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Lissy lived in a small town in Canada, between a cornfield and a tall forest, and frequently played pretend in between them. She moved to big and scary New York City at the age of 18 where she may not have a cornfield or a forest, but she still makes due in her imaginings.

Lissy’s interest in photography started when she was just thirteen years old, and a friend of hers decided to tell her about this – then impossible sounding – project called “365”, where she was expected to take a photo to represent every day of that year. So she took her first whirl at it, and although she failed spectacularly after about five months, from that failure bloomed a love that would take up most of her time for years to come

She documents her journeys via her camera so that others may re-experience a part of their childhood that they thought they’d lost forever. She has a large online presence of over 100,000 followers. Her photos have appeared in fashion, photography, and literary magazines, on book and CD covers, in stores, and have inspired a music video. They have also been exhibited internationally.


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    ke△lsey says:

    "I just came back to Flickr and out of the 500 people I used to be following, Lissy is one of the 4 I still am. I never cease to be amazed by her work."

    May 5th, 2014

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    Seanen Middleton says:

    "Lissy, I remember discovering your stream years ago and was completely mesmerized by the magic you created in your photos. I have followed your work religiously ever since, and I can honestly say, if it wasn't for you, I would not be the artist I am today and I mean that. You have helped me see the beauty in the world that before went unnoticed. When I have felt sad or depressed, I have gone through your stream and it has ignited a passion in me that I thought had burned out. You are incredible, lissy. Forever one of my favourite photographers in the world. Mucho love,
    ~ Seanen."

    August 13th, 2012

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    _acido says:

    "Pure magic."

    July 8th, 2012

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    Polen Erciyas says:

    "Lissy Laricchia (a.k.a Lissy Elle) is my other biggest inspiration on Flickr (together with Brooke Shaden). I remember seeing her stream for the first time like yesterday. I was in awe, in astonishment, full of adoration, as I was wandering around in her dreamy page. Since then, she managed to keep that magic to today. And I can boldly say that if it wasn't for her, I wouldn't realize what photography was capable of in terms of the magic it reflects.

    She always has these incredibly unique ideas, which, I’m sure all will agree, seem to determine the Flickr-trend immediately. She inspires so many people, including myself, that I don’t think a record could be kept. 90% of the time I see a magical photo, it is (as denoted or sometimes sadly not) Lissy Elle inspired.

    I can only imagine what a broad imagination she has. I hope she never ever gives up photography and I can continue to stare at her page with my heart pounding with admiration."

    November 8th, 2011

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    Three less neurons per minute says:

    "Lissy Elle's imagination is uncontainable by what others assume is reality. Her stream makes you gasp and gulp in wonder and amazement as she is a fountain of inspiration to anyone who've seen any one of her photos. It was a magical day when I came across her Flickr and I've been thankful ever since.

    You just keep on delivering. :)"

    February 1st, 2011

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    bunny jennyy says:

    "I want to take a trip through your mind."

    February 3rd, 2011

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    LouisePerezz says:

    "Ive looked through your 365 at every photo and it is so amazing how much your photography changed and how much you learnt. I hope i get as much out of my 365 as you did. Your photos are so beautiful and i find it hard to find words to describe them. your photoshop skills are stunning! you are so inspriational, its unreal. One of my favourite contacts on flickr :D"

    November 30th, 2010

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    Sarah Ann Loreth says:

    "Lissy Elle is the most influential photographer on flickr. Every one of her photos tells a story. I think she is made of pure magic. She has always had the imagination and unyielding spirit and enthusiasm of a child and I love that about her."

    November 17th, 2010

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    josemanuelerre says:

    "She is the most incredible photographer in the entire flickr website. She is so inspiring, and every detail in her pictures deserves to be stared at for long hours.
    My fave contact."

    September 5th, 2010

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    Jana Stormanns says:

    "It's hard to find words wich sound a little more unique here, but actually everyone has already said what I think ,too. But I'll give it a try. :)

    When I saw your stream for the very first time ( wich was at the beginning of my 365, so I was some kind of new here and pretty inexperienced) I was absolutely gobsmacked.

    Your photos are all unique and they all tell their own personal story. Where ever you get those brilliant ideas from, I guess you really know how to make it look your style.
    You're such an inspiration to so many people , as you are to me.

