Along with our website, we have a few other outlets:

the ingoing

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:


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.

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    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

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    Caroline Bonarde Ucci says:

    "You make me hate and love photography. Sometimes it is just too much to take. Like love."

    April 16th, 2009

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    elfin string says:

    "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

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    ARTofCOOP says:

    "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

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    SmackNally says:

    "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

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    Cristóbal Marambio says:

    "madre mía"

    February 25th, 2009

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    succinct ship says:

    "Unique. Clearly the highest life form flickr has."

    March 18th, 2009

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    saraseaside says:

    "you are really and artist"

    January 19th, 2009

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    SkariH says:

    "i fkn love her.."

    January 13th, 2009

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    tangy ocean says:

    "I discovered what the real femininity and sensuality is."

    January 4th, 2009

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    Salmonpink says:

    "I love all your pictures!"

    December 26th, 2008

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    Sapphie says:

    "So gorgeously strange."

    October 31st, 2008

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    likeable knowledge says:

    "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

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    cunnison says:

    "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

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    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

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    bustling cabbage says:

    ""it means, ....
    blood.." ~million dollar baby"

    September 26th, 2008

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    rynokins says:

    "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

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    eight bubble 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

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    alxdspn3000 says:

    "you live a life i can only live through your photographs."

    July 10th, 2008

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    WAISTLINE says:

    "When I need something and I don't know what, I find it here."

    June 15th, 2008

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    glossy beginner says:

    "love you guys"

    June 5th, 2008

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    Iru V. says:

    "you're great."

    April 24th, 2008

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    taraviolet. says:

    "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

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    vinyl.lover says:

    "Your work is amazing, so truthful and intimate. Remind me the intensity of Nan Goldin’s work."

    February 7th, 2008

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    hellophotokitty says:

    """The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."

    Henry Miller

    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

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    knotty ring says:

    """"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

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    full bicycles says:

    "Simply Genius..!!!"

    January 21st, 2008

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    available knee says:

    "Marry me =)"

    January 20th, 2008

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    happykatie says:

    "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

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    Rodolfo Asin says:

    "A new dimension of beauty !!!!!!!
    Thanks to make me happy everyday !!!!!!!"

    January 15th, 2008

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    妳兒子很皮 says:

    "I really like your photos.It's so charismatic and real."

    January 10th, 2008

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    brash wax says:

    "A fascinating World of the beauty of silence."

    January 7th, 2008

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    Pairazaweb says:

    "out of this world photography. Great & dark Creativity"

    December 23rd, 2007

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    brigette bloom says:

    "by far, my favorite pictures. natural, nostalgic, nourishing. apparently everything that starts with n."

    December 14th, 2007

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    novalis on a motorbike says:

    "she is concise. i see a project, not the monotony of favorites. wonderful."

    December 13th, 2007

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    chiara balza says:

    "the LIFE comes out from this stream!"

    December 6th, 2007

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    fatbabylarry says:

    "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

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    TommyOshima says:

    "a genuine artist with so much inspirations........damn, why I haven't written a testimonal to this incredible photographer earlier....??"

    November 27th, 2007

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    blue-eyed wave says:

    "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

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    frequent fork says:

    "this is Photography on another level, this is Alchemy."

    November 16th, 2007

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    well-groomed ground says:


    November 7th, 2007

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    profuse boundary says:

    "More wonderful than words can express.....a true journey for the mind and all of it's emotions."

    October 3rd, 2007

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    Tishon says:

    "I always look forward to their photos. One of the reasons I keep coming back to flickr."

    September 27th, 2007

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    adaptable soda says:

    "mmm mmm good"

    September 23rd, 2007

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    Greg Headley says:

    "Such emotion, so free, pure joy, everyday beauty... nothing but love for Olive and Rose."

    September 19th, 2007

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    understood arch says:

    "tetheredto is a great artist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    September 15th, 2007

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    rudedee says:

    "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

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    regular vacation 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

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    amanda,kathleen says:

    "powerful, raw, inspiring, a handful of soul,,"

    August 25th, 2007

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    wonderful pan says:

    "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

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    nutritious suggestion says:

    "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 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

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    eikonktizo says:

    ""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

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    I'm:Laurel says:


    July 19th, 2007

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    artisnottheend says:


    July 17th, 2007

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    Cutting66 says:

    "I would like to direct attention to the Josianne serie: - a rare rare piece of art. A treasured place in the mind to visit and revisit."

