Along with our website, we have a few other outlets:
ashley's personal blog
traci's personal blog
Absolutely first and foremost, we love mail, but don't often get flickr mail. So please, if you'd like to send a note for any reason, please send it to our personal mail: email@example.com
We're two people. We're neighbors. We sometimes pretend we're sisters or cousins, depending on how dark it is.
We theorize a lot, visit strangers often, like good words in any language. When we have the wide range of abilities (not so often these days, alas) we love to travel and sleep on random living room floors. We cook well in exchange for a pillow. We like to host visitors as well, but you must love walking in the park, two blocks from our house(s).
Good conversation is one of the best things in life. That and lushfulness.
Lately we shoot all film, but we haven't always and probably won't always (money being the predominant operative word, circumstance second). Mostly, we just enjoy creating images of any sort. And words. Especially the combination of the two.
And if you've kept us around long enough to remember when flickr deleted our previous site, thank you. Know that this time around we're saving all the writing.
We also might flop. Our photos might flop. Our writing may be non-existent. And we're okay with all of that.
We still like dirt in strange places, don't believe you've had enough until it's all over you and enjoy secrets that you want us to keep for fun, not necessity.
Photos of ashley & traci (10)
- My neighborhood rules! 27 photos, 25 members
- Houston Dr. Sketchy 1,690 photos, 172 members
- Mamiya TLR 38,892 photos, 2,900 members
- mediumformat film portraits (only your best) 29,623 photos, 1,999 members
- Film Portraits 56,687 photos, 2,608 members
- Mamiya C330 25,683 photos, 2,373 members
- 120 579,653 photos, 16,448 members
- Mamiya Love (FILM ONLY) 119,125 photos, 7,215 members
- Portra [Kodak Portra Film] 152,280 photos, 16,007 members
- 6x6 -COLOR- *120Film ONLY* NO Toycamera, NO X-Processed 157,560 photos, 6,392 members
- Twin Lens Reflex 202,514 photos, 19,418 members
- Contract Killers 3,005 photos, 1,203 members
- Multiplex Exposure on Polaroid (Instant films only) 1,118 photos, 322 members
- Polaroid Nerd Out 2012 1,394 photos, 272 members
- I Shoot Film 2,487,807 photos, 103,292 members
- Medium Format (120/220 film only) 810,359 photos, 34,276 members
- Toy Cameras 298,095 photos, 25,624 members
- Polaroid Addiction Monkey 46,832 photos, 3,152 members
- squareFormat 978,461 photos, 40,127 members
- 拍立得 Polaroid 寶麗萊 54,170 photos, 2,406 members
- POLAROID EDGE 114,474 photos, 6,565 members
Bee Brady ♥ says:
"These photos are my absolute favourites I have seen anywhere. They move me, intreague me and motivate me to live life to the full and see beauty everywhere. Rose and Olive remind me of things it is dangerous to forget. Thank you tetheredto X"
July 25th, 2009
Caroline Bonarde Ucci says:
"You make me hate and love photography. Sometimes it is just too much to take. Like love."
April 16th, 2009
"anyone that has known the un-cloistered thrill of seeing true erotic imagery in their youth - contained in the back shelves of public bookstores... welcome back"
April 6th, 2009
"Always amazing photostream. I love the way it slowly unfolds like a surreal, dark and sexy dream. Good stuff, (and I'm jealous of all the fun that they seem to be having.)"
March 24th, 2009
"at once, they'll show you everything and tell you nothing. without a doubt, one of the more intriguing streams on flickr."
January 20th, 2009
February 25th, 2009
Dan Lilly says:
"Unique. Clearly the highest life form flickr has."
March 18th, 2009
"you are really and artist"
January 19th, 2009
"i fkn love her.."
January 13th, 2009
Marina Rosso says:
"I discovered what the real femininity and sensuality is."
January 4th, 2009
"I love all your pictures!"
December 26th, 2008
"So gorgeously strange."
