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    David Schauf says:

    "Vanessa's photography just amazes me. Her miniatures series is my definitely my favorite. I look forward to every new upload, your an inspiration."

    June 14th, 2011

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    Of all the voices in my head says:

    "I was so so so amazed and honored when I saw that you had added me as a friend =) So I've been wanting to write you a testimonial for some time now.
    You are really a master photo editor, and your photos never fail to inspire with their dreaminess and crystal clear sharpness. Don't ever let anyone get you down - just remember that you're amazing girl!"

    June 28th, 2011

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    birdswithbrokenwings says:

    "Your style is so original and you truly inspire me!"

    July 5th, 2011

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    Luís S. Tavares says:

    "You are such an amazing artist. Really, you have it all. I'll follow your work everywhere. I hope one day i get the chance to meet you in some exhibition of yours haha :)"

    April 25th, 2011

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    Janneke (icantakeastand) says:

    "I don't often feel compelled to write these. Right now I do.

    You should know you inspire me, and many others I'm sure."

    March 28th, 2011

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    integrity_of_light says:

    "Vanessa, your photographic art is both magical and beautiful! Your compositions, lighting, and use of color inspire me in my own work. Also, I feel that your "critical eye" is quite astute, and I appreciate any remarks or comments that you make on my own work -- especially those that are constructively critical in helping me to become a better photographer.

    She recently pointed out some major problems in a series I had photographed. The moment that others saw her critique, they agreed, yet they wouldn't have done so if she hadn't voiced her own thoughts. This is how progress is made! :)

    Thank you for sharing your work with us here on flickr! :)"

    March 16th, 2011

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    Naja Helal says:

    "You are an amazing photographer .. I like your photos a lot"

    February 22nd, 2011

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    Anna ॐ says:

    "just one of the best photostreams of flickr! thanks vanessa for sharing your magical pictures"

    May 14th, 2010

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    7asoon's | Photography says:

    "her photostream is totally awesome !!!"

    May 4th, 2010

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    My Affliction says:

    "Vanessa's photos consist of creative ideas exuded perfectly over and over again. Each one is amazing in its own right and a great source of inspiration. She truly has a talent!! Keep up the great work!!"

    April 17th, 2010

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    Live Inspired Photography says:

    "So i decided today i'm gonna go on a testimonial-writing spree. And Vanessa's one of the first ones that came to mind.

    This girl...there are not enough words to describe her. She is beautiful, humble, drop-dead-gorgeous, creative, artistic, and very sweet. If anyone is, Vanessa definitely is going places in life with her photography. She made a major sacrifice (in my opinion...hahaha) going from Jamaica to Canada to pursue her dreams. She really deserves a pat on the back for being such a great person. She's comfortable in her own skin and should be looked up to as a role model by anyone, male or female. She's an amazing girl who's really going somewhere in life :) I'll be proud to be able to say i knew her before she was famous! ;)

    Keep up the awesome work girl! You're awesome :) ♥"

    January 24th, 2010

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    ChatCatPR says:

    "I've never written a testimonial until this one. How could I not? Vanessa's work is on another plane. My absolute favorite artist on Flickr. I actually check my contacts' work every day in anticipation of seeing what she's produced. If I had 1/100th of that talent ..."

    January 8th, 2010

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    simplychelsetta says:

    "Vanessa is truly amazing! :) Every single one of her photos looks like it is from some alternate magical world. Her pictures make me so happy and just amazed! :)"

    October 25th, 2009

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    {meganharris} says:

    "Vanessa's photostream has the perfect balance between delicate and vibrant dreamlike worlds and living in the real world, which makes her photos magical yet believable. I LOVE her photostream; i check it all the time to look for new photos and she's becoming a really big inspiration to me :] Vanessa is one of my favourites on flickr!"

    August 7th, 2009

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    korinrochelle says:

    "I just came across Vanessa's photos recently... and all I could possibly say is WOW!! All of them are breathtaking.. I love them all!! she is officially one my favorite photographers on flickr! She is so talented and I really see that she is going to go places with her photography skills.. I went to her portfolio website that has to be the coolest websites ever! Im not going to lie.. Im jealous of her.. I only wish I had half of her talent! Keep it up girl and I will be watching faithfully!"

    July 17th, 2009

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    Lauren Schroer says:

    "I only just now saw your photostream for the first time because you added me as a contact. And jeeze am I glad you did!
    Your stream immediately blew me away within seeing your first few photos.
    You are incredibly talented"

    June 23rd, 2009

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    chloégrayson says:

    "I only just came across Vanessa's photostream today because she had added me. I'm so glad she did because I wouldn't have been introduced to her amazing photographs if not! As soon as I saw her images I was thinking "WOW". Everything was so interesting and artistic but yet kept so clean and fairy tale looking. So the moment I set eyes on this artists work I just had to look through every single one of her 326 uploads. Yes. EVERY SINGLE ONE. And I fav'd many of them because they were just so different. I am in love with the colourfulness, the magic and the emotion that just radiates from all of her work!!!! Truely amazing.


    June 21st, 2009

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    Eventhestreets says:

    "So I rarely write testimonials, but what can I say? Vanessa's work is truly wonderful. She's always experimenting and trying new things. She's constantly striving for the best, and it shows in her photography. Most people are content with being mediocre, but not Ms. Paxton... she's doing her part to become the best. I am always inspired by her work and will continue to see her progress.

    UPDATE: Over that past three years I have had the pleasure and utter privilege to watch Vanessa mature as a photographer. She's grown to become the kind of photographer (and person) that we all should aspire to be; one that never waivers in their commitment to pursue and to push the limits of their true potential. It's something rare and encouraging to witness. Her photos are always beautifully crafted and creative. They look effortless in their execution. I'm continually and perpetually amazed by her talent. She still inspires me to this day."

    May 16th, 2009

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    Dan Zen says:

    "Delightfully dreamy creatively cultured primarily portraits tarnishing time... although I get the feeling that anything I say she will go and shoot the opposite if she has not already..."

    May 5th, 2008

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    Full Circle Photography- Calgary says:

    "Your work is amazing!! You are one of my favs on flickr!! Your ideas and creativity are amazing!!"

    March 18th, 2008

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    Mitch LeBlanc says:

    "When I enter into your photo journal the entire 'feel' of Flickr! changes. You bring a different style, a different perspective that gives your images their strength. Your images are already of high caliber and it will be a treat to see how your skill progresses with your age."

    January 17th, 2007

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    paurian says:

    "Her photos are vibrant, colorful and playfully-creative. Her cropping adds appeal to the already interesting subject. She's also amazingly natural in front of the lens which is particularly evident in her self portraits. Wonderful work. It's fun and refreshing at the same time."

    August 3rd, 2006

Vanessa Paxton
August 2005
Negril, Jamaica.
Toronto, Canada
I am:
Female and Taken