"...Art is endless like a river flowing,

passing, yet remaining, a mirror to the same

inconstant Heraclitus, who is the same

and yet another, like the river flowing."

 

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schitterend mooi, creatief en inspirerend!! Always beautiful...dreamy.....inspiring...soft...fragile... Solea's images say a thousands things about emotion without uttering a word. Thank you for sharing your work and visiting my stream now and again...i hope one day to develop creative skills like yours *smile* … Read more

schitterend mooi, creatief en inspirerend!! Always beautiful...dreamy.....inspiring...soft...fragile... Solea's images say a thousands things about emotion without uttering a word. Thank you for sharing your work and visiting my stream now and again...i hope one day to develop creative skills like yours *smile* oh yes...and your music tastes rock!! =) X

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July 16, 2011

Solea masterly captures the divine beauty through her self expression...!!!

October 15, 2010

Solea... What can I say about her has not already been said? She is clearly a veteran photographer on this site whose work never ceases to amaze. Her portfolio is a jaw-dropping array of versatility- ranging from her darkest dreams to her most uplifting fantasies. Soft, beautiful, emotional, tender- she is the essence… Read more

Solea... What can I say about her has not already been said? She is clearly a veteran photographer on this site whose work never ceases to amaze. Her portfolio is a jaw-dropping array of versatility- ranging from her darkest dreams to her most uplifting fantasies. Soft, beautiful, emotional, tender- she is the essence of what it means to be an incredible artist. I would put any one of her photos on my wall and be endlessly inspired by her beautiful soul.

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June 26, 2010

Soleá is by far one of the most incredible photographers/artists I have ever seen. I have followed her work for years now and it is just a constant state of amazement what she is able to come up with. Awe inspiring does not even begin to describe her work. Soleá is an incredible person and a real joy to know. Way t… Read more

Soleá is by far one of the most incredible photographers/artists I have ever seen. I have followed her work for years now and it is just a constant state of amazement what she is able to come up with. Awe inspiring does not even begin to describe her work. Soleá is an incredible person and a real joy to know. Way to go Soleá!!!

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May 19, 2010

Solea is a soul unlike any other her beauty both physically intellectually and artistically can be out bid by no other a pleasure to call her a great inspiration lovely friend but mostly an artist who does not comprimise her integrity a true free spirit Carmen like the opera although no one will nor can stop the BRAVO… Read more

Solea is a soul unlike any other her beauty both physically intellectually and artistically can be out bid by no other a pleasure to call her a great inspiration lovely friend but mostly an artist who does not comprimise her integrity a true free spirit Carmen like the opera although no one will nor can stop the BRAVO her art will continue shes left her footprint and continues a walking angel although dont underestimate her sensitive nature art or beauty Carmens wit is just as quick as that finger she got for the shutter switch genius! xo Carmen Enna

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April 20, 2010
atror says:

Tengo a Carmen fichada como contacto desde hace mucho tiempo, me llamo la atencion su avatar (ella misma haciendo un gran globo de chicle), fue la tercera persona que hice como contacto, la he visto crecer como fotografa, desde que trabajaba en una oficina hasta el salto profesional desde aqui, desde flickr. Tengo el … Read more

Tengo a Carmen fichada como contacto desde hace mucho tiempo, me llamo la atencion su avatar (ella misma haciendo un gran globo de chicle), fue la tercera persona que hice como contacto, la he visto crecer como fotografa, desde que trabajaba en una oficina hasta el salto profesional desde aqui, desde flickr. Tengo el honor de tener algun comentario suyo en algunas de mis fotos, y cuando digo honor me refiero al mas amplio sentido de la palabra. Es una mujer inteligente, sensible, atractivisima y una gran artista. Sus imagenes te transportan tanto a paraisos lejanos, como a lo mas profundo y puro de la sensualidad femenina. Lo mejor para mi son sus autoretratos (me encanta verte Carmen.. eres una preciosidad), pero cualquier fotografia tomada por ella es automaticamente considerada, por mi, una obra de arte. Besos Carmen, gracias por la inspiracion que me provocas!!!

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January 28, 2010

Unbearable lightness of human being redefined. One feels Cathars are walking among us again.

January 28, 2010

Carmen, you are one of the most beautiful people I have seen on Flickr, I love how you express emotion and the mystery you imply. You take absolutely stunning photos, they have a beautiful balance of mystery and sensuality. Your work is of such a high standard. It's a pleasure to have made your acquaintance!