October 31st, 2008
"WAOW this is one of my favourite photostream here, on Flickr. Rose & Olive are doing a marvellous job with taking their pics. All are differents. There's an enormous variety of pics here. Each one is telling a new story about life, about the people they're taking photos. They're catching the real life in their pics. Thanks to share your fabuilous pics and keep continuing to enjoy us.
November 9th, 2008
"This isn't a portfolio. It's a portal into a realm where beauty bruises, intimacy is the official religion, and human beings live not on oxygen and hydrogen but saturation and grain. Enter if you must, for it will pain you to leave."
November 21st, 2008
Jack Scoresby says:
"Rose and Olive do the most important thing photographers can do. They document and capture people in the moment. A person is never the same from one moment to the next, and eventually the chance to capture something so fleeting will be lost forever. Rose and Olive capture an essence of humanity, moments unique and never to be duplicated, epic in stature compared even to the highest-grossing big budget sequels Hollywood can spew out. There's nothing like their photos, and there never will be now or ever again."
September 27th, 2008
nathan appel says:
""it means, ...my ....
blood.." ~million dollar baby"
September 26th, 2008
"if we ate burgers at the diner
and you asked for my pickle
you most certainly could eat it
if I could sip from your chocolate shake"
September 4th, 2008
⇨ julien says:
"I'm a big fan of all of this and I'll be curious if she'd write a testimonial on my set."
August 2nd, 2008
Alex DeSpain says:
"you live a life i can only live through your photographs."
July 10th, 2008
"When I need something and I don't know what, I find it here."
June 15th, 2008
"love you guys"
June 5th, 2008
Iru V. says:
April 24th, 2008
"rose and olive's photographs are like fading dreams. their minds are made up of pieces of poetry and figments of imagination.
their images are thought provoking and force you to look at them multiple times.
i am constantly waiting for new uploads of their lovely photography.
March 7th, 2008
"Your work is amazing, so truthful and intimate. Remind me the intensity of Nan Goldin’s work."
February 7th, 2008
"""The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
In each of Rose's and Olive's photographs, there is a blade of grass - a shadow, a reflection, and within each of these elements lies a mystery waiting to be explored, experienced, lived. In their images exists a poetic union between realism and surrealism. A duality that is difficult to explain, let alone capture through a camera, but they can, and so eloquently do. Time really does stand still, and they gladly share that moment with us."
February 4th, 2008
""""Whenever I need a cheer-up, I come here: to her photostream. Not only is she a very talented photographer; she is a wonderful human being as well."""
February 4th, 2008
January 21st, 2008
bloemetjes behang says:
"Marry me =)"
January 20th, 2008
"An important piece of my day's happiness and ration of beauty, words, hands, skin and story depend on these amazing girls' photos.
How do you suppose one should go about re-paying this debt? A precious gift indeed..."
January 17th, 2008
Rodolfo Asin says:
"A new dimension of beauty !!!!!!!
Thanks to make me happy everyday !!!!!!!"
January 15th, 2008
"I really like your photos.It's so charismatic and real."
January 10th, 2008
"A fascinating World of the beauty of silence."
January 7th, 2008
"out of this world photography. Great & dark Creativity"
December 23rd, 2007
brigette bloom says:
"by far, my favorite pictures. natural, nostalgic, nourishing. apparently everything that starts with n."
December 14th, 2007
novalis on a motorbike says:
"she is concise. i see a project, not the monotony of favorites. wonderful."
December 13th, 2007
chiara balza says:
"the LIFE comes out from this stream!"
December 6th, 2007
"these girls are my most favorite photo-taking beauties in the entire universe.
they cease to amaze me.
one can only hope to be within their company for only one moment after viewing these beautiful images."
December 4th, 2007
"a genuine artist with so much inspirations........damn, why I haven't written a testimonal to this incredible photographer earlier....??"
November 27th, 2007
"truly amazing photos mysterious beautiful sexy awe inspiring.... i always visit this stream to see things differently ..bravo keep at it never stop"
November 25th, 2007
"this is Photography on another level, this is Alchemy."
