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NB 'Aniela' is pronounced 'Ann-yella', not ‘Ann-eel-ia’. Like Daniella...

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    drshrinker (catching up) says:

    "The word "nonpareil" zips to mind. As does the hackneyed "genius." Neither of which could possibly be more fitting. Nor would they sufficiently do this proper miracle of an imagemaker justice.

    Nat is, straight-up, one of the precious few round these parts - or anywhere, really - whose work possesses the power to be able to goad me into picking up a camera and pressing on with my own work even when it's the very last thing I feel that I am inclined or qualified to do. That's inspiration for ya... and her imagination and imagery are a wellspring. An extremely important artistic presence in my life. I'm so very, very grateful to ever have discovered her."

    April 17th, 2011

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    zest of the loganberry says:

    "Miss Aniela is obviously a huge inspiration to a massive chunk of the flickr community, including myself. Not only does she come up with beautiful, unique images again and again, she also provides amazing workshops and advice to developing photographers all around the globe.

    Finding a talented, passionate artist is one thing. Discovering, alongside this, a wonderful lady who is willing to help others improve their own work is another entirely.

    Massive thanks Nat! Take care xx"

    March 17th, 2011

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    Black Cat Photos says:

    "Miss Aniela has been one of my biggest inspirations on flickr! Her work is amazing and i have seen her in person (and she signed her book for me!) iv really enjoyed following her work, her stream is amazing, the ideas and concepts are brilliant! Luv m xxx"

    July 21st, 2010

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    Leah Johnston says:

    "Miss Aniela is one of my great inspirations on flickr. One of the most wonderful things about her artistry is her willingness to experiment. She is constantly evolving and dabbling in different styles, never falling back on tired cliches or repeating what she knows will be popular. Not only is she an excellent photographer, but also a fantastic mentor to any up and coming self-portrait photographer. Her willingness to give insight into the business as well as express her thoughts and concepts in such a thought-provoking manner make her a fabulous teacher as well as an artist. She is an inspiration to female self-portrait artists everywhere. I am so grateful to have stumbled across her :)"

    January 20th, 2010

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    Li Gao says:

    "I just saw her flicker and my jaws DROPPED. her work is so unique and powerful and SPEAKS! take a look for yourself and be inspired, like i did."

    December 13th, 2009

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    Rocio Montoya says:

    "Your photographs are simply wonderful. your self-portraits that convey beauty fascinates me. Catch and immortalize your essence with exquisite taste. Your art is indescribably beautiful"

    November 13th, 2009

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    ILINA S. says:

    "I have a special place in my heart for Natalie. Her images are among the first I saw on Flickr, and they moved me so much that they inspired me to get into self portrait photography myself. She is still a constant flow of magic and inspiration, and I love coming back to her stream again and again to immerse myself into this special, beautiful and strange world of hers. Apart from being already a very well-known artist, Natalie is also a lovely person I had the great pleasure of meeting. I can only say one thing to everyone: You are observing artistic greatness developing before your very eyes. Art history is being written on this very stream. Pay attention."

    October 3rd, 2009

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    brookeshaden says:

    "It's not just your beautiful photos that amaze me, its the way you capture imagery in such an intelligent and thought-provoking way. I don't just look at your photos, I study them."

    July 23rd, 2009

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    "I was introduced to the photographic art of Miss Aniela through the pages of American Photo a short while ago, and her work has introduced me to a new world of images. Her humor and whimsy, combined with a deep well of meaning in these images, produce a deep resonance that is rarely equaled on these pages. Thank you, Natalie, for this body of work.

    June 16th, 2009

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    Sabina R. says:

    "I decided to write this great woman a testimonial once I found that often I think of some of her photos when I am composing an image. Miss Aniela's work permeates almost all aspects of female portraiture - classic, modern, stylish, glamor, humorous, fine art, artistic nude etc. An astonishing diversity which also betrays her broad knowledge of art. It is impossible if you are acquainted with her work not to be influenced by it in some way. The grandeur of her images separates her in a category of her own here on flickr. This lady will have a great future"

    April 10th, 2009

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    Yulia ♫ says:

    "Natalie is an enormously talented young lady, her work is always interesting and her style is unique. I love your work so so much, keep it up! You are beyond amazing!"

    April 9th, 2009

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    sevgi.k says:

    "There's really nothing else I can add to praise Miss Aniela and her work that has not already been said before me but I wanted to leave a testimonial anyway to show my love and support for her and her art! I've had the privilege of meeting her and the first thing that surprised me was how shy and sensitive she was. Miss Aniela truly is a second identity for this lady and I must say, both are equally brilliant in their own right. At the end of the day, all I can say is, there's a reason she's one of the most successful artists on flickr and if you're reading this, you know it too."

