everywhere i go, i see photographs waiting to be taken. it's not a bad way to live.

for information and my online portfolio, please visit my website.

you can also find me on instagram.

(note: i recently changed my name to jennifer sarah blakeslee.)

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    lomojunkie71 says:

    "I can't believe I haven't written you a testimonial. I guess I took it for granted because we are such good friends and speak on a daily basis. The thing is when I first discovered your photo stream I was in such awe and I felt that someone this talented would never become my friend let alone invite me to meet up and shoot with them. That was just about a year ago and now that I know you better than any of my flickr contacts (or friends) I can really say your photos suck! Seriously; all joking aside, you are a rock star behind the lens of any camera you pick up. Even if you were shooting with your Girl Scout Brownie camera with film from the 80s, standing on one leg hopping around like a rabbit you would still get some of the best shots I've ever seen. A year later I'm proud to call you my flamingo and I still feel the same about your work exactly like the first time I visited your stream. Enough of this sappy shit. Lets go out on the balcony and have a scotch and a nice cigar."

    October 23rd, 2009

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    Stephen Poullas says:

    "Jen knows how to be a friend and not a contact. Her work is honest, deep, emotive, and real. There are plenty of people on here that will give you favs, and comments, and all the other junk, but she is one of the few who will truly be there for you."

    October 5th, 2009

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    artsy_T says:

    "amazing. deep. real. honest. talented. stinkin' hilarious. soul sista. beautiful.

    no, i haven't met her in person YET. but i know i will someday. and until then, i will just keep adoring her and her fabulous stream from afar.

    yes, jkonig is pretty much god to me."

    September 26th, 2009

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    . r o c k e t . s u r g e r y . says:

    "jenn has no idea how much she has inspired me. there is no question that i adore her unique and soulful style of laying down images that people remember. but what has impacted me the most are her writings and photos dealing with her mom and their reunion. she doesn't know this (because frankly it would've been a little creepy to mention...maybe a testimonial is ok?) but reading her commentaries on this process helped move me to reunite with my own dad after years. and that has changed my life. so yeah. i think she's a mackin' chick for sure. mwah, darling."

    April 19th, 2009

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    colster. says:

    "JK's TTV stuff inspired me to want even more old cameras to shoot on. Keep up the great work."

    April 2nd, 2009

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    Ari Hahn says:

    "I’ve written precious few testimonials. I have pretty strict criteria which virtually allows me to ignore this business altogether. First, I will not write unless I have thought about it for a long, long time. Second, there has to be more than just good photography to write about. Third, I have to feel that I would to write about the person even if that person would never, ever acknowledge my testimonial. Forth, it has to be the type of person who does appreciate a testimonial.
    But Jen is special. After almost 3 years on flickr I have “met” hundreds of people. None compare with this person. I “met” her when I saw the picture on her profile page that reminded me of the Hudson River School, and I noticed that she lives in the Hudson Valley. In March 2007 she was a real good photographer, but that is not what makes her outstanding. She is a “real” person. If flickr were made for anybody it is for her. She has written the story of her life in and continued growth in flickr images. There is honesty on every page. Her sites tell a saga of hope, growth, love, life, struggle, fun and creativity. Sharing her ups and downs, bounces from past to present to future, shadows and bright spots, is as exciting as it gets. In this story one cannot help but feel proud of the protagonist’s achievements, empathy for her struggles, and sorrow for her losses. Watching the story unfold I’ve developed an affinity for orange, cemeteries and skeletons.
    It makes not one iota of difference that her life style and mine are vastly different. She has inspired many of my pictures. When I was stopped by the cops in Grand Central Station for taking pictures I said that I learned from Jen Konig from Cold Spring, and feigned disbelief that they hadn’t heard of her. (It worked!) In the past 25 months she has grown artistically from real good to fantastic. It is wonderful that she actually makes money from selling her stuff. I hope she gets oodles and oodles of cash for her work. Maybe I will even get to buy one before she sells signed works for thousands.
    I do not like writing testimonials for people who have a disproportionate amount of them. I looked at her profile before writing. Yeah she’s got a lot. I’m happy to add to it even if nobody ever reads this. There is a greater testimonial which I hadn’t noticed before: She has a huge amount of followers and commenters, and a relatively small amount of “contacts” and “friends.” That says more than a thousand pictures. Also, I am proud to be counted amongst them."

    April 3rd, 2009

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    kazandco says:

    "Jennifer will never know how much she has impacted my life, and that is ok. Her honesty, her vision, her huge heart and the way she metabolizes color has been a colossal inspiration. She really , really is so, so talented and I admire her work every second I can."

    February 7th, 2009

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    O Caritas says:

    "flickr is great, but real life is better. For me, flickr has served as a conduit to some pretty wonderful relationships with some pretty amazing people.