November 26, 2009

Carmen is one of the greatest photographers on flickr and it's taken me way too long to write a testimonial for her!! ~This is a gallery, of creative, emotional, passionate photos, that bring you to another state of mind. It's the most beautiful escape I can imagine! No matter what kind of photography slump you're i… Read more

Carmen is one of the greatest photographers on flickr and it's taken me way too long to write a testimonial for her!! ~This is a gallery, of creative, emotional, passionate photos, that bring you to another state of mind. It's the most beautiful escape I can imagine! No matter what kind of photography slump you're in.. Carmen's pics will bring you back. It's exactly what she did for me! And if you aren't a photographer.. she'll make you want to start :) So just sit back, and absorb the amazing images. Big Hugs, Carmen!

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October 25, 2009

One word only : RESPECTS!

October 25, 2009

Her dreamlike images are like food for the soul! I get inspired and I'm in awe of her beautiful work! This girl is going to go far..mark my words! Best regards from Iceland, A

September 30, 2009
andy teo says:

Carmen has one of the classiest streams on Flickr. Her work will endure far beyond it. She is a skilled artisan behind the camera, a magician on photoshop and an encouraging friend too. Her work is beginning to be exhibited across europe and I look forward to the day she holds an exhibition in London.

September 22, 2009
attractive chance (deleted)

bijzondere foto's en bijzondere bewerking van de beelden... het zijn bijna schilderijen zó mooi...

July 15, 2009

Carmen is a beautiful individual revealed through her talented work. A woman who’s physical form is coincidentally beautiful, her images either of herself or others, is sensed from a depth within her. Viewing her work, I’m left feeling like having been given an honored placed at the table of a great feast of joyful c… Read more

Carmen is a beautiful individual revealed through her talented work. A woman who’s physical form is coincidentally beautiful, her images either of herself or others, is sensed from a depth within her. Viewing her work, I’m left feeling like having been given an honored placed at the table of a great feast of joyful creation and inadequately thankful for being so wonderfully nourished.

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April 27, 2009

Well, I'm going to say it before any one else does, if they haven't already done so... Carmen is a genius. O.K., so how can I qualify this in today's media saturated world, where the word "genius" is applied both frequently and flippantly? Firstly, Carmen is a woman who turns the camera on herself and, in doing so… Read more

Well, I'm going to say it before any one else does, if they haven't already done so... Carmen is a genius. O.K., so how can I qualify this in today's media saturated world, where the word "genius" is applied both frequently and flippantly? Firstly, Carmen is a woman who turns the camera on herself and, in doing so, becomes both voyeur and exhibitor, artist and model. This is artistically important, and follows in an artistic tradition, however it isn't only Carmen who adopts this technique. There are other reasons why I make my claim... Secondly, Carmens' beautiful photographs are so technically accomplished and her modeling skills, so honed, that she mimicks the Old Masters with her portraiture. We not only get the outer beauty of Carmen's obvious physical attractiveness, we also get the inner beauty of subjective, affective human experience. Thirdly, Carmen transcends the limitations of the Internet (her stage) revealing an evocation of emotion and subjective human experience that precisely expresses the human condition, within the boundaries of Internet usage. Carmen has found a way of communicating profound emotions across this technological arena, that is full of fleeting and unrewarding human contact. By doing this she reflects Octavio Paz's extraordinarily insightful poetry about the absurdity of human relationships - the paradox of the self and the human need to connect to others. She also reflects Derrida's philosophy of "Hypereality", and maybe Carmen has found an artistic solution to Derridas' insightful examination of contemporary culture? Carmen has brought these ideas up to date and expresses them beautifully and with clarity within the Internet arena. Carmen is also a lovely person and an inspiring friend :-) Simon

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February 6, 2009

Hace rato no entraba a tus fotos ... Eres mi favorita fotografa, cada vez mejor ...

