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"It's fitting that Natalie would be the first person to whom I ever write a testimonial. Let me explain why.
My life has changed very much since I first saw her photos about a year or so ago. However, I can look at the things that she has made and they give me this feeling… this physical feeling that wells up in my throat and twists my stomach around. It's hard to identify. Maybe it is an extreme nostalgia for perhaps a life that I did not get to live, a life that I missed out on or grew away from.
To me, Natalie's photographs are youth embodied. When I look at them, I feel as if I can see inside her head and I am given the rare chance to escape my own world and fall into hers, to see life through her eyes.
It's hard for me to find words to describe what her work means to me, with all its delicate youth and quiet intensity and blind passion.
Although I am one of many, Natalie, I want you to know that your work truly makes a difference."
March 7th, 2012
"its crazy cause you have all these testimonials telling
you just how amazing you are and i don't want to sound cliche,
but i guess its already too late.
you're photos are flawless and everyone one leaves me speechless.
you'll be famous one day."
November 7th, 2011
October 25th, 2011
Rosanna Jones says:
"natalie, your photos are like dreams. the lovely sort of dreams, which show the world through beautiful rose-tinted glasses, but are also haunting with their twist of specter-like beauty.
in the recent weeks i think your photos have come a really long way and are better than ever before, which just shows how you are so talented and are progressively getting better and better every time you shoot and this has been so wonderful to see through your uploads on your blog/facebook/and flickr.
you are a brilliant artist
ps you also use light really well and your photos are just breathtaking and you have such nice hair
August 29th, 2011
"your pictures make me want to kiss someone."
August 4th, 2011
laura zalenga says:
"ok wow i was so sure i have written you a testimonial years ago. i really should have. i adore you and your work. even if i know you only slightly you are so special to me. as your work is. your photos are so much like i wish mine would be. pure emotion and unbelievable depths.
your photos really catch me and i feel like i look through a dusty window into another unique world.
you will be for ever someone i admire."
May 31st, 2011
meeting lesley * says:
"oh my good lord all mighty times 30. you really are something else."
April 2nd, 2011
leah mancl says:
"Natalie's photos have such a creative, ethereal, edgy feel to them. It's the mark of a great photographer when I know whose picture it is right away, but at the same time it looks completely different than anything I've seen from them. Whenever I'm in need of some creativity or inspiration, I head right over to Natalie's stream.
Keep going, no matter what. You will do great, great things."
February 7th, 2011
"I don't know how to start this and I know I should have done this much much earlier.
Natalie is the God of grain and sunlight. She is amazing with everything, absolutely everything she does, and I want to be just like her. She always inspires me to do something great, and she will go far so far in life. She's beautiful, talented (really talented), young, awesome, and she will blow your mind with her lovely photographs.
Keep rockin, Natalie :)
January 25th, 2011
jenna cleveland. says:
"so. miss natalie kucken.
i wish i had words, but i don't really.
you're just amazing and that is all, love."
January 29th, 2011
Luisa Lacsa says:
"You inspire me to become a better photographer."
January 14th, 2011
"It's about a year that I wanted to write a testimonial for you but never felt up to. Every single picture of yours encloses perfection and beauty that it's a pleasure for eyes to watch. I look at your photostream atleast once a day. I'm addicted to your photos :]
December 4th, 2010
"okay so time for an edit:
your photography is amazing. your SOOC's always blow my mind. one day I hope to be as talented as you are. I mean, your film is insane, and your digital/365 is always breathtaking. you have such unique ideas, and you are very talented. everything on your stream is an inspiration to me."
November 24th, 2010
"Well, I don't know where to start.
Even if we don't talk very often, I look at her photos every day and I realise that I can do more, that her every image,picture is special, it's not like the others. She is a great photographer, she inspires me,and I THANK YOU for giving me ideas,looking at my photos, and I'm sure that whatever you'll do in life you'll do great,but photography will be the top!"
November 16th, 2010
alle dicu says:
"i think i discovered natalie's stream a couple of months ago and hands down, the first thing i ever seen from her stream was definitely that berry stopmotion. i fell in love with her work instantly and checked her out at least once a week eversince.
her photo style is right there on my street and i get inspired by her things every single time i see a new upload. they are all full of life, real and the most important of all, original. you can't find the same thing as she does anywhere else.
i just thank you natalie for inspiring me the way you do and hopefully one day you will be a great worldwide known photographer. you truly deserve it!
November 13th, 2010
ashley s lee says:
"Amazing doesn't even cover Natalie's pictures.
She is literally one of the most creative photographer on Flickr, and i can bet on it that she will be much much more famous for her photos in the future. She is an inspiration and her photos are all absolutely beautiful.
Her work is pure art.
Natalie, I salute you. (:"
November 6th, 2010
megan anne k says:
"you work that camera like magic and are one of the most creative photographers I've ever seen on flickr. you were one of my first inspirations when it comes to photography, and I thank you for that.
keep being amazing.
October 18th, 2010
caiti borruso says:
"Natalie is talented.
In the true sense of the word.
She is one of my biggest inspirations, and she takes beautiful photographs, but also photographs that aren't strictly beautiful but are moving and raw and extraordinary."
October 10th, 2010
Paula Pire says:
"Natalie, I know many people have told you about your brilliant ideas in photography, but now I have to tell you myself. Mostly because you motivate me a lot, and that's a very special thing for me, to see your perfect work each upload, each day you try a new series , a new "style", It encourages me to carry on and try to make somekind of art with my photos , as you do. It's hard to explain feelings when I see your pictures (I have problems with expressing in English and my feelings about your work are indescribable), but I'll say you fascinate me. I told everybody I know about your work. You are an incredible photographer, and that word had been made for you my dear."
