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Photos of hellophotokitty (10)

  • My Studio in Toronto by Tomitheos
  • "It's A Cruel World - Look Good In It" by Tomitheos
  • Electric Boop by Tomitheos
  • Exhibition at Medianoche by eqqman
  • Konichiwa - double trouble by hellophotokitty
  • Konbanwa - Hellophotokitty & Lu by hellophotokitty
  • road warriors take Detroit by hellophotokitty
  • marcel marceau in two acts by hellophotokitty
  • Kathy on set by Lú_
  • Hellophotokitty Does Detroit by Lú_

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    Dragonhide says:

    "We bumped into each other eons ago on flickr.... yes, back when it used to be cool....

    Something just clicked. I had no idea why..,, well, past the fact that she has awesome photography, so heartfelt, so emotional, so.... WOW!

    It was only after a period of time, I started to understand more about what made everything click...

    We're both old skool film photographers-- formally trained ones even! With CHEMICALS! OMG... and speaking for myself, a bit lost in the transition between film to digital, but by watching Kathy's stuff here, I was reminded that the old skool stuff never truly dies... you just build on top of that stuff.

    Her photos are SMOKIN! If you're new to photography art... take a moment and take in her art... it's bleeding edge, yo.

    She's not by any means a suburbian yuppie that bought a dSLR for her first foray into the world of photography. No way. no way.. she did everything from the beginning- the ways the masters did it... walking to school uphill (both ways) barefeet.. in snow up to her chest using a coconut and tinfoil as her first camera.....


    July 11th, 2008

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    istrikeback says:

    "Kat a.k.a. hellophotokitty is one of the most complete and real human beings I have met in life.
    Explicit, visceral, fearless, talented and substantial.
    There aren't enough adjectives to describe the qualities of this brave woman whom embraces her art and her own essence like no other.
    Her photographs yell and yield life!
    I love you Kat! And am damn proud of being your friend!
    You rock my world girl!"

    March 17th, 2008

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    Newell the Jewell says:

    "If there was just one word to describe Kitty it would have to be “Supernova”. WIthout a doubt, Aliens in a distant galaxy are huddled around their telecopes, studying her. A certifiable wacko, Kitty is full of creative energy, raw emotion, love and laughter. It's an honor to say she's my friend."

    November 19th, 2007

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    koincidence says:

    "Frankly, the last thing she needs is another Testimonial. :)"

    October 11th, 2007

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    Rodrigo Adonis Photographer says:

    "I'm in love with the sensibility and soul of this woman! Hellophotokitty is a very interesting person, very passional and vulnerable. Honestly, I believe that I feel identified with her personality. Each of her photographies is loaded with this passion. You're a very admirable person, my darling :)


    August 27th, 2007

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    Insomniac_D says:

    "Kathy is a constant inspiration. A keen eye for natural and architectural beauty, the human form, and an ability to render emotion and ring it out of every pixel. Her work is often a reminder that it is the journey, not the destination, that counts. I'm so grateful to have been introduced to her and her work and wish her the best of luck in all her endeavors.
    Muah! :)"

    February 28th, 2007

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    Tomitheos says:

    "I met K when she was in my homeroom in highschool.. I was dating her best friend.. she took us down to Old Montreal and photographed us in black and white.. (still have those pics) its interesting to see her progress in color and I am very lucky to be able to say that I knew I was in the midst of a very talented artist before everyone else knew it. K was always fun, popular, artistically energetic and loved by all. Encouraged by her many incarnations while we skipped thru all the crazy clubs in the 80’s the impact of our friendship is still a precious piece of my heart."

    January 24th, 2007

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    di Mola Photography says:


    this last year has been an intense one for you on every level possible..and yet you have managed to still shine..with your gifts in both sharing insight into your world..your work and your LIFE!
    i feel really blessed with your words and insight...and awareness!
    but most of all it's your presence...it's here in every way!

    i have so much love and gratitude..and respect for you my dear!


    January 1st, 2007

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    Lú_ says:

    "Kathy lives with an intense energy that blows through our lives and leaves them energized too. She cares passionately, and she sees passionately. The comments she's left for me have given me confidence that what I'm doing must be right, if someone like her understands it. Someday Kathy and I are going to share fabulous martinis in a fabulous New York bar, and then laugh with the lights of the city."

    November 23rd, 2006

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    *steve_gobeil* says:

    "There are a few people on Flickr that I look at when I am feeling unsure of myself.

    HPK is one of the few that can refresh and energize me and send me back out into the "art" world to try again.

    Her stuff is way cool."

    November 14th, 2006

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    DerrickT says:

    "Quite frankly, there is one word that sums up this wonderful person.


    You own me. And everyone else should now be owned by you as well!

    Continue to shine and glisten in this world, and in my world.


    November 7th, 2006

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    unpolarized says:

    "kat is brutally honest in her work, and one of the bravest people I know when it comes to her photos of her self. She is unflinching in prtraying the darkest moods, and yet always captures the beauty of her subjects. i am grateful for having found her works, and more so for her friendship."