    So, please never leave here ;D"

    July 17th, 2010

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    Nikko Russano says:

    "She is by far my favorite photographer."

    July 8th, 2010

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    Helen Warner (airgarten) says:

    "A bittersweet mixture of innocence and obscurity, Lissy Elle's bursting imagination had found its perfect exit through photography. Her magical set ups are proof of the amount of time and hard work poured into her imagery. Resulting in the creation of her own personal wonderland. A place that lets us escape reality...just for a while. An amazing and unique young photographer to be watched! (would love to see a book of Lissy's photography very soon! Fingers crossed!)"

    July 6th, 2010

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    sevgi.k says:

    "Lissy has one of the most creative and one of the all round best streams on flickr in my opinion. Her 365 project was in my top 3 of best 365s of all time. On most streams you see people create a good image every so often, but on Lissy's, you see something brilliant with every single upload. It's very rare to find that sort of talent and I'm glad to have found it here with Lissy. Also, she loves blood so that's definitely mega extra points from me. Keep at it L, your talent will only grow."

    July 5th, 2010

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    lonesome▲stranger says:


    goodness. I don't know where to begin.
    your stream is perfect!"

    June 4th, 2010

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    pretty odd issy says:

    "There are a million ways I could tell you that your photos are amazing and creative but i will let this quote do it for me.

    “The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.”

    ~Oscar Wilde

    p.s. stay amazing :)"

    May 22nd, 2010

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    francine annabelle says:

    "Lissy Elle,

    The amount of creativity and meaning that you pour into each photo you upload is so incredible. I love the way you portray concepts in your work so well, and how each photo is unique. Your photos are both emotive and magical!

    You are an absolute inspiration."

    May 22nd, 2010

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    Joakimkr says:

    "Lissy Elle is one of my favourite photographers. Her concepts and ideas are magical.

    Keep taking wonderful images Lissy."

    May 15th, 2010

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    gabdar says:

    "I've been watching your photostream for awhile now (erm... is that creepy?) and have been so inspired by not only your creativity and imagination, but your drive. I was so lazy @ my 365, and most others i see end up incomplete as mine is, but you actually finished yours. Not only that, but you can see how much you've improved since you first started, and the whimsical style your pictures have taken. There has been several (and i do mean SEVERAL) occasions where I come across one of your photos online, fall in love with it, and then realize that it's ALSO yours! You really do have talent. A glorious, wonderful talent, and I hope, even though your 365 is done, you'll still keep at it. You are superb."

    May 9th, 2010

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    nikki chicoine. says:

    "lissy is the biggest inspiration on flickr to me. she has continued to prove that her mind has a vivid imagination, putting all of the effort into every single photograph. If not for her I wouldn't be inspired to take my photography to the next level. thank you lissy :) I can't wait to see her future work."

    May 8th, 2010

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    millie✝ says:

    "Lissy, your photostream is definitely my favourite on flickr,
    every one of your photos is so imaginative and each one astounds me.
    every picture in your 365 is amazing, and
    i don't want it to come to an end!
    You have so much talent and are such an inspiration to so many people,
    thankyou :)"

    May 4th, 2010

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    Rahee Nerurkar says:

    "You are absolutely the most creative photographer I have come across on Flickr. Never stop doing what you do, you inspire more people than you realize! =]"

    April 29th, 2010

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    Elsie Goodman says:

    "Your effort astounds me. Believe me, it really shows how much work your putting into your 365 project, and with only a few days remaining, every single photo has been breathtaking from that start ! Your such a beautiful and nice person, and I'm glad I discovered your photos :)
    Your deserve every comment,favorite and view you receive.
    You have amazing talent"

    April 28th, 2010

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    {{tinkα's hαuntєd fαiяytαlє}} says:

    "You are such a huge inspiration, your pictures are beyond amazing & every upload you shock me with how creative, original & fun your pictures are. You definitely deserve the popularity on here you have because your talent is killer, there are none like you on here. Your stream is one of my favorites I've ever seen on flickr. (:"

    April 28th, 2010

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    Rachel Sketchley Photography says:

    "Your pictures are beyond words! I am incredibly jelouse of your talent You are an inspiration :)"

    March 31st, 2010

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    TinaCathou says:

    "Lissy's stream is by far my favourite on flickr.
    It's the only one where I've viewed each and every photo. And that girl has improved sooo much during her 365.
    Talking about the 365 project ... it's as well the best one I've seen so far.
    I adore the "universe" of Princess Alyssabeth, "Let's play pretend" is just gorgeous. Both the set and the song.
    Well, everything else I could tell about the amazingness of Lissy's photography is so obvious. Everything about every single upload is perfect!
    So please, keep the emotions coming. I am so looking forward to every new upload. They always blow me away.
    Thank you for the creativity!
    Oh and thank you for the music!"