October 6th, 2010
"shes the new black.
shes the next best thing."
September 26th, 2010
Tessa Yoder says:
"you are amazing, one of my favorite flickr photographers. everything you take is so unique. your work is so original and inspiring.
you are so very talented. my god, Natalie, how do you do it."
September 25th, 2010
Laurel Guido says:
"your work is intensely refreshing. you have such a diverse stream, which is both intriguing and creative. you have a way of using all aspects of photography and not limiting yourself to one thing. you're an inspiration and i never get tired of seeing your work. =)"
September 22nd, 2010
Sarah Ann Loreth says:
"Every photo on Natalie's stream is so new and creative. Her film work is amazing. Definitely one of my favorite photographers on Flickr."
September 19th, 2010
Grace Ann Leadbeater says:
"I have not written a testimonial for anyone in a good while, but I feel the need to write you one.
Your work often leaves me contemplating how one mind can be filled with such astounding ideas. You are truly genuine and I don't see many photographers around who capture moments like you do.
You're going places."
September 13th, 2010
leah bernhardt says:
"a stream i will remember forever."
September 12th, 2010
leah goetzel says:
"i honestly don't know what to write that EVERYONE already knows. natalie, you create magic with your photos and i think thats the best you can ask for in a photographer."
September 7th, 2010
g a l d a m a r says:
"Where do I begin. Natalie is one of the main reason I started getting into Flickr. Plus, the sun loves her and her photography always come out fantastic!"
August 12th, 2010
"well you kinda inspire me.. is that cheesy?
hah well anyways i do not understand how you come up with these things at all! pondering through your stream to admire every little detail or overall photo i have favourited (probably) over 10.. maybe more.
never stop taking photos."
August 9th, 2010
"i just don't know what to say. everytime i see your name in my contact uploads i get this little jump of excitement. i can't wait to see what you've done! i have to say, it never ever dissapoints me. your photos are full of magic, thats the only way i can say it. sometimes when i want to describe my idea for a picture to my sister, i use the adjective kucken. i say "i wanna try to something kinda kucken-y, like in an abandoned place or double exposures." so i hope you know you inspire two girls over here in los angeles :) please don't ever stop taking photos, never ever ever."
August 5th, 2010
spinal cord says:
"no words can even describe the photos natalie takes. your shoots are absolutely fantastic and so creative. you're an inspiration to so many people. you're a gorgeous person too and so unique. you're wonderful."
August 2nd, 2010
Audrey/ weather girl. says:
"Natalie, oh my gosh, your photos are just amazing. More than amazing. They're so magical and awe inspiring and you explore concepts and try things no other flickrer does. Every time I think I've seen it all from you, another upload comes in and blows my mind. Girl, you're crazy good and you've definitely got a talent. Don't doubt it for a second."
July 31st, 2010
"I guess I'm just one of the many that write a testimonial for you but your amazing what can i say? I look to you for inspiration for anything you are your own person and I wish i could be like you in that aspect and your photo's never stop amazing me and I have probably favorited all of your pictures and its because I love each and everyone of them. Also I think your so pretty and I wish i had your hair, just saying(: So yeah your awesome and please please please never stop taking pictures."
July 31st, 2010
Lauren Wisnewski says:
"i just realized that i hadn't written you a testimonial, so here i go.
you are so talented. your ideas blow my mind, i wish i could come up with ideas half as good as yours. your style is just so unique, i can tell when a picture is yours before i see your name below it. you're just amazing, you deserve all the attention you're getting, and i know you'll go far with photography."
August 1st, 2010
amanda ishoey says:
"OH MY... Natalie is just the greatest photographer everrrrrrr!!!!!"
July 31st, 2010
Federica Tenti says:
"Hey, ehm. I don't even know what to write, anyway, I don't know your works as much as I should, but everytime I look at them I feel so inspirated that I would like to go outside and take photos. I'm so jealous of your talent, I guess it's pretty gratifying see that people feel your emoctions through your photos. Well, I just can't describe how I feel, and I am not exaggerating. You just want to do that, I mean, I'm here, trying to find out a way to make people feel what I feel but I can't. And when I look at your stream I feel so many things. Sometimes I feel good by watching people's stream, you're one of these people, so thank you so much Natalie, for making me feel good and inspirated as well. You have a very great talent and some amazing ideas and I hope you'll go on this way.
July 29th, 2010
"I never want to take my eyes of your stream.
July 27th, 2010
"natalie is the best!"
July 25th, 2010
"Already have a multitude of testimonials. But here's a multitude and one:
Your work is better than the beard of Zeuse,
It's better than the teachings of Buddha,
It's better than the Vikings, and their helmets,
It's better than many professional photographers,
It's more inspiring than Sam Wise Gamgee carrying Frodo up Mt. Doom,
It's better than food.
it's a word of it's own meant to describe a thing so magical and delicious, that it cannot be spoken amongst mere mortals, or some mighty wrath might end their existence.
It's better than Jesus Christ.
July 24th, 2010
"I can't remember if I've ever written you a testimonial or not. Either way:
Natalie, your work is...passionate. It embodies life and love and makes me /feel/ every time I look at it. It's difficult to put into words, it's so good...it's incredible and I am so, so jealous. Honestly, you're one of my top-five favorite Flickr photographers. I get so excited when you upload. :)"
July 22nd, 2010
overcast skies says:
"i don't even know what to say, she's so talented it's hard to find the right words...
okay, i'll start by saying that she is very creative and has the coolest, most beautiful ideas..
she always captures such stunning light..
you never know what to expect next, she's constantly experimenting..
that barely covers it, but i'll just stop now before this turns into a novel and starts to sound too cheesy :)
just know that you are very very talented, natalie :)"
July 20th, 2010
abigail morgan says:
"This testimonial should have been written as soon as I laid eyes on Natalie’s stream because it’s pretty spectacular.
