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Vicky Martienssen Slater
Photographer/Artist
Salisbury, England.


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    Tojosan says:

    "Sweet Distin doesn't just do solid composition. Her photography captures spirits.

    People in her pictures have more depth than just a smile. They feel alive and more complex than a postcard snapshot.

    I've enjoyed her work for years and hope to continue to do so for a long time to come. Maybe we'll actually meet in person some day.

    Enjoy!"

    April 17th, 2011

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    Eric Dupuis says:

    "I very much like how Vicky approaches every day life with her photography. She manages to give it so much zest and finesse, it's a true enchantment."

    August 11th, 2010

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    ososment says:

    "Now, here we have someone very special. Talented, hot, funny, sweet...

    A top woman with the talent to match.

    If you are looking for the best on Flickr, then look no further, her portraits are second to none.

    Her legs are pretty damn great too."

    December 8th, 2009

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    TommyOshima says:

    "Vicky's stream is a pure source of inspiration.
    One of the most respectful and important photographer for me now.
    Her images speaks her own language, even when it's taken with Film or Digital."

    August 11th, 2009

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    Eugene Goodale says:

    "Vicky is in control of her vision and makes honest, inspired images. I admire her work and her courage.

    Gene"

    August 8th, 2009

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    BeckyRenee says:

    "she takes the nicest pictures of me (:
    ♥"

    April 26th, 2009

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    Sadie Shooter says:

    "Do you have any idea how blessed your entire family is to have you in it? You capture people like no other! Your portraits always take my breath, without fail, and I'm certain that some day there will be a book about you. This is an excellent capture, in every regard. I'd be petty to even point out all of the many reasons that this is excellent. I admire you, Vic."

    October 31st, 2008

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    daniel southard says:

    "The wandering spirit of the beginner, the well-honed vision of the expert...
    I look to her photos for a constantly evolving vision of her world, a celebration of the simple pleasures in life and how much beauty they hold. At once meditative and dynamic, Vicky's images are a testimonial to the pleasures that can be found by taking an experimental view of a seemingly ordinary world: A lesson for me and for us all."

    October 28th, 2008

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    ~~~Christi~~~ says:

    "Vicky has opened my eyes, mind, and heart even wider to the possibilities of photography. She is a goddess and magician. I don't know if she realizes how much of an impression she has made on me. Visiting her stream always leaves me refreshed and changed (for the better)."

    October 2nd, 2008

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    Vivien Ayroles says:

    "Hassy, Diana, Pina sont les amis de Sweet V. Il va falloir que je lui offre une Vivia pour être son nouvel ami.
    I love her works."

    August 13th, 2008

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    Pig Sty Avenue says:

    "No messin': Inspirational."

    June 22nd, 2008

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    glib_result says:

    "I realize that there are already, like, fifteen testimonials using the word "inspirational." But I'm out of alternative words. Your work inspires me to be a better artist.

    Thank you."

    May 18th, 2008

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    .K says:

    "B-E-A-UTIFUL inside and out. This woman has got it going on!

    And that's not even talking about her photography which is SERIOUSLY amazing. If I had half of her talent, I would be a brilliant photographer.

    She's just lovely and I'm so happy to have come across her on Flickr."

    April 24th, 2008

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    honey.huckabee says:

    "sweetd is like my flickr mommy.
    she's rather lovely, and quite remarkable with a camera.
    man, oh man, do i love her! :)"

    April 19th, 2008

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    Eleanor Hardwick says:

    "vicky's work is magical. it really brings the joy back into photography ♥ never stop snapping!"

    April 8th, 2008

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    exultant measure says:

    "For almost a year or more, I've been peeking into Vicky's collection every now and then to see what's new. I wasn't sure what it was that kept drawing me back to her photographs of people and places she knows. Why am I so interested in them? I would ask myself. We're strangers. I don't know them and they don't know me, but there seem to be a sense of connection. I couldn't place my finger on it.

    Quite recently, I realize that it was a desire for a sense of nostalgia that kept drawing me back. To me, Vicky's collection of photographs is about nostalgia - fond memories of people and places dear to her heart. Undeniably, this is something that every human being desires as well, and sometimes jealously. Nostalgia, it's a special thing to have and to cherish like a rare and precious gem.

    ;)"

    March 17th, 2008

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    mikepetersphotography says:

    "Vicky is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the field of photography. She shows a dedication to her vision and craft, combined with a playfulness that we can all admire. Since I first came across her work about 2 years ago, it has morphed into a consistent vision of domestic intimacy, work-a-day insights, and pastoral romance. Her work is always beautiful and touching which shows her total emotional immersion in everything she does, and I'm sure with everyone she knows and touches. I'm sure that those who have the pleasure of knowing her are better off for it."

    January 20th, 2008

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    super steam says:

    "It's a close-in, domestic vision of a well lived life.....with the occasional foray, that routinely rocks hard, by a woman of substance. I love everything about all of the above!"

    November 23rd, 2007

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    puja says:

    "*sigh*
    you make the world so beautiful"

    October 28th, 2007

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    Cristina Nuñez says:

    "great sensitive work, Vicky... about your daughter and about yourself and your world
    inspiring!!!"

    August 28th, 2007

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    Stevie-B says:

    "Over the past (TIME PERIOD) I have come to regard (USERNAME) not so much as a friend, but more as someone I've never met. He/she* (Delete as applicable) is a true and trusted e-cquaintance."