    Jennifer is one of them.

    I would imagine that someone somewhere has said that a person could well be judged by those that gather around his/her dinner table (although I'm pretty sure that person wouldn't have said or written "his/her" !). Similarly, Jennifer can be judged by the friendships she develops and nurtures here at flickr; the number of people who not only visit her stream daily but who are inspired by her mind's eye, her voracious visual appetite and her unbridled excitement for others' photos and company.

    People really don't come much better than JKönig."

    August 21st, 2008

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    mord says:

    "Oh be jebus I should have updated Jennifers testimonial ages ago, sorry :- Jennifer is so many people's Flickr muse, beautiful in looks and beautiful in soul, talented yet full of self doubt, somedays she sees the world like a child seeing it for the first time, other days as a wise and mature adult, she is someone I am so happy to know and call my friend, I so hope we meet one day Jennifer."

    July 4th, 2008

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    dogfaceboy says:

    "What do you say about a woman with forty testimonials that hasn't been said at least twice, maybe even better than you could say it?

    You say, "What they said." (Except for the dude who put all the numerals.)

    Jen is the remedy for the suck voice. She comes in color and exists in real life, two things I like best about her. Oh, and other stuff, too. Yeah. Like that."

    April 25th, 2008

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    Frank Hashimoto says:

    "Jen's stream is a wonderful combination of images and memoirs that is something special on Flickr much less the internet. And the numerous testimonials below (and likely above) can attest to that. Not only are they exceptional together, but both the photos and the text could stand alone as great works. To boot, I had the fortune of meeting her in person and she was incredibly warm and open. I instantly felt like we had know each other for ages. She's a very special person. I very much look forward to seeing and reading more in her stream and hope that there are many more encounters in the future."

    April 1st, 2008

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    Zaphod Beeblebrox says:

    "Jen's blues and oranges are music to my colour-blind eyes. And as if her photos weren't worth a million words each, she could start her own column in the New Yorker with her tags. The Melbourne branch of her fan club occasionally sends out delegates to NY to soak up some inspiration. I hope to visit one day soon."

    March 21st, 2008

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    iceman9294 says:

    "Jennifer Konig is a fine representative of the esteemed institution of higher learning, Binghamton University. As a fellow Alum, I am proud of the quality material you have produced these last two years on Flickr. You are the straight up bomb diggity. Represent."

    February 15th, 2008

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    regularjoe says:

    "I felt bad that Jen seems to have been slighted on testimonials. So I'm writing her one.

    Here goes...

    Jen takes nice pitchers. She also has a misunderstood cat. Poor Harvey. The end."

    November 13th, 2007

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    Bobby Alcott says:

    "Jennifer sees the perfection in this beautiful, imperfect world. She gleans the good from the bad; superhero-style, complete with bright, shiny orange cape.

    To me -- a **very** old-skool veteran of this Flickrtown -- Jennifer IS Flickr and all the joy and wonderment that this place can offer.

    Hers is the first and the last stream I check everyday. I thank her for her wisdom, her humanity, her long-distance friendship, and her altogether grooviness."

    September 7th, 2007

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    miss_kcc says:

    "I feel a bit overwhelmed adding a testimonial to the huge collection Jennifer already has, but... there are so many great things about the JKonig photostream, I just had to add my few words... the color, the sensitivity, the variety, the so human nature of her pictures are a few of the things that make me squeal "wheeee" when I see a new post from her in my contacts page!
    I am proud to say I have an original JK on my living room wall - that I bought in a charity auction... it makes me smile every time I see it :)"

    July 3rd, 2007

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    Friendly Joe says:

    "What could I possibly add that could help to describe the Matriarch and Founder of Whoredom? Give me an unabridged dictionary and a thesaurus and a couple of dozen romance languages and a few years and MAYBE I could begin to communicate how she can weave color and texture and composition and storytelling and compassion and hilarity into spellbinding art.

    Jennifer totally has the goods."

    May 24th, 2007

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    Tex Flix says:

    "If I recall, someone asked Jennifer to stalk my photo stream. Suddenly, I began to see all these wonderful comments from this person with a blue buzzard icon. To coin a phrase, "the rest is history." Jennifer and I quickly became friends and will remain friends till one of us pisses the other off, then all bets are off.

    Seriously, Jennifer is probably one of the most dedicated members of Flickr. What's so wonderful is that she has shaped it in to what she wanted it to be. She attracts people like a flame attracts a moth (except there is none of that bursting in to flames and tiny moth screams).

    Jennifer has taken Flickr and made her visual diary for all to see and share. She makes friends instantly and probably has shot with more Flickrites that any other Flickrette. So takes some time and enjoy the Jennifer ride. I'm glad that I did."