She’s the most CREATIVE photographer I’ve ever seen and not just on Flickr alone. Probably anywhere. There are a lot of creative folks but with Natalie, it just seems like she NEVER runs out of ideas. I seriously think she’s going to be famous one day. With film as her specialty. Ahhhh film :) Don’t even get me started on that. She’s a genius at that too. And sunlight. And dust. And tones. And sooc’s. Her golden hour photos seem so magically unreal and then she’ll put “sooc” in the description and I practically die every time. I can't help but "oh and ah" whenever I browse through her photos.
Plus, she has an awesome cat with an awesome name which makes her twice as awesome ;)
So go add her as a contact. Follow her Tumblr. Buy Prints. You 'll quickly see just how talented a photographer she is."
July 20th, 2010
Jacki Lee says:
"OK WHAT THE HELL WHY HAVE I NOT WRITTEN YOU A TESTIMONIAL?????
Natalie Kucken is incredible at this. Everything she does just blows me away. She's ingenious and amazing and just makes me go "WOW!" Natalie is an incredibly talented photographer, and I really enjoy looking at all of her work. Keep it up! =)"
July 19th, 2010
christine florence says:
"i'm pretty sure this is the third time i've edited my testimonial. your work is absolutely inspirational and the colors in your photos are to die for. each photo displays a different story which helps to give a unique feel throughout your stream. i'm also quite envious of your use of light. don't ever, ever, ever, stop."
July 15th, 2010
kelsey hannah says:
"natalie is, hands down, one of my favorite (if not my favorite) photographer on flickr. her images are gorgeous and creative, overflowing with light and color, both stunning in their immediate beauty and breathtaking in their subtlety. but what i love most about her photographs is not only that they are beautiful, but that they are genuine. from every photograph i get a glimpse of her life, of emotion, the big and the small, the ordinary and the extraordinary. in short: she inspires me to be a better and more creative artist (when she's not making me incredibly envious of her skills)
ps. she makes amazing stop motion videos"
July 12th, 2010
"natalie kucken, you are phenomenal.
end. of. story."
July 10th, 2010
"Natalie is probably one of my favorite photographers on Flickr. She never ceases to amaze me with her beautiful shots. I love her use of color, and light, combining the two to create her unique style. There is something extremely magical about every one of her photographs, and I always look forward to seeing more of her work.
Keep going, Natalie. You're an amazing photographer."
July 10th, 2010
"you are the best."
July 10th, 2010
"your photos are ingenius.
seriously, i just found your photostream and i am in love.
it is very obvious that a lot of thought goes into every picture and all of your ideas come across beautifully.
keep up the good work!"
July 8th, 2010
"i'm not going to go on a long rant or anything.. so to put it simply, your photos are brilliant.
i can't wait to see more and more. :)"
July 7th, 2010
Brooke Marie. says:
"I am always blown-away when I see your sooc's. You always have the best lighting and great ideas :]"
July 7th, 2010
c em says:
"Quickly, easily one of my favourite photographers. Her photo's are beautiful and inspiring and I will always revisit her photostream for the complete joy it gives me. Definitely worth remembering. (-:"
June 28th, 2010
raegan bird says:
"Oh my. I hate to be so cliche but Natalie's photo's really never cease to amaze me. She is literally one of the best on flickr.
The amount of creativity she expresses in each photograph literally blows my mind.
I love how she has a very distinct style but never restrains herself to anything. You bring something new and unexpected with your shoots, it's brilliant. Each photo is so unique and beautiful it is hard to believe it comes from a sixteen year old, when it appears that she could have been photographing for twenty years.
Her soocs are some that makes you sit and really think, how in the world did she do that. Her stream brings happiness to my day.
For real, her photos are literally pure and concentrated awesome.
I feel like I need to send you something as a thank you gift for inspiring me so much. Like a 8 foot tall mason jar full of glow-in-the-dark pop rocks and tiny little disco balls. If I find one I will send it, I promise."
June 23rd, 2010
You're like... I don't even know.
I'm trying to find the words to describe your awesomeness but it's just not happening.
Your pictures are ridiculously epic and the lights and colors and all are just dead on perfect.
And don't even get me started on your film photos.
Anyway, seriously, keep with photography, because you're unlike anyone I've ever seen.
June 22nd, 2010
Gazelle Joy says:
(i always say your last name in my head right, just letting you know :)
I've been meaning to write you one of these for a while..it's way over due.
I love you, your work always amazes me, even before you became "serious" about it... your so diffrent then anyone on here, and i just love that about you.
you actually always make me laugh, with the crazy things you do for photos or whatever you happen to mention on flickr or tumblr, you really make me laugh, if I knew you in real life I would prob be your best friend."
June 21st, 2010
Sophie Greenidge says:
"Natalie, you are incredible. In fact, I can't believe I haven't written you a testimonial already.
I swear that with each upload, you become more amazing and inspiring, and every photograph is more beautiful than the last.
You seem to have a unique way of seeing the world, and the amazing way of making it look beautiful, with the incredible ways in which you manipulate light to make amazing photographs.
And I just love the way that so many of your photographs are sooc.
In short, you are just unbelievable."
