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"ralph is the dearest of friends - not just to all in flickrdom but to the virtual world at large. i am continually inspired by his visual poetry, his kindness, his sweetness, his intelligence, and his tender-hearted nature. he is a true poet + humble gentleman. a kindred soul of the rarest kind. blessed is the one who can call him a friend. :) :) xo xo"
December 24th, 2011
"incredibly intelligent, talented, understated, sweet and kind .
and to top it off, a charming and first class sense of humor .
i keep wondering why he's still walking around snapping pictures with his iphone and not been snatched up by some crazy smart beautiful girl already ;-)
May 13th, 2010
"You're a really beautiful person. I'll always be thankful for your presence of Flickr. *big bear hugs!*"
September 26th, 2009
Jennifer Summer says:
"oh, look, i can declare my undying love for ralph UNDER THIS NEW ACCOUNT TOO. yaaaaaaaaay.
i want to have sex with your mind and also your weenie. kthxbaisauceawesomefantastic."
March 13th, 2009
"kind, warm-hearted, and thoughtful.
ralph is a good 3-in-1 deal."
March 2nd, 2009
"i want to put ralph on and wear him around like a sweater.. he's that lovely."
January 6th, 2009
The Soul's Muse/Jenn says:
BACKSPACE BACKSPACE BACKSPACE.
little inside joke there.
ralph is, for me, the living definition of romance. there is such a gentle, quiet sweetness present in all of his images. he lives the 'leave only footprints, take only photographs' method of memory preservation. what is most evident in his work is a deep respect for what he is witnessing, almost a reverence, and a sense of gratitude for that which he captures. he sees things with his eyes but more so with his heart. and his heart is beautiful.
he gave me a reason to fall."
January 8th, 2009
Ash Danielle Baker says:
Ralph is such a wonderful person and it really shines through in his creative and beautiful work. He has become such a lovely friend as well. So glad to have him on flickr. He is a real peach!"
August 11th, 2008
"Ralph is poetry and joy.
July 18th, 2008
"this was originally from a comment but i might as well add this to his litany of praises:
this kind and generous soul is a nonpareil storyteller and his photos are always pregnant showpieces, turning the mundane into divine. his images ooze with charm and savvy and the titles are just to die for! i'm such a huge fan of his work. thank you for making this flickr world so much more interesting and beautiful place to be, Ralph! :))"
June 1st, 2008
"kind, warm-hearted, a friend to many:
this is who ralph is.
beauty, bounty, sharing life's change & plenty:
this is his images.
imbued with skill, meaning, seeing, feeling:
this is a well-spring-stream of
the lovely world he sees, and his be-ing."
May 7th, 2008
"One word comes to mind when viewing Ralph's work: "peace". His work is peaceful, kind, thought-provoking and unique. Simplistic and yet powerful images fill his photostream. Ralph is able to touch on the human side of photography better than anyone I know. Without Ralph and his images--Flickr would not be the same."
May 3rd, 2008
"I think I could write pages about Mr. Ralph Nardell. He truly is one of THE most interesting people I have ever "met". His wondrous vision and incredibly deft eye keep me fascinated with his work. He has the wit of 1000 men, and the heart of 1000 more. Truly honored to have stumbled across this THIS flickr path. I think I will dock the boat and float down the stream for a while:)"
April 16th, 2008
Studio Gray New York says:
"It's a one-in-ten-thousand intelligence that can be this tender."
April 6th, 2008
"The only way cloning could become ethically acceptable is if the men in white coats were to clone and place a Ralph Nardell in every statistically pre-determined location, as this man brings goodness, wisdom, and beauty everywhere.. emphasis on the goodness, wisdom, and beauty parts. His body of work is more than images- it's a way of perceiving and interpreting the world through ways and definitions previously unthought-of. The gentle, clever aesthetic (he'll probably not like that I used the word aesthetic here, but oh well ;-) brings forth wit and humor, and infuses the audience with a sweet, positive vibe. To come to his stream is to have a meeting with friends.. expect some puns, expect laughter, and certainly expect joy."
January 14th, 2008
"Ralph is possessed of the kindest heart and the brightest eye (and the most kissable head)"
December 2nd, 2007
karen k. says:
"A visual poet."