November 3, 2008
DocBudie says:

"I have just discovered soleá's photostream about 1 year ago and How should I said if she is a good person who has said with the beautiful words, and of course she’s also has the beautiful face. Her eyes gaze make every male heart running fast. Each her self-portrait always showing that she’s as a beautiful self-portra… Read more

"I have just discovered soleá's photostream about 1 year ago and How should I said if she is a good person who has said with the beautiful words, and of course she’s also has the beautiful face. Her eyes gaze make every male heart running fast. Each her self-portrait always showing that she’s as a beautiful self-portrait of sensual artist. This is a rare skill that other women-owned. "soleá..., your work leaves me breathless in a visual wake of by gone times and secret places..." "I ONLY CAPTURE WHAT BEAUTY I SEE, BUT YOU CREATE BEAUTY". Thank you for being as a friend after i'm waiting for one year. and I always wanting to see your next beautiful photos. Please keep hold my hands. Kiss Doc Budie ( Jakarta - Indonesia )

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October 15, 2008

Solea's photography keeps everyone guessing about what her next subject will be and we anticipate it every day. She has mastered the art of the erotic without compromise. Her eye for great scenes is second to none and it shows in each photo she gives to us. She has a taste for the mystical and the ordinary everyday wor… Read more

Solea's photography keeps everyone guessing about what her next subject will be and we anticipate it every day. She has mastered the art of the erotic without compromise. Her eye for great scenes is second to none and it shows in each photo she gives to us. She has a taste for the mystical and the ordinary everyday world, which is a very hard thing to do. - and all of us appreciate her work and artistry.

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August 11, 2008
Raspy Fnord (deleted)

No doubt soleá is an outstanding photographer. One of her remarkable skills is the erotic picture. She knows how to create the certain ambiance of allure, which leaves enough fantasy to the viewers. That’s the reason, why she is one of the supporting members of the Museum of Erotic Art. Thank you for joining us. - Marc… Read more

No doubt soleá is an outstanding photographer. One of her remarkable skills is the erotic picture. She knows how to create the certain ambiance of allure, which leaves enough fantasy to the viewers. That’s the reason, why she is one of the supporting members of the Museum of Erotic Art. Thank you for joining us. - Marco

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August 9, 2008

First let me start with an apology Carmen. I just realised moments ago that I had not put down a few words in appreciation of you great talent & beauty. Well, I suppose you already know the high esteem in which I hold you here since I was first captivated & entranced by your exquisite image creations. So now I get to s… Read more

First let me start with an apology Carmen. I just realised moments ago that I had not put down a few words in appreciation of you great talent & beauty. Well, I suppose you already know the high esteem in which I hold you here since I was first captivated & entranced by your exquisite image creations. So now I get to say to anyone who is visiting your flickr photo stream for the first time something they have already realised probably - this woman is indeed as talented as she is beautiful. If they've seen your landscapes they will already be in a kind of reverie, as these images do indeed seem to come straight from beautiful dreams. As for your sublimely beautiful self portraits, they will no doubt, despite their best efforts, be completely smitten, as I am by them, every time... :-) When singers sing soleá, they normally choose different verses, with different melodies, and combine them according to the inspiration of the moment. Carmen Gonzalez does this with light & form & emotion, & that is why she chose the perfect name here...

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April 25, 2008
Eelco says:

Beauty is in the heart and soul of a human-being, reflected in the eyes. Skill and talent are settled in the same places and all of this is united in you. You manage to change your style like a chameleon. And that to me represents a true artist. I learn from you, I watch you... But most of the time I just stare at yo… Read more

Beauty is in the heart and soul of a human-being, reflected in the eyes. Skill and talent are settled in the same places and all of this is united in you. You manage to change your style like a chameleon. And that to me represents a true artist. I learn from you, I watch you... But most of the time I just stare at your work with a silly grin of admiration. I've never met such a nice Überbitch like you. Keep on growing, keep on glowing, keep on shining.

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April 18, 2008
Wakeful Drop (deleted)

Carmen is one of the most phenomenal photographers on flickr (or anywhere). She has the most incredible talent and makes you feel like you are looking at fine pieces of art in her work. I always look forward to her new posts and find her so inspirational in my own work. Just an amazing person!

April 12, 2008

Prose seems to fail me when thinking about Carmen's wonderful talented work; And so much has already been written (I sprained my finger scrolling down to the bottom of this testimonial list, that should tell you something! So I wrote a poem instead: The Solea She dances it so brilliantly Spinning rhythms in the… Read more

Prose seems to fail me when thinking about Carmen's wonderful talented work; And so much has already been written (I sprained my finger scrolling down to the bottom of this testimonial list, that should tell you something! So I wrote a poem instead: The Solea She dances it so brilliantly Spinning rhythms in the penumbras Weaving poetry between dark and bright I see her spirit refract in symmetry Optical butterfly wing cartographies Spreading out from a lens so pure How precious this self-reflexive beauty The muse caressing her self with art How many ecstatic pixel mariners Flounder happily in this stream sublime? A treasure box of soft sultry light And raven tress shadow She knows curves and owns them too Draws them out in such soft hue But that is half not the whole See how her eye loves equally the land Weaving passion poems of rivers and trees She makes love with snow and bloom Touching gentle the earth and sky And yet soulscapes noir seduce us too Is there nothing this woman cannot do? I have a vision of her in my mind Gazing out from that speeding euro-train Racing towards expectant horizons This elegant artist-sylph Eyes calmly glowing With such bright prospect