    March 11th, 2009

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    Hilary Orchard says:

    "As arty below says, words (well certainly not mine anyway!) couldn't do Miss A's work justice. I could talk for pages about how much I enjoy her work but all I will say now is; whenever I visit her page I find myself getting that excited feeling you get when you walk downstairs at christmas time wondering what little wrapped parcels of joy are waiting for you. To me, every new picture of Miss A's is a little parcel of joy...with a little less unwrapping :)"

    May 14th, 2008

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    (deaf mute) says:

    "My words here could never do justice to how highly I value Natalie's art and opinions. The works themselves are superficially beautiful and evocative, but are also by turns passionate, thought-provoking and even infuriating.
    My love affair with Miss Aniela's photos is a habit I cannot kick; an addictive drug creating supreme highs and devastating withdrawal symptoms. I can't imagine Flickr without her. If she didn't exist, God Himself would invent her.

    I would advise anyone with an appreciation of the finer things in life to spend considerable time working through the pictures chronologically, but beware: you could drown in this stream."

    April 7th, 2008

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    Sara María Santos says:

    "One of the most beautiful human beings of the planet. Ani your talent crosses borders and makes us see the art from a perspective full of beauty and sensuality. This one is the beginning of a way full of successes, God blesses you!!!!!! Please, never stop taking photos!!!!
    Love ya!"

    April 5th, 2008

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    Elle Moss says:

    "When I first came to flickr almost a year ago, the first stream that made me say, "wow!" was Miss Anielas. When I started taking photography classes, I showed my professor her clones and demanded he show me how to do it!
    Her stream is always interesting, always thought provoking, always pleasing to the eyes and oh so inspiring!! There is no one else on flickr who has developed and progressed like she has...she is a force to be reckoned with.
    On top of all her unbelievable talent and her exquisite taste and artistic sensibilities, she is an absolute sweetheart. Easy to talk to, generous and warm at heart.
    Im thrilled to have the pleasure of her company here on flickr and look forward to so much more great work to come!

    February 14th, 2008

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    Bee Brady ♥ says:

    "Miss Aniela is a true artist. I can't hope to describe her work and why it is so great, her many fans and successes are testimonial to how great her work is. I can only tell how her work has influenced me. She is innovative, endlessly creative, technically adventurous, fiercely intelligent, wonderfully opinionated, beautiful inside and out and also kind and generous. She is someone who knows her art and her motives inside out. I think everything she does in her art has been thought about deeply and questioned intensely by herself before anyone on flickr gets to work on it. This is what makes it so meaningful for me. I love this woman's work and the the intillectual stimulation I get from it (and from her) and I can't wait to see her conquer the art world ! Mwah - go miss A ! I will always be one of your most ardent fans !"

    February 6th, 2008

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    *SophieCharlotte says:

    "Miss Aniela... She's one of the most popular artists here at flickr and that's well deserved. I don't know anybody else who has a similar *style* or a similar kind of post-processing. It's really interesting to look at her work, her ideas are wonderful and she knows how to turn them into these perfect photos.
    Natalie is also a really kind an supportive person and always there if somebody needs her help. She is able to attract attention to important issues and I appreciate it she does that so often.
    I think she's a huge inspiration and help to every female self-portrait artist.
    Thank you!"

    January 2nd, 2008

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    Federica Erra says:

    "love your work!
    you are a very artist!!"

    January 1st, 2008

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    Richard Melanson says:

    "Seeing Miss Aniela's photos was comparable to the first time I heard OK Computer, or the Beatles. Her work is truly inspiring."

    December 26th, 2007

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    divine-impressions says:

    "I have been an admirer of Miss Aniela's art for some time now and nothing seems to get boring with her work. With every upload she shows amazing talents from capturing to post processing. What I love most is that every piece seems to communicate some kind of issue or theme, they aren’t just photos intended for no purpose they are artworks with deep meaning. She has completely changed my perspective on 'digital art' and has shown me that you can take any idea and turn it into exactly what you want it to be. Natalie, I can see you becoming a very notable artist of this century, your work is truly inspiring and I wish you all the luck in the world!"

    December 19th, 2007

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    Lutz-R. Frank says:

    ""Miss Aniela" you really don't stop to surprise, astonish and inspire me with each and every of your posts. Your images are really artistic creations and require so many preparation, nevertheless they look spontaneous. Thank you for sharing your gems and for your continuous inspiration. Keep up the wonderful work, I'm glad to call you a flickr~friend."