October 18th, 2007
"What can I say here that has not already been said? Inspiring, creative, enchanting. Ralph never fails to impress me with his view of the world around him.
I can always count on him to awe and inspire. His images move me to feel and think much deeper. And along with all that talent, he's a beautiful soul. You can see it shine in each of his images and the support he gives out to others.
Keep up that visual journey as you will certainly always have a captive audience my friend!"
September 19th, 2007
"What is there to say that hasn't been said. Other than rehashing the obvious, I will take it just from me.
Ralph was not my first contact, if that were the case, I might not have felt the need for anymore. His insights have done so much for me and I have seen a progression in myself and my own work since his first comment. I see the images he places before us, and it pushes me to excell.
Ralph was not my first contact here on flickr, but he was my first friend."
September 7th, 2007
Nicolas Zonvi says:
"This guy really surprised me! He makes beautiful and very elegant compositions, something that made me enjoy the 45 pages of his stream.
you´re on the right way !
take us with you, lead us ! ;-)
thanx for your art :)"
September 7th, 2007
"Nardell? Truly Fabulous. Funniest, most talented man alive me thinks."
August 31st, 2007
"A very creative photographer , and a very good friend.
Everybody loves Nardell :)
no wonder . he is such a character. i can't imagine flickr without him. it wouldn't be the same place.
thanks Ralph for being the way you are.
August 31st, 2007
A N G E L says:
August 8th, 2007
Lola June says:
"Ralph's photos are like little novellas waiting to be written. A time, a place, a feeling you want to live in. Visual poetry and cinematic themes with musical scores composed from the heart."
July 22nd, 2007
"Others have probably already said it better, so I'll keep this short and sweet. Ralph is a fantastic, amazing, kind, generous person with a deep heart and a gift for friendship. He's one of the most popular people in Flickrland, and if you meet him, you'll understand why.
Ralph's images are creative and unique; he has a style all his own and often goes for the offbeat or what others might miss. He has a strong eye for patterns and lines and architectural details. His titles are often as clever and creative as his images. When he comments on others' photos, he is always kind, in-depth, and encouraging.
Flickr is a better place because of Ralph."
July 17th, 2007
"Nardell? Well ya see, he's a really kind soul. And ya see that in his photos. Then it seeps into you, and then well that just adds to the joys of finding this guy and his art!! Its like finding an interior glow that trickles about the place warming things up!!"
July 4th, 2007
Velvet G says:
"Looks like I'm the 922nd person to leave him a testimonial and truth be told, he deserves them all. It's rare to know someone online then meet them "in real life" and find that they are the exact same person the show the world. No internet persona, just a genuine person with amazing storytelling ability in his photos and his words.
I think he underestimates his photographic talent. The rest of us will just have to disagree with him.
Here's hoping he just keeps doing what he does. He makes a lot of people happy with his work, his vision and the he takes the time to let each person know how much he appreciates the fact that they love his work.
A humble Flickr rockstar in sea of egos. Rock on, Nardell.. rock on. Flickr needs more people like you."
June 25th, 2007
"Ralph Nardell is a rare man indeed. His delicacy of vision plucks subtle moments , elevating even the banal with the deft hand of a sage, as if to say, "Look... no, look again... can't you see what is right before you?"
His kindness is evident in the comments he generously seeds in countless streams, reinforcing that this is , foremost , a community.
There is not an iota of the self-serving in his words- only authentic wit and a solid appreciation for the little slices of our lives we lay out here for the world to see.
That said, I haven't even met the guy (probably are real jerk in person) Oh, and he didn't pay me to say this, but I'm sure his checks are good. ;)"
June 3rd, 2007
Karin M. Kamor says:
"a kindred spirit"
April 22nd, 2007
"Ralph is the king of composition. All his images have a story to tell and even though they are simple images of daily life, he manages to find an interesting way to display it for the rest of us. Thoughtful commentary is also his trademark. That's why I keep coming back."