June 21st, 2010
"I don't really know what else to say besides you are such an amazing photographer. Every single image is breathtaking. And beautiful. And wow. Just wow."
June 15th, 2010
"Natalie's photos show meaning and provoke thought, while at the same time being eye catching. You truly amaze me, please keep it up!"
June 15th, 2010
nicolette clara iles says:
"Your photography is so good.
Lately, particularly, I have noticed just how much you have improved at it - and the results are beautiful.
- Nicolette ♥"
June 13th, 2010
"natalie, your stream is beautiful. everything about your photos is perfect, and im absolutely in love with your photography! please do this forever :) you really are amazing at photography"
June 11th, 2010
nikki chicoine. says:
"good god love, your stream is one of the best here on flickr. always stunned by your uploads and definitely inspired by the way you use a camera. you capture the most stunning light and tones. you have glorious ideas and a wild imagination. thank you for sharing your creativity with us here on flickr :]]]]"
June 8th, 2010
"there aren't any words in the dictionary to describe how much I love your work. you are the queen of light. and nothing other than all forms of brilliance."
June 7th, 2010
Sid Black says:
Yeah, you are amazing :)
i was going to wait to be the 100th, but i just couldn't :D
So anyway, i have admired your photos since pretty much the first day i started using flickr, and i really love the way you can tell a story with a single frame :D
and when you started noticing my photos i nearly pooped myself cause i was so excited :)
anyway, not good with words, so i'm going to stop here :D"
June 5th, 2010
"your so close to 100, and
wow you sure do deserve it.
yes your stream blows me away."
May 30th, 2010
your photos are some of my favorite on flickr. they are perfect...and your sooc s are ridiculous.
please keep making photos :) you amaze me."
May 27th, 2010
Linde M says:
"I've been thinking about writing you a testimonial for a long time now.
I was hoping to find some sort of definition.
But then it hit me.
You can not define a grand photographer nor their work.
you're meant for greatness."
May 23rd, 2010
Emily | Catherine says:
"Natalie Kucken, what can I say?!
She has the best sooc's. Ever.
Her style is unlike any other, and just by looking at one of her photos, I could tell you it's by her.
She has ideas that are so awesome, and comes through with them every time; making you only wish you could've thought of something like that.
She has a style that appeals to everyone, and is such a pretty girl!
Natalie Kucken is one of my all time favorite photographer's ever, and I know how to pronounce her last name! :D
So what are you waiting for?! GO; check out her photostream now.
It will make your morning, night, and day. :]"
May 1st, 2010
alyssa balistreri says:
"honestly, your photos make me smile every time i see them. you are so unbelievably talented! you're 365 was something i'd look forward to everyday because you're so creative!
please never stop taking photos, you are too good to not share your talent! keep up the amazing work!"
May 1st, 2010
"I'm rewriting your testimonial because my other one was ajgfajhsdgfajshdfja not good.
Natalie, your photostream constantly amazes me.
You were like my 2nd contact and I love all of your uploads
Your 365 project was absolutely wonderful and you never fail to inspire me.
I strive to be as good as you one day :)"
April 28th, 2010
Sara Remi Fields says:
"Natalie Kucken makes me realize how beautiful nature really is. She captures light, dust, and pretty much everything in an amazing way. She is inspiring, down to earth, and really gorgeous herself. She has a future in photography."
April 25th, 2010
ailin rachael hyde says:
"I feel like an idiot for not finding Natalie's stream until now.
Since I found it a few days ago, I can't stop looking at it.
She is the raw form of inspiration."
April 23rd, 2010
"An extremely brilliant and sophisticated photographer which I enjoy very much from my flickrstream. Natalie's images had rendered me a kind of joy from the passage of time and space, coupled with the raw energy it had portrayed. One in a million. Truly amazing!"
April 21st, 2010
Eleonora G. says:
"She is a really incredible girl... her ideas and her heart create always beautiful portraits of her world..
I love her photostream :)"
April 20th, 2010
Clara Arámburo says:
"I don't even have words to describe the photos of natalie
she create amazing things with light, and have such an amazing creativity.
One day I want to make this art like she does."
April 16th, 2010
letty davis says:
"when you can make someone want to cry just witnessing the sheer beauty of your photos
then i think you have a real gift.
thank you for being so inspiring, natalie kucken
April 4th, 2010
"Natalie. Oh. My. God. One of THE BEST photographers on Flickr. Her photos are absolutely stunning and breathtakingly beautiful. Rarely do I comment and favorite on every one of someone's photos, but with Natalie's, I just can't help it. I find myself loving every single photo of hers, and I'm not even exaggerating. Her photography is gorgeous, a combination of perfect light, tones, colors, and everything. I could write a novel about how wonderful her photographs are, because it feels like this little text-box for a testimonial is not enough to detail just how evocative, incredible, original, and magical her work is. In one word, her photography is perfect. You might think "Perfection is impossible!" but if you take even the quickest glance at her photos, you will wholeheartedly agree with me. In fact, that quick glance will turn in to minutes and even hours of browsing through her stream, because they are her photos are just that beautiful.
Seriously, I can go on and on. Natalie, you are honestly one of my favorite photographers. You are so inspirational, and every time I see one of your photos, I feel like going out with my camera and shooting for hours on end. You are truly quite amazing."