    November 15th, 2007

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    Quizz... says:

    "Aniela, as every Big Personality of this word, attracts us becouse she posess a secret.
    It is something so unusual, magical and special, that we can't resist not to come closer, take a look at wonders she creates, and gasp in awe.
    Her creations balance on the edge of reality and fable - a tale, that is keepin us in trance, to which we come back to take a sneak pick again, in which we would love to perform on our own.
    What I see in Aniela is this unstoppable need of being true to herself, being fair for her friends, being honest to her believes, being innovative in her art.
    I think that not many people managed to conect stunning, beautiful and brave personality with art they make, and build not only a wonderful photo stream, but something I would dare to call an Institution of Miss Aniela.
    She became and Icon in such a short period of time in here and she won hearts and respect of milions.
    But what I admire and love mostly about Miss Aniela is the way she is never satisfied with ordynary and plane - she seeks inspiration, she makes steps forward each time we say " it's your best one", she experiments, she tryes, she wants and she is achieving.
    I believe she will reach the stars, that we will keep on loving her for who she is and what she does, and I believe she is one of my greatest sources of inspiration in whole world."

    October 23rd, 2007

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    Stephane Bieganski says:

    "She is simply the best, better than all the rest, better than anyone, anyone I've ever met in Flickr."

    September 8th, 2007

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    Teresaphy says:

    "great. cool. amazing. excellent. sweet. intelligent. beautiful. talented. classy. smart. wonderful. brilliant. splendid. big-hearted. brave. outstanding. competent. sensual. captivating.

    Your work is.... I can't find the right words to say how much I like your work."

    September 8th, 2007

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    Fer Gregory says:

    "Every picture in your stream is outstanding...
    I love your work... pretty incredible!"

    September 4th, 2007

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    rekha_is_batman says:

    "Can i say anything someone hasn't already expressed, no, everyone i know feels the same about her amazing work, so expressive and open such raw emotion expressed in such a delicate way. If you want a photograph of a beautiful woman, beautiful light, colour and composition and extreme underlying emotions you will love Miss Aniela's work. Thanks xxxx"

    August 24th, 2007

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    Daneli says:

    "What to say about Miss Aniela.....hmmm
    well my problem is coming up with something different then the last hundred people. :-)
    She is probably in the top 2 of my favorite self portrait artists. Her work, not only comes with an intriguingly artistic portrait, but a witty diologue to accompany it. Her grasp of the English language is phenomenal, and her pictures have inspired some of my best works. I always find myself rushing away to find a dictionary so I can be part of the conversations on her stream, and I am always looking out for her latest and greatest. If you have not marked Miss A as a contact, your crazy . So stop what your doing, go to her icon and click, "add as contact"."

    August 17th, 2007

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    Stefano Sgambati says:

    "As a photographer, a genius. You can tell by the way she lights the image, by the details, by the attention to colors and composition, always, always perfect. As a model, gorgeous. She had the courage to dare, and the results are stunning portraits of her. Clothed or naked, she's always wonderful . As a person, magnificent. A true, perfect gem."

    August 11th, 2007

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    Rikvk says:

    "Miss Aniela is definitely one of the most talented persons on Flickr I have seen so far. Her art keeps surprising me and her style is very recognizable, though never boring as images never seem alike. The comments and tags are always funny to read and I love the way you still take the time to reply on the comments you receive. Must be a full-time job nowadays ;-)

    Thanks for sharing and congrats to you on the success you have right now, it is well deserved!"

    May 3rd, 2007

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    Haggis Chick says:

    "Well, well, well what can I say about this young talented, gorgeous girl with the most annoyingly pretty hair, beautiful face and uh nice body sighhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! You know I so don't want to like her but I love her, even though she has better boobies than me but ...........I can and will give her a run for her money in the nipple stakes lol!

    I was introduced to her work by a friend and basically fell in love with her work. I wanted to be as good as her.

    On a more serious note Natalie is a fantastic artist, she is sooooooo talented, not only is she very pretty but she's very very intelligent, kind, supportive and always there to offer advise when you ask.

    Watch this space this lady is gonna go far and I'm just happy knowing that I've had the pleasure of speaking with her.

    You go lady, and WHEN you make it big and have lots of money can you take me with you? :-)"

    March 16th, 2007

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    I'm:Laurel says:

    "She is a Renaissance unto herself!

    Classic, yet fresh and powerful."

    March 16th, 2007

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    !i! says:

    "What genius! What artistry! What good fortune to be alive and in touch with this beautiful work! Inspirational and awesome! A beacon portfolio to which I can only aspire! Fantastic! Superlatives are exhausted .... back to the drawing board!"