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January 31, 2008

Carmen's photo's have a strong boomerang effect on me: I keep coming back to them. They are full of atmosphere, style, beauty. Her compositions, colours, subject, processing, techniques, it all make sense. And how does she do it, all those amazing SP's? Carmen, I'm your fan ;-)

January 9, 2008

Unequivocally, Carmen is a gifted & talented photographer, her creativity combined with visualization & post processing skills in PS always makes her stunning images a pleasure to view. Her diverse work makes one wonder what she'll be posting next. Keep up the good work & warm congrats for the all recognitions, Happy S… Read more

Unequivocally, Carmen is a gifted & talented photographer, her creativity combined with visualization & post processing skills in PS always makes her stunning images a pleasure to view. Her diverse work makes one wonder what she'll be posting next. Keep up the good work & warm congrats for the all recognitions, Happy Shooting!!!

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January 4, 2008
sable balance (deleted)

Wow, wonderful work ... I'm so glad having found Carmen's stream on flickr - her work is absolutely beautiful and fresh. Her images are always a joy to see - I'm glad calling you a flickr-friend. Thank You for sharing all your gems with us. Keep up the great work!

November 15, 2007

Wow! never seen such a beauty before on the flickr.com website!! If there was a flickrbeauty contest she would win!! yes !! wow! She's my favorite!! And what about her pictures!! Really great! Every week i check her page hoping for an update. Those eyes can melt an iceberg!! zo beter?

April 11, 2005
_marmota says:

Ok, so I have no idea why I haven't left a testimonial for Carmen until now ~hangs head in shame~ but there is no time like the present to correct that injustice. soleá - Carmen G. is a study in contrasts, of the duality of the human spirit..playful yet so serious, sexy yet so sweet, provocative and inspiring, of da… Read more

Ok, so I have no idea why I haven't left a testimonial for Carmen until now ~hangs head in shame~ but there is no time like the present to correct that injustice. soleá - Carmen G. is a study in contrasts, of the duality of the human spirit..playful yet so serious, sexy yet so sweet, provocative and inspiring, of darkness and light. Years from now people will look back at her successful career and recall the days when she was posting stunning imagery on flickr, before the magazine articles, before the fame. I will be happy to count myself amongst her early fans before it all began. Gelukwensen Carmen! You are a wonderful artist!

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September 23, 2007

No se puede entender lo que es flickr sin visitar a soleá y ver todas sus fotos de la primera a la última. La sigo desde que empecé aquí en junio de 2005. No dejo de admirarme ante su calidad fotográfica en todos los sentidos. Aunque el tema que más frecuenta es el autorretrato mágico, tampoco se le resisten los pai… Read more

No se puede entender lo que es flickr sin visitar a soleá y ver todas sus fotos de la primera a la última. La sigo desde que empecé aquí en junio de 2005. No dejo de admirarme ante su calidad fotográfica en todos los sentidos. Aunque el tema que más frecuenta es el autorretrato mágico, tampoco se le resisten los paisajes con carácter. Carmen es pura magia, una hechicera de la luz que no para de emocionarme.

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September 22, 2007

I absolutely love this crazy mental woman!!!! She's a darling through and through and one of the nicest most helpful people I have ever come across in my life. I want to squeeze the life out of you Carmen and thank you soooo much for the help you gave me in guiding me towards building my first portfolio for college. … Read more

I absolutely love this crazy mental woman!!!! She's a darling through and through and one of the nicest most helpful people I have ever come across in my life. I want to squeeze the life out of you Carmen and thank you soooo much for the help you gave me in guiding me towards building my first portfolio for college. If it wasn't for your help I doubt I would have got in. Carmen's work is absolutely stunning in every way imaginable. I'm in total awe of her work and so damn fecking jealous I'm not as good as her sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! There is nothing more I can say about Carmen's work that a thousand and one others haven't said already. I'm just pissed off that I'm always the last on the list to comment!!!!

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August 1, 2007

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