April 2nd, 2010
Daniel Graindorge says:
"this lovely inspirational muse here, will go far one day.
i can feel it in my bones.
if anyone overlooks her, then they're missing something great in life.
just you wait, she'll be in magazines everywhere for her beauty and for her marvelous work. good luck natalie! :D"
March 26th, 2010
L I L L I ▲ N says:
"no words i know can do the justice of describing how your photos affect me and the inspiration they give me, but i am going to try anyway.
there are so many aspects that are unique to your photography. sparkles, flares, dust, light, golden hour, sooc, the sun - in my contacts list i know which pictures are yours before i even see your name beneath them. you really know how to use your camera which is obvious from how beautiful your sooc shots are.
besides your technique, the things you come up with are so brilliant that i ask myself each time how you could possibly manage to top your newest idea, but each time you do. who would ever think to take shampoo outside and take photos with it between your hands? who would think to rub pieces of glass together and capture the tiny specks that are left in the air? who would think to use the most household objects (i.e. mason jars) to capture memories on your window sills? there are so many other things i could list. your photos pushed me to see the beauty in my everyday life and the things surrounding me. i used to hate where i live but your pictures made me see that anything can be beautiful if i look at it a different way. your work puts me in the best mood and your photos are so lovely and peaceful that i can't help but feel this golden sunny warm when i look at them.
i hope this testimonial isn't too cliche because i don't want to be just another person telling you how amazing your photos are."
March 26th, 2010
Lauren Withrow says:
"i cannot even begin to form words that describe the feeling that i get when i look at your photos.
you, my dear, are more than brilliant"
March 22nd, 2010
L.A. Birdie Photography says:
"Natalie's photos and stopmotions are astounding.
She inspires me with my photos more than most people on Flickr.
I love that she keeps so many SOOC. They amaze us all, wow.
She has one of the few photostreams that I just love to look at. I love going through her photos at random times.
I hope you always take photos. God has given you an incredible gift."
March 21st, 2010
Darlene Acero says:
your photos are sooo inspiring. every single one of them takes my breath away. i really love every single one of your photos, and you are one of my greatest inspirations ever."
March 21st, 2010
Jordan Tiberio says:
"I would like to be wed to one of your photographs. Today."
March 17th, 2010
March 16th, 2010
_laurie jean says:
"Natalie. What can I say? I just found your photostream last night and do you know what it did to me? It made me not be able to fall asleep. I just sat there in bed thinking about your photostream. Your pictures gave me a feeling. I don't know what it was, but it felt wonderful. It felt weird. It felt intriguing. Whatever it was, I loved it. You are the most creative person I have ever seen. (I can't say met because I don't know you personally, haaha.) Because of you and your way to find a use with everything, I feel completely and totally inspired to find new and creative ideas and put them into my photos. I can't believe you are so talented only at sixteen. It makes me wish I started earlier so I couldn't be as amazing as you are. I'm no where near that. You make magic with every click of the shutter. So never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever stop taking photos! ♥"
March 14th, 2010
"Looking through Natalie's photostream makes me feel inadequate, but at the same time excited and inspired. The tones and lighting locations are always so BOSS. I love when i see a new upload of hers in my 'new from your contacts' section, no matter how sketchy that sounds. Everyone on flickr should aspire to post photos as great as hers."
March 9th, 2010
"Natalie's stream has this feel of mystique and child wonder that I constantly fathoms me. They are full of light and truly brighten my recent uploads. =]"
March 5th, 2010
"Natalie's stream makes me feel like I'm in some sort of dream. The tones, the light, the subjects and colors....everything combined just produces such surreal and fabulous pictures. Love it all!"
March 4th, 2010
shaylee beth says:
"So I don't write testimonials, almost ever. But I couldn't help myself. Your photos are beyond words. Your precise details, your wonderful lighting, the ideas of which your photos blossom from. Everything about every photo is well thought out and lovely. It's beyond impressive and brings new meaning to the words "amazing photographer". You are truly an interesting person and an inspiring photographer."
February 28th, 2010
"The sun loves you so I do too, amazing girl."
February 27th, 2010
georgina berbari says:
"i rarely write testimonials
but oh my lord.
i am very sure this has been said more than you can count but natalie, your photos are magic.
when i look at them i feel like i am in a different world.
i can not even begin to comprehend how you use light or each of your original ideas
i don't think anything i say will do your beautiful pictures justice"
February 26th, 2010
nicola scar says:
"natalie kucken is the queen of sooc"
February 25th, 2010
cardigans & cattails. says:
"Natalie, every single one of your photos are beautiful, the kind of beautiful that nearly hurts to look at. I wish I had half your talent, and I get so excited when you like one of my photos. Keep up the fantastic work."
February 17th, 2010
Jordan Blanchard says:
"Natalie is truly an inspiring artist. She inspires me the most through her use of everyday scenery. She takes an image of something rather boring to photograph and make it a work of art. What I mean by this is she's a well rounded photographer that can be thrown anywhere in the world and as long as she has a camera something great will come of it. I enjoyed her 365 more than most, because I felt like she let her viewers in on her life by photographing it through beautiful images. This girl has immense talent, originality, and creativity that I am sure will take her anywhere she desires."
February 16th, 2010
peyton weikert says:
I can't believe how awesome your photos are. From your first to your last, I can how much you have improved. You're so creative and brilliant. My god, it's amazing.
Oh, and I can't believe you 15. You're so beautiful.
You're a true photographer."
February 13th, 2010
"My testimonial here is going to be very minimal. Despite my lack of comments, my sparse faves, etc, if theres one person I couldn't live without seeing here on Flickr, it'd be you. This is due to many reasons - one, you're pure genious. Everything you capture has undoubted beauty, and I aspire to think like you one day and actually analyze what it is that inspires you. I cannot believe the beauty, and light, and diversity each of your photos beholds."
February 12th, 2010
"I love looking through your stream. Your lighting and your focus are always flawless, and everything that you do seems to have a deep meaning to it. You're one of my favourite photographers on flickr, and you inspire me."