    February 2nd, 2007

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    unquietclay says:

    "It's true. I'm in awe."

    January 24th, 2007

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    muskva says:

    "Miss Aniela is like a fresh breeze here on Flickr;
    Unpredictible, controversial, very sexy and never boring."

    January 23rd, 2007

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    renee ansley says:

    "what can i say about miss aniela that hasn't been said already? she's one of my favourites on flickr, and the first non-irl friend i added back in the day when i was a bit more discriminating about my contact list.
    since then i've kept an eye on her and learned a bit from her -she's very helpful, friendly and funny- and unfortunately for her, have come to expect great things! i hope she keeps it up - there aren't as many people (imo) on flickr who are able to express their views on things like pornography without taking it to a smutty level or being cliched. so, thanks miss a!"

    January 18th, 2007

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    Mr Wolfy says:

    "Miss Aniela's work speaks for itself...

    Sit back and enjoy the most expressive photostream on Flickr...prepare to be stunned, charmed and inspired all at once.

    Not only does Miss Aniela have the courage to lay bare her soul and personality for all to comment on as they so desire, Miss Aniela has the talented lyrical dexterity, to converse with both angels and demons in the same breath.

    If you ever have the pleasure of corresponding with to her, you will discover where the depth of talent comes from.

    Sensitive. Sensual. Sensible.

    I cannot write in words what I truly feel for this Woman....I just count myself lucky she already knows."

    December 27th, 2006

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    ..mia.. says:

    ""Miss Aniela is a wonderfully skilled image-maker. Her work is so enjoyably entertaining, with these fantastic descriptions that always seem to make me smile. Every time I log on I just have to come see what the Anielas are up to. It's difficult to decide which one I like the best...usually the one in the middle. The rest of the time I like the one that is causing the most mischief.""

    December 13th, 2006

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    !!! Monika !!! says:

    "Miss Aniela is a photographer of the highest order... Her pictures are often brilliant and she sees so very well with her camera eye.
    She creates masterpieces of the human world. I love looking at her photostream so my jaw can hit the floor !!! :) Simply amazing! :)
    I'm glad she decided to show her photographs to us.
    Thanks a billions my friend !!! :)"

    December 10th, 2006

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    MegElizabeth_ says:

    "Miss Aniela is the single most influential person I've encountered on flickr. She has inspired me to push the boundaries with my self portraits, and embrace the beauty of raw emotion. Her grace and honesty fills each of her photos, revealing a small piece of her life. I will continue to look forward to her new work, knowing that every photo she makes will be a sight to behold."

    December 9th, 2006

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    PolloPatagonico says:

    "What can i say about Miss Aniela and her work? my english is not good.
    She is one of the flickr DIVAS, without doubts!
    This talented girl catch your breath and you feel like a daydreaming watching her stream.

    December 5th, 2006

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    FotoRita [Allstar maniac] says:

    "Miss Aniela is sensuality, irony, love.
    It has the great ability to produce really beautiful shots of great talent.
    I like as."

    November 22nd, 2006

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    Michael-D says:

    "Miss Aniela - the muse of so many Flickrites.

    Her work is the most intense self-exploration that I have come across at Flickr thus far. It is refreshingly candid in both the imagery, and in the personal narratives that complement the work. Miss Aniela is not afraid to explore her body and her beauty in terms of her own perceptions, and the perceptions of the society in which she finds herself - and that is really what she is doing - finding herself - It is the most extraordinary pleasure to be taken on that journey through her work.

    Miss Aniela, you are so generous to share yourself so thoroughly with a large group of people that you have not met personally, but who nevertheless hold you in awe. The community that is drawn to your star is large and mixed, and whether it is because of the passion of your exploration, the beauty of your imagery, or simply your gorgeous looks, we are all thankful that you continue to shine in our lives.

    Thank you..."

    November 22nd, 2006

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    Silvio F. Bonadia says:

    "See Aniela's work and LEARN.
    What more can I say...?"

    November 2nd, 2006

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    Nico.... says:

    "Miss A has a rare talent.

    She is able to blend her skills with the camera and the computer in a way which creates her own unique style, a style which is characterised by the sense of humour which shows itself in almost every shot.

    Enjoy her work for what it is. Don't be a pseud and tell her why you think she is wrong. If it's not for you, leave well alone. Don't take it all too seriously."

    October 27th, 2006

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    Mark Velasquez Photography says:

    "I've only written a few testimonials, but she definately warrants one.

