photographs to document her childhood...how lucky she is! I'm getting to know Heleen better and better and she's just wonderful! :)"

    July 22nd, 2006

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    iseethemoon says:

    "there is so much that can be said about heleen's work. it has been great fun watching as her beautiful daughter grows and experiences life through her mother's eye and talent. heleen is one of the fastest growing talents on flickr. she is creative, inventive and incredibly motivated. her work elicits laughter, tears, and sighs of admiration. i have so enjoyed communicating with her through email, and find her to be one of the most dedicated photographers i know. heleen, you are on the fast track to success, and i wish you the best. :)"

    July 19th, 2006

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    arkworld says:

    "heleen is supposedly new to photography. you'd never know from looking at her pictures. i'm always impressed with her photographs. she's very gifted and definitely has a wonderful eye for photography."

    June 24th, 2006

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    autumn fawn says:

    "Heleen calls herself a beginner, but I don't see it that way except to be so excited by the new images she'll make tomorrow. What is most intriguing about the sweet photos of her daughter is that they are made as the loving observations of a mother. She see the details of the toddlers' ways and documents gorgeously when many would not even notice the tiptoes, the fascination held in the shadow, or the primal grip on a dolly. So lucky we are that she is sharing with us."

    June 21st, 2006

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    cocoriah says:

    "I am always surprised by Heleen. She has a unique way of crafting her photos. She is a professional, truly and a gifted artist. Yet, despite that, she is humble and kind. Very beautiful combination of qualities. You see her sincerity in her work. I am glad to call her a friend."

    June 17th, 2006

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    NicholeVan says:

    "Heleen is a truly gifted photographer. Her eye is impeccable. She sees life so clearly through her camera and captures those small moments that many let slip away. She is, also, a truly kind and generous person; someone anyone would be proud to call a friend!"

    June 9th, 2006

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    Be Still says:

    "Heleen is a a phenomenal photographer. Take that gift, combine it with her beautiful muse and you get a wonder view into the toddler realm. She is always generous with praise for her fellow Flickrites and I'm glad to know her."

    May 22nd, 2006

February 2006
Amsterdam, Europe
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