    September 24th, 2006

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    Hugo Provoste says:

    "Kathy... you know that you are a huge person, with a lovely soul and heart... you can see through the soul's eyes of the people who let open them, like me...

    ...and we can see that in your pictures, in the way how you absorbs the life through your lens, day by day... you tell us your story behind each picture that you upload to us...

    thanks dear, thanks!

    kisses and hugs for you!

    Hugo Provoste"

    September 9th, 2006

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    Sylvia Garassino says:

    "honey, energy, lovely, liquid, opulent, powerful, honest, outrageous! talented, oblique, knowing, intelligence, tireless, translucent, youthful"

    August 14th, 2006

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    Edgar Dacosta says:

    "You have been one of the first people who have given an opportunity when I began with my Flickr and I thank to you for that.
    I dont think that I can contribute much but because either you have many testimonies and it's all said about you and your photos, then I wish you the best thing for you and I hope that you can continue surprising every day with your photos.

    Thank you!"

    August 22nd, 2006

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    languisity says:

    "hellophotokitty is beautiful. there's really no other way to put it. she puts herself so fully into what she does. it's awe inspiring and beautiful. i've learned so much from her and i'm so glad that i have the chance to know her.

    to be concise, she rocks."

    July 14th, 2006

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    PolloPatagonico says:

    "I do not remember exactly when I met Kathy, but I remember that I was speaking with some other female friends on MSN who all saw her as model to follow for her courage, her beauty and for her sweetness.
    And with the passing of time I discovered that not only was she a strong inspiration for these women, and she has become my inspiration too.
    I feel very proud and happy to have her in my life, even though I have never met her personally, I feel deep in my heart that it will happen at any moment.
    If you visit her page for the first time, you will feel attracted to her photos like a magnet. Even if you are an assiduous visitor, or don't even know who I am speaking about, ladies and gentlemen, she is HPK, dreams maker, my friend, my love and I am proud of it."

    July 6th, 2006

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    rumnting says:

    "She says whatever is on her mind,
    and if you are a dumbass, you'd best stay outta her way."

    June 29th, 2006

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    Charlotte Dubois says:

    "You Bring to Us

    In each image your talent
    In each word, the smile of a child
    In each portrait all your courage
    Painted of the colors that the hope is made

    In your eyes I see the light
    In your hands I see the gracefulness
    Written in the language that translates
    All kinds of goodness forms.

    Your free soul
    Make us want to fly...
    I fall asleep in a dream
    And I see you there Kathy dreaming on.

    First i wrote this poem in portuguese and then i tried to translate it to english. I hope it works and most of all, i hope you like it... you are a very special woman, you inspire me every time i see your photography... in one word: you are divine Kathy!"

    April 25th, 2006

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    lapinfille says:

    "No matter what the subject matter Hellophotokitty brings a warmth and humanity to her work which is both refreshing and a revelation. Seamlessly talented and honest with contiguous enthusiasm that is a joy to see. The most important and enriching element to her work is herself-original, stylish with a knowing and beautiful soul. Art without airs."

    March 14th, 2006

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    the.kids.are.alright says:

    "hellophotokitty is one of the most honest, insightful, and sensitive photographers i've encountered. her images bring sunshine to my life. i thank her for that and so much more..."

    January 13th, 2006

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    写真家 / 摄影师 says:

    "HPK = (uncategorized)+(artistically fearless)+(alive)+(full of wonder)"

    December 26th, 2005

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    Art Ascii says:

    You touch with me your art.

    You reveal your life here with an engaging, almost childlike, enthuisiasm,
    with that joy of seeing something for the first time....yet you have experienced so much...

    I respond...you stir within me many emotions
    joy, sadness, love, anger
    and evoke in me memories...
    of the boldly etched bright burning experience of mania
    and the slough, sticky seemingly inescapable pit of depression

    You are beautiful, sexy and just so damned talented,
    a bright star in the firmament of Flickr,
    never forget or lose sight of it..
    never, never forget or lose sight of it..


    December 23rd, 2005

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    Steba says:

    "It's a very simple thing: Kitty is surely one of the best photographer on this site. Her pictures are soaked in emotions and deep feelings, communicating what was behind the camera. Beauty is no more in the eye of the beholder, it's an objective image shared on this site by her."

    December 10th, 2005

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    Tafa says:

    "She takes marvelous pics and has the wildest ideas! hellophotokitty is truly talented! keep rollin'!"

    October 15th, 2005

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    silverfrog says:

    "This woman is tremendously talented! Her life in pictures is a stage play that we are all fortunate enough to view. Her self portraits are haunting and real, erotic and inviting, playful and raw. She is one of the most original portrait artists I have ever seen. Brouse her site and you will become inspired to create, I know I am."