    She is constantly inspiring, leaving me to think the one phrase that means more to a photographer than anything else:

    "Damn, I wish I had shot that!""

    October 25th, 2006

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    aDeparture says:

    "I first discovered Miss Aniela during a random exploration on Flickr. I was immediately drawn in by this young woman’s beauty and her intimacy with the camera. I had yet to discover the depth and breadth of her talent and creativity. When an image can stop you dead in your tracks and transport you into its own reality, now that’s powerful. Aniela’s has an amazing ability to capture a moment(s) in time, revealing to the viewer a glimpse of her life, her reality, her personalities and her soul. Captivating, expressive and at times shocking, she harbors a true gift!
    - Best of luck and thank you for sharing!"

    October 12th, 2006

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    threejumps says:

    "Aniela is a talented photographer with vision and imagination whose images are enhanced by a fine grasp of composition, perspective, use of light and colour.
    More than this, Aniela is a beautiful young woman who opens herself to the viewer with images that seem to cry out - "This is me . This is how I feel."
    I wait in anticipation of her next image."

    September 14th, 2006

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    Lara Swift says:

    "Beside Aniela's high quality photos, her talent to capture a moment so well, her creativity and her beauty, she is a wonderful person and one of my favourite selfportrait artists as well.

    I wish you the best for your future, Aniela!
    I ♥ you"

    September 10th, 2006

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    Wilson Low says:

    "Aniela is a very good photographer and all her pictures and creations are always an inspiration to me and to many others in Flickr.

    She is beautiful and so are her photos too... i am glad to found her in Flickr and grateful for all her advice and tips on her photography.

    Hope one day i will be able to take more beautiful photographs like her too!

    Once again, Thanks Aniela for all the sharings! ;-)"

    August 8th, 2006

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    Ray of Soleil says:

    "Miss Aniela is one of the most original photo artists I have seen on the web. She is a credit to the Flickr movement and deserves every success."

    August 3rd, 2006

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    LaraJade says:

    "Aniela's clone pictures are extremely inspiring & you cannot miss them when you see them all over flickr.
    she is a wonderfully creative person and i'm sure she'll go far with her creativity!"

    July 28th, 2006

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    Richelle Ludwick says:

    "It's always interesting to see what this girl is up to."

    July 18th, 2006

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    yottieboots says:

    "A young lady whose work has become very inspirational to me and many others. Not afraid to push at the boundaries of photographic art in ways to make you re-assess the visual world all around."

    July 16th, 2006

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    Kwisatch says:

    and schizophrenic."

    July 13th, 2006

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    *Samantha Murphy* says:

    "It's rare for a person so young to express themselves so clearly, honestly and concisely both in words and pictures. It takes a lot of courage, which you obviously have.

    Bravo, Miss Aniela. Can't wait to see what you're up to in 10 years!"

    July 9th, 2006

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    hansneumannpro says:

    "Amazing talent, and just 19! Awesome girl! great work."

    July 8th, 2006

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    Uno Don says:

    ""Authentic" is the word that captures and elevates Miss Aniela for me. When I look into her creative photoart, and read her accompaning prose, I experience something wonderful, beautiful, and real. But hold onto your seat, because with Miss Aniela, there is no holy ground. She is as likely to talk about God and Jesus as she is to talk about picking up a guy in a BMW. And then there are the offhand references to such taboo subjects as menstruation, masturbation or her preference in undergarments. As sensual and charming as she is unpredictable, Miss Aniela will leave you in stitches or leave you in shock, and maybe even in need of a cold shower - but disappoint? Never! Well, that's how the expression of her heart and imagination is for me."

    June 30th, 2006

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    Aristocrat says:

    "Welcome back Miss Aniela, so glad to see you again. Looking forward to your wonderful new photographs, all your creative power. What would flickr be like without Miss Aniela?"

    June 30th, 2006

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    babyrazor says:

    "great looks AND brains..a honest to God Muse!"

    June 30th, 2006

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    Rob :) says:

    "What can I say that hasn't been said before...
    The golden haired golden-girl of flickr has produced of late the most incredible autobiographical set of works. Each image irrespective of whether it's a multiplicity portrait or not, is part image, part personal blog and a window into the photographers mind.

    This isn't narcissism; this is a photographer who has discovered that her alter ego(s) make better subjects than other models ever could."

    June 30th, 2006

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    Bobasonic says:

    "So glad your back. Missed you! If there is anything I can do to help you get back up and running just shout. I'm sure all your loyal fans and friends on Flickr will agree with me your a great photographer, model, artist and friend and we're all here to help you get back to normal on here... x"

    June 29th, 2006

April 2006
London, UK
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