    March 27th, 2010

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    1234llll says:

    "There isn't a single one of your photos with which I'm not utterly in love. You always have concepts, which is hard to do, because I find that ideas don't come all too often to me. Every picture that you take has meaning and emotion that overflow through it, and it is such a beautiful thing. Nothing that you ever do in this art will be even close to mediocrity. You're so far above that, and I will always admire you for this.

    I can honestly say that every single photo is magical, and brings out such emotion."

    March 26th, 2010

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    sarah nieman. says:

    times a million."

    March 21st, 2010

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    broken sundowns says:

    "lissy, where do i start?
    iv'e been following your stream since i first started out on flickr, and you have grown so much!
    you always have the best ideas for photographs
    each photo is like a fairytale, they remind me of the imagination we all have as a young child.
    your one of my biggest inspirations and one of my favouite photographers on flickr :)"

    March 13th, 2010

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    Katarina Gaj says:

    "I've had her as one of my earliest contacts, we started out in the same time frame...and I'm ever so delighted every time I see how she's improved and created something magical. Lissy has a very eclectic sense of style, her photos are a mixture of darkness and loveliness, very impressive juxtaposition of softness and hardness both in one photo...or in photos next to each other. Her devotion and dedication is all but invisible, and her work evokes some of the loveliest feelings in the world...feelings from a happy childhood.
    Well dear you deserve to be somewhere way more grander than flickr.


    March 4th, 2010

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    vʌlentina says:

    "i can write a lot about how amazing you are, but all the people now that. i just want to tell you that i am one of this persons that love your work and are your fans."

    March 2nd, 2010

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    sharon crown says:

    "there can never be too many testimonals about one person.
    so, i shall add onto the list. :)
    i first saw one of your creations on the FP, called 'Dust in the Wind'
    i was stunned, and decided to go through every single page in your photostream, and i'm glad i did!
    i love how your photos are sooooo creative and mystical!
    all of them are unique and special,
    you are an absolutely amazing and awesomely professional photoshopper.

    you never fail to amaze me!

    keep up the absolutely gobsmakingly fantastic work,
    i look forward to seeing more of your masterpieces! :)"

    February 28th, 2010

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    Heather Carolyn says:

    "I cant describe how amazing of a photographer you are!! Every one of your pictures are fantastic. You are so inspiring and talented. Im pretty sure I look at your stream everyday, and it always takes my breath away. Phenomenal work."

    February 26th, 2010

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    Lauren Schroer says:

    "Every single one of your photos blows me away.
    They are all so different and unique and beautiful.
    You are one of my biggest inspirations as a photographer.
    Keep up the incredible work!

    February 22nd, 2010

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    crashbangsqueak says:

    "Lissy is one of the few people on Flickr whose work can always shock and amaze you; everything is so different, so unique, and so spell-binding that you can't help but be amazed. If it wasn't for her work I don't think I would ever have attempted a 365, or now spend half my life glued to flickr and checking out her photostream (in a non flickr-stalker way obviously)

    Her work shows her beauty, and her ability to show dark ideas as something positive and inspirational is mind - blowing.

    Thank you so much for showing everyone what you do so well, and for not being scared to be different - and I better stop rambling now before I have to hand this in to my english teacher instead of my actual essays tomorrow :)"

    February 21st, 2010

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    Fanny Danger Winckelmann says:

    "I just spent the last two hours looking through all 400-something of your photographs-which is a big deal, for I have dial up:)-and they are all AMAZING! Your concepts are so original and no picture seems like the last. I love that you use allusions to Alice in Wonderland, Fight Club(and yes, Chuck IS the shit; I also have the biggest crush on Tyler that any girl could ever have on a fictional character), Where the Wild Things Are, and a bunch of other wonderful "children's stories." You are SO beautiful and, as far as I'm concerned, the closest thing to perfection that a photographer can be. I restained myself from favoriting EVERY LAST PICTURE! because I thought it would seem like I was flickr-stalking you...but nevertheless I am so excited to see what you'll take next!"