    July 13th, 2007

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    photo.envy in perpetual confusion says:

    "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

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    justinhiggins says:

    "i kid not - come to upstate ny - and you've got a place to crash"

    June 12th, 2007

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    fantastic health says:

    "simplemente me encanta tu trabajo es una belleza"

    May 31st, 2007

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    elysiarenee says:

    "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

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    m.ceeberg says:

    "Their images, to me annyway, is about:
    beinghumanbeinghuman... and so on."

    May 20th, 2007

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    Edward Olive Actor Photographer Fotografo Madrid says:

    "to be original is difficult."

    May 17th, 2007

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    colorful shoes says:

    "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

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    feverish says:

    "If I need inspiration, or just a kick. I love their photos!"

    May 7th, 2007

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    lopsided weather says:

    "if photographs could voice song. . ."

    May 5th, 2007

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    lalalex says:

    "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

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    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

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    Federica Erra says:

    I love these photos, are only pure emotions"

    April 25th, 2007

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    feedbacklove says:

    "one of my favorites"

    April 19th, 2007

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    [ CK ] says:

    "a truly inspirational duo ~ photos you love to see"

    April 16th, 2007

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    Hana_photographer says:

    "they lift me up....not just the words the light the dark...but they...they lift me up..."

    April 15th, 2007

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    complete religion says:

    "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

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    coccodrillo says:

    "dark+moody+sexy+ deep+elegant+funky+cool = tetheredto"

    April 12th, 2007

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    sweet distin says:

    "Possibly my favourite artists ever."

    April 9th, 2007

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    Roger Benson says:

    "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

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    Anything Immortal says:

    "Bestill my heart I envy these women and their talent."

    April 1st, 2007

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    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

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    kind leg 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

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    languisity says:

    "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

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    marese says:


    March 14th, 2007

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    FotoRita [Allstar maniac] says:

    "She's amazing. I love her shots!!!"

    March 13th, 2007

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    *steve_gobeil* says:

    "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

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    zabethanne says:

    "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

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    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

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    Mark Velasquez Photography says:

    "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

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    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

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    common bulb says:

    "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

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    grandiose creator says:

    "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

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    noctos says:

    "olive & rose make the dirty world prettier every day."

    February 1st, 2007

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    public geese says:

    "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

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    DMt. says:

    "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

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    fueledbycoffee says:

    "Welcome back to Flickr. You were sorely needed."

    January 9th, 2007

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    joão faissal says:

    "she has freckles in the chest and divine perception of light. what we need more in this world?"

    January 5th, 2007

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    halting quarter says:

    "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

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    shadowplay says:

    "love yer stuff....."

    December 29th, 2006

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    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

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    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

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    witty soda says:

    "seeing your photos is almost as good (if not better) as watching a movie."

    December 25th, 2006

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    marbenvisual says:



    December 25th, 2006

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    naughacide says:

    "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

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    Desiretofire: music is the shape of silence says:

    "she is a genius.



    December 16th, 2006

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    PAИ says:

    "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

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    DerrickT says:

    "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!

    Shineshine on!"

    December 6th, 2006

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    Szoff says:

    "I love roseandolive from my bottomless heart. their essence is warm, their force is honest and beautiful."

    December 5th, 2006

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    Vivien Ayroles says:

    "Everytime beautiful."

    December 3rd, 2006

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    Symbolizer says:

    "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

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    handsomely desk says:

    "flickr wasn´t the same without you both, so glad you are back.

    The magic is back."

    November 24th, 2006

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    mOdunique says:

    "Actually I didn't know that poems can be shot...but they got some good game."

    November 20th, 2006

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    oafish salt says:

    "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

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    (GLOPS) says:

    "You guys are back! Fuck yea! Can't wait for the new shit."

    November 12th, 2006

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    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]