November 16th, 2007
November 7th, 2007
"More wonderful than words can express.....a true journey for the mind and all of it's emotions."
October 3rd, 2007
"I always look forward to their photos. One of the reasons I keep coming back to flickr."
September 27th, 2007
Sara Berger says:
"mmm mmm good"
September 23rd, 2007
Greg Headley says:
"Such emotion, so free, pure joy, everyday beauty... nothing but love for Olive and Rose."
September 19th, 2007
Vida Es Muerte says:
"tetheredto is a great artist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
September 15th, 2007
"Tetheredto has been lurking about on my contacts list for quite some time, and I don't know why I just really looked at their stream. I can't really describe it, it's just some quality that I want to capture, to emmulate, to keep. It's disarray and peace mixed together in one, clarity and obscurity and I really don't know. But it's amazing. Please keep shooting, girls, you are wonderful."
September 2nd, 2007
François Coquerel says:
"Last night i dreamt that David Hasselhoff was promoting your work on a video. I think the unconscious part of my brain is full of your pictures."
August 28th, 2007
"powerful, raw, inspiring, a handful of soul,,"
August 25th, 2007
"the combination of their words and their pictures is almost too much to take. utterly stunning. the shots of the human body are just wonderful; the folds and bends and arches of flesh and skin shown here are stunning. so, so glad i stumbled upon this art."
August 22nd, 2007
"a friend asked me what do i like so much about rose and olive's photos...and i said, how they are so open, their photographs are like an embrace of the warmest glowing sunshine, holding you still...in-between what is real and what is a dream...not really being able to tell the difference...not wanting to discover if there is a difference..."
August 2nd, 2007
""different colors, made of tears"
i love tetheredto... i don't write testimonials very often... the work is inspirational yet base, ethereal yet present, deft yet fleeting, spectral yet all about bodies; in short, this work presents a glorious reverie in which to become lost - the best of what art can do. thanks, you."
July 31st, 2007
July 19th, 2007
July 17th, 2007
"I would like to direct attention to the Josianne serie: www.flickr.com/ph... - a rare rare piece of art. A treasured place in the mind to visit and revisit."
July 13th, 2007
"Tethredto is an inspiration to me in my everyday life - and how many people can I say that about, really?
Her work and her life are so wonderfully presented in her flickr portfolio. It tells a story that I am wonderfully addicted too."
July 12th, 2007
"i kid not - come to upstate ny - and you've got a place to crash"
June 12th, 2007
"simplemente me encanta tu trabajo es una belleza"
May 31st, 2007
"rose and olive remind me to touch mud and love light;
teach me about skin and prose
"I am listening to you, as to another who transcends me, requires transition to a new dimension." -Irigaray"
May 21st, 2007
"Their images, to me annyway, is about:
beinghumanbeinghuman... and so on."
May 20th, 2007
"to be original is difficult."
May 17th, 2007
"this is all that inspires me to take photographs any more. i want to work until i can create images this vivacious, this lush. perfect."
May 13th, 2007
"If I need inspiration, or just a kick. I love their photos!"
May 7th, 2007
Darja Bajagić says:
"if photographs could voice song. . ."
May 5th, 2007
"They’re a pair of incredibly well read, ridiculously sensual, uncommonly pretty sexpots from Texas living the life every girl dreams about in the dark but is too afraid to dare.
everytime I leave their photostream its like stepping out of a sweet, icy cold shower.
skin’s all tingly and numb and eyes this big."
May 1st, 2007
Tiago Morena says:
"What I love about your photos is they are magical and can transport you to another place. The shots are so alive and charged with energy."
April 29th, 2007
Federica Erra says:
I love these photos, are only pure emotions"
April 25th, 2007
"one of my favorites"
April 19th, 2007
[ CK ] says:
"a truly inspirational duo ~ photos you love to see"
April 16th, 2007
"they lift me up....not just the words the light the dark...but they...they lift me up..."