March 31st, 2007
" Ralph has a gift for capturing the simple wonderful little things, and seeing the beauty of them just as they are. And yet his captures may contain so much more: a meaning which might be different for each of us. Compelling, deepening, or lightening, none-the-less. Ralph might be one of the greatest teachers out there. And yet, I don't think he even knows he is teaching us. To see a new world, to connect with places within us that maybe have not been touched in a while. Those universal places, like love, peace, solitude.... And yet, he is so humble that he would have us believe that as something we bring *to* his images. Ralph's photos have, in a short time, moved me in a way that is hard to put into words. His words are a gift, so sweet and thoughtful. He can make bikes and benches come alive, as if they are human, with feelings and thoughts, and dreams. He has that gift to bring that about with in-animate objects. To some of us real people, imagine how much aliveness he might bring. At least, that is what he has done for me. I will always be grateful for his friendship, however brief, or long. ....Dear Ralph, thank you, for both letting me see the beautiful world you see, as well as, for helping me learn to view my own world in a new way. It's really a sweet thing. :)"
March 17th, 2007
"I see there are alot of Testimonials but there is a reason for that! Your photos are excellent. Real photographer. Real life.
Thank you for sharing with us your talent."
March 8th, 2007
"There are times, when i see and admire Ralph's pictures, that i just don't know what to say (except for a "wow") ... he's amazing, he has the gift to find the most beautiful and simple details . I'm glad to have him as a contact. Really, you have to see all his pictures to understand me (when i get speachless)"
March 7th, 2007
"There is a serene quality to all of Nardell’s work that is so consistent and beautiful. Fantastic eye for mood, color and form, I always look forward to viewing his latest work."
February 16th, 2007
"Ralph's photostream is a masterpiece. I'm addicted."
February 14th, 2007
"Ralph has a great eye and surprises me almost every time with new ideas, let it be simple things, street photography or nature.
He always has a nice word to say or funny ideas.
Thank you, Ralph!!
People, what can I say.. come and see and enjoy yourself!!"
February 14th, 2007
A V A says:
"I am so fortunate to have found Ralph's stream. He has this amazing eye for photography. His wonderful images, and flawless compositions are paired with simply the wittiest titles. His style is so particular that I could recognize a Nardell picture from miles away, that is priceless! Ralph is one of the most talented people I know, and also one of the sweetest. Thank you for being such a good friend!"
January 23rd, 2007
"His gallery is a delight to go through.
Just take a minute and enjoy his art!"
January 17th, 2007
"Fortunately for me, I have known Ralph all of my life. My dear cousin is the most beautiful, genunine, loving, TALENTED, person you will ever meet. You see all these characteristics and more in the extraordinary photos he takes. His photos are so powerful that they tug on your heart. Thank you Ralph for sharing you incredible gift with all of us."
January 11th, 2007
"The first time I commented on one of Ralph's photos, I told him he reminded me of the Billy Collins poem about poets looking out of their windows. Ralph is a traveling poet, and his viewfinder is his window. Like the pied piper of Flickr, Ralph sees magic in ordinary things, and his many online friends come out to play in his photos. I'm glad I found him and can't wait to go on a photowalk with him one day. Cheers to the kindest soul I've come across in years : )"
December 5th, 2006
"One of a kind!
I simply love him!
Can't wait to meet you one day."
November 27th, 2006
"What can I say about Ralph that hasn't already been said.
He is one of my favorite Flickr photographers of which I have a huge admiration for. His work is nothing short of stunning. Clearly, this man is talented.
And above that, he has a beautiful soul, which shows through in his photographs. His images inspire me, excite me, move me, make me think, and make me laugh."
November 20th, 2006
-- jenny -- says:
"each photo from ralph is a beautiful story. I would love to take a walk with him one day-- I wish I could see what he sees with my own eyes! his images show us a unique, wonderful version of the world- (a version that I would choose to live in, if I could.) on top of that, he is one of the funniest, kindest, most thoughtful people I've ever been fortunate enough to come across. his encouragement has meant so much to me over the last year. I'm so happy to have him as a contact! :)"
November 8th, 2006
"I love to see the world through Ralph’s eyes. He has such talent; he is able to show artistry in the simplest things. His photos remind me that beauty, really is all around us. Although I have never met Ralph, his sweet personality and humble soul shines through in his photos and in his words. I consider myself lucky to have come across Ralph and his photos."