    February 20th, 2010

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    eemilyclairee says:

    So you are amazing! All of your photos are so good. You get better and better with every upload. Your photos make me feel an emotion that I cannot explain. You are different from everyone else on flickr. Your photos have a different feel than anyone else. I was introduced to your photostream when I saw your love for Where the Wild Things Are. I asked myself, "How have I not seen this girl before? She's the best!" When I won your print giveaway, I was the happiest person in the world. No one can compare to your photography. NO ONE! Got it? I want to be as good as you but it's not even worth they try because of how skilled you are. I look forward to all of your uploads like they are ice cream and I love ice cream. Thank you so much for you inspiration!

    February 19th, 2010

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    Margranola says:

    "lissy weaves magic with her fingertips and the results are always something beyond words could do justice. :)"

    February 16th, 2010

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    the girl who made it on her own says:

    "When I started going through your entire stream 45 minutes ago, I sat in my room, tired and a bit cold, occupied with school work.
    After remaining in your world for some time, I just looked up, turned around and saw nothing. Darkness. I am outside, hundreds of miles away from my home.
    Your work blew me away.
    I knew that you're amazing, in fact every time I had a look at your new pictures these past days, I didn't know what to say because they fascinated me so much. But your stream as a whole... is mind-blowing."

    February 15th, 2010

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    Lauren Maccabee says:

    "guess what? your stream is one of my favourties on flickr.
    you are so so SO good at what you do. amazing concepts, amazing edits, amazing photos, you have an amazing 365. do not ever quit. not that i doubt you will, but i'd miss your uploads! you are amazing, truly :) i adore your work.
    and heyyyy i'm going on holiday to canada in the summer and i just saw on your profile that's where you're from :D
    i'm looking forward to it :)
    but yes, i do love your stream."

    February 1st, 2010

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    kanelongden says:

    "Lissy has an amazing talent to portay concepts in her photos. I love the wide array of photos on her stream. Her photostream has that mystery factor about it, as you never know what to expect as the emotion in her images varies dramatically from day to day, yet they always maintain her whimsical style. I can't wait to see how the rest of her 365 unfolds and how her style develops in the future."

    January 25th, 2010

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    alison☀louveteau says:

    "I feel like I cannot express in a mere testimonial just how much Lissy's inspires me, but I will try my best:
    Lissy isn't just another young girl photographer on flickr. She is above and beyond most of the artists on here. Her stream has so much variety that I will never ever get bored of her images. She doesn't just take plain self-portraits. Each one is innovative and meaningful.
    Many of her pictures have a darker side, and it's so beautiful.
    To put it simply: She is the type of contact who makes me freak out every time she uploads something new, and stop whatever I am doing for a few minutes just to soak in the beauty of it."

    January 25th, 2010

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    brookeshaden says:

    "Lissy, you have this talent of being able to portray a wide variety of concepts, from dark and mysterious to happy and lighthearted, while doing it with your own style and flare. There are not many people that I know who can accomplish that. It is a difficult balance between finding your own style while still exploring new areas, but you seem to have found your way. Beautiful, evocative photos."

    January 24th, 2010

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    andrea.pun says:

    "Lissy's work is always refreshing, and full of imagination, looking at her pictures, especially her 365 journey, you can see a young lady is getting better and better; growing day by day as an artist. Her creativity never cease to amaze me. I enjoy her work so much. she is just incredible."

    January 21st, 2010

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    Rebecca Nathan says:

    "Your photos are so good, it's like they all come from a world of their own. You definitely have a unique style. You always write in your descriptions that you weren't happy with how they appeared when uploaded on Flickr, but in my opinion you do some of the best processing I have seen on Flickr, you bring out the colour, sharpness, clarity and depth better than anyone else. Honestly! I really, really like your work. And not to mention your concepts, which just blow me away. Thanks for sharing."

    January 21st, 2010

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    {andreajohnson} says:

    "Lissy images will blow you away every time. She is always coming up with new concepts and amazing photos. She will scare you, make you laugh, cry, scream, and bring out your inner child. Her work is a constant insperation for me."