    September 11th, 2005

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    Janesdead says:

    "for the first time on flickr i can hear music behind the photography. i find myself aroused by the eroticism, thrilled by the mystery and can smell and taste both the fear and the excitement that is "hellophotokitty" how thrilled i am to see that kathy has left a comment on one of my lowly pictures or a wonderful warm personal message in my inbox. i can feel safe knowing that she is on here with me and i can also feel proud of my work due to her magical praise and words of encouragement. three cheers for kitty...hip hip...."

    August 23rd, 2005

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    Eros Leafar says:

    "I love Kathy a lot, she is a great photographer, and Artist. Her photos no matter what they are, take your breath away, and them give you mouth to mouth. They take kill you and take you to the Heavens, or to Nirvana without killing you. LOL.

    She is a great person, and I'm glad to call her my friend, and hope to meet her soon. her erotic work, is for me "la crema", meaning the best of the best. She is a muse to me(like someone else said here).

    The power of creation, is in her hand, and she knows how to use it.

    Vic, "Eros Leafar""

    August 19th, 2005

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    * Sontheimer Pictures * says:

    "Kitty is enigmatic.... as I float along her stream, I always find something that takes me off guard.

    She explores the many different facets of human, animal, and mineral natures.. and communicates thier hidden sides so beautifully, elegently and eloquently!

    There is nothing obvious or cliché about her work. It is completely original, and truly her own. We are lucky to share her journey with her... to be a witness to the evololution of this artist.

    Lastly, I would like to mention how brave Kitty is. I wish I had the balls to express myself in the ways she does. I'm in awe.

    Not only is she a talented and original artist, but a fine, wildly humorous, and beautiful friend. Even though it's just cyberspace, I treasure her presence... and am always thrilled when I see her work and her remarks in my stream. Love to you Kitty !!!!

    YOU ROCK !"

    August 12th, 2005

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    mcloud says:

    "Her work is honest, simple, full of life and (most important) beautiful. She has shown me nothing but kindness and encouragement on flickr and I consider her to be both courageous & brilliant xxxx"

    August 6th, 2005

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    Tarky7 says:

    "HelloPhotoKitty, You have been my recent Muse to the creative gateway of Flickr. I am new at this fotoblog thang and I see that there are several camps of thought, travel pics, shots of the kids, serious work, aesthetic reactionism ( the future of this I might be so bold to add ) where highly visual and creative people see others work, and create as a reaction to it, upload it so that hardcore Flickr digerati intelligentsia to comment on, I am lovin' this and you are part of my very pleasant initiation...Rock on Kitty, you Spectacular Aesthetic Reactionary"

    August 5th, 2005

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    Aped Rest says:

    "Hellophotokitty is able to make female bodyparts intresting for a gay man. Never thought that could happen! I truly love your work. X Ears Dept."

    August 2nd, 2005

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    InkyStar says:

    "Kitty is a true chameleon. I love her images and always look forward to what new places she'll take us.
    Whether it be backstage, in the club, or in the bedroom.
    Her images strike the spark that starts the raging bonfire of beauty, art, love and desire.
    Her confidence and power shine through and inspire."

    July 23rd, 2005

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    Meir Jacob | מאיר יעקב says:

    "Kitty is the kind of person that brings a smile to your face by only thinking about her.
    I find in Kitty a splendid example of a 'full' person: Inteligent, daring - yet at same time sensitive and listening. She has the gift of spuperb sense of humor and no less than that and very rare to find - beautiful self awareness of a whole person up to the finest intimate erotic shades.
    Put them all together and you'll find Kitty, a person I consider myself lucky to have met in this flickr world."

    July 24th, 2005

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    alfarman says:

    "hpk is one amazing woman that is a true delight..from the very sensual to music images..in between all this is a rare talent and joy..."

    July 10th, 2005

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    viewfinder says:

    "for me, this is a place to say "wow." i never intend to say it, but kitty draws it from me every time I'm here, as easily as she might drape an arm around my shoulders, look into my eyes, kiss my cheek.

    you see, kitty's pics come with a touch -- like the caress, the look, the kiss -- also the slap, the embrace, the thrust... they breathe, and sigh, and moan, and live.

    we shooters all approach the geometry of our art differently, that personal vector that somehow describes a line from our eye to the world and back again... some of us hide therein and some of us with it reveal some truth, some axiomatic essence of self. kitty is very much the latter of the two, for which I appreciate and admire her very much."

    May 7th, 2005

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    Sinclair Klugarsh says:

    "Understands & achieves the ART of photography, to which most of us seem unaware, indifferent, or impotent.

    & Canadian to boot."

    April 28th, 2005

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    drp says:


    These are not taboo words.
    Nor are they negative traits.

    They are real. Human.

    HPK presents life as such.
    In all of its grit and glory.

    Some might be offended.
    Oh well.

    Your loss.

    This is life, as art, as life.

    I, for one, admire it.
    And her.

    Keep going, HPK."

    April 27th, 2005

December 2004
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I am:
Female and Taken
Photographer/cinematographer/filmmaker/writer and wanderer
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