February 8th, 2010
Catalina J. García says:
I’ve always wanted to make you a testimonial, but I never made it because I know that this will be shamefully long, as all my comments, and probably full of grammatical mistakes because of my precarious English. However, this time I’ll do it :)
I always look like a psycho in all my comments, but it is just for one simple reason; I’m a fan of your pictures. They’re so incredibly beautiful that my small vocabulary can’t say with the correct words how beautiful they are.
The light in all your pictures, is awesome, so full of colors (the light) and so full of… harmony.
The colors, in all of them, are perfect. I just understood what “sooc” meant and I just surprised even MORE of your beautiful pictures. You don’t even need to edit them, they’re perfect naturally. Just like that, your pictures are perfect “straight out of camera”, literally.
And the quality!! The quality in all your pictures is AWESOME.
You’re so creative and you have so good taste that your pictures always look pretty. You have so much talent, so much creativity. You’re full of ideas.
And your work is so inspiring!!
Oh, I forgot to say something about your stopmotions. They’re perfect as well. I love your stopmotions; as your photography, they’re full of beautiful lights, full beautiful colors and, full beautiful music! *yay*
Well, it looks like there’s nothing else to say. I’ll probably continue making stupidly long comment in all your pictures and getting always surprised with all your new work. Right now I probably said everything, but tomorrow I’ll have more stuff to say about your work. Because it is never repetitive, because is always original.
Finally, there’s probably just one thing left to say: You’re an amazing photographer, so, keep taking those beautiful pictures!!
February 4th, 2010
Erica Mendoza says:
"I've always been meaning to write you one of these. Because you know if Jesus took pictures, I think He'd still be jealous of you."
January 24th, 2010
Brittany Juravich says:
"your photos are amazing. you can do wonders with just a little bit of light, and all your sooc pictures are so good. not to mention i would love all of your sweaters. :)"
January 23rd, 2010
Mackensie Noelle says:
"your photos are so magical & the way you use light is incredible."
January 24th, 2010
birgitt surma says:
"this is my first testimonial on flickr, ever.
buuut what i actually wanted to say;
you are such an amazing photographer.
i've watched your stream over and over again, really.
you inspire me. and i don't say this to everyone .
every time you upload some new photos, i am so excited.
and i really want to fave ALL your photos, they're all so unique, special.
you are so amazing,
i hope you will never stop uploading (:
you're just so so good! :-)"
January 22nd, 2010
caitlin angelica says:
"I am constantly amazed by the work you post, i think you have a wonderful talent.
p.s i love your sweaters.
January 19th, 2010
anna gutermuth says:
"i'm going through your photostream, and my mind is completely blown. you are one of my biggest inspirations, and there is nothing i like more than seeing a new photo from you on my home page. you also see like a genuinely good person, and that's definitely admirable."
January 16th, 2010
after you finished your 365, i found myself going on your photostream everyday look at all your photos.
You have improved so much, and your photos have such originality to them. I don't even know how to describe how great you are, so I'm just going to say that you are my favorite flickr photographer.
Keep on postin' :)"
January 7th, 2010
"I just recently was able to go through some of Natalie's pictures and I must say, everything I saw was absolutely breath-taking!
Her use of natural light is so incredibly inspiring, and it's awesome to see real images that haven't been insanely re-edited in photoshop. She really knows how to use photography as an art to its full potential. Simply amazing work!"
December 30th, 2009
nicholas andreadis says:
"I don't know why, but after commenting, and faving about half of your photostream, I have finally decided to write you a testimonial.
--Natalie kucken really is one of the best photographers I have come upon. The way she works with natural light is unlike anyone of flickr. She has inspired not only me, but hundreds of other photographers. It's amazing how she can produce such visually stunning photographs without any edit at all. Her 365 is uncomparable. Her personality can be seen throughout each of her photos.--
You are my favorite contact."
December 30th, 2009
haha i said your name right in my head when i first added you as a contact. i just wanted to say how amazing every single one of your photos are. they are so so so creative. your stop motions are wonderful. you are such an inspiration to me. you are most certainly a favorite of mine among the flickr community. i hope you never quit photography.
December 21st, 2009
alexis smith ` says:
"she is the best.
December 16th, 2009
Lauren Maccabee says:
"your work is stunning.
i will miss looking at your work once you've stopped posting your 365, i actually will! all your ideas are so original... like that shampoo one where its all gooey in your hands, who else woulda thought of that?!
you have the most beautiful golden hour photos too.
dont ever put down your camera (:
^ EDIT! no way are you fifteen years old. 15?! no wayyy.
that makes me say everything above times a million more"
December 9th, 2009
"you are such a beautiful inspiration. you seem so talented, so inspired, so creative, and your incredibly pretty, all at just 15 years old! I honestly wish my photo's could be half as good as yours. You seem to use golden hour, colouring and light as a whole in such a unique way that never fails to captivate what we are looking at. There is something about every single on of your photo's that captivates me, forcing me to return over and over again. Please...never stop."
December 8th, 2009
"Natalie is definately one of my favorite photographers on flickr, every single photo is simply amazing in it's own way."
December 8th, 2009
isabella champion. says:
"Your photostream is just amazing, the way you play with light and always get amazing sun flares. Very inspiring and breathtaking photos :)"
December 9th, 2009
hello there, Thursday. says:
"now, where do i begin? all of your pictures are absolutely stunning, you are so creative! every time i see one of your photos, i think they are so amazing. i hope you never ever ever stop taking pictures, because then i wouldn't have interesting and unique things to look at. you have so have such a great talent :D"
December 4th, 2009
hillary dombokah says:
"" Your a amazing photographer. I l o v e all your work. Very inspiring and creative!""