    August 21st, 2007

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    theCraftBeerGirl says:

    "Vicky is a true inspiration! She can capture a moment that will draw you in and transform the way you view the world. She finds beauty in the simple things and she shares it with the rest of us. Her portraits are among the best on flickr... they all tell a story that feels so personal you feel as though you are a part of it."

    July 28th, 2007

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    impossible elbow says:

    "what can i say about Vicky? she's a goddess in front of the camera and a genius behind it! it makes me weep and smash my cameras into smithereens when she makes even the most ordinary objects kick my brain around my skull with excitement ... i'm sorry, i have to lie down now in pseuds corner ..."

    July 12th, 2007

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    catherine buca says:

    "It's difficult not to click that star above all of Vicky's photos. Her portraits make me melt. I don't know how she manages to capture the very essence and soul of her model, but she does, and it makes me want to weep.
    Vicky approaches her photography with a tenderness that is never cheesy or overdone. She retains a sense of fun and whimsy.
    She is, for sure, one of my favourite portrait photographers, and I know I'll never tire of watching her stream.
    One day I sincerely hope I can produce such moving pictures."

    April 25th, 2007

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    *steve_gobeil* says:

    "Damn

    This woman is quite good...her photos are hot...she is too

    Why haven't I spent time here before?

    Damn!

    Look at her stuff!!!

    Now I tell you

    NOW!"

    April 8th, 2007

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    fetching says:

    "Many months ago, I stumbled onto Vicky's stream via a shot on explore, and spent over an hour looking through all her photos. I was so inspired by her work that I tried to write her a testimonial on the spot, which is extremely rare; I have only written 2 testimonials in all my time on flickr! But I was foiled when I discovered you can only write testimonials for people that add you as a contact, and by the time I made that happen, the moment had passed.

    Now, many months later and many photos gone by and Vicky and I are regular visitors to each other's streams. I'm always excited to see her name in my contacts and always click to see what she's up to now. I am particularly fond of her shots of her beautiful daughter, Grace...they honestly and poetically convey a moment in that transition from childhood to adolescence that I find partcularly poignant and beautiful. Vicky does amazing work, and is one of my favorite photographers on flickr."

    March 18th, 2007

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    ♥ shhexy corin ♥ says:

    "Sweet doesn't even begin to describe Vicky.

    Wow, what a woman.

    When I grow up, I want to be at least 1% as awesome as her."

    March 3rd, 2007

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    . Az says:

    "School Report - Sweet Distin

    Vicky spends too much time watching others and looking at the most mundane of objects. Occaisionaly she will burst out into laughter during class. It is very disturbing for the other pupils, especially as she quite often sits alone.

    She excels in her art lessons and creates work that is far superior than any in her year group. She enjoys Photography, and gains first prize EVERY YEAR in our annual school photographic competition.

    I don't see Vicky working in the office enviroment as an adult, I feel that she will probably end up working in a creative field.

    She may even become a Great Photographer."

    March 3rd, 2007

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    broken fold says:

    "Vicky's photo stream is like that "safe place" we try to find in our minds. She is a constant inspiration."

    February 19th, 2007

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    gracelina. says:

    "Vicky is a great photographer, who is really creative with her photos. i love looking at her pictures! =D"

    February 10th, 2007

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    [kren] says:

    "sweet and distinguished..."

    December 29th, 2006

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    calanan says:

    "Vicky is one of my favorite photographers, I consider myself fortunate to have found her photostream. There is a connection between herself and her subjects that I don't often see in portraiture, so much so that her images effortlessly draw me in as well. She consistently shares beautiful, compelling images that evoke a literal sense of awe - a soft gasp even! - when viewing them. I admire her work deeply; she is a source of inspiration."

    October 17th, 2006

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    Klifton says:

    "Vicky, far from icky...
    Easily one of my favorite artists... Her work is inspiring to me. I'm pretty sure everything she touches turns to gold somehow... One of the greatest things about Vicky, in my opinion, is her honesty both with others and her own work... It shows... she wears her heart on her camera and there's something about that I like very much.
    Obviously, Vicky being one of the most creative child portrait photographers on earth doesn't hurt my view of her. :)
    Go get 'em, tiger! :)"

    September 12th, 2006

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    elfin expert says:

    "sweet distin will have the chance to review this testimonial before it is published, so don't bother with something rude or nasty. Unlucky me then... now whats the use in a testimonial if it is edited by the person whom it's about???? any way she is fab if a bit grumpy.. I taught her everything she knows... by the way have you got your results yet?????"

    September 6th, 2006

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    rebeccamissing says:

    "Vicky is an incredible artist.

    Her constant experiments with the medium of photography never cease to bring wonder and delight.

    Don't you want to lead a life less ordinary as portrayed in her world?"

    August 24th, 2006

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    Plurp says:

    "After an extensive and controversial investigation, the FBI determined that the many photographs of children violated no current law or statute."

    August 13th, 2006

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    ANDI2.. says:

    "inspirational.......
    what more can i say...
    other than vicky takes the most beautiful
    and moving portraits on flickr....."

    January 26th, 2006

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    northern library says:

    "Everything simply looks better in Sweet Distin's world."

    October 27th, 2005

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February 2005
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