    January 17th, 2010

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    e.m., пианист says:

    "It seems like with every photo Lissy posts, I spend more and more time looking because they just keep getting better, more thought-out, deeper in meaning, and richer in detail- I always find something new in each picture, every single time, without fail. I get such a deep emotional response from her pictures, it makes me wanna go out and shoot anything and everything "that will stay still long enough". Keep it up Lissy, you're seriously AWESOME."

    January 16th, 2010

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    Lauren Withrow says:

    "I cannot remember when I came across this girl's photos.
    I don't remember which photo I saw either.
    But what I do remember is seeing something everyone else has done, but never as incredibly as her.
    I've seen her take completely unoriginal ideas and make them new and wonderful.
    I have also seen her create incredibly unique and entirely original photos that blow me away.

    There are not enough words in the human language that I could use to describe what her photos do to me.
    In me they cause this overwhelming sense of joy, of sorrow, pain, or even of freedom.

    I will simply acknowledge that Lissy Elle brings a new level to photography and you, my dear, are a huge inspiration to me.

    Thank you for everything that you do with your photos, and I beg you never to stop with this incredible talent you have."

    January 7th, 2010

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    allfangs andelbows says:

    "So, i was just looking through your stream maybe five minutes ago and i am so blown away!! Your work is so beautiful and inspiring. The emotion and intensity in your pictures is glorious, and i am really looking forward to what else you have coming for us! :)"

    December 29th, 2009

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    abigail.claire (no longer in use) says:

    "I was bored, so I looked Lissy Elle up in the dictionary. The description was this: A fantastic photographer that always has creative, original ideas that are all her own.

    Haha I hope that wasn't cheesy, but it's true :)"

    December 4th, 2009

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    simplyleah says:

    "you are my hero.

    simple as that."

    November 30th, 2009

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    Raeann Haro says:

    "Lissy has seriously became one of my favorite contacts, she is one of the most inspirational people on here. You know someone is a great artist when they can create both beautiful yet haunting images, which Lissy has definitely mastered. She is amazing and I'm sure she'll only progress."

    November 26th, 2009

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    Suus Wansink says:

    "Lissy, Lissy, Lissy...

    How to describe the work of Lissy...

    She amazes me with her work, leaving me flabbergasted every time!
    There are a lot of photos in her stream which get me to think: "Holy banana, I need to get this creative too!! This is AWESOME!"

    Keep up the good work LissyL!

    I'll be watching youuuu! =P"

    November 23rd, 2009

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    laura zalenga says:

    "your work asways makes me search for the button to stop the time and just live for the moment you create with your photo..."

    November 23rd, 2009

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    NAZbroughttheflood says:

    "Lissy Elle is the most talented photographer I have come across on flickr or any other site. Her photographs bring out the best rendition possible of a particular wordly object, wether its a person or just a noun. She is absoloutely amazing and I wish that one day my photos will be atleast half as good as hers. And she's cool cause she likes chuck palahniuk and The academy is... (L)"

    November 17th, 2009

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    b r e e says:

    "Lissy's photography never ceases to amaze me. Not only is she amazing at taking the pictures, but the's an amazing model, as well. Her pictures are never boring and always interesting. I'd love to see where photography leads her; she gets better and better with each picture and I wouldn't be surprised if she were to become a star. (She's already a flickr star, mind you :D)"

    November 2nd, 2009

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    maggie.carey. says:

    "i simply love your photos. especially the fact that you use so much nature and beautiful colors and light just to make the simplest of pictures amazing. I can't wait to see more and more. :)"

    October 16th, 2009

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    Becca Willaert says:

    "I just recently found Lissy on flickr and I am loving her photography. She is a total breath of fresh air. All of her work is very unique and inspiring and I'm glad I've found her! I look forward to seeing everything that you come up with. Keep up the great work! ;)"

    October 14th, 2009

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    Abby Alcala says:

    "well...what can i say about this girl?? she is SO TALENTED. her photostream is filled with beautiful and interesting pictures that i love. Lissy Elle is definitely one of my favorites photographers here on Flickr and I really enjoy look at her work!! keep it up girlie!!"

    July 13th, 2009

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