December 5th, 2009
lauffmad mehasic says:
"natalie is amazing behind the camera. i love her entire photostream. her lighting in every picture is phenomenol, she catches it so good. i love all of her cats, they make me smile. she has developed into an excellent photographer. i remember her first pictures in her 365 and NOW she is amazing. AMAZING
thank you so much, your such an inspiration to me and everyone.
awesome work! keep going and going and going!"
November 23rd, 2009
"Natalie has such a delightful photostream. She uses beautiful tones and colours and integrates nature so perfectly into her photos that after looking at them I always want to go outside. And shes got damn cute and charismatic self portraits, you can really feel the life in them.
Never stop taking pictures my dear :3"
November 22nd, 2009
iris r-l says:
oh my god. you are amazing. your photos are beautiful and inspirational. i just...you're incredible."
November 22nd, 2009
I have just descovered you and i loooove your work. i dont even know what to say that hasn't been said, but your photostream is one of the MOST INSPIRING here on flickr. your work makes me genuinely happy and smile out loud. :) lol. you can churn out SUCH brilliant photographs with every post, i am so thoroughly jealous. i only wish to someday be as good as you. just keep up the good work!
i don't think you could even GET any better... and thats a compliment. ;D"
November 17th, 2009
"umm.. what is there to say that hasn't been already said? natalie is a absolute GENIUS when it comes to lighting and catching it at its best time. but even when there isn't perfect light, her photos are breathtaking :]"
November 12th, 2009
"Natalie is madly talented and it's a treat and an inspiration to watch her ability and sensibility grow with every posting on this site. I know it sounds corny but this is one of my stand-by sites when I'm at my depressing job and needing some brightness in my life. I hope everyone keeps paying attention to her stuff because she's going to be an art star someday. This means you Jerry Saltz!"
November 9th, 2009
"To be honest, there are a lot of girls who take similar pictures on flickr. Well I think most of them are trying to imitate you. I love your work!! - ileana"
November 9th, 2009
"natalie kucken i love you.
November 7th, 2009
Kailey Thompson says:
"Your photos are magical!
So inspiring! beautiful."
November 3rd, 2009
kyra c. says:
"natalie, you're amazing. i'm bewildered whenever you upload a new photo or video. they're always stunning, with bokeh and bright colors and sun. i don't know what else to say; basically i love your photos (and your sweaters haha)."
November 3rd, 2009
The spider in your bath. says:
"Your photos are absolutely beautiful.
I'm not sure what else to say. =]"
October 28th, 2009
absolut clutzy says:
"what words can you use to describe someone like natalie kucken? her photography is beyond amazing. she can capture beautiful fragments of life without needing to edit it later and each concept is so wonderfully done and executed. on top of that, the lighting and color in every photo is better than anything you've ever seen.
she's simply an amazing photographer and inspires me everyday and should inspire you, too. every photo is simply magical."
October 25th, 2009
"Natalie Kuchen is an amazing and so creative photographer, she's pictures are so beautiful and when I see her stream I could not stop staring!
She is awesome, she is an inspiration for me!
I don't need said that her stream is fabulous, already been shown watching her stream"
October 25th, 2009
kristinå grecö says:
"Natalie Kucken (i promise I say it right everytime I read it)!
Your work is just amazing! I've been going through your 365's and I can see how much your pictures have improved incredibly(not that they weren't good before!) but seriously, the lighting in your pictures is always AMAZING! You edit perfectly, and even your sooc pictures amaze me. Your pictures are so unique, and they really stand out to me. i'm harsh jealous of your photography skills, I feel like such a wimp at photography when I look at your pictures. :)
in a nutshell, your work is AMAZING, do NOT stop! EVER!
October 23rd, 2009
Haley sous la mer. says:
"Your pictures are magical. There's really nothing else to say. They are like if you took all of the happiness and colors in the world and put it into photographs."
October 19th, 2009
shanon wise says:
"natalie's photos have a certain feel to them.
they make you feel as you are right there behind the lens with her.
her photos are 100% natural, yet at the same time feel as though they're from another world.
natalie's photostream has he ability to transport us to her own little world, full of magic and light."
October 18th, 2009
as told by red says:
"I've never written one of these, so please bare with me (haha). I recently came across Natalie's flickr only to be in awe with how exceptional her work is. Not only do I favor her work, but I love how every picture sheds a light and gives you a different feel to it. Hopefully that makes sense, but if not, I love her photo's and I can't wait to see more."
October 14th, 2009
Monika Balazy says:
"I don't know why I wouldn't have written a tesimonial for this amazing girl before.
Her ideas and her concepts are brilliant. She knows how to work lighting and tones so well. Her skill just drives me crazy. Every time she uploads I get so excited to see her new photos. She's progressed so much in her 365, I can only hope that I can do half as well as she has.
If you haven't added her already, what are you waiting for??"
October 11th, 2009
arielle e. says:
"okay i felt it was time to write you a testimonial. :)
first of all, you are just insanely talented.
the way you use natural light is just perfection.
and the way you edit makes it even more perfect!
plus, you are incredibly creative.
i mean, taking glass and scraping it together?
using shampoo in between your hands?
i would've never thought of anything like that.
keep up the fantastic work, natalie. :)"
October 10th, 2009
b r e e says:
"Natalie's work never ceases to amaze me. Everything she posts is so amazing, she's getting better and better with each picture. Looking through her stream has become a guilty pleasure, wow, please don't ever stop!"