April 15th, 2007
"people have the urge. want to look further. go deeper. into the human realm. how grateful that we as onlookers and participants into your escapades are that you "...don't have a portfolio because we like the mistakes we make when we create as few borders as possible." for nearly that statement alone, it is your writings and images that capture the depths of honest truths that most of the world has yet to articulate. no editing and only frankness. the way it should always be... thanks rose and olive!! your humbled beauty shines through everytime ~"
April 14th, 2007
"dark+moody+sexy+ deep+elegant+funky+cool = tetheredto"
April 12th, 2007
sweet distin says:
"Possibly my favourite artists ever."
April 9th, 2007
"Olive and Rose. Probably the only women that I would gladly change sides of the camera for.
Or move to Houston.
Is it too much to say that they always area delight to see?
Is it too much to say that they always amaze my eye?
Is it too little to say can I have some more?"
April 3rd, 2007
ash larose says:
"Bestill my heart I envy these women and their talent."
April 1st, 2007
Korova Interociter says:
"You two are doing fab stuff. I recognize the Michael Stearns in your touching "i heard of a man" video (I even have the original "Mantra" piece he interpolated in his BARAKA score). You two have the Baraka. The breath of artistic life. It's always a treat to see what you've dreamt up next ... and *thank you* for letting me dream with you.
Say hi to the ol' 610 loop for me. Drive friendly."
March 30th, 2007
Jonas W says:
"i'm amazed about how immediate one is able to fall in love with pictures. if this is the first time, i couldn't tell. but it hit me harder than any other photos before. that's for sure"
March 17th, 2007
"There are three ways you know someone (or a couple of someones) are awesomeness:
1) You find yourself learning something new from them alllllll the time. Things that will stick with you.
2) You write them a fangirl-y letter.
3) You can't stop at the fangirl-y letter and have to add a flickr testimonial as well.
...Ok, so maybe that's just me. But even if you haven't done those, you'll want to.
These ladies are the bee's knees."
March 16th, 2007
March 14th, 2007
"She's amazing. I love her shots!!!"
March 13th, 2007
"I love these women...I love their images and their words...I love their view of the world and if I was just 30 years younger i might love them.
Wander in their stream and you will see what I am talking about"
March 6th, 2007
"The world is a better place because tetherdto and her friends are in it, and for the pictures and the writing they generate as well as inspire. Its all against the grain, and so wrong that its the rightest thing I know."
March 3rd, 2007
Lee Wei-I says:
"What a great artist we got here! The images she created are full of her poetic ideas, and definitely can stimulate your eyes and your mind."
February 24th, 2007
"A constant inspiration. Both of you have an amazing use of natural light and great use of dark underexposed images. The technical aspects, along with the very emotional and evocative titles and stories, continaully challenge me. Keep up the amazing work, never stop pushing your own boundaries."
February 23rd, 2007
holloway steve says:
"I think you're photographs are fantastic. Thought provoking, original and just downright good. You have great vision and talent."
February 18th, 2007
"i have only twice in my life been pulled towards (and perhaps envious of) the way another photographer sees and captures. the first was by Mona Kuhn...and the second is by you..."
February 14th, 2007
"Hard to choose a favorite. All your subjects are true to life no glamore models. Very creative art form some of the best I have enountered on flickr."
February 8th, 2007
"olive & rose make the dirty world prettier every day."
February 1st, 2007
"Thelma & Louise of flickr are back!
People of flickr, catch a beer, a comfortably couch and sit relaxed to watch the incredible world of these pretty and talented girls."
January 26th, 2007
"Rose has long bones, and freckled, bird's -egg skin;
Six kilos of tumbling hair, a sad clown smile.
The lens loves her; with a breathtaking grace, she gives all her long body's wealth to its glass eye.
I want a Rose, to make me use my oils; to urge me to fight with the dark, win some beauty,
Some strange music, some frightening abandon; a kindly and humorous dare
To have more life.
O live, O love, O dance beneath the stars;
O laugh, O lush, O snap the john in bars;
O green, O salty, O earthy, O real;
O let us understand the way you feel.