November 4th, 2006
"oh...Ralph is a great friend!
His wonderful shots always tell a story.
Semplicty, sensibilty and humor...
three indispensable ingrendients of his soul!
Have a look at his photos :)"
November 3rd, 2006
"Can anyone even live up to his photos, no i cant find one. I love his style of work, especially the simplistic ones, i find they are most effective. I'm amazed by his work and am inspired by him to take a step back and look at more simplistic things in life that produce wonderful images like his."
October 26th, 2006
"RJN is one of the most talented guys on flickr!! He has an eye for beauty like no one else I know. And he can find hearts in the most unlikely places!! :D
He is truly a wonderful friend, and one of the sweetest guys i ever met!! He always has encouraging words when you need them, not to mention an honest critique if one is asked for!
Last, but not least, he is a creator who constantly pushes me to try harder, look more closely, and see things differently, all of which serve to make me a better photographer!!
Thank you, Ralph!!"
September 16th, 2006
"nardell's photos look like stills from an epic film... each one is richly layered in beauty and hidden meaning."
June 7th, 2006
"SupeRalph is my super flickr friend to USA !(i hope it's corect...)
Each photographs is a poem ...
It's a very nice guy ! so funny !
LoVe LoVe ;-)"
May 30th, 2006
""Lovely" - is the only way to describe Ralph and his photos."
May 24th, 2006
"The poet of photography.
The master of detail.
The wonderful man.
May 23rd, 2006
"Beauty exists in abundance in Ralph’s world. Every day brings a new source of it. Every
shadow, every blow of the wind, every faded bit of paint is a source of inspiration and beauty for him. His photographs capture this along with a quality known colloquially as the Nardellian; being that which only he can capture. The fact that an adjective has been created to describe that intrinsic quality that Ralph’s work is filled with speaks more about his amazing work than any other collection of words can manage.
A terrific photographer, a truly humble artist and a good person to have as a friend."
May 7th, 2006
"I've been following Ralph's photostream far before I registered on Flickr. Everything's just so beautiful and delicate through his eyes. He's not only an artist who makes great photos but also a guy with a great heart and sweet personality.
I'm really a BIG fans of Ralph. :)"
May 5th, 2006
i am amanda says:
"Consider yourself lucky to have found Ralph! Not only are his images mindblowing but he is one of those souls that you always look for but never seem to find. I am constantly amazed at how he sees the world.
Ralph is a rare thing in this life: amazing talent, a humble spirit, and a friend who is always an email away. Obviously he is well loved!"
March 28th, 2006
"wonderful spirit, work and his photography... I am mostly amazed the idea behind each picture he have... wonderful Ralph...
always looking for more...
March 2nd, 2006
arnmundardóttir - erla says:
"what to say about Ralph...
I'm a big fan!
his photos are wonderfully composed and just beautiful.
take the time to looks through them, you won't regret it..."
February 5th, 2006
"the most wonderful photographer. the most beautiful heart.
Inspires me. Makes me happy. Happy that I found this artist, happy that he is my friend! :)
thank you, Ralph!"
January 25th, 2006
Emily Quinton says:
"Ralph continually discovers little gems in nature. His eyes are amazing and his compositions are carefully considered. He's a constant inspiration and a great flickr buddy!
Thank you ;-)"
December 1st, 2005
"ralph is a camera rockstar! :)
anyone who sees the magic
in trees is magnificent in my
November 27th, 2005
"RAFAEL IS MY FLICKR HERO."
September 19th, 2005
"I always enjoy my visits to Ralph's photostream. His creativity and his ability to find beauty everywhere are really impressive! Fantastic colours, great composition, interesting objects, perfect captions and titles - this is what comes to my mind when I think of his photos.
Ralph's comments on other people's works are insightful, thoughtful, and encouraging. I'm always happy to find them under my pictures, and I always appreciate his kindness :)"
August 1st, 2005
"Ralph is an amazing photographer!
He is a sweet, talented guy and I'm so glad I stumbled upon his pictures - his eye seems to be drawn to all the beautiful possibilites in life... cose meravigliose Ralph!"
April 2nd, 2005
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