October 10th, 2009
"Natalie! I've been thinking about this for weeks now;
My penpal; my flickr friend. You are incredible. There is this certain spark about you. When I read your words they fill me with energy. I'm bursting with inspiration and happiness. The same thing happens when I look at your photos.
Your photography is bright, happy, and delicate. I enjoy seeing your ideas conveyed through photos. You write the most beautiful poems and you can draw to.
You define art. You are one of my favorite people on flickr.
Please add her as a contact."
October 10th, 2009
nat fang says:
"natalie, whenever i see your stream, i want to cry. we share the same name and age and you're light years ahead of me in the talent department. your use of light and creativity, oh my. your 365 project is constantly mind blowing. can't wait to see more."
October 6th, 2009
"Natalie, I love your work. Almost daily I check your photostream and I am totally amazed, everytime. You´re such a talented photographer. Keep it up! :)"
October 2nd, 2009
Elsie Goodman says:
"Ok all i can say is wow I love your work =] its breathtaking! I look at every single photo you put up, looking forward to more of your work!"
October 1st, 2009
"Oh, Natalie. Your stream is just full of exquisite fabulousness. :) I didn't think you added me back as a contact so it never occurred to me to write you a testimonial. But here we are! :) I look forward to more of your work because they're so fantastic that way. Keep it up, please :)"
September 29th, 2009
< Mike > says:
"Well one day, perhaps even my first day on Flickr, I decided to explore for some interesting photography because I had nothing better to do and really wanted to see what "good photography" looked like. One random click lead me to Miss Natalie Kucken.
I really enjoy her creativity and eye for interesting details and composure. Even though she's super young, she seems to improve every week and has the potential to go far if she pursues a career in photography."
September 15th, 2009
Devon France says:
"Well, we've been contacts for a short time now, but your pictures are really incredible, and so you deserve a testimonial.
First off, the lighting you have in your photos are like none i've seen! They're magical and just gorgeous.
And the focusing, is incredible too. It's always right were the subject is, and that in itself is amazing.
Keep up the incredible work!
September 9th, 2009
Sarah Ching says:
"Natalie is amazing! You have to add her as a contact, and you won't regret it! Her pictures are all so perfect and well edited! They're all so pretty and I just wish my work were like her, I'm really not sure how she does it, but I adore it!"
August 15th, 2009
femme run says:
"I just love her stream... I don't know how else to put it. Keep doing what you're doing. It's amazing."
August 12th, 2009
"Natalie, Natalie, Natalie. What can I say?? Your pictures inspire me.
You see, whenever I get on Flickr, I go through PAGES of my contacts new photos. And there are only a select few of my 300 or so contacts that I will click on EVERY single photo they put up. It doesn't matter what the picture is, as long as it has the name of the contact on the bottom of it, I will click on it.
And you are one of those contacts. I LOVE your photography! You are so talented and only 15?? That is insanely cool.
Keep inspiring me and being awesome! = )
August 10th, 2009
kara o'keefe says:
"ok so natalie's pictures are awesome.
her photostream is original which i like a lot because i find a lot of people who get lots of comments and positive feedback on their pictures have shots that look like those of a lot of other people's.
i also love that she takes the time to leave comments on everyone's photos.
basically she's really talented."
August 2nd, 2009
tulips & turpentine says:
woah, you're brilliant, and such a sweetheart too. Your every photo seems to go beyond the limitations and you're constantly pushing the creative boundaries and making masterpieces! I don't know where you gets your ideas, but man are they good. Your use of lighting, colour, tones, and focus is amazing. Darling, you're nothing short of wonderful."
July 31st, 2009
This is fucked says:
"Tes photos sont franchement à couper le souffle! Je ne peut comprendre comment tu a pu developper un oeil de photograph aussi raffiné à l'age de 15 ans! Tu a été un de mes premié contactes sur Flickr et une grande source d'inspiration! J'espère vraiment que ton travail reste impressionnant!
[ Your photos are honestly breathtaking! I can't understand how you could develop such a refined eye for photography at the age of 15! You were one of my first contacts on Flickr and a great source of inspiration! I truly hope that your work stays awesome! ]
July 27th, 2009
jill willcott says:
"fhgkdfkjgf omg! i seen natalie in cody smith's smc and thought her message was really cool but didn't find her stream until yesterday and i'm soooo glad i did! all her pictures are so ridiculously good and the tones are almost always perfect and there's such strong emotion and oh my god. i just love her stream!!"
July 26th, 2009
"Natalies work is intelligent and sophisticated. Full of deeper meanings and emotions. Truly, it is beautiful work."
July 17th, 2009
duygu . says:
"it hasn't been much that i came across her stream,indead.and in actual truth,i do not write testimonials after a short time i look at someone's stream.but she has a different and magical atmosphere in her photos that make me feel amazed.not to mention how i'm surprised of her age looking at those great pieces!
hope you have an amazing future on photography :)"
July 16th, 2009
Mallory Dawn says:
"words cannot explain how much i adore your pictures. i'd love to go on and on but i'm speechless."
June 29th, 2009
Littlepois Photographie says:
"Tellement jeune et tellement douée, une artiste qui donne du plaisir aux yeux. Félicitations et continue !
June 21st, 2009
⌂ paige says:
"i ♥ natalie's stream;
pure inspiration! :)
May 25th, 2009
"natalie's work is very lovely! lots of color and imagination. i never get bored with her photos :D she's also very kind, get to know her and her photography!"
May 5th, 2009
"Her work is beautiful and breathtaking, see for yourself!"
March 19th, 2009
- January 2009