O light, O dark, O gardens of the heart;
O flesh, O soul, O visual Vissi D'Arte;
O secret , O public, O miracle;
O image with the outline of the soul."
January 25th, 2007
"Welcome back to Flickr. You were sorely needed."
January 9th, 2007
joão faissal says:
"she has freckles in the chest and divine perception of light. what we need more in this world?"
January 5th, 2007
"very happy to come across your pictures they have urged me to questionand loosen up my mind again...things can so drift to the sraight and 'true'. Forgot some how to mix things up and that how being mixed up can be quite life affirming. Strong images, chancy words and beauty...thanks"
January 3rd, 2007
"love yer stuff....."
December 29th, 2006
the PhotoPhreak says:
"intimate, beautiful and very touching photographs. It's good to see that I have not become so jaded that something so beautiful can no longer touch me."
December 26th, 2006
poopee shmoopee says:
" i could go on for hours about how beautiful, and touching, your work is to me, even after only looking at them for a few minutes. thanks so much for the add. i'll be back. as often as i can."
December 26th, 2006
"seeing your photos is almost as good (if not better) as watching a movie."
December 25th, 2006
"HI, THANKS FOR THE ADD ^^ YOUR WORK IS JUST.. AMAZING! GREETINGS FROM MEXICAN CARIBBEAN :D. HOPE YOU TO BE GOOD
December 25th, 2006
"Hey your stuff is amazing. Thanks for befriending me! I'm glad you saw something interesting in my stuff. Keep it up!"
December 24th, 2006
"she is a genius.
December 16th, 2006
"Art, life and sensibility have made justice for one time: Rose and Olive are back. Thanks. : )
Art, vida i sensibilitat han fet justícia per un cop. Rose i Olive han tornat. Gràcies. : )"
December 11th, 2006
"Rose and Olives' __hips are thumbtacks, Flickr's phantom coryphée that molts me and bolts me with each visit. Binocular eyed. Upside-down dunes. I know, perhaps in my own idea, that they could have risen from a "Rosicrucian Order", but knowingly, their works are pure, authentic, genuine, raw, powerful... ...'savoir faire'.
I'm forever dawning in this atmospheric-stream of creativisms, as if a bottle had opened, and I, the cork of Machiavellian-like trees, cleaved from the erratic explosion within. When I visit here, I'm forever cuticle'd and I cherish every moment of it!
December 6th, 2006
"I love roseandolive from my bottomless heart. their essence is warm, their force is honest and beautiful."
December 5th, 2006
Vivien Ayroles says:
December 3rd, 2006
"Glad your back.
Rose and Olive always feel like Telma & Louise meet Blair witch project showing you a strange mix of dream world and reality often revealing in may ways. A peek into personal exploration. I would love to see parts of your days on the big screen. How you con someone into getting in front of the lens and make them all comfortable. I think thats important because it shows. Get someone to lower their boundaries. Keep shooting."
December 2nd, 2006
"flickr wasn´t the same without you both, so glad you are back.
The magic is back."
November 24th, 2006
"Actually I didn't know that poems can be shot...but they got some good game."
November 20th, 2006
"It is amazing to have you back. You always push for more within the work, fight for creation and give this to an audience which adores the work. Can not wait for future works.
“Inspiration & Beauty makes me wake, as long I understand the wonder in others eyes, mine can pain within this cast of doubt.” WJHE-06"
November 18th, 2006
"You guys are back! Fuck yea! Can't wait for the new shit."
November 12th, 2006
Kent Johnson says:
"I am so glad the best and most gifted of Photographers are back. (even if they do post some bad pictures !~)
Viva Rose & Olive. And may the light follow you wherever you go..."
November 12th, 2006
- Ashley MacLean & Traci Matlock
- October 2006
- small town, east texas
- Houston, los estados unidos
- I am:
- Female and Open
- i'll help you take off your belt if you'll help me take off mine.
- tetheredtothesun [at] yahoo.com