    May 24th, 2007

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    Esther17 says:

    "jen is floofilicious. she is fabuloso. she is hawt. she is a whore. she is a ray of sunshine on a damn, dark day. she is color cracktastic. she is an inspiration. she is whip smart. she is your cheerleader. she is mega talented. she is the best you will find around here. she is my friend.

    p.s. werd to her badonkadonk."

    April 3rd, 2007

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    grace*c* says:

    "The photographs and stories in this stream will leave their impact on you forever. There is no doubt Jennifer has a way with words and her photographs implicate she is also well skilled in the art of the shutter. The color pops and the texture is alive. Dive in, you won't regret it."

    March 16th, 2007

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    Bill Adams says:

    "I don't know Jennifer, so I can't vouch for her."

    March 3rd, 2007

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    DottieboBottie says:

    "Jen is phenomenal. Not only are her photos among the best on Flickr, everyone is a look inside her life...she is a wonderful storyteller. I thank my lucky stars that I found this wonderful, wonderful woman. Take a look around. You will not be disappointed."

    February 22nd, 2007

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    Ed Karjala says:

    "How do you write a testimonial for a girl who already has all the platitudes...

    I will simply say that after months of futile resistance, I have succumbed to the kult of jkonig (sounds kooler if you make the j silent). The colors, the textures, the consistently witty prose... oh yeah, and the amazingly cool person who dispenses it all in a free and easy way that is completely charming and disarming.

    All of which is to say nothing of her kind and unique brand of comments and sharing in other's photo streams; a unique blend of thoughtful support and motivation to stretch out of our comfort zone. To see and capture more. And isn't that why we joined flickr in first place?

    You are the real deal, jennifer. Thanks."

    January 29th, 2007

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    Dalmatica says:

    "
    Jennifer's eye for color and composition are unsurpassed - always fresh - it's like seeing the world for the first time. And then - there is humor, spirit, heart - and not singled out - but combined! I mean, it's amazing! This woman makes the world a better place. I mean it from my heart."

    January 27th, 2007

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    flowery duck says:

    "The amount of time may be brief in which I have come to appreciate Jennifer as a photographer and as a person but I can assure you this, I am inspired each time I read her comments, see her photos and witness her compassionate, selfless nature in action.

    She is extraordinary.
    She is someone who cares.
    She is the sort of person you hope and aspire to become.

    Thank you for sharing all that you do.

    Nothing but the best~Craig"

    January 19th, 2007

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    oli bryant says:

    "jen is quite simply beyond compare. photoblogger extraordinaire, in the truest sense. colour whore, tag queen ... the princess of O R A N G E. she captures the very essence of life's trials, tribulations, joys, ups, downs and sides. raw, candid emotion ... life's rollercoaster in pictures and words; she expresses the everyday, her every day, in ways that most of us can only dream. a rare talent indeed.

    in a relatively short time jen has become a dear friend. and i love her for that. i thank her for that."

    January 6th, 2007

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    Daniel Krieger Photography says:

    "Jkonig sees what others don't. It's as if compositions, textures, and colors reveal themselves only when her canon's glass eye sets focus on them.. creating magic."

    January 2nd, 2007

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    Bernat_83 says:

    "JKonig is a godess, she denies it, but we, who all adore her work know deep inside, that she is."

    January 1st, 2007

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    Plastic Jesus says:

    "JKo is the new orange. Or something.
    Plus, she bought her husband a MOTORBIKE for his birthday, which officially makes her the coolest person on flickr. So, apart from the fact that her photos are fab, her descriptions equally so, and her tags are the ravings of a total and complete eejit, what else do ya need to know?"

    November 12th, 2006

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    redmann says:

    "Jennifer brings to flickr her style of completely un-selfconcious sharing. The wonderful shots presented here give a beautiful open view into her life as she sees it and experiences it. It's a wonderful statement for someone to be so selfless and so sharing. My sincere compliments and all round kudos to her!"

    October 24th, 2006

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    beebo wallace says:

    "There is a lot of things that stand out about JKonig. She’s a very cool, open, lustrous, original and a romantic at heart. I had the pleasure of being able to meet her in person and spend a few days with her and her husband. It wasn’t enough and can’t wait until we meet up again.

    -BUT-

    There is one thing that does stand out more about JKonig, the photographer, than anything else. Something that we all know about her work and I think we are all attracted to it, and that is COLOR. This woman loves color. Now, when I say she loves color … I mean she LOVES color. I don’t think there is any way to under estimate this fact. JKonig is a color whore till the end! But there is more to the word color than meets the eye …

    As I had stated above, JKonig is:
    Cool
    Open
    Lustrous
    Original
    Romantic"

    October 19th, 2006

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    J. Star says:

    "Jen rocks the earth so totally hard and thourough-like. First, she's a fine, fine photographer, and second, she knows how to post-process, and third, she's about one of nicest people you're gonna meet on Flickr. She leaves wonderful, heartfelt comments that make you catch some of her boundless enthusiasm and optimisim; every time she comes by my stream I smile.

    Jen is the bomb diggity."

    October 8th, 2006

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    smalldogs says:

    "Jen is everything I'm not.

    She's a people person....I'm not.

    She's full of energy....I'm not.

    She's one of those people who carries a camera with her everywhere and will snap and upload pics of her everyday life, pics that give you a view into what her world is really like when nobody's looking....I'm not.

    She's into flowers and cats and colors...I'm not.

    She's a participator in everything....I'm not.

    She's diligent about keeping up to date with all her flickr contacts....I'm not.

    She's a nurturer....I'm not.

    She's 36....I'm not.

    Why do I like her so much??

    She takes shots and writes amazing prose that make me go, "awwww." And I never say "awwww."

    She's trusting and talented and fun to know and she gives me faith that all people aren't shits."

    October 2nd, 2006

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    p2wy says:

    "Where to start with Jennifer? Well I guess I should start with the basics...
    sweet, smart, funny, kind, cute, talented, witty, thoughtful and a joy. Beyond that she takes wonderful extra crispy photographs, writes lovely prose and tags that'll have you reaching for your Urban Dictionary and a kleenex (if you cry when you laugh as I do). The Queen of Flickr as far as I'm concerned...unless that means she has the power to call for my head on a charger. In that case it's just a ceremonial title."

    July 7th, 2006

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    imajane says:

    "What a LEGEND! Jen has an amazing way with words and capturing the images to match. Her stream is BRILLIANT and she has one amazing set of favourites! What an eye!
    JKonig is a legend in her own right :o)"

    June 23rd, 2006

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    jimmah_v says:

    "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Jennifer has the heart, the eye, and the technical skill. She is a great photographer."

    June 23rd, 2006

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    rainspoo says:

    "I think Jen was my sister in a past life or something ... we started talking, and there was a very LOUD and comforting click!!! She's there for me always, even when she's not in front of flickr, because I know I can browse through her photo stream and something will either make me think "WOW" or make me laugh, or both at once. Yes -- talented, fun, and brilliant. ;)"

    June 19th, 2006

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    arny johanns says:

    "jkonings photostream is one i visit every day and i look forward to seeing her new photos as she posts them..she puts a lot of meaning into them and you will find tremendous beauty as well as humor..
    if you check out the photos that have made it to the intrestingness pages..you will find many gems..
    jkoning is a great encouraging and inspiring flickr friend..i am so glad i met her.."

    June 5th, 2006

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    June 2nd, 2006

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    embarrassed cellar says:

    "DAM, Jennifer has bazillions of testimonials now and I wanted to be the first, ah well I can add that Joe Strummer is one of her heroes and she digs the Clash that means she rocks, so look at her photos or I will send the Bratz round. Oh and she has a nice tatoo on her foot now."

    May 23rd, 2006

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    axiomatic street says:

    "Jen is like a big smile zinging through your modem and lighting up your monitor with her ebullient warmth and enthusiasm - her kindness and joy jump out of her pictures and her words - the internet has shrunk the world and I'm so happy to have Jen as my cool neighbour in the global village"

    May 19th, 2006

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    the monk says:

    "JKonig has skills above and beyond!! But she is also the kindest person I have never yet met. Her talents and creative drives impressed the hell out of me. She has a truly amazing collection of photos. Her love of photography and seeing the world from behind the lens shows in every image she captures.

    But this is also a girl that loves red stripe & Porsche – my kind of woman.

    Roll through her photo stream and you will see fun, amazing art, a love of photography, and the definition of interestingness. But it’s her love of what’s around her that you will notice the most."

    May 16th, 2006

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    Fotofever says:

    "Soul. That's the word. Jen adds depth with her images and stories. Even though I've only been a contact for a couple of months and we've never met, I feel I know her through her images and words. Great job! Keep up the good work."

    May 15th, 2006

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    debaird™ says:

    "Jen's the kind of person who would throw herself to the Sleestak in order to save you. She's cool like that. Well, that's unless you're a cluster shard. Then yer pretty much on your own."

    April 23rd, 2006

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    oliwkowygaj says:

    "Jennifer has a gift to see something more than rusty wheel or common chair. she adds a soul to those things which noone will notice...her stories make even most boring subject interesting. i really enjoy how she's sharing her life with us.
    Jen, don't stop what you're doing."

    April 23rd, 2006

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    gaetans says:

    "JKonig is special... she can give everyday life something special through her photos... I like her details, her minimalism as well as her landscapes. Keep on like this!"

    March 29th, 2006

Name:
jennifer blakeslee
Joined:
February 2006
Currently:
Beacon, NY
I am:
Female and Taken
Website:
http://www.jennifersarahblakeslee.com